ViewSonic unleashes VG series monitor

On Tuesday the company announced the VG2427, the first in its new VG series and judging from the press release's features list, we're at least headed in the right direction.

The birds...are watching. ViewSonic

The last two ViewSonic LCD monitors I reviewed, the VLED221wm and FuHzion VX2265wm , didn't exactly set my world afire when it came to features.

Both monitors were virtually devoid of ergonomic options and while the FuHzion VX2265wm does include compatibility with the Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision Kit , it strangely does not include an On Screen Display, which practically all monitors do.

I hope ViewSonic's new VG series will tell a different tale. On Tuesday the company announced the VG2427, the first in its new VG series and judging from the press release's features list, we're at least headed in the right direction.

The 24-inch wide-screen VG2427 features screen height adjustment, tilt, and swivel (rotation). There is no mention of a pivot feature, but that's a rare one in a monitor. Other features include a two-port USB hub, SRS WOW stereo speakers, and an "ECO" mode, which according to ViewSonic uses 30 percent less power.

ViewSonic says the monitor features a slim bezel, which would allow you to place multiple monitors closer to each other, if you so desired. From the pics, though, it's difficult to tell just how slim it is. ViewSonic also claims 300 candelas per square meter of brightness and a 16:9, 1,920x1,080 full-HD resolution.

The monitor is available now for $499. Look for a CNET review in a few weeks.

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ViewSonic FuHzion VX2265wm

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Eric Franklin is a section editor covering how to and tablets. He's also co-host of CNET's do-it-yourself and how-to show, The Fix and is a 20-year tech industry veteran.

 

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