This is my current PC monitor, and I’m very happy with it. I’ve had it for about three years now (I think the warranty is about to expire, so hopefully it won’t break). It’s a good size, which is the main reason I bought it – it allows me to watch full screen videos at a size that probably slightly larger than most old televisions.
It’s also in high-definition, which means that HD videos and games look very good on it. I’m shortly to get a blu-ray drive for my PC, but for now I’m limited to things I can stream – they all look great, and I can watch HD programming on iPlayer which I can’t watch on my TV (I don’t have a TV service that lets me watch in HD).
The screen is lit evenly all over (unlike my previous, much smaller and shabbier monitor, which had duller spots in the corners.) The image stays strong and stable while viewing it from almost any angle (again, unlike other monitors I’ve had). I’ve never noticed any colours looking less than 100% natural, nor any motion blur or any other problems.
It’s very easy to get up and running – it plugs into the back of a PC and installs the drivers automatically (although you’d best check that you’re PC’s graphics card can support HD if you want to get the best out of this model). The screen position can be adjusted very easily, and it can also be swivelled completely to make it vertical (portrait) rather than horizontal (landscape). I’ve never felt the need to actually do this.
Controls for brightness and other settings are found just above the power button and are easy to use (it shows how changing the brightness affects the amount of energy the monitor uses, which I guess is quite cool). I am prone to migraines, and I’ve found myself adjusting the brightness quite often to try and find the optimal setting for not triggering migraines, but sadly I’ve still to find it. As with any screen, you should make sure to take plenty of breaks for the sake of your eyes.
But that aside, this is a great monitor than will hopefully last me a few more years before I have to replace it. I’m not sure whether this exact model is still being produced, but when it does sadly bite the dust, I’ll be looking to replace it with one from the same range.
58 cm (23) / LED-Monitor with IPS-Panel / Contrast 2.000.000:1 / Brightness 300 cd/m² / Reaction Time 8 ms / Resolution max. 1920 x 1080 / Height Adjustable / Pivot Function / USB-Hub / DisplayPort, DVI-D, VGA