I so nearly went for Samsung (again!) at around £140 ish, but this monitor crept in under the radar. It is a simple and functional device that is stylish enough for the fashion victims but boasts a remarkable picture quality with contrast enough to bleach your retinas should you need it. As a thought, it would probably cheer those up that suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder quite nicely. As a second monitor it is fantastic. The Laptop screen on my Toshiba has always been poor and the LG has now made it worth using at home. There are few frills and thankfully no speakers which in my view are always a waste of time on LCD screens. Make no doubt: the very reasonable cost of this monitor goes towards screen quality. I would not hesitate for a moment in buying another one.
(So on Jan 7th. I did just that - even though it has gone up ten quid.)