Joined on 02/14/07
Good quality with a few caveats
Pros: This monitor has extremely good picture quality and a very fast response time. Followed the tests here: http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/ I'm very impressed.
Cons: -The monitor's stand doesn't elevate to a high enough level to permit a comfortable, ergonomic height. This also effects its viewing angles which distorts colors. -Low quality speakers suffer from high amounts of distortion which is to be expected from built-in setups, don't rely upon these. -Menu layout and controls are difficult to get accustomed to. All five are the same shape and have no obvious indentations, also the escape/back button changes depending upon menu. -There is such a thing as too bright, I have mine set to scenery mode with brightness to 0. -A webcam but no microphone? What were the designers thinking?
Overall Review: Prices are really coming down quickly on LCDs. This device does have its drawbacks, but for the price it does a great job. Overall, this is the part of your computer which you'll look the most at. Aside from the lack of microphone and poor speakers(I'd rather have a usb hub) it's a quality piece of equipment. According to my killawatt this device uses about 44 watts on maximum brightness.