Top critical review
Dead Pixels on both Panels I have ordered. Not Ideal.
10 September 2015
This is my second PA328Q, as other reviews have mentioned, there is back light bleed, but I am okay with this. The problem I am facing is dead pixels.
1st panel I received had two dead pixels, which once found, draw your attention. So that went back. The second has a dead sub pixel near the centre of the screen. This is a dead green sub pixel, so it shows on a green back ground.
I am not debating on whether I should just accept this or return. Leaning on returning.
However, what other monitors are there? There is the Eizo 3237 Flex Scan, but the price can vary depending on how long you wish to wait and where you buy.
There is the Benq on the cheaper end, which I believe has the same Panel anyway. I think this is an 8bit panel + FRC not true 10 bit.
I would be interested to know if any others who purchased this monitor have dead pixels. Or if its just my luck.
Anyway. Overall, I think 3 stars is a good representation for this monitor, you get nice colours, it has a nice anti glare coating which is not too coarse and it is slim and easily adjustable. On the other hand Build quality seems to be miss and miss for me so far. Hopefully others get a hit.
(I am not sure if you'll be able to see the dead pixels in the images)
Another note, if you look carefully, you can see bright pixels on a black background. If you take an image with a relatively high exposure time, you do not see a uniform black background, instead dots here and there of different colours. This indicates more the panel quality I believe.
-- Edit --
I bought the Eizo 3237 Flex Scan in the end. So far I have been happy with it, no dead pixels, great back light uniformity and colours. If you are looking at 4k monitors as I once was, then I would suggest looking at the Eizo.