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ViewSonic VA2226w
5.1 out of 10

ViewSonic VA2226w

The new Viewsonic monitor, the VA2226w, a good, low cost monitor Read more

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Overall 10
10

Excellent - Excellent - Excellent!

James C., Newegg
17 March 2015
  • Pros: This monitor has now outlived 3 other LCDs I've owned. Interestingly enough, those other monitors were *not* ViewSonic. This monitor has *GREAT* color balance, refresh rates, contrasts, blah blah blah...
  • Cons: *Not* a gaming monitor, but if you are a gamer, you already know this...
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Overall 10
10

very good value

Stuart L., Newegg
10 May 2009
  • Summary: LOOK NO MORE!!! JUST BUY THIS ONE!!! i spent the many hours researching all brands and models and came down to this viewsonic model. in my opinion this is the best deal for the money!!!!!!!!
  • Pros: bright, bright,m awsome pic quality even with VGA. upgrading to DVI tomorrow. very low power ussage compared to CRT.
  • Cons: no speakers, however thats not really a con czu most speakers that come monitors suck. none adjustable base be hey you get what u pay for and in most cases that not a problem at all
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Overall 10
10

Great LCD

Lonnie Q., Newegg
8 May 2009
  • Summary: Though the driver allowed 1920x1080 to be displayed at desktop, i found fonts and words weren't as clear or sharp compared to when at 1680x1050. So i went into nvidia control panel and started testing custom resolutions, and the first one i made was 1800x1200, and it looks great and just as sharp as...
  • Pros: No stuck or dead pixels, color is great and the stand is very stable on my desk. Obviously you get a 1680x1050 resolution for gaming and natively at desktop, but with a driver update i did it allowed 1920x1080 at desktop. The resolution is actually scaled down but it still allows much more deskto...
  • Cons: only con and it's not the monitor, but the package as it didn't come with a DVI cable, but those can be picked up on here for 10 bucks and they work fine, that's what i did
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Monitor!

Dustin K., Newegg
6 May 2009
  • Pros: Wonderfull monitor. Has a large brilliant screen with DVI ports. Good sturdy base. Adjusts angle, but not height. I had to replace an old 19" CRT monitor to my dismay, but after reading lots of reviews I made this one my final choice. Monitor arrived in perfect condition with no dead pixels or pr...
  • Cons: Doesn't have a height adjustment, but I knew this when ordering. Would also be nice if came with a DVI cable.
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Overall 10
10

Great Value for Typical Home Use

Anonymous, Newegg
17 January 2009
  • Summary: Some other reviewers have grumped about the rebate process - get a life! I find it very easy to use the Viewsonic site (www.viewsonic.com/erebate) to preregister your rebate, print a form and then mail in the material needed. Only Staples EasyRebate is simpler...
  • Pros: Great for normal home use (I am not a gamer nor do I watch lots of video on my PC). Three-bears analogy really applies here - this monitor is not too big, not too small, just right! Excellent clarity, vivid colors, easy setup and on-screen adjustments. Tremendous price/value if you buy when one o...
  • Cons: No DVI cable - these days you should either provide both DVI & VGA cables or none at all...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Monitor with DVI

Samuel H., Newegg
26 November 2008
  • Summary: Be wary of people who complain about blurry text with this monitor - they are probably not using a digital connection (DVI). Any monitor at this high of a resolution will appear blurry if using an analog connection, because the limited bandwidth of the analog cable cannot reproduce the high spatial...
  • Pros: This is a nice, inexpensive monitor. It has a setting for sRGB colorspace which I think provides pretty vivid and realistic color. I didn't like the monitor at all running it through a D-SUB (aka "analog" or "VGA") cable, because at such a high native resolution text is blurry. Switched over to D...
  • Cons: The black level is decent but not outstanding. Colors fade towards the corners, but that is to be expected for such a large area. Its not noticeable unless you're really looking out for it. The stand isn't adjustable, but its unobtrusive.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing

Daniel C., Newegg
17 November 2008
  • Summary: Great price, great product, great company, great quality.
  • Pros: Very large. I'm using my 19" Dell Widescreen as a secondary and this just dwarfs it! Call of Duty 5 looks absolutely beautiful on it.
  • Cons: Can be a bit bright, especially on web pages with a white background (which is most sites). So I turned it down immediately in fear for my eyes.
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Overall 8
8.0

Overall it is good

CHUN T., Newegg
2 November 2008
  • Pros: *cheap *good quality *better than DELL one Note: I heard the price will drop again next quarter. If you want get much cheaper, then wait for another 2 months.
  • Cons: The default setting is bad. You need spend time to customize the RGB color. otherwise it is way too white, and contrast is not right.
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Overall 6
6.0

Acceptable as a second monitor

Brandon K., Newegg
17 June 2008
  • Summary: Not a bad buy if you're going to use it to as a 2nd monitor, or as a monitor that will be used from a distance (for watching movies, games). I also use this monitor for my PS3 (HDMI -> DVI) and while its very soft, it works.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, it works with no *problems*
  • Cons: Color isn't very good. Bad ghosting/blurry text. I have this screen next to a bunch of iMacs (glossy and matte screens) and after you looking at those screens and you look at the VA2226W, you really see how poor the picture is. That being said, I have this hooked up as a 2nd monitor, it and does ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome...mostly

Leisa H., Newegg
22 May 2008
  • Summary: I didn't buy it here. Even with the problems I'm having I'd recommend it. It seems like I'm the only one with any ghosting.
  • Pros: Big, bright, no dead pixels, resolution, response time, etc.
  • Cons: Slight ghosting on some text, trying to solve that problem. When I say slight it really is barely noticeable unless you're looking for it. Might be an interference problem...hopefully changing to a DVI cable will eliminate it.
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