New 19" Viewsonic Widescreen LCD Monitor

Update: See howto configure Viewsonic VG1930WM 19″ widescreen LCD for 1440×900 resolution under Linux.

I’ve been thinking to post about this for a while. My old 15″ CRT monitor died three weeks ago. I decided to replace the faulty monitor with the 19” ViewSonic and I’m glad I did.

The monitor works with Ubuntu Linux with little tweaks in X.ORG configuration file.. It is a remarkable monitor with a decent price tag.

I’m using 1400×900 screen resolutions and I’m quite happy with this display unit. Now I can view MRTG graph, monitor routers and server on a large screen. At work place I’ve 24” widescreen LCD monitor.
New 19″ Viewsonic Widescreen LCD Monitor
However my desktop system is quite old. It has Intel Celeron 1.7Ghz with 512+256 MB RAM. I’m thinking to upgrade this box with AMD 64 X2 5600+, MSI Diamond motherboard with RAID 5, SATA II, 2 Gig DDR2, and 512 MB graphics card. If you know better hardware configuration please add your thoughts in comments!

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12 comments… add one
  • gireesh Jun 20, 2007 @ 11:19

    viewsonic brings the grand wide screen effect wit a 16:10 ratio more amazingly its cheaper than other monitors of the same protege…

  • Rahul paul Jul 5, 2007 @ 5:29


  • murlidhar Aug 19, 2007 @ 13:43

    How do i put the screen resolution to 1400 X 900. I too have the same monitor but there is no option of the required resolution. Please help me since i am a noobie.

  • 🐧 nixCraft Aug 19, 2007 @ 16:21

    See this post


  • coop Aug 31, 2007 @ 22:23

    Can anyone tell me how to increase the resolution for the viewsonic to 14400X900.

  • Kirtan Oct 29, 2007 @ 15:09

    Im using this 22″ monitor with my AMD 64 bit..It al is a great bundle in itself

  • aravind Dec 4, 2007 @ 8:22

    i want to know the rate of 19 inch lcd screen

  • sunil Jan 14, 2008 @ 4:55

    i want to know the rate of 19 inch lcd screen & 21 inch lcd monitor

  • 🐧 nixCraft Jan 14, 2008 @ 8:28


    Contact your local computer store or viewsonic india office

  • Anjanesh May 25, 2008 @ 5:25

    This is what I got from my dealer a couple of days back. Model numbers not mentioned though.

    17″ View Sonic : Rs.8100
    19″ View Sonic : Rs.9500
    22″ View Sonic : Rs.12500 to Rs.13500

  • 🐧 nixCraft May 25, 2008 @ 8:37


    Actually, my friend brought 19″ for 8700/- last week only. I don’t know shop name but it was from Lamington road for sure.

  • Mahbub Ali Azad Jun 30, 2008 @ 11:11

    hi, I want to know the price of a 17″ TFT monitor

    Mahbub Ali Azad

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