Summary: I have had this monitor, the Samsung 214T nearly 4 years now, and it is continuing to work great. No complaints. Love it that I can rotate the display. I keep it rotated in a portrait mode all the time. Makes it so much easier to navigate and read web pages, and not having to scroll near as much as with a monitor in landscape mode.
Summary: Opps, I responded to a review request for this product and was in error. I had to return the display ordered from the Amazon sub dealer Tech4Less. The review is posted was for a different display order. That said, Tech4Less did refund my purchase in full with shipping. I think I just got unlucky and the Samsung refurbisher that the display went through did not catch the pressure marks.
Summary: Umm..how did my Samsung 214T know that it's warranty had expired? Is this artifical intelligence? Anyway, I thought I got a great deal but since it only lasted 16 months before dying, it doesn't seem so great now.
Summary: I enjoyed this monitor thoroughly up until about a month ago (after having it for 13 months) when it started flickering. I was convinced it was a cable or video card problem because after "jiggling things around" and a few power cycles it would work again. Until now, where the monitor both flickers continuously and is very dim at its brightest level. After doing some research it appers that the monitor has a common problem with a backlight circuit.
Summary: I bought 2 of these monitors. One arrived defective with a line showing across the middle of the screen. The other worked just like a regular monitor should work (I dont see the big deal about these monitors) and after 1 year it continuously blinks (like 100times/minute). In other words it is not usable. I would expect for this kind of money better quality.
Summary: Pro's - Price/performance ratio, low glare level, very little flicker even at low brightness levels, anti-glare treatment doesn't distort image, wide viewing angle (vertical and horizontal), relatively consistent contrast across a wide range of brightness levels, size/resolution works well with Windows set at 120dpi and ClearType enabled, but still tolerable when applications (like Web browsers) do not (or cannot) utilize the 120dpi fonts.
Summary: the only glitch was software ...the monitor does not magically display the pictures or desktop when you rotate the monitor you must right click and select. The display is perfect. Worth the little extra money. It's value and quality far above the myriad of all the others. As a photographer I can really evaluate my work. If I need photoshop it's now a pleasure to work with.
Summary: My monitor came with a dark "smudge" in the top right corner - since it doesn't interfere with anything, I left it alone. I don't have any random pixels on the screen or any bright spots. The color and tone are excellent. This monitor is easy to adjust color space and set up a color profile to use with my pro photo printer. WYSIWYG It's a great monitor although I think I'd get the 24" if I could have a do over.
Summary: Picture quality is beautiful. The stand is sleek, sturdy & adjustable. This monitor is awesome in every way except for the fact that there is some input lag. Basically what that means is there's a small delay between mouse movements and movements of the on screen cursor. Input lag is an issue that affects larger LCD monitors, notably S-PVA, S-MVA, and Overdrive-TN panels. Most people may not notice it... it's very minor... yet gamers might get annoyed by it.