I purchased this for my son's Mac Mini... he was not experienced at shopping displays (there are so many out there), so I offered to help. However, there are not many 22" displays with 1920x1080 resolution, as most of them were 1650x900. This model is 1920x1080 native, and accepts video on VGA, DVI, and HDMI input connectors. One feature that I like is that it has no internal speakers, but it does have a headphone jack on the rear, so I the rest of us don't have to listen to his computer activities. Please note, though, that there are no audio inputs, save what audio is embedded on the HDMI input, from the computer, AppleTV, BluRay, or whatever HDMI-enabled source is connected to it. It has a power-saving mode, such that you never have to touch the monitor after the first use (unless your house loses power). It just wakes up and goes back to sleep, when it is supposed to. Image quality is adequate, though not brilliant. The backlight is the old-style CFL, not LED edge-lit, but serves its purpose just fine. It is perhaps 1.5" deep at its thickest (the back is rounded) and is VESA 100 mountable on arms or other adapters. No fancy light-up logo, though the "HDMI" in the lower left corner is almost as large as the ASUS logo. That said, we use the HDMI input, and there have been no problems at all. We haven't tried anything other than HDMI at 1920x1080, and therefore can't comment on the display's internal video scaler chipset. The base attaches with a single thumbscrew, easy to do, and stays snug. I found the base's finish to be so glossy that it looks terrible with finger prints and the smallest amount of dust on it. Interestingly, it is the same diameter as my son's Mac Mini, so I placed the display on top of it, essentially the same footprint as an iMac. The display tilts up and down with moderate pressure and holds its position without vibrating loose. Although the market for personal computer monitors is an ever-shifting commodity, we feel this monitor was a very good value, and believe it will have a long life in our home.
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