We get in a lot of 16:9 monitors, but this is the first we've gotten that didn't have a TN-based panel. The 23-inch wide-screen ViewSonic VP2365wb monitor has an Enhanced In-Plane Switching panel (E-IPS).
E-IPS panels usually have improved viewing angles over TNs, especially from the lower angle. The VP2365wb does, indeed, have the type of viewing angle you'd expect from an IPS model, but its brightness leaves a bit to be desired.
Late last week I reviewed two very different monitors.
One, the 22-inch Eizo ColorEdge CG222w was the first professional grade monitor I've reviewed. And by professional, I mean, at $1,300, it easily prices itself out of most people's pocketbooks and should only be bought by pro artists that know exactly what they want.
The second was the 24-inch ViewSonic vg2427wm.
The Eizo uses an S-PVA panel that gives it wide viewing angles. It's also one heavy and bulky son of a gun at 24 pounds and definitely feels like $1,300 worth of hardware is encased … Read more
Dell aside, seems like computer peripherals maker ViewSonic also wants in on the 3G smartphone industry. If we sound a little cautious here, that's because the market the California-based outfit is diving into is dominated by Apple, HTC, LG, Nokia, and Research In Motion.
The company plans to introduce its smartphone first in China, followed by Europe and the U.S., and ViewSonic claims the phones will be a "natural extension" of its 3- to 300-inch product lineup, from handhelds to LCD TVs and projectors. We welcome competition since that would theoretically drive innovation, but we are … Read more
Both monitors were virtually devoid of ergonomic options and while the FuHzion VX2265wm does include compatibility with the Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision Kit, it strangely does not include an On Screen Display, which practically all monitors do.
I hope ViewSonic's new VG series will tell a different tale. On Tuesday the company announced the VG2427, the first in its new VG series and judging from the press release's features list, we're at … Read more
Last month, I did a first take on the Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision Kit. At the time, I'd only very briefly tested it and not at all thoroughly. Since then, thanks to help from Nvidia (new glasses, video card, and monitors) I've been able to move past the bugs mentioned in the first take.
This time, I did it big with an NVidia GeForce 280GTX, baby! Playing around with this card made me weep, as it's only $330, vs. the $600 ATI card I bought three years ago that's starting to disappoint me.
With the new … Read more
120Hz LCD gaming is now officially here! What? Oh, I'm late to the party? We've been able to do this for years now? Oh. OK. Let me rephrase that then. 120Hz gaming on a 22-inch LCD computer monitor is officially here! Does that satisfy your anal retentiveness? Well, it better.
Last month I reviewed the ViewSonic VX2265wm. The first 120Hz LCD computer monitor CNET's reviewed. I gave it points for its compatibility with the Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision Kit, but its lack of features and overall average performance didn't win my recommendation.
This week, I have … Read more