Summary: This monitor has met all of my expectations and then some. I like the fact that the horizontal dimension is greater than the vertical dimension, since I often have trouble finding the scroll mark with the mouse. The definition is superb and is as good as printed material, since it is not all all faded, but quite dark. The colors are bright, the contrast is sharp, and it brings up material in a lively manner.
Summary: I bought this Monitor because I purchased a new desk top and needed to have a black one. It has controls on it to adjust the brightness of screen, has very good contrast and picture sharpness. This monitor has plenty of brightness, it is too much for me. I had to cut down the brightness to suit me, that is one good thing about this monitor. It comes packaged in a suitcase type shipping box.
Excerpt: oops - forgot to mention this is an IPS monitor. IPS makes the monitor viewable from different angles. An example of where this is useful is when you need to show someone something on the monitor. They will be standing at an off angle but will still be able to see the screen.