6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED

About Video Transcript

First Look: ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED

2:40 /

The ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED is a thin LED monitor with pretty good performance and a rock-bottom price.

The best way to define value is cost versus reward, cost being price of course while reward isn't only device's usefulness necessarily, but how you feel at the end of the day about your purchase as well which not coincidentally will have a lot of to do with how much you pay. Hi, I'm Eric Franklin, and today we're taking a first look at the ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED The ViewSonic is a thin LED monitor that while devoid of those whistles like HDMI ports and DVI and VGA are included or ergonomic options. It has only a 30-degree back tilt cost under $200, which is like unsaid threshold that can really ignite the monitor's popularity with non enthusiast because it's cheap. The long connection options are somewhat difficult to access. Thanks to the placement of the foot stand, but the monitor is fairly light with good build quality although its food stand feels kind of clumsy, and although it's pretty wobbly, it's not like the topple over if not from the sides. You will it offers a decent assortment of options and includes several color temp presets and RGB controls. In movies, we saw good performance, but it a noticeable green push that can be diminished with a few adjustments. My biggest [unk] though are the black levels, which are pretty shallow. It prevents the image in having that nice high contrast look. In games, again, the vibrancy isn't to the level and there is some slight green favoritism, but overall, we were satisfied with this performance. The Viewsonic is a 24-inch monitor with a $200 price tag. Again, for some that's not said. Thankfully, also has decent performance OSD option. However, its black level is shallow and it has a hard time [unk] itself completely from green hue issues. Now, while is price is low, is the monitor worth it. Well, unless the lack of HDMI is a deal breaker or if you plan to do more than just general computing or live gaming movie watching you likely won't be disappointed. Just now that you're getting a pretty bare bones monitor with clear performance. Once again, this is Eric Franklin. This has been the first look at the ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED.

New releases

Tech to expect in 2015
2:31 December 26, 2014
The five most-anticipated gadgets we expect to see in 2015.
Play video
Best websites for finding child care
1:01 December 26, 2014
Between holiday parties and New Year's Eve plans, it can be tough to secure a babysitter. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports...
Play video
What's new on Netflix in January 2015
2:08 December 25, 2014
Find out what you should add to your watch list and what other videos are disappearing in the new year.
Play video
Brian Tong's Viewer Feedback 2014
2:17 December 25, 2014
We read the e-mails, tweets, and YouTube comments from you that have helped us create the best tech videos on Earth.
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best-Looking
1:31 December 24, 2014
The XCAR team has played with some amazing cars in 2014, but which will be crowned the best-looking?
Play video
LG's bare bones oven needs a little more meat
2:02 December 24, 2014
The LG LRE3021 gives reliable mid-range performance, but lacks the features you can find from other brands for the same price.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 106: Our 'Best of 2014' Extravaganza
27:44 December 24, 2014
On today's show, we celebrate another year gone by naming our (and your) favorite tech stories, pop culture news and video games of...
Play video
The big trends to watch at CES 2015
2:55 December 24, 2014
With CES around the corner, Bridget Carey tells you what to look out for at the tech expo. Expect buzz around the smart home, virtual...
Play video