Buy it for the monitor, mute the sound, blow off the webcam
Dr. Jan B. Newman, Amazon
17 August 2008
Summary: I bought this at Costco for the same price. Comparing a number of monitors, this had the best picture quality. The picture resolution and colors are excellant. So I thought great and I also have the mic and webcam. At first i couldn't get the mic to work at all. Checked all the windows controls I could find, my other mic worked and called tech support twice who advise me to return unit at Costco. Loaded the webcam software played with the webcam told it to captur audio.
Summary: For under $350, you get a 22" LCD with bright, crisp resolution. Huge difference over my old 19" viewsonic CRT. Haven't used the webcam yet, but it's a nice bonus to have. I have seen reviews on CNET that rate this monitor lower due to not having all the bells and whistles for various connections, but I personally don't have any need for that. The base is a bit flimsy and it is not easy to make small adjustments, but that is a minor complaint.
Summary: It is hard to beat $300 for 22" screen and good quality picture... The finish is also very sleek. The only reason why I did not give 5 stars is because the support is kind of flimsy. Higher quality stands are heavier and more rigid.
Summary: I have been using about a week with no change to the settings, the display looks great. The tilt seems a bit stiff but that could be because it is so new. The height feature on the other hand seems loose but once I set it, it is fine. The three year warranty is nice as well. Mine came with the DVI cable included. The manual is not that good but the online manual seems better. I got it for a great price at another store.
Summary: I've only had it for 3 days, but I find that this monitor is indeed great. I have not yet played with the settings, but it is very crisp and looks amazing. I have a few gripes though. 1) Light "leaks" out of the top and bottom, but it's only noticeable when all the lights are off and I'm watching a movie. Even then, I don't really notice it.
Summary: I am really enjoying it... the only thing I wish is that the volume to hear the voices and music could be a bit louder..and that there was a book w/instructions to go with it.. I thought it came with a REBATE..which I did not get.