Summary: I have read reviews about a flaw of this monitor for not having adjustable height stand, and thus resulting in unclear view if a person is not seated properly. This is not true. It makes up for it with tilt back and forth. I was able to tilt it enough forward that I do not notice any loss of contrast, color, or anything. I had to adjust it since I sit lower and colors are very crisp all around.
Summary: Bought this to match an existing 19" LCD, also Viewsonic, so I could have a dual monitor system. Its big and bright. Resolution is excellent for drafting, photo work, just about anything. (Note: I'm not a "gamer", so I can't comment on its suitability for that work) This model has interfaces for either VGA or DVI formats. Stand is a little taller than I would like; puts the bottom edge of the display screen proper at 5 3/4 inches from the desktop.
Summary: This is a great monitor for gamers and non-gamers as well. Crisp image and easy to setup. The instruction manual is easy to read as everything in the box is what you need. No surprises, no problems. The drivers are easy to get off Viewsonics website and I couldn't be any happier. This monitor is a energy star product. To me this isnt a minus but if you want to adjust the monitor on it's stand, it only goes up and down (how the monitor faces..
Summary: Initially I bought five of these monitors for a flight simulator I assembled based on Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. I've been very happy with these monitors. I can't see any brightness or color variation among them (when their settings are the same, of course), and I've seen no dead pixels, so ViewSonic's quality control has been good in my experience. I should mention that I'm not really pushing the outside of the performance envelope of these monitors.
Summary: No problems whatsoever with dead pixels. The only thing I notice, and thats only when I really look for it, is when the comp. is starting up and the random times the screen is black, I can see a little bit of a dim white hew around the corners of the screen. But when anything else is on the screen, it looks perfect!