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: 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: 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: Color calibrating the monitor using Apple tools on Mac doesn't exactly work. In the end, this doesn't totally matter and one could always do it manually. However, Viewsonic support sucks on this matter and they claim that their monitors are not supported on Mac - so for other Mac users, I would recommend a non-Viewsonic monitor.
Summary: This monitor has excellent color resolution, brightness, consistency across the entire screen and refresh rates. Very good for doing video and photo work/ upper end graphics. It also has a built in USB hub for 4 devices. The one major weakness (and why it gets 4 instead of 5 stars) is its lack of support for HDMI, a format which will probably be more widely adapted in upper end video and photo work).
Summary: I was interested in getting a monitor that had accurate color for photography. I am totally pleased and I love the size. I had a 17" before and this one seems so large. My pictures look great and they print out the same color. What else could I ask for. Very simple to set up. I haven't used all the fancy stuff like TV & all but I hope to. I do recommend it for photography........