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20" LCD Monitors: XXL Displays

ViewSonic VX2025wm

This monitor's looks had an air of familiarity. Those in the know will recognize the VX look, traditionally reserved for ViewSonic's entry level (though not all that cheap) and gamer-oriented monitors. Still, its next-generation AU Optronics MVA panel is a surprise. Let's see what it's got under the hood.

Diagonal measurement20 inches
Native resolution1680x1050
Contrast800:1
Brightness300 nits
Latency8 ms
Colors16.7 M
H/V viewing angles176/176
Loudspeakersnone
ConnectivityVGA, DVI
Average price$350

Design

The design, as we said, is familiar - in fact, it's identical to that of the VX924, and also similar to the VX922. That's not a bad thing in itself, since the look is still in style and the finish is very acceptable. But a little more freshness would have been welcome here.

Ergonomics

There are no frills in the ergonomics. There's only a tilt adjustment, and the OSD is fairly minimal.

Equipment And Connectivity

There's only the strict minimum here - DVI and VGA connectors, and a built-in transformer. At this price, surely a little USB hub wouldn't have hurt...