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I have this exact monitor. I bought it new in October 2012 and it is still wonderful. One major thing to note that puts this in a different league from the $200 options is that this guy is 2560x1440 instead of 1920x1080 - 1.78 times the pixels, and overall it makes a huge difference. A year ago, when I was shopping around for a 2560x1440 monitor, I literally couldn't find one under $600, and this was probably the cheapest I found that was still well-rated. I would highly suggest this deal if you want to enhance your computing experience, as long as none of the downsides bother you (some are small, some are slightly less-small):
- This is a big monitor, and it's fantastic, but be positive that you have space for the monitor before buying it. If you're using it for designing or reading more than gaming, you might just want to buy it and rotate it so it is extremely tall instead of extremely long.
- It is so big when gaming that sometimes I need to refocus from the middle of the screen to be able to see the numbers - so if you sit close, expect that you will only be able to see the sides peripherally.
- This does not have HDMI! you can get a displayport-HDMI adapter to make it work, if you need. I use DVI and it works just fine for me.
- Also remember that if you are buying this for gaming, your graphics card will also feel that it is 1.78 times more pixels than 1920x1080. If you want to use full resolution and max out the settings, make sure you have a card that can handle that. Mine is a couple years old now, so I usually have to turn something down before I get a nice experience. That said, I still am really glad I got it.
This monitor is big enough to easily have two windows opened side-by-side with no issue, if you want to make it your only monitor. I have this one next to a massive 19" screen that I'm still rocking from 2008, and the setup works really well for me. I'm really happy I bought this, and would recommend it for you too!