HDMI and Display Port
Bad viewing angles
Gamma is high and not adjustable
Stand is big and a bit wobbly
This is a decent monitor. Color accuracy is good after some tweaking but the gamma level is not adjustable through the monitor so colors can look a bit washed out. You can fix this by adjusting it through your GPU settings or color calibration in Windows. Real life performance is good with movies looking sharp, and no noticeable ghosting visible or frame skipping during gaming. The worst thing about this monitor is the viewing angle. Even for a TN panel, it’s really bad. If viewing angle is an important factor to you, then you should look elsewhere. Colors start degrading when viewing at even the slightest angles, even at only a few inches in any directions. The stand is a bit wobbly and extends deeper in the back so space may be an issue, but it is VESA compatible. The buttons on the bottom could be better. They don’t register about half the time and can feel mushy.
A nice looking monitor. The bezels are small and the bottom edge isn’t as big as some other monitors. There is a bit of a lip on the bottom so when putting side by side for multi screen, there’s a bit of a gap. The buttons are on the bottom which I prefer since it makes it easier to use in the multi screen setup. However, they are mushy and not as responsive. I had to press multiple times for it to register a click. The stand is a little big, or rather deep. The square stand extends about 6 inches to the back. It’s a bit wobbly. The stand is easy to remove, which just one thumb screw, and is VESA ready. It’s much better with a monitor arm.
There are five settings for color, Warm, Normal (default), Cool, User, and i-Style Color. The i-Style Color setting, I’m assuming, tries to imitate Apple displays, but for me was way too bright. Out of the box the color is bright and vivid and for some may be perfectly fine. However when put next to a more color accurate display like my Wacom Cintiq, it needed some fine tuning. The contrast and brightness were too high and the RGB values seemed a bit off. After adjusting, the colors looked more accurate but the gamma was still too high and it looked overblown. Unfortunately, this monitor doesn’t have a gamma setting so I had to use Nvidia settings to lower it. After doing so I’m much more happy with the colors. It’s still a little too white, but unless you’re doing color accurate work, it’s fine.
Using the UFO testing, there were some ghosting, which is to be expected given the specs, but in a real life situation, I didn’t noticed anything significant. Movies were smooth and crisp, especially if you’re comparing it to a 1080p display. This display will work fine for non twitch paced games.
Quite bad, actually. I have a multiple monitor setup and currently am using this display as the center and for that it’s ok. I wouldn’t use this for any other configuration where you’re looking at it from an angle, no matter how slightly. Moving away from the center, even at about 6 inches, and the color starts to shift. Don’t even bother looking at this thing more than 30 degrees. It’s bad.