I was checking out the ads for the local office supply and electronics stores during my lunch hour and I saw that Office Depot was selling the ViewSonic VX2235wm for $259– the same price as I paid for the hunk of junk Samsung. I plugged it in to my laptop and IT JUST WORKED! Everything is crisp, clear, perfect!
The installation experience went like this: I plugged in the monitor to power and my laptop. Vista asked me if I wanted the display on the left or right of my primary display (right) and then I was in business. This is NOT what happened this weekend with the Samsung.
So far, I’ve adjusted nothing on the monitor. I’m so HAPPY that this thing works. ViewSonic is just a better monitor manufacturer.