Summary: I needed a second monitor. My first monitor is a Dell S2309W 23" so the S2409W was the logical choice. They are almost identical. It took only a few minutes to attach and it works fine. It has one slight flaw that I didn't notice for several weeks. It is as though the screen has slipped down in the frame. There is about a 1/64" black line at the top of the screen with a little space above it. It does not affect the operation at all. I would buy it again.
Summary: This is a really nice monitor. I love the HDMI port, I can just plug my DVD recorder into it and get HD TV right on the monitor. It has a really nice picture. I also use my Xbox 360 with this and the size of this monitor is great. One thing I didn't like is there is no power connection for the speaker bar, so I had to get an adapter. The frame is a nice and sleek black color. Overall I really like this monitor, and give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Cons: none that I can see so far - (only had it 1 day so far) Having a little height adjustment would be nice, but not a deal breaker. Most desks now have an elevated LCD monitor stand anyway, so you may not even need height adjustment capability.
Pros: Love the wide screen, great resolution, and easy installation. I finally gave up on trying to get anything done on my 15" laptop screen. I am so much more productive when I can view documents side by side and copy and paste away. Awesome!
Cons: Like the CNET review said, the base of the stand is pitiful, no real adjustments available for height and angle. The little monitors in the computer lab are better than this!