"Makes You Think You Need Glasses"0.5 starson by Wingsy
Pros: It's big. Now, if it only had the resolution to go with that.
Cons: Matte screen makes text blurry. Poor viewing angle.
Summary: I was looking for a high resolution, big screen monitor. Unfortunately most big LCDs are stuck at 1920x1080. I was hoping that would be good enough, and maybe it would be if this one didn't have a matte screen. The coarseness of the matte is such that small text looks distorted & fuzzy, making you think you need to wipe your eyes to get better focus. As an engineer who commonly has many windows (& multiple monitors) open and all filled with text & drawings, this monitor just won't cut it. My 2nd complaint is its viewing angle. It says 170 degrees but that's bull. If you're close to the screen and centered over it, looking to each side you see a dingy, rust-colored shade. It's a glaring deficiency if you get even slightly off center. I'm returning it this morning (to Costco). My previous monitor was a Samsung 245BW (that recently died) which had none of these characteristics. What have they done???