"Wow...9 years since manufacture and still great."5.0 starson by smaxx2010
Pros: The picture isnt curvy and is very flat and it is very sharp on text. The quality of plastics seems to be durable. I bought this used in June 2007 for $10 from Goodwill but it was already 5 years old and probably had some heavy use and still good.
Cons: Refresh rates. The refresh I get at 1600x1200 is only 60hz. I can only get 75hz at 1400x1050, it would be nice if it was the 1600 res as well. If you want 85HZ or higher its up to 1024x768, pretty disappointing on a monitor this size.
Summary: I wish that this monitor would have better res up to 1900x1200 and at least 75Hz at 1600x1200. I give 5 stars because of how reliable this monitor has remained despite its age, even if it has some slight shortcomings. Of course the market for CRTs is so yesterday since probably more than half of computer users out there use the more modern Flat Panel LCDs right now no matter what. This is one of 2 CRTs I still use but LCD is on one of my machines. Still, this is one great Samsung Product. I will buy more Samsung flat-panel monitors in the future...