I got this monitor a couple Christmas' ago and am very pleased that it still has held up through moving and being dropped. Although there is a small scratch on the screen itself, it is very unoticable. No dead pixels anywhere. Sleek finish. Dvi is a plus in my book. The only downside is the black text that goes with the buttons. Not a problem though I just filled that in with a white crayola and it's perfect. Still going strong for a 19 inch monitor, although I would look into a larger monitor that is 1920x1080 instead of 1280x1024. I would still use this as a secondary monitor or keep it as backup though. Great quality for the price. I would probably go with samsung again as they do not disapoint. To sum it up: Good monitor for the time. No strain on eyes. Plug and play. Dvi which is awesome. 1280x1024 Wish the buttons werent hard to read. Wish it were widescreen. Very satisfied with samsungs products. Never seem to disapoint.