You will like it if you don't plan on watching HD videos or edit photos.
6 August 2013
Summary: The monitor I received was defective right out of the box, but for the few minutes it worked, I loved it. The monitor is very large, a perfect size. It is also extremely heavy for a girl such as myself but I managed to install it with ease. I really like the feel of the buttons and the smooth, matte screen. Immediately after switching my old monitor for this new one, I noticed a drastic degradation in picture quality and color. I really did not like it.
Summary: Viewsonic should be ashamed! first one had dead pixels. This one has a dark water mark 2" wide all down left side after a yr and a half. Colors are fine. Just started looking for a new monitor to have just so I can send this p.o.s. back for warranty replacement. I know one thing it wont have viewsonic name on it. I feel violated..even on sale it was even a rip off. JUNK BRAND.. I feel technology is not ready for the lcd products.
Summary: My monitor came without any cables of any kind: no power cable and no video cable. I called ViewSonic and spoke to someone who said it happens "a lot"; she took my e-mail address and said they'd send me replacement cables, but that should never have happened in the first place. (I own the necessary cables and was able to get the monitor working.) Input is VGA only. That's really not very impressive. Most LCD monitors in this day and age allow for digital input.
Summary: This is a low end model. If you are buying your first LCD and arent a heavy graphics user, this may work for you. But moving up from a Viewsonic 17" model, I am very disappointed in the sharpness, brightness, and color rendering on this "VGA Only" display. I should have bought the Viewsonic VA912B with DVI, its even listed for $30 less than this model. Ugh!
Summary: This is my first LCD monitor and I'm not that impressed (though going from a 17" to 19" is better, obviously). I bought it at Fry's Electronics for [...] (before [...] mail-in rebate) but it will be going back. Forget about gaming with this monitor--if you need completely black/dark areas, the natural "built-in" dark grey glare will be VERY annoying. No amount of contrast, brightness, and/or gamma adjustment helps either.