Summary: So first off, I ordered the 129.99$ version of this monitor and actually received this one in the mail what a shock that was. Out of the box it's huge, it's taken a lot of getting used to since I had used a dell 19" lcd 1280x1024. I love this monitor, I recommend it to anyone. The user functions were easy to learn. 1080p movies are just WOW. my games look incredible. The whites are bright and the blacks are deep.
Summary: WOW. Just after I got one, the price jumped $30. Anyway, it's a beautiful screen, larger than my keyboard (almost twice), and has a resolution of 1920x1080. Yes, it is 720p, but sadly no HDMI slot. DVI works though! Only one problem is getting to know the buttons on the front. The secret is they line up with HUD on the screen... (I was stupid that day...) Update 4/11/13: For some reason when I bought this, it was listed as a max of 720p... that's not the case.
Summary: I work on 5 monitors at my job, so have had a variety of different brands. The monitors are powered on almost 24/7. Acer monitors always burn out quickly. I think it's due to the fact that they use inferior parts in their monitors. This was one was no different, started blacking out periodically after about 1 year. Samsung have been the best.
Summary: This is a solid monitor for anyone that is looking for a 23" that uses DVI or VGA. We had a customer that just bought 25 of them from us and they love them. they had all kinds of issues before with different monitors and out of the 25 none of them have had any issues. They are so nice that my staff wants me to buy them all 3 of them to have on each desk. I would not mind because this is a solid product.