great buy for the cost-time will tell about longevity........
6 January 2013
Summary: HDMI capability is 4 stars [4 star max]. 3.5 of 4 for clarity/resolution/definition Did NOT use speakers, used my Logitech z4 speakers; Controls/operation 2.8 of 4-too small, push buttons at bottom edge[hidden] of screen. But, once familiar with location...works nicely; Appearance-3.5 of 4; Need to adjust angle of screen for best viewing angle, especially if watching from a lower/prone position. Otherwise, the images are extremely dark/splotchy. -1 of 4 stars.
Summary: Two coworkers and myself each purchased one over a year ago and we are all very satisfied. These are set up in an office environment and run 10-12 hours per day, 5-6 days per week. I have never had a single glitch. They faithfully power up every day. I finally threw the box out last week and plan on buying a second one for a dual set up. If the speakers were important to me, I would have to take off one star, but I use separate speakers.
Summary: I don't like that the monitor turns on in about 20 sec after I turn on computer. The rest is preaty satisfing me! The colors are great, it looks nice. Speakers are not realy usefull for ones who has exturnal sound systems.