Pros Extremely bright, vivid colors. Large desktop area and easy set up in both DVI and VGA. In Vista, I used the supplied CD to set up the monitor; Windows 7 Beta automatically identified the monitor.
Cons My few complaints are the same as I have with all large-screen LCDs. Text can seem a little fuzzy at times, even in native resolution. We also have a Samsung 24 inch in the house with exactly the same "issue".
Summary So far, this is a great monitor, and at $219 it was no-brainer. This monitor is very fast, with no ghosting. Mine came with no dead or stuck pixels.
iTunes videos and DVDs are exceptional on this. The playback is clear, crisp and vivid.
I'm loving having multiple windows open on the desktop with large viewable areas.
The built-in speakers are pretty bad, much worse than the speakers in my 1912wm. I wonder if that's because this monitor has a fashion-over-function design, where the speakers face down and back rather than forward. They've been a disappointment but, fortunately, I ordinarily use external speakers.
"Excellent!"on by shokarthian
Pros Large screen, price was right.
Cons Nothing so far.
Summary I needed a larger monitor so that reading on the net would be easier. Costco had this one on sale, $50 off. Set up was easy, and the software easy to understand. The monitor was a little to bright, but once configured it was fine. I watched a movie on it to see how it would look. Was like being at the theater. I am completely satisfied with it.
"Disappointed"on by POGO3
Pros None in my opinion
Cons Specs say for graphics professionals however it is not compatible with Adobe Gamma and you can't adjust it for Photoshop.
Summary Their home page says to contact tech support for help however after 4 e-mails with no response I talked to a tech person who said that the monitor was designed for games and not graphics. After a second phone call I was told to contact Adobe for a solution and then inform Viewsonic of the solution. I told them that it was their responsibility to do this and not mine. My latest response from their tech support is "I forwarded your case up to our engineers in order to give you the best information we can.
Here is the details for your unit:
Display Gamma = 2.20
Red X - 0.647 Green X - 0.284 Blue X - 0.151 White X - 0.313
Red Y - 0.334 Green Y - 0.607 Blue Y - 0.071 White Y - 0.329
Nevertheless, I must reiterate what I stated in my last email by saying we do not support configuring these settings in the various Adobe software" so evidently Viewsonic and their tech support don't care or else they don't have the intelligence to solve this problem. I will never buy another Viewsonic product.
Pros The initial monitor set-up out of the box was easy and the monitor has worked flawlessly since. Also, I went to an online dead pixel checker and could not find one dead pixel. The built in speakers are a nice touch as desktop space is at a premium.
Cons The built-in speakers could be a little bit more beefy, but they are adequate for general use.
Summary Overall I think the monitor is a great buy. The easy setup, initial quality, and its flawless operation since make the ViewSonic VX2433wm easy to recommend to a friend or colleague. The monitor I purchased was from my local Costco for around $220.
"Great Monitor"on by jlutgring
Pros Gorgeous. Slim. Nice screen size. Excellent price. No dead Pixels. HDMI input. True 1080P HD. I've owned 2 other Viewsonic flat screen monitors. All were excellent but this one seems to really be the best yet.
Cons Very difficult to get a deep black. it really should be calibrated. Collects dust, fingerprints, cat hair, etc.
Summary Great monitor. Buy one.