Pros Nice sharp image, particularly with pictures, text good too
Cons Text could be smoother, backlight is uneven.
Summary When I first got the monitor the brightness was cranked full up, everything looked washed out, after adjusting to a more standard level things looked much better. Pictures look great on this monitor. Text looks pretty darn good, think of the difference between “ClearType” and “Standard” font smoothing. This monitor falls somewhere in between.
The annoying thing is the uneven backlight, it isn’t noticeable unless you have a dark background, but when you do it’s very visible. Dark at the top and light at the bottom. If this could be fixed it would be a fine monitor, not the best but still fine. Here's a tip, if you are 30 inches from the monitor you don't notice it nearly as much as at 20 inches.
What is the best LCD monitor? I don’t know, I haven’t’ seen it yet, and I’ve checked out a lot of monitors.