We have had our Acer monitor for over 2 years and it's as bright and clear as the day we got it. This is impressive, considering the fact that my huband frequently hauls it from place to place for gaming. It doesn't seem to skip a beat with the whole hot, cold, hot, cold thing. The resolution is bright and crisp. It produces HD quality feed when we are watching tv shows on Hulu. The screen can scratch if you are not careful though, but the scratches aren't too terribly disruptive. I would definitely not put it in a place where young children can reach it for this reason. Definitely cover it with some sort of cloth if you are transporting it as well to further prevent scratches. It seems to get dusty really fast, but is relatively easy to clean with a chamois. The wide screen format is super handy if you do a lot of multiple page websurfing and comparison shopping. It's big enough to read all the words while still leaving room for you to be able to see your other pages on the side.