Summary: Great monitor. Color replication, etc is all fine, even in 2013. I gave mine to my roommate but he still uses it daily. It's got a squeaky base and gets dusty quick but tiny complaints compared to its ability.
Summary: decent refresh rate, nice size monitor for the price (i think it was 140.00). Samsung's screens are always bright, non-matte. Looking back I wish I got something with a height-adjustable base, that to me keeps it from 5 stars.
Summary: I bought this to upgrade from the 17" CRT (bulky) monitor that came with my computer. This monitor is a huge improvement. It has good contrast and brightness, and a whole lot more settings you can explore.