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Viewsonic VA1912W

Viewsonic VA1912W
alaScore 86

882 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 882 reviews of Viewsonic VA1912W. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 VA1912W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Viewsonic VA1912W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 user reviews of Viewsonic VA1912W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ViewSonic VA1912WB 19-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor (Black)ViewSonic VA1912WB 19-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor (Black)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Kristina Blachere (cnet.com)

ViewSonic VA1912wb review: ViewSonic VA1912wb

 

In the market for a budget-price wide-screen LCD? Wide-screen LCDs are becoming a must-have, especially for media enthusiasts and gamers. For more work-focused users, wide-aspect LCDs offer enough screen space to accommodate multiple windows at once....

Wide-screen display with good overall image quality; decent-sounding built-in speakers.

Skimps on design and ergonomics; unusual native resolution may not be compatible with some games.

Though the 19-inch wide-screen ViewSonic VA1912wb looks modest, it packs a punch, with above-average performance, full-sounding built-in speakers, and a very sweet price.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Aalaap Ghag (tech.firstpost.com)

ViewSonic VA1912w/wb - Tech2

 

LCD monitor prices are finally becoming affordable, but just when it's time to finally dump that old CRT and get a new LCD, new 19

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Aalaap Ghag (tech.firstpost.com)

ViewSonic VA1912w/wb

 

LCD monitor prices are finally becoming affordable, but just when it's time to finally dump that old CRT and get a new LCD, new 19” widescreen monitors have begun to take all the attention away from 15” and 17” monitors. Let's take a look at the...

Right now, there's an offer going on that gets you a free ViewSonic W2201 webcam that captures at 640x480, 30fps. The webcam has a microphone built in and connects to your PC via USB. Its also designed to sit on top of this monitor, however, the front...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Jeremy Laird (pcplus.co.uk)

PC Plus review: Viewsonic VA1912w

 

B all means consider this monitor. Just know that it's not the sensible money, high resolution, wide aspect, über-panel we've all been waiting for. And that's a shame.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Viewsonic VA1912w review

 

Like most of the displays in this group, Viewsonic's VA1912w has a silver surround and a black stand. It looks uninspiring but inoffensive. This model has been around for some time now, though, and its age is starting to show.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Kristina Blachere (cnet.com.au)

ViewSonic VA1912w

 

Though the 19-inch wide-screen ViewSonic VA1912w looks modest, it packs a punch, with above-average performance, full-sounding built-in speakers, and a very sweet price.

Wide-screen display with good overall image quality ; Decent-sounding built-in speakers

Skimps on design and ergonomics ; Unusual native resolution may not be compatible with some games

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Ameya Dalvi (techtree.com)

ViewSonic VA1912W

 

Today, we have for review a wide-screen 19" variant from ViewSonic called VA1912W.

Sharp and bright display, Excellent color reproduction and contrast, 8 ms response time, Wide-screen format

Minor color registration issue, Slightly expensive

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Amanda D. (newegg.com)

10+ years of ownership

 

I have owned this monitor since I bought my first computer back in, probably, 2004. I have used it almost continuously since then, with maybe a 2 year break when i didn't have a desktop, where it actually gathered dust in my closet. I got it out...

Good visual quality even without HDMI ; Probably cheap anymore ; Sturdy ; Amazing durability and lifespan

Brightness does not go very high, and has bad glare if not positioned correctly when sunlight is coming in. That being said, I did have this almost right by a large bay window streaming in afternoon light, and under normal circumstances it is not...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: andy z. (newegg.com)

9 years

 

i purchased this unit back in 2004. It still works perfectly. Some 2 years ago capacitors went bad. I put a few new ones in (~10) and it's going strong as before

none

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Gatzby (newegg.com)

Good monitor, poor customer service

 

While I do like the monitor, I will never buy from ViewSonic again. Their policies are terrible, their customer support bordering on rude, and would not come to an acceptable solution.

The monitor is crisp, clean, arrived without any dead pixels, doesn't ghost and achieves pretty much everything you'd want from a monitor in at a fir price

The stand does not offer any adjustable height, just tilt. Prone to failure after 6-12 months where the screen blanks out, LED blinks green every second or so, and takes about 5 minutes to restore video. ViewSonic customer service has horrible...

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

The ViewSonic VA1912wb 19" LCD will impress you with its generous feature set and its budget friendly price. The 16:10 wide-screen aspect ratio provides more productive space for multiple windows, HD-format video and immersive gaming action. ViewSonic's innovative Dynamic Structure technology accelerates video response for broadcast-quality, seamless video. The ClearMotiv fast 8ms video response, 300 nits of brightness (typ), 500:1 contrast ratio (typ), and 1440x900 optimum resolution deliver crystal-clear images, crisp text and intense graphics. OSD lock and AutoTune functions ensure your view is always optimal. Furnish your workplace in style with the feature-rich, wall-mountable, value-priced VA1912wb.

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Certificates

Certification:CB, WEEE, RoHS, REACH SVHC List, EuP, Windows XP/ Vista premium, Windows 7, CE,\nNemko ERGO, GOST-R+Hygienic, UkrSEPRO, TCO, BSMI, PSB, C-TICK, SASO / TCO´99, TÜV/GS, TÜV/Ergo, ISO 13406-2, (Pixelfehlerklasse 2), TÜV-S, Argentina TÜV/S, UL, cUL, FCC-B, CB, CE, NOM, ICES-003, GOST-R, SASO, BSMI, CCC, Energy Star®, PSB, C-Tick / UL, cUL, FCC-B, CB, CE, NOM, TUV/Ergo, ICES-003, Argentina TUV/S, TUV/GS, (ISO 13406-2), TCO'03, GOST-R, SASO, PCBC, TUV-S, BSMI, CCC, ENERGY STAR?, PSB, C-TICK, RoHS
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.8in
Height:15.4in
Weight:9.9lbs
Width:17.8in

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):10000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1 / 700:1
Digital horizontal frequency:24 - 82
Digital vertical frequency:50 - 75
Display:LCD / LED
Display brightness:250 / 280 / 300
Display Diagonal:19
Display Diagonal (metric):18.9 / 19
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 82
Display sRGB: Yes
Display Surface:Matt
Display Technology:LCD/TFT
HD type:Not supported
HDCP: No
Horizontal scan range:30 - 82
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Pixel Pitch:0.0112 x 0.0112 / 0.0118 x 0.0118 / 0.285
Response Time:5 / 8
Separate H/V sync: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1366 х 768 / 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
Vertical scan range:50 - 85
Viewable size, horizontal:16.1
Viewable size, vertical:10.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:150 / 160 / 170
Viewing angle, vertical:130 / 155 / 160

Display (Projector)

Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.285mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:280cd/m2/300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:500:1/700:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:155/160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Response Time:5ms/8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display
Widescreen:Widescreen

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):20
Power consumption (PowerSave):1
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):18 / 32
Power Management:TCO 03

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Ergonomics

Cable lock slot: No
Height adjustment: No
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: No
Plug and Play: Yes
Tilt adjustment: Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 20
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:ViewSonic
Model:VA1912W/VA1912w-2/VA1912w-4/VA1912WB/VA1912wb-3
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ICES-003 / IRAM / ISO 13406-2 / ISO 14001 / ISO 9001 / NOM / PCBC / PSB / RoHS / SASO / TCO '03 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / TUV S / UL / VCCI / TCO 03/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ICES-003 / IRAM / ISO 13406-2 / NOM / PCBC / PSB / RoHS / SASO / TCO '03 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / TUV S / UL / VCCI / TCO 03/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ICES-003 / ISO 13406-2 / ISO 14001 / ISO 9001 / NOM / PCBC / PSB / RoHS / SASO / TCO '03 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / TUV S / UL / TCO 03/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ICES-003 / ISO 13406-2 / ISO 14001 / ISO 9001 / NOM / PSB / SASO / TCO '99 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / TUV S / UL / TCO 99/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / NOM / PCBC / PSB / SASO / TCO '99 / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / TUV S / UL / VCCI / TCO 99
Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Refurbished:Refurbished
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Multimedia

Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:4
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Type: None
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Number of products included:1
Placement supported:Horizontal
Power Requirements:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Screen saving functions: Yes
Sync input impedance:75
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

Cables included:VGA

Performance

Mac operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio Input: Yes
Audio Output: No
DVI port: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):20
Power consumption (PowerSave):1
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):18 / 32
Power Management:TCO 03

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.05 / 7.09
Depth (with stand):7.76
Height:13.1 / 14.1
Height (with stand):15.4
Weight:6.26 / 8.82
Weight with stand:9.92
Width:17.5 / 17.8
Width (with stand):17.8