VeiwSonic 22" - VeiwSonic experience?

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  1. fenixx macrumors regular

    fenixx

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    Thinking about purchasing the following;
    22" Widescreen ViewSonic @ OfficeDepot

    And was wondering if anyone had any VeiwSonic experience?
    How does this monitor compare to Dell's new $289 20"? or a Dell monitor in general?
     
  2. way77 macrumors newbie

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    Go for it

    I have a Viewsonic VA1912wb, 19" widescreen and I love it. I saw the 22" at OD and was equally impressed with the screen image altho the I don't like the shiny black case design.
     
  3. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    I would go with ViewSonic over any Dell, Sony, Samsung etc. any day. I own a VP201b and I just love it. Been on almost 12/7 for the last I guess 3 years with out a glitch.

    Link (mine is the model before this one though)

    I want this one next time. Sooooo nice
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    ViewSonic is widely considered one of, if not the best independent display maker in the world. They've built this reputation over like 20 years.

    Displays are what they do. That's all they do.

    Sadly, they're also usually expensive. We are all not so lucky to own ViewSonic displays. I'm sure glad I do!!!
     
  5. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    For some reasons, when I see ViewSonic's LCD monitors side by side with Samsung and Sony, its color and crispness of what the show on the monitors are not as clean or crisp as Samsung and Sony monitors. Maybe the retail stores are setting up ViewSonic monitors in a wrong way compared to other monitors.
     
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Likely, because I have never seen any Sony or Samsung display compare to a ViewSonic. Especially in reproducing black without any LCD backwash.

    Of course, unless your one of those people that "oohs" and "ahhs" at the glossy coating that Sony is putting on everything.

    I've also noticed that most retail stores like Best Buy and Circuit City (gasp!) have really low end ViewSonics instead of the stunning ones.

    Is ViewSonic still the only display maker with a 2ms display?
     
  7. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    I was not aware ViewSonic makes the high end LCD monitor. I thought the ones I see in the retail stores such as BestBuy, CompUSA, Circuit City are some of the popular ViewSonic displays.
     
  8. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    i bought a viewsonic N2750W 27" lcd tv about 8 months ago. it was on sale at compusa and the specs were awesome at its time w/ lots of input options.

    how do the specs compare to others? if the specs are good and the price is right, i'd say go for it cos viewsonic is good at making monitors. iirc they are actually the oem behind many brandnamed displays.
     
  9. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Since when did high-end = popular sellers?

    Hell, since when did Best Buy or Circuit City carry the highest end of anything?
     
  10. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    I admit my argument is flawed. However, many consumers would look at the LCD display in person to check on the screen quality before purchase, I did with my Apple ACDs. If what I saw at Apple Stores are less than what I expected, I would not have bought them. But, I ended up having 20" and 23" ACDs. When I buy my next Mac which is powerful enough to drive a 30" ADC, I would get the 30" ACD along with my new Mac as well. If ViewSonic has better ones in store than the ones we see at the retail stores, I think they should start showing them off at the retail stores. Seeing is believing, as the old saying goes.
     
  11. shecky Guest

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    i have the 2025 widescreen 20" and of the "consumer" monitors i think viewsonic is an excellent product.
     
  12. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    ViewSonic has historically been very bad at marketing to consumers. They usually only advertise in Mac magazines, and pro magazines focused on video editing and photography in stuff. They really don't seem to try very hard for the consumer market.
     
  13. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    I picked up a 20.1 widescreen ViewSonic a couple of months ago for $300 at Office Max. I not a professional as far as color exactness is concerned, but I have been pleased with the monitor. There were no dead pixels and the stand matches the case of my G5 nicely.
     
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