Summary: this was a used monitor. The monitor looked like it had come from the showroom and it operates like new. I am using it as a home security screen and the colors are clear. I have an HP monitor for my desktop and it has no better picture than this ViewSonic.
Summary: Purchased this display on Ebay for a second computer because I already owned an Optiquest Q171b 17" LCD monitor (also made by Viewsonic) and liked it. The monitor uses very little desk space, and produces very clear and bright images and text...perfect for everyday emails, news, etc.
Summary: It's bezels are large, it's resolution isn't "good", but boy do the colors pop because of the contrast. I would highly recommend this monitor, barring the 2 items listed above. It's been the work monitor for several years without fault.
Summary: I got this monitor for my wife for Christmas. Setup was easy. Huge improvement over her old CRT monitor. Vibrant colors and the 17 inch screen is fantastic. On boot up it tries to get her to reset the resolution to the highest setting, which she doesn't like. But. that may be a set up issue. Delivery was swift, and Amazon came through as always.I have complete confidence when I order through them. So far, an excellent product.
Summary: This was a gift for my parents b/c their original monitor is the size of my microwave. I wound up having to return it b/c it was not compatible with their dinosaur PC. Otherwise, it seems like a great monitor and I really wish it would have worked for them. Oh well.