"Monitor design is great but text is REALLY disappointing"2.5 starson by jkaufman101
Pros: Excellent design; bright screen; vivid colors
Cons: *Exceptionally* poor text
Summary: I thought I was buying a top-rated monitor when I purchased the HP f2105, but I thought wrong. Text reproduction is so poor (DVI and/or VGA modes) that I can't tell if it's appearing in black or dark red -- or dark green. Text ascenders throw multi-colored shadows off to their sides which makes some characters -- like double-L's (ll) -- blend together in a fusion of subtle RGB hues. I spent hours fine-tuning the monitor -- I even ditched my video card and bought a new $500 one -- but nothing corrected the problem. And as usual, HP tech support was as unhelpful as always. Contacting them is always a losing proposition. So today I returned the HP f2105 monitor to CompUSA and bought the Samsung 215TW. It is a much better solution for me because of its crisp text and extremely vivid colors.
So if you buy the HP f2105, don't say you weren't warned!