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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely high quality monitor at a reasonable price, 2 Nov. 2013
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These monitors (I bought 2) are quite possibly the best things I have bought for my gaming rig. I have now used them for a few months and racked up a couple hundred gaming hours with them.

The first thing that amazed me was the resolution. Being able to get a good quality 1440p monitor for less than £400 is great value. When playing FPS games, you do really notice the difference. The extra pixels give you the ability to see smaller objects and enemies you would have missed before. It is especially advantageous for sniping where the extra pixels essentially give you a bigger target when aiming for headshots.

Another thing I noticed was just how good the colour quality was. You see this more in games such as Far Cry 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. These games look amazing, with the bright tropical colours in Far Cry being recreated as they should be seen and the dark caves and underground tunnels in Skyrim being recreated with a good level of contrast. I did in a way expect this as it does use the same LG panel as the Apple Cinema Display monitors but it was still better than I had expected.

One thing I didn't notice is any ghosting. The response rate for this monitor is extremely fast for a 1440p IPS monitor. It really is not much slower than a TFT monitor.

I did notice a massive image quality difference coming from a TFT LCD monitor to this IPS LED monitor. The main performance advantage for TFT was the response rate of the monitor, but with this monitor the advantage is effectively nullified. The only real advantage for TFT monitors now is the price which, although the price gap is reducing, is still much lower than IPS monitors. If you can afford to spend this much on a monitor, it is well worth it. If not, a lower resolution IPS display is still a great investment.

One down-point to this monitor which other reviewers have covered before is that the stands for this display are not good. They wobble a lot. They are not that sturdy at all and if you can, buy a VESA mount stand or wall mount, especially if you use multiple monitors to stop them bashing together if you accidentally kick your desk.

On the whole however, I cannot recommend this monitor enough and if you have the money, buy it. Do not be put off by the almost unknown brand; it is better than some of the better-known brands. For the price, it is exceptionally good.
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