"Impressed at first, but..."2.0 starson by drivedesigner
Pros: Bright screen, wonderful contrast ratio, nice interactive menu, very light, very thin, attractive styling.
Cons: The base is very wobbly, the brightness control doesn't allow it to be dimmed for night viewing and becomes very overpowering in a dark room. Dynamic brightness doesn't seem to help this. Needs more input options. See below for the real issue...
Summary: Then, the real problems started. Out of the box, it worked well on both our laptop and desktop systems. Within a few days, it started to go blank between 1-2 seconds at a time and W7 would report that it had an issue with the NVidia monitor driver. The XP laptop would not report anything. Soon after that, the monitor would go blank for up to 5 minutes and nothing would wake it up. Today, the monitor went blank and came back very fuzzy. Thinking it was just a bad one, I called Best Buy to see if they had one on hand to exchange. Turns out they no longer carry it in-store. I contacted Samsung and they said that the monitor is NOT discontinued and they offered to service it. Since it's within the return time at Best Buy, I will be returning it to the store as defective. In writing this, I am not discouraging anyone from purchasing this monitor. It's a beautiful product. But, if you do own one and it starts randomly cutting-out, it's not your display card or driver. Now, I really wonder why Best Buy decided to no longer carry it in-store.