I do not find any problems with back light bleeding through as some have noticed. When using the monitor in day to day it really is not even noticeable. Now if I try specifically to get a screen full of one color or medium toned background then I may notice a small amount of variation in light around the border.. I find no problems with backlighting at all. In the day to day use I never even think about it.. The clarity of the text is really quite impressive. One of the main reasons I bought this monitor was because of getting headaches from my other monitor after using it for long periods of times. I have found this monitor to be very clear and easy to read. The monitor does have an abundance of brightness and contrast. I had to back it down to about 75% instead of the 90 it comes set at from the factory. So there is plenty of brightness if you have it set up in a very light room. It has no flicker that I can see. I am running 2 monitors now. The pb278q as my main and an asus VE278h as second. Even when setting the pb278q at 1900 x 1080 it is still clearer than the VE278h.. I am very impressed with both monitors actually. I am running a 8500gt with 256mb video card. The PB on Dual-DVI and the other on vga. Besides being a little slow to refesh and load images the minimum duty card runs these monitors very well.. I nearly bought a well known competitor brand, but after reading a myriad of reviews I found the Asus was rated slightly better overall. And on top of that nearly $130 less expensive. I LOVE my PB278q. Wish I could afford to replace my VE278h with one.. But for now I have one very fine monitor and another very good monitor. Asus in my opinion is a serious contender for quality and reasonibly priced equipment. On top of all that it comes with a 3 year warranty and if you get one dead pixel they will replace it.. Using it with my 3d drawing program is so nice, so much more realestate and as I said, super clear.. much easier on the eyes.. Oh, and the stand.. Very nice, simple, strong, easy to adjust and looks good too.. On screen adjustment after you figure out how not to keep going back out of it works fine. Just be ready to tinker with it for a bit before you know exactly how to keep the adjustments to minimum steps. no biggy..
i am upgrading from 1080p, and after using this monitor for just over 2 days. I don't think i could go back to a 1080p monitor. The picture quality is superb, the viewing angle's are amazing, and the 32" screen provides a very immersive experience. the stand is solid metal, so you don't have to worry about that breaking on you, and the omen logo on the center of the bottom bezel is a really nice touch. i will say that at 75hz the monitor is smooth, but i get very very slight stutter, very occasionally. also the monitor arrived a day earlier than the projected shipping time. and while the presentation of the box and the foam inside along with the single sheet instructions didn't give me high hopes, but the monitor worked fine right out of the box, and i am having no trouble with it. so i saved a good *** , and i do think i would buy from the *** guys again.
After doing a lot of research online I decided to purchase the Planar stand for my 2 - 24" Samsung monitors over a number of less expensive models. I preferred the smooth architetural design of the base as well as the overall number of glowing reviews. The two monitors max the arms out, the screw that holds them in place is as far to the end as it will go. This doesn't allow for a lot of tilt horizontally. I would prefer to have just a little more than this model affords but the next size up has such a long base that I feel it would look dd on my desk. Assembly and installation was very easy and the components are all of excellent quality. The stand allows a lot of movement vertically ( I have it set at the highest level) which gets the monitors right at shoulder height. The tilt and swivel features are all very smooth. This is a terrific example of quality engineering and construction. You won't be disappointed in this stand.
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