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ViewSonic VG2030wm

ViewSonic VG2030wm
alaScore 86

129 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the ViewSonic VG2030wm is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 129 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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ViewSonic VG2030wm

 

ViewSonic's 20-inch VG2030wm wide-screen LCD monitor compares well against similar displays we've seen from the likes of HP and NEC . And also like the NEC, it lacks HDCP compliance, making it unable to play protected HD video content. With a price tag...

Unique, swiveling stand gives you more adjustability than other LCDs in its class; mostly strong performance; thorough service and support coverage

No HDCP-compliance; irritating onscreen display; especially bad audio output; expensive

Even if you don't care that ViewSonic's VG2030wm lacks HD DVD or Blu-ray support, we can't give this LCD monitor a strong recommendation simply because there are too many better, more capable displays on the market for the same price. Its image quality...

Consumer review by:

ViewSonic VG2030wm - flat-panel display - TFT - 20

 

I bought this monitor over a year ago, when I bought it for editing a low-budget film (FCP, Powerbook G4 1.67GHz, Firewire drives). I used it for the film for a couple of weeks before I took a paying job at a studio, and since then I've used it...

Bright, vivid, affordable, adjustable

Irritating noise, intermittent dropping of signal, too-bright LED power button

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Highly recommended for games and text

 

Bought this last week with my new PC. Rome Total War and F.E.A.R. looked great on it, even with the resolution cranked up. MS Word looks fine in 1680 x 1050 mode too. Text is sharp and clear. Only gripe would be removing the pin to allow the screen to...

clear image, refresh good for games

Nothing really

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ViewSonic VG2030wm - flat-panel display - TFT - 20

 

Bought this last week with my new PC. Rome Total War and F.E.A.R. looked great on it, even with the resolution cranked up. MS Word looks fine in 1680 x 1050 mode too. Text is sharp and clear. Only gripe would be removing the pin to allow the screen to...

clear image, refresh good for games

Nothing really

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"Highly recommended for games and text"

 

Bought this last week with my new PC. Rome Total War and F.E.A.R. looked great on it, even with the resolution cranked up. MS Word looks fine in 1680 x 1050 mode too. Text is sharp and clear. Only gripe would be removing the pin to allow the screen to...

clear image, refresh good for games

Nothing really.

Consumer review by:

"NOISY (meaning sound, not pic), but vivid"

 

I bought this monitor over a year ago, when I bought it for editing a low-budget film (FCP, Powerbook G4 1.67GHz, Firewire drives). I used it for the film for a couple of weeks before I took a paying job at a studio, and since then I've used it...

Bright, vivid, affordable, adjustable

Irritating noise, intermittent dropping of signal, too-bright LED power button

Consumer review by:

ViewSonic VG2030WM

 

AWESOME monitor. Work right out of the box. NO dead pixels. NO adjustments needed. NEWEGG ROCKS

NONE

Consumer review by:

VG2030WM 20"

 

Newegg has been handling most of my computer needs for years now and I can sum up my experience with one word...Confidence. I get what I need in a timely manner at reasonable prices. In the odd event of a problem with a product, Newegg handles it, no...

Not my first experience with a widescreen but my first ownership. small footprint, light weight, easily raised and lowered, pivots on base. Upon receipt it was connected first to an Apple and secondly to a PC (OSX and Windows XP). Immediately ran a...

the worst things i can say about this monitor are ; 1. the digital cable I am using is not very flexible, the routing is somewhat tight from monitor port through hold downs though not much of an issue ; 2. the speakers built in arent worth using except...

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Disappointing

 

I'm going back to Dell monitors.

Inexpensive, fast response, decent graphics

2 of 6 monitors failed in just under one year. Advance replacement not possible because Viewsonic did not have any others in stock - so, had to send in to have fixed, which took over 2 weeks

Consumer review by:

Excellent Name Brand Monitor!

 

This is a very, very decent low/mid-grade monitor. Do NOT buy a cruddy "non name brand monitor." This one has good color, uniform brightness and acceptable viewing angles. It even accepts color calibration very well, just make sure you keep its white...

Even brightness ; More than Acceptable Color for NON color-critical applications ; Calibrates Well with my i1display2 (keep the native white point) ; Good Brightness and Contrast ; Viewsonic Quality

Poor speakers (to be expected) ; Screen Glare (in bright rooms) ; Vertical Viewing angles (horizontal angles are a tad better)

Product Specifications

The ViewSonic 20" VG2030wm features a 16:10 widescreen viewing experience and 1680x1050 optimum resolution that give you ample space for viewing multiple document windows, side-by-side full-page layouts and immersive game play. Clearmotiv 5ms video response with dynamic structure technology delivers brilliant HD video content and blur-free gaming action. The comprehensive height, tilt and swivel adjustments and high brightness and contrast ratios let you work or play comfortably for hours. Integrated speakers and amplifier complete the multimedia desktop experience with rich stereo sound. The stylish, slim design blends seamlessly into any office d

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.1in
Height:18.8in
Weight:15.4lbs
Width:19.4in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:800:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Response Time:5ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display
Widescreen:Widescreen

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:ViewSonic
Model:VG2030wm
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

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

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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