"A Great Monitor at a Great Price!"5.0 starson by rranger1
Pros: Extremely bright, vivid colors. Large desktop area and easy set up in both DVI and VGA. In Vista, I used the supplied CD to set up the monitor; Windows 7 Beta automatically identified the monitor.
Cons: My few complaints are the same as I have with all large-screen LCDs. Text can seem a little fuzzy at times, even in native resolution. We also have a Samsung 24 inch in the house with exactly the same "issue".
Summary: So far, this is a great monitor, and at $219 it was no-brainer. This monitor is very fast, with no ghosting. Mine came with no dead or stuck pixels.
iTunes videos and DVDs are exceptional on this. The playback is clear, crisp and vivid.
I'm loving having multiple windows open on the desktop with large viewable areas.
The built-in speakers are pretty bad, much worse than the speakers in my 1912wm. I wonder if that's because this monitor has a fashion-over-function design, where the speakers face down and back rather than forward. They've been a disappointment but, fortunately, I ordinarily use external speakers.