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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for Dual Display, July 21, 2010
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This review is from: ViewSonic VX2250WM-LED 22-Inch (21.5-Inch Vis) Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED Monitor with Integrated Stereo Speakers (Personal Computers)
I had two regular LCD KDS monitors of approximately the same size but I was perceiving some type of flicker that was really bothering my eyes more and more. As I had a Mac Book Pro that didn't give me these problems, and I knew it used LED backlighting, I decided to spring for some LED monitors.

I ordered two of these, and wow, what a difference! I plugged one into my Dual-DVI card and compared it side by side with the better of my two older monitors to compare and the picture was so much crisper, but not only that, the old monitors were definitely green-tinted which I never noticed before but the default Windows 7 background went from shades of Cyan to shades of blue as it should have been. I did notice before that the old CCFL monitors did not show white but something distinctly off-shade no matter how much I fiddled with the color settings, gave up, and reset factory defaults - these monitors showed white as exactly that out of the box with no fiddling. I would say the improvement was most visible with a traditional computer app, that has a lot of text/drop-down menus/browser/etcetera, with video I did not see such a dramatically better difference.

The screens are matte but it doesn't bother me (it's not edge to edge glass) especially at this price. The bezel is a pleasing glossy black which looks to be good quality and the controls are on the front, bottom right, and are not physical, but touch activated with the menu in center of the screen. It screws onto the base needing no tools, it will tilt up and down but not adjust up and down vertically nor swing left or right without turning the entire base.

I attached a Kill-A-Watt meter to my "old" monitor (built March 2007) and a new one. The old ones use 43 and these ones use 26 watts each, (26/44 = 60.4% of previous usage) so the energy claims of 30 to 40% savings are entirely fair and perhaps understated in a few cases. They definitely don't get as hot in the back as my old monitors.

I also can spend time in front of the computer again without flicker bothering my eyes. I have good speakers, so I cannot comment on the built in speakers as I haven't bothered with them yet.
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