I have had this monitor for about about 2 years now. I bought it originally for about £300, and at the time it was one probably the best monitor at that price range, with the features it had. A few month after i had bought it i noticed a dead pixel, i tried all the methods on the internet of getting rid of it but it was to no avail. It is hardly noticeable but when you are watching a movie you subconsciously start looking for it and then focus on it through out.
I use the monitor mainly to browse the internet, play games on it and watch TV. It does all of these without any noticeable problems such as ghosting or smearing. The screen has a big enough resolution that you can have the TV open on one side of the screen whilst you are browsing the net on the other. I also have an X- Box plugged into the HDMI slot and it is quite easy switching between the PC and the X-Box. This comes with colour modes that you can use such as dynamic, movie, standard etc. I have set mine using the custom mode and set everything to max, although that is probably the wrong thing to do if you are a web or graphics designer and need to reproduce the colours exactly as they should be. The viewing angles on this LCD aren't the best unless you are sitting directly in front of the thing, although this problem plagues most LCD Panels.
Overall, this monitor has lasted me quite a while and that is with my young nephew using it as a drawing pad and painting all over it. It has survived quite a few house moves and it has also survived a couple of falls. If you need quality at a budget then this is the monitor to go for.