Summary: I owned this monitor for about 1.5yrs and it is still about the same price, I guess that means it has lasted. GREAT monitor overall, mine came with 2 separate rebates, it took about 3 months to get the rebate back from Samsung, but it did come! Overall, an excellent buy.
Pros: Very thin bezel/trim = great for dual display - not a large gap between screens. Fold-Flat design, excellent for wall mounting or traveling. Crisp/clear picture, no ghosting.
Cons: Mine came with 1 (one) stuck pixel, only noticeable on completely black screens; however, it went away after about a month or two, so either the pixel un-stuck or died...either way I don't notice it now so that is great.
Summary: Don't forget to use a level to mount your wall mount and plan it out so that you don't have anything in the way like I did!
Pros: I've had this screen since January of 2005 and it has yet to fail me. No dead pixels, no trouble with it at all yet, great clarity, and great for gaming. I haven't gotten any ghosting on it at all. Also, it comes with a pretty basic wall mount which I ended up using to free up some desk space. Al...
Summary: One Word... Amazing! Simply put. Have had it for 3mo. now. I bought this to replace an aging 19" monitor. I can't beleive all the things that I was missing. This monitor is so bright that you have to turn it down. I love this monitor. I actually have 2 of my PC's hooked up to it.
Summary: I got this monitor about two months ago, and I must say it is awesome!!! I have noting to say but good things about it, great color, brightness, and contrast. No problems playing games, infact it is better than some of my firends lcd's that cost even more!!!!
Summary: I went from a 19" Trinitron CRT to the 172X, and I've never been happier. The colors are vibrant, text is clean and crisp, and there is no ghosting at all in games if you run it at 75Hz. My scores in games actually went up because it's so much easier to see everything with this monitor.
Summary: My monitor only has 1 or 2 dead pixels, but they are hardly noticable. Samsung continues to be the best when it comes to LCDs, the picture is incredible, no ghosting what-so-ever on this monitor. The 12ms refresh does good for gamers (like me). I am simply amazed with this monitor.
Summary: LCD is Great, you can't beat the price either. I received it with two separate rebates. It came with one stuck pixel, and just recentely (like 2 months after I received it) it "disappeared". Either it became "unstuck" or it died.