Summary: I purchased this monitor from an Amazon vendor. It arrived very quickly, however I was not able to get it functioning. It kept telling me "monitor is going to sleep." It would not stay "awake" long enough to try to get it working properly. After a couple hours of frustration I called HP support. When I explained what it was doing they sent me a new monitor at no charge. The new monitor works perfectly, was very easy to install and begin using.
Summary: The color is perfect and the size is generous. Detail clarity is somewhat lacking with dark gray on light gray colors, and some photos are not extra high quality. It is a very good product at a great price.
Summary: If, like me, you use this with a Windoze laptop that has a screen resolution different from the 1680x1050 that this monitor INSISTS on using then you are in for some occasional trouble. The problem is that, even if it can display the resolution that the Windoze box comes up with, it will only do so for a few minutes. After that it pops up a message saying "going to sleep" and does.
Summary: I bought this monitor as a second monitor for my computer. I already have a Samsung 22" and was about to buy another one but when I saw the price of this monitor, I thought I would try it out. I have to say this monitor is fantastic. The picture is clear and sharp. And the best part is that I have my cable box HDMI output to go into HDMI input of this monitor through a switcher.
Summary: Where to start.... I have been using a NEC 1700M+ LCD Monitor since 2001, and paid $1000.00 for that monitor. This HP L2208W LCD Monitor replaced it, for $182.00, including s/h. Even tho I did not buy this HP L2208W Monitor on Amazon, I will say a bit about it here. This is a great monitor. It is BRIGHT and CLEAR.