Summary: Probably closer to 4, but I'll need more time to evaluate. Concerning the mounting base. The little thumb tab on the screw on the base is a little frustrating, my camera tripod has same and for an old f**t w/ authoritis it can be a challenge.
Summary: Set up is easy, performance and value are good and appearance is nice. Set monitor control in Windows XP to 1600 x 900. Attaching the stand is tricky. I paid $140.00 plus tax at wholesale club. Lay the monitor face down on carpet against the wall to keep the piece steady.
Summary: Just purchased from a big box store for 10 bucks cheaper than Amazon. You really can't beat the value of this performance for the price. I've owned several Samsung monitors, and all have been excellent. Great picture quality, and longevity.