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Great for Graphic Design & Photography. Well worth a buy!
on 8 February 2015
After weeks of trying to decide which monitor was right I finally decided to go with two of the PA248Q's.I have had them for 8 months, use them on a daily basis and can honestly say I couldn't be happier with them. I have had no problems with the light leakage or dead pixels. I am a Graphic Designer (yes, a designer who uses PC, shock horror!) who dabbles in Photography and video editing. I'm also a PC gamer and this monitor fits the bill for all three. People say the refresh rate is too slow on them for gaming, well if it is then I've never noticed. I mostly play indie games so maybe I'm not putting them up to much of a challenge however I do play modern FPS and driving games occasionally and have never seen any delays with the response times of the monitor. Websites look great too, text and images are incredibly sharp. Pages I used to regularly visit on my old monitor suddenly sprung to life. I watch a lot of YouTube and it makes some of the 1080p and up videos look incredible! I also use them monitors for watching movies, again no problems here with light leakage. Films look amazing on Blu Ray!!
In hindsight I wish I had bought the 23" model because two 24" monitors is a bit too wide but hey, it's only a small gripe. One other negative I have found is that the colours vary ever so slightly between the two. Now this might not be an issue for all, (especially if you only plan to buy one) but if you're working with colours on a very precise level it sort of defeats the object of the monitors design. My left monitor has a stronger cast of yellow where my right is more red. I have tried everything to reduce this and get them to match but nothing I can do seems to fix it. I noticed it a lot for the first month, dragging images between them I could tell the difference instantly. Now more time has past and I've got used to it and don't notice it as much. I have found that I prefer editing and designing on the right monitor and using the left for internet browsing and reading documents. I was pretty annoyed as I had paid so much for these monitors but I couldn't be bothered to go through all the postage and customer service bs.
All in all I would definitely recommend this monitor to anyone who works in the digital creative world. Although the monitor is marketed towards photographers and video editors it is also extremely precise when using Adobe Illustrator and Indesign. Both monitors can display my work and games with precise clarity and that's why I bought them. I have given the monitor 4 out of 5, it would have got 5 had the colours matched properly between the two monitors.