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Viewsonic VA2012w Series Monitors

Viewsonic VA2012w Series Monitors
alaScore 84

22 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Viewsonic VA2012w Series Monitors. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 VA2012w Series Monitors is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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ViewSonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD Monitor


Huge display screen, very light-weight, and great picture quality, and built-in speakers

None at all

One of the biggest and lightest LCD monitors with the best quality available today.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Wayne Brooker (

ViewSonic VA2012w 20.1


ViewSonic's cool 20.1" widescreen="widescreen

ViewSonic make some great monitors, I know, I've used some of them, but alas the VA2012W doesn't make it onto that list. With a price now dropping below the £300 point it is however excellent value for money if you've the patience and experience to set...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Daniel Robinson (it week)

ViewSonic VP930


ViewSonic's VP930 is an LCD monitor aimed at professionals and features a highly adjustable stand, plus software to help users configure and...

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

ViewSonic Value Series VA2012wb Black 20.1" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 600:1 Built-in Speakers


As long as these are being used in a general office setting these are wonderful monitors. Not recommend for graphics or video professionals.

1. Cheap ; 2. Big ; 3. Comes with DVI & VGA cable ; 4. Viewsonic quality

Not good for serious color users. Viewing angle affects the color a lot

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (



I bought this from costco a long time ago and it's worked faithfully through quite a few LAN parties.

Overall I love this display. There's no going back from widescreen gaming - spectating people who are using 4:3 screens reveals that I can see enemies on the screen's edge that they can't. 8ms is plenty fast for my FPS gaming. And man this thing is...

Speakers are tinny and weak, but you don't have to use them. I'm glad they're there. YOU WILL NEED A POWERFUL GRAPHICS CARD FOR GAMING! This kind of resolution makes your graphics card work harder. Look at benchmakrs

Dec, 2006

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Going to try a 3rd one. If this one has problems I am through with the Viewsonic brand.

Don't know of any yet

First monitor was full of dead pixels, RMA'd it. The replacement's DVI port doesn't work, RMA'd it

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (



Stay away from the linux and you should be fine. It does however have some auto correct features for your analog video, and I almost don't recognize any difference because of them. Almost. That's why I still gave it a 3 though. *Sigh* What is with...

It's a great monitor for the most part. Came with no bad pixels and the high resolution is great. Big screen and a cheap price. On board processing and OSM are great but

It would seem that I have the same problem that others listed. As soon as I rebooted from linux the DVI port stopped working. It had done it to me once or twice in windows but several reboots and a driver update seemed to fix the problem. No problems...

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Dead mans pixel


Will wait until the replacement comes to finish review.

Color is great, widescreen resolution is excellent

Arrived out the box with 10+ dead pixels, I stopped counting after that. Probably just got damaged during transport ; RMA'ing the item for a replacement

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Great Buy


Buy it!

Monitor pixels are great, No dead pixals, screen is bright and clear. Choice of DVI or old school cabling. Resolutions are crisp. response timing is good. heck, for the price and the rebate? cant go wrong here

None, maybe it should of been a solid 21

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Linux users beware!


From what I read, windows users and analog input only users should be fine.

analog works I guess

Don't get this monitor if you run Linux. For whatever reason after a reboot the DVI port gets fried. I know this sounds crazy but I have read dozens of other cases in forums

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

The ViewSonic VA2012WB LCD monitor is packed with an impressive array of features to enhance your work and play, and the budget-friendly price makes it an even more tantalizing package. The 16:10 wide-screen aspect ratio provides more productive space for multiple windows, HD-format video and immersive gaming action. This feature-rich display includes ViewSonic's innovative Dynamic Structure technology and ClearMotiv video response for seamless video and intense graphics. The ViewSonic VA2012WB ensures crystal-clear images and crisp text. Mount the VA2012WB on your wall and save valuable desktop real estate. It's a stylish wide-screen LCD that upgrades your workspace while staying within your budget.


Certification:UL, cUL, FCC-B, CB, CE, NOM, TUV/Ergo, ICES-003, TUV/GS, (covers ISO 13406-2 and MPR II), TCO'99, GOST-R, SASO, PCBC, TUV-S, BSMI, CCC, ENERGY STAR?, PSB, C-TICK, Green Mark, MIC
Compliance industry standards:TCO'99, Energy Star


Color of product:Black / Grey


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):600:1
Digital horizontal frequency:30 - 82
Digital vertical frequency:50 - 75
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:20 / 20.1
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 94
Horizontal scan range:30 - 94
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Pixel Pitch:0.258
Response Time:8
Surface treatment:Anti-glare
Vertical scan range:50 - 75
Viewable size diagonal:20.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:160
Viewing angle, vertical:145

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):47


Plug and Play: Yes
Tilt angle:5 - 20
Tilt angle range:5 - 20


Built-in subwoofer: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Display viewable area (HxV):17 x 10.7
Display viewable area HxV:17 x 10.7
Minimum system requirements:PC(VGA, 1680 x 1050(max. 60Hz))\nMac(1680 x 1050 (max. 60Hz))
Power Requirements:AC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz / AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Video in:RGB analogue (0.7/1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms), DVI-D (TMDS, 100 ohms)

Ports & interfaces

Audio Input: Yes
Audio Output: No
DVI-D ports quantity:1
I/O ports:15-pin mini D-sub, DVI-D, 3.5mm stereo audio, 3-pin AC plug (CEE22)
Microphone in: No
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):47

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.48 / 8.5
Depth (with stand):8.5
Height:13.8 / 16.7
Height (with stand):16.7
Stand weight:21.2
Weight:10.8 / 12.1
Weight with stand:12.1
Width (with stand):18.9