for a moment there, i thought you were gonna say “the downside is that it costs $1.999”. it doesn’t sound a bad deal, but honestly after getting my ultrawide VA monitor, i’m having trouble going back to 16:9 and more importantly, to IPS Glow….
I know the IPS has better viewing angles and color reproduction BUT for playing games and watching movies, the VA panel’s great contrast levels and lack of IPS Glow make blacks appear actually black and the colors look so vivid you would not believe compared to IPS which looks washed out in comparison.
of course VA panels have their own issues, but the viewing angles are still better than TN, i’m not a PRO gamer so i can’t really tell any difference if the pixels aren’t VERY fast and at the “FAST” setting, there’s no ghosting that i can see.
for pro gamers TN is still the only thing to look for, IPS the only way for photographers and VA for more casual gamers/movie lovers and general use.