Summary: I shudder when I read about the problems buyers suffer with some monitors, ie, dead pixels. A big reason I can relate to "if it ain't broken don't fix it". I've had this Samsung 24" monitor for a few years now and instead of replacing it I teamed it up with another and can't imagine going back to one monitor. After opening the packaging and hooking the monitor up there were no problems.
Summary: I bought 3 monitors for my office and one of them burned out withing 10 minutes. Not a big deal... these things happen. But the seller wouldn't replace it because I didn't put it back into the same box. We didn't pay attention to which monitor went with which box - they were identical. The other two boxes were thrown away. The monitors are great but the seller stinks.
Summary: First I will give you my computer's spec's so you can better appreciate the input to this great monitor: it has an AMD 3.6 gb processor w/on board graphics and audio, 8 gb ram. I have a dvi to dvi connection to the monitor. The on-board graphics has only 4096 kb ram on board the graphics chip but can utilize up to 4 gb of ram. Using win8. This computer is an everyday home computer--nothing special.