A 22in LCD monitor for CAD and graphic design professionals.
Good Gear Guide.au
30 October 2008
Summary: Viewsonic's VP2250wb is a compromise between a consumer 22in monitor and a professional quality display. While it does a good job in most regards it still won't cut it for professionals, who will need to stick with IPS panel monitors.
Pros: Great horizontal viewing angels, matte coat, good colour reproduction, dynamic contrast ratio has its merits for consumer use
Cons: Too many consumer-focused features to be professional, USB ports are hard to reach, some tearing in fast motion, reds are over-saturated
Summary: The ViewSonic VP2250wb has many good points, not least its top-quality colour palette. However, at this price, we expect more the viewing angle issues in particular are not impressive. It's fine if you work alone, but for bustling offices the viewing angles may prove a bar to you showing off your work in all the finery that this screen really ought to be able to deliver.
Pros: Amazing colour, Dynamic Contrast control, great response time
Excerpt: ViewSonic's 22in VP2250wb has a sensible, workmanlike design. Its dark-grey plastic won't win any awards, but it's packed with a wide range of useful features. We were most impressed with the VP2250wb's large and stable stand. It's adjustable from 57mm to 175mm above desk height. Having your monitor at eye level brings huge benefits in terms of posture, helping you work more effectively.
Excerpt: The Viewsonic and the NEC may look a bit alike, with their square corners and black finish, but the VP2250wb has the edge where it matters most: image quality. With neutral colours slightly lacking vibrancy - similar to most Viewsonic monitors - it offers a good compromise between a clean display for work and the colour and contrast for exciting films and games. The onscreen menu system is well laid out, but the tiny button labels make it tricky to navigate.