Summary: I bought the VG2021m ViewSonic 20" LCD monitor in 2007 for my father who used it almost everyday for at least a few hours. The display was great. The monitor became harder to turn on / stay on once the power button was pressed until it finally died in 2012.
Summary: Have a good feeling that if I have anyone other than myself fix that it will cost more than it's worth. But if I can fix myself for $40 or less than I will do and either replace my Sony as the #2 monitor or use as a backup.
Pros: Bought this about 6 years ago on a budget. At the time it was considered large as the normal lcd was 17" - 19". When I bought I found it on sale and saved some $30 - $40 to the next equivalent monitor. I had good experiences with ViewSonic monitors before hand so I bought this and I am glad I did...
Cons: Died before my 17" Sony flat screen which is used on #2 computer and about a year or 2 older. But payed more for the Sony than I did the 20" ViewSonic!
Problem finding graphics card to support 1400x1050
22 September 2007
Summary: I got this monitor for my laptop and PC which are both connected to a KVM switch. The monitor works fine with the laptop since it supports 1400x1050. The problem is my PC which has Vista on it.
Summary: I needed to replace an aging CRT monitor for our photo retouching and typesetting business. I did not want one of the new "widescreen" monitors, and the Viewsonic filled the bill very nicely. Good color. Easy setup.
Summary: This monitor is okay for programming and such. Since I also do a lot of design work (Photoshop), I really should have sprung for a better monitor.
Pros: - Large. - Built in speakers. - Doesn't need an external power transformer.
Cons: - Has a goofy native resolution that makes the pixels very tall and rectangular. The result is jagged looking fonts even with ClearType. - Back lighting is so-so. This isn't a very bright monitor. - The buttons are in a weird place and have a very poor feel to them.
Pros: Bought this to replace my old, dead 19" crt, and didn't have any room for another crt. Image is bright and crisp. I use it for gaming, tv viewing, and video editing/production. I have had Viewsonic monitors in the past, and have never be disappointed.
Cons: Built-in speaks where a bit disappointing, then again.. one can not expect much for 1.5w :P
Pros: I wanted to supplement a 19" Sony Trinitron monitor with an LCD display. The CRT has a great picture, of course. Not being a gamer, my criteria is text display. After looking over a number of LCDs at a brick-n-mortar store I bought this one because: - it has excellent text rendering for an LCD, b...
Cons: May not be as good for games and video as other monitors.
Summary: I wanted to supplement a 19" Sony Trinitron monitor with an LCD display. The CRT has a great picture, of course. Not being a gamer, my criteria is text display. After looking over a number of LCDs at Frys (sorry Amazon) I bought this one because: - it has excellent text rendering for an LCD, better...
Awesome Flat Panel Monitor With Spectacular Graphics.
Software Developer, Amazon
2 June 2007
Summary: This is my second ViewSonic flat panel monitor. The graphics on this monitor are awesome. Seems like a few folks bought lemons. Initially, I purchased the monitor from CompUSA. However, there were blemishes on the screen that could not be removed so I returned it.