I've spoken recently about my desire to clean up and streamline my office space.
In the near future, I'll be replacing my Epson SureColor P800 printer with the upcoming SureColor P900 because it's about 30% smaller and will give me more real estate on my desk.
Another way I've streamlined my office is by ditching my two old widescreen monitors and my HP desktop computer, and replacing them with a new 38-inch ViewSonic ultra-wide curved monitor that's hooked up to my Macbook Pro.
Honestly, this move isn't something I intended, but ViewSonic sent me this monitor (and a 34-inch curved monitor as well), and I was so impressed that I decided to declutter my desk by going with a single monitor (for now, anyway).
I realize that a 38-inch monitor isn't exactly small, but consider this - it's replacing a 34-inch widescreen monitor and a 27-inch monitor, so getting rid of those screens and replacing them with a single monitor will actually clean up my desktop quite nicely.
Switching to ViewSonic isn't something I thought I'd ever do, either...
I've been a die-hard LG monitor fan for years, but when I hooked up the 38-inch ViewSonic monitor, I was so blown away by it that LG really didn't have a chance anymore.
ViewSonic bills the curved widescreen design as an "immersive...curved viewing experience with panoramic images, vivid color, and incredible detail."
I have to say, they hit the nail on the head with that description...
This monitor is stunning - the colors are incredibly lifelike, the contrast is crisp, and the details are perfect. The 60Hz SuperClear IPS technology is just what the doctor ordered for long days staring at a computer screen.
I'll use this monitor for normal daily office tasks more than anything, but I do a lot of video and image editing, and this monitor will fit the bill nicely.
It offers multiple color spaces, including sRGB, EBU, SMPTE-C, Rec. 709, and DICOM-SIM for photography and videography work. Additionally, the 4.39 trillion color display and 14-bit LUT and 3D LUT capabilities give you ultra-precise color rendition for lifelike images.
For photographers, the simple calibration setup gives you the means of ensuring that the monitor displays colors that perfectly match your image files - a must-have if you're having your images printed.
This monitor also has integrated speakers, a frameless design, and six-axis color enhancement for custom color display. It features ViewSonic's ViewSplit technology, too. ViewSplit allows you to create multiple viewing windows on the screen so you can boost your productivity and enhance your ability to multitask when needed.
Throw in a three-year warranty and U.S.-based customer service, and you have the makings of a fantastic monitor now and in the future!
I had a chance to meet the ViewSonic team at WPPI back in February, and they were the nicest, warmest people you could ever meet. They're also extremely knowledgeable, willing to help, and truly want to give you the best product experience they can.
I'll do a deep-dive into this 38-inch monitor (and my plans to stack the 34-inch monitor above it) in a detailed review in the coming weeks. In the meantime, have a look at the product video above to get an introduction to this incredible monitor.
I'm so impressed with this monitor that I just had to get my first impressions out there - this monitor really has blown all my expectations for what a monitor can be right out of the water!