So I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a Dell u2311h for my early 2008 MBP. It's quite of a shift in the size, which is great. However, I'm not really satisfied with the monitor (I will explain it later); first, let me just make sure that I plugged it in correctly: A1. I used the DVI cable that came with the monitor and plugged it into the DVI-D output on the monitor (there's another output called D-SUB or something on the monitor), and the other end of the cable I obviously plugged into my MBP. Was that ok as far as the monitor output is concerned? A2. What about the cable that came with my MBP? Am I supposed to use that one for best results, or does it not matter? What's the purpose of it anyway, since the cable is so short? Now to my complaints: B1. I can hear a barely audible, yet still annoying buzzing sound from the back of the monitor. Is there anything that could be done about it?? I tried rearranging the cables and also just plugging in the monitor into one socket on my wall and my laptop into another socket (with just these two devices plugged in), but it didn't help. However, if I increase the brightness on the monitor to 100, the buzzing sound will disappear. It is of no help to me though, since you can't live with a brightness level of 100! B2. I think the colors need calibration - esp. the colors red and blue I think are not so accurate. How to calibrate my monitor for optimal results (for free)? B3. If I look at the picture in the center of the monitor and then move my chair to the left and look at the RIGHT side of the monitor, the picture on that side will get slightly shadowy/glowy. I thought that having an IPS panel would benefit me in this aspect??? Same thing if I look at a pic while sitting and then standing up will as well cast some "shadow" on the screen. The worst thing happens at night in a completely dark room; this is what I get: Is there anything I can do??