I had an older Dell 20" HD monitor and because I use my desktop so much, I wanted a larger and better quality monitor. My older 20" widescreen was from 2012 so I figured the picture quality on this had to be a lot better; it's not. It's about the same. This is clearly and "everyday use" monitor. I agree with another reviewer. The image is not all that sharp. But at this price point, I think the monitor is fine for everyday use. This monitor eliminates the old video cable and uses the HDMI instead. It does come with an HDMI cable. I am irritated by one minor factor. I noticed when I put the stand into the monitor that the monitor is ever so slightly off balance. This clearly is a quality control issue! Ugh. The screen tilts a fraction and there is absolutely nothing I can do to correct it. If I try to "bend" the base the plastic stand arm will surely break off. Probably not worth sending back, but a sign that quality control at Dell has slipped.