I initially purchased this and it had one dead pixel, and a dead pixel is one of those things that if positioned near the center, once you find out about it, it will really bug you, hence after a long argument with Ebuyer they agreed to exchange my screen and thankfully the replacement was dead pixel free. Enough about me purchasing the screen.
I have to say having gone from my 17inch laptop screen, the difference to a 24 inch widescreen is very different and as you can imagine the visual quality seems pretty stunning. My brother has a 22inch Acer which is slightly cheaper, however paying £20 more is worth it for the extra 1.5-2inches you get here, and just generally the screen seems brigher, although they have saved money with the power button etc, however thats not really important after all.
Let me sum it up quickly if you are looking for a 1080p HD screen with a dvi port then you wont find much better than this. There are a couple of cheaper screens out there, which I would recommend you looking at, as you never know they may be better, but I can guarantee you from my own personal experience that this BenQ monitor will not dissapoint.
I also use it for my PS3, and really having nothing to fault, as the games all come across great, as would be expected for something with the specs provided here. The response time is 2ms which for those of you who don't know is pretty good, although generally there isnt a huge difference between the 2ms here and the 5ms that some other cheaper screens have, especially the ones that don't have a DVI port.
If you have more money you could go for a HDMI compatible screen which does make a slight difference, but from my experience I feel for the £150 price range this is the best you can get. It would be great to hear from any of you if you have found any better. I know this is still priced around the same at other places, and for once I wouldnt suggest going to Amazon as at the moment this is placed at just over £200.
Their arent any real downsides here and you have to remember that you get what you pay for, so the only slight problem for some people may be that their isnt a proper height adjuster, as it just swivels on its plastic stand. This is fine for me, however do take this into account as it may be an important factor to you.
Just to add if anyone has any questions about the screen, then don't hesititate to message me. Thanks for reading.
This monitor has really improved my gaming and movie watching life, not to mention making just typing this a joy all on its own. I play a lot of PC games, including first-person shooters and fighting games, so the really fast response time and almost non-existant input lag are very important to me. I also love playing games at 1080p, the 16:9 widescreen view gives you a wider visual range than standard screens. There are some games that don't support 1080p, but they're generally older games that don't need perfect resolution. The dynamic contrast really makes a difference, especially in movies and gaming, where you need to see details in very bright or very dark corners. As far as general computing use, I can't believe the difference having a large 24 inch screen at 1080p makes as far as screen real estate. I constantly have windows open side by side and often play video while I'm working on stuff. It's just that much space. All I can say is it's become my most prized (and useful) asset. Big fan.
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