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Excellent Buy and Quality !!!,
This review is from: Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch Widescreen LED-Lit LCD Monitor (Personal Computers)
I did a lot of research and added this monitor to my 2010 Christmas wish list. I was excited to find this baby under my Christmas tree. I'm actually a Dell guy coming from a 5 year old Dell 1905FP LCD. I was nervous not sticking with a Dell but I had an old ViewSonic CRT around 2000 or 2001 and it was great and I simply couldn't pass up adding such an affordable LED monitor to my Christmas list. I did look for a Dell and LG of this size and specs but they couldn't come close to the price. Would I still choose this ViewSonic? Absolutely! You cannot go wrong with this monitor as long as you can find it at a good price ($200-$220).
The piano-black plastic looks really nice. The pictures online make the monitor look a little cheap and odd with the clear plastic along the bottom. Once I unboxed the unit and set it up on my desk I was very pleased. The larger glowing power button under the ViewSonic label within the clear plastic is nice. The buttons to navigate the brightness/contrast are touch sensitive which is cool. The base works very well and keeps the monitor in place though I wish it would pivot left to right. The monitor will only pivot forward and back (not left/right or telescope up/down).
I have a Dell laptop with a HDMI and VGA output. The monitor only has VGA and DVI input. The lack of the monitor not having HDMI is why I gave it 4 stars. I plan on purchasing a little adapter but still surprised they elected not to incorporate HDMI.
The monitor is clear and super, super, super, super bright. I had to turn the brightness way down because I was going blind. I'm amazed at the difference between my old Dell LCD and this monitor. I cannot wait to see how clear the monitor is once I get the cable adapter. Don't throw away your external speakers. The built-in speakers are fine for little "beeps" and "dings" that Windows may make but are no good if you listen to music or watch movies/videos on your computer.
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Initial post: Mar 28, 2012 6:57:31 AM PDT
Ernest J. Damiani says:
Can this monitor be used with a Dell Inspron?
Posted on Oct 22, 2012 3:41:36 PM PDT
I agree with your subtraction of a star because of this monitor's lack of HDMI. I got fed up with the troubles and expenses entailed with blu-ray player software, and I bought an LG BD630 blu-ray player. It's more reliable than software, and its picture quality is better. The problem is its HDMI connection, which only some monitors have. And if you use an HDMI/DVI adapter, I'm aftraid you would lose sound. That is, the DVI would prohibit an output of sound from a 3.5mm output, assuming the monitor has one. (Apparently this monitor DOES have one.)
So when I buy a monitor, I try to get one that has a DVI input for my computer, an HDMI input for my blu-ray player, and a 3.5mm audio output. I'm not sure if many monitors have those three things. My Dell ST2421L has them, but I need a headphones-amplifier to boost volume from the 3.5mm output.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2013 7:51:10 AM PST
C. Gomez says:
This monitor HAS one 3.5mm input for audio.
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