Summary: Tough act to follow; when I first bought my new-er PC, I plugged it into a Sony 32" smart TV...great sound. Eventually, we wanted to move the TV back to where the kids use it for their games, so I needed a monitor. This one works great...just can't believe such a nice monitor would come with speakers that could be trumped by my 1970 transistor radio. I plugged in a set of 15-yr-old Sony computer speakers, and solved the issue. You gets what you pays for!
Summary: Got this monitor to have a large touch screen with Windows 8, hooked up to a non-touch laptop. The touch display works great - haven't seen any problems with touch operations. I use touch many for software development, but also quite prominently in desktop mode for web browsing. All major browsers support touch scrolling and navigation, so touch usage is useful even if you don't like the Windows 8 RT interface (I don't).
Summary: Bought this display elsewhere at a "closeout" price. I really like the screen and touch functions using Windows 8. Plenty of real estate on the screen and looks wonderful. I have it connected by HDMI. My objections are: The speakers are unusable. Terribly tinny sound making voice difficult to understand, music is a bust. And, the colors get a bit washed out at wider viewing angles.
Summary: There's no question this is a stylish monitor which performs very well, but I returned it after trying it out for a few days. Here's why. I should have more carefully considered the practicality of a touchscreen for my desktop. I recently upgraded to Windows 8 (have been using it on my laptop) and initially thought I'd be missing out on the software's potential by not having touch capability.
Summary: Linux will detect the USB device as "Advanced Silicon S.A CoolTouch(TM) System", and the XInput 2.2 evdev driver "just works" provided you are using a new enough Linux distro to have XInput 2.2. I work on the Qt 5 support for touch and tablets, so I'm happy to report that it "just works" with Qt 5 as well, on both Linux and Windows 7.
Summary: I really liked this monitor, It has multiple touch capabilities, and three USB ports built in as well as multiple inputs available. My favorite being HDMI, which carries sound and video in one wire. This monitor was easy to setup and calibrate and very rarely needed recalibrating. The cons and why it lost a star... The speakers are very poor. They sound like they are under water. I enjoy the sound coming through the HDMI cable but they do not reward you with good sound.
Summary: Very impressed with this monitor. While it is not perfect, it is pretty good. It's not going to be as nice as a 240Hz, LED TV but I'm not really using it for a TV. I have watched a couple of movies from Netflix and they were okay. I'm not sure if Netflix streams in HD or not. What I really liked was that this monitor came with just about one of every kind of connection cords you can think of.
Summary: Pros: Deep blacks Runs cool Looks real nice and stylish on your desk Great viewing angles You can watch movies all day long on this thing, 27" is real nice Just works - plug n play! It *makes* Windows 8 - very impressive Cons: Horrible OSD (on-screen display) menus and flimsy plastic buttons Takes up a lot of room and might be awkward on a desk Ghosting (can clearly be seen when scrolling through Live Tiles) Can't stand it at a 90 degree angle - you'll need an arm for...
Summary: there isn't much else in the market right now and this is a very good monitor. I use this monitor with my Surface Pro and the quality of the image of this Acer monitor is not as sharp. But I really enjoy having the versatility of doing touch when I need to.