I'm not a huge reviewer, and never leave feedback or ratings and yet I feel compelled to rate this 5 *! The image is absolutely fantastic, by far beating my old monitor (the acclaimed Dell 2407WFP monitor), which is already considered one of the best 24" monitors available. The colour is the best I have seen on any monitor, or TV for that matter. The refresh rate and response time is so fast and smooth, it's a joy to watch blurays or play PS3 games. Also the Rose Red finish looks soooo good. Under natural sunlight it looks brilliant.
However the only issues (and tiny and that) are:
1 deadpixel - where among the 1920x1200 pixels on the screen, one of them is completely dead, leaving a black dot across all inputs and sources. I have tried cleaning the screen many times, it is definitely a deadpixel. Luckily however this happens to be so far offset to the left, that it isn't noticable. I had this on day one.
Cables supplied - Although great that Samsung supplied the monitor with a VGA and DVI video cable, the VGA has been poorly produced and doesn't fit properly. I used a spare VGA cable from home, that fitted straight away. I haven't tested the DVI cable as I use HDMI for PS3 and VGA for my laptop.
These to me are not great flaws, and by no reason enough to bring the rating to 4 stars. This monitor is just incredible for the money you pay, and the quality you get. BUY IT!