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There are 6 physical buttons on the right side near the bottom which you have to use to navigate the menu. These feel very dated, especially on a monitor that costs over $500 considering there are better solutions like a joystick or even using the touchscreen itself. See More
The single legged stand can be adjusted from flat to 60 degrees, allowing it to lay flat on a table, nearly upright, or at many angles in-between. The tilt can be lifted or lowered with just one hand by pressing or pulling on the top of the monitor. It also doesn't bounce in regular use. For added flexibility, there are VESA mounting screw ports on the rear which lets you mount this to a wall or a monitor stand. See More
The front of the display is a single piece of glass, which looks attractive (almost like the front of a very large tablet). Beneath it is a mostly-clear plastic which lets raises the screen above the table or desk, and allows you to see the single photo-frame-like stand on the rear. See More
The speakers built-into the T272HL may be stereo, but they don't offer a great listening experience overall. The bass is severely lacking, and clarity is alright for the odd soundbite but you'll want to add external speakers for movies or other media. See More
The built-in stereo speakers aren't the highest quality around, but they will get the job done in a pinch. It's nice to have them if you need to move your computer around, as it's less hardware and cords required to carry around. See More
There are 4 total USB ports on this monitor: 1 is an upstream port (to connect to your computer), and 3 are downstream ports (which you can connect peripherals to, such as a mouse, keyboard, and an external hard drive. This allows you to free up ports on your computer, and also helps keep your cords managed in one spot. See More
Response time on this monitor is 5ms, which is suitable for even high-level gaming. Response time is the time delay between when the monitor receives a signal and when it refreshes the screen to reflect that new signal. While a low refresh rate generally benefits gamers most, its effects can help make your entire system feel just a touch more responsive for any task. See More
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This monitor has many peripherals built-in, and unless you use them heavily they will do the job just fine. Unless you feel the need for dedicated hardware, the built-in stereo speakers work well enough, and the webcam and mic are acceptable quality for occasional recreational use (for business calls or other uses where quality is important, you'll want to upgrade to dedicated hardware). See More
Without using the ECO mode, this monitor requires about 50 watts to power it. This is double than other monitors. There are different levels of ECO modes, however these dim the display and barely get down to the power level of other monitors when they are all enabled. See More
It really does look like a massive tablet with a kickstand - but that's not a bad thing. There's no stand visible, leaving the front looking very clean. The stand can angle anywhere from 15-70 degrees which allows for flexible use, or it can be folded in and used flat on the desk or even mounted using the VESA mounting holes. See More
The response time is 12ms, which isn't lightning fast, but it's still quick enough to make the system feel more responsive than cheaper monitors. While not fast enough for high-level gaming, this monitor won't make your system feel slow or unresponsive. See More
The MVA panel (multi-domain vertical alignment: in-between of TN and IPS technologies) doesn't reproduce colors very accurately. It scores just 82% of the sRGB color gamut, while other panels offer high 80s and even above 90%. This display's weakest points are with the green and cyan shades, while reds and blues appeared just fine. See More
This monitor has all the internals needed to run Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean (Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of storage). This gives you the flexibility to run Android apps and games, or use it as a display for your computer or laptop. If you have limited desk space, or want a touchscreen on a budget (without the need to buy a computer), the ability to use it without a computer is a very intriguing option. See More
This monitor looks like any old monitor. Other monitors in this category have much more interesting designs, and add form to the function of adding a touchscreen monitor to your setup. The un-original base and plastic bar beneath the screen are both aspects you'd expect to find on older, cheaper monitors but are still present here. See More
Built-in are two 2 watt stereo speakers, a 2MP webcam, as well as a microphone. These allow you to use it as a stand-alone Android device for Skype, Google Hangouts or other video chats, or they can be used in place of dedicated hardware when plugged into a computer (although dedicated hardware would provide better quality). See More
Android Jelly Bean 4.3.1 was released in July of 2013, and is a dated operating system. While core features like web browsing will still work fine, some apps require new APIs (application programming interface) which are only available in newer versions of Android. If there are Android apps you want to run, make sure to check their compatibility on the Play Store See More
The monitor is help up by a traditional looking stand with a square base. The stand can be raised or lowered slightly (which the other touchscreen monitors in this category can't do), and the display can be tilted 90 degrees so that it can be perfectly vertical, or perfectly horizontal (or anywhere in-between) depending on your set-up preferences. See More
The contrast ratio is important for having a wide depth of colors available, and the ViewSonic Smart Display doesn't disappoint with a very good 1000:1 contrast ratio. Response time is similarly good, and will display images 5ms after receiving them. This response time is good enough for even high-end gamers, but will also appear to make the entire system a bit more responsive and faster. See More
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