Pros: Love this monitor. Gives an amazing picture and looks big even as a 19". I can't even imagine needing anything bigger than this. About to buy a second one for a dual monitor set up and can't wait. AOC makes a great monitor
Summary: I haven't tried the speakers. I feel like anyone who cares to have sound should care enough to use (at least) a cheap 2.0 speaker setup. I don't know many folks who use built-in monitor speakers.
Pros: I've had this thing for about three years now, and its picture is still pristine. No dead pixels or other defects. The two inputs allow solid variety. Some may call this a con, but this monitor has a fixed-position base. No adjustments allowed. I prefer the uniformity this gives the setup when us...
Cons: Once again, some may consider the fixed base to be detrimental. Also, the plastic of the base has a glossy finish. Fingerprints may be an issue. On mine, the protective plastic has remained on for three years now because I'm psychotic.