Hey, I'm waiting. Are you there? By "you" I'm referring to the LED-based computer monitor revolution. I've yet to actually see you in the flesh and I'm starting to have my doubts as to whether you actually exist.
OK, so monitor vendors have been purporting the advantages of LED-based computer monitors for the last couple of years at least. So far, I've reviewed three. The first was the Lenovo ThinkVision L2440x. I was disappointed that aside from slightly better color, it was an exact replica of the CCFL (Cold Cathode Florescent Tube)-based … Read more
Every now and then I actually like getting excited about things I'll never have. Probably something carried over from my teenage years, watching MTV and all the beautiful people with their fancy cars, perfect bodies, and clothes that somehow just fit right. Hmmm, is it possible I still haven't worked through these issues?
Anyway. Speaking of things I'll never have (but honestly am not that excited about), this week Viewsonic announced what it refers to as an "ultra-thin bezel commercial LCD", the CD4230 and a "multimedia-capable LCD HDTV", the VTMS2431.
The bezel of … Read more
I guess I can thank Viewsonic for ensuring that I'm not writing about monitors and monitors only for CES 2009. The company has made a few attempts to diversify its product line, and I for one appreciate it, if for no other reason than you can say only so much about HDMI connections and screen sizes before you're driven batty. Take it from one whose been there (and maybe is still there).
The LinkPC or ViePC (Viewsonic's press material claims two different names) is Viewsonic's most unique offering at CES. The LinkPC is a small, square-shaped … Read more
I'm starting to notice a trend among monitor vendors. Simply selling monitors just isn't enough anymore. We already covered BenQ's foray into the all-in-one PC market and now Viewsonic is following suit.
During CES, Viewsonic announced the VPC100 all-in-one PC. The VPC100 is 35mm thin, and following the monitor trend of CES 2009, has a 18.5-inch 16:9 LCD screen.
Powered by an Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU and 1GB RAM, the system also has a 160GB hard drive, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, a 1.3-megapixel Webcam, DVD +/- RW drive, integrated stereo speakers, … Read more
Seems like you can't swing a dead thumb drive on a string around at CES without it hitting some vendor's new Netbook. Many are stepping into the Netbook ring--even vendors that have never tried anything like one before; Viewsonic is an example.
During CES, the company announced its first ever Netbook, called the Viebook. The Viebook weighs 2.6 pounds, has a 10.2-inch screen and is powered by a Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM.
The Netbook also features a 160GB hard drive, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1.3 megapixel … Read more
It wasn't all stereoscopic screens and crazy 3D glasses at ViewSonic's showing at CES. The company also introduced a new 24-inch monitor, the VX2433.
In keeping with what seems to be a trend with monitors at this year's CES, the new 24-inch display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and includes a "Full HD" 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution. However, connection options are limited to HDMI, so I hope that ViewSonic includes at least a DVI-to-HDMI cable.
The display has a 2ms pixel response time and an aspect ratio adjustment that, according to the company, ensures … Read more