Pros clear image, refresh good for games
Cons Nothing really.
Summary Bought this last week with my new PC. Rome Total War and F.E.A.R. looked great on it, even with the resolution cranked up. MS Word looks fine in 1680 x 1050 mode too. Text is sharp and clear. Only gripe would be removing the pin to allow the screen to be raised/lowered. Instructions not clear and plastic neck can be damaged. A great all-rounder and highly recommended.
Pros Bright, vivid, affordable, adjustable
Cons Irritating noise, intermittent dropping of signal, too-bright LED power button
Summary I bought this monitor over a year ago, when I bought it for editing a low-budget film (FCP, Powerbook G4 1.67GHz, Firewire drives). I used it for the film for a couple of weeks before I took a paying job at a studio, and since then I've used it infrequently. I do love having a large monitor to attach to my 15" laptop, as it gives me so much real estate for writing, doing financial work, internet research, Photoshop layouts, etc.
However, I have a recurring problem in which the monitor will go black for a moment every once in a while (maybe 4-5 times in a 2-3 hour work session), and I don't know why. I haven't made much effort to investigate it, to see if it's a problem of compatibility with my video card or what. I've just lived with it. What got me finally to find this site and write a review was the NOISE that the thing emits. I was writing today and eventually I became terribly aware of the high-pitched WHINE in the room coming from the ViewSonic monitor. I've noticed this before, and I remember reading about it in one or two reviews before I bought it. I think it may have gotten worse, or my neighborhood has gotten quieter (unlikely). Right now I want the extra space and the larger image for writing, but I can't stand the noise, so I'm keeping it switched off.
I'm not sure if this is a general ViewSonic LCD problem, or just with this model, but If you are noise-sensitive, I advise against buying this monitor.