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...
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Nineteen people concluded that the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD was good value for money. A. Kearvell wrote on Amazon “Cannot fault this one, really good panel for the price” in their review. In August last year Andrzej mentioned “Nothing special for the same money iiyama is much better”. This year Carmine gave it a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Good quality for an affordable price” in his review.
A few people concluded that the product was a bargain for the price. Andrzej mentioned in their Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review on Amazon in August last year “Really cheap” nonetheless only gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. In August this year Kris said in his review “Cheap upgrade from old VG2401 mh version”.
Good Product Quality
A few customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “Awesome quality”. Carmine said “Good quality for an affordable price”. Last year David Dullard said in his review “The image quality is decent - not the best I've seen”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of Viewsonic VX2257-MHD reviewers who purchased this PC monitors agreed that it had good picture quality. David Dullard said “The image quality is decent - not the best I've seen” but even so only scored it 3 stars. Ian Wilson wrote in his Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review “Apart from that it seems OK, picture quality is good”. In August last year Jennyl wrote on Amazon “Great picture quality” in their review of the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD.
Several Viewsonic VX2257-MHD reviewers who bought the product wrote that it had good colour saturation. In August this year Eoin Mc Namara said in their review of the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD “It is TN based, with strong colours present”. A few weeks ago Jack Mason mentioned “Spent 2 hours setting it up by trying to get the colours correct - forget it! Not only are the blacks, NOT that black” in his Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review. Pat rated the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Good colours” in his review of the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD.
A few Viewsonic VX2257-MHD owners said in their reviews that the product had a good refresh rate. Last year Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “It came packaged with a DVI-D cable which has a refresh rate cap of 120Hz”. David Dullard wrote 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” in his Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review.
One person concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. Wirebird mentioned “The viewing angle is good and in both general” in their Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review. One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had clear images. Gary C. rated it 99 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Excellent quality and clarity of image”.
Easy to Use
A number of Viewsonic VX2257-MHD reviewers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Ian Wilson wrote “Fortunately I was able to use the cable that came” yet only gave the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD a rating of 3 stars. Wirebird said on Amazon “If you want to use the built in speakers then don't expect amazing sound” in their Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review.
A few Viewsonic VX2257-MHD reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. D. Embleton wrote in their Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review “Easy to set up no screw or tools required”. Martyn Brown and said in their Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Easy to set up and with clear audio, although I do normally use headphones when viewing my Amazon TV unit through it”.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the product performed as expected. Muzza mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic monitors, does what it says on the tin! NB” in their Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100.
One person said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. A few weeks ago Eoin Mc Namara and said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “I feel comfortable/usable brightness was at 25%-35% depending on the time of day”.
Running Costs Are Low
The VX2257-MHD has an average 5 year running cost of only £34 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 17% of all 371 new medium monitors.
Two people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. This month Eoin Mc Namara mentioned on Amazon “A solid FreeSync monitor for gaming at 1080p” in their review and scored this PC monitors 99 out of 100. Two years ago Wirebird said on Amazon “If you want to use the built in speakers then don't expect amazing sound” in their Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review.
One person who bought it reckoned that it was reliable. A few weeks ago Jack Mason said “Unfortunately this monitor has been set aside as the spare monitor in case the old and trustworthy Asus fails”.
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Good Sound Quality
Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Eoin Mc Namara said in their Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review “The audio quality is quite good for a monitor in my opinion”. Roger's Brother gave the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD a score of 99 out of 100 and said in their review a few weeks ago “It does the job, though the sound quality of the built-in speakers is poor”.
Good Technical Features
A few Viewsonic VX2257-MHD reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. A few weeks ago Eoin Mc Namara wrote on Amazon “Enable some features to deepen/brighten blacks for games that might benefit from them” and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100. Michael Arthurs said in his review of the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD “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” and rated the product 99 out of 100.
One Viewsonic VX2257-MHD owner mentioned that this PC monitors was good looking. Michael Arthurs said in his review of the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD “Beautiful Monitor”.
One Viewsonic VX2257-MHD owner who purchased the product mentioned that it was smooth. Eoin Mc Namara said in their review in August this year “Media were silky smooth and no visible tears or jags were present” and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100.
Good Owner Reviews
On average, based on 55 owner reviews this medium monitor has an overall owner rating of 88%.
Viewsonic PC Displays Have Good Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Viewsonic flatpanel monitors and specifically for Viewsonic medium monitors and found that in both cases Viewsonic had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
One person said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Last year Mrtechie wrote in their review of the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD on Amazon “It has 2 HDMI ports just in case you wanted to know”.
80000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Viewsonic VX2257-MHD has a maximum contrast ratio of 80000000:1. That's 20% less contrast ratio than a 100000000:1 LCD screen, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio. Across all similar spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the VX2257-MHD the contrast ratio ranges from Mega Contrast to 100000000:1.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors that have an 80000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think cheaper PC displays such as the Hannspree HL225PPB (£75.00) is also worth considering.
If you would prefer an LCD screen with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to look at the Acer K242HYL (£125.94) (100000000:1) which is also cheaper.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The VX2257-MHD has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other recently released similar spec PC screens.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the Acer TFTs (£191.99), the Benq BL2205PT (£104.99), or the Hannspree HL247HGB (£104.94).
Has One Cable Included
The Viewsonic VX2257-MHD has a greater number of cables included than most similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|Audio (3.5mm)|HDMI|VGA are also found on this PC screen.
1080p Video Mode
This PC display has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
At only 511.4 millimeters, the VX2257-MHD is quite narrow compared to most of the other new PC monitors. New PC monitors have widths of between 370mm and 960mm.
Alternative PC displays with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Samsung LS22D300HY (£79.55) (511mm) which is also cheaper.
With a weight of only 3.2 kilograms, the VX2257-MHD is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for the last year. The average weight of newly released medium monitors is 4.8kg.
Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
With a maximum power consumption of only 23 Watts, the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD has one of the lower maximum power consumptions amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. The average maximum power consumption of PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX2257-MHD is 52W, and the maximum power consumptions range from 18W to 170W.
At only 45.5 millimeters, the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD is fairly shallow compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months. The average depth of newly released medium monitors is 110mm.
Very Fast Response Time
The response times of new medium monitors range from 1ms to 20ms. The VX2257-MHD has one of the faster response times (only 2 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age.
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One Viewsonic VX2257-MHD owner who reviewed it concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Ian Wilson scored this PC monitors 60 out of 100 and he said in his review on Amazon in August last year “The instruction aren't all that clear as how to set all the functions up”.
Not Good in Terms of Size
One person said that the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD was not thick. In August Jack Mason said in his review of the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD on Amazon “The colours also loose their "colouring”.
One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Eoin Mc Namara mentioned this month “The monitor is top heavy, despite a bulge being towards the bottom of the back panel, so transport is not difficult, merely cumbersome”.
Price Has Recently Increased by £9.78
In the last 61 days the price of the VX2257-MHD has increased by £9.78.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other latest similar spec PC monitors, the VX2257-MHD does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in camera and we think the HP EliteDisplay E240c (£188.99) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for the last year are not 3D compatible. The Viewsonic VX2257-MHD is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most new medium monitors do not have an integrated card reader. The Viewsonic VX2257-MHD is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Only 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.
This flatpanel monitor's display type (LCD) is actually the worst display type across all PC monitors that were released in the last 12 months.
The best display type across comparable types of flatpanel monitor is LED.
There are a number of other PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the Acer K242HYL (£125.94).
If you are looking for an LCD screen with a better display type then you might want to consider the HP V243 (£99.99) (LED), the Acer KA240H (£98.66) (LED), or the DELL P2217 (£99.00) (LED) which is also cheaper.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on LCD screens that were released in the last 12 months.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many latest similar spec PC screens.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including cheaper PC screens such as the HP V243 (£99.99), or the Acer KA240H (£98.66).
If the display resolution of this LCD screen is too few for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDisplay E242 (£131.52) (1920 x 1200 and cheaper).
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
Across all the recently released medium monitors the RMS rated audio powers range from 1W to 32W. At only 2 Watts, the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other latest medium monitors.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on similar spec PC monitors that have been available for the last year.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of PC screens that were released around the same time as the VX2257-MHD range from 65° to 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 recently released PC displays.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
At only 170 degrees, the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched in the last year. The average horizontal viewing angle of recently released similar spec PC screens is 170°.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of recently released similar spec PC displays is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At only 250 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VX2257-MHD.
Only One HDMI Port
The VX2257-MHD is a one HDMI port PC display.
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Released Ten Months Ago
It was ten months ago when Viewsonic released the VX2257-MHD.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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