The color reproduction is rather poor in my opinion
W. ALLEN, Amazon
10 October 2015
Summary: I have owned this monitor for many years. It has been very reliable. The color reproduction is rather poor in my opinion. The sound quality from the speakers is acceptable for games but certainly not for music or even youtube.
Pros: Purchased this as a second screen for my Linux (Ubuntu) workstation, so I wanted to get the same model as the original one. Crisp and good refresh for my work (I don't do games, so I don't know how that is). Using DVI for one monitor and D-Sub for the second one and it works just fine. The color/...
Cons: Have to figure out how to shut down the stupid OSD if you don't run it in 1440x960 mode. At least they made it possible on this model from the menu. Speakers are not worth anything.
Summary: Had I known the level of "customer service" ViewSonic had before I bought this, I would have moved to a different brand. Buyer beware.
Pros: The monitor has an amazing picture quality with very smooth movement and little to no ghosting.
Cons: The sound quality from the speakers is junk at best. Also, after 18 months, the monitor has started blacking out randomly. It does not lose power, it simply blacksout. You must power cycle the monitor several times to get it working again. Repair is done via RMA with ViewSonic and takes approxima...
Pros: You're paying like fifty dollars for the stand alone, but it's worth it. It's quite stable, and can be adjusted to suit any sitting position, which is probably the best thing about this monitor.
Cons: For whatever reason there is no option to change the vertical stretch of the screen. You can change the position vertically and horizontally, and you can adjust the horizontal stretch, but the option to change the vertical just doesn't exist.
Summary: I bought 2 of these monitors about 6 months apart. I bought them where I work because they were at a better deal (after discount). I initially just bought one monitor, and recently bought the second. It's amazing what another 19 diagonal inches can do for your desktop.
Pros: This monitor is exceptional. Vivid colors and high resolutions. What more could you want?
Cons: People say the speakers suck, but I use a 5.1 surround sound system, so they aren't a con for me since I don't use them. Other than that, no cons.