The build quality of the monitor is good and the brightness and colours are fine too. There does seem to be some minor ghosting when scrolling up and down web pages particularly where there is a strong contrast between dark and light areas. The biggest disappointment is the speakers, which are very poor. I bought this monitor because it was a reasonable price for one which had speakers. Two days after I set it up, after listening to some music through the internal speakers, I went online and bought some external speakers. It is by no means a bad monitor, but if you are choosing it above others just because it has internal speakers, (like I did), then think again.