I just purchased this monitor now and I have a dell u3011 as well so I am used to quality displays. This BenQ even outperforms my dell in the deep dark inky blacks it produces. The screen is so clear and vibrant and poppy. This BenQ has to be the king of contrast ratios and is amazing for full screen gaming and movie watching. It's also an A-MVA panel the latest generation of them with an improved 8ms response time vs 12ms last generation. Still not as fast as TN but greatly improved and there rly is no annoying ghosting. It's also a true 8 bit panel and not a 6 bit with AFRC. Of course IPS like viewing angles. And the price, that's why I had to post my thoughts. At only 380 dollars this monitor is a freakin steal. It also has dvi-i/d x1 hdmi x2 vga x1 component x1 RCA audio in x1 headphone out x1 3wx2 speakers And another great feature is the 24p proper cinema playback as well as the picture in picture and split screen left and right pictures showing 2 sources at once. The stand tilts swivels and adjusts however you want it to which is another premium feature. The design is beautiful to look at. And a nice 4 port usb hub to top it off. Did I mention literally the blackest blacks of any current monitor i've ever seen? All for 380 dollars. Why aren't more people raving on this monitor? Possibly because its stuck at 1920 x 1080. Yes this might not be the best productivity monitor for squeezing in spreadsheets and the like but for what us normal consumers use it for like movies and gaming, the incredible deep blacks bring a level of clarity no other monitor is bringing to the table and it's doing it on the cheap. I hope more people will shine a spotlight on this monitor. It deserves it. Another negative is it uses more power than other panels. Even with this panels LED backlighting it still consumes over 70 watts this is possibly why you dont see VA panels in laptops, they are just power hungry by nature. More so than TN or IPS at least.