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REVIEW: ViewSonic VX1940w

Warranty LCD/Backlight (Years): 2/2 incl. Return-to-Base-Service
Max. pixel faults (according to ISO 13406-2): Class II
Panel size: 19"
Pixel size [mm]: 0,243
Native resolution: 1.680 x 1.050
Visible screen size/diagonal [mm]: 410 x 257 / 483
Video-In, connector: 1 x D-Sub (analog), 1 x DVI-D (digital)
Vertical frequency [Hz]: 50 - 75
Max. horizontal frequency/ video bandwidth [kHz/MHz]: 24 - 82 / 165
Color mode preset/user: 5 / 1
LCD pivotable / portrait mode: No / No
LCD display arm option: Yes
Features: 1x D-Sub cable, 1 x DVI-D cable, power cable, CD-ROM, quickstart guide
Dimensions (W x H x D) [mm]: 442 x 385 x 195 (with feet)
Weight [kg]: 5,7
Compliance: TCO’03, TUEV/GS, TUEV/ERGO, ISO 13406-2 (pixel faults class 2), CE, CB, GOST-R+Hygienic, UL, cUL, FCC-B, NOM, EPEAT, Ukraine, SASO, ENERGY, ENERGY STAR, C-Tick, MIC, BSMI, PSB, MPR II, TUEV-S, CCC, VCCI, Green Mark, WEEE, RoHS
Power consumption On/Stand-by/Off [Watt]: < 44 / < 1 / -
Test date: 3/4/2008
Rating:  
Picture stability: ++ (digital) ++ (analog)
Viewing angle dependency: +/-
Contrast: +
Color space: +
Subjective impression of image quality: +
Shades of gray resolution: +
Brightness allocation: +/-
Interpolation image quality: ++
Fabrication of case/frame, mechanics: +/- *
Operating, OSD: +
Suitable for occasional gamer: ++
Suitable for hardcore gamer: ++
Suitable for DVD/Video: +
Price [incl. VAT. in Euros]: 210,00

++ very good, + good, +/- satisfactory, - bad, -- very bad

* Two marks deducted because of noise caused by backlight

Introduction

A 19-inch widescreen monitor instead of a 22-inch model and with the same usable image surface? ViewSonic is making it possible and, with the VX1940w, is offering a 19-inch model with a native resolution of 1.680 x 1.050 pixels.

The extremely fine pixel structure should please gamers in particular. The fast response time of 2 ms and the option to display 4:3 resolutions in justified format show that ViewSonic is homing in on this target group.

Compact packaging – the postman will be pleased and we are excited about what awaits us inside the box.

Battlefield and Co. can thus be played in 1,024 x 768 without annoying image distortion. The question remains: how well is the pixel speed-up adjusted on the VX1940w to ensure that gaming enjoyment is not spoiled by streaking, corona effects or input lags.

We have taken a close look at the 19-inch model, running the LCD monitor with an XFX 8800GTS Extreme. Apart from the analogue image stability, we tested the monitor on a digital DVI input.

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