Summary: The Acer H243H is a significant value. The picture quality is excellent, with zero dead pixels on arrival, and I have had two of these for almost 2 years now, and I still have zero dead pixels. The original price, when new, was about 225 dollars and although there were cheaper monitors available, there were few that came close to matching the specs and none that matched the value (I found very little choice on 24 inch monitors with VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs and zero that...
Summary: This worked great out of the box. Love the size and contrast. I use it as a primary display with a 2nd 19" square display. Excellent, except it shows that I also need to replace the old display! I don't use the audio portion so can't speak to it. Tried with DVI, HDMI and VGA inputs all work great.
Summary: I bought the Acer Black Aspire AM3910-U4012 Desktop PC and was looking for a good monitor to go with it and could not ask for anything better! for the price and all that comes with it you can't beat it. I did buy my own external speakers (Altec BX1220) which makes the sound great.
Summary: The sound from the monitor could be a little louder. It's not a problem. It's just that I can't connect my external speakers to get great theater surround sound. Possibly my lack of expertise.