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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Running Costs Are Low
The VG2039M is in the cheapest 17% of all 266 PC displays of this spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the VG2039M will cost only £25 over 5 years to run.
The VG2039M is a popular choice amongst customers who bought PC screens in the last 3 months.
Easy to Use
Some Viewsonic VG2039M reviewers who reviewed the Viewsonic VG2039M concluded that it had a good experience. Yowdoo wrote in their review “All those good things needed for a good viewing experience” but in spite of that gave the Viewsonic VG2039M a score of 2 stars.
Good Picture Quality
One person reckoned that this PC monitors had good picture quality. Paul D. Mccredie wrote on Amazon “The image quality is certainly adequate at the resolution used (1280 x 768” in his review of the Viewsonic VG2039M.
One Viewsonic VG2039M reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was thick. In August last year Paul D. Mccredie wrote “As this is a wide screen monitor replacing an old 4”.
Viewsonic PC Screens Have Good Reviews
Viewsonic small monitors have good reviews on average and across all LCD screens Viewsonic is one of the better rated brands.
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Good Product Quality
One Viewsonic VG2039M reviewer who bought this PC monitors concluded that it was good quality. Paul D. Mccredie said on Amazon last year “The image quality is certainly adequate at the resolution used (1280 x 768” in his review of the Viewsonic VG2039M but even so only gave this PC monitors a rating of 60 out of 100.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many small monitors that have been available for more than two years.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Packard Bell Viseo 193DX[plb_1987975_price], the Edge10 C192[plb_1972332_price], or the AOC e966Swn[plb_1364968_price] which has a better Rating.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Viewsonic VG2039M has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the VG2039M which do not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider including the Asus VB178T[plb_1410090_price], the iiyama E1980SD[plb_1536630_price], or the NEC E171M-BK[plb_3067681_price] which has a better Rating.
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on PC screens that came out around the same time as it.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think the E960[pl_1520024_price], and the E719[pl_2329258_price] both from AOC or the Philips 200S4[plb_2083761_price] which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this PC display is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the VS208[pl_1415193_price] (50000000:1), or the VB178T[pl_1410090_price] (50000000:1) both from Asus or the Hanns.G HX193D[plb_1843459_price] (40000000:1) which also has a higher rating.
Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power
At 4 Watts, the Viewsonic VG2039M has a fairly high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago. Small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VG2039M have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 10W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 2.7W.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Viewsonic VG2039M is 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). That's over five times the resolution of a 640 x 350 flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1600 x 900. Across all flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the VG2039M the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Small monitors that are a comparable age to the VG2039M have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 170 degrees, the Viewsonic VG2039M has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.
1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Viewable Width
The VG2039M has a quite big viewable width (432 millimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. Small monitors that came out around the same time as the VG2039M have viewable widths of between 190mm and 480mm, and the average viewable width is 390mm.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
At 50.8 centimeters, the Viewsonic VG2039M has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other small monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VG2039M. The smallest display diagonal of PC displays of this spec and age is 8.9cm and the biggest is 52cm.
Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
The VG2039M has a quite low maximum power consumption (only 17 Watts) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age. The average maximum power consumption of small monitors that were released more than two years ago is 26W, and the maximum power consumptions range from 11W to 70W.
The shortest PC monitor of this type and age is 19mm tall and the tallest is 3,100mm. With a height of only 274 millimeters, the Viewsonic VG2039M is one of the shorter flatpanel monitors of this age and type amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
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Poor Sound Quality
One Viewsonic VG2039M reviewer said in their reviews that the Viewsonic VG2039M did not have good sound quality. Paul D. Mccredie scored it 3 stars and he wrote in his Viewsonic VG2039M review on Amazon “The sound quality is so awful, that I have gone back to using my old speakers”.
£15.50 Price Increase
In the last 34 days the price of the VG2039M has increased by £15.50.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VG2039M do not have a built-in camera. The VG2039M is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens with a built-in camera and we think the Asus VK207[plb_1488454_price] which also has a higher Rating is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The Viewsonic VG2039M is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the VG2039M are also not 3D compatible.
PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price] which also has a higher rating.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The VG2039M does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other small monitors that came out around the same time as the VG2039M also do not have an integrated card reader.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC screens with an integrated card reader and we think the Samsung LS20C300[plb_2185005_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Quite Small Viewable Size Diagonal
When compared to other small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VG2039M, the VG2039M's viewable size diagonal of only 49.53 millimeters is one of the smallest. The average viewable size diagonal of PC displays that were released more than two years ago is 430mm, and the viewable size diagonals range from 49mm to 510mm.
Very Low Maximum Height Adjustment
The VG2039M has one of the lower maximum height adjustments (only 80 millimeters) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. The maximum height adjustments of PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the VG2039M range from 50mm to 150mm.
Only Has Five Cables Included
The VG2039M has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors of a similar age and type to it. This PC screen has a VGA cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG2039M. The cables included "AC", "Audio (3.5mm)", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this LCD screen.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This PC display was released over three years ago.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 900
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
Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro
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