HAS: + 144Hz refresh rate + Very low input delay and pixel response time + AMD Freesync + Great stand and VESA mountable HAS NOT: - Only 1920x1080 resolution - Only 24" diagonal - Not IPS - No super-slim bezels
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This is the ideal 24" / 1080p monitor for me. I had been looking for gaming monitors for 4 months, and this one stacked up perfectly against my criteria.
Responsiveness. This one is among the best: 3.66ms input latency and 1ms pixel response time put it above all the other options I considered. In fact, it's so good it's not even worth valuing above something with double those numbers, since the difference will be unnoticeable. This monitor is fast, period.
High Refresh Rate. With a strong enough GPU to power it, hitting 144 frames per second is very appealing. If your PC can do better than 1080p @ 60Hz, get a monitor that can do better. This monitor can execute silky smooth game visuals at HD resolution (or higher if you enable virtual super-resolution in Radeon Software Crimson Edition).
Adaptive Sync. I hate vertical tearing, and I don't want to take the performance hit from V-sync. Adaptive sync solves that with no performance loss. There's 2 different kinds of adaptive sync, G-sync for Nvidia GPUs and Freesync for AMD GPUs. I'm on team red, so Freesync was a goal from the outset.
Stand that can rotate to portrait (and be mounted) was also on my list, but not as highly. I do computer programming, and it's nice to edit code and other documents in portrait mode.
Update: This monitor needs no extra drivers for Windows 10 when using DVI, but today I plugged it into a 280X using DisplayPort, and had to take out the CD to install drivers. The drivers on the CD didn't work; I had to download newer drivers from AOC's website.