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Viewsonic launches seven new displays

Value and Gaming displays
By: Lars Göran Nilsson | Posted: Sep 21, 2007 5:21 am

ViewSonic has launched seven new LCD displays, three intended for gamers and three value models. The good news is that all six models will feature DVI and D-sub, as we have this pet hate with new LCD displays that lacks DVI input, since with a D-sub input you're first turning the picture to analogue in the graphics card and then the display has to turn it back into digital again before it can be displayed.


Anyhow, onto the products, let's start with the budget models which are the 19-inch VA1926w, 20-inch VA2026w and 22-inch (21.6-inch visible) VA2226w. It's odd for an LCD display to have a smaller viewable size than what it's reported to be, something that was common in the days of CRT's. Finally we have the 19-inch VA926 which is a traditional 4:3 display and ViewSonic is targeting those with "extremely limited desktop space". The VA1926w features 1,440x900 resolution, whereas the VA2026w and the VA2226w both have a 1,680x1,050 panel and finally the VA926 is a traditional 1,280x1,024 display.


All models features 5ms response time, a 2000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 300 nits brightness. The VA1926w is priced at US$229, with the VA2026w at $249, the VA2226w at $279 and finally the VA926 at $259. Seem to us like the VA926 is a poor choice in terms of value for money. All models are available as of now.



The VX series on the left and the VA series on the right


The gaming models consists of the 19-inch VX1940w, the 22-inch VX2240w and the 19-inch VX1932wm. The first two models features a massive dynamic contrast ratio of up to 4000:1 and they also have reduced light leakage which should make dark games and movies looks better on them. Both models features 1,680x1,050 resolution according to the press release and that makes the VX1940w the first 19-inch LCD with this resolution to our knowledge.


The VX1932wm has the more common 1,440x900 resolution for a 19-inch LCD and a 2000:1 dynamic contrast ration. All three models feature DVI and D-sub connectivity, 300 nits brightness and a 2ms response time. The VX1932wm is priced at US$249 and will be available in October, the VX1940w is also priced at $249 with the VX2240w at $349 and both models will be available in November.


You can find more information about ViewSonic's displays here


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