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Do The New 19" LCDs Pass Muster?

ViewSonic VP191b Redux

Just to refresh your memory - and make this rundown as complete as possible - here's our test of the VP191b. This is a reworking of the test we did for our tech article on the Overdrive technology.

Diagonal measurement19 inches
Native resolution1280x1024
Contrast600:1
Brightness250 nits
Latency8 ms (GTG)
Colors16.7 M
H/V viewing angles170 / 170
LoudspeakersNone
Connectivity2 VGA, DVI
Average price$520

Design

The design, which is common to the VP191b and VP192s, is quite attractive. The edges of the panel bezel are thin, and the adjustable base gives the monitor an appealing look. The overall finish is good, though there's nothing special about the plastics used. Each of the two models is available in silver-gray (indicated by a model number ending in "s") or black (b). This is about the only concession made to cosmetics.