I bought this on eBay for 150 euro two years ago and thought it would look good on my new mahogany desk too and it certainly does! The glossy rim looks really modern and it looks so stylish with the curved silver base. It really looks good sitting on my desk. It is also a great size at 21.6 inches, it is the perfect size for browsing online. I wouldn't play games myself so I can't tell you whether it freezes during gameplay or anything but I have used high powered applications like Photoshop and dreamweaver and it always keeps up with the computer.
As I bought this online I didn't have the comfort of a manual! I did have a cd for the software but what installed from this cd was pretty much useless. Just installed a feature that controls the resolution and things which could be done anyway fro the control panel. It is described at having speakers and there are buttons for increasing and decreasing the sound but this has never worked for me. Hence why I think I'm missing some other installation software!
This doesnt really bother me though because I have an excellent set of speakers that would blow the sound of the monitor out of the water anyway! I have also had fun using this connected to my laptop. Looks really good watching videos and such. It also is great for watching home made videos.