Despite the quite embarrassing “cool gamers” with their folded arms on the front of the box, I kind of wanted to like this display. It came with 3D, had some cool features that I’ve never even thought to use like dropping the display size down so that you can play on a virtual 19” monitor. There’s also the ability to have a dynamic 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio and Eco modes. There’s a reason I’ve never thought to use stuff like this though, it’s completely unecessary.
While a pro gamer might want to play on a downsized monitor, I don’t. I want my 23” all the time please. Despite the massive contrast ratio, blacks and whites were crisper on other displays, and the FPS/ECO/Movie modes were a joke; completely useless.
3D is a nice addition and the high refresh rate and low response times mean that in fast paced FPS games you’re not going to get anything dragging or ghosting, but really is it worth losing image quality over?
This monitor was designed with pro-gamers in mind and it shows. They get perfectly accurate visuals with no soft touches to make it “nicer.” This is a hard monitor with some weird features and quite an inflated price tag for what you get. If you’re a “pro” gamer then maybe check this out, but otherwise I’d steer clear.
- Good refresh rate, 120hz
- Nice response time, 2ms
- 3D vision is cool
- Display is very rotational and is easily adjustable
- Rather unecessary bundled mouse and mat
- Lots of features
- Image is too sharp and bright at stock
- Colour modes are awful, FPS and Picture being the worst
- 3D gives headache and eye strain
- No 3D glasses included in pack
- Contrast wasn’t as good as expected
- Lots of unecessary features