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.