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Viewsonic VX2257MHD PC Monitor

22" 1920 X 1080 80000000:1 LCD Nov 2015
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The ViewSonic VX2257-mhd is a 22 (21.5 viewable) Full HD price-performance monitor built for gaming and entertainment. Equipped with VESA Adaptive-Sync Technology, this monitor's variable refresh... More
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Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 55 owner reviews this PC screen has an average owner rating of 88%.

Good Picture Quality

Several Viewsonic VX2257-MHD owners said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Ian Wilson said on Amazon “Apart from that it seems OK, picture quality is good” in his review of this PC monitor but despite that he gave this PC monitor a rating of 60 out of 100. Jennyl mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Great picture quality” and scored the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD very highly. Jennyl also mentioned “The picture quality is very crisp and clear”.

A number of Viewsonic VX2257-MHD reviewers who purchased it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Eoin Mc Namara said on Amazon “It is TN based, with strong colours present” in their Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review. Jack Mason said on Amazon this year “Spent 2 hours setting it up by trying to get the colours correct - forget it! Not only are the blacks, NOT that black” but in spite of that he only gave this PC monitor a rating of 2 stars. Pat wrote two years ago “Good colours” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a very good rating.

Some Viewsonic VX2257-MHD owners said in their reviews that it had a good refresh rate. Amazon Customer said in their Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review on Amazon “It came packaged with a DVI-D cable which has a refresh rate cap of 120Hz”. David Dullard mentioned on Amazon “For a monitor of this price that looks decent, is adjustable and has a strong refresh rate I can't shake my head at it” but he only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

One Viewsonic VX2257-MHD owner who bought this PC monitor thought it had a wide viewing angle. Wirebird gave the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “The viewing angle is good and in both general” in their review of this PC monitor.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had clear images. In October this year Gary C. mentioned “Excellent quality and clarity of image”.

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Easy to Use

Several Viewsonic VX2257-MHD owners agreed that the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD was easy to use. In October last year Ian Wilson said “Fortunately I was able to use the cable that came”.

A few people who purchased the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD reckoned that it was easy to setup. D. Embleton said in their review on Amazon “Easy to set up no screw or tools required” and rated it 4 stars. Martyn Brown mentioned in their review on Amazon in October this year “Easy to set up and with clear audio, although I do normally use headphones when viewing my Amazon TV unit through it” and gave the product an excellent review score.

One customer considered that the product performed as expected. Muzza wrote in their review on Amazon “Fantastic monitors, does what it says on the tin! NB”.

One Viewsonic VX2257-MHD reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Eoin Mc Namara mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “I feel comfortable/usable brightness was at 25%-35% depending on the time of day” .

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Good Product Quality

Several people who bought it concluded that it was good quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer mentioned “Awesome quality” in their review. David Dullard mentioned on Amazon in October last year “The image quality is decent - not the best I've seen”. Last year David Hodson wrote on Amazon “Excellent screen, this is the second one I have purchased from ViewSonic, they are an high quality product”.

Best Seller

The VX2257-MHD is one the most popular LCD screen currently available according to Amazon sales data.

Robust

A number of customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. Eoin Mc Namara mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD on Amazon in October “A solid FreeSync monitor for gaming at 1080p” and rated it as excellent. Wirebird mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “If you want to use the built in speakers then don't expect amazing sound”.

One customer who bought the product considered that it was reliable. Jack Mason said on Amazon “Unfortunately this monitor has been set aside as the spare monitor in case the old and trustworthy Asus fails”.

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Viewsonic Has Good PC Screen Reviews

We checked 2,099 owner and expert reviews for Viewsonic PC monitors and found that on average Viewsonic has good reviews. We also found that Viewsonic has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.

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Good Sound Quality

Some customers said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Eoin Mc Namara wrote in their review of the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD in October “The audio quality is quite good for a monitor in my opinion”. Roger's Brother wrote in their review this year “It does the job, though the sound quality of the built-in speakers is poor” and gave it a very good review score.

Good Technical Features

A few people considered that this PC monitor had good features. This year Eoin Mc Namara wrote in their Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review on Amazon “Enable some features to deepen/brighten blacks for games that might benefit from them”. Two years ago Michael Arthurs rated it 5 stars and he said “That was bad on my behalf, now that it's here it's awesome and has many different features that you can adjust or tweak” in his review.

Nice Design

One Viewsonic VX2257-MHD owner said that this PC monitor was good looking. Michael Arthurs mentioned “Beautiful Monitor” in his review.

One Viewsonic VX2257-MHD owner who bought it wrote that it was smooth. In October Eoin Mc Namara gave it a very good review score and mentioned “Media were silky smooth and no visible tears or jags were present” in their Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review.

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Good Connectivity

One Viewsonic VX2257-MHD reviewer who bought the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Mrtechie mentioned on Amazon “It has 2 HDMI ports just in case you wanted to know” in their review of this PC monitor.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other recently released medium monitors, the VX2257-MHD has a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the Lenovo T2224 ($251.93).

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the Samsung S24C650PL, or the Hannspree HL247HGB is also worth considering.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC screen has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has Four Cables Included

The Viewsonic VX2257-MHD has a greater number of cables included than most new medium monitors. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VX2257-MHD. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "HDMI" and "VGA" are also found on this Viewsonic flatpanel monitor.

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Narrow

The narrowest latest medium monitor is 370mm wide and the widest is 900mm. With a width of only 511.4 millimeters, the VX2257-MHD is one of the narrower latest similar spec flatpanel monitors amongst PC monitors of this age.

If you would consider a LCD screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the Hannspree HP225PJB (511mm and cheaper).

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Light

The weights of comparable spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the VX2257-MHD range from 2.6g to 21kg. The Viewsonic VX2257-MHD is one of the lighter recently released medium monitors (only 3.2 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

The lowest maximum power consumption of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VX2257-MHD is 17W and the highest is 230W. The VX2257-MHD has one of the lower maximum power consumptions (only 23 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Very Shallow

Similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VX2257-MHD have depths of between 7mm and 610mm. The Viewsonic VX2257-MHD is one of the shallower latest medium monitors (only 45.5 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Very Fast Response Time

The VX2257-MHD has a fairly fast response time (only 2 milliseconds) compared to most of the other new medium monitors. The response times of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VX2257-MHD range from 1ms to 20ms.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer who purchased it concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Ian Wilson gave this PC monitor a score of 3 stars and he said on Amazon “The instruction aren't all that clear as how to set all the functions up” in his review of this PC monitor.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Viewsonic VX2257-MHD owner who reviewed it considered that it was not thick. Jack Mason wrote in his review of this PC monitor a few weeks ago “The colours also loose their "colouring” and rated the product 40 out of 100.

One Viewsonic VX2257-MHD reviewer thought the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD was not heavy and bulky. In October this year Eoin Mc Namara mentioned “The monitor is top heavy, despite a bulge being towards the bottom of the back panel, so transport is not difficult, merely cumbersome” however despite that they gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most PC screens that came out around the same time as the VX2257-MHD are not 3D compatible. The VX2257-MHD is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The VX2257-MHD does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VX2257-MHD also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in camera and we think the Lenovo T2224 ($251.93) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The VX2257-MHD does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VX2257-MHD also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium monitors that have been available for the last year.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The lowest RMS rated audio power of latest flatpanel monitors is 0.5W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 4.8W. With an RMS rated audio power of only 2 Watts, the VX2257-MHD has one of the lower RMS rated audio powers amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX2257-MHD is 50° and the widest is 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the VX2257-MHD has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the VX2257-MHD.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The VX2257-MHD has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other new medium monitors. Newly released comparable spec LCD screens have horizontal viewing angles of between 65° and 180°.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this LCD screen was released.

LCD Display Type

The VX2257-MHD has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most medium monitors that have been around for the last year.

There are a number of alternative PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus VP278H ($199.01).

Flatpanel monitors with a better display type that might be worth considering include the Acer S230HL (LED,LCD and cheaper).

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 by Eoin Mc Namara
(Verified Purchase)

When purchasing a monitor, there is a lot of factors to consider, yet ViewSonic pleased me with their 24" TN FreeSync panel. Starting off with the panel, it is TN based, with strong colours... Read more…

Reviewed 3 August 2016 by Amazon Customer

Great TV and no problems with Amazon, only issue was it had a dead pixel (one pink pixel that won't go away) so I had to return it. Hopefully the new one checks out alright...

Reviewed 21 July 2016 by Gary C.
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent quality and clarity of image. A great buy.

Reviewed 18 July 2016 by Martyn Brown
(Verified Purchase)

Superb picture for both TV and PC. The menu buttons are taking me a while to adjust to as they are at the back of the screen and you need to use a sequence of presses to achieve your desired... Read more…

Reviewed 16 July 2016 by Levente Joo
(Verified Purchase)

Around the sides, the LEDs are brighter because of the backlighting... if you need colour accuracy, then this one is not for you... the stand is weak and moves a lot, but if you want to hang the... Read more…

Reviewed 5 July 2016 by Hulk Hoge
(Verified Purchase)

Crystal clear, no dead pixels, easy settings to play around with. Never heard of ViewSonic before but I would recommend this product.

Reviewed 2 July 2016 by Roger's Brother
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this to use as an external monitor attached to a laptop for video streaming. It does the job, though the sound quality of the built-in speakers is poor and tinny so I use a separate pair... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This was a present for my husband and he is thrilled with it...

Reviewed 21 June 2016 by Carol hill
(Verified Purchase)

A good screen does what it says it was a present for my grandson and he is very pleased with it...

Reviewed 28 May 2016 by Damien F.
(Verified Purchase)

Great colour depth and no lag. Happy for the price.

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