Summary: Used a 17' Samsung LCD before, and never had a problem of this kind. The brand name is one thing to consider before buying.
Pros: It's really one of the best deals. The screen is clear and the contrast ratio is not bad. Some complain about the stand, but it seems to be sturdy enough.
Cons: I have used this for two days, and I start to see dead pixels here and there. The first day: none; two days later: two ??? I hope that by next week, I got 8 deap pixels, so that I could exchange with another one. It's cheap and you got what you paid for.
Summary: This screen is a lot smaller than I thought it would be - my fault. But since it's widescreen the 19" doesn't make nearly as large as I imagined. It's only 1" taller than my old 15". Quite tiny. I was really looking for a big bump up in size and didn't get it.