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Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch Widescreen LED Monitor Review

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I am a big fan of ViewSonic and I have been using their products for about 10 years. I first used their CRT (I think it was 15” CRT monitor) back to 1997. It last for more than five years and I decided to retire this clunky monitor as it used too much space! Then I switched to 17” LCD monitor for another five years and purchased another 19” LCD monitor for my parents. They really LOVE it.

As you may know, my wife and I are graduate students, and one of our main jobs are writing papers. Preparing a manuscript is not very difficult, but you need a lot of “virtual” space. We usually have at least 10 applications opening and running for preparing a manuscript. For example, you need to open multiple Word documents, numerous FireFox tabs (or Chrome) to look up references, Bibliographic software, statistical software, Excel (for preparing tables), PDF reader (to read references), dictionary (the disadvantage of being a non-native speaker), and so on. It takes a lot of our time away maximizing and minimizing windows applications. It would be ideal if we can see most of these windows at the same time.

This is when a widescreen monitor comes in handy. The Viewsonic VX2450wm-LED is a widescreen monitor with LED backlight. In addition to our personal needs, we also wanted to follow the road to environmental friendliness, we examined the features of Green LED Monitors to replace our old LCD monitor. The picture on these monitors is illuminated with the use of efficient light-emitting diode or what is known as LED bulbs; they consume less power than the LCD monitors.

These LED monitors will last longer than their CCFL-lighted old LCD counterparts, so in buying them there will be less disposal problem after just only a few years, a nice way to contribute to the mitigation of the landfill problem. So they are power-saving monitors expected to last for decades than the few years an old LCD monitor using CCFL lasts.

What to Look for When Buying a LED Monitor

The Viewsonic features a 24-inch (23.6” Vis) wide screen monitor with LED backlighting. Compared to a regular twenty-four inch monitor, it will save you as much as 50% energy costs. The VX2450wm-LED is mercury free and that’s another plus for the environmentally-conscious folks and all the while it offers Full HD resolution.

Installation

2The Viewsonic’s black finish is ideal for both home and office installation. Its integrated stereo speakers and digital and analog inputs make it a truly helpful and delightful home or office monitor. The unit can be mounted on the wall using a wall mount bracket or on a 100 mm x 100 mm VESA compliant stand and because it is ultra slim you have plenty of options where you want to place your monitor. They are super-light when compared to the old monitor models, so mounting on walls is easy without fearing the mount will give in to the unit’s weight and damage the unit.

Going Green

3Going green means using and promoting products that are more environment friendly and LED-backlit display monitors fall under the “green” classification. When the LED-backlit display is used as compared to CCFL-backlit LCD monitor, the images show a more dynamic contrast. The use of LED lighting in monitor displays results in very slim screens with a wider color gamut. Disposal of LED Monitors results in less environmental pollution. Although they can be a bit more expensive than the LCD Monitors, they lessen power consumption as much as 50% and are more reliable.

The Viewsonic VX2450wm-LED monitor uses light emitting diodes which are semiconductor light sources. The result are flat, thinner panel displays, better heat dissipation, lower energy consumption, better contrast levels and brighter displays.

Image

The automatic aspect ratio adjustment of the Viewsonic VX2450wm-LED monitor enables it to position images in the middle of the screen with black side bars when your input gets to be a 4:3 signal. Unlike other monitors that produces stretched images. LED bulbs used to illuminate a monitor’s picture results in whiter whites and darker blacks, with the other screen colors more vividly displayed. The bulbs will not fade or dim over time, so the screen’s picture quality will remain for a long time.

Product Details

The Viewsonic VX2450wm-LED monitor measures 8.5 x 22.3 x 17.5 inches and weight 9.9 pounds with wattage of 23 watts. It can be shipped to some countries outside the United States at 16.6 pounds shipping weight. The VX2450wm-LED is covered by a 3-year warranty. In contrast, Samsung 24” LED minitor only offers 1-year warranty and the price is more expensive. With Windows 7 certification and the best pixel performance policy in the industry, The Viewsonic VX2450wm-LED monitor is a wise long-term investment.

Consumer Reviews4

The Viewsonic VX2450wm-LED Monitor has 302 reviews posted on Amazon.com with 4.3 out of 5 stars. A total of 185 reviews gave the unit a 5 star rating and 74 reviews gave it a 4 star rating, with very few people giving it three, two or one star. That gives the VX2450wm-LED an excellent review results. It ranks #2 in Amazon’s Computers & Accessories and #1 in Monitors under Computers & Add-ons.

Here are some comments to date.

  • I’m very happy with them and even more happy with the excellent sale price I got at Amazon.com.
  • I am so glad I got these LED-backlit monitors, because the picture on them is quite beautiful.
  • My experience so far couldn’t have been better.
  • I use it with my Lenovo notebook for business; no more eyestrain! I can actually (read more)

One reviewer of the Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch (23.6-Inch Vis) Widescreen LED Monitor with Full HD 1080p and Speakers – Black said that he bought twelve units for his digital arts studio and he is very happy with his monitors. He is also pleased because he got them at an excellent sale price from Amazon.com.

Reviewers find the Viewsonic rock-solid images which are beautifully saturated and bright. They say the controls are easy to use including the accompanying driver disk. They are pleased with its multi-colored indicator light located below the screen. The reviews say the monitors stand attaches easily and the screen’s finish is just right, without the annoying glare of some screens while giving out just the right clarity and brightness.

Another review said he is so glad to get the Viewsonic LED-backlit monitor because of the beautiful picture which is quite different from the CCFL-backlit kind. He is so pleased with the more vivid color and the clearer text. He is impressed with the Viewsonic especially with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 which is a step up from his old monitor of 1680 x 1050. He finds the colors and lighting very good without the heat that one gets from the old monitor. Compare to his old monitor that utilizes 125 watts, he is impressed with the 28-30 wattage of the VX2450wm-LED.

Cons

Because one reviewer was a graphics designer, he is not pleased with all the LCD screens’ shifting of colors with the viewing angle. He recommends buying the more expensive IPS screens if you’re into art or video editing, but said that if one cannot afford an IPS screen, the Viewsonic is the best in its class and reproduces color even better than the cheap IPS screens.

A reviewer who ordered a dozen units received one defective unit, but said that Amazon promptly sent him a refund, so he has no more complaint with that.

Overall the reviews received by the Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch (23.6-Inch Vis) Widescreen LED Monitor with Full HD 1080p and Speakers are very positive. People attest to it being a terrific deal for its price and quality.

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