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ViewSonic VP201s

ViewSonic VP201s
alaScore 85

132 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews of ViewSonic VP201s. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the ViewSonic VP201s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 132 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for ViewSonic VP201s


alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of ViewSonic VP201s from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ViewSonic Pro Series 20" Flat-Panel LCD Monitor (Black)Viewsonic Vp201Mb 20" LCD Monitor (Black)Viewsonic Vp201Mb 20" LCD Monitor (Black)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Alfred Poor (

ViewSonic VP201s


The ViewSonic VP201s is a big and beautiful 20-inch LCD monitor. The panel has a 1,600-by-1,200 native resolution that delivers an impressively fine image. And at $1,050 street, it's a good deal compared with other 20-inch displays.

High resolution. Portrait and landscape modes. Wide viewing angle

Some image-quality flaws. Limited documentation. No autosync button on front panel

The 20-inch ViewSonic VP201s is a big-screen high-res LCD with a low price for its size. It has some attractive features, but it also has some flaws that make it less appealing than some alternatives.

Jun, 2004

Expert review by: Kristina Blachere (

ViewSonic VP201b


This high-end LCD gets an A for design, features, and adjustability, but its image quality falls a smidge short for the price.

Very thin bezel ; highly adjustable ; sharp picture with excellent contrast ; includes USB 2.0 hub ; HDTV compatible

The image quality, while good, isn't the best of its class

Performance The VP201b's image quality is good overall, though it doesn't quite measure up to the caliber of ViewSonic's intended user. CNET Labs' test yielded nice, sharp text and high contrast, and we liked that tweaking the brightness and contrast...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: Kristina Blachere (

ViewSonic VP201b


This high-end LCD gets an A for design, features, and adjustability, but its image quality falls a smidge short for the price.

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: Degas (

Great CRT replacement


16ms response time, very good contrast ratio, bright, crisp


Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Better is bigger


Very good text and graphic image. very high resolution


May, 2002

Consumer review by: (

ViewSonic Pro Series VP201S 20 in LCD Monitor


Consumer review by: Microrogue (

DVI cables


Why use a DVI and a VGA..There are three types of cables:- DVI-A: Analog only DVI-D: Digital only DVI-I: Digital and Analog. You need to try a DVI-I .... Hope this helps! Love this monitor BTW. Got mine for free from a friend :)

It does not do my dishes ... LOL

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: metman4u (

replacement works perfectly


The manufacturer couldn't repair this model (failed back light is my guess)during the summer and sent a brand new one to replace the vp201b. I would recommend the warranty that Viewsonic offers to quick loan you one while the other one is being...

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: N/A (

Some boot difficulties


This is the finest LCD monitor I have ever had for visual quality. But it has a quirk I haven't yet figured out. The first one simply wouldn't produce an image after four reboots of my machine. I RMA'd it and NewEgg had a new one at my door within...

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: N/A (

ViewSonic VP201B Black 20.1" 16ms LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 400:1


I got the silver framed version of this. A purchase I will never regret. This display rules with everything my 800xl throws at it and every person I know who lays eyes on it wants one.

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:20.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):51.1cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.255mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:400:1
Image Max H-View Angle:176
Image Max V-View Angle:176
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1600 x 1200
Response Time:16ms
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

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CE / cUL / DEMKO / FCC Class B certified / FIMKO / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / NEMKO / NOM / PCBC / SASO / SEMKO / TCO '99 / TUV GS / TUV S / UL / VCCI / TCO 99

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No