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The power-on button is centered at the front panel and has blue highlighting. The rather big circle around the button is highlighted, and this can be distracting at work. Blue LEDs and large indicators are only good when the monitor is in a storefront, but are not really necessary at everyday work – this indicator doesn’t convey much info.

The monitor’s menu is almost the same as in the VE710s, with new submenus for choosing the input and controlling the integrated speakers.

The menu offers five color temperature settings: “sRGB” (provides 4890K white and 5970K gray temperatures), “9300K” (6890K and 13,600K), “6500K” (5450K and 7140K), “5400” (4760K and 5670K), and “User” (5670K and 7160K). Like with the VE710s, the brightness and contrast settings are locked if you choose “sRGB”.

The viewing angles are typical for a TN+Film matrix: no serious problems along the horizontal (but the image becomes yellowish if you deflect too far to a side), but the top of the screen is darker than its bottom (you can see that, even if your line of sight of perpendicular to the screen). The auto adjustment of the analog input works normally; there are no defects in color gradients.

The gamma curves look well enough, but the gamma value is somewhat higher than the necessary 2.2, and the level of blue is too high, which could have been inferred from the color temperature measurements. When the brightness and contrast settings are reduced in the monitor’s menu, the gamma value decreases and all the three color curves almost ideally lie on the theoretical gamma 2.2 curve. I could find no artifacts at the default settings or at the reduced screen brightness – the monitor honestly reproduced the entire range of colors.

The VX750 has a 16ms matrix, like the previous model, and this matrix is only inferior to the SyncMaster 710T in the black-gray response time. So, we have one of the fastest LCD monitors here.

The contrast ratio couldn’t follow suit – it dropped to 160:1 at the minimal screen brightness, contrary to what we saw with the VE710s.

So, the ViewSonic VX750 proves to be a good and rather inexpensive monitor targeted at home use in the first head. It has a better color reproduction setup compared to the VE710s, but retained the latter’s very good responsiveness. From the point of view of technical parameters, its single drawback is the low contrast ratio. With respect to functionality, the VX750 has no screen height adjustment and no brightness/contrast presets that you could select with a press of a button.

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