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13 people found this helpful
Does what it say - but be aware there are tilt and "simple" base options
on 9 June 2014
Nice screen. Set up was quick and easy - hooked up my new Mac mini, plugged everything together and we were off. Mine came with only a power lead - no HDMI or other connecting cable, so you'll need to source one separately. The power unit is neat and not too brick like.
The surround bezel is gloss black, some 2cm wide, and the screen itself is a fine matte which doesn't reflect sunlight or movement back at you. The control buttons are all set in the bottom front of the bezel - so easy to get at, and pretty unobtrusive.
BE AWARE - there seems to be different stand options. I read reviews for other variants of this model before I bought and there was some confusion about whether it tilted or not. Mine came with a "simple" base (something I didn't spot until I was investigating why it didn't tilt) and doesn't tilt. It really does need to - sitting flat it feels as though it's leaning forwards at me by 10 or 20 degrees - so check your stand type! I have mine tiled up using a block, which works fine, but a tilting stand would have been better.
Viewing angle is wide - you can sit off to one side a fair way and still see everything just fine. No flickers, nice sharp images, good colours that, on the standard set up, aren't too in your face - no doubt you can saturate it up, but I like it just fine.
For the price this is amazing - it's replacing an old Sony that cost about £800 15 years ago and was cutting edge of its day! This is much better...
A few days later.... very helpful mail from Steve (see comment below) pointing out that this will tilt, just takes a bit of courage! I watched the YouTube video he suggested, et voila! A tilting screen after all. The info that comes with the monitor makes no mention of how to tilt the base - maybe they think it's obvious - it isn't, and I've been around monitors for a good few years. As it was labelled "simple" and didn't want to move, I sort of assumed it didn't. I was wrong - thanks Steve!