Originally Posted by PCM2
It depends. Do you feel the input lag of the S23A700D is holding you back? If not then you wouldn't really gain a whole lot of benefit moving to the ASUS. It can certainly be a shock to the system moving from a monitor like the S23A700D to the ASUS, especially if you were fond of the glossiness of the 700D. I had the monitor next to an Apple Cinema Display, S27A750D and various Dells when testing so there was definitely a comparison to be made when it came to image quality.
If you have an Nvidia GPU and are super-keen to test LightBoost (and find the input lag is too much on the 700D with Frame Sequential enabled) then that could also sway you. Tough one really.
I like / hate the glossiness at the same time. I absolutely adore the clarity but its so reflective that even the LEDs on my keyboard and mouse are reflected. I ended up turning those off and kinda makes me sad when I'm immersed in a game only to see my reflection on a loading screen.
I doubt I can tell the difference of smoothness between 144hz vs 120hz, and Frame Sequential is horrible with that input lag and the only real thing that makes me want to buy this monitor would be the reduced input lag and the Lightboost. Before I decide if I'm going to buy this monitor, can someone clarify how smooth this lightboost trick is? Saying "CRT" doesn't really help me as I don't have a CRT to compare it to.