A monitor is a monitor… for the most part to me. There are a few things I notice, and that is about it. I certainly do not spend the time some do fine tuning the colors. However, with this one I might because I find the color is just a little washed out compared to my Samsung 204B. Adjusting the contrast and bright did not fix it, so that might be a project for another day.
If I had to choose a key nit about this monitor, it would be the excessively large frame which is meant for mounting HP accessories all over it. I would love having this 2″ narrower and 2″ shorter to be much cleaner in appearance. The second nit might be height, but it is “short” so that is easily adjusted by putting things under it until it is the height I want. And, since I have taken days to write this for a reason, a third nit would be the glossy screen reflecting so much; but I can control much of that based upon lighting in the room.
Two other nits were easily resolved:
- I caused a fuzziness by selecting auto-adjust at the wrong time. I have found that unless something with bright color is maximized on the scree, that feature doesn’t work “right” on any monitor.
- The power button has an offensively bright LED. But, best option ever, it can be turned off in the monitor’s menu. It’s like they knew it would irritate people. Smart.
The two games I’ve tried look good. The web pages I have gone to look nice. Having the monstrous width is awesome, and I don’t yet miss the 120 pixels of height I lost. But how loudly can I really complain for $35?