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ViewSonic VX2257-MHD 22 Inch 75Hz 2ms 1080p Gaming Monitor with FreeSync Eye Care HDMI and DP
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- BE THE DIFFERENCE: With modern design, Full HD 1080p resolution, and TN panel, this monitor look as good as it performs
- NO IMAGE TEARING: AMD FreeSync technology enables smooth frame rates to aid you in battle
- COMFORTABLE GAMING: Flicker-Free technology and Blue Light Filter for all-day comfort
- GAME ON: An arsenal of pre-set customizable visual modes keeps you ready for any FPS, RTS, or MOBA games
- FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: The VX2257-MHD supports laptops, PCs, and Macs with HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA inputs
- INDUSTRY-LEADING WARRANTY: 3-year coverage with access to our US-based customer service team
- INCLUDED IN THE BOX: LCD Monitor, Power Cable, HDMI Cable, VGA Cable, and Audio Cable
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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 rate capabilities virtually eliminate screen tearing and stuttering for fluid game play during fast-paced action scenes. An ultra-fast 2ms response time and low input lag mode also provides smooth screen performance free from blurring or ghosting. For a game winning competitive edge, a Game Mode hot key optimizes gameplay for FPS, RTS and MOBA. On top of that, a black stabilization function helps you target enemies lurking in the dark, while enabling the monitor to maintain brilliantly rich colors and contrast for total immersion. Flexible connectivity options such as DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA allow you to connect to your dedicated graphics card and gaming console. The VX2257-mhd features all the perks needed to dominate all your gaming and entertainment quests.
The ViewSonic VX2257-mhd is a 22-inch (21.5-inch viewable) Full HD monitor built for gaming and entertainment. Equipped with VESA Adaptive-Sync Technology, this monitor’s variable refresh rate capabilities virtually eliminate screen tearing and stuttering for fluid game play during fast-paced action scenes. An ultra-fast 2ms response time and low input lag mode also provides smooth screen performance free from blurring or ghosting. For a game winning competitive edge, a Game Mode hot key optimizes gameplay for FPS, RTS and MOBA. On top of that, a black stabilization function helps you target enemies lurking in the dark, while enabling the monitor to maintain brilliantly rich colors and contrast for total immersion. Flexible connectivity options such as DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA allow you to connect to your dedicated graphics card and gaming console. The VX2257-mhd features all the perks needed to dominate all your gaming and entertainment quests.
- Ultra-fast response time.
- AMD FreeSync Technology.
- Low Input Lag.
- Black Stabilization for ultimate visibility.
- Game Mode hotkey and user-customized settings.
- Ideal For: Gaming and Entertainment.
Ultra-Fast Response Time
With an ultra-fast 2ms response time, this monitor delivers smooth images without streaking, blurring or ghosting. For any and all fast-paced action sequences, you’ll be glad your monitor reacts as quickly as you do.
AMD FreeSync Technology
Leveraging VESA Adaptive-Sync connectivity, this monitor is equipped with AMD FreeSync technology* that seamlessly synchronizes the frame rate output between your graphics card and monitor. This dynamic refresh rate effectively eliminates image tearing, stuttering, and jerkiness for smooth gameplay.
*AMD FreeSync technology with DisplayPort 1.2a connection port.
Low Input Lag
When the action on the battlefield gets intense, you need a monitor that can process every command from the keyboard, mouse, or controller as soon as they occur. With a built-in process reducer, this monitor does just that – decreasing the delay between all inputs, and allowing you to react in real time against any competitor.
Black Stabilization for Ultimate Visibility
ViewSonic’s Black Stabilization feature provides heightened visibility and detail by brightening dark scenes. Dominate the competition with enhanced visibility, even in the darkest scenes of a video game.
Game Mode Hotkey and User-customized Settings
A Game Mode hotkey opens pre-calibrated FPS 1, FPS 2, RTS, and MOBA settings that deliver the best blend of color and technology for specific gaming scenarios. In addition, three customizable 'Gamer' settings provide individual user preferences for specific games.
Ports and Features
02. Internal Speakers // 03. VESA Compatible Wall Mount // 04. Menu Control Buttons // 05. AC In // 06. Cable Management Ring // 07. Kensington Lock Slot // 08. Headphone / Audio In // 09. VGA // 10. HDMI // 11. DisplayPort.
|22" ViewSonic VX2252MH||24" ViewSonic VX2452MH||22" ViewSonic VX2257-MHD||22" ViewSonic VX2457-MHD||22" ViewSonic VX2757-MHD|
|Sync||N/A||N/A||AMD FreeSync||AMD FreeSync||AMD FreeSync|
|Resolution||1080p (1920 x 1080)||1080p (1920 x 1080)||1080p (1920 x 1080)||1080p (1920 x 1080)||1080p (1920 x 1080)|
|Max Refresh Rate||75Hz||75Hz||75Hz||75Hz||75Hz|
|Response Time||2ms (GtG)||2ms (GtG)||2ms (GtG)||2ms (GtG)||2ms (GtG)|
|Flicker-Free and a Blue Light Filter||-||-||✓||✓||✓|
|Speakers||x2 (2W)||x2 (2W)||x2 (2W)||x2 (2W)||x2 (2W)|
|Ergonomics (Tilt, Height, Swivel & Pivot)||Tilt Only||Tilt Only||Tilt Only||Tilt Only||Tilt Only|
|Connectivity||HDMI, DVI-D, VGA||HDMI, DVI-D, VGA||HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA||HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA||HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA|
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I am an avid gamer and also do instructional design work that requires quite a bit of time working at home. My games include Fallout 4, Witcher 3, any Civilization I can find, Dragon Age, the Mass Effect trilogy, and several other graphics heavy games. Instructional design requires quite a bit of work with photos and images as well as needing to be precise in layouts and contrasts. I demand quite a bit from my rig and needed to upgrade the monitors to match. Compared to my previous setup, I couldn't be more pleased in my choice of these monitors, even having them for only 10 hours at the time of this post.
I have my primary connected via display port in order to take advantage of AMD's FreeSync and have seen a huge improvement in my gaming. I will post my rig's specs below. Witcher plays on Ultra graphics with absolutely no lag even when surrounded by enemies in a big fight. I used to suffer from screen tearing but that is now a thing of the past. Running Fallout 4 is like having a brand new game, especially during the night when the black stabilization kicks in and lets me see into the shadows far better than I had been able to before. For anyone looking for their first FreeSync capable monitor, I would HUGELY recommend picking this up.
For non-gaming, the monitor has also been a big step up in design and general entertainment. I am currently watching Ender's Game while I type this out and can't believe that the image I am watching is better than the 60" Vizio 1080p I have out in the living room. Colors are rich and clear, no ghosting to speak of even in the most hectic sequences, and paired with AMD's Radeon cinema settings there is no comparison for movie watching. I have also connected both monitors to my work laptop (do not ask for specs, it is shameful) with outstanding results. The company I write for uses 80" displays in our classrooms and having these two monitors allows me to truly understand what our students will see when my training is presented to them. I have spent time with both PowerPoint (c'mon, you know it is the lifeblood of corporations) and Articulate Storyline on these monitors and have a hard time knowing I will have to be back in the office on Monday using far worse equipment.
The setup of these monitors was extremely easy. Packaging is well thought out and there was none of the tugging and pulling to remove the monitors from their packaging that we have all experienced in the past. This is a 27" monitor so there is a little wobble on them if you are pounding down on your desk but this should be expected. If you don't want the wobble, spend a bit more and get a secured mount. Once I had these cabled up, one with display port the other HDMI, both monitors were immediately recognized and the picture was washed out. Basic brightness and contrast are set extremely high when they come out of the box, press a couple buttons and you will have that taken care of quick. As a couple other comments have stated, the buttons are located on the rear of the display on the lower right corner. They are a slight pain to deal with but you will get through it. Within 20 minutes I had both the monitors' settings and my graphics card settings done and perfect images on both.
Buy these monitors, period. Without going to the $400+ range for displays, you will not find a better mix of response and quality.
I will update in a few weeks after more time spent.
AMD FX-8350 (Vishera)
16GB HyperX DDR3 @ 669MHz
MSI AMD Radeon R9 390
- Excellent response time
- Colors are vibrant and the monitor isn't an eyestrain once set properly
- Setting up and connecting are a breeze
- Requires a bit of know-how to get rid of that grainy/blurry look to the monitor out of the box
- As others have said, the stand IS kind of flimsy and will wobble when poked. If it's in a safe place on a desk, that won't be a problem for many
- (may not be a con for some) does not support/come with an adapter for DVI connections
- The color profile presets are all awful except for the Reading one, in my opinion.
As for the monitor quality fix I mentioned, I highly, highly recommend doing some research on how to install ICC/ICM profiles, which is pretty easy and painless if you're somewhat technologically inclined. Googling the name of the monitor + "ICC profile" should yield a profile that won't murder your eyes. I personally used the one from DisplayLag.com (look for the "Viewsonic VX2457 review") and used some of the settings recommended by the author of the website to get this display looking amazing.
For the price, it's easily worth the small work around for a decent gaming monitor. Just be prepared to do a little learning and apply some mental elbow grease.
I thought of buying a 30" but I'm pleased that I bought a 27" It's about 24% larger than a 24". This has 311 square inches versus 252 square inches on a 24" monitor--it's big enough and I think that a 30 would be too large.
My only complaint is the monitor sets up 4" from the table. My 24" monitors sit up 2 1/2". The top edge of this monitor is about 2.5" higher than the others and coincidentally about 2.5" higher than what would be considered ergonomically correct. Your eye height should be about level with the top of the monitor. This one has an nonadjustable stand and if I could I'd buy a stand that was 2.5" lower.
I was going to buy an Asus seduced by "fast replacement," but have found too many complaints indicating that their service has faltered and if the monitor failed--you will not get a fast replacement. I'll trust ViewSonic's 3 year warranty.