Wednesday, December 2nd 2009

ViewSonic Focuses on the Pros with New IPS LCD Displays

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual display products, today announced the commercial availability of its 23” VP2365wb and 26” VP2655wb IPS panel LCD displays. The monitors leverage the power of true IPS panel technology, making them ideal for professional designers, manufacturers, medical applications and movie production.

IPS (In Plane Switching) panels are generally considered the best LCD technology for image quality, color accuracy and viewing angles. ViewSonic designed its professional-grade LCD displays for users who require the highest screen performance, color accuracy, advanced ergonomics and extensive input flexibility.

“IPS panel technology is a must have for professionals in image-rich industries, such as graphic artists. Without enhanced viewing angles and accurate color reproduction, they simply cannot do their jobs,” said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager of ViewSonic North America. “Our new LCD monitors are designed with these professionals in mind, providing them with a true picture and color quality to make projects come alive.”

ViewSonic VP2365wb and VP2655wb – professional precision
The VP2365wb and VP2655wb offer 4-port USB hub for easy connectivity, along with ergonomic pivot, height adjustment, tilt and swivel functionality of these slim bezel displays for comfortable viewing.

The 23” VP2365wb IPS true color monitor couples wide viewing angles with 1920x1080 Full HD resolution, making it the perfect solution for designers, manufacturers, medical applications and movie production.

The 26” VP2655wb IPS monitor offers 118% NTSC wide color gamut by OptiColor™ to take the guesswork and rework out of color sensitive applications. Teamed with a high contrast ratio, super wide 178/178 degree viewing angles and 1920x1200 resolution, the VP2655wb is ideal for medical facilities, scientific design, digital art, video production, architecture and any application where true color and total screen viewing is essential.

Both monitors come with ViewSonic’s strongest pixel performance guarantee and a three-year limited warranty on parts, labor and backlight. The VP2365wb and VP2655wb are currently available for respective ESPs of $399 and $1,299.

For more information on ViewSonic’s Professional Grade monitors, please visit this page.

ViewSonic’s Finch Club offers resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts. To sign up, please visit www.FinchClub.com. For further information on ViewSonic products, please visit ViewSonic.
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49 Comments on ViewSonic Focuses on the Pros with New IPS LCD Displays

#1
Jizzler
Who the hell is telling Viewsonic and other manufacturers that 16:9 is the "perfect solution for designers, manufacturers, medical applications and movie production"? You'd better show yourself now or I'z slap you one good!

Anyhoo... not so bad otherwise. Wish they had DisplayPort.
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#2
gvblake22
The price jump from the 23" to 26" is absurd. A 325% price increase is not fair to represent an 11% increase in pixels.
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#3
mechtech
hmmm I remember about 6 yrs ago here in N.A. Viewsonic was a pretty respected name, and now they just seem shady. I have a VP930b, a decent monitor, but go to their website and try to find a driver and your beat.

My next monitor will probly be an HP LP2475W.

Support your products viewsonic *waves bye bye*
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#4
Selene
by: gvblake22
The price jump from the 23" to 26" is absurd. A 325% price increase is not fair to represent an 11% increase in pixels.
its the same amout of pixels 1920x1200 on each.
Its about the color gamut, veiwing angles and the LCD size that makes it that much higher.
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#5
human_error
by: mechtech
My next monitor will probly be an HP LP2475W.
Well i can reccomend that one :) It is good to see viewsonic releasing some more IPS panels though, if only to have a little more competition to try and lower prices.
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#6
gvblake22
by: Selene
its the same amout of pixels 1920x1200 on each.
Its about the color gamut, veiwing angles and the LCD size that makes it that much higher.
It's not the same amount of pixels. The 23" is 1920x1080 and the 26" is 1920x1200. They are also both IPS panels, so they should have the same color gamut range and viewing angles, no?
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#7
Wile E
Power User
The 23" actually isn't priced that bad. It's just slightly over $300 in the wild. That's a steal for someone that's not bothered by the 16:9 aspect ratio. It would certainly look better than the current offerings in 23" 1080p. This particular 23" panel seems to be cropping up in multiple manufacturer's monitors. The only thing that worries me is the response rating. Is that g2g with over drive, without overdrive, is it w-b-w, what? We need more info on this panel.
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#8
laszlo
by: Wile E
The 23" actually isn't priced that bad. It's just slightly over $300 in the wild. That's a steal for someone that's not bothered by the 16:9 aspect ratio. It would certainly look better than the current offerings in 23" 1080p. This particular 23" panel seems to be cropping up in multiple manufacturer's monitors. The only thing that worries me is the response rating. Is that g2g with over drive, without overdrive, is it w-b-w, what? We need more info on this panel.
is b-w-b
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#9
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
$1300 for a 26" monitor seems pretty expensive to me.
My 30" Dell is an S-IPS panel and was $100 cheaper than that.
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Jizzler
Who the hell is telling Viewsonic and other manufacturers that 16:9 is the "perfect solution for designers, manufacturers, medical applications and movie production"? You'd better show yourself now or I'z slap you one good!

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me.

16:10 was a cheap interim solution to re-use existing fab plants (EG, from 1600x1200 panels to 1920x1200 panels without retooling)

Now that they've stopped being tightasses, the chance to 16:9 is finally on the way. 16:9 was the standard all along (movies, consoles, games, HDTV, etc)
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#11
Jizzler
Perhaps for some of the things you listed, but nothing that they listed.
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Jizzler
Perhaps for some of the things you listed, but nothing that they listed.
movie production, i could accept. agreed on the rest, they used bad examples (re-using the ones that benefit from an IPS screen)
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#13
pr0n Inspector
- Real movies aren't 16:9.

- Color gamut is determined by backlight. Wide gamut is a fking PITA to deal with.
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
by: pr0n Inspector
- Real movies aren't 16:9.
really? you must watch some odd movies. i've got hundreds here, thousands with my housemates collection that would say otherwise.

sure, blu-ray doesnt follow it... but BR doesnt follow ANY aspect ratio standards.
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Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
me.

16:10 was a cheap interim solution to re-use existing fab plants (EG, from 1600x1200 panels to 1920x1200 panels without retooling)

Now that they've stopped being tightasses, the chance to 16:9 is finally on the way. 16:9 was the standard all along (movies, consoles, games, HDTV, etc)
16:10 is better than 16:9. How is 1920x1080 better in any way to 1920x1200?
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Wile E
16:10 is better than 16:9. How is 1920x1080 better in any way to 1920x1200?
no black bars in movies and games, no stretching when you have devices that dont support 1920x1200


120 pixels means nothing to me, if it means everything but my 2D desktop gets distorted.
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#17
Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
no black bars in movies and games, no stretching when you have devices that dont support 1920x1200


120 pixels means nothing to me, if it means everything but my 2D desktop gets distorted.
120 pixels means everything in picture editing and reading documents. 1920x1200 monitors do not stretch 1080p content, and black bars do not harm or detract from image quality in any way. There is absolutely no advantage to 1080p over 1920x1200.
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Wile E
120 pixels means everything in picture editing and reading documents. 1920x1200 monitors do not stretch 1080p content, and black bars do not harm or detract from image quality in any way. There is absolutely no advantage to 1080p over 1920x1200.
i take it you've never hooked up a console, HD camera or set top box to a PC screen then. many of them support 720p and 1080i/p, and they WILL stretch to fit.
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#19
Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
i take it you've never hooked up a console, HD camera or set top box to a PC screen then. many of them support 720p and 1080i/p, and they WILL stretch to fit.
If it stretched it, the screen was set up improperly in it's built in settings, or was an older screen made before 1080p became the defacto standard. If you are referring to a screen that old, it's not exactly an apples-apples here.

I hook my ps3 and 360 up to my 24" all the time. No stretching at all. Just letterboxes the 1080p image.
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#20
kid41212003
I hooked my ps3 to my 24" lcd , and it stretched to fit the screen. I didn't know there was a built-in option to fix this problem until I asked Wile E.

You can change it so it will not stretch, i'll display the black bars instead.
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#21
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Wile E
If it stretched it, the screen was set up improperly in it's built in settings, or was an older screen made before 1080p became the defacto standard. If you are referring to a screen that old, it's not exactly an apples-apples here.

I hook my ps3 and 360 up to my 24" all the time. No stretching at all. Just letterboxes the 1080p image.
i dont approve of letterboxing. hate it. i'm not exactly alone in that either.
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#22
Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
i dont approve of letterboxing. hate it. i'm not exactly alone in that either.
Maybe not, but you are in a minority I'm willing to bet. Especially considering that most HD movies are letterboxed on a 1080p screen anyway. That's just an OCD thing on your part. It's no different than a large bezel. Still doesn't change the fact that 1200p is superior in every measurable way.
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#23
pr0n Inspector
by: Mussels
really? you must watch some odd movies. i've got hundreds here, thousands with my housemates collection that would say otherwise.

sure, blu-ray doesnt follow it... but BR doesnt follow ANY aspect ratio standards.
Blu-ray did what? I'm sorry, but you have no idea what you are talking about.
you can start learning about aspect ratios from this chart: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Filmaspectratios_svg.svg
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#24
Completely Bonkers
by: Mussels
really? you must watch some odd movies. i've got hundreds here, thousands with my housemates collection that would say otherwise.
REAL MOVIES are 21:9. Or to be more accurate, real cinema is 21:9 and 16:9 are pan&scan and the "consumer" format that has been successful in making millions of people go spend money.

And you can buy TVs to fit: http://www.consumer.philips.com/c/cinema-21-9/30849/cat/gb/
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#25
Meizuman
120Hz IPS... that's what I need.
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