the hp w2408 is a 24inch lcd monitor. its resolution is 1920x1080, which is the native resolution for maximum blu-ray and HD quality video. there are many pros about this monitor, as it is very uniform in color and light quality. it is quite bulky however, as it is not an LED monitor so it is a bit thicker than usual. The base of the monitor is very good quality. it is not cheap where the screen can wiggle. the base also allows for pivoting and swivelling. the screen can rotate 90 degrees for a portrait mode, useful for long web pages and the like. unfortunately, the color change when in portrait mode is quite unacceptable, as the colors are no longer as uniform when the screen is rotated. The screen includes HDMI, which makes it extremely ideal for connecting blu-ray players, xbox 360, and a playstation 3. the screen plays games and movies flawlessly. therefore, it can double as a video game monitor and a computer monitor.