Summary: I ordered this so I could have a dual monitor set up. An HDMI cable is not included, and will need to be purchased separately. This monitor supports VGA, DVI, and HDMI support. There is a switch next to the power button that will change which input you want to use (I figured this out an hour after troubleshooting, I'm posting this here to let you know sooner). This monitor is crystal clear and absolutely huge compared to my old one. I highly recommend this!
Summary: Picture quality isn't as good as the VS-228H (in my opinion), but still pretty bright. The speakers are dinky, sure, but they get the job done and let you have less wires around (compared to having some desktop speakers) If you're using them to listen to music, you might want to think about a better solution. But if you are just planning on skyping or watching some TV, these work well enough.
Summary: I have yet to figure out how to get sound from the monitor speakers. I have the sound volume set at 80% and can barely hear it. I had to revert back to my Logitech USB speakers. If anyone knows how to get sound out of the monitor speakers, I would like to know.
Excerpt: I bought this monitor to connect to my macbook with an HDMI cable. It works great, but it took me a little time to figure out because all that came up was that is was reading the VGA signal. It wasn't coming up that it was reading the HDMI that was plugged in. I figured it out though... You have to press the source button (box with the arrow) a few times to get the source to HDMI. My other monitors that I've used have just automatically read it and connected.
Summary: needed another monitor, so bought the same model as the one i already had hoping for match pair, but the firmware on this one is newer, so the OSD the different, but it seem like the firmware is an improvement as the colours are better out of the box.
Pros: decent colour reproduction, ok price, built in speakers
Cons: costed more then when i bought the same monitor 3 years ago