Summary: The LED backlight is much too bright. There are no buttons to allow for adjusting brightness or contrast. It did come with software to do so, but the software is incompatible with my computer. FYI, the software is also not available on the AOC site for public download. Ergo, it is a difficult to read normal text at standard resolutions. This monitor is junky and I'm not sure if would be right to donate it to Goodwill because I don't want somebody else to have eyestrain.
Summary: I was nervous because I bought this (stupidly) thinking it was a new monitor. It had a great price but I was unsure the quality. On arrival, the monitor was in it's original packaging and had everything packaged like new. I got this at a steal! the power button seems like it might have gotten bumped and is a little loose but all in all I'm very happy with this purchase!
Summary: this monitor is good for the money. while it has no on monitor controls it is ok because it comes with menu software. this monitor is also very bright but that can be adjusted in the settings. overall a good monitor for the money.
Summary: If you're thinking about buying this monitor, stop. Fork out the extra $10 or $20 and get the AOC 2060S. They're virtually the same monitor (one is sold by Walmart the other by OfficeMax). The 2070SWN is too bright for human eyes, the text is barely readable unless the font is large, and there are no onboard controls. All the controls are done from the PC and are poor at making the quality any better whatsoever.
Summary: Hey, it works... no problems. Windows 7 generic driver found and again no problem. I did then go into the supplied cd and install the driver on the disc and also the control software. The additional software may be a slight problem if your computer knowledge is below average... but it is a easy, honest!