Has been a while since I purchased a monitor and I wanted to get an LED monitor, 1080P, that had a clean, stable (not wobbly) design and internal speakers. I wanted something close to 22 inches, which is a good, large size, for my desk.
Bad news first, the speakers are really poor if you are going to use them to watch movies or anything beyond basic computing. I'm still glad that the monitor has them but have added some external speakers since the monitor purchase. The only other issue that bugs me is that I don't want to see the ViewSonic logo each time the monitor is powering up.
Now the good stuff. First, I really love the design of the monintor and quality of the picture/display. Although it doesn't swivel on the base, the monitor is light and easy to move. It is stable on the stand and attaches to the stand very easily with one bolt. I like the clean lines, including the touch menu (no standard buttons) and construction appears to be excellent quality. It was pretty much plug and play for me out of the box.
When I first watched DVD (not Blu-Ray) movies using the monitor, I thought they were a tiny bit grainy (and they were) but then discovered that true 1080P movies, clips from the web, were excellent. I realized that my DVD player was the limiting factor, as it must not output 1080P, and am going to upgrade by picking up an internal Blu-Ray player soon.
Bottom line: this is an excellent monitor. If it had been more expensive, I would have been more hesitant at purchasing it because I am less familiar with ViewSonic versus Samsung or LG: I have a Samsung LCD television which is superb. That said, I looked at the comparable Samsung and LG monitors and liked this one's design (including the fact that it had speakers) better.
As an update, one of my kids managed to destroy the speaker-jack on the front of my computer, requiring me to purchase a set of speakers that had a jack on the front.
The Cyber Acoustics CA-2022 2.0 were a perfect match for this monitor in color, style and soft blue glow of the power button. After five months of owning the monitor I still highly recommend it. These speakers also produce very good quality sound in the opinion of my slightly damaged hearing: Cyber Acoustics CA-2022 2.0 Computer Speakers- Black