I have had my ViewSonic VE710s monitor for about 4 years now after replacing an old larger box style monitor.
I was instantly attracted to the stylish silver of the screen with the black adjustable base, plus the price was competitive with similar monitors.
The screen is an impressive 17 inches, which is sufficient for everyday use. The resolution is pretty good with documents and web pages very clear to read. Due to the length of time I use the monitor, about 7-8 hours a day in the office, the brightness adjustment is great as sometimes as the day wears on the screen can appear bright on the eyes!
The black base can be adjusted so you can tilt the screen forwards and backwards. It also houses the power button, a main menu button where you can auto adjust the image on the screen, change the contrast and brightness, adjust the colour as well as being able to manually adjust the screen image. To be honest I haven't used many of these features but at least they are there if needed.
The other buttons on the base act as shortcuts, taking you directly to the features i.e. auto image adjust, etc without you needing to navigate through the menu.
I have been very impressed with this monitor and had no problems with it whatsoever. I would definitely recommend for price, image quality and stylish look.