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: 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.