The stand that folds out form the back is very easy to adjust, giving you up to a 40 degree angle, and the grip on the base of the stand is a good idea too as it helps to keep the screen stable. The ports are well placed at the back. There's a Kensington lock point, which is welcome for securing something you might take to different locations. There's also a microphone socket and 3W stereo speakers. Not only is it very convenient having USB audio rather than needing yet another cable but the sound is very clear too, which is a big improvement over usually poor laptop sound on offer, especially on business laptops.
The monitor is also a USB hub: you can use the two ports for a mouse and keyboard or for connecting further screens
Touch for business
The screen is so bright because it uses an optical touch technology that doesn't need a layer that dims or blurs the screen. The touch functions work in Windows XP, Vista and 7 but only Windows 7 supports multitouch; to use touch you have to connect both the VGA or HDMI port and the USB port (USB and VGA cables are included but not HDMI).