ViewSonic has announced the VX1940w monitor, with the claim that it will be the world's first 19-inch widescreen LCD to combine 1680 x 1050 "super high" resolution, 2ms response time and 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

Available in November, the VX1940w is aimed at gamers and multimedia enthusiasts wanting to view fast games and movie action sequences with minimal distortion and what ViewSonic claim is "industry leading image quality".

The VX1940w offers multiple inputs, 170 degree viewing angle, and 300 nits of brightness.

In addition, DCR technology adjusts black levels based on screen content to apparently reduce light leakage and improve performance up to four times greater than traditional contrast ratios, especially when viewed from the side.

The VX1940w will be one of the first models offered in ViewSonic's VX 40 Series of LCDs that feature a new sleek design.

A 22-inch version boasting similar features, including high contrast ratio and 2ms response time will be available within the fourth quarter as well.

Prices "will be communicated" closer to availability.