Summary: I've had this monitor for several months and I'm very happy with it. I have it next to a widescreen monitor and this display is much clearer and easier to read than the widescreen, regardless of application. I'm actually purchasing a second one. Be aware, however, that the speakers are generally useless. Even with all volume controls maxed out, usually the sound is barely audible.
Summary: After working in a law office for 10 years while aging up to 65 and looking at a 10 year old 17" monitor, I thought my eyes were going with my age. This monitor has proven to me that I'm not as old as I felt. THANK YOU ACER ! Needed the square version because the new oblongs don't give me near the clarity for word processing, not to mention my desk won't hold one that has as much view screen as this 19" square variety.
Summary: This is a great find for those who really hate the newer "wide" monitors. The 4:3 aspect ratio is still the best for many people using desktop apps. We use two of these per desktop and with Windows 7 they really do the job for stock traders, imaging, and especially Web developers (development IDE on one side, results on the other). The downside is that the speakers are really inadequate for all but the most primitive needs (like Windows alert sounds).
Summary: I am happy with the monitor. I could not get used to the widescreen format monitors. This is a perfect size and it takes up minimal space on the desk. The only negative is that the speakers are not very good. Don't plan on the speakers in this monitor replacing external speakers if you listen to music or lots of video. But they're just fine for the average computer use and online searching.