Hey folks, I got my monitor today and let me say that I am impressed. I know there are those of you that say the ACD is better and I agree it's a great monitor. This thread isn't to discuss or compare the two, just to tell you about my thoughts on the 2408. I opened the box and was very surprised with the contents. Based on some of the comments here, I was expecting a cheap plastic looking monitor. I was pleasantly surprised with how nice it looked. It was a breeze to assemble and I had it powered up and running in minutes. One thing that surprised me most of all was the number of cables that were included. It came with power (obviously), a DVI cable, a HDMI cable and a USB cable. There were $100 in cables included - nice surprise! I was also very surprised by the number of inputs. The bottom of the monitor looked like that back of my HDTV - tons of inputs. I knew it had other ports on the side, but was just excited to see my options SD cards etc. Why iMacs don't have that option is beyond me. Maybe the next rev. Anyway, the picture is great and I like the flexibility the monitor has. It can be raised up and down, swivels around and can be turned vertical. All very nice options. Admittedly it's not as crisp as my MBP monitor, but it looks nice and will be great for editing video and pictures - I'm a home user, not a pro. For the Mac fans here (as I am), the packaging isn't as sexy (plain brown box), the screen isn't as perfect BUT it's cheaper and more flexible than an ACD. I think even the biggest fanboy here would admit that the ACD needs an update. Anyway, it seems to be a great monitor and I just wanted to pass my thoughts along.