Summary: Monitor was great bang for the buck. Shorted out a few times on me, but that was due to some settings on my computer. Works like a dream now and still holding strong after two years. Only complaint being the audio. The built in speaker is just plain awful.
Summary: I have had this monitor for about three years. My experience with it has been good. The monitor will give a humming noise at very low volume. If you adjust the monitor settings, you can get rid of the humming noise.
Summary: Monitor looks and works wonderfully right out of the box. My only complaint would be that it is almost TOO big! I have to back away from the computer desk to take it all in! Really works well for tweaking my photos though.
Summary: I cannot speak of other people who experience the dreaded dead pixels, but IN MY CASE, the problem is not that bad. When I consider everything (the good and the bad), for the price, I think I did a pretty good purchase. Maybe not a GREAT purchase, but a good purchase nonetheless.
Pros: BIG... Especially in small desk where the monitor sits close to you. This computer is used mostly for gaming (Skyrim, and others) and images look great.
Cons: The dreaded "dead pixel" issue. I occasionally experience dead pixels (green pixels) which only bother me because I know they are there; and not necessarily because they get in the way of me playing games, browsing the web, or doing some other work on my PC.