This monitor is on sale again at Best Buy [bestbuy.com] and Amazon [amazon.com] for $160.
Best Buy also has "Open Box" ones for $144, and new and open box are both also on eBay from Best Buy.(New [ebay.com]
) (Open Box [ebay.com]
Not quite as good as previous sale of $150 but still a deal. (To preempt the inevitable comment, yes, there was a deal where it was listed for $100 at TigerDirect with some orders going through and some people price matching it successfully for a super slick deal).
I like the monitor. Worth mentioning about mine is the following:
- The edges of the screen dim when viewed off angle (pics [imgur.com]). If you sit very close, the angle from your eyes to the screen edges might be wide enough that it becomes noticeable. It doesn't from where I sit.
- If you only "finger-tighten" the screw that attaches the stand (the screw has a little handle you can grip) it will wobble badly with the slightest bump. Screwdriver tightening helped a lot, though it still wobbles a bit if I bump the desk.
- The monitor will forget calibration settings if left in the default preset of "Web Pics." Go into the monitor's settings and find the presets (called Novo Vision I think) and change it to "Text" and any calibration adjustments you make should "stick."
- It is too bright at default settings, I recommend you turn down the brightness.
- It has 2 inputs, HDMI and DisplayPort. Not all PCs with an HDMI port will be able to drive this monitor at its full resolution. I think you need HDMI 1.3 or higher. (If you are stuck with 1920x1080 as the highest resolution option you might still be able to get it to work at 2560x1440 by adding a custom resolution [google.com]. Try at your own risk.) All versions of DisplayPort support 2560x1440@60Hz. Only an HDMI cable is bundled with the monitor.
- There is no set of mounting holes for a wall mount.
- There is a 1 year Lenovo warranty. Best Buy's 4 year protection plan is $20, Amazon's is $26.