Summary: Gives me a lot more desktop and taskbar than the 17" laptop screen or a 19" monitor. Now I use the 24 and the 19 side-by-side with the taskbar on the 24. No height adjustment but I knew that going in. Uses more power than an LED lit unit but those do not have very good brightness yet according to cnet reviews. If you want to swivel it to portrait mode you'll need to buy some kind of 3rd party mount.