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.