It is a good monitor for gamers., but do not buy it if you work with text, because it behaves bad with details!
Last month, my old PC monitor which I've been using for 5 years now finally give-in and broke-out (a very old 19 inches bulky monitor). I have sent it to the repair shop to no avail. I was then advice by the repair man to replace it, which I did. I only set two very important criteria for me to choose from many available LCD units in the market :
a) As a PC gamer fanatic, the first criteria I have chosen is the sharpness in color. You should be able to see every detail of graphics like seeing an ant 10 meters away (lol).
b) Fits to my budget (around $300 to $400).
After asking several computer retail shops, I finally decided to buy this HP L2445w. During my so called "trial" period (I get a trial period of three days from the retail shop owner), I haven't encountered major trouble with it. I tried to edit some photos of mine using the Photoshop and it looks great and see more detail and color in my photo which I hadn't seen on other monitor displays. I also tried to watch a Blue-ray disk and it didn't disappoint me at all. And, lastly, I plug it to my PS2 and played for almost 8 hours straight without any problems at all. So, I decided keep it for my own comfort and satisfaction.
This monitor may not be as elegant compared to an Apple 24" but it costs several hundreds of dollars cheaper, gives almost the same output you expected for a good LCD monitor and won't give you any troubles and headaches. I know it's not the best of its kind but it supersedes my very shortlisted criteria.LOL...
The HP L2445w 24-inch widescreen LCD Monitor offers advanced performance, user comfort, and connectivity in an extra-large 24-inch diagonal wide-aspect screen that enables crisp, clear views of all your work - without toggling between windows.
Enjoy high resolution viewing with 1000:1 contrast ratio, sharp resolutions to 1920 x 1200, and fast 5ms response time. The built-in USB hub quickly connects to peripherals. Digital inputs with HDCP support encrypted data content.
Enable comfortable viewing with adjustable swivel, tilt, and pivot settings. The low-point height-adjustment setting lets you position the monitor's lower bezel flush with the desk.
Customize the display settings with a wide range of icon-based on-screen display (OSD) controls. Disable the green power LED to minimize distractions, and the on/off button to prevent users from turning off the monitor.