"Excellent value!"4.5 starson by Dan Dautrich
Pros: Digital and analog inputs, auto picture adjustment, fast response time, adjustable tilt, price
Cons: No digital connector included, few bells and whistles, auto picture adjust doesn't always work right
Summary: For it's price, this monitor is a great value. The response time is one of the fastest in this size/price range and the picture quality is great, even with analog connections (but as with most LCDs, no digital connector is included in the box). The colors are bright and the edges are sharp, and the monitor itself is sleek with a very small bezel around the screen.
The monitor has built-in functions to adjust the picture and an "auto adjustment" that seems to work perfectly for me about 95% of the time. Also included are different picture modes for playing games, surfing the internet, watching movies, and more, though I just keep it on my custom settings because none of the modes look right to my eyes.
There is limited tilt and swivel built in to the base, really only allowing a small tilt forward or backward, but the unit is light enough to slide or to pick up and turn if needed. No wall mount is included, but I believe the base conforms to the VESA standards so that it could be mounted with compatible hardware.
I recently found out that Samsung has a zero dead pixel policy on their LCDs, so if your monitor has even one malfunctioning pixel they will gladly exchange the unit for another. (I wish I had known about this when I bought it six months ago--luckily my one dead pixel is in a spot near the edge of the screen, so it doesn't bother me.) The company also offers 24/7 tech support and a 3-year warranty, so you sleep well at night knowing that your investment is well taken care of.
All in all, there isn't much to complain about with this monitor. Solid performance with great support from the manufacturer makes this almost a steal for it's price. Keep your eye on the rebates, they can often go up to $70, $80, or $90 off if you can wait long enough (but be warned--Samsung takes the full 12 weeks after processing before paying your rebate out). I know my next LCD monitor purchase will have Samsung at the top of my list!