Amazon Review by Amazon Customer
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I ordered two of these and a dual monitor stand. After much research I had a few hesitations about ordering these as they are the same hardware it appears as the VS238H which as a lot of reviews here and on new egg.
So to address the complaints I saw in 1% of the reviews.
First complaint I saw was the stands. I can see how the stands could leave a little to be desired but these things are so light and thin a more substantial base would look out of place. I personally wouldn’t let this take away from the monitor. Since I am not using the included stands that is where I will leave this.
The second issue I had seen people complain about was the uneven back light. If you look for it in darker modes under motion you can see it a little. Still nothing I would choose not to buy it over, and maybe they refined it in the VS238H-P from the VS238H.
The third issue I had seen on other reviews was color, like most LCD’s its not true to life, but with some effort on the adjustment it looks great.
The back light at 100% is too bright for my taste, so turning it down to about 50% is where I like it.
Motion is smooth, fonts are crisp. I’m using a modified graphics driver that allows me to set the resolution over VGA to full 1080p I had seen some people complain that it wasn’t as crisp using VGA but I think that is a driver/video card issue (or user error) more than a monitor issue. At 23 inch 1080p is the perfect size the fonts a good size, my laptop has 1050 vertical resolution on a 15 inch and it can make things too small. I wouldn’t go any bigger without going to a higher resolution which is hard to find. However use DVI if at all possible and if using dual monitors make sure to use two DVI not a VGA and DVI.
The backs are a carbon fiber style texture which look good (I could see it collecting dust though). The front bezel is piano black (glossy) I will never understand this trend, but in my set up I have no light behind we to deal with.
For the price these can’t be beat, if you are a high end graphics designer or photo editor you should look at a higher price point. Programmers, CAD, data entry, web browsing, gaming, and just about ever other use these are perfectly fine. I do not have any stuck or dead pixels that I have noticed.
I’m not sure you could improve this monitor without greatly increasing the cost.
If you are having issues with the font try different view modes the Scenery modes don’t do fonts justice.