Large screen, high resolution, crisp and bright picture, many adjustments through menu, base can be rotated, height adjusted and tilted very easily.
A bit wobbly due to hidden swivel function, vertical viewing angle rather small.
I recently purchased this screen to replace my old 19 inch SyncMaster, and I'm thoroughly impressed due to its size and resolution. As someone who watches TV and movies in front of the PC, I must say that its excellent for both, as long as the quality of the ... Read full review
I recently purchased this screen to replace my old 19 inch SyncMaster, and I'm thoroughly impressed due to its size and resolution. As someone who watches TV and movies in front of the PC, I must say that its excellent for both, as long as the quality of the movie file isn't very bad, as the high resolution makes that even more apparent.
Apart from that, its a dream to work on it, as the extra space gives you lots of room to do things at once, such as having several windows open without running out of space. The menu allows you to set brightness, colour, and contrast, with presets for gaming, watching movies, viewing documents etc. like all SyncMasters.
Of course, this screen is also a gamer's dream, as a 1920*1200 resolution with games like Half-Life 2, especially with even improved follow-ups such as Episode 2, looks absolutely stunning. I've had no problems running it on native resolution with all settings cranked to max on a 8800 GTX at stock speeds.
The only two negative points are the slight instability of the base and the viewing angle. You can adjust the heigt of the screen, rotate ith without much effort, and tilt it rather easily, but it also has a hidden pivot function, that would require the removal of a screw. However, this leads to the fact that with the function still disabled, you can swivel it ever so slightly that one sees how the screen isn't completely horizontal. It also is prone to wobbling if you're a more violent typer, so if your table is not the most stable place on earth, you should consider a wall mount. The viewing angle, as I've said, isn't very good, the contrast decreases as you view the screen from a lower angle and increases when viewing it from above. Especially when working in Photoshop, you should set contrast to maximum, to avoid not seeing some minor details in pics that contain a lot of black and grey contrasts.
Other than that, the screen rocks, and is bound to turn heads at lan parties (and illuminate the wall behind you).