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. Both of my laptops support the native resolution of the Samsung monitor and I've never had any issues. I have not tried the monitor with a PC or cable box or HDMI.
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. I have just gotten in the habit of turning the abient light down a little and I'm ok with it. Having said that, the colors are true and consistent across all parts of the screen.
Summary: I'm the type of person who becomes obsessive over researching to find the best product fit for myself. This monitor may not be for everyone - make sure you're comfortable with a high gloss screen. I work in a low-light room, and have it next to my other 27 inch monitor which is a matte screen, and this monitor is on a whole other level of amazing. Clarity, color, pre-calibrated... Samsung's PLS technology is downright excellent.