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. It was purchased at Fry's Electronics for $290 so I expected to last longer. My old 15" Samsung LCD from 2002 is still working--ten years later.
Problem finding graphics card to support 1400x1050
Steve J. Farrell, Amazon
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. I have not found a graphics card that supports 1400x1050 natively in VGA mode (my KVM switch only has a VGA connector). In XP, many graphics cards support manually inputting just about any resolution. With Vista, these same graphics cards do not have that feature.
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: 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 than the other monitors at Frys until you get to some costing twice as much. - big viewing area for over-50 eyes.
Awesome Flat Panel Monitor With Spectacular Graphics.
Software Developer, Amazon
3 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. Then I purchased another one from a local Micro Center store in my hometown while I was home for Memorial day. Moreover, don't let the "I-bought-a-lemon-reviews" deter you from purchasing this monitor.
Summary: I've owned a flat-panel monitor for a couple of years now (which I also have reviewed), and I love how space/weight efficient they are. But since I started working at home, I found that I required (depending upon who you ask in the house) a bigger screen. Having used ViewSonic at work, I was familiar with their quality (plus the price was quite reasonable).
Summary: If you want a big screen for your PC and don't want widescreen, this is as big as they get these days. I don't use my PC for watching movies (that's what my bigscreen TV is for), nor do I need it for game playing or splitting the screen into two sections. I just primarily use my PC for internet surfing, keeping my home finances up to date on Quicken, email and logging into my work PC.