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ViewSonic VP2130b

ViewSonic VP2130b
alaScore 86

55 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of ViewSonic VP2130b. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 VP2130b is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of ViewSonic VP2130b from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

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This summary is based on the products: ViewSonic VP2130b 21.3" Ultra-Slim Bezel LCD MonitorViewSonic VP2130b 21.3" Ultra-Slim Bezel LCD Monitor

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Viewsonic VP2130b 21in Monitor


Widescreen monitors may get all the attention but this Viewsonic demonstrates that quality still counts for a lot.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : PC Plus (

ViewSonic VP2130b's review


The slimline design belies its mighty dimensions

21.3in TFT (1,600x1,200) ; 1,000:1 contrast ratio ; 178- degree H/V viewing angles ; 90-degree pivot ; 270- degree swivel

16ms on-off -on response time ; no built-in speakers

It promises much but never quite delivers

Jun, 2006

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Still Kicking


(2015) The monitor is starting to flicker and turn off at random times but it still looks great and no dead pixels.

I bought this monitor in 2006 and it is still running

None! It has had an amazing life

Aug, 2015

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Buying more!


Have had VP2130b for several years. 4 of them. Never a problem with DVI, heat, etc. Maybe I'm lucky? I run 4 computers, hate having different monitory types. Now ready to by 2 more, maybe 4. Dual monitor mode is great with these, ESPECIALLY in...

The Stand and USB ports are pathetic, I give you that. But, now with redesign of the home office, I'm going to "build" or buy some monitor stands connected to the VESA(?) holes for dual monitors, rotating the screens when needed, and swivel

Dec, 2008

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ViewSonic Pro Series VP2130b Black 21.3" 8ms(GTG) LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1


I'm not sure what the average life is for something comparable to this, but for the price paid I expected it would be longer.

Great in almost all aspects. I prefer the 1600x1200 over 1680x1050

Only lasted two and a half years before dying

Sep, 2008

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Buyer Beware. DVI crapped out after 4 months and then the nightmare began. Sent out for repairs and came back one month later with nothing done to it. Sent it back to Viewsonic, Held hostage for 2 weeks while they did inventory. Evrey person I spoke to...

Jul, 2008

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Nice, but takes some coaxing...


This was sent to me as a replacement for my horrible VP201b. Viewsonic support is just as bad as everyone says, possibly worse. I sent my VP201b in twice due to it just "blanking out" randomly. They actually lost my monitor and sent me another...

Awesome picture. Mine has no dead or stuck pixels. I tried it last night with XPlane 8.40, WOW! With XPlane set at 1600 x 1200 resolution the detail is amazing, bright and clear

Mine takes some coaxing to get it going. When I first boot my computer the display comes up only around 50% of the time. A hardware reset prior to Windows booting usually gets it done, sometimes requires 2 to 3 tries. I'm using an nVidia GeForce...

Jul, 2008

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One of the best monitors ever!


I use the heat off of this and my tower to heat my room. Saves my oil bill. lol

Amazing quality in all aspects

It takes up alot space on the desktop if you don't want to up objects on the feet. Throws off alot of heat also. If you have big fingers could be hard to attach the DVI-A and DVI-D cords

Nov, 2007

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Disappointed with Viewsonic


It really bothers me that I'm stuck using this monitor on the gimped up VGA when I could have it on DVI. I tried to get in contact with Viewsonic's tech support, but after hearing other's horror stories with VS's tech support, I think I'll just stick...

When this monitor worked, it was beautiful. I'm a professional graphic designer, and I've always trusted the Viewsonic brand. I was a little worried about switching from a CRT to LCD, but I needed a new monitor, and this one seemed to be the right...

I had the same issue as others with the DVI input. The computer I had the machine on died, and it *somehow* took the monitor with it, though I suspect it has something to do with the drivers. The DVI inputs do not work at all anymore, even when I...

Nov, 2007

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Outstanding monitor for all around use. Very good for photographer and graphic artists who can't afford the $2,500+ for a truly photo-friendly monitor. Plus, it's fast enough to run games, etc. My stand is very sturdy and I had no pixels out. This was...

Excellant color and adjustments for the $. I'm a photographer and with callibration, I found the monitor to be excellant. Of course, it's outstanding for the average user

CRT's are still better for graphics and photography. Base is much larger than comparible monitors

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications

The ViewSonic VP2130b 21.3" LCD is the ideal choice for professionals whose work demands vivid images that only a high-performance, high-resolution display can bring. Building on ViewSonic's award-winning display heritage, the VP2130b features innovative perfect-suite screen control software for the best possible front-of-screen performance, ClearMotiv 8ms video response with Amplified Impulse technology for amazing video and high-density graphics. Demanding users will revel in the advanced ergonomics including pivot, 135mm height and 270

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes


Certification:TCO’99, TÜV/GS, TÜV/Ergo, ISO 13406-2 (Pixelfehlerklasse II), TÜV-S, UL, cUL, FCC-B (ICES), CB, CE, ICES-003B, NOM, ENERGY, ENERGY STAR, GOST-R, Hygienic, SASO, KTL/MIC, BSMI, CCC, PSB, C-TICK, WEEE, RoHS


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:4:3
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:21.3
Display Diagonal (metric):21.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1600 x 1200
Display scan frequency (horizontal):24 - 92
Display Surface:Matt
Display Technology:LCD/TFT
HD type:Not supported
Horizontal scan range:24 - 92
Monitor display area:432 x 324
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Pixel Pitch:0.0106 x 0.0106
Response Time:16
Supported graphics resolutions:1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Vertical scan range:50 - 85
Viewable size, horizontal:17
Viewable size, vertical:12.8
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:21.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):54.1cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.27mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:178
Image Max V-View Angle:178
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1600 x 1200
Response Time:8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (PowerSave):3
Power consumption (typical):57

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Cable lock slot:N
Height adjustment: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Pivot: Yes
Pivot angle:0 - 90
Plug and Play: Yes
Swivel angle range:-135 - 135
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt adjustment: Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 20
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20


Panel type:TFT


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:VP2130b/VP2130b ThinEdge (Head Only)
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ICES-003 Class B / ISO 13406-2 / KTL / MIC / MPR II / NOM / PSB / RoHS / SASO / TCO '99 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / TUV S / UL / WEEE / TCO 99/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ICES-003 Class B / ISO 13406-2 / KTL / MIC / NOM / PSB / RoHS / SASO / TCO '99 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / TUV S / UL / TCO 99
Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features


Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
DVI port: Yes
DVI-I ports quantity:1
USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:5
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (PowerSave):3
Power consumption (typical):57

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):12.4
Height (with stand):15.9
Weight (with stand):20.3
Weight with stand:20.3
Width (with stand):18.4