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ViewSonic VP201s

ViewSonic VP201s
alaScore 86

155 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the ViewSonic VP201s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 155 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 98 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (17)

Expert review by:

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.

Expert review by:

ViewSonic VP201b

 

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.

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

Consumer review by:

Don't last AT ALL. I've gone through 2 so far...

 

Due to my experience with 3 of these monitors, I will never purchase a ViewSonic monitor. These were purchased by my employer, and so they won't be buying anymore of them either. They were a great product for the first couple of years, but when I/we...

When they work, they are great. The 1600X1200 resolution is perfect for doing design and just about any other thing you want to do on a computer. They are very easy to adjust and I was even able to setup one vertically with my dual monitor system

After 4.5 years of use, they stop displaying certain colors like light yellow, gray, and certain blues, which is HIGHLY important for Graphic/Web Designers. After that they start blinking and going crazy to the point that they are completely useless

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Consumer review by:

"Don't last AT ALL. I've gone through 2 so far..."

 

Due to my experience with 3 of these monitors... 

When they work, they are great. The 1600X1200 resolution is perfect for doing design and just about any other thing you want to do on a computer. They are very easy to adjust and I was even able to setup one vertically with my dual monitor system

After 4.5 years of use, they stop displaying certain colors like light yellow, gray, and certain blues, which is HIGHLY important for Graphic/Web Designers. After that they start blinking and going crazy to the point that they are completely useless

Consumer review by:

Expensive, gives you great expectations.

 

To Viewsonic: I won't be one your repeat customers.

Nice looking, good colors

Just quit working for no good reason. Took 2 weeks of prodding to get a replacement sent

Consumer review by:

Great monitor when it worked.

 

The monitor was amazing when it worked, but all of a sudden it simply died. Wrote to tech services and they promptly replied that it shouldn't have died so soon and to email them back with my serial number, etc.

Amazing when it worked (I gave it 8/10 in an earlier review)

Died in 6 months. Awful customer service

Consumer review by:

Very nice monitor

 

I love this monitor. It's big, clear, and looks good on my desk. Now that I've had it for a while and the price has gone down on this model, I might even get another for a monster two-monitor setup.

Sharp & bright

New Dell flatscreens are a better deal

Consumer review by:

awsome monitor u wont ever want to live without it

 

This is an amazing monitor I love my vp201b the only thing is when its not on for a bit fast moveing things blur or the moitor delivers a slower moveing image but thats really hard to tell, over all this is a neer perfect monitor and worth every penny...

size, picture, quality, usb 2.0 hub, multiple imputs

fast moveing images tent to blur a bit

Consumer review by:

Not bad, but...

 

The pivot software is easy to install and use, but in portrait mode, the center 1/3 of the screen has a terrible shadowy display. Too bad, i will have to return this otherwise excellent product. I mean, when you spent $700 on a monitor, u want it to be...

good performance overall, easy adjustments on height, tilt, pivot. good OSM. easy to setup. USB Hub

Poor quality in portrait mode

Consumer review by:

This monitor is spectacular

 

I've had a Viewsonic Pro CRT in the past and it was wonderful....This surpasses even that plus it takes up no room. I do exacting color photo editing and am very pleased and for anyone wanting a drop dead gorgeous monitor for a reasonable price...for...

vivid bright colors, easy to setup, HDTV quality on DVD play, no ghosting even on less than full 1600/1200 settings

Now where am I going to put my webcam

Product Specifications

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.5in
Height:18.9in
Weight:18.7lbs
Width:17.6in

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

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:ViewSonic
Model:VP201s
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver
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
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