Summary: EXTERNAL QUALITY: I chose this one over the competing Samsung XL-2370 model even though they were similarly priced (approximately $280) because I like (1) the Acer's shape - which is a sleek, plain rectangular shape, (2) the sturdy aluminum stand, and (3) because the screen was an inch bigger (24") than the Samsung model (23"). Also, I didn't like Samsung's casing - an acryllic plastic which looks rather "cheapy" (although it does look a bit fancy).
Summary: Pros: Accurate colors Low power consumption Slim Sturdy aluminum base; very easy to attach Even backlighting; very little bleed (if any at all) Bright No bad pixels 2 HDMI inputs Small power supply Comes with an HDMI cable Inputs are in the base Cons: Menu controls take some time getting used Off center mounting does cause slight sagging Only 1 speaker (non-issue for me though - didn't even listen to them) I find the Acer software tools for tweaking colors and such..
Summary: I bought this for the soul purpose of playing video games. It done its job really nice. The screen and everything else is very nice. The controls are little bit odd but you can get used to them very quickly.
Summary: I used this monitor for gaming, surfing the web and watching TV and movies. It does them all just fine. My only gripe is that when I'm looking at websites it can appear "grainy" there's no real grain there it just isn't as crisp as a 1080P LCD TV would be if you were to use that as a monitor. As a monitor though it's awesome.