I loved this monitor when i first got it. I liked the design still do it s shape is really neat in comparrison to other older designs. it has a 17" flat screen but not the graphics of newer flat screens. its anti glare elements are a nice touch as not to blind me or distort the picture in light. it still works very well today and i use it on another computer as a back up to my main computer. it has a built in microphone that works really well. it pics up sound better than the external microphone that i was using previously. this has a drawback in that it is the heaviest monitor that i have ever owned. It is very sturdy on its 3 legged stand and swivels easy enough. it has one contrast control and one brightness control. It starts up very quickly and hooks up easily to cameras. In conclussion I would say that this monitor as been very dependable for me though it has become obsolete. I would have recommended it to anyone in its day.