Well I got it, and it's pretty good. I'd post pics but my apartment's a mess. It is definitely A- in that the lower-right corner has a fair amount of glow, i.e. backlight unevenness. But other than that it's pixel perfect and very nice. And I do like matte. It's not as "sharp" as glossy, but it... well, it's matte. It won't reflect what's behind me
On the down side, at less than 18" from the screen there is a small "checked" pattern visible on light backgrounds from the matte-ing. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I don't want to send it back, but I might want to send it back. We'll see.
An idiosyncrasy of this model is that the stand is screwed into the inside of the housing. Since I have a VESA arm (salvaged, literally, from some department at my school, which was giving two away) I had to open the unit and unscrew the stand from the inside.
This was relatively easy, with 4 screws holding the bottom of the bezel on, then the rest held on by plastic clips. A scant 10 minutes of grunting and cursing as I pried the bezel off with my spudger aka "black stick" (available here
) (the right tool for the job, BTW) left me with an exposed panel, which I then had to unscrew from the frame to get to the mount. I really should have taken pictures... but it wasn't anything difficult, just tedious.
The "tilt" function of the monitor is also of concern, since the tilting is purely a function of the tightness of those screws, so if they're too tight the monitor won't tilt, and if they're too loose it won't not.
All in all, considering price, etc., B+.
EDIT: Here's a picture I managed to get of the pattern. If there's a way to "strip" it, e.g. with acetone or something, I'm all ears!Edited by jamdox - 11/6/12 at 1:17am