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Viewsonic VA1917
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Viewsonic VA1917 PC Monitor

18.5" 1366 X 768 LED 442.4mm Nov 2014
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The ViewSonic VA1917a is a widescreen monitor that delivers value and performance for both home offices and small businesses. Featuring a matte finish design, this 19 monitor can fit on any... More
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

Small monitors built by Viewsonic have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just small monitors) and found that Viewsonic also has good reviews across its entire range.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

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1600 X 900 Graphics Resolution

The Viewsonic VA1917 has a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) (which is also found on this flatpanel monitor). In addition, this PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1366 x 768. The best resolution of all PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the VA1917 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Very Shallow

Across all the PC screens of this type and age the depths range from 2.7mm to 460mm, and the average depth is 96mm. With a depth of only 46.2 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA1917 is one of the shallower comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.

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With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the Viewsonic VA1917 is one of the lighter comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VA1917 amongst LCD screens of this age. The average weight of similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the VA1917 is 3.3kg, and the weights range from 2.9g to 19kg.

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The Viewsonic VA1917 is fairly short (only 271.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that are a similar age to the VA1917. The shortest PC screen that has been around for a comparable time to the VA1917 is 5mm tall, the tallest is 560mm, and the average height is 310mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the VA1917, the Viewsonic VA1917 does not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Viewsonic VA1917 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Viewsonic VA1917 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC screens of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Viewsonic VA1917 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC displays that were released around the same time as the VA1917 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Viewsonic VA1917 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. The display resolution of all flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the VA1917 ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Very Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VA1917 has one of the dimmer display brightness amongst small monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the VA1917 is 180 cd/m², the brightest is 450 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m².

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VA1917

Running Costs Are Average

The VA1917 has an average 5 year running cost of £29 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 264 PC displays of this age and type.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Viewsonic released the VA1917.

Average Width

At 442.4 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA1917 has a pretty standard width compared to most of the other small monitors that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative PC screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the HP V193 (441.4mm), or the Philips 196V4L (£72.73) (443mm).

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Reviewed 4 January 2016 by Uri
Uri would recommend the ViewSonic VA1917A (Verified Purchase)

Great screen for the price...

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Electricity cost when switched on £28.84
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Total running cost over 5 years £28.84
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Viewsonic VA1917uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers generic va1917, generic va1917a, viewsonic va1917, viewsonic 200cdm2, viewsonic va1917a, viewsonic 1366x768, viewsonic va va1917, viewsonic va va1917a, viewsonic va1917a055, viewsonic va 1366x768
Barcodes 00000011621534, 00724627108931, 00724627215790, 00731215291821, 00766907789218, 00766907870015, 00782386494344, 07426800917974, 07626782374523, 07669077892180

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