"The first thing I noticed about this monitor is the amazing black levels. I think it has something to do with the MVA panel or the static contrast ratio of 3000 : 1 Either way, the blacks are nice deep black, not gray. It also has very good viewing angles. The one thing I do not like is the motion blur on fast moving objects. Not a deal breaker because I use the monitor for work related tasks, not gaming. It 's not the prettiest design but is well built and has a sturdy pivoting stand."