Summary: Just adding my voice to the others that lament the poor build quality of the HP Pavilion 23xi computer monitor. Just a few months after I bought one, the monitor began to show minor color issues that I ignored. I should have taken care of the problem then, because just as the monitor goes out of warranty, distinct colored horizontal lines appeared.
6 month later "green tint" on the left side appeared. Worst HP tech support ever.
Yu Tai Chang, Amazon
20 March 2014
Summary: After using this monitor for 6 month or so, "green tint" started to appear from the left side of the screen (it's obvious when you opened a blank text file). The worst part is the HP customer services. I purchased this monitor on 2013/04/03 but the HP Total Care website showed my monitor warranty is expired. Therefore, I tried to update warranty status in Jan 2014 by emailed the Amazon invoice since I need to get this issue fix before 2014/04/03.
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: I got this monitor a little over a year ago, and haven't had any problems with it, except it has about 2 dead pixels that probably only I notice, because I notice everything, but they are not at all noticeable. It is very nice looking from all sides, and somewhat easy to keep clean considering how little area there is that would actually need to be cleaned. By cleaned I mean dusted.