Summary: This monitor I purchased to use as a bench monitor for system testing and setup. It has a small footprint and saves a lot of space on my bench for other items. The monitor has buttons and menus that are easy to use and understand as well as the display is easily viewed in a brightly lit area. It's not biggest viewing are in the world, but for this purpose, or general computing, it's well suited.
Summary: I have had a lot of experance with view sonic in the past as ai did run a large e-commerce dept. and the prior experience was good to great. One must be careful of monitors that have been us3ed in some enviroments as they will not function witj the newer windows programs. You can find driver online but it can be a chore to find the right set for your monitor and operating system.
Summary: Hi've had my VA520 for 3 years now - my computer is on 24 hrs/day. This is an excellent monitor and a great value. The image is perfect, easy to see and takes up little desk space. I think the previous reviewer may have problems in their computer settings and not a fault of the monitor based on what they described. This is my second ViewSonic monitor and I will continue to buy their products.
Summary: I wish I had stuck with a CRT Monitor, but I wanted one of the slim new LCD monitors. I found that this one is hard to view. It doesn't scroll well and you have to view from a certain angle to be able to see the screen. A big problem is that the screen flickers, sometimes with different colored hues. The defect makes the monitor hard to view. I'll have to send it back to the manufacturer for repair or replacement.