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
Sessue Eberle, 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.
Excerpt: Ok screen, not so good with glare or any opposing light for that matter but if it's placed in a "usually" dark environment it's fine. The LED really helps with quality / crisp images though. Doesn't hurt the wallet and still achieves professional end features. Great as a value or budget/ long...
"Awesome screen, bad speakers, 'finnicky' problems"
20 March 2012
Pros: Great looking screen colors are great, LED back light keeps it bright, and black levels are better than most other similar priced monitors.
Cons: Speakers may as well have been left out, they sound like an iphone's speakers. The HDMI on some PCS will not fit the full screen (easily fixed in graphics card options), and HDMI may be a little blurry on the AV setting (fixed by changing to pc mode)
Summary: I purchased this monitor on 12/17/11 and have been using it for approximately 1 month now. PROS: The monitor came very quickly (shipped from Amazon via Prime). It is very light and very thin. You will have no trouble moving this monitor around. The assembly of the stand is very easy (simply screw in the base). As others have mentioned, the monitor (assuming it is working properly) does not run hot. The picture quality, brightness and colors are all excellent.