New 19″ Viewsonic Widescreen LCD Monitor

Posted on in Categories Linux desktop last updated August 24, 2007

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!

12 comment

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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