My wife bought the Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" LCD monitor for me for my birthday back in September of 2009 and I have been happy with this product since. Picture display is clear and the colors are rich and vibrant. I have had no issues with the monitor and I use it on a daily basis. The monitor is well constructed and has a glossy black bezel which adds a touch of class and is very aesthetically pleasing. I watch a lot of movies and videos on my monitor and the picture quality is outstanding since the response time is rated at 2ms. The monitor includes surround sound speakers embedded within the panels and adds a nice touch, although I have desktop speakers so I don't really use the monitor speakers all that much, but still it is nice to have the option for people who are minimalistic or have no desktop speakers. The VX2433WM comes with VGA, DVI, and HDMI outs which is great because it supports such a wide variety of formats. The only negative I can see is that the stand is not quite as sturdy as I would like. Sometimes I will be working on a project near the monitor and my movements cause the monitor to shake somewhat, perhaps it is my table, nonetheless, a sturdier base would have added to the overall value of the unit. The monitor is a decent balance between price and functionality and is a good buy for computer enthusiasts looking for a big screen monitor.