Summary: I bought this monitor to replace an old Apple LCD monitor which had become faded and low in contrast. I use it as a second monitor to hold software "tool palettes" and to view video rough & final cuts. I calibrate all my monitors and profile them by making an ICC for every monitor in my studio. Installation: I connected this to one of our Mac workstations using the DVi connection and it booted up without any problem. There was no hum or noise.
Summary: This is my first LCD monitor after using an old NEC Graphics CRT monitor for 5 years. Resolution is much higher, the screen is large enough for me to see multiple work areas at a time and to my amazement watching the high def feeds from the Olympic Games in enlarged mode is fantastic. I'm running at 1920 by 1200 and will never go back to the 1280 by 1024 I was running on my old monitor.
Summary: If you are a graphic designer, photographer or just someone who wants a high quality monitor that can produce consistent color, and has a wide viewing angles, this is for you. This has a S-PVA panel, which is far superior to cheaper TN LCD panels used in less costly monitors. If you spend a great deal of time in front of a monitor for work, especially with color critical applications, it is well worth the additional cost.