Joined on 10/27/07
Pros: I was recently given a retired Dual 2ghz Power Mac G5 machine (my desktop previously consisted of two Quadcore W2k3 machines and a Core2 Shuttle running on 2 monitors, both which came from Newegg. The versatility, performance and price of this fantastic Asus monitor is outstanding. It is certainly the best value around. It out-performs the Apple 24" which sells for nearly 3x the price. Not a single dead pixel, either. The Mac recognized it (DVI) right off, and the VGA port is now shared by the two Quad-core boxes via a kvm switch. I hope they keep making these things.
Cons: For a 24" $279 monitor with *these* features? You must be kidding! I should probably whine about the manual and the chintzy "webcam" software, but then I'd be like... whining about the stickers...
Overall Review: I used a VESA mount and fabricated a stand that lets this tall (real height is 19.5") baby fit under the shelf of my Ikea "Jerker" control center. The 100mm VESA mount is under the round cover on the back of the monitor and the stand mount can be removed by removing the 4 screws that connects the arm to the screen. Happily, they also fit the VESA screw sockets. If you have the headroom to use the beautiful pedestal, don't lose that little chrome screw that anchors it to the base and is packaged loose in the power cord compartment of the box. This monitor is even *better* than sliced bread! You simply can't lose with it. I need another one for stereo.