Killer Pro Photo & Graphics Monitor
I personally would recommend this monitor to anyone needing to see truly accurate photos and graphics in their work. I will also tell you everything else looks wonderful as well. All my email, word processing, spreadsheet and browser programs shine with clear and very sharp, accurate, super readable fonts. The extra real estate I get with my Windows 7 Pro desktop is greatly appreciated as well. It's native 1920 x 1200 resolution is a joy.
Ultra-wide 29in display, good screen brightness and colour consistency
Brightness consistency was very good, with the bottom right side corner being the only area of much difference, the worst part being 6.2% dimmer at 100% Brightness and at 50% Brightness there was only one area at 3.5% dimmer. Colour uniformity was good, if not great, with the bottom left and middle areas showing variation up to 4.5 Delta- E, the bottom right being 3.0 and everywhere else at under 2.5 at 100% Brightness.
Must use PC input for dual source, Doesn't scale/letterbox
The biggest "problem" if you want to call it that with the AOC Q2963PM is the price. For $500, you can get two smaller displays and put them side by side. Sure, it isn't one, ultra-wide display, but it will probably cost you less than $500. For example, if you just use the 16:9 with a 1080p input, you end up with an image that is 23.75" diagonal. Right now, AOC's own 24" e2460Sd will run you less than $150 on Amazon (the MSRP is $190).
Great color quality
While not as stylish as the Samsung Series 9, the Asus PB278Q offers the same strong color and viewing angle performance for around $500 less, and it has a highly adjustable stand and an audio input, both of which are missing from the Series 9. The Series 9 has a USB hub, however, while the PB278Q doesn't. The IPS-based Dell UltraSharp 2713HM offers similar performance and a more robust feature set at a competitive price, which is why it remains our Editors' Choice for big-screen monitors.
I now have three of these monitors and am very satisfied with them. No dead pixels, no backlight leakage, just high quality displays. You will have to manually calibrate them, as color accuracy out of the box isn't great. You'll easily notice it if they're side-by-side. But that's pretty trivial to do. I also have two 30" much more expensive WQHD Dells and I actually prefer these. I have two plugged into my Macbook Retina Pro and they really provide a desktop experience.
Excellent picture quality pre- and post-calibration
ASUS's PDB278Q monitor is a great choice for gamers, business users, or anyone who wants the best possible image quality from a reasonably-priced monitor. It has a few good preset modes, is well built, and has useful features. It's not perfect, but it's a good value PLS panel.
Very nice 27 inch display
The ASUS PB278Q is a very nice 27" display, and is a good debut for PLS but not an outstanding one. Perhaps if used in one of the ASUS ProArt models with higher end calibration and backlighting we could see if PLS can offer superior, not just equal, performance to IPS panels. Hopefully this marks the start of a race for features and performance in higher end LCD panels that will benefit consumers.
Great colour quality
While not as stylish as the Samsung Series 9, the Asus PB278Q offers the same strong colour and viewing angle performance for around £250 less, and it has a highly adjustable stand and an audio input, both of which are missing from the Series 9. The Series 9 has a USB hub, however, which the PB278Q lacks.
Mostly very happy -a keeper, indeed
I am very pleased with my new Envy 27: it looks and sounds great. I am upgrading from a 19" 720 display in a 2006 HP Touchsmart. I paid $408, which was $9 more than HP was charging on the day I checked last month -the Amazon account convenience and delivery-reliability was worth it. I am using a display port-to-display port connection and I didn't detect any difference when I tried a VGA connection using a DVI-I to VGA adaptor which came with my computer.
Very stylish looks, big display, glossy front
Checking the colour gamut coverage, sRGB reached 97%, Adobe RGB at 76% and NTSC at a lowly 71%. Brightness consistency was mostly satisfactory except for the right side which was much brighter - up to 16.3% difference at 100% brightness setting. Checking the screen on pure black there was clear light leak on that side too. Colour consistency across the display was fairly even, apart from the bottom centre third where it varied by Delta-E 4.4 at 100% Brightness.
Good but not great
I really like this screen and am happy I bought it. These "complaints" should be read more as observations. If HP put out the same product in a smaller form factor I would prefer it, but am in no way displeased with this product. I also expect the driver issue will be resolved shortly--these things usually are. In any event, setup was super easy and the conflict does not really effect system stability. Nor is it much of an annoyance once you know how to deal with it.
Solid and Innovative
I'm quite satisfied with the performance of my S2340T both as a touch screen, and as a monitor generally. The monitor has a glossy, bright screen that's been easy on my eyes.
Setup was simple, and complete in two minutes: remove screen from packaging, plug in power cord to wall and to monitor base, connect USB 3 cable to monitor base and to computer, and connect HDMI cable to monitor base and to computer.
Great monitor for the price
I currently use three of these monitors for a surround setup on my gaming PC, and haven't had a single complaint yet. The resolution is good, even though it isn't 1080p (which wasn't a concern of mine). None of them have any dead or bright pixels, color is good, and refresh rate is excellent. There's nothing else that even compares in this price range.
Badly needs more processing and graphics power.
ViewSonic's new Smart Display VSD220, though, is actually nothing like its predecessor and, in fact, shows how much the world has turned. While the Air Panel tried to leverage desktop power, the new Smart Display VSD220 reverses the tide by leveraging tablet technology in a desktop.
Touchscreen is reasonably easy to use
If you're willing to abandon Windows or Mac OS and conduct your day-to-day work on a mega-size Android tablet, the ViewSonic VSD220 is a classy take on what may well be a new desktop genre. If you expect to work on it with more than occasional typing, though, we'd strongly suggest a separate keyboard and mouse, or your arms will really ache.
Decent number of sockets, cables for HDMI to micro-HDMI and USB supplied
The VSD 220 does two distinct things, and does one well and one reasonably.
Honestly, we're disappointed by the Android functionality. There's not enough power to make it a compelling Android device, and there's loads of room here to make it perhaps the best specified device on the market.
The dreadful app support is upsetting too. Games like Where's My Perry and Cut the Rope simply aren't compatible - although Angry Birds is.
Clean and easy to navigate
If youâ??re willing to abandon Windows or Mac OS and conduct your day-to-day work on a mega-size Android tablet, the ViewSonic VSD220 is a classy take on what may well be a new desktop genre. If you expect to work on it with more than occasional typing, though, weâ??d strongly suggest a separate keyboard and mouse, or your arms will really ache.
I picked up this monitor a few weeks ago to replace a 60hz Asus 27" monitor that I had. I have eyes that are pretty sensitive and after viewing anything for a few hours on my other monitor I could get a headache fairly easily. I used to never get a headache with my old 160hz CRT. When I heard Asus was going to take their 3D monitor, drop the 3D stuff that came with it and produce a 144hz version of their 120hz 3D monitor I was pretty pumped.
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