Summary: It's an okay monitor overall. Nothing spectacular.
Pros: Looks pretty, very thin. Not a bad price for the size. Viewable angle is amazing.
Cons: No VESA support Monitor buttons to adjust source, brightness, contrast, and power are located in an awkward position and are hard to read due to their location. It's a pain to have more than 1 source connecting to this monitor. Also, received a red line down the middle of the monitor after 1 year of owning it. Took tech support about 2 months to replace it under warranty. Also had to pay for shipping to send it back.
All in all they're all great monitors but the ViewSonic is much easier to calibrate ...
N. Soliz, Amazon
23 January 2015
Summary: I'm a graphics designer and photographer. Currently this monitor is my @home monitor, while at work I use 2 LG IPS231's. After color calibration with a Spyder4Elite. The ViewSonic has sRGB of 99% and AdobeRGB of 78%, while the LG is 98%/78%. All in all they're all great monitors but the ViewSonic is much easier to calibrate and larger! - Unfortunately I have one dead pixel, but it is on my Windows taskbar, so I never notice it and it does not affect my workflow.
Summary: I bought this monitor after buying three similar 27" ViewSonic monitors for work. Those were more conventional monitors and about $15 cheaper, but I was impressed with their quality and how they worked with a single PC. In that case I used the DVI connection via a Dell converter. But I went upscale a bit and bought this model for home office use. This monitor runs from a fairly new MacBookPro via the HDMI port, and runs very well. I have had no problems with it.
Summary: I don't even consider using the speakers on a monitor unless I'm desperate. Yes the button placement was annoying at the start, but I've adjusted. Power button is easy to hit, just think "touch the finches".
Pros: Beautiful display. Colors and viewing angles are excellent. No dead pixels.
Cons: -Stand could be improved. -No VESA compliance.
Summary: I purchased this same model for myself in December 2013. This one was for my wife, so she would have a wider screen to open apps side-by-side. She is very pleased. We use it primarily for business and web browsing, so I can not comment for gamers. I have used Viewsonic in the past and been very pleased. And this model is no exception. Physical Features: I like the black frame-less case because it makes a large monitor on a desk less distracting.
Summary: For a company to not even make an effort to try and sort out technical, compatibility issues they themselves might potentially be involved in is unforgivable. NO MORE VIEWSONIC for me, and certainly no more VIEWSONIC at work. I've been quite loyal to VIEWSONIC for quite a long time, own their monitors for well over 16 years now. There are just too many competitors out there for Viewsonic to be self-serving.
Pros: inexpensive, that's pretty much it, decent display but nothing that tops competition. I've used the monitor for over a year without issues on different graphics card, but had issues with INTEL HD 4000s, and NVidia GTX 900s series. T
Cons: Horrible tech support, this monitor has major compatibility issues, will not work with many HDMI display ports on laptops, or Nvidia GTX 900 series. You will have to go to DVI for it to work. Viewsonic tech support says tough luck and you have to deal with it. So money down the drain. If you go online, there are many reports of the same issues, but VIEWSONIC refuses to acknowledge it, or do anything to fix their own firmware issues, relating to VESA standards HDCP HDC...
An excellent 27" display, bright, clear and compact.
Duane A. Priest, Amazon
7 September 2014
Summary: When the backlight in my 22" Samsung monitor failed, I knew I had to find a replacement quickly. I wanted a larger monitor (the rest of my monitors are 24" with LED backlights.) I looked at both the specifications and reviews for many monitors, and chose this one due to it's size, versatility, price, and the number of positive reviews. It is "bright," the output of the monitor is definitely higher than any other I've owned.