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.
Summary: I purchased this monitor to go with my MacPro 15" laptop. Because of all the great Amazon reviews, I was all ready to buy a Samsung for about $100 more, but when I saw how crisp and clear my boss's HP display was I changed my mind and purchased the HP L2208w. I love it!
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.
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.