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ViewSonic Optiquest Q171wb

ViewSonic Optiquest Q171wb
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2 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of ViewSonic Optiquest Q171wb. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 60/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 2 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: Black Monarch (

Widescreen is the suck


It's the only good monitor for watching anamorphic 16:9 DVDs, but that is the only thing that it's good for.

Well, if you absolutely insist on widescreen against all common sense, and you don't want to blow 3 grand on a four-foot-wide plasma TV or something, then this monitor is the one to get. It operates at a 1.77:1 aspect ratio, which is the only REAL...

Umm... it's still widescreen. Widescreen is useless for: (a) any program that is not designed to run in a window; (b) DVDs that are encoded at fullscreen (you'll get black bars at the sides); (c) DVDs that are encoded in non-anamorphic widescreen...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Brian (

A bit small


Sony support told me Vista is the only supported OS for this laptop, unfortunately for school and work I NEED Windows XP. I don't mind losing some of the functionality and extras, as long as I can connect to my work's VPN and use the tools and apps my...

Nice and crisp. Used on my daughters computer

I think it distorts the image. It may be me, but it seems overly short and excessively long. That being said if I had to do it again, I'd rather have seen it in person b4 ordering it at newegg

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

The Optiquest Q171wb 17" widescreen LCD delivers an impressive array of features that will enhance your productivity while staying within your budget. With 500:1 contrast ratio (typ) and 250-nit brightness (typ), you'll receive clear text and rich colors. The full, flat 17 inches of viewable space and 1280 x 1024 resolution are comparable to 19" CRT monitors for display productivity. The fast 8ms video response time and anti-glare screen let you work comfortably for hours with razor-sharp graphics and smooth motion video. This LCD is the stylish, affordable upgrade for your office.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.291mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:500:1
Image Max H-View Angle:170
Image Max V-View Angle:170
Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Response Time:8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic Optiquest

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:CB / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / MPR II / NOM / RoHS / TUV S / UL


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: No