22-inch 3D Vision LCD Monitor Showdown - Samsung vs. Viewsonic

ViewSonic VX2268WM - Features

ViewSonic VX2268WM - Features

As with most LCD Monitors, the assembling procedure is extremely easy, and for the ViewSonic VX2268WM, this is no different: all you have to do is clip on the base, and fix a screw on at the bottom. The predominantly black and glossy monitor comes with a rather unique teardrop-shaped base, which does look nice, but contributes nothing to stabilize the contraption - tilting it, as it seems, results in excessive wobbling, so do exercise caution.

The monitor has a unique tear drop standee that looks pretty good - otherwise, there is no functionality to it.

A slightly taller 'neck' makes the ViewSonic a slightly unstable monitor prone to excessive wobbling when tilting.

However, on the whole, the monitor does look classy due to the nice silvery band that lines it. It also comes with the standard VGA and DVI-D ports, as well as a pair of built-in speakers that should suffice for normal day-to-day use. While connectivity seems sufficient for standard use, it would seem sparse once you consider the premium these 3D capable monitors command.

 VGA and DVI.

The standard power and menu buttons are nicely situated in the middle below the screen. The bad thing is that the control buttons are small and not viewable from the forward face. Additionally the function labels of the buttons are barely discernable.

We felt that the buttons were a little too tiny and hard to press. On top of that, it was hard to discern which button was meant for which function due to the faded symbols.

While the menu is starkly primitive, and offers nothing more than the basic controls (contrast, brightness and color configuration), it's easy on the eye and the navigation is fluid. If you are shocked to see that the dynamic contrast option is not grouped together under "Contrast", don't fret - it takes a while to realize that it is actually under the "Manual Image Adjust" tab.

The menu interface is lackluster, but serves its purpose. Do note that the Dynamic Contrast option is found under Manual Image Adjust.

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