First, I have to comment on the Amazon service. I placed the order on the 14th, with the free delivery option- estimated delivery 20th-22nd. It arrived at 6 p.m. on the 16th. I live in Edinburgh and Amazon recently opened a distribution centre near Dunfermline. The service was always good, but now it's superb. The monitor is surprisingly light for the size, but seems well made. I would have given it 5 stars but for the hopeless control button arrangement on the base. These are settings that will probably only have to be made once, but it's the poorest layout I've ever seen. The monitor has VGA and DVI-D connectivity and comes with a VGA cable. The colours, sharpness and contrast are very good, but my PC has an HDMI output so I've ordered an HDMI-DVI-D lead from Amazon to see if it makes any difference. If it doesn't, it's a whole £2.83 down the drain. An earlier reviewer remarked that this cable cost about a third of the price of a pint- he must be drinking in one of the "footballers" pubs. The monitor can be tilted back (or forward) by up to 15 degrees, and with this type of screen, it's just about enough to avoid a washed out look that's more easily avoided with a laptop. The finish matches the piano black of my Acer PC, and looks very good. I haven't been able to register the monitor with Acer due to the jumbled security letters not agreeing with my input. I can do online banking without this nonsense- this is only to register a product! I nearly forgot to mention the pretty blue on/standby light. I'm going to finish this review then wait for it to go into standby mode to watch it flashing for a few minutes. Sad?