Here is a quick pro/con for those who don't want to read a big paragraph.Pros-built in speakers-3 inputs (hdmi, vga, dvi)-great picture - hd quality-great price for a 27" monitorcons:-the second monitor i got had a small spot (it's lighter than the rest of the screen) that is a bit annoyingi ordered one of these from walmart.Com and decided to order a second one here from outletpc. The walmart one was perfect, but the outletpc one had a tiny spot that is lighter than the rest of the screen. I didn't complain about this, but probably should have. It doesn't bother me too much, so i just decided to live with it. That spot is the reason i deducted a star from my rating. Other than the spot, this monitor is awesome especially for the relatively low price. Most of the larger monitors, 27" or bigger, are $300 - $500, so $130 is a steal. I read reviews where people complained about the speakers. They don't match the quality of a sound system that costs hundreds of dollars, but you shouldn't expect them to. I have no complaints regarding the sound. I watch youtube and stream outletpc video using the monitor's built-in speakers, and it sounds pretty good even when i turn it up. For me, the fact that i didn't have to buy external speakers was a huge plus. However, if you want, you can plug in external speakers. Another plus was the hdmi input. I wanted to be able to use this monitor with my xbox, so hdmi was a must have when i was looking for a monitor. The picture is hd quality and looks great. It makes browsing the internet or doing work so much better. The screen is so big that you can have two things open at the same time at what feels like two full screens. The only problem is that i have spoiled myself and just using the screen of my laptop is a pain haha. Like i said, i as well watch youtube, tv, and movies on this monitor and they all look crisp with no lag. I do not play video game requiring high refresh rates, so i can't speak for quality there. Overall, this monitor is good quality at a very modest price. I would definitely buy it again (oh wait, i already did...) and i highly recommend.