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HANDS DOWN BEST MONITOR UNDER 200$
on March 3, 2013
After spending about 10+ hours doing nothing but comparing hundreds of monitors taking their specs and design into consideration (I know I have no life), I ended up choosing this monitor, and I'm very happy that I did.
I don't often write reviews on amazon so cut me some slack, but I decided to add to the flawless 5 star 11/11 reviews I already saw for this monitor because it deserves it. I do believe this is the best monitor you can get for under 200$ at this time.
I shouldn't have to go over the stats, but in case you haven't bothered to look, this monitor is a 23" Asus with 1080p LED, and 1 ms repsonse time (gtg), so it's great for gaming. I watched Avatar on it, and it looks amazing. I have also played Skyrim on it, and that looks really good as well. The fast response time is very noticable when gaming which is one of the reasons I chose this monitor, I haven't noticed any ghosting or anything like that.
*80 million to 1 contrast ratio, (better than the common 10 or 50 million among many other monitors).
*The design is beautiful, this thing is very thin, and the stand is very sturdy despite how it looks.
*The picture will need adjusted after you hook it up, and I'd recommend turning the backlight down a bit.
*I like that it has 2 hdmi ports, (so one for my computer and one for my PS3/Xbox360.
*I haven't encountered a single dead pixel, which I am very happy about.
*Like many tv's, this monitor has a "game mode", "theatre mode", "standard mode" ect... to quickly adjust the picture if you don't feel like tinkering with it.
I recommend this monitor for gamers who want a beautiful display and fast repsonse time but maybe don't have 1000$ laying around to shell out on a higher resolution monitor, which makes this one perfect. And I will stand by what I say, this is the best "under 200$" monitor out there right now, and I chose it because of the beautiful design, the amazing specs, the great price, and the (so far) flawless reviews it has.
My only "grump" is that I wish there was a 27" version with the same specs...
Unless you get a defect, I can't see anyone giving this anything less than 5 stars...