I brought this as a second monitor to go along side a much more expensive screen so that I could put up my reference material without having to keep switching backwards and forwards, and I must say that I'm not disappointed.
It's a great monitor for the price. No dead pixels, good connectivity at the back and good all round performance. Well worth it for the price. I've had no trouble with videos or bleeding, or anything really.
The only real niggles are that the base attaches to the monitor very low down. which gives gives it an awkward center of gravity so the monitor tends to shake if you knock your desk during frantic gaming. The white balance on the monitor is also tricky to get right. Unless you manually adjust it it's a little blue/gray. I only really notice this because I've got a more expensive monitor next to it for comparison, but this is only really an issue if you are doing color sensitive work such as Photoshop editing (in which case your color balance will be thrown off). It beats the pants off of the screen that I replaced with it.
A couple of people have remarked that this monitor gave them a slight headache. Same here. It was caused by eye strain. I adjusted the white balance and the brightness/contrast and the problem went away.
All in all. Good for gaming, good for movies (Except ones with a lot of black, which backlit screens often have problems with), and good for everyday use.
Not so good if you intend to do quality Photo editing, but what can you expect form a screen that costs less than your graphics package.
I brought it, and I'd buy another one if I could run three screens at once.
Only the slight color balance issue stops me from giving this 5 stars.
Oh, and I've never used the speakers, so I can't say what they are like. But at a guess they won't blow you away, but most gamers and movie watchers will already have a set of speakers so it's not really an issue.