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An early review
on March 31, 2010
I've had this about three weeks now. First of all the speakers are muffled and dull; I wanted this monitor to save desktop space, but ended up putting external speakers on the computer anyway. Second of all, it is ferociously bright. As a migraine sufferer, I am always looking to dial down the brightness on monitors. I can get into the menu for this (using the buttons along the bottom right) but cannot seem to access the "Brightness" setting, only the Sharpness setting. With my software I am able to control the brightness only a little before losing picture clarity. Even the monitor on my old Toshiba laptop had better increment/decrement settings for brightness! I have actually purchased a pair of cheapo sunglasses to wear while I work with this. I'm not happy with it at all, but it *is* functional, and it would be a pain to send back.
Note, neither the Asus website nor the manual tell me how to access that brightness setting. Do you know? Please post a comment on this review if you do! Thanks.