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ViewSonic VPC221


$1,049.00 Released January, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Tilt, swivel and height adjustable display - ergonomic for long term use. 1080p display resolution. Includes everything you need to use - main display/PC unit, wireless mouse and keyboard.

The Cons:Cheaper looking than the competition - glossy, black plastic. No Blu-ray disc player. Lacks advanced port selection - no USB 3.0, eSATA.

The ViewSonic VPC221 is a mid-range all-in-one PC similar to the ViewSonic VPC191. The VPC221 boasts a number of significant improvements over the VPC191, namely: an Nvidia GeForce 310M discrete video card, an Intel Core i3 processor (as opposed to the VPC191's Atom processor), a larger display (21.5" as opposed to 18.5"), more RAM (4GB over 2GB) and a larger hard drive (500GB as opposed to 250GB).

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Otherwise, the two PCs sport the same basic features, including a 4-in-1 media card reader and integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi.

The VPC221's Nvidia GeForce 310M graphics card provides it with support for high definition video playback while offering light to moderate gaming performance. Its Intel Core i3 processor provides the VPC221 with enough processing power to handle day-to-day use easily, while offering light to moderate multitasking. Meanwhile, the VPC221's 21.5" LCD display features LED backlighting which provides greater contrast than with typical LCD backlighting techniques while requiring less energy.

Features

  • Intel Core i3 processor
  • 21.5" LED-backlit HD display
  • Nvidia GeForce 310M graphics processor
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 5400rpm HDD
  • 4-in-1 media card reader
  • Integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet

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Pros
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    tilt, swivel and height adjustable display - ergonomic for long term use

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    1080p display resolution

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    includes everything you need to use - main display/PC unit, wireless mouse and keyboard

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    powerful enough for the vast majority of consumers - Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, Nvidia GeForce 310M graphics

Cons
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    cheaper looking than the competition - glossy, black plastic

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    no Blu-ray disc player

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    lacks advanced port selection - no USB 3.0, eSATA

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    poor value - nicer looking, more powerful options exist for not much more

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