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Dead pixels, AGAIN.
on 10 August 2014
[ Summary ]
I would strongly urge you to read some of the more detailed reviews for this product if you work with graphics or video editing, or if you're planning to use this as your primary display. You should also be prepared to send the monitor back for a refund, because in my experience (two out of two times), you'll have pixels on the display that are significantly brighter than others.
[ Use case ]
I'm a freelance developer, so I do a lot of work on-site with my 14" laptop. Having a second monitor means I can have more windows open, and in my case, I can view things in resolutions that my laptop doesn't support.
[ Problems ]
This is the second time I've ordered this product from Amazon. The first time (April, 2014), I returned the monitor for a full refund because there were a few pixels that were clearly brighter than others, right in the middle of the screen. This only becomes apparent when you view anything white. Since I spend a lot of time working on web pages, this was a deal-breaker.
A few months passed (August 2014) and I decided to give Asus another chance.
I am very sad to say that I've just un-boxed and connected this new monitor to my laptop, and AGAIN there are a few super-bright pixels on the display. This time, they're near the bottom (about 1/2 an inch above the A in the 'ASUS' logo on the bevel), so I'm considering just living with it because there's no telling where the problem will be if I return this one and order another.
It has to be a manufacturing problem - on both occasions (April and August 2014), the unit came well packaged, and there was no indication in the packaging exterior that unit had suffered any kind of impact trauma.
The monitor is good enough for my purposes. Yes, the color is definitely too warm and you can only control the brightness. And on my system, it this monitor displays at 60Hz (1920x1080 @ 32 bit color), so it's quite tiring on the eyes after just half an hour of use. I also had some USB issues when I installed the drivers, and consequently I'm connecting via a USB2 port (it's OK, but definitely a little jarring when moving windows around).