Summary: Got this to watch video on our back porch. Did not want a large HDTV theft magnet, just a decent screen I could easily pick up and connect with minimal hassle. HDMI means a single cord is all I need to attach to a laptop or streaming video appliance. Integrated speakers and audio output give me plenty of audio options. The speakers are better than most average laptop speakers, although nothing to get excited about.
Pros: Decent price against competitors, especially on sale.
Summary: Never could correct the color hues, even with the software that opens in an oriental language and took an hour to figure out how to change the language. Poor documentaion. Speakers are cheap and tinny - sounds like an old 2 inch walkman speaker. The font smoothing was inadequate. I think there must be a better monitor for the money, but that's just me.
Summary: This monitor is a great value at $229. It does everything a display should do and it does it well. I would purchase more products from AoC. I bought a 2nd one because I like it so much. I use it for games at home and looking at text at work.
Summary: The colors are faded, and you can tell even without comparing it to another monitor. Images don't pop out, and feel lifeless. Use this for spreadsheets only, as the lack of color will leave you feeling depressed. Compared, however, to my professional monitor, the colors are REALLY faded. I would label the poor colors a defect, plain and simple. Speakers also did not work. Had to return it.