I tried the HP monitor for a few weeks but decided to return it for a Gateway 24 inch. This monitor is great but not excellent in my opinion. It is very solid and well-built along with the silver frame. It felt heavy and sturdy as compared to the Soyo 19 inch widescreen I had before. The color is rich and very clear without any dead pixel. The built-in speaker surprisingly is better than I expected and it does not produce a cracking noise even at high volume. However, this monitor scores low points because it is not a widescreen.It is not well suited for gaming due to the response time. There is also no DVI input for the monitor for this price. Overall, I would expect a better monitor for this price range in which I could get a better value for my money invested.