Summary: I bought this to replace my CRT that I had for the last 12 years. When we took it out of the box it came in, there were alot of black spots inside the backlight (Under the LCD). We had this for about 3 and a half days. When delivered, we hooked it up Saturday morning we turned it on to see vertical and horizontal lines all over the screen. No sign of physical damage was detected, it also got extremely hot, so i think thats what caused it.
Summary: For 17", it seems smaller than my previous one. May be because it is more square than rectangle (if that can be). It seems that any given page that I am viewing is not all visible at times. Also has a small defect on its face which is not worth returning it (I hope).
Summary: Wanted a second monitor. Got this and couple not be happier. Only thing to remember is that you will need a video card with VGA and DVI output connectors. You will also need to purchase a DVI to DVI cable to hoopk up a second monitor. If you already have a 17 inch monitor, this is a great addition.
Summary: The price was good..., however the dell flat screen Base Stand was dirty with scratches..., Also the monitor screen was dirty and has scratches. I haven't turn it on yet. I hope it has a good image.