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ViewSonic VX1945wm / VX2245wm

ViewSonic VX1945wm / VX2245wm
alaScore 88

209 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the ViewSonic VX1945wm / VX2245wm is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 209 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Viewsonic VX2245wm


My biggest gripe with this monitor has to do with backlight bleeding (some light seeping through the LCD screen from the light source behind it, causing areas of the screen to appear lighter than they should), particularly along the right and left...

Built-in iPod dock. Lots of multimedia features. Good image quality

So-so audio quality. Requires iTunes to play music and video. Noticeable backlight bleeding

The folks at ViewSonic designed the VX2245 ViewDock display with multimedia mavens in mind. Featuring a built-in iPod dock, a media card reader, and a fast pixel response, this 22-inch monitor is ready for work or play. Still, it suffers from a few...

Expert review by:

ViewSonic VX2245wm ViewDock


Built-in camera card reader ; Integrated iPod dock and speakers

Limited viewing angle ; Confusing controls ; Can't watch video from a video-capable iPod directly on the display ; Tinny sound

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Viewsonic VX2245wm (22-inch)


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ViewSonic VX2245wm ViewDock


Design The aesthetic appeal of the Viewsonic VX2245wm ViewDock's design is largely dependent on how much you like having an iPod docked right below your screen. Opinion of CNET editors was largely split, with some thinking the iPod would be distracting...

Relatively attractive design; iPod dock for charging your iPod and playing music through iTunes; four USB ports and an eight-in-one media card reader; built-in speakers; decent performance; headphone jack, volume knob, and mic on stand.

Can't play music and movies from iPod without using a computer; front-panel controls are hard to use; two AC cables, two audio cables, and one USB cable needed to connect the iPod dock.

The iPod dock doesn't fully deliver on its potential, and the design is a little clunky, but the Viewsonic VX2245wm ViewDock still delivers some attractive features with decent performance for those willing to pay extra.

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Review: ViewSonic VX2245wm ViewDock LCD Display


LCD Monitor with a multimedia hub.

Superb picture quality.Built in 4-port powered USB dock.8-in-1 card reader.Space saving design5 millisecond response time

Poor sound quality from built in speakers.Requires two power adapters.Menu buttons are difficult to use

ViewSonic is one of the first companies to sell an all-in-one LCD monitor and iPod dock. The monitor, available in sizes from 19-inches to 28-inches, features its own speaker system, headphone and microphone jacks, and a card reader. The model tested

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ViewSonic VX2245wm


For a company like ViewSonic, which is smaller than Dell and HP, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the competition when it comes to LCD flat panels. ViewSonic is doing a fairly good job at creating new and innovative products, though. Keep...

The ViewSonic VX2245wm flat panel comes with five different adapters in the box. The various adapters are used to make each type of iPod compatible with the ViewDock

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Viewsonic VX2245wm 22” LCD Display Review


If you are one of the masses that clings to your iPod, yet are tired of watching your iPod flicks on the tiny screen Apple installed Viewsonic has a display you will be interested in. Viewsonic's VX2245wm has a built in iPod dock that not only charges...

Expert review by:

ViewSonic VX2245wm ViewDock monitor


The idea of an affordable, multifunction display that includes built-in speakers, an iPod dock, a camera card reader, and a USB hub is very appealing. Unfortunately, the ViewSonic VX2245wm's method of integrating these devices is clumsy, and the...

Integrated iPod dock and speakers; built-in camera card reader

Limited viewing angle; tinny sound; confusing controls; can't watch video from a video-capable iPod directly on the display

Setting up the display took a little time. Because it aims to eliminate several individual peripherals from cluttering your desk, quite a few cables must be connected between your Mac and the back and base of the display. For instance, you can plug in...

Expert review by:

ViewSonic VX1945wm ViewDock


Although its gray-scale performance was weak, the VX1945wm has loads of convenient features, such as an iPod dock, speakers, USB ports, and memory-card slots.

Dock for iPod; built-in speakers, sub-woofer; memory-card reader; four USB ports

Poor small-text readability; messy wiring; base unit requires its own power supply

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Consumer review by:

ViewSonic VX2245wm ViewDock


On/Off mini-switch was stuck at "on" so I bought a power strip to turn it on and off on my desk. Now it is stuck on "off" and the switch still does not work.

Good monitor...clear

Push button switches - too small for fingers...need to use finger nails

Product Specifications

Bring your music, videos and photos together. ViewSonic's 19" VX1945wm 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. You can even download music directly to your iPod on the ViewDock. Defend against all comers in your games with no blurs, ghosting or jaggies to slow you down. Feel the sound with the integrated stereo speakers and subwoofer driving unprecedented audio richness to your desktop display. The VX1945wm 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 VX1945wm ViewDock and iPod.

Audio Output

Type:Speakers with subwoofer

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:19in/22in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm/55.9cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.282mm/0.285mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:280cd/m2/300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:700:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160/170
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1440 x 900/1680 x 1050
Response Time:5ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:VX1945wm ViewDock/VX2245wm
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic

Input Device

Type: None


Color:Black / Silver/Gloss piano black / Matte black
Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / ISO 14001 / ISO 9001 / MPR II / NOM / PSB / RoHS / SASO / TUV Ergo / UL / WEEE/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / MPR II / NEMKO / NOM / PCBC / Plug and Play / PSB / RoHS / SASO / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / UL / VCCI/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / MPR II / NEMKO / NOM / PSB / RoHS / SASO / UL / WEEE
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No