Advantages High contrast ratio, low power consumption, thinner and lighter than conventional LCD monitor
Disadvantages This model has no speakers however 'with-speaker' models only have 2 x 2w speakers, no HDMI
Note: ViewSonic VA2231w is a LCD monitor and my review is about its cousin VA2231w-LED which is a LCD monitor with LED backlight.
My V7 L22WD monitor has developed ‘shadows’ after it has passed its warranty period. It will gradually get worse over time and the character with dark shadows will become twins. No, it is not time to change my glasses because everybody sees it too…………… as I have seen on a friend’s LG monitor. Eventually it will go all blurry and the root cause is a dodgy batch of transistors which affects a lot of computer manufacturers and a wide range of products from PC to monitors.
Price and the shop:At the time of purchase (end of last month), it caused me £118.29 and £4.44 for delivery from Amazon Market Place. Today the price is £113.26 with free delivery from another company at the Amazon Market Place. Doh! I should have waited for a week or so.
What is in the box?A nice black and shinny LED monitor. Well, this is not a truly LED monitor, just an LCD monitor with LED backlight. A true LED monitor should have OLED display which is much thinner, brighter and consumes even less power. Also, it includes the monitor stand with an option of wall-mounting (mounting frame not included), power cords (one for UK and one for Europe), D-sub cable to connect the D-sub port to the VGA port of the PC. A DVI port is available but the cable is not included. It is a shame that manufacturers these days are still not providing a DVI cable.
There is also a CD-ROM containing device drivers (for any operating system before windows XP) and a user guide. Also, there is quick start guide and a leaflet to show you how to attach and detach the base/stand to the computer.Set up and installation
It is virtually plug and play. If you want to fiddle with it, press button ‘1’ to call up the menu and use button ‘2’ for selection. The first item on the menu is ‘auto image adjust’. Choose that will put everything into gear if the screen display is not stretched to the full. Windows 7 usually do a good job with any monitor i.e. no auto button or menu item to be pressed.Of course there are other settings that are useful too. One is ‘dynamic contrast’ under ‘Manual image adjustment’. It is not selected by default. Select it to make full use of the dynamic image contrast range of 1000:1 to 10000000:1. Another one is ‘auto power off’ option in the ‘set up’ sub-menu. By default it is not selected. If it is selected, the monitor will power off automatically after 3 minutes of no activity e.g. you are having a coffee break from the PC.
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The ViewSonic VA2231w LCD is ideal for both home and office with its fast response time and piano black finish VESA mountable design A true wide...
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