Summary: The price alone made this a must buy for me. I upgraded from a 17 inch monitor to this 27 inch. HUGE difference. The speakers are really lame. Not sure why they would even have them on this monitor. The video alone would have made it a 5 star, but the speakers! Ugh.
Pros: The picture is really good.
Cons: The sound on this is horrible. I have the volume maxed out and can barely hear the sound from 3 feet away.
Pros: Bright, clear picture with little backlight bleeding. Price - at the time I bought this, it had two discounts bringing it under $200. At a higher price point, the stand (see below) would have cost it an additional egg.
Cons: The stand is very cheap. Mine wouldn't even attach properly (I had to cut out a chunk of the interior supporting spines to make it fit) and had a broken tab. I don't trust it at this point and I am looking for a decent VESA mount that doesn't cost over $50.
Pros: Great picture. Looked good right out of the box so no real need to adjust anything. Has hdmi, dvi and vga ports along with a line in. After switching to this size from a 21.5" I can't see how I could ever go back.
Cons: The built in speakers. These things are garbage. After seeing a few people mention it I expected them to be below average but they are plain unusable. I tried connecting my ps3 to this monitor through hdmi hoping the built in speakers would be good enough to play with until I purchased a headset but no dice. Your cell phone probably has a better speaker than this monitor.
Pros: It is a very beautiful monitor. The quick response time (2ms) is very useful in my profession. The large size helps eye movement instead of staring at a small screen for long periods of time. Have had no problem with it since I received it. (Feb 2013)