Edited: This monitor mysteriously came back alive for one day, but died for good over the weekend. Being fed up with Asus, I ordered a cheap 150 euros BenQ monitor to act as my back up monitor and eventually a dual monitor so I can JUST CONTINUE TO PAINT/WORK! Asus has yet replied to my latest request we typed on last Friday (new monitor or a full refund). I'll give them few days before I take even meaner actions. Definitely not happy! (I'm currently on my old laptop in case you're wondering and nope, it's not usable for painting, Yes, I've tried.
Asus ArtPro PA246Q monitor ([link]
sucks! I have bought one in Nov 2011. Impressed with color accuracy and smooth gamma curve. However like a month ago, it started having 1 weird shadow line coming from left top section which annoyed the heck out of me. It's supposed to be a professional monitor aimed for art/photography/graphic work so that wasn't acceptable. Add that with 2 (I thought 3 though) dead subpixels, non-working card reader (it worked at first), and it flickers now and then. Enough is enough.
3 weeks ago, I asked for a replacement. Lucky they were prompt in shipping other one for free. Traded it in. Turned new one on. At first all looked fine except for the card reader. About one hour in, it started having serious red flicker that fills up almost entire half right screen until it just is permanently red until I power it off for a time being. It'll go away only to come back within minutes. I was tremendously frustrated. I learned how to continue painting on the first good 1/2 screen while asking for OTHER replacement with an emphasis on getting a NEW one not a repaired monitor. They requested us to scan our document. However, after we did that, they sent other one...
I got it last week. At first it seemed ok. Card reader worked ok. At night, I noticed there were 3 bright dead pixels, green, blue, and grey pixels. :/ I couldn't be bothered. However, today when I woke up to turn my pc on, my monitor wouldn't turn on at all. It would not power up at all. I tried unplugging, etc... just to see if it is due to outlet glitch or whatever, but nope. It is the monitor. Now I have all commission files and all on my pc system without any monitor so I'm stuck.
Í will ask my husband if I can borrow his monitor temp. just to extract my files so I could continue on my husband's pc which I am on right now.
At this rate, I bet I'll have endless replacements with something defected.
So, few things I wanna say:
1) Avoid Asus at all cost! Stick with their motherboards, nothing more.
2) Does Asus realize that their reputation is getting ruined that way?
3) Does Asus realize that there are working artists out there that need a really reliable monitor to work with; otherwise, they lose money?
What a waste of good investment (yes this monitor is the most expensive monitor I have ever owned and this is the worst so far)!