PROS / The ViewSonic VA2406M-LED can be mounted on a wall for convenience.
CONS / The usability is minimal and the picture quality is merely average.
VERDICT / This is an energy efficient monitor that is limited by the lack of superior and convenient technology.
The ViewSonic Corporation, a visual technology manufacturer that has been around for more than a quarter century, is a privately owned company that has headquarters in California. In 2000, they became the largest manufacture of displays in America and Japan and have continued to be a major contender in the industry. Although they make a variety of displays, computer monitors are their main product line. The ViewSonic VA2406M-LED is one of their best TN (Twisted Nematic) panel monitors because it is trimmed and optimized for any use.
Although monitors with TN panels are typically the least expensive, they also provide the least quality and convenience. The biggest problem with them is the narrow viewing angles. If your eyes are not perfectly level with what you are looking at on the screen, the image immediately begins to fade and lose color quality. At 170 degrees horizontally and 160 degrees vertically, the picture on the ViewSonic VA2406M-LED monitor is all but gone and the color reproduction is ruined.
The LED backlighting on this monitor helps the contrast and brightness greatly, which in turn helps boost color reproduction. However, it only helps the color reproduction in a small way. The largest benefit of using LED backlighting is seen in the monitor’s eco-friendliness. The ViewSonic VA2406M-LED consumes about 50% less power than CCFL monitors. The backlighting is mercury-free and has low EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference). To top it off, the monitor has a slim design and does not weigh quite as much as other products. Businesses that are still using CCFL monitors could potentially save a lot of money over time by switching to LED.
The response time is just average at five milliseconds, but that is plenty fast for most computer activities. Both the typical contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and the dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000,000:1 are about on par with similar monitors. Although the ViewSonic VA2406M-LED stand only provides the minimal tilt adjustment, it is removable, which allows you to mount the monitor on the wall. Since the monitor can be mounted at whatever height you desire, the ability to set up a wall-mounted system almost negates the lack of adjustability in the stand itself.
The ViewSonic VA2406M-LED monitor comes with only two connections, a DVI port and a VGA port. DVI is probably the most used connection, which is convenient, but it would have been nice to see an HDMI port as well. If you have questions or concerns about installation, you can find technical help in your user manual as well as online. Online you will find other standard documentation on the ViewSonic VA2406M-LED monitor, as well as FAQs. If none of these resolved your problem, or you have need of utilizing the three-year warranty, then feel free to contact the ViewSonic support team via email or over the phone.
When it comes to the best picture quality and absolute convenience, the ViewSonic VA2406M-LED is a little lacking, but the pros outweigh the cons. The LED backlighting is a plus. It gives this monitor an advantage over many other monitors using TN technology by helping reduce power consumption and improve contrast and brightness. It is a good monitor and a solid purchase.