"Professional monitor ruined with anti-glare coating."2.5 starson by irabronson
Pros: Professional and realistic specs for sRGB and Adobe RGB gamut coverage. High native resolution. Extensive OSD. Accurate color. Simple unobtrusive bezel.
Cons: The major con of this monitor is the terrible anti-glare/matte coating. It's like a texture or pattern and unacceptable for a pro monitor. Although I have yet to find an IPS non-glossy without it.
Summary: I want to be clear about this and explicitly state that viewing whites, light grays and other light colors will be seen with something that resembles a sparkly effect. It is disappointing because I spent days researching monitors and was confident with my decision; yet the anti-glare coating is rarely mentioned in reviews and to me, it is a major issue. I am a Web designer of 7 years and require a pure solid white and light colors.
I do love the monitor in every other way, including the aforementioned qualities (gamut, color accuracy, OSD, bezel) but I cannot live with such a strong anti-glare coating, ruining whites and light colors.