The Samsung Syncmaster 740N is a fairly basic, but affordable and reliable screen. This makes it a solid choice for business use or as a cheap alternative for a home PC.
The dimensions of this screen are somewhat outdated. The screen is square in shape which, coupled with a 17 inch diagonal means this won't be a great monitor for playing games or watching films.
The colours and sharpness of the monitor are pretty decent for a screen of that standard. There is an in-built menu which, although very basic in design is good functionally and allows you to adjust all aspects of picture quality as well as shifting the visible part of the screen around the monitor.
In terms of the hardware, this screen is not as good as many other alternatives on the market. Size aside, the screen can be adjusted vertically to suit your sitting height and make for comfortable PC use. The screen also swivels a small amount in the vertical plane allowing you to incline it to face downwards or upwards which is a useful function. Other than this, however, it doesn't do anything else. Unlike other models, it does not swivel in the horizontal plane or twist sideways without moving its base.