I'm voting no. Crappy contrast ratio, slow response time, average brightness.
If you're ever going to use it for gaming, that response rate is going to kill your eyes.
A monitor is your primary physical interface to your computer. Using a sub-par monitor can lead to very real physical symptoms, such as eye strain, headaches, and dizziness. It's the one component you do not want to skimp on.
Descent> Geez, why the hell are you always recommending the cheapest brands on the market? It's no wonder you're always having computer problems related to your hardware.
LANs are NOT good places to do comparison tests, especially when everyone is buying on the cheap like you do.
dull_bullet> If you're gaming, you want a fast response time. The faster, the better. You'll also want a good contrast ratio, the higher, the better.
As for brightness, the higher the number, the better. It's usually listed as cd/m2, also referred to as "nits".
"If you're looking to make the switch from a CRT to an LCD, the EN5400 is a great entry-level option. With a new bezel and base design, this 15" display provides sophisticated features while maintaining plug & play simplicity. Because of its minimal footprint, the EN5400 opens-up valueable desk space."