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alaScore 84

102 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the VIEWSONIC VP2030b is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 102 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Consumer review by:

Serious monitor for those who appreciate quality...


So, lots of opinions out there. Personally, for someone who uses apps, not so much a gammer anymore, and watches vids on computer - man, this thing is great! The clarity is fantastic - much better than I thought.

bright, clear easy setup, protrait/landscape adjustment

one dead pixel (hardly an issue!)

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Could have been great...


After several of these passing through my hands very sad that the dead/stuck pixel count on each of them made it impossible for me to keep one long term. Whilst DVD playback is good, the effect of the backlight bleed from each corner noticeably...

Excellent stand, good DVD playback

Dead/stuck pixels, backlight bleed

Consumer review by:

Great Monitor Lot off Functions


I got my monitor on 5/18/2006. Very high quality monitor, has a lot off functions.

For the price I you can not go wrong (Very Sleek) and adjustable

Has larg feet, the buttons on the front pannel you could barely see


Consumer review by:

Nice screen, large footprint


I received my VP2030b display May 10, 2006. The image quality is excellent and there were no dead/defective pixels on my screen.

excellent image, no defects

large footprint of stand

Consumer review by:

Great Monitor but


Someone over at Viewsonic drop the ball with the driver support. I try both Unsigned and Signed Vista 64 driver with a build date of 7/08/08.

Having both DVI and VGA is nice. The picture looks really good under DVI

DVI + Vista 64 bit = no worky worky. I don't understand why this thing doesn't come up under DVI with Vista, I spent 8 hour on the phone with Viewsonic Tech Support. But if you use a DVI to VGA adapter it work just fine

Consumer review by:

Good Professional Monitor


I have 4 of these monitors connected to the same pc. Running Intellization z Pro using Quadro FX700. Monitors are mounted using quad monitor desk stand (Ergo DS100).

Beautiful monitor, great response time. I use these monitors all day in a office setting for computer programming and architecture. No dead pixels. Like the USB ports on the monitors, unexpected bonus. Using DVI cables out of the box with no problems

Not completely intuitive to install a mount kit (had to "pull" plastic cover that didn't look like a cover). Didn't come with the manual that's available on ViewSonic's page (would have been nice). Monitor is a bit too quick to cycle VGA-DVI-Standby on...

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Bad to Worse


Failures 1 and 2 were heat related. Smell of hot electronics followed in a few days by failure. No 3 failure to initialize. RMA'd 1950 Pro to ASUS, retail box returned. Still won't boot. Tested similar LCD and no boot problems. Extensive on line test...

Excellent display

When it works. Now out for the third replacement (4th monitor) since purchase April 2006. Purchased Express Exchange. Difficult to execute with cust service no's 1 and 2. This time was told no parts available and no units avialble for exchange. Sent it...

Consumer review by:

ViewSonic VG2030M


This is my second purchase of this monitor. Have had one in operation ; for several months. This is also my 3rd viewsonic LCD purchase. All 3 arrived in perfect condition, and have been excellent products. Very bright

My cat can't sit on the top of an LCD

Consumer review by:

DVI-D cable!


no dead pixels, sharp, crisp text, great color!

none yet.

Consumer review by:

Gets most jobs done


Great monitor, as long as you don't need to do constant re-installs of operating systems, which require a lot of reboots.

No ghosting whatsoever, gorgeous picture, not much in the way of vertical height for this size screen

When the monitor works, it's awesome, but often times (such as a cold boot of the computer) it will lose signal. As a matter of fact, it loses signal sometimes when a black screen is shown for too long. While it could be trying to pick the signal back...

Product Specifications

The ViewSonic 20" VG2030m expands your desktop visual experience with its spacious screen space. The stylish, slim design blends high-end features such as fast 8ms video response, optisync analog and digital inputs and integrated speakers and amplifier. The VG2030m is a great choice for business applications that include mixed data, audio, graphics and video content. Graphics professionals and gamers will love the blur-free, full motion video and crystal-clear graphics rendering. Enjoy flexible connectivity with VGA and digital DVI sources. Reduce desktop clutter and accent your office d

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:20.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):51.1cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.255mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:170
Image Max V-View Angle:170
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1600 x 1200
Response Time:8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:VP2030b/VP2030b (Head Only)
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic

Input Device

Type: None


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

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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