Summary: This monitor does its primary function - showing the computer images - without flaw. However, I paid extra money to get a monitor with built in speakers (I hate the extra desk clutter of bonus speakers). Unfortunately, the sound quality on the built in speakers is sub-standard. Much worse than my previous monitor. I wasn't expecting exceptional sound (they are built in, after all) but what I got was tinny, flat, and quiet.
Summary: I bought this to hook up to my MacBook Pro (2009). While it was compatible and worked, I found the colors to be off for graphic design. The matte finish screen was highly reviewed. However, for graphic work, the matte screen takes the rich colors away. Get a glossy monitor and the colors on the screen appear richer. For non graphic related purposes (surfing the web, Word, Powerpoint, watching a movie), this monitor would be good.
Summary: I have used and sold lots of monitors over the last 40 years, ViewSonic has all ways been a favorite. This VA2451M is very clear, I use Visio for drawing and put my Windows 7 task bar on the right side of screen. With spreed sheets I can see lots of cells. Thank You ViewSonic.
Summary: A little hard to wax poetic on a device that does what it is supposed to do, in the way it is supposed to do it, but then it is very nice to go on-site to deliver and setup an item and not have to do anything but unpack, plug in, and turn on.
Summary: Good monitor and should help reduce operating expenses due to the use of LEDs. My old monitor had several USB ports and this one doesn't but the ones on my original monitor did not function much beyond the first 3 years.
Summary: This is a great monitor, especially for the price I paid. However, one of the reasons I bought it was because it had built-in speakers. Guess I should have listened to the other reviews regarding that, because the speakers are horrible. I had to put the volume at maximum just to get a reasonable level of sound, and the sound quality is really bad. But, other than that, it's a great monitor, so if you don't mind buying separate speakers, it's a good deal.