Summary: Quality is OK, and the 18.5" widescreen is fine for video playback, however at 9" high, the height is the same as small traditional 15" screen, therefore the usable screen space isn't good for working on documents or browsing websites.
Summary: This monitor came with only a European mains lead plug. Not an issue for me as I always have a few UK leads here, but other people may not. I reported it to Amazon and they wanted me to return it!!!! I explained it's only the UK mains lead that's missing and could they please send one which they couldn't. I would have to purchase one separately and have the cost re-funded. I explained I already had one so they re-funded me 10% off the purchase cost.
Summary: Quite literally - and truthfully - 'plug in and play'. I'm told this is the most popular size for monitors, and my experience would indicate that for once mass-market opinion is correct: colour balance is excellent, and although initially it took me some time to locate the on/off switch I really cannot fault the equipment. Excellent, and most competitively priced.