Summary: I bought this monitor a little over a year ago and it has been amazing and trouble free so far. The picture is indeed very clear and free from any discrepancies of defects. Nice screen size, it works well for watching Netflix without being too big for comfortable normal computer use. Don't be afraid of ViewSonic because they aren't a household name like Samsung, LG, or Sony. Many monitors by those manufacturers actually get worse ratings than the ViewSonic models.
Excerpt: Have purchased 3 of these LCDs. None of them had dead pixels. The screen brightness and clarity is very good. The only thing I don't like is there is not much tilt up and down in the stand. The stand is removable and has VESA mounts (100x100 I think but not positive) on the back. Viewsonic 3 yr warranty is good and I have had to collect on it once for another model of monitor. You have to pay return shipping, but they honored the warranty and shipped a replacement LCD.
Summary: Great monitor for the price. Ideally I would have liked built in speakers and HDMI. For playing games, Metro:LL, Crysis 3, Far Cry 3 all look very crisp and anti-aliasing looks good as well. The stand seems a bit flimsy, but it works well.
Summary: Light-weight, thin and easy to use. This has superior picture quality and excellent clarity. For the money, this is an excellent buy. I would highly recommend this monitor. In fact, I plan to purchase two more so all three of mine will be the same.