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.
Summary: I really like this monitor - the picture is nice, and the screen is matte rather than glossy. That is nice because it means that there's less problems with glare/reflection and overall it's just easier to stare at for a long time. The colors were a little off when I first set up the monitor, but a little bit of adjustment made it look great. Good colors/brightness/contrast are important since I do digital art.