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The Viewsonic VA705b is a 17" LCD monitor from Viewsonic's Value Series.

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Pros

Higher refresh rate than typically found at this price point

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Reduced glare compared to similar models

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Good brightness range for this price point, as well as overall brightness

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Compact form factor makes this an ideal multi-display unit

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Smaller footprint for both base and screen than comparable widescreen models

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Cons

Dims inexplicably during BIOS reading

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Brightness adjusts automatically and somewhat drastically between dark and light screens

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Somewhat expensive for a 17" model, 19" for this price are easy to find

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The Viewsonic VA705b is a 17" LCD monitor from Viewsonic's Value Series.  The monitor features a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels with a 5ms response time and a contrast ratio of 1000:1.  It has an anti-glare screen and offers Viewsonic's Viewmatch color adjustment for optimized screen settings.  The VA705b includes OnView controls and has VGA and D-Sub connectivity.  It is also designed to consume only 21 watts of power and is Energy Star qualified for greater efficiency.  The monitor comes with a 3 year limited warranty.

Features/Specs
  • 17" SXGA LCD Monitor
  • 1280x1024 resolution
  • 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 250 nits Brightness
  • 5ms Response Time
  • Viewmatch Color Adjust
  • OnView Controls
  • OSD and power lock
  • Connectivity: VGA, D-SUB, RGB
  • Low Energy Consumption
  • Energy Star qualified
  • Dimensions: 15" x 15.8" x 8.3"
  • 3 year limited warranty
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