Summary: The reviews of this product which I read before purchasing this product said it was the clear winner in large desktop monitors. After working with it for several weeks I have to agree with those reviews. It as big a monitor as I would want and has several built in features that make it very nice to use. The monitor is stable setting on the desktop and the picture is crisp and clear. Colors are beautiful and the screen is 25 inches..its big.
Summary: im a big fan of this monitor...i have a 22 in monitor in this same line...this one has the webcam and mic built in..plus smartcard reader...handy little light under it too...great monitor have had this over a year now...still love it...wish i could find another one..i love it that much..ive been looking for another monitor and the ones ive found just dont have the features this one does..why do they always stop making the good stuff...who knows..
Summary: I looked at monitors for three months before I bought this. I use it for everything including gaming, photo editing, business applications, and video. My wife was struck by its size and when it was delivered I wasn't sure how it going to fit on my Creative Ideas desk under the hutch. I was delightfully surprized by the monitor's stand adjustment versatility. Not only did it fit just fine but there was room to go.
Pros: Adjustable Viewing Angles, Great picture quality, Great Power Saving Modes, Great Speed, Large Viewing Area, Nice Bonus Features, Reliable Performance, Small Footprint
Summary: I puchased this from B&H last month for the a great price of [$] shipped. Only downside was 3 dead pixels. Not the biggest deal for me because they are in the corners of the screen. I avoided trying to return in case I got a replacement with 1 dead pixel in the middle of the screen. The monitor is truly gorgeous. I decided to get the 25.5" vs the 24" because of the extra features. The integrated web cam and microphone is really a great convenience.
Pros: Adjustable Viewing Angles, Great picture quality, Large Viewing Area, Reliable Performance, Small Footprint
Summary: The w2558hc would be a perfect addition to a LARGE studio desk. I simply didn't have room for it's massive size. The HDMI port was a welcome change to the usual VGA ports. Color rendition was awesome, and wow is it BRIGHT....you may need to adjust it down some. Too bad I didn't have enough room for it. I have to settle for a 22" maximum.
Summary: I compared monitors IN PERSON for a month straight before I decided on this. If Samsung had a 26" glossy monitor, maybe I would've bought it. Samsung has a much better warranty (3 years I believe vs. HP's 1 year). The gloss makes pictures look wet and vivid and alive. Matt screens don't reflect glare (true) but it comes at a price. So, if you have a window or some big light behind you, that may be a consideration.