Even before turning on the monitor, we found the VG236H aesthetically pleasing. The VG236H features a shiny, black bezel and matching stand that would fit in any environment. But there's no mistaking the mission of this display, with a large 3D logo printed in the center of its circular base and a thin red stripe accenting its perimeter. As with all glossy items, periodic dusting and fingerprint removal will be required to keep it looking its best.
One of the first things we noticed about the monitor is its glossy screen. In general, glossy screens provide a richer, more vibrant display than matte screens usually offer, but at the cost of increased glare and being more prone to attracting fingerprints. While each type of screen (glossy vs matte) has its advantages, consider your environment and personal preference when shopping for a monitor. With that said, we didn't run into any problems with glare during our testing and the screen is free of fingerprints up to now.
From the side angle, the VG236H looks a bit clunky. The base measures almost 10" deep and the monitor stands over 20" high, fully extended.
The display features a height adjustable stand that raises 4 inches (100mm) and tilts from -5 degrees to 15 degrees. In addition, it swivels on its base from left to right for 150 degrees. Both the monitor and stand actually move when you turn the display, as the base has a bottom plate with rubber strips on which it rotates on.
On the rear panel of the monitor, there are three options for connectivity--HDMI, DVI, and component jacks. 3D Vision requires the use of dual-link DVI on this monitor, so keep that in mind during installation. Unfortunately, the monitor does not provide a DisplayPort connection.