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476 of 485 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, December 28, 2010
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This review is from: Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch Widescreen LED-Lit LCD Monitor (Personal Computers)
I bought twelve of these for my digital arts studio. Overall, I'm very happy with them and even more happy with the excellent sale price I got at Amazon.com.

Pros:
* Rock-solid, beautifully saturated and bright image quality.
* Easy to use controls and driver disk (which you may need for optimum resolution on some computers)
* Kinda sexy multi-colored indicator light below the screen changes from blue (on) to amber (sleep) to off.
* Sturdy, adjustable stand which attaches easily.
* Just the right amount of "matte" finish to avoid the annoying glare and "mirror" effect that some screens have, without any sacrifice of brightness or clarity.

Cons:
* As with most LCD screens, colors shift somewhat with viewing angle. If you are a graphics design or video editing shop with exacting color calibration requirements, buy a (much) more expensive IPS screen if you can. (I couldn't afford a decent IPS screen, and this inexpensive monitor reproduces color BETTER than many "bargain" IPS screens.)
* I find the (permanent) large white lettering on the lower bevel rather annoying, even though you stop noticing it after a while.
* The screen is actually TOO bright for most environments even in daylight. I turned the brightness down to zero and it's acceptable, but only because I never use the units at night or in a dimly lit room. You may want to use gamma correction software (such as adobe gamma or the Windows 7 settings) to dim the screen more than the monitor controls alone will achieve.
* One out of twelve units I ordered was dead on arrival. (Amazon promptly refunded my money.)
* Because the touch controls are on the corner of the screen, the screen wiggles when you use them. Not a big problem (how often do you use them anyway?) but mildly irritating.
* Be aware that some older video cards may not support 1920x1080 resolution. That's not a problem with the screen, but be sure you have an appropriate driver before you upgrade to any new screen!

Overall, I did a lot of shopping around and this is a terrific deal if you can get it for under $200. I couldn't find anything comparable in quality for that price.
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Initial post: Jul 12, 2011, 9:36:59 PM PDT
Incredibly useful review.

Posted on Aug 15, 2011, 11:14:53 AM PDT
I thought this was a LED screen

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2011, 7:57:14 AM PDT
Dan says:
LED = LCD + variable LED backlight

Posted on Aug 20, 2011, 1:57:39 AM PDT
oldpink says:
An excellent review.
I just wanted to point out one very low tech and easy fix to one of your minor complaints.
Just break out a good old fashioned Sharpy and black out the white lettering on the bezel that you find annoying.
Problem solved.

Posted on Aug 22, 2011, 4:09:57 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 18, 2011, 1:18:42 PM PDT
Amazonian says:
One of the "pros" mentioned in this review: "adjustable stand" only provides tilt adjustment. there is no swivel or height adjustment. you'll have to get a stand with a VESA mount for that.

One other "pro" not mentioned is that because of the LED backlight technology, the screen is thinner, hence the unit is lighter than standard LCD screens.

I agree with the "con" relating to the brightness. I also had to set the brightness to zero and the contrast to max in order to make the display not appear washed-out. For general use, ok -- not recommended for graphics work, inaccurate color reproduction due to brightness.

Posted on Sep 11, 2011, 3:05:01 AM PDT
As an a developing digital artist, thanks for your review.

Posted on Sep 17, 2011, 2:52:11 AM PDT
A.J. says:
Mr. Oliver,

Is this monitor still working out? I'm considering purchasing two for my wife's graphics work.

Posted on Apr 2, 2012, 11:55:32 AM PDT
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Posted on Apr 12, 2012, 7:45:56 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 12, 2012, 7:46:14 AM PDT
Solipso says:
Reply to Dick Oliver (reviewer):

You say, "I turned the brightness down to zero and it's acceptable...," but I doubt that I would find that acceptable. A severe lowering of brightness causes objects in the picture to fade away and sometimes to completely disappear.

I am attracted to this monitor's feature of automatic 4:3 display modification. For playing old games without distorted images, a 4:3 aspect ratio is essential. And I like this monitor's DVI connection because I am wary of an HDMI connection for my PC. On the other hand I do not like the absence of HDMI, which is needed for my Blu-ray player. I want both DVI and HDMI (and a headphones port).

Posted on Jun 13, 2012, 2:19:30 PM PDT
L. Bailey says:
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