"Best monitor I've ever seen"5.0 starson by Hardwareuser
Pros: Very, very bright, clear, and crisp! DVI+VGA+DisplayPort inputs. Multiple ergonmic adjustments (up/down, horizontal swivel, tilt up/down).
Cons: None so far
Summary: I have loved having dual displays for a very long-time, and I bought this HP to replace an old Viewsonic X-Series that started flickering and turning itself off. My other monitor is a 19" Viewsonic Pro series that originally cost a fortune. *Everything* on this HP looks so much better than on either of my other two monitors; I did not know what I was missing.
For example, the white background of this webpage looks very, very white & bright. On my Viewsonic Pro, it appears to be slightly yellowish. Both monitors' color temperatures are set to 65K. I've tried adjusting the color temperature on my other monitor to see if I can get it to match this one, but nothing comes close.
CNET's review of this monitor is what convinced me to buy it. CNET did a nice job with the review, and I see why this is the highest ranked monitor thus far in any CNET review. I contemplated the highly ranked Dell 22 incher, but I noticed many complaints on Dell's website about the lack of a height adjustment on the Dell.
I don't understand why anyone would care that there is no HDMI input on the monitor. This is a computer monitor; not an LCD T.V.! It does not come with audio, so no HDMI input should not matter. You will get the same or better video quality using its DVI input.
On the other hand, it is one of the very few monitors out there that actually has a display port input, and for me, this is a big plus because my laptop has a display port, and I suspect that display port will eventually displace both VGA & DVI as the de-facto standard for video signals (from a computer) to monitors.
I also saw someone complain about the text in a console (cmd/command) session, so I fired-up the command line, and I just don't see what they are talking about. There is no problem here. The text in the console is perfectly crisp and clear, and easily read without straining.