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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

ViewSonic TD2420 Black 23.6" Optical Multi-Touch Monitor Not So Hot


ViewSonic TD2420 Black 23.6" Optical Multi-Touch Monitor 200 cd/m2 1000:1 Built-in Speakers
 
The monitor is fine for viewing.  The touch experience leaves much to be desired.  I read one review that told how to recalibrate the touch.   I found how to do it and saw no change in performance.  It is dreadful from side touches.  Touch seems to work fin in the center of the spring but at the edges swiping just is abysmal.

The speakers have been problamatic as well.  The SRS premium sound if evoked, silences all the sound.  Frankly I was going to return it due to it's inability to work well with Windows 8.1 but the $50 New Egg restocking fee dissuaded me.   By the time I paid for the shipping to me, the restocking fee and the shipping back to them, I would have wasted $75.00.   So I can only hope the warranty works better than the features.  As a plain old monitor with no touch and no sound, it works fine but the "extended" features aren't so hot!

From the Vendor Key Features:
24” (23.6” viewable) touch-enabled LED monitor with Dual Optical Touch and Windows 7 / 8 compatibility             provides excellent touch control experience
1920x1080 Full HD resolution supports image-intensive commercial applications, as well as image, gaming,            and video applications for home entertainment
7H scratch-resistant surface hardness helps ensure consistent, high-quality touch
 experience
Stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound for crystal-clear sound performance
HDMI, DVI and VGA inputs for flexible connectivity to multiple media sources
ENERGY STAR and EPEAT Silver-certified for up to 50%* energy savings with LED backlight
VESA-mountable design allows flexible mounting and display options
Backed by Viewsonic's 3-year limited warranty, highest grade panel and industry-leading pixel performance policy
If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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