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Great Color, Picture Quality, and Value; Very Good for the Money
on October 20, 2012
LCD/LED monitors today generally fall into one of two categories: 1.) cheap, basic units that offer nothing in the way of physical adjustments, and 2.) expensive models with lots of frills. What's available in the second category has become increasingly limited, and the price difference compared to cheaper units can be hard to justify. The ViewSonic VA2342-LED was a good compromise for me. Color and picture quality are excellent, and while the stand is typically flimsy and unadjustable, the unit comes with VESA mounting capability. The 3-year warranty and dead pixel guarantee is a bonus.
I'm a web designer and developer, so color and picture quality are critical to me. As I stated above, both are excellent with the VA2342 and I'm very pleased. The picture is sharp and bright, color is vibrant but not overly saturated, and text looks great. I spent a few minutes with the Windows 7 color and ClearType calibration tools to arrive at these optimized results, but it was painless and quick. Like all LCD/LED screens manufactured today, there's an optimum viewing angle the user must determine when placing this monitor. I considered a dual monitor stand for maximum adjustability, but I settled on a sleek glass shelf to raise the displays about two inches off my desktop and it's perfect. I'll post some pics soon which will hopefully be helpful to others. On the downside, the OSD is quirky but no worse than most others I've had to deal with.
I split my design and dev time between my home office and an offsite workstation, where I'm stuck with two 22" Dell UtraSharps. My new ViewSonics are a huge step up in picture quality by comparison.