Date: April 23rd, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Viewsonic
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PRODUCT FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS (From Viewsonic)
Digital media comes to life with the ViewDock.™
ViewSonic's 22" VX2245wm ViewDock™ LCD blasts through barriers with its INNOVATIVE FUNCTIONALITY and beautiful piano-black, gloss finish. Dock your iPod® and listen to tunes while you surf the Internet or do your work. The big 22" screen and super-fast 5ms video response help you excel in your games with no blurs, ghosting or jaggies to slow you down. The INTEGRATED STEREO SPEAKERS AND SUBWOOFER drive incredibly rich stereo sound to your desktop display. The VX2245wm sets new standards in multimedia displays with an 8-in-1 card reader,USB connection for your joystick/game control, integrated microphone and headphone jack. Your desktop experience will never be the same once you bring it all together with your VX2245wm ViewDock and iPod.
Windows Vista certified
This display has achieved Vista certification, passing the Windows Hardware Quality Labs testing for guaranteed compatibility with Vista.
Multimedia base with iPod dock
Multimedia base features iPod dock, 8-in-1 card reader, microphone, headphone jack, USB port for joystick/game control, and USB port for keyboard/mouse.
Full 22" viewable widescreen with 1680x1050 resolution
Fast 5ms video response enables digital, HD broadcast-quality video.
Stylish slim-bezel design with glossy, piano-black finish
The thin bezel lets you see more without taking up valuable desktop real estate. The high neck and floating head design accentuate the visual experience.
Dynamic Structure™ technology
Innovative liquid crystal composition and pixel matrix accelerate video response for seamless video and intense graphics.
OptiSync® digital/analog inputs expand your connectivity
Multi-mode input technology supports both digital (DVI) and analog (VGA) signals for ultimate compatibility and configuration flexibility.
Ultra-high brightness and contrast
280-nit brightness (typ) and 700:1 contrast ratio (typ) for rich, detailed images.
Windows Vista approved
PC and Mac® compatible
For a reasonable price around the US$365-$375 range, you will receive the following.
Other than the usual setup paper and the driver CD, you will receive an AC power cable, a DVI and analog video cable along with a USB hookup for the monitor's USB hub. Seeing the monitor has speakers, a powered USB 2.0 hub and is meant to charge your iPod, an extra power supply is needed to supply power to these separate components. The only thing left is what is contained in the white box which will be explained below.
The white box contains the several adapters so you can use various iPod models with this monitor. All you have to do is pop in the one that is made for your player, and your iPod will be setup to cradle the player perfectly when docked.
And at last you have the VX2245wm in all its' multifunctional glory. As you can see, this is actual quite an attractive monitor which should look great on any user's desk. Just keep in mind that this monitor has a black mirror finish and as you see, fingerprints can become a concern once it has been handled a bit. The weird thing is you can't see the fingerprints until you use a flash. Grumble.....