I purchased this monitor for my husband as a Christmas present and it was just perfect for doing computer graphics on! His old monitor was one of those big, boxy things from 10 years ago, and it only had a 15 inch monitor, so it was definitely time for an upgrade. When looking for a new one, I wanted a flatscreen for him that would be big enough for him to see what he was working on (the old, curved screen he was used to chopped everything off on the sides). He uses a Mac, and you just needed one of those adapters to connect it to the Mac. It was super simple to connect, and even though they say you might have some depreciation in the vividness of color, we didn't notice it if there was any. The monitor has a glossy black piano finish and takes up minimal space on the desk. It adjusts for height easily, and is easily cleaned with a lint free cloth. I would definitely recommend this product to someone looking for an affordable monitor!