LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewSonic(R) Corp.'s commitment to state-of-the-art technology is yet again displayed with the launch of the 22- inch widescreen VLED221wm desktop monitor, which features the world's first 12000:1 dynamic contrast ratio in a LED desktop display. Taking LED backlight technology down to size, the VLED221wm provides color experts, such as graphic designers, multi-media editors and gamers, with color precision and reproduction never before seen in an LED monitor. "ViewSonic has a long-standing reputation for delivering leading-edge technologies that shatter industry standards," said Jeff Volpe, vice president of marketing, ViewSonic Americas. "The VLED221wm surpasses the expectations of discerning consumers and professionals who demand the true-to-life, crisp colors and contrast ratios prevalent in high-definition content and want to make green purchasing decisions." The VLED221wm offers consumers high-quality color reproduction by leveraging OptiColor(TM) technology to display 118 percent of the color gamut based on the National Television System Committee (NTSC) guidelines. In comparison, most CRT and LCD monitors on the market today only display 70 to 80 percent of the NTSC's range of colors. This allows graphic designers to more accurately match colors to printed materials, and gives photographers and video editors access to a broader color spectrum. The VLED221wm is ideal for high-end design applications such as CAD/CAM, desktop publishing and moving production, which must achieve the highest level of color performance. The stylish, glossy black display supports a native 1680x1050 resolution, boasts a 5ms response time and features an industry-leading dynamic contrast ratio of 12000:1 (typ), making it the ultimate monitor for life-like high- definition content. The display is equipped with dual analog and digital inputs and integrated stereo speakers to connect seamlessly with other professional systems such as sound boards. The environmentally-friendly design is not only mercury free, but also results in lower power consumption of 38W, which is important for consumers looking to reduce energy costs and their footprint on the environment. The VLED221wm comes with a pixel quality guarantee that exceeds the International Organization of Standardization's requirements for consumer protection. ViewSonic promises immediate replacement if the display has three sub-pixels locked in the on/off position, or if there is any combination of four defective pixels. ViewSonic's guarantee offers the world's highest level of consumer protection against "dead" pixels. The ViewSonic VLED221wm is Windows Vista(TM) Certified and will be available in February for the estimated street price of $799. Sold through authorized ViewSonic resellers, distributors, retailers and e-tailers, the display is backed by a three-year limited warranty on parts and labor. The VLED221wm is compliant with the strictest safety and environmental standards, including TCO and ENERGY STAR(R), and is made with environmentally friendly materials. For more information and images of ViewSonic displays, or to locate an authorized ViewSonic dealer, visit www.ViewSonic.com or call 800.888.8583. About ViewSonic ViewSonic(R) Corporation is a leading global provider of visual display products. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of innovative products including LCD monitors, LCD TVs, projectors, digital signage displays and other display products. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at 800.888.8583 or 909.444.8888; or visit www.ViewSonic.com. Forward-looking Statements Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to ViewSonic's ongoing investments in our strategy in the Americas region and our display technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk that we will not realize the anticipated benefits of this strategy in the Americas region; trends in the visual display industry; failure of our display initiatives; slower than anticipated growth of the market for displays; the impact of competitive products and technological advances; reliance on third party suppliers; market acceptance of new products and technologies. 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