Summary: Bought this as secondary monitor for my workstation but ended up replacing my main monitor (17" Dell LCD of some sort) on my gaming rig with it. Contrast/Brightness was a little off when i first fired it up. After adjusting with the OSD everything was peachy.
Pros: very cheep with a decent picture and resolution. No dead pixels.
Cons: VGA d-sub only, for the price its not a big deal
Summary: If you are replacing your old monitor, use the cord from it (unless it`s hard wired).
Pros: I have owned this monitor for about a Month now and have had on more trouble with it after i replaced the power cored. I`m buying another one. Most of the complaints about this monitor are caused by the supplied power cord. So it`s more than likely you need to use a referent power cord.