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Viewsonic Optiquest Q22wb Review

Viewsonic Optiquest Q22wb Life Pixel Infrared Conversion

B&H Photo - Video - Pro Audio


October 2007

Optiquest is Viewsonic's budget line of monitors. The Q22wb is the biggest monitor in the Optiquest series. Key features of the Q22wb is 22" widescreen, 5ms response time, 900:1 in contrast, and 300 cd/m2 in brightness.


LCD Type: 22" color TFT active matrix WSXGA LCD

Display Area: 18.7" horizontal x 11.7" vertical; 22.0" diagonal

Optimum Resolution: 1680x1050

Contrast Ratio: 900:1

Viewing Angle: 170° horizontal, 160° vertical @ contrast ratio > 10:1

Response Time: 5ms

Brightness: 300 cd/m2

Panel Life: 50,000 hrs.

Panel Surface: Anti-glare

OSD: (On Screen Display)

  • Auto image adjust
  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Color adjust: (sRGB, 9300K, 6500K, 5400K user color)
  • H. position
  • V. position
  • H. size
  • OSD position
  • OSD timeout
  • Sharpness
  • Language
  • Input select
  • Recall

Connection: Analog/Digital 15-pin mini D-sub/DVI-D


  • PC: VGA up to 1680x1050 non-interlaced,
  • Mac: Power Mac G3/G4/G5 up to 1680x1050 (Adapter may be required.)

Compliant Standards: UL, cUL, FCC-B, ENERGY STAR®, TCO’03, ICES-003B, RoHS, CB, CE, WEEE, ISO13406-2, TUV-S, NOM, GOST-R

Weight: (with stand) 13.3 lb. (6.0 kg)

Included accessories: power cable, video cable, Quick Start Guide,
Wizard CD-ROM

Price Paid: $ 259.95 USD


  • Value for money.
  • Performance.The Q22wb gives you a lot of bang for you $


  • DVI cable not included.
  • Screen refresh rate, max supported refresh rate is 60 Hz


Going from a 19" crt and 19" LCD to a 22" widescreen all of a sudden you have a lot of room. This is very useful in most applications, as most applications have very little space left to work on from all the menus etc. I was stunned by the performance of this monitor. Colors are very nice and the contrast is excellent. It outperforms any monitors I have used in the past, ranging from consumer to pro CRT's. This monitor was originally bought to be used on one of my other computers, but after I had it calibrated, it quickly replaced my main monitor. This monitor is excellent value for money, it out-performs it's price with ease.

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Nec MultiSync P221W-BK 22" Price: $472.95 USD

Viewsonic VX2265wm FuHzion 22" Price: $312.99 USD

Nec V221W 22" Price: $209.00 USD


*Prices and rebates are subject to change.

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