Taking a look at the display it has an all black theme to it with a silver outline around the top and sides. At the center of the monitor you will see a ViewSonic logo. Below the logo you will see a bunch of holes they are there because there are speakers located behind them. Also on the front of the display is the power button.
On the right side of the monitor there are 5 buttons. These buttons included sound mute, menu, up, down, and input select. I like how they are out of the way, but easy to access if you need to change something. The VA1930WM has a nice big swivel base. I really love the swivel base; it makes changing cables so much easier. You will notice so scratches on the base, this is a refurbished monitor so that is expected.
One thing I have always liked about ViewSonic LCD's is how thin they are. The VA1930WM is no exception. It is extremely thin at only 2.4" inches thick! This makes it perfect for wall mounting. If you do intend to wall-mount the display it has a VESA 75mm wall mount interface on the back. The display has an angle bracket on the back that allows you to pivot the monitor forward and back. Moving the display right and left is of course done easily by the swivel stand.
Also on the back is a Kensington security port which is great for college students. Looking down towards the bottom of the base you will see ViewSonic's cable management system. It is extremely simple, but works great! It is 2 clips that have openings on opposite sides. Also towards the bottom you will see a small pin. If you remove it you can adjust the height of the monitor. Once again something that is very simple, yet effective.
As far as connections go everything is on the back of the display. You have VGA, DVI, audio in, and power.