I was really excited to make the transition from big ol' monitor to a nice flatscreen. My biggest reason for buying this monitor hinged on price. I wanted something affordable, sleek looking and something that would last me. This monitor is 19 inches. Aspect ratio is 16:10. When I ordered, I din;t know it had built in speakers, however I don't use those. It was a little difficult to put together. But I soon figured it out. I keep it on all the time and I've had it for over a year with absolutely no problems. The screen is widescreen, it was sorta difficult to get used to at first but I love it now.
I would definately buy this monitor again. It's easy to use, beautiful to look at and I have had no problems out of it!