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ViewSonic VP231WB

ViewSonic VP231WB
alaScore 87

17 reviews

Apr, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 12 expert reviews and 5 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 84/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is Mar 11, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 444304 reviews from other Monitors. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 19, 2018.

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Expert review by : Laura Blackwell (

ViewSonic VP231WB Monitor


Switched off, the ViewSonic VP231wb looks businesslike and understated, thanks to its thin bezel and monochromatic, two-footed design. But once you fire up the 23-inch wide screen, you'll discover that vivid color reproduction and sharp text are the...

Excellent for text and photos Screen pivots; pivot software included function mycarousel_initCallback(carousel) { jQuery('.jcarousel-control a').bind('click', function() { var myClass = jQuery(this).attr('class'); ...

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The VP231wb has only analog and digital PC inputs--no composite, component, or S-Video inputs--so we tested it with its digital input. When we watched a scene from our test movie DVD in full-screen mode, images looked sharp and colors rich, but subtle...

May, 2005

Expert review by : Ron LaFon (

First Look Review: ViewSonic VP231WB 23 LCD Monitor


ViewSonics latest LCD monitor combines good image quality with a large screen.

The Viewsonic VP231WB LCD display is impressive in size, design and overall quality. This 23" monitor, with a native resolution of 1920X1200, is housed in a thin-edge (0.85") cabinet.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


The ViewSonic VP231wb displays gorgeous still images and reasonably good moving images. It also has a highly adjustable pivot-screen.

Great design, excellent image quality, pivoting base

No composite or component or S-Video inputs

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Bill Holtby (

ViewSonic VP231wb


ViewSonic's 23-inch VP231wb offers great features, excellent image quality and a huge amount of screen real estate.

Huge screen space ; Pivoting display ; Narrow bezel ; Easy setup

Expensive compared to only slightly smaller displays

If you can stretch to it, there's little to match a big LCD for serious work, and ViewSonic's VP231wb comes top of the heap.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Bill Holtby (

ViewSonic VP231wb


ViewSonic's 23-inch VP231wb offers great features, excellent image quality and a huge amount of screen real estate.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Neil Bennett (

VP231wb LCD monitor


The VP231wb is the first 23-inch widescreen monitor from Viewsonic - and as first stabs go, it's quite impressive.

Offers good picture quality, HDTV inputs, a flexible stand, and high brightness.

cons £300 more than the Apple Cinema Display HD 23-inch, which has equal picture quality. Basic design.

The VP231wb's advantages are minor, so we'd advise spending £300 less on the 23-inch Cinema Display

Jul, 2005

Consumer review (

"Great monitor"


The latest ViewSonic VX2025wm (smaller 20" not 23") is a slightly better for video but for day to day work you will not see a difference. You will appreciate the larger screen size. The Samsung 24" 244T recently out is likely the top of the line LCD...

Good color saturation, colors are vivid. Sharp text. Decent contrast. Videos are very good but some of the latest models with faster pixel response times are slightly better. You will be very satisfied with this monitor. Pivoting display is nice but...

Can't think of any currently

Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

ViewSonic VP231wb has been specially engineered for the demanding needs of professional designers. The VP231wb's expansive viewing space at 23" gives you all the vision needed to see the power of your designs. The VP231wb is able to show two full-sized sheets of A4 side-by-side on the same screen. And an incredible 176

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes


Certification:UL, cUL, FCC-B, CB, CE, ENERGY STAR, NOM, TUV/GS, TUV Ergo, (covers\nISO13406-2 and MPR II), TCO’99, GOST-R, hygienic, SASO, PCBC, VCCI,\nBSMI, CCC, PSB, C-TICK, TUV-S, (VP231wb - med UL60601-1, option), CSA\nC22.2 No. 601.1 and FCC part 18.


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:23
Display Resolution:1920 x 1200
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 92
Horizontal scan range:30 - 92
Response Time:16
Vertical scan range:24 - 85
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:23in
Diagonal Size (metric):58.4cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.258mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:500:1
Image Max H-View Angle:176
Image Max V-View Angle:176
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1920 x 1200
Response Time:12ms/16ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):80
Power Management:Meets TCO'99, ENERGY STAR

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 / CB / CCC / CE / CSA C22.2 / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / MPR II / NOM / PCBC / PSB / SASO / TCO '99 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / TUV S / UL / UL 60601-1 / VCCI / TCO 99/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / MPR II / NOM / PCBC / PSB / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / TUV S / UL / VCCI

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

Compatibility:PC: VGA up to 1920x1200 non-interlaced: Mac: Power Mac G3/G5 up to 1920x1200; HDTV: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Power Requirements:AC 100–240V (universal), 50/60Hz

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:1 x Analog 15-pin mini D-sub;\n1 x Digital DVI-I;\n1 x USB V 2.0 Up stream (B type);\n4 x Down stream (A type);\n1 x Power 3-pin plug (CEE22);


Power consumption (typical):80
Power Management:Meets TCO'99, ENERGY STAR

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):10.5
Height (with stand):19.1
Stand weight:6.61
Width (with stand):21.3