The ViewSonic VG2039m - LED is a 20" (19.5" viewable) widescreen display ideal for demanding business professionals. With a native 1600x900 resolution, the VG2039m-LED delivers vibrant images and...
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12 Reasons For
Running Costs Are Very Low
The average running cost of the VG2039M is only £25 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is in the cheapest 2% of all 998 PC displays of this age and spec.
Viewsonic PC Screens Have Good Reviews
Viewsonic is one of the better rated PC monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Viewsonic also has good ratings for its medium monitors.
Easy to Use
A few Viewsonic VG2039M reviewers who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good experience. Yowdoo said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon in October last year “All those good things needed for a good viewing experience”.
Good Picture Quality
One Viewsonic VG2039M owner who bought it mentioned that it had good picture quality.
Good Product Quality
One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Paul D. Mccredie mentioned “The image quality is certainly adequate at the resolution used (1280 x 768” in his review of the Viewsonic VG2039M however despite that he gave this PC monitor a rating of 3 stars.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus VS239[plb_1386925_price], the LG 24M35[plb_2181361_price], or the Acer GN246HL[plb_2263973_price].
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Has a Built-In Speaker
The Viewsonic VG2039M has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other PC displays of this type and age do not have a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the E2273HDS[pl_1498490_price], and the E2483HS[pl_1616494_price] both from iiyama or the HKC 2412A[plb_1857080_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Has Five Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the VG2039M is more than most medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VG2039M. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DVI", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this Viewsonic PC monitor.
The narrowest medium monitor that has been on the market for a similar time to the VG2039M is 52mm wide and the widest is 6,500mm. With a width of only 466 millimeters, the VG2039M is one of the narrowest PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the VG2039M amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.
With a weight of only 2.6 kilograms, the VG2039M is quite light compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and type. Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG2039M the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.
The height of the VG2039M of only 274 millimeters is one of the shortest amongst LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the VG2039M. Across all the PC screens of this age and type the heights range from 41mm to 4,800mm.
Quite Low Maximum Power Consumption
The maximum power consumptions of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the VG2039M range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W. When compared to other PC screens of this spec and age that we have assessed, the Viewsonic VG2039M's maximum power consumption of only 17 Watts is one of the lowest.
10 Reasons Against
Poor Sound Quality
One person wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good sound quality. Paul D. Mccredie said in his review of the Viewsonic VG2039M “The sound quality is so awful, that I have gone back to using my old speakers” and gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The VG2039M does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Other PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price] which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
The Viewsonic VG2039M is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the VG2039M are also not 3D compatible.
PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price], or the Acer GN246HL[plb_2263973_price].
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The VG2039M does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens of this age and spec also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Small Viewable Size Diagonal
The smallest viewable size diagonal of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VG2039M is 21mm, the largest is 940mm, and the average viewable size diagonal is 570mm. The VG2039M has one of the smallest viewable size diagonals (only 49.53 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
Across all the comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG2039M the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm. At only 80 millimeters, the VG2039M has a quite low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Small Viewable Height
The average viewable height of LCD screens that are a similar age to the VG2039M is 310mm. The viewable height of the VG2039M of only 239 millimeters is one of the smallest amongst flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the VG2039M.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the VG2039M of only 50.8 centimeters is one of the smallest amongst LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the VG2039M. The smallest display diagonal of PC displays of this age and type is 28cm and the biggest is 770cm.
Quite Small Viewable Width
The average viewable width of LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the VG2039M is 520mm, and the viewable widths range from 1mm to 880mm. With a viewable width of only 432 millimeters, the Viewsonic VG2039M has a fairly small viewable width compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the VG2039M.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The narrowest vertical viewing angle of similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the VG2039M is 50° and the widest is 180°. At only 160 degrees, the VG2039M has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the VG2039M.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
Viewsonic released the VG2039M over three years ago.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1600 x 900, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
50 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
24 - 82
Viewable Size Diagonal
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in Port
Audio Input Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
AC Power in Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Integrated Card Reader
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Windows Operating System
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