The ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor is perfect. I jut upgrades from a 17" monitor and it is amazing how clear and big everything seems in comparison. I like to have more than one screen opened a time or a split screen as I often work two programs at a time. The wide screen makes it much easier to view 2 sites simultaneuosly without having to scroll from side to side as frequently. The picture is clear and crisp and the text is vivid and easy to read. The The ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor is very reasonably priced and given that the images are clear and crisp and the color is great, I can not imagine why I would pay more unless I wanted options that this monitor does not provide. Let' talk about what it does not provide first. A non-issue for me was that this monitor does not have a built in webcam. If you already have a webcam or do not use the webcam then it is a non-issue and in my opinion there is no reason to pay for something that I do not use now. That does raise the question that if I want a webcam later then I would have to purchase it. That being the case, I can always purchase an external webcam at some point and time that I may want one. I do not like to pay for options that I do not want or have a need for and the ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor permits me to get geat color and visual quality. Now let's talk about what it does provide. I like to play DVD movies on my ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor and this monitor works handsomely for that purpose. Movies visuals play well and the picture is crisp as this monitor has full 180p full HD support. The widescreen shape of this monitor lends itself well to watching widescreen DVDs. It has a contrast technology so easily goes from day scenes to night scenes with correct color brightnes, sharpness and contrast to keep this movie buff happy, content and satisfied. I understand that the graphics for game playing are as excellent as the visuals are for watching movies, however, I do not really play games on the computer but if the contrast and clarity are as good as watching movies then I do not see any reason why this would not be good for gaming. The built in speakers work okay and if it is important to you to have the extra freed up workspace on your desk then you will probably like this. These are 2 watt speakers and are integrated. I still prefer use my external speakers when watching movies so that I can I can postion the speakers pointed at my from both corners of the desk but the desk work space is not an issue for me. For listening to newscasts, I think that the integrated speakers work just fine. Ease of use was excellent. It featues an HDMI input to receive high digital video and audio on a single cable connection. The overall design is sleek, modern and attractive. It hs a glossy black trim around the monitor's screen and a slim profile when you look it the monitor from the side. The monitor is not wobbly but it will shakes back and forth if accidently touched like when reaching for the scotch tape. When this happens I find it necessary to put a hand on the monitor to stop it from shaking. It is an extremely minor drawback and one that is caused my my own clumsiness and would not stop me from getting another ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor if I had a second computer nor would it change my recomendation. I use the computer daily and have not had any pixels burnt out. The quality of the picture stays consistently excellent from when I first turn the monitor on until I turn the monitor off which is very often many hours later. It is lightweight but as I am not varrying it around, he weight really does not matter.