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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18 Reasons For
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”.
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”.
Running Costs Are Low
The VX2257-MHD is one of the cheaper to run flatpanel monitors of this type and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VX2257-MHD is only £34.
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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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.
Viewsonic Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens
Medium monitors produced by Viewsonic have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all flatpanel monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that Viewsonic also has good reviews across its entire range.
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.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the VX2257-MHD, the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD has a built-in speaker(s).
There are a number of alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper LCD screens such as the Asus VP228H[plb_3158899_price], the Hannspree HS246HFW[plb_2936513_price], or the iiyama X2283HSU-B1DP[plb_3049707_price].
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This PC monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago.
Has Four Cables Includeds
The VX2257-MHD has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This PC screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC monitors of this spec and age. The cables includeds "Audio (3.5mm)", "HDMI" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.
Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)
The lowest power consumption (economy mode) of similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX2257-MHD is 11W and the highest is 48W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of only 17 Watts, the VX2257-MHD has a fairly low power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VX2257-MHD.
At only 3.2 kilograms, the VX2257-MHD is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than a year. The weights of medium monitors that were released one year ago range from 2.3g to 79kg.
Very Low Power Consumption (max)
The VX2257-MHD has a quite low power consumption (max) (only 23 Watts) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX2257-MHD. The average power consumption (max) of flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2257-MHD is 51W.
Very Fast Response Time
The VX2257-MHD has one of the faster response times (only 2 milliseconds) amongst LCD screens of this age. The response times of LCD screens of this age and spec range from 1ms to 25ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.
12 Reasons Against
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.
Price Has Increased by £15.11
In the last month the price of the VX2257-MHD has increased by £15.11.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VX2257-MHD do not have a built-in camera. The VX2257-MHD is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
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The VX2257-MHD is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other LCD screens of this type and age are also not 3D.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The VX2257-MHD does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX2257-MHD also do not have a card reader integrated.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC displays of this spec and age.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to it.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated powers of LCD screens that are a similar age to the VX2257-MHD range from 1W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 5W. The Viewsonic VX2257-MHD has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 2 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
The VX2257-MHD has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the VX2257-MHD. The viewing angle, verticals of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VX2257-MHD range from 10° to 180°.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 170 degrees, the Viewsonic VX2257-MHD has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the flatpanel monitors of this type and age the viewing angle, horizontals range from 18° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
Across all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the VX2257-MHD the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the VX2257-MHD has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.
The VX2257-MHD has an LCD display which is better than the LED display found on most PC monitors of this age and spec.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display and we think cheaper PC monitors such as the Philips 240V5QDSB/00[plb_2943027_price], and the AOC E2460SD2[plb_3022562_price] is also worth considering.
If the display type of this PC screen is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Benq GW2470H[plb_3034988_price] (LED and cheaper); or the DELL P2314H[plb_1632519_price] (LED and higher rated).
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported Video Modes
Full HD, HD
Separate H/V Sync
Vertical Scan Range
47 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
24 - 84
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
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Colour of Product
5 - 23
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AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 240
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40
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AC, HDMI, VGA
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.27 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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