Summary: I generally give a review more weight when the owner has had a chance to use a product for at least 6-9 months. Something just out of the box may seem fine, but over time its quality or cheesiness will become manifest. UPDATE: 3-24-2014 Purchased this ViewSonic VX1940w LCD monitor in Jan of 2009. I use it for everyday computing needs plus fine-detailed architectural CAD modeling work.
Summary: Bought the VX1940 in 2008 for about $130 to replace an CRT. After 3 years the electric savings alone would pay for it. Great picture. Sometime in 2009 the bulb burned out. Because of the very high shipping cost from Ohio to California Viewsonic agreed to pick up the tab to and from. Must say the monitor was never turned off for a year before the bulb crapped out. The unit ran for about another year and the bulb wenr out. Called Viewsonic.
Summary: Got this for my little bride, because she wanted to have her own computer. I lowered the screen for easier viewing by bolting the monitor's hinge directly to the round base, it was a simple mod. The screen is so beautiful, we both love it. A bad screen would have distracted from her interest in learning computers, so this did the trick! This would be perfect for hi-res games, but for now, she plays Sudoku only. She loves the hi-res for the grandkid pictures though...
Super Monitor but watch your Device Manager closely
Michael Desmond "Mike Desmond", Amazon
29 October 2008
Summary: I purchased this to replace a 19" CRT by Viewsonic. The difference in night and day. Sharp, clear and great small footprint. Now after loading the drivers I checked my Device Manager screen in Vista and found that two drivers for midi and other supported device with a yellow triangle. I went to my mobo downloads and got the proper driver updates and no problems, but this is something to watch where one driver can screw-up another driver.