ViewSonic VX2460H-LED monitor is a great $200 value, despite shoddy build

The ViewSonic VX2460H-LED is a 24-inch monitor with a 1080p resolution and dual HDMI ports. With a price of only $200, the aforementioned specs alone are enough to recommend it to those looking for a general-purpose monitor. Luckily, it also has a bit more to offer.

The monitor's default settings don't do it any favors in the performance department, but the five color temperature presets and inclusion of full RGB adjustments mean you won't have to settle for what you're given.

Once tweaked, the VX2460H-LED provides appropriate colors and contrast for general-purpose tasks and surprisingly good … Read more

Viewsonic introduces series of Windows 8 touch displays

LAS VEGAS--ViewSonic announced its new series of Windows 8-certified touch displays. The TD40 series consists of the 23-inch TD2340, the 27-inch TD2740, and the 32-inch TD3240 monitors. The IPS panel displays have a 1,920x1,080 HD resolution and were announced at CES 2013, along with ViewSonic's 24-inch VSD240 smart display.

The TD40 series monitors are designed to maximize and enhance the use of Windows 8 on the touch displays. In addition to the professional grade IPS panels and full HD resolution, the monitors use 10-point projected capacitive touch technology that is designed to make the touch-screen interaction … Read more

ViewSonic banks on 4K with the VP3280 monitor

Whenever I see the words "4K monitor," the first thing that usually jumps into my easily distracted noggin is "games!" Or, more specifically, "Wow! I can't wait to see what games look like running at a 4K (4,096x3,072-pixel) resolution!" Or something to that effect.

The second thing that pops into my head is "how much?!" Unfortunately, ViewSonic has not yet named a price for its new 32-inch 4K VP3280 monitor. As for games, well, that will depend on how capable your video card is and the willingness of game … Read more

Nokia cites 45 patents in lawsuits against HTC, RIM, Viewsonic

Nokia has unleashed a massive lawsuit campaign against HTC, RIM, and Viewsonic.

The mobile phone company said today that it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against HTC, and a host of lawsuits across the U.S. and Germany against Research In Motion and Viewsonic, in addition to HTC. Nokia argues that the firms are violating a total of 45 patents.

"Nokia proprietary innovations protected by these patents are being used by the companies to enable hardware capabilities such as dual function antennas, power management and multimode radios, as well as to enhance … Read more

ViewSonic ViewPhone 3's dual-SIM separates your private, public life

LAS VEGAS--ViewSonic is mostly known here in the states for its monitors and tablets, but did you know that trio of finches the company uses for a logo marks cell phones as well?

Chances are it's one that's still going to swim below most people's radar. Like so many of the phones we've seen here at CES, the ViewPhone 3 runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The company has added its own skin on it, which includes a rotating carousel of panels for you to easily switch among. One nice touch--each panel (for weather or the clock, … Read more

ViewSonic's E70 tablet puts ICS only $170 away

LAS VEGAS--You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, and apparently the same goes for bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to a sub-$200 tablet. At least for ViewSonic. The company's ViewPad E70 offers an ICS experience for less than $200, but made a few sacrifices to get there.

The E70 sports a 7-inch screen with a 800x480-pixel resolution. That's two-thirds fewer pixels than most 7-inch tablets, which usually house 1,280x800-pixel screens.… Read more

Intel to help more companies build ultrabooks

Intel will step in to help smaller companies build ultrabooks, as the chipmaker continues its push to make the new supper-skinny laptop category a success, CNET has learned.

With the goal of getting smaller PC makers to supply branded ultrabooks, Intel will hold a meeting Wednesday in Taipei as a "matchmaker" between large device manufacturers--so-called ODMs or original design manufacturers--like Foxconn, Pegatron, Compal, and Quanta and smaller brands, according to an industry source familiar with Intel's plans.

The list of prospective ultrabook brands will include companies like Epson, Onkyo, Viewsonic, Mustek, Motion Computing, WiPro, and Positivo, according … Read more

Crave giveaway: Viewsonic 7e Android tablet

Not buying into all the hype of the Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet but still interested in a tablet? Well, we're giving away an alternative to those two 7-inch models, the Viewsonic 7e, which actually has several features that the Kindle and Nook are missing--and this one comes in white.

Here are some of the key specs of the Viewsonic 7e:… Read more

Viewsonic tablet does Windows and Android

Viewsonic will begin shipping a tablet later this month that runs both Windows 7 and Android, the company said today.

Aimed at business users, the ViewPad 10pro runs Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" as an application on top of the Windows 7 operating system, according to Viewsonic. "Users need to simply tap on the Android icon to make a seamless switch between business productivity and...entertainment," the company said in a statement.

Intel, which is supplying the 1.5GHz Atom Z670 processor powering the tablet, said the 10pro provides a platform to demonstrate how its processors can run both operating systems. … Read more

Viewsonic VX2450wm-LED review: Or, why a sub-$200 price point garners interest

It's a great feeling when you can get a capable device at a not-so-capable-seeming price. The ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED is one of the most popular monitors on CNET, and though ViewSonic is a solid monitor company, much of that interest stems from the fact that it's offering a 24-inch display for less than $200.

For someone looking for a by-the-numbers display, a cheap monitor from a known vendor with a nice-sized screen is hard to pass up. But does the ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED offer more than that?

Judging from some internal numbers I've seen, $200 dollars seems to be … Read more