I've had this monitor for a week now, bought as a long overdue replacement for my chunky old desk-filling 17" CRT. Already it's made a huge difference! Although a 19" won't offer you a higher resolution than a 17", it does make the whole experience much more comfortable on the eyes when the resolution is cranked up to 1280x1024. It took all of about 3 minutes to get this from the box to set up and working. The only gripe so far being the height adjustment, which is probably best described as basic but functional. However, everything else about this TFT more than makes up for it! Picture quality is excellent with no dead pixels what so ever. Auto setup leaves things a little bright, but a manual tweek easily rectifies this. I can't comment on the built in speaker quality as I simply haven't used them, but I hear elsewhere that they are slightly above average for speakers which, lets face it, will never be as good as separate speakers. This monitor has and image contrast ratio of 700:1 and a response time of 8ms; perfectly adequate for most games. The added bonus here is a screen that can be rotated 90 degrees. I'm a musician and this is great for displaying full pages of music without shrinking it down or having to scroll the page. A solid, attractive, high quality TFT monitor at a very affordable price. (I paid £127 including delivery!)
HannStar Display is specialized in the manufacturing of TFT-LCD products and these main applications are in notebook computer displays and desktop computer monitors.