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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Be Aware of Design Flaw

    Posted
    Konew
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    My feeling about this monitor is mixed. Overall it is a decent display. But Unfortunately there is a design flaw that I cannot get around and I have to return the unit. I use the monitor for daily productivity like web browsing and programming, plus some occasional gaming with my PS4 slim console. The monitor works great with Windows and Macbook Pro desktop: nice and sharp images and text, no issues at all. However any PS4 game has a “screen freeze“ issue (I’m using the term from John’s review). The symptom is that sometimes a frame appears significantly more slowly than others. It looks like a horizontal line is wiping over the screen quickly. I read the other reviews of this monitor and I think this is noted as “screen tearing” by some users. However I believe this is not regular screen tearing, and is a unique design flaw that is only with this particular model U2518D. I will simply name the issue “screen freeze” below. I did a few experiments: a) Screen freeze happens not only with gaming consoles, but also with PC. PS4: All PS4 titles have screen freeze. PS4 system UI’s like choosing games, system settings also have screen freeze (though less noticeable). PC: Running Nier Automata (I think is DX11) on Windows gaming laptop has screen freeze. However, Civilization VI from PC does not have screen freeze. So the issue depends on each game’s implementation. b) Screen freeze does not result from resolution upscaling from 1080p to 1440p. Nier Automata from PC has screen freeze in both 1080p and 1440p resolutions. c) Screen freeze is different from screen tearing. Running 3DMark Sky Drive benchmark do not have screen freeze. It does have screen tearing. Turning on V-Sync on 3DMark can remove screen tearing but not screen freeze. Note that PS4 has adaptive V-Sync, which does not help either. d) Screen freeze is unique to U2518D. I have two other Dell models U2717D and U2415. They do not have screen freeze with PS4. U2717D is 16:9, QHD, but 27 inch. U2415 is 1080p, 24 inch, 16:10 that needs some upscaling from 1080p to 1920 x 1200. So I see that screen freeze is only with this particular model U2518D. Based on the observations above, I think screen freeze has something to do with the 60Hz refresh rate (as some other reviewers here have guessed). The monitor appears to be losing frames and games are a little less smooth than usual. My hypothesis is once in a while, the monitor sees that it needs to catch up and that’s when the screen freezes to jump to the latest frame. Unfortunately, I don’t have a GPU that allows me to lock the frame rate so I can’t do much testing here. However as the model is claimed to be 60Hz, I don’t think as a user it is my job to figure out how to use it with a frame rate lock magic for native 60Hz output like PS4. On the positive side, this monitor is reasonably priced especially on a deal. It has brilliant colors and is excellent for daily production. The 25-inch size has outstanding DPI for 1440p, and naked eyes can see the difference from even a 27-inch 1440p. The monitor also handles 1080p to 1440p upscaling well. With the default settings, the upscaling result appears a little softened and vague. But there is a fix: Go to settings -> display -> sharpness and change the sharpness to 60 from the default 50. This does magic that sharpens everything and mitigates the softening. At least my eyes can no longer tell a difference with 60 sharpness (note that increasing sharpness further above 60 has little impact). You can use this magic on a Dell U2717D too. Bottom line: Great monitor for daily work. But don’t use it with a gaming console.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      YourDellTeam

      @Konew, we want to first thank you for taking the time and providing us with a detailed feedback. We hate to hear that your monitor has been facing freezing issues. Have you reached out to our tech support team? If not, please call us at 1 (800) 999-3355. Take a look at these troubleshooting steps that could assist you: 1. Run a Computer Diagnostic. To determine if your computer is experiencing a hardware problem, run the Dell Preboot System Assessment (PSA) Diagnostics. For information on how to run Diagnostics, and to determine the issue, refer to Dell Knowledge Base Article: http://dell.to/2iaiujA. 2. Check Safe Mode for Symptoms. To boot into safe mode, please follow the instructions below: 1) Start the computer. 2) Tap 'F8' on the keyboard immediately and everyone second until the Dell logo screen disappears. From there you will see the Windows Advanced Options Menu on the screen. (If the Windows Advanced Options Menu does not appear, restart the system and try again.) 3) Select Safe mode with Networking and press Enter. 4) Log on as the administrator or as a user with administrative access. 5) Open applications and test the computer in safe mode. If the symptoms exist in safe mode, please continue the troubleshooting steps in this article. If the symptoms do not exist in safe mode, the issue is likely related to a driver or software and you may wish to complete steps 6 and 7 to see if you are able to resolve the lockups or freezing. 3. Check for Malware. Malware (Virus, Spyware, etc.) can definitely cause a Windows system to lock up or appear to hang. To check for malware on your system and to ensure that your computer is up to date on security software, visit Dell Knowledge Base Article: http://dell.to/2wWP1zI. Another great resource is Dell Supportassist, which can be located in the 'start' menu under 'all programs' in the Dell. Dell

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for Gaming, EXCELLENT for Media!

    Posted
    RyanH
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    This monitor is beautiful. It's the quality you expect from the Dell Ultra Sharp series. It's a bit of an in-betweener. Something of a do-everything monitor. Its, Not FHD or UHD, but QHD - It's not 1080, which would allow for lower cost and align with mainstream gaming a bit more. It's not 4k either, which would align more with media production or entertainment more. However, QHD bares considerably more detail than FHD, averts some of the pant-kicking price of 4k. IPS - IPS monitors are specifically known for their wider viewing angles and high color accuracy. These features make them a must have for content creators - photographers and videographers. However beautiful IPS monitors may be, they are slower (response time) and more expensive than the TN panels preferred by the gaming community. This creates a bit of a compromise for that use-case. This monitor is not completely useless for gaming, however. Sure, not ideal... and a dedicated gaming monitor with a 1ms response time, 60+Hz (144Hz) refresh rate and plenty good enough 1080p resolution WILL (almost always) be cheaper at this size or even a step up to 27". I have been playing console games on this monitor daily since my purchase and I have to say, the colors are beautiful, image quality is superb, refresh rate at 60Hz is plenty for most situation. I do get an occasional screen tear, but such is the world of gaming. For the casual gamer, photographer/videographer and do-everything PC user like myself. This is a phenomenal monitor. With many great features: Gaming is as good as expected. Not stellar, but more than passable, and dare I say... enjoyable! Photo/video editing is a major step up from a more affordable 1080p monitor. Color accuracy is beautiful and the sRGB color space is necessary. Convenience is through the roof - 4 total USB 3.0 data/charge ports, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Mini-DisplayPort for easy dual monitor setups. Plus Optical and the run of the mill 3.5mm Mic/Headphone jack. Vesa Mount capable for dual monitor or fancy folk. Or, the provided Dell mount/base is quite nice. Height adjustable - 8-10" I'd say... Tilt forward and back - more back than forward, and I'd say atleast 20-30 degrees... Its a considerable range compared to other monitors I've used. You can even rotate the monitor 90 degrees to a vertical position to make port access super simple. The base is very weighty and stable. I was super impressed by this. If you want an accurate rating of this monitor, look it up on NewEgg to see 1,400+ reviews and a 5 star (egg) rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor for MacBook Pro users

    Posted
    MarkMN
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    This monitor works really well with the new MacBook Pro, and likely with other Apple products as well, because the resolution really suits the preferred resolution of Mac OS displays. To paraphrase "Mr A." from his very useful "Resolution is problematic for Mac users" reviews of a different monitor: Mac OS is designed to work well in the 100 dpi range or, as a "retina", in the 200 dpi range. The 4K 27" monitors (UHD) have a native resolution that falls right between these value, which means that they can be used as a native 4K monitor (like the "more space" option in the Mac settings), but then everything on the screen is so small. Most users will instead choose an in-between resolution of 2560x1440 because, at that resolution, the Mac OS interface looks just right on a 25-27" canvas. So while you may be tempted to purchase a 4k monitor, if you are running a 4k monitor as a 2560x1440, you are ending up with an inferior "scaled" display that won't look at good or run as efficiently. You should have bought a (good quality) 2560x1440 monitor instead. This is exactly what this monitor is... a very good 2560x1440 monitor that looks great in its native resolution with Mac OS, and works well when driven by the MacBook Pro using DP or HDMI cables. The Mini-DP to DP cable is in the box with the U2515D monitor, but I have the newer MacBook Pro 13" with the USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports, so I used it first with a USB-C to HDMI adapter and also purchased a Cable Matters USB-C to DP cable. Both drive the monitor at full resolution from any of the USB-C ports on my Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro. BTW, I am lucky to have the 27" 5K LG monitor from Apple at work, so you might ask how they compare. Interestingly, if you look at the display settings when using the 5K monitor, the MacBook is actually using "Looks like 2560x1440" mode. Don't get me wrong, the 5k 27" display is sharper because it is truly a retina display, so you can tell the difference when you put your face right up to the screen. But at a working distance, they look surprisingly similar and the key points are that everything on the screen is the "correct" size, it works right out of the box with the MacBook Pro, and it looks good. The 25" size is really nice for my home use, and the slightly smaller 25" canvas make things a bit sharper that it would on a 27" monitor. I switch between my laptop screen, the 27" 5K monitor, and this 25" Dell monitor and things just look fine. And oh yes, this monitor has a better stand and costs a LOT less than the $1300 5K monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic IPS when buying on sale.

    Posted
    SolarEclipz
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    I am going to school for programming and I was looking for a monitor that was IPS that wouldn't break the bank. I wasn't 100% sure if I should upgrade to 4K or upgrade to 2k (coming from a 27" 1080p.) I had read quite a few reviews on this previous (or sister model?) And only a handle for this exact one. With a lot of programmers really enjoying the monitor, so I saw that it was on sale for $250 and snatched up the only non display model they had left. I would have to say after a month of having it I absolutely love it. I love having a native 2k IPS that I put in portrait mode that I can code on. The color is absolutely stunning, perfect for what I need it for. My only complaint is the "Dell HDR" which is a complete joke, which I knew before buying, however, due to the price I could careless about the HDR. The one thing I thought I would never use is the USB ports, however after setting up my monitor arms I wound up plugging in my keyboard and mouse in to the back, and use the usbs(which are at the top now) for flash drives which make it super convenient as m y desk top is out of arms reach. I could highly recommend to anyone(on sale) that is looking to upgrade from a 1080p, who doesn't want to fully invest into a 4k due to space. ( as usually to get best clarity you need 27" - 32"+) I was talked into buying a displayport cord, however there is a mini DP(from monitor) to normal DP(gfx card) included, which works just fine. Also on a side note, this is my first dell. Really pleased with this budget Ultrasharp, and wish my work would buy two for me to use during working hours. Not even after a week of buying this I bought a Dell S2716DGR to upgrade my gaming 27" 1080P. Which also was on sale at $350. Not as impressed with it, however I love having the screen real estate and the price outweighed any cons for the S2716DGR.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Graphical issues with DX9 games

    Posted
    John

    I first got the Dell U2515h almost two years ago, and it has been a very good monitor. Seeing the Black Friday deal for the U2518d, I decided to get it to use as a secondary monitor. Onto the monitor: It is very good. The bezels are nice and thin, and unlike the U2515h, the U2518d's bottom bezel is the same size as the sides/top. It didn't really matter to me, but it's nice to see and I'm sure a lot of people will like this. However, there is a major issue with this monitor. I've noticed that, when playing CS:GO, the game screen seems to freeze every few seconds. When it freezes, it VERY SLOWLY goes to the next frame. I'm pretty sure this isn't screen tearing, I mean, you can literally see a horizontal line slowly wiping down the monitor. This is extremely annoying. In a game like CSGO, a 1 second freeze can make the game unplayable. It also seems like this issue is only with DirectX 9 games, since other games like Battlefield 4 don't have these issues. I've also heard about other people having this problem as well. It's disappointing, really. My U2515h did not have this problem at all, so it's a shame that this one is problematic. I seriously hope this is an issue that can be fixed with a firmware update because if not, I'm gonna have to return this monitor.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Hot (and Cold) Garbage

    Posted
    NefariousAryq

    Really confused at how this monitor has such good overall reviews here on BestBuy's site. Maybe I just have really bad luck, but after trying two different monitors and having the same problem with both, I'm giving up and finding something else. The color temperature across the panel on both monitors I tried varies GREATLY from left to right. Both are very cool(blue) on the left, and eventually becoming very warm(yellow) in the bottom-right. It was more pronounced in the first than the second, but the second also had more light-bleed than the first. Completely unacceptable for a monitor of this price point. Reviews elsewhere for this product line up with my experience, but unfortunately I didn't put as much stock in those given how greatly reviewed the monitor was here at Best Buy. Shame on me. Definitely would suggest you look elsewhere. Clearly these are junk panels that Dell is using in this model. Definitely not worth it at full price, and still not worth it when "on sale". Buyer beware! Testing notes: To verify the issue I was seeing, I connected these Dell monitors to two separate computers. One Mac, one PC. Used a light-colored image to fill the screen. White, light to medium grey, etc. In this test case, if you have a junk panel you'll definitely be able to tell. It's less noticeable on darker backgrounds, but VERY noticeable (and annoying) on light. Same two computers, I connected my old (very inexpensive) 1080P no-name monitor (which I was trying to replace). Color temperature on that monitor is very even across the entire panel.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Panel for Gaming and Creative Work

    Posted
    Trevor
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    It's worth noting that there are some reviews for this monitor talking about how certain things happen with it with certain titles of video games. That is NOT the monitor. Displays cannot differentiate what is being output to them, they just display the pixels as your device sends them. This monitor is fantastic for gaming, especially when you want to balance a higher refresh rate than 60 hertz, with a very very wide color gamut. Games like Far Cry 3, Shadow Warrior 2, Mad Max, and Metro: Last Light look fantastic with the dynamic HDR feature enabled. They also look incredibly smooth with the 75 hz refresh rate. Putting the monitor together is incredibly easy, it arrives in three pieces and is tool-less assembly. Comes with a hefty assortment of cables. A USB 3.0 A to B cable for the USB 3.0 hub on the back. An mDP to DP cable for gaming laptops or Mac/Surface devices, and a good quality HDMI 2.0 cable. Fantastic monitor, especially if you get it on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bought instore, will return to store this weekend!

    Posted
    UnHappyDellshopperInNB
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    Very disappointed. The only good thing I have to say about this monitor is the stand. It works great and is easy to setup. Buttons to control the display are poorly designed. Box did not include CD with Display Manager software. And this software is not available for Macs on Dell’s support website. Picture is good connected to a MacBook Pro. But items are hard to view (resolutions is too small) and movies in a browsers look horrible (terrible color distortion). But even on special, the price was way too expensive. And this monitor should come with speakers for the price. It will definitely be returned to BB for another monitor with speakers and a better picture for movies this weekend. Dell's customer service offered no help for the missing software. Or maybe that was because I couldn't find a place to ask for help on their website. Sad, sad, sad purchase. Very disappointed in the monitor and Dell's customer support; or lack of. Don't make the same mistake and choose another option at Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Flaws ruin a great monitor

    Posted
    Mike

    This monitor has some nice features and a couple serious flaws. It has a nice selection of ports and DP pass-through. Menus are easy to navigate and understand. Picture quality, resolution, colors, etc are very good. The anti-glare coating to me seems a little strong and interferes with the picture quality. Back-light bleed (not IPS glow) seems to be a common complaint on these monitors, but mine were OK (there was some). As others have pointed out, this monitor has issues with stuttering/tearing. Not only in games, but I have also seen it videos. Just do a search on U2518D tearing (or stuttering) and you can read up on the details (Dell seems uninterested in this issue). However, I also found another surprise with this monitor. I had one of my monitors connected to my main desktop via HDMI and my work laptop via mDP. When switched to HDMI and actively in use for my desktop, the laptop would (after 15 minutes or so) blank its screen (power setting). This would cause the U2518D to go blank also, even though it was in use on the HDMI port. Once this happened, it would not wake up unless I switched it back to mDP and woke up the screen via the laptop. Due the way I work, this was absolutely a show stopper for me. Thankfully I was able to return my 2 monitors for a full refund.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for 2 Macs, small desk, high expectations

    Posted
    Jenn
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    In a small home office I'm using a MacBook Pro 15" (2017) for company work and a MacBook Air (2017) for personal and side work. This Dell UltraSharp is freaking me out, it is so perfectly what I needed. Setup is quick & easy - but glad I had an extra HDMI cable at home because there's not one in the box (a return trip for a cable would've been a buzz kill). With the MacBook Pro I'm using a USB Type-C-to-HDMI adapter. With the Air, a Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapter. Easy to plug & play between one and the other. Pro and Air use different native resolutions, but both look great without any fuss or adjustment. This is a generous 25" display for working comfortably with multiple spreadsheets, graphics, browsers, apps, etc. simultaneously. Other great features for a tight workspace: Sturdy and versatile, easy to change height, tilt, and landscape/portrait orientation. I can use the extra USB ports on the side for charging my phone and keyboard within easy reach without need for a hub. Built-in cord hole keeps cordage neat and handy for swapping laptops. All this and I didn't have to spend a fortune or get a bigger desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Display for the Price and Intended Use

    Posted
    TEAMSWITCHER
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    An excellent display for the price - on sale at Best Buy for only $249.99. This display is factory calibrated and the colors are vivid and accurate across the entire screen. Like all Dell UltraSharp displays I have owned, it has no dead or stuck pixels. I bought this to use as a external display for my Apple MacBook Pro - a task it is well suited for. The desktop is bright and responsive. Movies on the screen are hit-and-miss. Monsters University, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Star Trek: Into Darkness looked just OK. But movies are made for big screens." You should buy a high quality TV and surround system for watching movies. My only real complaint are the buttons, they are a bit stiff. Fortunately, with the factory calibration you won't need to fuss with the buttons much, or at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 1440p monitor for the price

    Posted
    Kirk
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    Replacing a couple of older 1080p LG monitors. Far easier to use and read with the higher resolution, and the simulated HDR picture is quite nice. Just had too fiddle with the gamma settings a bit because the blacks were too dark out of the box and crushing some detail. Now it looks beautiful. Had one of these running next to the old LG monitor and it made it look embarrassingly bad so now I'm running 2 of these. Having a solidly constructed base with height, swivel, and tilt adjustment is fantastic. Negative - This is more the connection type, but Displayport re-adjusts and refreshes the screen if the other monitor is turned off or on and is annoying when it moves desktop icons around on me. This is a connection gripe, not against the monitor. Without spending money on a high end monitor, this one is worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Color, Sharpness and Ergonomics

    Posted
    Briarpir8
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    I picked this monitor up specifically for my work in software development. It displays at 1440p via the included mini DisplayPort cable on my older mac with crisp color, great brightness and excellent text sharpness at the default factory calibration levels. At the maximum height adjustment, the bottom of the monitor is about 8.5" above the surface of my desk, and the center of the monitor is about 15.5" up. I appreciate this as I don't have to deal with any neck discomfort while working for extended periods. Even snuck some Bose Companion 2 Series III speakers under each side of the monitor since it's of sufficient height for it. I also very much appreciate the two USB ports on the side of the monitor that I can use to charge my devices when not on the go. Very convenient and sturdy monitor all around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect but... gaming

    Posted
    ZachcyB
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    I had purchased the older version of this monitor (U2515H) for my programing work station. The colors were amazing. I bought the new version for home as a multi-purpose monitor. The colors are even more amazing. Gaming on my Xbox One S, this monitor is has low input lag, good refresh rate, and a good response time. It felt great to gaming with, BUT screen tearing WILL happen with any Xbox. I play Rainbow Six Siege and no matter what, I could NOT get the screen tearing to go away. Even with the new Xbox One X, every setting changed to all variations (monitor & xbox), and proper HDMI cables it wouldn't go away. If you don't game or don't mind screen tearing, GET THIS MONITOR. NOTE: Screen tearing may vary per video game and gaming device but I am making an educated guess that the monitor is the main issue here

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality and picture

    Posted
    Arthur
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    This monitor has exceeded expectations in terms of display and build quality. I was relieved to see no bad pixels when I first turned it on. It is a good size/resolution when used with my Yoga 720 13.3" laptop, either extended or as a primary display. At the recommended scale, the Windows 10 icons, and text in many apps, are small and about at the edge of my vision's capability, but very sharp and legible. On the other hand, the size allows two apps to be displayed very well side by side on a split screen. Because my laptop has only one USB 3 port, I use the monitor as a USB hub and it works very well. I don't use the monitor for gaming, nor do I use the HDR feature. My hobby is Electronically Assisted Astronomy and my images show a lot of detail, and really shine on this monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME DETAILED MONITOR

    Posted
    SoonerinFL
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    I purchased the DELL Ultrasharp U2518D for my wife's photography business. She loves the accuracy of the colors and is very similar to the iMac. The size is perfect for a dual screen set up with the iMac. The HDR and the 99% sRGB right out of the box is a photographers' dream. The screen is bright, detailed and accurate. Setting it up was quick and easy with no tools required. There are plenty of connections to it (HDMI, DisplayPort (in), microDisplayPort (in); Displayport (out), Audio line out, USB upstream, USB 3.0 downstream, and USB 3.0 downstream with BC1.2 charging capability). It also comes with Power cable, USB 3.0 cable, and DP-mDP cable. Also a big perk, I got the monitor on SALE (42% off)!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The search is overview-small TV w HD alternative

    Posted
    LALAW
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    I've been through a few monitors in my search for the right one, including a Dell 4k 27" but the color, brightness and image quality of this monitor is better. I'm using this monitor in lieu of a TV, with Chromecast, as I found there is only one major brand 24" 1080 tv, and no 1080 or greater TVs until 32"; hence, only monitors offer greater than 1080 HD quality viewing in the 24-32" range. Weird. The brightness and color quality are great. It has 4, 3.0 USB and two with up to 2A charging. I agree with other reviewers' that the adjust buttons are a bit stiff, but once you set up your input, I don't expect much need to use anything other than on and off. The adjustable stand is nice if not better than some after market units I've looked at.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent monitor

    Posted
    nprime2000
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    I love it! It took me a long time to find a 1440p IPS monitor that I really liked - good color, no light bleed, no hassle. And this is it! I got it on a great sale and couldn't be happier. Very solid build quality. Love the stand and adjustable height. Also love the fact that it can rotate 90 degrees and display in portrait orientation! That's a feature I didn't know I needed until I had it. Side note - if you're linking up from a Surface or similar laptop (ie using both screens) BE SURE TO TURN ON "MST". Otherwise, your experience will be marred with color banding and choppy color gradation. Turn it on, and the color reproduction is smooth as silk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Purchase!

    Posted
    JCJXXL
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    It was time for a new monitor and like anything else, experience determines your requirements. For me a monitor has to be adjustable. Not just tilt like a regular everyday monitor but also HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT. This was the main feature that grabbed my attention with this model. I like to look straight ahead when working on the computer like slouched down like everyone has grown accustomed to. Another great feature is the left hand side of the monitor has USB 3.0 jacks. No more reach down or over to the tower. Plug your thumb drive right into the side of the monitor. Nice convenience. Oh yeah... and the picture is great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    ananymous
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    The colors were amazing. I bought the new version for home as a multi-purpose monitor. The colors are even more amazing. Gaming on my Xbox One S, this monitor is has low input lag, good refresh rate, and a good response time. It felt great to gaming with, BUT screen tearing WILL happen with any Xbox. I play Rainbow Six Siege and no matter what, I could NOT get the screen tearing to go away. Even with the new Xbox One X, every setting changed to all variations (monitor & xbox), and proper HDMI cables it wouldn't go away. If you don't game or don't mind screen tearing, GET THIS MONITOR.

    I would recommend this to a friend