Summary: The power cord would not stay plugged into the Monitor, thus no power. Bad plug on the monitor?? This is the second Viewsonic I have had with similar "power" problems. My last 5 monitors have all been Viewsonic, but I will not buy this brand again.
Summary: Returned. Could not be recognized by my 2011 Mac Air. The product was light and easy to handle but there were no complete instructions for set up. The PowerPort seem to be shaky - it wiggled when I pushed the power cord in. I had to move it around in order to get the power into the monitor.
DO NOT BUY ... power adpater does not fit the monitor .... had to return ... purchase something else
D. benton, Amazon
28 September 2012
Summary: Purchased two units ... the units use a external power brick or supply. The plug on the monitor and the plug on the external power supply do not match. What does viewsonic tech support tell me ... return them. Great, more time spent dealing with a two bad units.
Summary: I live overseas and ordered this monitor (I had to pay a forwarder extra $$ to ship from the States). When it got here it was not only the wrong SIZE of monitor but also a different Viewsonic model!!
Summary: Without a doubt the worst computer monitor I have ever tried to use. Remarkably bad text clarity. And that at 1920 x 1080. MUCH worse than my laptop! And that's after trying many different configurations of ClearType on and off, different resolutions and different zooms. They all suck, badly.
Summary: I got this today, since it was well reviewed for gamers. I was really excited, but once this thing came in, I was really disappointed. First, I connected it to my gaming machine (has MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Radeon HD 7950 3GB) via HDMI, the first thing is does is converts the signal to 1080p...
Pros: Price, Size
Cons: Does not work on HDMI with highest resolution, reverts to 1080p, which makes text unreadable. The colors are not good. No DVI port. Cables fall out of the back at the slightest move.
Thought it was DOA on arrival, returned the replacement also, do yourself a favor and avoid this manufacturer
Charles L. Eakins "ceakins1", Amazon
5 September 2012
Summary: So I just got this today from Amazon. I thought it was DOA, would not turn on even though it was plugged in. Fiddled with plug on the back of the monitor, and it finally came on. However the plug is not in there very tight, and any jar disconnects the power. Will be RMA'ing this one.
Summary: It is sad that the picture quality on this monitor is so bad because it is the only monitor on the market with a 1ms response time making it ideal for first person shooters. It is possible that my monitor was defective, but it seems I am not the only one with this problem.
Pros: The fast response was noticeable when compared to other displays. I am sure it would be a great monitor for gaming if you could get over the fact that it is completely lacking color quality
Cons: The colors were extremely washed out. I adjusted my nvidia color settings to YCbCr444 like the other reviewers recommended and I made sure the monitor was set to PC HDMI, but no luck. The picture on this monitor was still significantly worse than my previous monitor which is nearly six years olde...
Summary: I've now had 2 defective monitors sent to me in 1 month. Bought this monitor and had an issue with the screen, not the unit, turning off and on at random. Sent original back under neweggs 30-day monitor warranty and just received my replacement.
Pros: Nice picture, nice size.
Cons: 2 defective units within 30-day period. Screen turns off and on at random
Summary: The system worked well for more than a year. Upon researching this issue, I discovered this is a recurrent problem that most ViewSonics have. Once upon a time, they were excellent monitors, lasting several years, but in the past few years the company has been using substandard parts, and so I must...
Pros: Right out of the box the system worked perfectly, as it is supposed to. Color depth was excellent.
Cons: 2 years into the ownership, the monitor stopped working when the computer was first turned on. That is, the power system inside the monitor would indicate no power to the monitor, and other times the blue power light was on but the monitor was black. Every time I was forced to unplug the power co...