ViewSonic said recently that its LCD monitors have won certification for the Windows Vista operating system (OS) and Chi Mei will soon also join the ranks of LCD monitor vendors with Vista certification, according to the companies.
New LCD monitors from ViewSonic shipped since December are compliant with Windows Vista, with the new models including the entry-level VA-series, graphics-use VG-series, professional-use VP-series and design-oriented VX-series, according to Alan Chang, vice president of ViewSonic for Asia-Pacific sales and marketing.
Chi Mei said it is applying for the verification for Windows Vista Premium and expects to receive verification next week. Vista will help stimulate replacement demand for widescreen LCD monitors, Chi Mei said. For example, during the IT Month expo held recently in Taiwan, the sales volume of its widescreen models reached 65% of its overall LCD monitor sales, more than the originally-expected 50%, the maker said.