I bought this monitor to be used exclusively in portrait mode. It's very difficult to find a large monitor in that orientation, and when you do it's quite pricey. This is a nice monitor at a nice value, I'm very pleased.
Nice picture and good pixel response time. Built-in speakers aren't high fidelity, but fine for most everyday needs. HDMI cable is included. Monitor seems a bit flimsy, but for most use cases should be fine. However, excess moving / rough handling could potentially cause delamination leading to darker patches within an image. Not an overly common issue, but experienced it with a similar model Viewsonic that was frequently moved. Adding an extended service plan may be worthwhile. Brightness default is set to max, which can be too bright. Adjusting it down to 80% or so can help, and may improve picture appearance. If the sound volume seems too low in applications even at max, go into the monitor menu options, and increase the sound level there. If seeking to use the max 75 hertz refresh rate, it may be necessary refresh the video driver in the operating system (Windows, Mac, etc) to make that setting available. Also, depending on the video card one is using, select PC for the output mode. The default 60 hertz refresh rate and mode is usually sufficient, so the above isn't required, but can be helpful to those seeking the best picture possible. All in all, it's a great value for a large flat-screen monitor with built-in speakers.
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