Conclusion: ViewSonic has a winner on their hands in the form of the VP171b. As a model in their Professional Series, the VP171b has a no-nonsense, business look. This should appeal to users who are interested foremost in performance. Typical of ViewSonic's design, it has a solid build and comes with a robust and full-featured base. With the included PivotPro software, the pivot function becomes very useful even in daily usage for web surfing or viewing email.