- Picture quality Blue tint, whites are not really whites, but a little blueish, following guides online to fix it did not really help! many people seem to have that problem
- Design and form factor Really nice design, slim, light for the size, I like the cable management bracket on the back
- Inputs Has all kinds of video input, HDMI, VGA, DVI, display port,
It has some really BAD built-in speakers, I have no idea how some people rated those as OK, im not even an audiophile, I dont like big desktop speakers, anything built-in or very small is fine for me for listening to youtube, or some audio files, I had an iMac and the iMac built-in speakers were more than enough for me. This monitor can not even delivery that, the speakers are so bad, they sound very muffled and at max volume they sound no louder than the built-in iPhone speaker! I mean cmon Asus, really? for the price, I am pretty sure they could have done better! I know many people do not even bother with built-in speakers anyways, but in my case, I was hoping to not bother buying separate speakers and just use the built-in ones.
Now for the picture quality. The monitor out of the box had some blue-ish tint, I could not for the life of me get to fix it, I tried googling for answers, visited many forum posts of others having the same problem, even tftcentral reported the same blue-ish tint on their review of this monitor. Basically, at that point I decided to return the monitor and go with something else. I could not deal with the blue-ish tint, some have suggested to use a calibration device which I refuse to do as I just spent a really hefty price for this monitor, I expected the best out of it, I was not going to yet spend another ~$200 to fix it!
Basically I just ended up returning this monitor and went for something else, for me, the cons outweighed the pros, and the blue-ish tint was very bad! I went with another monitor from the competition for the same price, yet it also offers USB 3.0 hub built in, now I am very happy with that decision. Hope this review helps
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