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Viewsonic VX1932wm-LED review

Viewsonic VX1932wm-LED
Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £113
inc VAT

The LED backlight might tick the 'cutting edge technology' box, but you can buy larger, higher-resolution and better-quality monitors for similar money.


19in screen size, 1,440×900 resolution, DVI: yes, VGA: yes, HDMI:

The 19in ViewSonic VX1932wm-LED is a tall monitor with a 1,440×900 resolution and edge-lit LED backlighting, which was even across the entire screen. There are VGA and DVI inputs, the latter supporting HDCP for copy-protected content such as Blu-ray films. However, the 1,440×900 resolution means the VX1932wm-LED isn’t well suited to wat

There’s a large area underneath the screen which houses a pair of speakers and the menu buttons, so the panel sits a full 15cm above the desk, at least 50 per cent higher than other screens. As we expected, the speakers were suitable only for simple Windows sounds.

The menu system uses simple Enter and Back buttons along with Up and Down buttons for navigation. The text is a bit too small for our liking, but the white lettering on a blue background is clear. Image settings are limited to brightness, contrast and colour controls; the latter offers an sRGB mode, which is supposed to ensure accurate colours for photo editing, as well as a range of presets and a custom User mode.

However, there was a yellow cast to the image that, while it added warmth to outdoor shots, made flesh tones seem a bit pale and jaundiced. For the best results, you’d need to use a calibration tool in conjunction with the User colour controls to get the most accurate colours, but as a quick fix we found that turning the green level down resulted in a more balanced palette.

Thanks to the LEDs, power consumption is extremely low (at 15W it’s about the same as an energy-saving bulb) but the image is still more than bright enough. Details in dark areas were visible, such as the early morning scenes of New York in The Dark Knight, while bright scenes weren’t over-saturated.

In terms of design, the VX1932wm-LED is a mixed bag, with a futuristic-looking stand and an odd, stepped bezel. Wall-mounting is an option, although at 66mm thick the VX1932wm-LED won’t exactly blend in.

Despite its decent contrast, the VX1932wm-LED’s colour imbalance was disappointing. However, such gripes become irrelevant when you realise you can buy a 22in Full HD monitor, such as BenQ’s G2222HDL for roughly the same price.

Basic Specifications

Rating ***


Viewable size 19 in
Native resolution 1,440×900
Contrast ratio 1,000:1 (10,000,000:1 dynamic)
Brightness 250cd/m²
Horizontal viewing angle 170°
Vertical viewing angle 160°
Response time 5ms
Response time type grey-to-grey
Screen depth 66mm
Base (WxD) 290x208mm
Screen elevation 150mm


Portrait mode no
Wall mount option yes
Height adjustable no
Internal speakers yes (2x 2W)
Detachable cables yes
USB hub none
Integrated power supply yes
Kensington lock lug yes
Display extras none
VGA input yes
DVI input yes
S-video input no
Component input no
Composite input no
HDCP support yes
Audio inputs 3.5mm line in


Power consumption standby 0W
Power consumption on 15W

Buying Information

Price £113
Warranty three years onsite

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