Summary: Although I'm not tech savvy, I'm thoroughly satisfied with HP's 23xi monitor. It's lightweight, easy to set up, looks and performs well for someone like me who has average expectations. As a few of the other reviewers have mentioned, there is a 1/2" black border around the picture and it's manufactured out of plastic. I also have Windows 8.1, however the 1/2" border is a minor point to consider since it was a very teeny tiny screen from which I upgraded recently.
Summary: Clear, bright monitor. But sort of flimsy, especially the support, and needs USB ports for things like camera, microphone, etc. Bought it from HP because I wanted a complete package from one vendor, but its much cheaper from other vendors on the internet if you don't mind splitting the order.