Works everywhere with caveats; but a great deal nonetheless
Theoni Lussos "Kandy", Amazon
11 July 2011
Summary: This is a nice monitor. I've had it now for a year and speakers suck. I've thought of getting the S Sony SS-B1000 5 1/8-Inch Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) but the jury ist still out on that one. I got this monitor originally for Vista. Works fine. Tried it on XP, no problems. Used it on Linux and yes XFree86 worked wonders and it ran there too. Then I decided to upgrade to Windows 7, got suggested to take the Viewsonic drivers..and it stopped working.
Summary: I bought this monitor for my 79 year old mother (for mother's day). She needed a larger screen area because she was doing so much at once. She also wanted the smaller footprint of the lcd, since her computer area is not terribly deep. The display is fantastic, the speakers have a good sound, and it was easy to set up. The only drawback, though, is that the buttons are annoying. The markings are "1" "<" ">" "2" on the side.
Summary: I have now had this monitor for a week. It replaced an older View Sonic that failed after about 6 years. So far I am pleased with it. For just average computer use & viewing instant Netflix I have seen no problems. It did take me a couple of days to get use to the brightness. I have not seen any of the problems some of the other folks have posted. For now I am completely satisfied.
Summary: I've had this monitor for a few months now. The image is sharp and clear. I sit next to a window that gets afternoon sun and have had no problem with glare. I don't watch videos with it, just once to test, so I can't say how good the refresh is for that. The only down side for this monitor is the built in speakers are not very good. My Toshiba laptop has much better sound from the built in speakers than this monitor.
Summary: We wanted second monitor for one of the laptops in our office. This one was inexpensive and our experience with the company has been favorable, so we ordered it. It works fine. Not as clear and sharp as one of our more expensive monitors, but we didn't expect that. For general office work and Web browsing, it does the job well. The documentation, however is a joke. There was none!
Excellent Monitor for the price Offered. Great Value.
Ashok H. Bhat MD "Value Hunter", Amazon
1 April 2010
Summary: Chose this Monitor over many others in the same ctegory and price range because of great expirience with Viewsonic Monitors and the quality it brings in for the price, making it the best value for the money spent.
Summary: I bought this monitor for $169 new on Amazon. It works flawlessly for what I need it for, which is the monitoring of my CCTV system. I did not know the monitor included speakers built in, which is fantastic for me. I was going to have to go out and buy speakers for it. While they are not great, not for watching movies, they work perfect for my CCTV system.
Summary: Pros: Don't let the low price fool you. This is a great display. I needed to up the real estate of my MacBook display and was looking for a true 1920x1080 display. The color and contrast ratio of this ViewSonic make the built in-display look lackluster and boring (and Macs are known for their great displays). And the HDMI is a great bonus for console gamers who don't wish for an additional display for their PS3 or 360.