Excerpt: ViewSonic was one of the first display manufacturers to build speakers into the sides of a CRT. Ten years later the company has addressed the needs of music lovers and digital photo buffs with a new display that enables you to dock an iPod and download images from popular media card formats.
Excerpt: As I personally see it, Viewsonic had great intentions to make a monitor that would be perfect for the iPod user. With the iPod dock and the integrated speakers, your iPod purchase does indeed have more functionality other than just a portable media device when you purchase this monitor.
Conclusion: The folks at ViewSonic designed the VX2245 ViewDock display with multimedia mavens in mind. Featuring a built-in iPod dock, a media card reader, and a fast pixel response, this 22-inch monitor is ready for work or play. Still, it suffers from a few design flaws, including a set of mediocre speakers.
Pros: Built-in iPod dock. Lots of multimedia features. Good image quality.
Cons: So-so audio quality. Requires iTunes to play music and video. Noticeable backlight bleeding.