Summary: I use my computer for spreadsheets, word processing, and reading web pages. Outside of native resolution, which I find too small for extended use, most monitors are unpelasant to use. I found this monitor to be poor for text. I turned the brightness and contrast to 0, down from the default setting of 70-80 and it was still horrible. No matter how I set the brightness/contrast/resolution I could barely see the Spreadhseet cells borders. I got eyestrain as well.
Summary: I loved this monitor.... until the backlight died! After about a year and a half it wouldn't light anymore, though the panel was still working. Aside from that, it was a great low budget photo editing monitor. impressive native contrast and color accuracy (Dynamic contrast is undesirable IMO), and very bright. Too bright at default setting, but easily adjusted. Viewing angle was pretty good for a TN panel. I would have given better score if it still worked!
Summary: I went somewhere else (not Amazon) and bought this monitor for my brand new computer - and once hooked up my computer kept shutting down and rebooting for no apparent reason. It also cause Internet Explorer to shut down several times. At first I thought it was the cable but the user cannot put a better cable on this monitor since the "cut out" on the back won't fit anything correctly - possibly including the cable that came with it.
Summary: This monitor replaced my older HP 17 inch LCD monitor that came with my HP computer. Automatically I saw a huge difference in color and detail. I am very happy with this monitor especially with the price. My computer does have a stand alone Nvidia Graphics card. I do understand that some people may be disappointed with this monitor due to re-boots or bad text but if they do not understand that higher definition monitors may require a higher end graphics card (a stand...