Today we will take a look at two LCD monitors aimed at graphics lovers: the 23-inch ViewSonic VP2365wb and more expensive 24-inch Dell UltraSharp U2410. Keep reading to see which one will fit into your life and your budget.
ViewSonic VP2365wb LCD monitor
The ViewSonic VP2365wb is part of the LCD Professional Series line of monitors from the manufacturer that takes aim at graphics professionals and those serious about design. While it does excel in certain areas, such as ergonomics, it also has some drawbacks.
You can get the VP2365wb right from ViewSonic for $350. It comes with a lengthy three-year warranty on parts and labor. You can get technical support through the companyís website or via a 24/7 toll-free line.
The ViewSonic VP2365wb has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1,920x1,080 full HD resolution. The monitor was made with an E-IPS panel, which is supposed to lessen any shift of color that could occur when increasing the viewing angle with which you look at the display. In reality, the VP2365wb can be viewed from a very wide angle (up to 178 degrees) and still get an accurate on-screen image similar to what you would see if you were sitting directly in front of the display, as the color only shifts a little bit.
The overall color produced by the VP2365wb is accurate with games and movies, but is lacking in brightness. This brightness deficiency means that the colors wonít seem to pop off the screen as much as they should, providing a somewhat stale experience, especially in the case of gaming.
As far as power consumption goes, the ViewSonic VP2365wb is Energy Star compliant and also comes with an Eco-mode. In Eco-mode you can pick among three settings that adjust the screenís brightness level to conserve energy and lower your electric bill: Standard, Optimize, and Conserve.
The adjustment settings on the VP2365wb are pretty basic. While many monitors on the market come with standard preset modes such as Movie or Game, the VP2365wb comes with four different color temperature presets. The monitor also has a Dynamic Contrast feature that you can enable. You can adjust the monitorís brightness, contrast, and color, and if you want to be even more technical you can even adjust the monitorís red, green, and blue values using the sRGB setting.
If you are methodical like me and take a long time to make adjustments, there is an OSD Timeout feature that you can use to make the on-screen display stay on for up to a minute. If you happen to mess up the picture, thereís no need to worry, as you can use the memory recall feature to revert back to the monitorís default settings.
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