Summary: I have owned this monitor in black for at least 3 years now, and it's been great. It had no dead pixels when I bought it, it still has no dead pixels, and it is on for hours every single day. It renders colors very well and I can make it as bright as I want. I have no regrets about this purchase.
Summary: I have had this monitor (in beige) for 3 1/2 or 4 years. I thought it was great until about 2 and a half years after I got it. Which was when the lightboard went on it (screen was completely black as if it was turned off, but the power light on the monitor worked as if nothing was wrong).
Summary: Resolution and color at recommended settnig are fair (get better is you reduce resolution), but its a good deal at this price point. You get what you pay for. The seller, Geeks, are excellent - fast shipment. Definitely a keeper.
Summary: I had just bought a second computer to load linux on and was using a CRT. I have to say this monitor is definitally worth the money. It is so bright and so much clearer than my CRT. If I had more money I would buy one for my parents too.
Summary: I'm writing this as a non-techy. For the first couple of days I fiddled with the brightness becuae I found the factory settings were too high. It hurt my eyes. I found the controls non-user friendly and only mananged to turn the brightness down through trial and error.
Summary: Is this the most beautiful monitor in the world? No. But it is a nice, crisp 17" LCD monitor for around $200 which is exactly what I was looking for. My only problem so far is that the display is quite bright. On my Mac, this is no problem because I can set the gamma down very easily.
Excerpt: Using the monitor: We bought this monitor second hand around Christmas time for £40 - great value as it retails anywhere around £150-60. I was impressed with the colour, contrast and definition of the screen, especially when playing games or watching a film.