After many years using my old CRT i decided to make the leap to TFT and i have never looked back, thanks to this product.
I was looking for a reasonably priced TFT screen with a low response time and this monitor seemed to fit the bill perfectly. I play alot of computer games and this low response time means there is little or no ghosting on the screen (when the image tends to blur with fast action), so this is a great monitor for gaming.
To set this up it is simply a matter of plugging the video cable ( you get a dvi cable and a d-sub one too) from the back of your pc to the monitor and running a (provided) power lead from the monitor to a socket, its that simple and you are off. There was software provided but i didnt use it, it seems to be fine without.
The screens native resoultion is 1280x1024 which is very good for casual use and gaming, especially in games, this makes the textures appear alot sharper, therfore improving the overall image quality.
Along the bottom there are the buttons. One good feature is called the "magicbright" function (accessible by one of the buttons underneath) All you do is press the button and a menu will pop up with a variety of options such as "text", "internet", "games" or "movies" and this adjusts the screens brightness and tint to suit the desired function. This is great if you are playing a game where you want the screen to be bright but when you are viewing a text document with a white background you want it to be darker so it puts less strain on your eyes. It makes it so much quicker and convenient.
Design wise the 730BF is quite plain it doesn't really stand out, but it is functional and the base is very sturdy and doesn't take up much room on your desk.
If you are a gamer who wants to spend a sensible amount of money (i paid around £169) on a good quality monitor this is the monitor to get. If you just want a good quality monitor with good colours that produce a crisp image this is also ideal.
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