REVIEW: ViewSonic VP2250wb Part 5
Detail of the rotating plate integrated into the base
The large ventilation slots on the top and back of the monitor disperse heat well. However, they offer no resistance against smaller insects and so it can happen that one insect or another blunders into the monitor’s interior.
The size of the ventilation slots is always a bone of contention, but good heat circulation is important to ensure that the monitor’s electronics and its components do not overheat, even on hot summer days.
The VP2250wb has large ventilation slots for heat exchange.
Out test model works practically noiselessly, regardless of the brightness setting. A very slight humming noise can be heard only if you put your ear directly onto the ventilation slots.
The integrated power unit has an an/off switch in order to separate the screen completely from the mains. The power consumption of the VP2250wb is a maximum of 50 watts when the monitor is in use without an active USB port according to ViewSonic. In Power-Save mode (standby), the power consumption is less than 1 watt. ViewSonic has not provided details regarding power consumption when the monitor is switched off (soft off).
The power consumption we measured for the ViewSonic VP2250wb is acceptable for a 22-inch monitor in all results. If the monitor is separated completely from the mains using the on/off button, power consumption naturally drops to 0 watts. From the point of view of energy consumption and therefore environmental friendliness, this is a step in the right direction.
The manufacturing quality of the ViewSonic VP2250wb is very good over all; all parts of the casing are made to fit exactly together and are of good quality to touch. The mechanics function smoothly and do not stick and all adjustment functions are neither too loose nor too stiff. In a word – perfect.
The following connectors are located in a large, easily accessible section on the back of the monitor: power connection, 1 x DVI-D digital, 1 x D-Sub analogue, a USB Uplink port and a 4-port USB 2.0 Hub. The DVD-D input supports HDCP copy protection.
Pictures above show the connectors on the ViewSonic VP2250wb; the one/off button is located beside the power connection.
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