Summary: I ordered the ViewSonic 19'' Widescreen Monitor for Christmas and received it today, January 4th. I thought it would be a fantastic monitor to hook to my laptop but ended up spending the evening in agony. The buttons locked up and i was not able to restore it to normal. Also it proves unwieldy. It is very heavy, the black piano finish appears oily/greasy and the power adapter gets extremely hot. Save yourself the anguish.
Summary: I tried to install the software for the monitor and got an error message that it cannot be installed automatically. I was given instructions to install it manually. The resolution is terrible. The manual says that the monitor setting have to be at 1440x900 to get the optimum resolution. Most of the computers in the market do not support this resolution. Viewsonic claims that you can plug your ipod and it will automatically sync with your computer.