Summary: This is an Excellent Monitor! The screen is HUGE compared to what I was used to and the adjustment capability is superb(mine is set at cool). It's an HP product so the design and construction are top rate(my last monitor was also an HP). My only wish would be to add 1 more input with the VGA input but the price cannot be beat as is. It is simple and sweet for the basic computer.
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.
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! The color is a little cooler than my laptop display but it's totally adjustable through the Monitor>Color>Calibration>Advanced control panel.
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: 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.