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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Owner Reviews Are Good
Users have rated this PC screen on average 88 out of 100.
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”.
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” .
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”.
Several Viewsonic VX2257-MHD reviewers said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good value for money. A few weeks ago A. Kearvell wrote on Amazon “Cannot fault this one, really good panel for the price” in their review of the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD. Andrzej mentioned “Nothing special for the same money iiyama is much better” in their Viewsonic VX2257-MHD review. Carmine said on Amazon this year “Good quality for an affordable price” in his review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
Two people wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Andrzej mentioned “Really cheap” but in spite of that they only rated it 20 out of 100. Kris wrote in his review “Cheap upgrade from old VG2401 mh version”.
Low Running Costs
The average running cost of the VX2257-MHD is only £34 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 11% of all 505 PC screens of this age and type.
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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”.
On average Viewsonic medium monitors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all LCD screens manufactured by Viewsonic.
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.
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.
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.
Price Has Recently Dropped by £11.14
In the last couple of weeks the VX2257-MHD has dropped in price by £11.14.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age, the VX2257-MHD has a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Benq GW2265HM[plb_2954621_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider include the Viewsonic VA2265SM-3[plb_3004780_price], or the Medion Akoya P54421[plb_2882134_price].
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
Has Four Cables Included
The VX2257-MHD has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC monitors of this age and spec. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "HDMI" and "VGA" are also found on this PC screen.
Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode
With a power consumption in economy mode of only 17 Watts, the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD has one of the lower power consumptions in economy mode amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. The power consumptions in economy mode of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the VX2257-MHD range from 13W to 48W.
Across all the similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the VX2257-MHD the widths range from 340mm to 960mm, and the average width is 590mm. With a width of only 511.4 millimeters, the VX2257-MHD is quite narrow compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the VX2257-MHD.
PC screens with a wider width that might also be worth considering include the Philips 227E6[plb_2497490_price] (511mm), or the Samsung LS22D300[plb_3308566_price] (511mm) which is also cheaper.
At only 3.2 kilograms, the VX2257-MHD is fairly light compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. The lightest flatpanel monitor that has been on the market for around the same time as the VX2257-MHD is 2.3g weight and the heaviest is 79kg.
Quite Low Maximum Power Consumption
At only 23 Watts, the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD has a quite low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VX2257-MHD. Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VX2257-MHD have maximum power consumptions of between 0.45W and 170W.
The depths of medium monitors that have been available for more than a year range from 33mm to 650mm. At only 45.5 millimeters, the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD is fairly shallow compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2257-MHD.
Very Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 2 milliseconds, the VX2257-MHD has one of the faster response times amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year have response times of between 1ms and 40ms.
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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.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The VX2257-MHD does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the VX2257-MHD also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Lenovo T2224[plb_2805500_price].
Not 3D Compatible
The VX2257-MHD is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the VX2257-MHD are also not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most medium monitors that were released more than a year ago do not have an integrated card reader. The VX2257-MHD is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and spec.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and type.
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
At only 2 Watts, the VX2257-MHD has a fairly low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX2257-MHD. The lowest RMS rated audio power of medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the VX2257-MHD is 1W, the highest is 32W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.6W.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
Flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year have horizontal viewing angles of between 18° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The VX2257-MHD has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2257-MHD.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The average display brightness of PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VX2257-MHD 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 flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the VX2257-MHD.
Only One HDMI Port
The VX2257-MHD is a one HDMI port PC display. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the VX2257-MHD have between one and three HDMI ports.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Viewsonic released the VX2257-MHD.
LCD Display Type
The VX2257-MHD has a better display type than most PC monitors of this age and spec. This Viewsonic flatpanel monitor has an LCD display type, whereas most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it have an LED display type.
It may also be worth considering one of the other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the Philips 246V5[plb_1499524_price] which has better reviews.
If the display type of this PC display is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Philips 227E6[plb_2497490_price] (LED and cheaper); or the iiyama E2282HD-B1[plb_3052594_price] (LED and higher rated), or the Asus VE248HR[plb_3069904_price] (LED and higher rated).
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