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it is excellent, I mainly use my PC for photo editing ...
on 8 October 2014
First off, I only gave this 2 stars due to the fact that mine has died after less than 18 months of ownership. It started locking up a few weeks ago, it wasn't turning off when I shutdown my PC and the power button would not work, I had to pull the power plug to get it to turn off, after which it would restart and automatically turn itself off. I have read abut people having the "power button lockout" issue with this monitor, but my problem was different, no message was displayed on the monitor and the image on screen did not freeze. Then it just stopped working altogether, the power light comes on but there is no image on the screen.
As for the performance of the monitor, it is excellent, I mainly use my PC for photo editing and this monitor is perfect for this task. It has excellent colour reproduction, wide gamut, good gamma performance, high contrast ratio and advanced colour control (colour temp etc.) which allows me to calibrate it properly. I have replaced it with the 23xi model, which I hope will last a bit longer. Having all 3 of the main connections is great, HDMI, DVI and VGA, so it can be used for multiple inputs, eg. a PC and PS3. Speakers would have been a nice feature, but not essential. My only other gripe is that it can only be mounted on the supplied base, which gives a few degrees of up and down movement, but no option of mounting in portrait, which would have been useful for photo editing purposes.