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Viewsonic VA2055SA PC Monitor

19.5" 1920 X 1080 LED 472.2mm May 2015
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The ViewSonic VA2055Sa features a 20 (19.5 viewable) Full HD SuperClear MVA widescreen panel. The monitor offers 1920x1080 resolution, 3,000:1 Contrast Ratio, VGA inputs, and a VESA-compatible... More
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11 Reasons For

Viewsonic Has Good PC Screen Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Viewsonic PC screens and also specifically for Viewsonic small monitors and found that in both cases Viewsonic had good ratings compared to other brands.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many small monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

We compared all the other PC screens that have an LED Display to this PC display and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer K202HQ[plb_2199575_price], the DELL E1715S[plb_2275608_price], and the HP V196[plb_2839225_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Viewsonic VA2055SA has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 58% more display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels LCD screen, which is the most common display resolution.

This LCD screen's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all small monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.

Amongst similar types of LCD screen the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angles of PC screens of this type and age range from 50° to 180°. The VA2055SA has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2055SA.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VA2055SA has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the VA2055SA. The average horizontal viewing angle of small monitors that came out around the same time as the VA2055SA is 150°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 90° to 180°.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Viewsonic VA2055SA is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 62% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA).

This PC screen's resolution (1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)) is actually the best resolution across all small monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

A 720 x 400 graphics resolution is the worst resolution across similar types of PC screen.

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Has Two Cables Included

The VA2055SA has a greater number of cables included than most small monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. This LCD screen has a VGA cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC displays of this age and spec. The cable included "AC" is also found on this PC display.

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Quite Large Viewable Size Diagonal

With a viewable size diagonal of 495 millimeters, the VA2055SA has one of the larger viewable size diagonals amongst small monitors of this age. The average viewable size diagonal of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 450mm, and the viewable size diagonals range from 140mm to 500mm.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

The viewable widths of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec range from 260mm to 480mm. With a viewable width of 434 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2055SA has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst PC monitors of this age.

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Shallow

The VA2055SA is quite shallow (only 47.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VA2055SA. The shallowest flatpanel monitor of this age and type is 8.5mm deep, the deepest is 380mm, and the average depth is 83mm.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of similar spec PC displays that have been around for more than a year is 57cm. At 49.5 centimeters, the Viewsonic VA2055SA has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the VA2055SA.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VA2055SA does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other small monitors that came out around the same time as the VA2055SA also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the V7 L18500WS-9K[plb_3244151_price], the Hannspree HE196APB[plb_2936443_price], or the HKC 1976A[plb_3276543_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The VA2055SA is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2055SA are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors of this type and age do not have a built-in camera. The VA2055SA is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the VA2055SA do not have an integrated card reader. The VA2055SA is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Very High Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the VA2055SA is £39 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 19% of all 61 flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

The VA2055SA has a fairly small viewable height (only 239 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VA2055SA. Across all the similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the VA2055SA the viewable heights range from 170mm to 440mm.

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Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The Viewsonic VA2055SA has one of the higher power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (15 Watts) amongst small monitors of this age. The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year is 6.2W.

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Very Slow Response Time

Across all the PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the VA2055SA the response times range from 2ms to 25ms, and the average response time is 7.2ms. The Viewsonic VA2055SA has a very slow response time (25 milliseconds) compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the VA2055SA.

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1 Other reason to consider the Viewsonic VA2055SA

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Viewsonic released the VA2055SA.

Specification

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Sync-On-Green (SOG)
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VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
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Integrated TV Tuner
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Taylor

Great value, but it only has the standard monitor connection and no dvi or HDMI connection...

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Electricity cost when switched on £38.46
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Total running cost over 5 years £38.46
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code va2055, code va2055s, code va2055sa, viewsonic va2055, viewsonic wa2055, viewsonic p227168, viewsonic wa2055s, viewsonic 250cdm2, viewsonic va2055s, viewsonic wa2055sa, viewsonic va2055sa, viewsonic p227168p, viewsonic va2055sao, viewsonic 1920x1080, viewsonic va2055saob, viewsonic va2055saobc
Barcodes 00636676959504, 00766907806410, 05054629845356, 07626782374844

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