Pros: it seemed like a good price Cons: April 2012 out of the box: the monitor had a nasty habit of going Blackscreen on me, but it only lasted for a second or less. I originally thought the problem was a defective connection to the PC. I was replugging and making sure all was tight. But since the things I use the PC for are not crucially impacted by seconds lost in blackness, I would just jiggle the cord or the connection and think it got better. As time progressed this blackness became longer and more annoying so I replaced the cord - but it did not solve the problem. Still, I was loathe to call DELL about it because to me, it is pure misery dealing with the hole computer tech service on the phone thing in which a myraid of stupid questions are asked based on the assumption that the customer is ignorant...But now, in Sept. 2012, the problem has suddenly progressed to critical mass - the monitor is now completely unusable. In the middle of my work, I am faced with a monitor that is OFF and will not turn ON, and at other times I am faced with the equally unusable alternative in which the monitor appears to be insane, with millions of constantly upwards scrolling miniscule lines of rainbow colors... I just sent a return request to DELL. Let us see what happens! BTW there is no "Service Tag" that I can see on this monitor. And since I can no longer use it then it is not plugged in to my system so that DELL can "find" the service tag. However, I AM a DELL customer and I bought it right here at this web site.
I am totally satisfied with my monitor purchase. I originally was going to ourchase a Samsung monitor, but this special caught my eye, and a little due dilligence was time well invested. I received updates all along the way from ordering, to shipping, and delivery and was completely informed throughout the process.
This was purchased at a great price. Delivery was quick, and it was received with no damage or problem. It has all the "real estate one would ever want. It works as described, right out of the box. I am most happy with it, and am considering purchasing two more. In other words: "I Love It!"
Paid just over $200 for this screen. It's not top of the line, but it is bright and easy to set up and I can't imagine a better monitor for the money. I purchased it onsale here at Dell, so you just have to look for those deals, but it's well worth it. There were two bad pixels, which are annoying, but again, for $200, it's hard to complain.
I am still amazed by the clear and colorful projection this monitor produces. It is so clear and detailed, i fell in love at first sight. For the price it is a must have for gamer's who want to experience the game like it should be.
Looking for an awesome monitor at a great price, then look no farther! Easy set up and easy to adjust! Nice crisp color and picture. The only disadvantage is you need to be able to have the depth for placing the screen farther back then a normal screen. I love it so much, that I bought second one.
I was a little sceptical when I saw the sale price for this 27" monitor because the price was on par with a 24" monitor. Plus I had never heard of the brand before. However, after reading the reviews here I took a chance and boy am I glad I did! This is the 7th monitor I have personally owned and I have used many others at work. The quality of the display is superb, easily on par with the Samsung and Dell monitors I have owned. The stand is adequate but lacks adjustments, so I ended up buying a 3rd party monitor stand, but considering the price of the monitor, not a big deal - most monitors come with bare bones stands these days.
Pros:work from home, view two docs at once, internet browsing, Video Editing
I expected to have some problems or disappointments with this monitor based on its relatively low price at time of purchase. However, I am very pleased with both the quality of the screen display (colors, brightness) as well as the overall simple monitor design. It works great for general purpose computing as well as for watching videos.
The only downside is that the monitor speakers are quite weak, but that is to be expected in such a package.
Purchased this monitor in May 2012. So far no problems. Easy installation. Great picture. The screen size is huge. The 27 inch screen makes a huge difference when working on multiple projects at once. Great buy and the monitor arrived within 1 week of ordering.
Attracted by Dell's sale price of $209. However, Dead on Arrival out of FedEx box.... I thought this only happened to other folks, but, voila, 3" white stripe down the right side of screen from top to bottom, then, swoosh...black screen altogether, amber power button, no way to repower on. Planar Customer Support Jason most pleasant (only reached through Dell support personnel still on the line, thank you), new unit on the way with defective one to be returned in new box, their postage. As a retired mfg CEO, I held QC as always no. one with me, no matter what the cost. And judging by so many other customer responses via other outlet sites, I remain so disaappointed with Planar's Quality Control, almost as a non-existant entity. Shame! Will update this review with new arrival. Wish me luck.
We bought this for 24x7 application. This is being used as a digital display board. Good clarity and we are happy with the product. We use this at our Kumon Center which is located on South Hurstbourne Pkwy in Louisville KY. Kumon of Jeffersontown.
This is a great product that I bought with a coupon code for a great price($210). You can't go wrong with a planar with their background in medical displays and this is no exception. The screen looks great and arrived quickly with no dead pixels or damage. Setup was quick and easy. My only complaints (small ones at that) are that the build in speakers are pretty terrible and the menues are dificult to access when changing displays if the current display goes to no signal (monitor auto times out from no signal while trying to change inputs). Otherwise, it seems better than many much more expensive products
Pros:second monitor for laptop, display for xbox 360
Pros: Bought it when it went on sale with 2-day free delivery, & overall very happy with it so far. Monitor came well packaged with no dead pixels (still none at point of writing, about 2 month's use). The screen is bright & sharp and the response time is exceptional (for an LCD display). Gaming on this is an absolute bliss and the Dell warranty provided is an added peace-of-mind.
Cons: Wish it came with a long HDMI cable, but nothing that can't be remedied with a trip to your local Radioshack.
Pros:Gaming, general usage, videos & movies, picture & video editing