ViewSonic's latest 19-inch monitor stands out in a few ways. The thin neck being the most obvious, which is then enhanced by the curved lower bezel area, with its symmetrical eye-shaped base completing this piece of unique industrial design.
It's mostly piano-black plastic and, although it's not the sturdiest design we've used, it's certainly adequate for the size. There's a pair of downwards firing speakers which, in spite of this fact, manage to produce better quality sound than a lot of monitors we've seen. While it's not high grade, and gamers and movie watchers will still want a dedicated set, it's certainly passable for day-to-day tasks.
Apart from the power button, featured in the bottom middle of the bezel, the four other control buttons are featured under the screen — with the labels in an intensely difficult to read black-on-black. The "1" and "2" buttons on ViewSonic monitors have always been a little unintuitive to use, but when the buttons are hidden away from sight with hard to see labels, the complexity increases an order of magnitude.
A simple cable management retention clip is included on the back, with a 3.5mm audio jack, DVI and VGA port are featured above this.