CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: ViewSonic 22-inch Widescreen LCD

If there’s one thing I learned when I willingly put myself into the corporate rat race is that the amount of real estate you have on your desktop monitor is key to being productive. I shudder when thinking about doing work on a single 17-inch monitor. I cringe when I visit my roommate at her job and see she’s still using one.

I first saw the multiple monitor setup when I was working at an architecture firm on Oahu a few summers ago. It made perfect sense since the CAD designers were doing huge projects. I’ve been without a monitor for months now and solely rely on my 13-inch MacBook, but it sucks. I’ve got a ton of stuff up and running and not enough real estate. So I was tickled pink when ViewSonic sent over a 22-inch widescreen LCD. My productivity in the last few weeks has gone through the roof. Everything is organized and I don’t have to hunch over the MB anymore.

In case you need a refresher on the VX2240w then check here. Picture quality is crisp and clear. You can also see the difference the 4000:1 contrast ratio makes as well as the 2ms response time. I haven’t had a chance to do any gaming on it, but from the videos I’ve watched on it, I’m sure I won’t be disappointed. Get one, better yet, get two for yourself this holiday season.

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