Summary: In general, I'm not too happy with this monitor and will be replacing it very soon. I considered Viewsonic quality to be pretty high across the board before I used this monitor for 4 months. Their CRTs were/are great. I also can't believe Newegg shipped me this in the box the monitor comes in.
Pros: Pros: fairly inexpensive, at least at the time I bought it.
Cons: Already has one very bright/light blue colored stuck pixel which is highly annoying. Shows a large amount of light around all 4 edges of the screen and leaves black colors as more of a charcoal grey, generally. All colors are brighter than normal, even after some adjustment. Speakers are beyond u...
Pros: Bright and vivid color. The price is also very reasonable.
Cons: Text display is my biggest complaint on this monitor. Texts with vertical lines like I, T, L, have shadow. I had to go through 3 units with Neweggs and the last unit is only ok. The first 2 units were completely unacceptable, even with DVI cable. This is the 4th LCD monitors I have (a MAG, a DELL...
Summary: I am a bit more sensitive to refresh rates and response times, but c'mon people?!? So many people say there's no ghosting. Are you looking at the same monitor I am?!?
Pros: The VA912b is very crisp in DVI and VGA. Colors are good.
Cons: This monitor's response rate is SLOW. Playing Oblivion, BF2 etc. there is a lot of blurring/smearing/ghosting. It got to the point wear I can't play games at all on this thing. I will be buying a VX922(2ms) shortly.
Summary: If you want to settle for lesser color quality and text reading compared to a CRT then go for it.
Pros: I am used to it now and for the main reason the space it saves I am happy I bought it.
Cons: I have had a CRT for years and this is the first LCD I have had for my comp monitor. Takes alot of adjusting and getting used to. The colors are not as good and text not easy to read compared to a CRT.