Pros Beautiful, crisp digital display - works great as a laptop dual monitor
Cons No portrait mode support in vista, only 1680x1050 rez
Summary Not sure what one of the user rants below was going on about, but this is really an exceptional monitor for the price. Works amazingly as my external monitor for my Sony SZ laptop...
- would it have killed them to ratchet this up to 1900x1600?
- vista drivers do not seem to support portrait mode...which I'm ok with, I would never use it in portrait anyway
For $325 at BestBuy, you can't beat this thing.
BTW - anyone having issues with dual or triple monitors on Vista, check out the UltraMon utility. Works like a champ.
Pros Picture Quality, Brightness, Portrait/Landscape Modes
Cons The Depth of the base is too large, and rotating the screen can be tricky
Summary This picture quality and brightness of this display are awesome. I have a bright light behind me and reflection has not been a problem when the monitor is on.
The ability to rotate the screen is awesome to view documents and web pages.
The base (which may be necessary to handle the size and rotation) seems too large. In other words, the depth is increased. I wish it was more compact. Also, I like the screen rotation, but I have my display on a PC desk with a hutch overhead, and I am not able to rotate it while in its position in the hutch. Not a major sacrifice, but a negative nonetheless. Overall, I highly recommend and do not regret the purchase. Blu-Rays and HD DVD look great on it.
"Superb display"on by BosoxMan
Pros Bright, sharp, high contrast, two USB ports, convenient controls, rotates to portrait display, organized cabling, looks great.
Cons Adjusts vertically, but no tilt; requires room behind screen.
Summary I got this from HP as a refurb about 2 years ago, and paired it with a Mac Mini. I love the look, which comes close to the iMac aesthetic (glossy black bezel, aluminum stand, cabling out of sight), and based on my experience I can strongly recommend it to anyone with a Mini.
One caveat, if you have a shallow desk, is that the stand is a bit on the deep side: the front of the screen will be at least ten inches from the back wall. Make sure that leaves room for your keyboard.
Pros Excellent resolution. Great size, great color, beautiful design. Surfing the internet while in portrait mode is an incredible joy.
Cons I would say cost, but I got mine for like 160.00 off ebay. It's still like new. So I guess no cons.
Summary It's like this product was designed to demonstrate how the internet should be viewed. I have it connected to a MacBook Pro and in portrait you seen full length web pages. Ipad? Lmfao what for? I recommend any person who uses the internet frequently to do yourself a favor and please get one of these.
Pros The overall size not too big and not too small. I use dual monitors with my work and find this size perfect. Someone said it lacks a portrait display. Evidently they never realized you can turn the monitor 90 degrees to achive this feature.
Cons Price is a bit too high. I bought a different manufacturer monitor that has all the same features and it was $100 cheaper than the original one.
Summary Overall the montior is perfect for ny usage. The 90 degree turn is great for working long databases andother functions where you need the depth. With a dual monitor setup you have the best of both portrait and landscape uses.