A decent monitor. My options, with this budget, came down to this or a used (but 1080p) monitor. I'm not regretting my decision, but I can't say I have a deep-seated feeling that I got the better deal, either. If you want a basic monitor, this'll do just fine.
There are some niggles that are a little bothersome on inital setup, however.
-First off, it's at a low height. I've solved this problem by stuffing a fat 'Guide to Films' underneath; I'm sure there are more elegant solutions, but hey, it works.
-The power button is a little out of the way, which could be seen as a positive when you find it easier to power off the monitor when leaving your desk quickly, to prevent prying eyes, and this is almost as effective as the password-locked sleep modes since no one else can find the bloody button.
-Getting the VGA cable in its socket takes some real jamming in, and even now feels a little precariously perched in its place.
Once you've dealt with these once, they're not (much of) an issue. Unless you don't like the eyesore of having to have something else under your monitor to keep it at the correct height.
Oh, and a point for anyone planning to use this with a Mac - since this isn't counted as a standard resolution in system settings, you may have to either install a third party tool or fiddle in Terminal a bit to get it 1:1. It does look rather off in the closest resolution to its native - 1280x768 - as you would expect!