Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:38
Alright so here's my little review of the monitor:
+ Wide angle makes some games awesome (EVE Online, Mechwarrior Online, Civ V. Can post screens if you like)
+ Movies on it is pretty cool (especially combined with 5.1 from my headset)
+ For whatever reason, I feel like I get more real estate out of this screen than both my 16:9's.
+ Included USB ports have solved some USB power consumption issues I was having, and now turning off the monitor can turn off both my headset box and keyboard power.
+ The stand is awesome, offering full rotation left and right as well as significant upward travel.
- Due to how wide it is, it can be irritating to look at the edges of the screen. So far I've found it best when UI elements are near the center with the edges for peripherals. So, in the end it's actually better for gaming/media than it is for work.
- It color corrects relative to the colors on screen and its quite noticeable at times and bugs me. Also it defaults to power saver mode so when the screen gets more black it shuts down brightness (which I turned off)
- The resolution doesn't work for a few games (Skyrim, for example) but that's not really the screens fault (although skyrim would have been a wonderful test).
- You have to use the provided DVI cable for whatever reason (perhaps a difference in pins)
Not really a plus or minus, but I tested out putting this screen between my two old screens on my desk for a three monitor setup and I suddenly feel like I'm in some space cockpit playing EVE. Its a bit ridiculous but if my games are in borderless windowed it makes it easier to navigate between things like skype, music and browser. I'll post a pic for the heck of it when I get home just to show you how it barely fits on my desk XD.