I run a duo 23" monitor set-up... for many years now and lots of Photoshop work. One of them crapped out and I chose this as a replacement. I was a little concerned with some of the reviews, but have to tell you I had no trouble adjusting the monitor to my liking. Out of the box it was VERY bright and slightly on the cool side of color. I'm picky about the color accuracy of my monitors. I easily adjusted the brightness, contrast and balanced the colors with the built in menu settings. I did not have to use any software adjustment programs to balance this monitor out. I've had many monitors that were great right out of the box, this one was easy to adjust but I took a point off the rating for the fact to have to adjust it. Total set-up time was less then 10 mins. As for stand stability: it's a little flimsy but I have it setting on a solid raised platform on a solid desk and have NO problem or issue with the stand.
Samsung is great.1/14/2014
Love the monitor! Bought this to replace one that died. Cables come straight out of the back of the monitor making them easy to install. Did not realize it did not have a DVI connector, my fault for not reading the specs carefully. My motherboard does not have HDMI so I have to use the analog VGA connector. Not sure it makes any difference since the computer is used mainly for email and internet browsing. 4 stars because for another buck or two they could have added a DVI connector.
Great picture, great price12/20/2013
It would be nice if the stand could be raised or lowered and it needs mounting holes on the back for a different stand. Otherwise the performance is great.