Summary: We own two of these. My husband bought one for me when he purchased one for himself. My stepson just wanted to "play" with it for a while to see the difference between the graphics on his monitor and this one. Well, I now have his old monitor and he has this one. It is everything that the first two reviewers said it is (Nor Cal and North Dakota). You can work for long hours on it because it is easy on the eyes.
Summary: I have been using this screen for some time now. I calibrate it with a sypder pro 2 and it shows good detail. I don't do detailed color corrections (I have my lab do those) so for my purposes it works great. It gives me good detail,good blacks and whites, with sharp color. It has been a good choice for me.
Summary: Monitor has a good sharp, crisp picture. That is where I end with the positive comments. The monitor is made to clearly turn up on edge as it has a pivot stand. My intentions were to use it vertically for word processing. But the viewing angle from side to side in the vertical position is horrible. To the side that would be the bottom of the screen in the horizontal position is only about 10 degree off center and then it darkens significantly.
Summary: A bit pricey, but an OK monitor for enthusiast/ hobby graphics once the color is calibrated at slower (non-accelerated) refresh rate to tone down the over-saturated reds, blues, and purples. The Viewsonic color calibration driver is useless, and their software blanks the screen during boot (really slow "loading from memory" message). Better to stick with graphics card driver (I have a quick Nvidia with lotsa RAM) and a decent calibration software package.
Summary: I needed a wide-screen monitor for photo editing and graphics. I selected this one because it is height adjustable and it seemed to be designed more for my purpose than others in this class. It was easy to set up and it produces a good image. Build quality is good, it is quite solid. It is a definite improvement over my old monitor. I gave it a 5 star rating because for in this category it does exactly what I expected it to do.
Pros: Adjustable, Easy set up, Good build quality, Versatile, Vivid Colors
Summary: Between the monitor and the tech support I will never buy another ViewSonic. The top of the screen is dark. The bottom is washed out. The color in between is nowhere near accurate. They have no Mac compatible drivers. And, tech support just wants to get off the phone and send you on a wild goose chase. Get new drivers for your video card. Can you try a different video card? Try using a different cable. Switch it to a different computer.
Summary: I ordered this monitor with the Datacolor Spider3 Pro kit. I've used Viewsonic monitors before and been impressed with the sharpness. the 2250 is no exception. Great price on BH and [...] an even better value. Need a color accurate set-up within budget. Got what I needed for less than half a G.
Summary: I am a professional photographer and use 3 Viewsonic LCD monitors for my office and production. Recently I added a computer to my setup and needed a more color and luminence accurate monitor. Being a Viewsonic fan and very satisfied with my previous VP930b LCD monitor I picked VP2250 to add to new computer. I was looking for a monitor with better color reproduction and as VP2250 can produce Adobe colors I bought it. It was a mistake.