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Viewsonic VA1703WB

Viewsonic VA1703WB
alaScore 84

59 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Viewsonic VA1703WB. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 VA1703WB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 59 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Viewsonic VA1703WB


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Viewsonic VA1703WB from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ViewSonic VA1703wb 17-inch Wide LCD Computer Monitor

Expert review by:

Viewsonic VA1703wb


A 17-incher that provides the resolution of a 19-incher

Pros: Picture quality, Max resolution the same as that of a 19-inch monitor

Cons: Problems in the HCR test, no DVI-D connector, not as appealing as a 19-inch widescreener

Consumer review by:

Is as advertised


My mother in law wanted an LCD for cheap, this was the solution. Picked it up on a sale one day at a decent price. She is older and doesn't really care about anything but size - so... problem solved

It's a flat panel monitor

Colors are washed out


Consumer review by:

Great Product


Too soon to tell of negatives

Adjustable","Easy To Set Up","Lightweight","Sharp Image","Vivid Colors

Consumer review by:

I love my new Monitor


Use on my home pc for video

Adjustable","Easy To Set Up","Lightweight","Sharp Image","Vivid Colors

Consumer review by:

Great value


Easy set up, works perfectly. Does exactly what I need at a fantastic price


Consumer review by:

why even bother with a "CON"


but it. if you dont need a huge moniter for video editing and you dont need a huge moniter for gaming, this one had a great resolution, picture, and a decent price tag, its under 200, but it seems expesnive for a 17"

Great, looks nice and glossy, high res, play games beautifully with my Nvidia 7300, not 1 dead pixel

expensive, but worth it

Consumer review by:

Was good then went bad....


Let's see how their customer service turns out...

The monitor was easy to set up and worked great for ~4 months

After 4 months, the monitor developed a vertical blue line on the screen. I reinstalled my old CRT and the line went away (not the graphics card). I'm totally annoyed with it since I have to deal with a warranty return

Consumer review by:

It worked great for ~3 months


Let's hope ViewSonic has decent customer service... The sun'll come out, tomorrow...

The monitor was easy to set up and worked great for 3 months

After 3 months, the monitor developed a vertical blue line on the screen. I reinstalled my old CRT and the line didn't show (not the video card) ; I purchased it on 12/5/07 and it showed me the new line about 2 hours ago. I'm annoyed with it since I'll...

Consumer review by:

great locast small monitor


id buy more but need another person and address to get another 5 monitors.....remember once you know you...newegg! newegg rocks!

great monitor ordered 3 all 3 perfect no dead pixles ...liked it so much ordered 2 more to finish out rebate qty. limit

the only grip i have is the power button is a little bright ; but ill get over it :) .... u p s is slow and not a good shipping service i have had more long delays and misrouted packages with them than i ever had with f e d e x

Consumer review by:

ViewSonic Value Series VA1703wb Black 17" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 500:1


What do I do if my Windows 98 se does not have the suggested 1440x800 resolution? Microsoft on my Windows XP laptop wanted a different driver for the XP. This is not a problem at present, but I would like an XP compatible driver If I upgrade my...

No dead pixels. Good Colors . Picture is better than the one on my laptop

The Shipping label was pasted partially over the UPC & Serial Number Barcode Label. It was impossible to remove the shipping label with out tearing the underlying label. So I had to mail all of it with part of the cardboard

Product Specifications

ViewSonic's 17" VA1703wb LCD brings panoramic widescreen performance to budget-conscious users. The 16:10 wide aspect ratio and high 1440 x 900 resolution provide ample space for multiple document windows, side-by-side full-page layouts, and immersive gaming that virtually surrounds the gamer. With ClearMotiv video response, you'll get extreme clarity, amazing color and stunning brightness. The VA1703wb delivers on ViewSonic's tradition of brilliant image quality and reliable performance all at an attractive price point. It's the easy choice for gamers, home/small office users and corporate professionals.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:18-bit color
Color Support:18-bit color
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.255mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:500:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:150/160
Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Response Time:8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / ISO 14001 / ISO 9001 / MPR II / NOM / PSB / RoHS / SASO / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / UL / VCCI / WEEE/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST-R / ICES-003 Class B / ISO 13406-2 / ISO 14001 / ISO 9001 / ISO 9002 / MIC / MPR II / NEMKO / NOM / PSB / RoHS / SASO / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / UL / VCCI / WEEE
Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: No