Date: July 31st, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Viewsonic
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PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH & PICTORIAL
This monitor is not capable of rotation for landscape viewing, but does allow for a generous spring assisted three inches of lift for fine adjustments. The rear also has hooks for cable management.
Other than the lift, you have about 20 degrees of tilt to adjust the viewing angle. As I will note in the product use section, you will be using the tilt more often than you think seeing that pictures quality does decrease rather quickly when view the monitor from different viewing angles.
The VX2255wmb's connection panel is slightly more involved than your standard everyday monitor. Moving from left to right you first have the main power connection. The power supply is completely internal which will lead to the monitor running a little hotter than normal. It will also eliminate the clutter and hassle of having a power supply bricks kicking around under your desk.
The right connection panel is comprised of the audio (speaker/microphone) dongle connection, the DVI and VGA video connection along with the webcam's USB port. What I found interesting is that Viewsonic failed to add in any other USB connections within the monitor to add more functionality and convenience and to make up for the port lost to the webcam. We all know USB connections are becoming to be used more and more and I know personally that they can become rather rare when you have all your peripherals connected. Maybe it would be a good addition in the future.