Summary: The refurbished monitor I originally purchased had some "issues". I contacted the seller and was provided with another unit, despite the fact that their tech support found nothing wrong with the original monitor. They provided the second monitor "as a courtesy". The second monitor works GREAT! No issues were found. I must recommend the seller as GREAT customer service vendors! THANKS SO MUCH!
Summary: I asked for this monitor for Christmas of '08 and I still love it. I did Alot of reasearch and real world test for monitors before deciding on this one. Not only does it have a superb picture, but the overall design is just right. Not too much flare, very sleek. I did encounter one problem that I already knew about by reading other reviews, the oval shaped joint shown in one of the pics. It can be very hard to get on!
Summary: Best monitor ever!!!!! I can't understand some of you with the issues withthe stand. It took me two tries and it was in. I guess some of you guys need to hit the gym. Seriously it was an easy setup and I was up in running. Buy this monitor. You will not be disappointed!!!!!!!!!
Summary: The base is relatively easy to install if done correctly. Unfortunately the instructions are of little help. After three of us weighing over 200 pounds couldn't get the sucker to engage after seven or eight failed efforts I examined the rubber/metal socket in the monitor base and saw it was beat up, mashed, and bent from our failed efforts. I finally decided to turn the insert around with the triangle facing the front of the monitor since we had no success the other way.
Summary: Had this LCD monitor for about a month now and am pleased so far. No dead pixels. Had a small bit of trouble with the base, but followed the directions and pushed hard and the monitor popped into the base -- it's kind of a ball-and-socket joint. Performance-wise, it's great for my uses (casual computing, web surfing - no hard core gaming, so I can't judge there).