Summary: I am very pleased with this monitor. The colors are great and the picture is great. It's big, but it takes up very little space on my desk. My only complaint is the brightness when you first hook it up. I was afraid my retinas were going to be burnt out before I figured out how to turn down the brightness. The instructions weren't very clear, so it took some trial and error before I figured it out.
Summary: To start off... the settings on the Monitor is not very easy to figure out.. but once you do, it is very nice. Brightness out of the box is blinding in a dark room. The speakers shoot the sound behind the monitor making videos/games unrealistic, though real gamers use headphones and mics. As other reviewers have stated this monitor comes with all the wires EXCEPT HDMI... WT*? Still, all that being said it is an excellent monitor at the asking price.
Summary: Pros 1. Worked great out of the box 2. menu system intuitive 3. nice style 4. power light easy to see, but dispersed below viewsonic symbol so it is not annoying in any way. 5. driver set up was easy 6. device/screen always cool to the touch. Cons Haven't found any yet, this is a great desk monitor for everyone who doesn't care that colors are perfect, but most can't tell the difference anyhow.
Summary: I highly recommend this. Picture's as clear as my 40 inch Sony Bravia.... even better actually. In darker movies you get that splotchy effect unless you lower the brightness down a lot..... well that doesnt' happen on this monitor. This might as well be a mini tv. And for those that don't know (I accidentally hit the button and found out, I dont' think it mentioned it in the manul but I don't know...
Summary: For the price, I would say this is a decent monitor. Out of the box, it would have deserved a 3 star rating, but calibrating it helps. A quick google search will help you do a calibration if you don't know how to do one. It's no doubt best to do it with one of those calibration thingies, but that'll cost as much as the monitor, and I got decent results without one.
Summary: Received my ViewSonic VX2452MH 24-inch monitor today and after initially being disappointed and concerned, I have to say that I love the display. Few things to point out. 1- The stand feels a bit flimsy so be careful with it. 2- I purchased the AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable to go with the monitor since my Dell Studio XPS PC had an HDMI output. This is where I was disappointed. Once I had everything plugged in, I couldn't get the screen resolution right.
Summary: My husband bought this for himself as he has problems with his vision. He will eventually go blind but for now this bigger screen is a life saver for him as he is retired and can still work at the computer.