...it seems to be a very strange animal indeed. Its aspect ratio is listed as 16:9 (and from the pictures, it looks to be that), but its native resolution is listed as 1440x900....which is 16:10. Meaning that if it is displaying things at 16x9, then it is squeezing the picture vertically, giving you that stretched look. This is a very odd configuration, and I can't see why they would make a model like that. If this is indeed the case, I would return the monitor and opt for the slightly more expensive Dell 19" (the silver one), which has the same 1440x900 native res, but the right kind of 16:10 screen ratio. A really odd choice for a design on that black one.