Summary: I purchased this monitor at the end of April 2012 and it arrived, as promised, on May 1, 2012. I integrated it into my system and it worked just fine - until tonight, May 30, 2012 - one month later. The monitor no longer functions and I am now out of $112.00. I have now learned my lesson four times. The first three times with eBay, and now the fourth time with Lencio, who is represented by Amazon. NEVER BUY USED COMPUTER EQUIPMENT!
Summary: Unfortunately, Samsung has chosen to use substandard Chinese capacitors which last just slightly longer than the warranty period, and this creates wild flickering problems followed by complete monitor failure. There is a fix if you are mechanically inclined, and it is well documented online, but it involves sourcing seven higher quality electolytic capacitors (total cost about $6) and soldering them in place and being careful about the high voltages inside.
Summary: This monitor arrived without a problem. So far it is working beautifully, hope that as a refurbished model it will hold up for a couple of years. Thank you for having this available as this model no longer is produced.
Summary: I bought two of these monitors two years and they are still working great. These are some of the last monitors built in a square format everything now is being built as a widescreen. That is great if your watching movies but for someone that is doing technical writing and research this viewing format is much better you have more vertical spacing (1600x1200). It allows for reading a full word doc page. Text shows up great as well as web pages.
Summary: I really like this monitor. I have three of them. I prefer this form factor. Its more square than rectangular. I was unable to find a store than carries them and had to go on the internet to find them.