Summary: I bought this because it was 1920x1200, I got it dirt cheap, and and it has and adjustable height stand. LG is a pretty good brand also. I was really looking more for a Dell UltraSharp IPS display, but I'm a poor college student so I didn't want to spend the extra right now. This display is supposedly wide color gamut, so it should be decent for casual photo work. It only has dvi and vga which is a drag... Dual dvi or an HDMI or displayport would be handy.
Summary: I purchased my LG W2600H from Best Buy, using a 10% off coupon downloaded off the web, after researching large monitors long and hard. The first monitor I recieved had a manufacturing defect along the edge of the screen, about a 1/4 in high and a 1/2 in wide in the shape of a half moon, I bought it online but exchanged it at the store, she did but not without looking at me with the, I doubt it was a manufacturing defect look.
Summary: I was very impressed with the quality of the monitor considering the price. Yes as others have commented, the menu items on the front of the monitor cannnot be seen well and are difficult to use, but right out of the box the monitor worked perfectly. However, the CD that was included with the purchase did not work and I had to go online to LG to obtain the drivers for the monitor as well as the manual.
Summary: This monitor works flawlessly when fed from the DVI-D connection on the back of the monitor to a Macintosh Computer(PM G4 2x1.25Ghz Mirror Doors) through the Mac's DVI-I port. Many lcd monitor specs show the Mac being connected via the VGA port, and I'm sure that would work, but the DVI connection works on this LG W2600H without any additional drivers or software downloads. Pros: Eye-popping contrast and color after calibration.
Summary: I also bought an LG W2600 monitor from BestBuy (Aug.2008) and it worked fine, so week later bought another one for work, because i use my Mac Powerbook at both locations. Since then i noticed a slight defect: the LG W2600 is slightly brighter at the bottom of the screen than at the top. Oddly, i have read a review of the Samsung 26" and the person stated a similar defect: "color variation".
Summary: I bought one of these monitors from Best Buy and had to return it because not only was the screen scratched and cracked, it was missing the damned cables it was supposed to come with. Keep in mind, this was not an open box sale, it was brand new. So after I lug it back to the store, get a replacement, and plug it in, the display looked horrible. The colors were all totally wrong, and no amount of color correction could help it at all.