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Pro Good quality screen
All aspects of the display itself are good - horizontal viewing angles are nearly 180 degrees, color accuracy is very good out of the box, and color saturation is very good as well thanks to its low black levels.
Pro Great stand allows for lots of flexibility
The single legged stand can be adjusted from flat to 60 degrees, allowing it to lay flat on a table, nearly upright, or at many angles in-between. The tilt can be lifted or lowered with just one hand by pressing or pulling on the top of the monitor. It also doesn't bounce in regular use.
For added flexibility, there are VESA mounting screw ports on the rear which lets you mount this to a wall or a monitor stand.
Pro Minimalistic front looks unobtrusive
The front of the display is a single piece of glass, which looks attractive (almost like the front of a very large tablet). Beneath it is a mostly-clear plastic which lets raises the screen above the table or desk, and allows you to see the single photo-frame-like stand on the rear.
Pro Integrated speakers are included - no need to buy dedicated speakers
The built-in stereo speakers aren't the highest quality around, but they will get the job done in a pinch. It's nice to have them if you need to move your computer around, as it's less hardware and cords required to carry around.
Pro USB pass-through allows for easy access to ports
There are 4 total USB ports on this monitor: 1 is an upstream port (to connect to your computer), and 3 are downstream ports (which you can connect peripherals to, such as a mouse, keyboard, and an external hard drive. This allows you to free up ports on your computer, and also helps keep your cords managed in one spot.
Pro Fast response time reduces ghosting
Response time on this monitor is 5ms, which is suitable for even high-level gaming. Response time is the time delay between when the monitor receives a signal and when it refreshes the screen to reflect that new signal. While a low refresh rate generally benefits gamers most, its effects can help make your entire system feel just a touch more responsive for any task.
Con Very poor menu UI
There are 6 physical buttons on the right side near the bottom which you have to use to navigate the menu. These feel very dated, especially on a monitor that costs over $500 considering there are better solutions like a joystick or even using the touchscreen itself.
Con Very reflective screen isn't ideal
The screen is very reflective. It is best used in a dark area where there isn't other light to reflect.
Con Integrated speakers lack any impact
The speakers built-into the T272HL may be stereo, but they don't offer a great listening experience overall. The bass is severely lacking, and clarity is alright for the odd soundbite but you'll want to add external speakers for movies or other media.