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ViewSonic VP930 LCD Monitor: The New Champion?

ViewSonic VP930 LCD Monitor: The New Champion?
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After their hard-to-fathom withdrawal of the VP191b , ViewSonic is under intense pressure to come up with a monitor with even better performance. Well, they believe they've done it, with their new VP930. Sharp eyes will immediately see certain resemblances between the two models - the base, shell, and price are very similar! The 930 needs to live up to its promises if it's going to win over buyers, so let's see how well ViewSonic did.

Diagonal measurement 19"
Native resolution 1280 x 1024
Contrast 1000:1
Brightness 250 nits
Latency 8 ms
Colors 16.7 M
H/V viewing angles 170 / 170
Loudspeakers None
Connectivity 2 VGA, DVI
Average price $559

Design and Finish

ViewSonic has played it conservative on this score. The only changes to the VP191b are to the base, which has sprouted two more little feet behind the panel for added stability. The panel shell is identical to the previous model's, and the finish is excellent and very professional-looking.

Remember that we now rate monitor design with a five-star system. The quality of the finish and the care taken with assembly are both taken into account.

Ergonomics

A miracle has happened! ViewSonic has finally deigned to listen to the ongoing complaints from their customers and testers. After two years of waiting, the adjustments on the on screen display (OSD) are finally marked in percentages! This was a beef we had with all of ViewSonic's monitors, because it was hard to get your bearings on the brightness and contrast cursors. Finally that problem is a thing of the past with ViewSonic.

Aside from that point, the ergonomics are exactly the same as on the VP191b. The panel has height and tilt adjustments, and the base swivels and has a height adjustment. In short, it really has everything, and it gets a perfect score in this department.

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