ViewSonic Intros Three Budget LCDs

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ViewSonic has announced three new LCD computer displays aimed to appeal to consumers, educators, and business users who are looking to increase the number of pixels on their desktops without breaking their budgets. the new VA916 19-inch display offers a traditional 4;3 aspect ratio, while the 17- and 19-inch VA1716w and VA1916w offer widescreen setups.

“These latest displays reflect ViewSonic’s ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of the education market,” said Jeff Volpe, ViewSonic America’s VP marketing, in a statement. “Our VA Series of displays deliver the features and performance to make the most of a customer’s technology budget.”

The VA916 sports a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and a 1,280 by 1,024 native resolution, while the 19-inch VA1916w moves up to 1,440 by 900 pixels; both sport 5ms response times, and 300 nit of brightness. The 17-inch VA1716w also offers 1,440 by 900 resolution, but dials back to a 500:1 contrast ratio. All three displays are Windows Basic Certified, and offer a thin bezel design and a cable management system. But the price tags are what will appeal most to students and the displays’ target audience: the VA916 and VA1916w should be available in August for $239 and $229, respectively, while the VA1716w will be available in July for $209.