Date: April 23rd, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Viewsonic
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PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH & PICTORIAL (cont'd)
The base rear houses the connection for the external power supply, the USB hub cable hookup for the computer along with the audio pass-through and an addition usable USB port.
Moving up, the back of the monitor has some cable management loops for keeping your cables neatly in order. The problem was, they were in such a place that no cable could really utilize them properly. I would snap the DVI cable out of the back of the monitor if I tried to get the cables to actually fit into them. Maybe the loops are for the audio cable only?
Housed within the rear of the monitor was the connections for the power and stereo speakers along with the analog and DVI video connections.
The monitor has a very limited range of motion and is limited to a adjustment of around 20 degrees maximum. There is no height adjustment and the panel cannot be rotated for landscape viewing.
The speakers and the monitor control buttons are houses within the monitor front panel. The speakers are nicely hidden and you honestly would even know they were there until you turned them on. The monitor menu control buttons are above the speakers as shown in the photo above and to be honest, they are too small. You practically have to use your fingernails to navigate through the menu sub-sections during setup. Another thing missing is a speaker volume control button and without this option you have to go into the menu to adjust the volume which is a lot more tedious than it should be. Overall, some revisions need to be made for usability.