Summary: This is very thin and light compared even to the 19-inch LCD I had previously. The brightness and picture quality seem excellent. I haven't played any high-quality, fast-action video on it yet, so I cannot comment about its responsiveness for that, but at 1920x1080 my computer desktop is huge now.:). I was looking specifically for a monitor with multiple HDMI inputs and this one does have 2 as well as a D-sub.
An inexpensive screen with trade offs being resolution.
11 January 2013
Summary: when maximum pixel setting is used...the bottom top and sides of the screen are cropped. The only way to get everything on the screen is to lower the pixel setting...making the screen rating technically correct but practically bogus. There does not appear to be a way to size the screen horizontally or vertically.
Summary: I bought this recently as a replacement for an HP glossy screen monitor that showed too many distracting reflections after I had to move my destop computer to a new location. This display is the same size as my old one and looks very good to my non-expert eye, although matte screens like this one never seem to have quite the sharpness or vivid colors of a glossy display. The sound lacks bass and is very tinny even with the included software installed.
Summary: Hooked this sucker up to my 13" MBA using the enclosed HDMI cable and it was turnkey. It just works. Beautiful resolution and easy to use. Haven't used the built-in speakers and don't plan to. All that remains to be seen is durability. For the price you can't beat this monitor!
Summary: I have purchased 3 of these monitors and I'm sitting in front of them right this very minute! Let me tell you the things I like about these monitors. 1. They are super thin (I hate fat monitors) 2. They are 1080p which is better than 720p, or 480p, or standard def, or any other resolution which is lower. 3. They are very bright with great contrast. I saw a review that said they were too bright and caused eye strain.
A very good, but not the best, HD monitor I've used
R.E. Burke, Amazon
27 July 2012
Summary: The time came when I needed to acquire a new HD monitor for my two-year-old desktop, since I had given away my last two monitors to family and friends in dire need. I'm visually mpaired, so the size and clarity of a monitor make a big difference to me. I'm not a gamer, but I do like to use a monitor occasionally for things like Netflix, so its support for full-motion HD video is also a consideration.
Summary: I have an 11" Macbook Air running Mac OSX 10.7.4. I am using a Moshi HDMI/thunderbolt adapter to connect to the Viewsonic VX2453. It was such a pain to get the settings right, I actually had my return label printed when I finally stumbled upon the right configuration. FYI, 1920x1080 is not available on the Mac under HDMI with this monitor. Here is a summary of the changes that worked, in no particular order: On OSD: 1. Set the input from HDMI1-AV to HDMI1-PC 2.
Summary: We are using this monitor with one of our MAC mini (d-sub connection) and then using one of the HDMI to display my High Definition cable box (Shaw Gateway) which we have run through a HDMI splitter (being that in the games room-studio the flat planel TV is over my left shoulder so while I can hear the cable show, cant watch it while I code! This monitor is great and does exactly what I want.
Summary: I do enjoy this monitor, am content with my purchase. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of the 5 is this monitor DOES lack a little in brightness... even with the control settings. Also, one thing that is just atrocious, and you will see this on other reviews... are the speakers! If I could rate the speakers by themselves, would give them 1 star... not even that!