"Does a decent job with office applications"2.5 starson by captain_tinker
Pros: Easier on my eyes than my old 22 inch CRT
Cons: somewhat grainy
Summary: I was given this monitor for use at work after my 22 inch CRT died. I mainly use it for office work, word processing, and data entry. I do not use it for high end photo editing or videos or games. In fact, until I read the CNET review I didn't even realize it had some of the features it has. I didn't know it could pivot or had a swivel on the bottom. Probably because the swivel doesn't really do much unless you pull it hard. You may as well just pick it up and move it. The pivot was hard to do, and felt like I was going to break it, so I didn't bother doing it anymore. Again, I have no real reason to. It does have a DVI port, however the machine I am using does not have a DVI output, so I have not tried it. It does also have a usb hub, however it's in such an odd spot, that it seems senseless to me. I would much rather use the ports on the front of the computer.
There is one thing that I really do not like that drives me nuts. Anytime you turn on the power, it comes up with a splash screen showing the current resolution and the recommended resolution. It sits there for a good 8 seconds before disappearing. Sure 8 seconds isn't a long time, but when you are trying to log into a network, and it covers the login prompt, it's a real pain.
Other than that, it's a decent monitor if you are not going to do much other than office apps, and web surfing.