Summary: I needed to replace an aging CRT monitor for our photo retouching and typesetting business. I did not want one of the new "widescreen" monitors, and the Viewsonic filled the bill very nicely. Good color. Easy setup.
Awesome Flat Panel Monitor With Spectacular Graphics.
Software Developer, Amazon
10 October 2007
Summary: This is my second ViewSonic flat panel monitor. The graphics on this monitor are awesome. Seems like a few folks bought lemons. Initially, I purchased the monitor from CompUSA. However, there were blemishes on the screen that could not be removed so I returned it. Then I purchased another one from a local Micro Center store in my hometown while I was home for Memorial day. Moreover, don't let the "I-bought-a-lemon-reviews" deter you from purchasing this monitor.
Problem finding graphics card to support 1400x1050
Steve J. Farrell, Amazon
10 October 2007
Summary: I got this monitor for my laptop and PC which are both connected to a KVM switch. The monitor works fine with the laptop since it supports 1400x1050. The problem is my PC which has Vista on it. I have not found a graphics card that supports 1400x1050 natively in VGA mode (my KVM switch only has a VGA connector). In XP, many graphics cards support manually inputting just about any resolution. With Vista, these same graphics cards do not have that feature.
Summary: If you want a big screen for your PC and don't want widescreen, this is as big as they get these days. I don't use my PC for watching movies (that's what my bigscreen TV is for), nor do I need it for game playing or splitting the screen into two sections. I just primarily use my PC for internet surfing, keeping my home finances up to date on Quicken, email and logging into my work PC.
Summary: I've owned a flat-panel monitor for a couple of years now (which I also have reviewed), and I love how space/weight efficient they are. But since I started working at home, I found that I required (depending upon who you ask in the house) a bigger screen. Having used ViewSonic at work, I was familiar with their quality (plus the price was quite reasonable).
Summary: I have 2 of these. They are very huge, and very clear. One has a few non bothersome dead pixels and the other has no defects. Don't be put off by the 1400x1050 resolution. That is a plus since the lower resolution allows for bigger icons and text. Make sure your video card can be set for a custom resolution of 1400x1050, or that it has DVI which should automatically find the monitors resolution.