Exactly what I wanted
Pros: Gets power from compatible Dell monitors; sound quality very reasonable
Other Thoughts: This is exactly what I hoped it would be, hanging neatly off of my Dell U2412M and getting it's power from my monitor. If your expectations are not too high, I think you'll be pleased with the sound. It's much better than I had with my previous monitor's built-in speakers (an old Viewsonic flatpanel), which had very tinny sounding speakers, but of course it's not going to have booming bass.
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Pros: They put out decent sound for PC speakers, and help reduce clutter on your desk since they fit nicely along the bottom of your LCD monitor (no additional footprint for desktop speakers sitting on the left/right sides of your panel). You just align it with the tabs along the bottom rear of your monitor, slide a bit to the left until it snaps in place, and... presto! It also eliminates the need for an additional power brick to connect to your surge protector. The uniform black color matches well with the Dell U2412M monitor.
Cons: It lacks good bass, but you'd be looking elsewhere for something with a sub-woofer if that's what you want.
Other Thoughts: The speaker is obviously a one-piece item in the package, and has two protruding cables: a short power cable with the male power barrel jack that goes to your monitor, and the longer audio cable that you connect to the audio-out of your onboard/dedicated sound card on your computer.
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Pros: Sleek design, looks good on monitor
Cons: No power supply. The description did not indicate that it did not come with a power supply. New Dell monitors do not come with addition power inputs for the soundbar. It would have been nice to know it did not come with a power supply. Without it, it is only usefull as a paper weight.
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Lived up to High Expectations
Pros: These monitors are the high quality at a good price I've come to expect from Dell over the years. These monitors are BRIGHT; I turned them down to 60% of their max so I didn't get eye fatigue. No dead pixels and ghosting is non-existent for typical usage (Web browsing/movie watching/light gaming).
Cons: No DisplayPorts. The newer cards are dropping DVI for DisplayPort and these monitors require adapters to plug into the DVI ports on them.
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