Summary: For social media, word processing, watching movies etc., I rate this at 5 stars for a very nice balance of price and performance. BEWARE: I purchased two of these almost 3 years ago and strained to get CAD work done on them. 1080p is simply not sufficient on large monitors, so I recently upgraded to two Dell U3011 units. The difference is night and day.
Summary: I looove this monitor! I thought the price was great, the size is huge, colors are really bright, and images are sharp. Unfortunately it arrived with a dead pixel, which I was really unhappy about... I've had it for over a year now and none of the other pixels have died, so I'm pretty sure this was just a fluke and not a widespread defect or anything. Overall, I would definitely recommend it.
Summary: Have had this monitor for about a year now. It has been beautiful until about 2 months ago when it began to occasionally fritz out. Let me explain: the screen goes mostly pink and blinks between colors and pinks. 80% of the time it is awesome. Superior color, brightness, etc., but I'm afraid that it has done it's time and is ready to be replaced. I'll miss the gorgeous screen, but maybe I'll get lucky and find a replacement that is equal - likely nothing better.
Summary: This is an awesome monitor. I was looking for a good 24" HD monitor, and looked at several other brands, before settling on the Samsung. I've had this monitor for over 6 months now with no issues at all. The reason I chose this monitor over the other brands was price, connections, and prior experience (I have a Samsung LCD monitor from 2003 that still works to this day). The connections are great, the colors are really good, and I love the Touch Of Color design.
Summary: Prior to buying this monitor I had been using a 19" screen. I spend enough time in front of a screen at work (who doesn't?) that I felt I should make an investment for a larger screen. I searched for quite some time as I do a large amount of video/photo editing and wanted a monitor with numerous display options and an overall clear picture with dark blacks and bright colors. I've learned over a number of screens that I am partial to Samsung screens.