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ViewSonic VP2130b
4.3 out of 10

ViewSonic VP2130b

The new ViewSonic VP2130b has come up with a 21.3 in LCD display Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Just One Please

Brian W., Newegg
1 February 2009
  • Summary: Given my first initial experience with this product, I can't recommend this Viewsonic LCD. Viewsonic clearly has some Quality Control issues with their LCD Monitor lines. And the placement of the USB ports underneath the display rather than on the side, which other manufacturers do, indicates that...
  • Pros: Monitor has worked for nearly over 2 years without a problem. No dead pixels to date. Minor heat generation, but it works fine. The color reproduction is very good. Using a BFG 7900 GT/GTO Graphics Card at 1600 X 1200 resolution. This was my first View Sonic. I have been very happy with Newegg on...
  • Cons: I first purchased this monitor in March 2006; it lasted until October 2006 (7 months). I had problems with the USB ports. After 7 months of use the USB ports stop working. I returned the monitor to Viewsonic and after about a month they returned the unit back to me and since November 2006 I have ...
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Overall 6
6.0

ViewSonic Pro Series VP2130b Black

Brian W., Newegg
1 February 2009
  • Summary: Would only recommend, Samsung, Sony, NEC and LG. Viewsonic clearly has some Quality Control issues with their LCD Monitor lines. And the placement of the USB ports underneath the display rather than on the side, which other manufacturers do, indicates that the design engineers did not give much...
  • Pros: Monitor has worked for nearly over 2 years without a problem. No dead pixels to date. Minor heat generation, but it works fine. The color reproduction is very good. Using a BFG 7900 GT/GTO Graphics Card at 1600 X 1200 resolution. This was my first View Sonic. I have been very happy with Newegg on...
  • Cons: I first purchased this monitor in March 2006; it lasted until October 2006 (7 months). I had problems with the USB ports. After 7 months of use the USB ports stop working. I returned the monitor to Viewsonic and after about a month they returned the unit back to me and since November 2006 I have ...
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Overall 6
6.0

VS support = HELL

Derek S., Newegg
8 January 2008
  • Summary: This is an OK monitor, but you'll regret buying one of these (or any ViewSonic product) if you ever have to deal with support. Just don't do it. I wont even again.
  • Pros: Beautiful color, good resolution, good blacks and a quick response time
  • Cons: Expensive, especially for the complete lack of support. I have 4 of these set up into 2 dual-monitor systems for my boss. In both systems, the color is different on each monitor. One machine had the dreaded DVI issue and took out one monitor completely. I sent it back and 4 weeks later am still w...
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointed with Viewsonic

Shana P., Newegg
5 November 2007
  • Summary: 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 with the issues as they are until I can get...
  • Pros: 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 choice. I needed a good realiable monitor, this o...
  • Cons: 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 replaced the video card and bought a specific DVI-...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
11 September 2007
  • Summary: I am very critical of my desktop "space". I like it neat and clean. This monitor stand leaves little room for my large Wacom tablet. Be warned.
  • Pros: great monitor. couldn't ask for better quality. Nice thin bezzels, great for multi-view display.
  • Cons: the footprint of this monitor stand his HUGE. I do not recommend this monitor if you're using a double disply. The "feet" spread out wide and far back. One of the worst I've seen. This monitor would rate a 5 if it wasn't for this problem.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Charles L., Newegg
16 February 2007
  • Summary: Warranty/RMA from Viewsonic is the worst I have ever encountered recently. I sent my VP201B in last OCTOBER, I just now finally got a replacement after countless phone calls and them sending out dead or refurb models.
  • Pros: Looks Fabulous in games, great refresh rate, colors are very good.
  • Cons: HEAT! I have 2 of these side by side,they are the hottest LCD's ive ever seen, probe registered @135 F. I had 2 VP201B's both ended up failing, and they ran much cooler. USB Hub is horrible design, when u turn off the monitor or it goes to sleep the hub shuts off, with the VP201B they stay powere...
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Overall 6
6.0

"Frustrated"

Gregory S., Newegg
22 January 2007
  • Summary: Very disappointed in Viewsonic for not working the bugs out and not providing more effective support. Average rating is due to the DVI and support issues.
  • Pros: Great Picture,Nice thin bezel, No Dead Pixels, Perfect Size for Autocad
  • Cons: Absolutely will not recognize DVI signal from graphics card. Had to settle with running on VGA input. Since I do not do any gaming this is not a reason to send it back however it is disappointing. To add to the "Frustration Factor" the Monitor's System Settings do not show up on the screen unless...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but not Great

Anonymous, Newegg
12 August 2006
  • Summary: I've owned and used large Viewsonic monitors for many years now, and this is the first time I've been disappointed. Compared to my VP201b, this model is just a little cheaper-looking and cheaper-feeling. The stand design is terrible. The buttons and on/off light are less refined and look 'chunky'.
  • Pros: 1600x1200 at 21.3" is noticeably easier on the eyes when it comes to reading text on screen. Good color and excellent brightness. No problems playing games. Good contrast ratio, but this is because of brightness, not because the blacks are any blacker. A noticeable improvement in text readability...
  • Cons: 6 dead pixels - not enough to get a replacement. The stand is just as bad, if not worse, than what everyone says here. I had to shim it and it's still wobbly. Much bigger footprint on my desktop, too, and this is not necessary. Unless you're planning on replacing the stand (I am) then you should ...
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Overall 6
6.0

On Second Thought

Anonymous, Newegg
22 July 2006
  • Summary: There are other 21 inch displays I would purchase in retrospect.
  • Pros: Nice display. Desktop real estate is obviously nice. The brightness of this display is also impressive. I personally like the ratio of the 1600 x 1200 resolution.
  • Cons: 3 dead/intermittent pixels - one of them low enough to be on the task bar - not a big deal overall. Had to RMA this after only 6 weeks of use - jury is still out on viewsonics warranty support but it's not looking good at this point. This display has a 2 or 3 pixel wide vertical blue line that co...
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Overall 6
6.0

Somewhat disappointing

Fred H., Newegg
8 June 2006
  • Pros: It's lighter and uses less desk space than the CRT it replaced. (Didn't expect that insight, eh?)
  • Cons: As another reviewer noted, the stand on mine is of poor quality. Two of the feet are off the surface of my desk, so it wobbles. I juryrigged a fix for this. Moving up(?) from a 21" Viewsonic CRT capable of 2048x1536 resolution, this unit's resolution fails to impress.
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