I had a HP 22" at home, and a HP 25" at work, and was/am very happy with both. The 25" has a small label/sticker on it, so I know what some people are talking about (although it is too small to bother me on the 25"), but the 27" did not have any stickers at all. Shrug Decided to upgrade my home monitor, and decided to go for the 27". That was probably a mistake, I should have gotten the 25". Not critizing the 27", but my eyes are getting old and I have eye problems in general. So far, I haven't been able to adjust the 27" to suit me. It is definetly BRIGHT at factory defaults. For watching movies, or graphics in general, it is just great. But web pages, with all that white space, way too bright. Again, maybe I'll hit on the right settings after additional tinkering. On HP monitors in general, I love the glossy reflective type screen. But, if you don't, then think again about HP monitors. As far as speakers, I have never cared about quality of speakers, so speakers in the monitor has always been just fine with me. However, all three of the HP monitors I have/had, the volume level is just barely not quite enough. The 25" was the best of the 3 as far as volume goes, btw. In addition to my eyes, my hearing is getting bad also, so thats a factor, but the speakers definetly just don't have enough volume. As an aside, why are some settings available only if using VGA?