"Stunningly good monitor, no daylight robbery in sight!"4.5 starson by G-4ce
Pros: -Wide gamut
-Exceptionally vibrant colours
-Adjustable portrait/landscape orientation
-Quickfit is great for previewing photos at actual print size
-Incredibly even backlighting
-Good range of inputs
-Built-in USB hub and headphone output for sound over H
Cons: -Quite a substantial beast, but I understand that IPS monitors by their nature aren't exactly thin....
Summary: This is a superb quality monitor with great colour renditon and an exceptionally wide viewing angle. It's calibrated out of the box and comes supplied with a calibration certificate. Viewing angle is huge, and unlike many inferior monitors, colour rendition isn't compromised at wider viewing angles. The default brightness settings are a little bit fierce, and need winding back somewhat to render blacks properly and get a true impression of how a printed image will look.The printed manual is somewhat scant, however the supplied CD based manual is quite informative - I guess this helps to manage production costs, though I'd happily have paid another £10 on the cost for a decent printed manual.
The USB ports and built-in card reader are quite useful, as is the headphone output which is fed from the HDMI port.
I don't have a problem with the aesthetics - if you want pretty, go buy an i-Mac. For me it's a working tool, not a piece of furniture, and it does its job exceptionally well.
Overall, it represents exceptional value for money, and compared to the days of big CRT monitors, it's an absolute bargain!