After using an old HP 15'' LCD for three years, I decided to upgrade to a new 1080p monitor. After looking around, I noticed this monitor has great reviews and is one of the cheapest 23'' monitors around. Out of the box it was a simple setup. Just put the monitor on its base, took off the wrapping, plugged it in and I was good to go. Picture quality is excellent. It took a little fiddling around in the menu settings,which takes time to get used to. But that isn't such a big deal because you have to only do it once. Gaming on this monitor is great. I mainly play TF2 and I have experienced no ghosting what so ever. On the other hand, movies with deep blacks do not turn out so well, but most LCD's suffer the same fate anyways. I did test the speakers, and they are what you expect, pretty cheap. But that is why you buy seperate speakers. I didn't have any dead pixels which is a huge plus. With a three year warranty, I am very happy with this purchase. I would recommend this monitor to anyone who is looking for a cheap 1080p monitor for gaming.