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Viewsonic PS790

Viewsonic PS790
alaScore 82

34 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Viewsonic PS790. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Viewsonic PS790 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 34 reviews)

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Consumer review ( review summary for Viewsonic PS790


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Viewsonic PS790 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ViewSonic PS790 19" CRT MonitorViewSonic PS790 19" CRT Monitor

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (

KDS RAD-5 flat-panels have


Vivid color, small profile, low eye strain

absolutely none

Aug, 2004

Consumer review (

Best Short Depth you could find up through 1999, and still Great today. (Updated 2/24/02)


I purchased the Viewsonic PS790 because I knew I wanted a 19" monitor, but I truly needed the short depth feature. My computer desk at home barely fit my 14" monitor from 1993. Measuring some new 17" monitors, I realized that anything bigger would...

Primarily, the short depth. Also, good picture, and easy controls. Very reliable

Slight 1/16" curvature at top and bottom middle of the picture

May, 2001

Consumer review (

ViewSonic PS790 (White) 19 inch CRT Monitor


I've bought 3 19" monitors in the past year, including the Viewsonic PF790, and the SONY G400, and another one from Optiquest. This is my fourth one, and I've got to say that it has excellent price/performance. While not a flat screen like the Sony or...

Excellent picture quality, vivid color, and small profile

Screen not flat like some other monitors on the market

Mar, 2001

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Great Picture


I love this monitor. I replaced my old 15" with this 19" model and my eyes have thanked me ever since.

Dot pitch, visual quality, high refresh rates, bright, pleasing to look at

Slight moire patterns which appear on the sides

Mar, 2001

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A great consumer and up model


When I bought a new computer (a Progen 333Mh-z) I knew that I had to get a new monitor. For the first couple months I went half blind having to look at the screen with a seven year old fourteen inch Magnavox. I wanted something big, at least 19"....

Huge and crisp viewing screen


Nov, 2000

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Viewsonic PS790: Clear, Crisp, Color


Vivid color, small profile, low eye strain

absolutely none

Oct, 2000

Consumer review (

ViewSonic PS790 (White) 19 inch CRT Monitor


I got this monitor last Christmas (1999) after drooling for almost a year. I needed a short depth monitor as far back as 1996 when ViewSonic first introduced the 17" short depth unit, but after calling ViewSonic they told me they were working on a...

Short-Depth, Picture Quality


Sep, 2000

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ViewSonic takes the cake


The View Sonic ps790 is another great product added to their fine line of quality products. This monitor gives colors a little better vibrancy then the competitors. The real nice thing about View Sonic is that it does not use the over hyped Tintatron...

Best Picture, Watch for hours with ease


Jul, 2000

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There are better one's out there...


Short depth tube, Good On-Screen Menu

Moire, Ghosting, Poor Quality

Jul, 2000

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Great bang for the buck!


This monitor is a great buy. I noticed on the front page of this review it had the estimated street price at around $550. This is quite deceiving. I paid just over $400 SHIPPED for mine. And that is for brand new, no refurb.

Competitive pricing, HUGE screen, great tech support

Too heavy..but then all 19" ; monitors are

May, 2000

Product Specifications

The revolutionary ViewSonic PS790 Short Depth monitor is the first of its kind. In addition to high resolution and refresh rates, this 19" (18.0" viewable) monitor fits in the space of a conventional 15" (various viewable) monitor. Fully loaded with features, such as an ultra fine 0.25mm dot pitch and SuperClear screen technology with advanced Invar shadow mask for enhanced colors and image sharpness, this is the perfect choice for professional users requiring space efficiency and high performance. Don't settle for ordinary when you can have the extraordinary-the PS790.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.25mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1600 x 1280


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:C-Tick / CE / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / DEMKO / DHHS / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / FEMKO / ISO 9241 / MPR II / NEMKO / NOM / Plug and Play+ / SASO / SEMKO / TCO '99 / TUV GS / UL / VCCI-I / TCO 99

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required: None

Video Input

Digital Video Standard: None
TV Tuner Presence: No