Summary: Fine monitor, games look great on it, SUPER irritating sound that I learned is the dimmer- sounds like a tiny little fan rattling in my monitor, when there's no background noise in the room. Still not immensely disappointed, quality enough product, probably better alternatives.
Summary: The monitor is usable but I would not purchase it again or recommend it. I have two major issues with it: 1. It makes a humming noise that is noticeable in a quiet room. The noise becomes much louder if the screen is displaying mostly white areas. Then, I find the noise very annoying. 2. The screen colors and contrast are not as good as my five year old Samsung monitor. Playing with the screen menu settings didn't improve it much.
Summary: The monitor display exceeded my expectations. However, when the speaker cable was plugged in the speakers had a lot of feedback which caused a high pitch buzz you could hear from several feet away. I plan to stay with the Viewsonic brand, but will look for a monitor without speakers.