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Product Review – Optiquest Q19wb

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By Viewsonic

The Optiquest Q19wb is a 19″ Widescreen Flat-panel monitor. Here are it’s specs:

Model

Brand : ViewSonic
Series : Optiquest Series
Model : Q19wb
Cabinet Color : Black

Display

Panel : Active Matrix, TFT LCD
Screen Size : 19″
Widescreen : Yes
Display Type : WXGA
Recommended Resolution : 1440 x 900
Viewing Angle : 160°(H) / 160°(V)
Brightness : 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio : 700 : 1
Response Time : 5ms
Horizontal Refresh Rate : 31kHz – 81kHz
Vertical Refresh Rate : 50Hz – 75Hz

Connectivity

Input Video Compatibility : Analog RGB
Connectors : D-Sub
D-Sub : 1
DVI : No
HDMI : No

Power

Complies with : ENERGY STAR
Power Supply : AC 100-240V (universal), 50/60Hz (auto switch)
Power Consumption : 33W (typ)

Convenience

User Controls : Basic : Power, 2, up, down,1
OnView : Auto image adjust, brightness, contrast, ViewMatch color adjust (sRGB, 9300K, 6500K, 5400K user color), H. position, V. position, H. size, resolution notice, OSD position, OSD timeout, OSD background, fine tune, sharpness, language, recall, volume, mute
Regulatory Approvals : UL, cUL, FCC-B, TCO-03, ICES-003B, RoHS, CB, CE, WEEE, ISO13406-2,TUV-S, NOM, GOST-R
Adjustable Stand : Tilt Adjustments
Built in TV Tuner : No
Built in Speakers : 2 x 1W
Features : •Stylish slim-bezel design
•OnView controls for superior screen adjustability
•Multimedia enhanced
•VESA 100mm wall-mount compliant
•PC and Mac compatible
•Power Mac G3/G4/G5 up to 1152×870
•Panel Surface : Anti-glare

Packaging

Package Contents : Q19wb LCD Monitor
Audio Cable
VGA Cable
Power Cable
Support Disk

Dimensions

Dimensions (W×H×D) : 17.6″ x 14.8″ x 7.6″
Weight : 9.9 lbs.
Temperature Range : 32 – 104 °F (0 – 40 °C)
Humidity Range : 10-90% (non-condensing)

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts : 1 year limited
Labor : 1 year limited

I just purchased my second of these monitors. I received my first on for Christmas 06, so it has been almost exactly 5 months. I have never had a problem with it. I’ve been using the plug and play drivers, and it hasn’t let me down.

The only difference I have seen in the more recent model is that it is about 1/4th of a cm taller than my first one. This may just be because the rubber pads on the bottom haven’t worn down very much yet.

I got this Optiquest Q19wb off of Newegg.com for $190 (with a $40 mail in rebate). With shipping and handling I will end up paying $163 for this beautiful monitor.

And I can’t fail to mention the energy star logo! Yes, both monitors have the energy star logo on them. Which means they don’t burn up electricity like the good old CRT’s.

I will also mention that you can view this monitor from just about any angle without a reduction in clarity! And of course since they are flat panel monitors, they don’t constantly barrage you with radiation. Which just means you’ll have to go outside to get a tan.

-Let me know how that goes
-Ashton

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