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Great for gaming,
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I bought this monitor to play fps games competitively on the pc. The monitor is very nice and works at 120hz right out of the box, no need for drivers. The monitor is very good for gaming especially if you are someone who needs 120hz to get your game to feel completely smooth. This 120hz lcd feels as good as my 120hz crt that it replaced. The monitor can be a bit bright and the stand is a bit wobbly. However, if you have a sturdy desk the wobbliness should not be a problem. You can also adjust the brightness in game and on the monitor to tweak it so that it is not so bright. Although the monitor might be on the bright side, it allows you to see people easier in call of duty, battlefield, and even quakelive. It allows me to easier see dark areas that I sometimes had trouble seeing with my old 120hz crt. I have used the monitor on numerous games and it has worked flawlessly on all of them. It helped improve my visibility in call of duty 4, and bc2 with its great crisp colors and brightness. The monitor is even perfect for twitch shooters with its fast response time and 120hz. It has zero input lag and will only help you improve your aim in FPS games. The monitor is also beautiful on SC2. It allows you to get a very wide view of the battlefield allowing you to micro better.
I would recommend this monitor to anyone who is looking to get a new monitor for gaming. One of my real life friends also purchased this monitor and he seems to love it more than I do. The monitor came with zero dead pixels for both him and I and worked at 120hz straight out of the box for both of us (no drivers needed). However, we both noticed that the monitor was very bright. Sometimes the brightness can make text look strange in microsoft word or a PDF. However, you will get used to it after you use it for a little while.
If you have an ATI card beware that some of the cards do not support 120hz. This monitor without the 120hz runs like crap and looks like crap. I would advise that you buy a different monitor if you are not going to use it at 120hz.
I would also recommend that you buy this monitor over other 120hz lcd monitors that support 1920x1080 resolution due to the fact that the 1080p resolution is not that great for gaming. 1680x1050 is the way to go if you are into FPS games. I have a 1080p lcd monitor and it is not as smooth as this monitor and it makes the games look too pretty can bog down your system.
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Initial post: Jun 27, 2011 4:59:45 AM PDT
Jacob Cook says:
Do you mean the 1080p monitors themselves are of inferior image quality, or just that the higher resolution causes choppier framerate? Because you don't have to always play in 1080p just because you have a 1080p monitor.
Posted on Jan 1, 2012 4:58:25 PM PST
This is a very good monitor.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2012 4:59:07 PM PST
The aspect ratio (16:9) is harder to play on (vs 16:10).
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