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10 Reasons For
On average Viewsonic small monitors have good reviews as do all PC monitors manufactured by Viewsonic.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the HP EliteDisplay S140u (£186.05), the Acer K202HQ (£53.98), or the V7 L18500WS-9N which has a better Rating.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the Viewsonic VA2055SA is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 58% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VA2055SA.
The worst display resolution across similar types of PC display is 1366 x 768 pixels.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels to this flatpanel monitor and we think the 200V4QSBR (£72.99), and the 200V4QSB (£72.99) both from Philips or the AOC M2060PWDA2 (£88.59) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the VA2055SA has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays that have been available for more than a year. The average horizontal viewing angle of LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the VA2055SA is 150°.
Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the VA2055SA has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the VA2055SA. The average vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 140°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°.
1080p Video Mode
The VA2055SA has a maximum resolution of 1080p. That's 50% more resolution than a 720p PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution.
A 1080p video mode is in fact the best resolution across all small monitors that are a similar age to the VA2055SA.
Across comparable types of PC monitor the worst resolution is 480p.
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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).
A 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) graphics resolution is actually the best resolution across all PC displays of this age and type.
The worst resolution across comparable types of flatpanel monitor is 720 x 400.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
Across all the small monitors that were released around the same time as the VA2055SA the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 350 cd/m². With a display brightness of 250 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VA2055SA has one of the brighter display brightness amongst small monitors of this age.
3000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The highest typical contrast ratio of the Viewsonic VA2055SA is 3000:1. That's over three times the typical contrast ratio of a 1000:1 PC monitor, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio.
This flatpanel monitor's typical contrast ratio (3000:1) is actually the best typical contrast ratio across all PC monitors that are a similar age to the VA2055SA.
The worst typical contrast ratio across comparable types of flatpanel monitor is 600:1.
Quite Big Viewable Width
Across all the PC screens of this age and spec the viewable widths range from 300mm to 450mm. The VA2055SA has a fairly big viewable width (434 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the VA2055SA.
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most small monitors that were released more than a year ago do not have a built-in speaker. The Viewsonic VA2055SA is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the AOC M2060SWDA2 (£47.72), the V7 L18500WS-9K (£63.59), or the Viewsonic VA2055SM (£90.10) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC screens that came out around the same time as 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.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Viewsonic VA2055SA does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the VA2055SA also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the VA2055SA, the Viewsonic VA2055SA is not 3D compatible.
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Very High Running Costs
The VA2055SA is in the most expensive 19% of all 61 PC screens of this spec and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VA2055SA is £39.
Only Has Two Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the Viewsonic VA2055SA is more than most small monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. This Viewsonic PC monitor has a VGA cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on LCD screens that have been on the market for more than a year. The cable included "AC" is also found on this PC screen.
Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
At 15 Watts, the VA2055SA has a quite high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec. The lowest power consumption when in PowerSave mode of small monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VA2055SA is 0.2W and the highest is 16W.
Very Slow Response Time
When compared to other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the VA2055SA that we have assessed the response time of, the VA2055SA's response time of 25 milliseconds is one of the slowest. The average response time of PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the VA2055SA is 7.6ms, and the response times range from 5ms to 30ms.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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