ViewSonic Expands the Boundaries of Color With New LED Display

22-inch Display Drives Color Performance and Dynamic Contrast Ratio Beyond

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Jan 07, 2008, 00:00 ET from ViewSonic(R) Corporation

    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 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
     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. These statements are
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 whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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