Viewsonic VP2130b 21in Monitor Review - Viewsonic VP2130b 21in Monitor Review


The movement is very impressive though. You can swivel it round up to 135 degrees left and right, making it easier to show your colleagues you’re latest work of genius or equally just to share those amusing pictures of Peter Crouch that you’ve just been emailed.

You can also tilt it down at an angle of five degrees and upwards 20 degrees. The coolest part is being able to pivot it 90 degree into portrait mode, which is great for working on an A4 document as you can see a page and a half at a glance. Even in landscape mode you can still view two pages side by side at 95 per cent size.

At the back of the stand are three hoops for cable management, though as you can’t feed the cables through the stand it’s still not that neat.

Connectivity is decent with both DVI and VGA connections. There’s also a four port USB 2.0 hub though this is located underneath, which isn’t that easy to get to. The best way is to pivot the screen so that you can reach the ports on the left.

Five buttons are placed at the bottom middle bezel area. The button labelled one and two give direct access to the two inputs and for navigating the OSD. This is a little old fashioned looking but it’s not too hard to move around in. Unlike some screens that dumb things down you can set the colour temperature to one of six standards, such as 6500K, 7500K and 9300K, which is what professionals who work with images prefer. Alternatively you can go with a standard sRGB setting though in this mode it’s not possible to adjust contrast and brightness.

One option is oddly located inside the Manual Image Adjust option, which actually enables you to select a Picture-in-Picture (PIP) function, so that you can connect another source via VGA and view that in a box on the screen at the same time. You can move the position of this on the screen to a corner of your choice.

When you switch to a different resolution, say to launch a game, an icon with the resolution and input will pop up but fortunately you can turn this off in the OSD if you wish.

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