ViewSonic Professional Display Review
By the time the ViewSonic CDE3201LED Professional Gaming Monitor made its debut in 2012, the electronics market was already crowded with displays vying for the best gaming monitor crown. Several of them, in fact, were very strong contenders: with high resolutions, sharp images and great viewing ease. However, California-based manufacturer ViewSonic Corp. wins points for a versatile product that is much less expensive than its counterparts, and thus thrusting it into the best gaming monitor race.
This is the best gaming monitor candidate from ViewSonic…The ViewSonic CDE3201LED Gaming Monitor is primarily named for its design. Sporting a widescreen TFT LCD display that measures 32 inches diagonally, the product has a mercury-free, “edge white” LED as its backlight. Sharpening the images on the screen with high contrast and saturated colors, the light source can last for up to 50,000 hours and provides a brightness of 300 candelas per square meter.
Yet another strength in its contention for the best gaming monitor title is its numerous interfaces. The analog 15-pin VGA port and digital DVI port provide the possibility of hooking up the display to a computer. As a TV, rather than a gaming monitor, the ViewSonic CDE3201LED Gaming Monitor includes a number of composite, component and S-Video connectors for standard-definition TV performance. Of course, the HDMI interface is available for confirmation of the status of the gaming monitor as an high-definition product.
Interestingly enough, the ViewSonic is actually designated as a high-definition television set, as evidenced by the remote control and power adapter included in the packaging. However, it can also be used as a gaming monitor for a desktop PC, thanks to the aforementioned VGA and DVI interfaces. Also, each ViewSonic CDE3201LED Gaming Monitor has the standard HD TV video mode, which is 1,920 by 1,080 pixels in resolution. This is higher than most gaming monitors or displays designated for computers, which usually go with 1,280 by 720 pixels or 1,366 by 768 pixels. The exceptional picture quality of the ViewSonic product thus rewards serious gamers with a great viewing experience, and helps strengthens its case for being the best gaming monitor. Also, the panel surface is enhanced with hard coating and anti-glare technology.
The ViewSonic CDE3201LED Gaming Monitor, like many a gaming monitor, has a horizontal and vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees. The typical contrast ratio on this best gaming monitor contender is 3,000 to 1, thus surpassing that of even the most expensive displays in the market. It also has an aspect ratio of 16 to 9. This gaming monitor from ViewSonic has a height of 19.25 inches, width of 29.6 inches and depth of 2.4 inches. The stand that comes with the gaming monitor increases the height to 21.1 inches and depth to 7.25 inches. It also adds 1.2 pounds to the panel, which by itself weighs 15.4 pounds.