Summary: The panel type is TFT. For the life of me, I cannot find any information on TFT panels. I was hoping to figure out if this was TN or IPS so I could make informed purchases in the future, but it's TFT. What even is that?
Pros: I got this monitor on a whim without really knowing a lot about monitors, and was pleasantly surprised. The Game Mode button bumps up the contrast, but also increases brightness, so blacks aren't as rich. It's great for gaming, though, especially in games with a lot of darkness. Turn it off and i...
Cons: The Game Mode bumps up contrast but drops the richness from darker colors, while turning it off gives much richer blacks but lower contrast, which sometimes makes borders between similarly-colored things hard to see. There isn't really a happy medium.
Excerpt: I purchased this monitor as a replacement for an older 17" model. After extensive research, I decided on this unit since I don't need anything 4K or the like. It arrived well packaged by B&H (as all my shipments do) and set up was a breeze.
Beautiful monitor. BUT (and I hate to complain) the ...
Stoneking "Cyn", Amazon
16 January 2015
Summary: Beautiful monitor. BUT (and I hate to complain) the base that's included is the poorest excuse for a monitor stand as I've ever seen! It doesn't tip- and I don't mean over. The monitor is 'fixed in place' on the base- no swivel, no tipping, no nothing.
I've been sucked into the online gaming world and this monitor was ...
15 December 2014
Summary: What can I say - a monitor is a monitor, right? This was my first ViewSonic monitor and I'm very excited to have it. I've been sucked into the online gaming world and this monitor was recommended by an online friend. Home Run!!
Excerpt: We wanted good resolution for photography and decent refresh rate and speakers for the occasional tv show or movie. We reviewed many models and specifications. This model exceeded our requirements, but it cost less than slower models, so we got it and are very pleased with it.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Lightweight, Sharp Image, Vivid Colors