Summary: I am a CPA and use this monitor in Landscape mode to view full pages of tax returns at one time. I had the 19.1 inch model which was also NON wide screen. I am very happy with this monitor for this use.
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: 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 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.
Summary: Well, the last one has died. I purchased six of these monitors in the 2007-2008 time frame for dual-monitor office use. All six have now died on me. When they were still under warranty, I replaced two of them when they died, so really eight of them uniformly failed. They all died in the same way. They would take longer and longer to "warm-up" after being powered up, then eventually, they would just not come on at all. I assume it is some sort of power supply problem.
Summary: I'm on my second Samsung SyncMaster 204B and experiencing the same problems as the first. Whenever you put your computer into sleep mode or switch off the monitor, a problem develops: When you switch it back on, the picture becomes gradually dimmer with a noticeable flicker over time. My first one eventually died altogether within warranty, and Samsung sent me a replacement. It's been maybe six months and the same thing is happening.