OK so finally the monitor has arrived first impressions at the moment fuller review later looks very nice - the base isn't as tacky as i had feared - though its not understated... more metalic than orange plastic. the big thing is the screen. colours are quite nice but the screen bleed is significant compared to my dell... naturaly not a problem when you have stuff on screen but I have a black windows background and it is noticably worse. does this matter in a gaming monitor - well it might if it were your only monitor.... gaming at 120htz is noticably smoother than at 75 on the dell... every one will tell you this is rubbish but its not - it is a smoother experiance... worth the bleed? not if its your only monitor. current thinking is that you would not want this as your only monitor (get the NEC ( this price) or a dell (save 150)), but as a gaming monitor its very good (certainly better than the other 120htz screens). will update more later.