IPS technology and sRGB color correction technology help this ViewSonic 23" LED HD monitor deliver vibrant 1080p visuals in lifelike color while reducing distortion and shifting. The 178° viewing angles ensure image clarity from multiple vantage points.
Allows pixels to change colors quickly to avoid streaking, blurring and ghosting in fast-moving scenes and video games.
23" antiglare flat-panel LED screen
With IPS technology and sRGB color correction technology reduces distortion and shifting to deliver vibrant, true-to-life visuals.
30,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Provides a high number of shades between black and white. This range enables accurate color reproduction when displaying images with extreme differences between light and dark for excellent picture quality.
250 cd/m² brightness
For a highly visible display and clear on-screen images.
1920 x 1080 maximum resolution
Creates a high level of picture detail for a clear, bold display.
178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles
Along with +5° and -20° tilt capability let you clearly see the screen from multiple vantage points.
Digital (DVI-D with HDCP and HDMI with HDCP) and standard analog VGA inputs
Let you connect both digital and analog devices.
Include auto image adjust, contrast/brightness, input select, color adjust, user color, audio adjust, fine tune, sharpness, dynamic contrast, response time and more for ease of use.
SRS Premium Sound support
Connect optional speakers (not included) to experience immersive audio to complement your favorite movies and games.
very good choice
Posted by: zipp916 from: New Jersey on
First of all I usually don't read good reviews at all when choosing something because there's no problems noted to watch out for...so I just read the bad reviews for this one.
Here's what others had to say:
First complaint: The monitor doesn't raise up or heighten. Well very few monitors do...so it made me wonder if this monitor was somehow shorter than the others
since people are putting books under the stand. It didn't make since to me since the monitor measures 16.1 high with the stand on the specs. So I set it up and I'm
still baffled. Unless these people are really really tall or using desks that are only two feet high there's no need to place books under the stand. My other monitor
(a Viewsonic VA1912WB) is the same height and its eye level without a monitor raiser or books to raise it up and I'm six feet tall.
Second complaint: The controls are hard to get to. Yes and no. At first they take getting used to (they're located on the front of the stand directly under the Viewsonic
emblem on the bezel. they are touch sensitive but that's because they're touch based. Once you play with them for a minute they're no problem to use except honestly you do need a
flashlight to see what your pressing. And really now how often do you adjust your monitor settings? I think with my other monitor I adjusted the settings twice in the past
eight years. Unless you lead a really boring life your not going to be adjusting your monitor that much.
Third Complaint: It's too bright. That's true, it is at first. So I went in and turned the brightness down about a third of the way, didn't touch the contrast, and that
solved the problem. Just to be sure I used the Win7 calibration tool and it passed fine.
Fourth complaint: The speakers are weak. Well...that's because they're monitor speakers, lol. Are you really going to buy or not buy this monitor because of the speakers?
OK so much for the complaints or concerns. Here's my summary. Its very easy to set up out of the box. Viewsonic was the best brand monitor 13 years ago and still is. They've
been making PC monitors for 23 years and they're good at it. No bad pixels, sturdy stand, incredible colors and sharpness with my ATI Radeon HD7570 (I hooked it up HDMI to HDMI),
the price is really good with it being a Viewsonic(they used to be very expensive years ago)and its a really nice looking monitor. I'm happy I stayed with Viewsonic.
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Excellent, sharp picture. Easy to install
Posted by: IdahoMtnGirl from: Sun Valley, ID on
I hadn't planned on getting a View Sonic monitor, but after researching and reading reviews, I decided to try it. It's great - easy to install, has an HDMI cable, simple to adjust (although I really didn't have to - I just wanted to check my options). Clean, light design except for the adjustment and on/off buttons - awkward, but certainly not difficult. I did not find it too low at all - the only adjustment I needed was the tilt. I will purchase a View Sonic again (assuming it does not have a short life like the HP that died after only 1 1/2 years). I think the image and clarity is better than the Samsung next to it.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Overall I'm happy with it.
Posted by: FixItLater from: Fenton, MO on
Not a bad monitor. The controls for on/off and making adjustments are not in a very good place. They are located on the base of the unit and from where I sit I have to bend down in order to see the controls. As far as making adjustments goes, you do it once and really never have to access the switch again. But you do need to get to the on/off switch often, so I placed a sticker just below the switch so I could feel it and find it without looking.
Didn't try the speakers yet.
Screen swivels up and down, but not side to side. However it's so light you can push on the screen and move the base and all side to side easily.
Came with a DVI, HDMI and a speaker cable.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Image quality is great
Posted by: PaulVA from: Newport News, VA on
As a 23 inch monitor this is really nice for an IPS monitor that costs far less than the bigger ones do.
Where it lacks is audio (not great or even good) The fixed base prevents a VESA mount and the control buttons are not visible if you set the monitor up properly.
I knew all this before I bought it and did so anyway.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Great monitor for the long term
Posted by: WagStaff from: Washington DC on
This is a great monitor for those who appreciate a beautiful IPS screen and those who want to future-proof their monitor as much as possible. It includes Analog VGA, Digital DVI-D and HDMI inputs so it works on any system - old or new. The speakers built into the base are nearly worthless. Spend $15 and get better speakers. I ordered 7 of these for the office and one of them failed within the first week of use. Luckily covered by warranty. The rest are rock solid.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Great monitor for graphics
Posted by: joekv from: Ellsworth, ME on
I needed an external monitor for my 13" MacBook, and this monitor is exactly what I was looking for at a great price. The colors are great and the monitor has worked seamlessly with my system from day one.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Nice monitor, after two days of use
Posted by: eagan from: bloomingtion, in on
I'm glad that I bought this monitor for the wife; it is a sharp picuture that was well calibrated whhen I first turned it on. I really hated buying a monitor with no other reviews, but it was on sale so I took a chance. Glad that I did. So it the wife.
If there was something I was going to complain about, the controls are weird. Touch in the wrong place and the monitor turns off. On the other hand, it's set up and that shouldn't be a concern.
Haven't tried the speakers yet, and probably won't for awhile. I expect nothing but some sort of noise from them.
Had been using a flat screen tv as the monitor previously; this is a good improvement.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Superb sharpness and color
Posted by: Doinker from: Seattle WA on
Without using the included CD I just hooked it up and viola!, amazing picture quality. I still haven't run the CD, everything just works. The downside is no USB connection and the controls are literally out of sight under and behind the bottom of the screen, so unless you raise the monitor above desk level, you will have to duck down to turn it on and off and also to use the controls such as brightness, contrast, etc. The fact that they are touch controls means you can't just feel for them. Even so, the quality of the screen picture at an excellent price makes it a winner.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Maybe for you
Posted by: Ratboi88 from: Near Detroit on
I use my monitor in a multi-computer setup, with a USB/D-Sub KVM to switch between them. Since I like to watch the occasional blu-ray, I also have to make a digital connection to the monitor. My principle beef with this monitor is that, when the active PC goes to sleep, this switches to the VGA. What??? Stay on the chosen input, please!! In a single PC/Monitor application, this is a non-issue, of course.
Annoying feature #2 - those buttons. I really dislike those touch buttons on the stand. Only by adding 1/4 inch rubber stick-ons under each button could I manage to find the right ones to press when I needed to change an input or brightness or whatever. Since I frequently need to change the input, this is maddening.
With regard to the monitor's features and quality, there is much to otherwise like about it. The styling is excellent, with a quasi-edgeless design that makes it look _very_ sleek on the desktop. Tilting is easy and secure - the base is quite sturdy. The IPS panel keeps brightness and color accurate at relatively extreme off center angles. OK, I slouch in my chair, alright? <G> The matte finish is done nicely also - I see everything I want, and nothing reflected that I don't want to see. And, as far as I can tell, it has mostly superb back-light control - I don't see any bleed at all. Dark pictures are wonderfully dark everywhere they should be.
My last beef with this monitor isn't the final straw, but this particular unit has two flaws. Near the bottom left and right corners there are a pair of relatively dark areas noticeable when the screen is bright. This annoys me! And, while there are no apparent bad pixels, there is something apparently _behind_ the screen near the bottom left corner that looks like dust that just _won't_ go away. Change angle, and it affects something else - it isn't bad pixels.
Oh - the included HDMI cable is the reason I couldn't keep the monitor at 1600x900 without image issues. Don't believe those who say any HDMI cable is good enough. So very WRONG...
Summary? This might be the monitor for you. Sleek, stylish, and overall a superb picture. If you don't get one with any noticeable flaws, you will have an excellent monitor. I'm tempted to keep it for my wife's setup, but I won't. I'm going to get one with VESA mounting options, IPS _and_ 3D!! Yes, BB carries it...
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
An excellent quality screen.
Posted by: Munenerules from: Gainesville, FL on
So far, after a month, I am loving this screen. It is excellent color/contrast, etc. Also, the dimensions for this 23 inch are the same as my old 21 inch screen. This is important because I only had 1/2 inch clearance in my desk hutch. It really has a great image. I do a lot of photo image processing and am very pleased. The big fuss about the buttons being under the screen is not that big a deal, really. I do recommend this. I do not use the speakers, so I won't comment on that, other than to say, why would anyone buy a monitor and care about its speakers?