Pros I picked up this panel for only $168 via Amazon...for the price
-The screen is bright and crisp
-VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs
-Very fast response time (2ms)
-simple, no BS design
-simple speakers built into monitor
Cons -As the CNET review said, the menus are very frustrating to use
-The first unit came in with a stuck pixel
Summary This was a HUGE upgrade from me from the ancient Hyundai L70N panel that I've been using for years...and honestly, there wasn't a whole lot to say about it.
The inputs worked fine. I have my desktop, laptop, and 360 hooked up to it, and everything seems to be running without problems.
The speakers weren't anything spectacular, but do a good enough job for when I'm not gaming (I prefer a headset for when I am).
My only real complaint (as I don't plan to use the built-in color calibration) was that the first model I had shipped to be had a stuck pixel (and the reviews that I had read noted that it was a fairly common occurence)...but I sent it back, got a new model, and everything seems to be running perfectly.
Pros Looks good and the display is good. Didn't look unbelievable or anything like that. I would say it was good, not great.
Cons Speaker isn't good.
Summary I wouldn't say its totally bad. Like I said I did leave it on at times throughout the night. But I have done this regularly with all my monitors. For the price I think you can do better. But don't buy it if you like the fact that it has speakers.