Summary: I purchased the 1708 because I needed the space also I couldn't mount a webcam on my old monitor. It has been a pleasant surprise, the image is better that I expected and I would definately buy another one.
Summary: While doing research work at a university I had this 17" Dell Ultrasharp monitor at my work station. Set at 1024 x 768 it displays a full web page (L to R ) without having to move your head around the screen. At one time I was given the larger 19" Ultrasharp but returned it to our IT guy.
Summary: I bought it because the monitor I had crapped out. I bid on this one,it was cheap it does the job. It is not as good as the one I had but it gives me much more space. Well worth the money it cost!
Summary: Low priced LCD for desktop use, bright and punchy. Unsuitable for critical color work, brightness/contrast and color profiles are insufficiently adjustable for pre-press production. That said, at 10% of the price for a color-corrected graphics display your expectations should be less.