Summary: I have one of these monitors and it's about a year old. Yesterday a bunch of SMOKE poured out of the top vent. My first thought was that a bug had gotten in but I checked and it definitely smelled like burning circuit board. (I'm an electrical engineer and have burned enough boards to know) Tried their web site for warranty replacement and neither the warranty nor the "contact us" section worked. Emphatically not recommended.
Summary: My Mom loves the Flat Panel 17 inch LCD Monitor. She said, it is so flat and light weight. She said, she just has to get use to it. The LCD Flat Panel takes less room,weights less then a CRT Monitor.
Summary: I only bought this monitor b/c I had to match it to the same model for someone who wanted to run a dual-monitor application. The monitor is not bad. But for the price you can find a 19" monitor with just as good response time, resolution, and contrast ratio. Unless you specifically need this model, like me, then you can definitely find a better monitor for the price.