Summary: ViewSonic made a huge mistake when including tiny (tinny?) speakers to their monitor because expectations are raised for an integrated video/audio system. Not so. Buy this for its sharp, clean image quality and not with the idea of taking your speakers off your desk. As other reviewers have noted, the sound isn't much better than what you get built into your computer.
Summary: I bought the Viewsonic VX2245WM LCD Monitor because I wanted a large screen monitor for a good price & by the specifications given on the Viewsonic homepage, I felt that this monitor would be comparable with other monitors that were more expensive. My view did not change & my primary assessment proved correct, for when I received it,I was most impressed with the size of this monitor & when I hooked it up to my PC, the brightness & resolution of the screen made me feel...
Summary: Let me begin by first agreeing the general assessment that the sound is truly awful. But seriously, what's so surprising? The thing has a 3 inch sub woofer. I laughed when I read it and again when I heard it. I didn't expect great sound, so I'm not disappointed. Still, the sound is so bad that it knocks a star from my review. The screen is 22 inches diagonally, but in terms of 'feel' it measure in acres. It's huge. The picture is razor sharp and brilliant.
Summary: I really like this monitor. It is bright and beautiful. Works great with Mac OS X 10.4.9 It comes with a quick set-up sheet, and that is all you need to see where the various cables go. The Mac recoginizes it instantly. If you want to change anything, the buttons are adequate for using the on screen display without being obtrusive. The manual is on the normal size CD that comes with the display and explains exactly how to change the settings.
Summary: I love this thing. The display is excellent. At 22" wide screen you can easily run several programs, or display two full pages of word processing text. I use it for PhotoShop and the colors and resolution are excellent. As a bonus, the base adds card readers and USB ports on the desktop, where you want them. And you can dock an iPod.