Top positive review
12 people found this helpful
on July 1, 2012
Except for the darkest of scenes, this monitor has excellent performance. Colors are vibrant, consistent, and *very* accurate for a monitor of this price point. I am an amateur photographer and I got this monitor primarily to photoshop with, and this is great for that. IPS technology is awesome.
When I first got this monitor, black level was set to "high" which resulted in an inordinate amount of back light bleed. Setting the black level to "low" helped SIGNIFICANTLY--however you can only change this setting using HDMI. I haven't tried this monitor using any other interface. That being said, there is still some noticeable backlight bleed in the lower right corner, however I stopped noticing/caring after the 1st day. Light/reflections hitting the monitor can also give the impression of backlight bleed, as it can turn blacks to dark blues due to the screen cover?
Another thing with this monitor is that the stand is RIDICULOUSLY FLIMSY. The slightest movement makes the monitor shake. Thankfully this monitor is VESA stand compliant.
I would love to give this monitor a 5/5, but the (relatively minor) back light bleed issues, as well as the stand, make me unable to do so.
I would give a 4.5/5 if I could.