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Viewsonic VA2038W PC Monitor

20" 10000000:1 472.8mm Feb 2013
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Viewsonic Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

On average Viewsonic small monitors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all PC monitors produced by Viewsonic.

1600 X 900 Graphics Resolution

The VA2038W has a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) PC monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the VA2038W is 720 x 400 and the best is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

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1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio

This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

The screen sizes of small monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2038W range from 8.9cm to 52cm, and the average display diagonal is 47cm. The display diagonal of the VA2038W of 51 centimeters is one of the biggest amongst small monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2038W.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VA2038W does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC displays that were released around the same time as the VA2038W do not have a built-in camera. The VA2038W is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in camera and we think the Asus VK207 (£124.99) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VA2038W are not 3D compatible. The Viewsonic VA2038W is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Neovo C-17 (£103.20), or the Samsung SMT-1934 (£123.00).

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Viewsonic VA2038W does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors that came out more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Samsung LS20C300 is also worth considering.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The VA2038W is one of the most expensive to run PC screens of this age and spec that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VA2038W is £49.


Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption

The VA2038W has a fairly high maximum power consumption (34 Watts) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age. The average maximum power consumption of flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the VA2038W is 26W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VA2038W

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Viewsonic released the VA2038W.

10000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The highest contrast ratio of the Viewsonic VA2038W is 10000000:1. That's 50% less contrast ratio than a 20000000:1 LCD screen, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.

If you want a PC monitor with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to consider the BL912 (£105.97) (12000000:1), or the GL955A (£57.59) (12000000:1) both from Benq which is also higher rated.

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Total running cost over 5 years £48.07
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 VA2038Wuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic va2038, viewsonic va2038w, viewsonic va2038wl, viewsonic va2038wm, viewsonic va2038wml, viewsonic va2038wle, viewsonic va2038wmle, viewsonic va2038wled, viewsonic va2038wmled

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