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Viewsonic VA2046M PC Monitor

20" 10000000:1 LED Aug 2013
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
The ViewSonic VA2046m-LED is a 20 widescreen monitor with an LED backlight and glossy, thin-bezel design ideal for use in the home or at the office. With 1600x900 resolution and a 10M:1 dynamic... More
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Very Low Running Costs

The VA2046 is one of the cheapest to run PC screens of a similar age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VA2046 is only £29.

Viewsonic Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors

Medium monitors manufactured by Viewsonic have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that Viewsonic also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Picture Quality

One Viewsonic VA2046 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had good picture quality. One person wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic VA2046 had good colour saturation. M. Moore wrote in their review two years ago “Great colours” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Reasonably Priced

One Viewsonic VA2046 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Mr Neil Smith mentioned in his review of the Viewsonic VA2046 on Amazon “Arrived Quickly, easy set up, Picture Quality great, excellent item for the price” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

One Viewsonic VA2046 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality.

LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many LCD screens that were launched more than two years ago.

Other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper LCD screens such as the iiyama E2283HS[plb_2323546_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Viewsonic VA2046 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the VA2046 do not have a built-in speaker.

Alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider include the Hanns.G HE247DPB[plb_1861871_price] which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic VX2252[plb_1618336_price] which has better reviews.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to look at including the Philips 226V4LAB-00[plb_3163812_price].

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Quite Fast Response Time

Across all the PC monitors of a similar age and type to the VA2046 the response times range from 1ms to 40ms. With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VA2046 has one of the faster response times amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

At only 24 Watts, the Viewsonic VA2046 has a fairly low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type. The lowest maximum power consumption of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 5.4W and the highest is 250W.

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Very Shallow

The Viewsonic VA2046 is one of the shallower PC screens of this age and spec (only 49 millimeters) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. Across all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the VA2046 the depths range from 12mm to 560mm, and the average depth is 110mm.

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Narrow

At only 478.2 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2046 is quite narrow compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the VA2046. The average width of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago is 580mm, and the widths range from 52mm to 6,500mm.

If you are not bothered about having a wider width then you might want to consider the AOC E2050S[plb_1412284_price] (477.75mm), or the DELL P2012H[plb_1448034_price] (478.4mm) which is also cheaper.

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Light

Medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VA2046 have weights of between 3g and 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The Viewsonic VA2046 is one of the lighter medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VA2046 (only 2.6 kilograms) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.

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Short

The Viewsonic VA2046 is fairly short (only 301.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VA2046. The shortest flatpanel monitor of a similar age and spec to the VA2046 is 41mm tall and the tallest is 4,800mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £22.08

In the last 32 days the VA2046 has increased in price by £22.08.

Not 3D Compatible

The Viewsonic VA2046 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Viewsonic VA2046 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2046 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Viewsonic VA2046 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VA2046 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

When compared to other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VA2046, the vertical viewing angle of the Viewsonic VA2046 of only 65 degrees is one of the narrowest. The average vertical viewing angle of PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the VA2046 is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VA2046 range from 60° to 1,800°. When compared to other PC displays of this age and type that we have checked, the horizontal viewing angle of the Viewsonic VA2046 of only 90 degrees is one of the narrowest.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

Medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the VA2046 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The display brightness of the Viewsonic VA2046 of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest amongst PC screens of this spec and age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The average RMS rated audio power of medium monitors that have been available for more than two years is 5.2W, and the RMS rated audio powers range from 0.5W to 49W. At only 2 Watts, the Viewsonic VA2046 has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

At 12 Watts, the Viewsonic VA2046 has a fairly high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VA2046. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of between 0.14W and 80W.

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1 Other reason to consider the Viewsonic VA2046

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC display was released over three years ago.

Specification

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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 15 May 2015 by C D B
(Verified Purchase)

Hoped I would be able to see more on the screen so that I wouldn't have to keep using the horizontal slider. Otherwise very good.

(Verified Purchase)

I work from home and use my computer for long periods; I have had the VA2216 for some years on my own machine. This updated version is just as good; perfect for office work the squarer screen... Read more…

Reviewed 15 November 2014 by M. Moore
(Verified Purchase)

Great monitor. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that the cable that came with the monitor didn't fit very well and every time I touched the monitor it powered off. I had to fit my old... Read more…

Reviewed 15 September 2014 by Mr Neil Smith
(Verified Purchase)

Arrived Quickly, easy set up, Picture Quality great, excellent item for the price.

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Total running cost over 5 years £28.84
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic 10m1, viewsonic va2046, viewsonic va2046m, viewsonic va2046a, viewsonic va2046al, viewsonic va2046ml, viewsonic va2046mle, viewsonic va2046ale, viewsonic va2046aled, viewsonic va2046mled
Barcodes 00766907722215, 00766907722321, 00766907733631, 05054484640547, 05054533640542, 05054629640838

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