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Wow. Amazing monitor.
on March 3, 2011
This is such an amazing monitor, I can't believe it was priced so well. The picture is bright with incredible contrast and colors. Perfectly uniform brightness, and it's a matte finish so there's no glare. Overall it's very easy on the eyes, and I spend a lot of time in front of the computer. The screen is huge and so thin and light. It puts off no heat at all. Installation was simple and I've used it with a PC and 2 Macs (Mac Mini & Macbook Pro). All of them found it right away and identified it correctly as "S273HL" and it runs perfectly at 1920x1080 resolution. I've also used an Apple 27" Cinema display this display is comparable at less than half the price.
I use this mostly for: work, photography and Photoshop, watching videos, web browsing, web development.
I was initially hesitant to buy this monitor for these 2 reasons:
1) The first reviewer of this item gave it 1 star and wrote a bad review. I made a leap of faith regardless and am so glad that I did. I'm pretty sure that the first reviewer did not set it up right, used the wrong drivers, or had a problem with their system. I've used this on 3 computers and it is perfect on all of them, with no black frames or resolution issues at all. I hope that my review is helpful for those that also saw the 1-star review.
2) The specs state that it's "Windows 7 Ready" but say nothing about Mac OSX. I know it's just a monitor so I shouldn't have worried, but I've heard of others having driver issues on OSX. Again, decided it was worth a shot and was so happy when both of my Macs discovered it correctly.
Overall, I am completely satisfied with this purchase, and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great 27" LED monitor with an amazing picture. The benefits of LED are great... 12 million to 1 contrast ratio, bright, vivid colors, low power consumption, no mercury, super-thin and light, long-lasting, and easy on the eyes! All that for $350 is unbelievable. Hope my review helps some others make the same great decision that I did!