I had a fairly standard 17" monitor which had served well for a couple of years. When I decided to upgrade to a widescreen, I was worried that some of those I had seen in the shops might look a bit clunky and obtrusive on my desk top, but finally I opted for this.
I need not have worried. The colour blends in well with my other equipment, speakers etc, and it just looks....classy!
It has two inputs, analog and digital, so whichever video card and cable you are using, there's no problem. With a standard 'kettle lead' cable, you can just plug in and go within minutes of unpacking the box.
It displays at resolution 1680 x 1050, which is an improvement on my old one, and the difference is noticeable; the picture is clear and sharp. The controls are on the side, out of sight. Some people regard this as a downer, having to turn the monitor to make adjustments, but if like me, any adjustments are made via the graphics card software so it doesn't matter.
I have seen a video where the reviewer criticises the fact that the base is a little 'unstable' and then proceeds to rock the flimsy table back and forth to make the point. Well, if you're using a monitor on a card table what can you expect! The screen tilts forward and back, but not side to side swivel and is as stable as the average user would expect it to be.
An excellent choice and highly recommended.