Well, the sale at costco is over now, but I got the monitor and it's pretty nice. I played battlefield 2 and world of warcraft on it. It's nice and clean. Just have a grx card which can support the recommended res. Also, the mic is quite strong and picks up voice good.
i've recently purchased the same kind of viewsonic monitor with the built in webcam, and i've gotta say, its really bright and clean. the only problem i have with it is that the webcam doesnt work. when i open the webcam, it keeps on telling me to open the camera, and i have no idea what that is. if anyone knows how to work the webcam, can you please reply back to me as soon as possible?