Overall pretty good monitor. Screen is clear and sharp. Speed is ok for gaming. Video appears clear. DVDs appear very clear. Some backlight spills over, especially on top of screen, but not worse than most other lcd's. The USB ports are a nice extra. Has VGA, component, S-Video, and composite video inputs. Though I haven't tried HD on this monitor, it can handle High Definition video up to 1080p via the DVI and Component video inputs. This monitor is PIP capable. You can watch video input through the S-Video, or composite video connections in a PIP window. The monitor menu controls are a little different. On power up, there are two touch sensitive buttons on the side of the monitor frame. One is the power button. The other turns the menu screen on and off. When the menu is turned on, other menu buttons on the side light up, and their corresponding actions appear on screen next to them. Some people find it very slick, others annoying. The biggest downside of this monitor is the short one year warranty that Gateway offers.