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ViewSonic VX1940 / VX2240 / VX2640

ViewSonic VX1940 / VX2240 / VX2640
alaScore 88

133 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the ViewSonic VX1940 / VX2240 / VX2640 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 133 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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ViewSonic VX2240w


ViewSonic's VX2240w is unwatchable at its factory default setting—the screen's brightness is cranked beyond the point of acceptable image quality. Fortunately, we were able to tweak the display's settings to produce an image that was at least similar...

Lifelike flesh-tones; no banding issues; good color saturation

Changing among color-temperature settings sometimes destroys contrast; terrible factory defaults

When you change its color temperature, the VX2240w is sometimes unable to produce its full range of dark or light contrasts. This sucks the quality out of a normal picture, but flipping the display on and off brings back normal settings. Still, it’s...

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Review: ViewSonic VX1940w 19″ Display


ViewSonic's VX1940w marks a new breed of LCD display. While the 19″ LCD has been around for years, we are finally at the point where it is smaller than what many buyers are looking for. The 1280×1024 resolution on 19″ LCDs-the same resolution used on...

Consumer review by:

So much potential, but a complete let down of a monitor!


Basically its the perfect monitor except it wont save your user settings (at least mine wont) - But I have seen several people with this or related problems with the dynamic contrast not being saved at off (its horrible when on - totally useless...

Great in everyway

except it wont save your user settings


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This monitor supposed to be a Musketeer - One for all! But it fails when you need him!


Overall it should be good monitor BUT - It fails in many areas and it "lies" that is something it's not! It lies about 2ms and about 4000:1 Dynamic Contrast. I use it on Vista64, with the brand new computer and VGA MSI N9600GT but need to switch...

Big screen, nice colors, sharp text

OSD is catastrophic. It doesn't remember the settings

Consumer review by:

Luck of the Draw


I'm impressed that Viewsonic answered my call with an American person at 2 am CST for customer support. Other than that they weren't very helpful in solving the actual problem.

Large screen area, nice native resolution, bright vivid colors, works perfect in Linux

My first one arrived dead. I called Viewsonic who confirmed it was dead. I next-day-aired it back to Newegg (At my expense) and didn't receive a replacement for 13 days ; My replacement arrived with a cracked front bezel. The return process took so...

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Fantastic Value!


Make sure your workstation will accommodate this flatscreen. The hutch for my computer desk just barely allowed the LCD to fit.

Great product! Another member of the fine ViewSonic family. This is the only LCD flatscreen that allows me to not need my darn reading glasses. those out there with older eye like me will be VERY pleased with this product for sure! And NewEgg always...

Anything can always be cheaper but for the money you get a great value

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Worked for a litte bit


I RMA'd this through Viewsonic, and they were very helpful, they cover return shipping(but not the cost of shipping it to them) Other than the issue above, it has been a great monitor for my client.

Good design ; Sharp images ; 2ms response time

Screen flickered periodically, then full white screen after a few months

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Got Rid of 15" Dell


What an improvement from my old Dell 15" flat screen that had started to leak around the edges.

Fair price for what you get. Great colors, ultra HD makes a great device to watch DVD movies on

Box was damaged in shipping but monitor was fine

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Screw Dynamic Contrast


Sleek design, fast 2ms response

Dynamic contrast for the monitor is one of the most flawed feature I've ever seen in a monitor. It makes the pictures look blurry and whenever I'm watching a movie with it, it looks so horrible. It wouldn't turn off (turns back on whenever a program is...

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annoying base


I just started a new job and have one of these monitors. The picture is pretty good, but the base is what annoys the !@#$# out of me

The front of the round base has a ridge along the top of it that prevents you from pushing your keyboard close to the monitor. If you look at the picture of the side view, it doesn't look very noticeable, but it is there, and I don't know why Viewsonic...

Product Specifications

The display is the world's first 19-inch widescreen LCD to combine 1680x1050 super high resolution, ultra fast, up to 2ms response time (gray-to-gray) and up to 3000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio. The VX1940w has been specifically designed for passionate gamers and multimedia enthusiasts eager to enjoy the fastest games and movie action sequences with minimal distortion and industry leading image quality. The VX1940w offers multiple inputs, wide viewing angles and 300 nits of brightness - making it not only an ideal solution for gaming, but also perfect for viewing DVDs and performing traditional PC applications. The highest resolution available on a 19-inch widescreen LCD, combined with the Dynamic Contrast Ratio, provides users with crisp images, darker black levels and a higher contrast. In addition, DCR technology adjusts black levels based on screen content to reduce "light leakage" and improve performance up to four times greater than traditional contrast ratios, especially when viewed from the side.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:19in/22in/26in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm/55.9cm/66cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.243mm/0.282mm/0.286mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2/400cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160/170
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)/HDMI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050/1920 x 1200
Response Time:2ms/3ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

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


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

Input Device

Type: None


Color:Black/Black / Silver
Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / MIC / MPR II / NOM / PSB / RoHS / SASO / TUV Ergo / TUV GS / TUV S / UL / VCCI / WEEE/BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCC / CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / MPR II / NOM / PSB / RoHS / SASO / TCO '03 / UL / WEEE / TCO 03
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty /3 years warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)/High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
TV Tuner Presence: No