Summary: You can't wrong with this monitor, this is as close as it gets to the Mac Thunderbolt display (you can use the thunderbolt ports with the displayport ports on this monitor). Seeing as how the Mac one and this one are the same price though, not sure which one is better value.
Summary: Best monitor I have ever used or seen bar none. It's really pretty turned off but it's stunning turned on. I use it as an external monitor for Macbook Pro or Macbook Air using the mini-display port and the picture is just perfect.
Summary: Beautiful monitor and great service. The only tinsy-tiny draw back is that the monitor has a glass, and consequently, highly reflective surface. As a result, it can sometimes be like looking in a mirror as I have it set up on a shelf in front of me.