"Best graphic and picture quality I've ever owned"5.0 starson by blkmtnstudio
Pros: Best graphic and picture quality I've ever owned, and it sits right next to my new MacBook Pro without a difference. I use this monitor for professional video and graphic work, but also watch movies on this all the time. Its also very slim and light!
Cons: Almost nothing to complain about besides there being only a DVI output and the base became wobbly after I had taken the it apart a couple times due to moving locations of my office, but at first it was firm (so plan on keeping it intact).
Summary: The bottom line is you won't get a better monitor for this price. And to think you'll get a better monitor is really going to be a stretch considering both Apple and Dell use the Samsung technology for the monitors and then hike up the price.
I bought this monitor for one sole purpose, and that was to edit HD video and work on high res graphic projects for my company. I haven't come across any problems yet, and I've look for them!
To me the best part is matching it up with my new 17 in MacBook Pro (matt high def screen) and comparing the quality of them. I was able to quickly change the monitors settings to make it exactly the same for color and crisp detail depth! At first I wasn't sure if that would work, but within a few minutes I had them the same.
Also, I wouldn't know how much an back LED light makes any difference with this 50,000 to 1 contrast ration, it seems like a minor enhancement, but video quality to me is already very good.
Definitely go out and buy one rather than the DELL unless the price is the same! And unless you absolutely need the Aluminum aesthetic of an Apple monitor, you'll get the exact same quality with this monitor and save more than $500 dollars!