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Viewsonic VA2214

Viewsonic VA2214 PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 10000000:1 LED Feb 2014
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ViewSonic's price-performance VA2214S 22 (21.5 viewable) Full HD display with 1920x1080 native resolution delivers great color performance and energy efficiency. With SuperClear VA technology and... More
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14 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

A few people concluded that it was good value for money. Hippyphysicist said in their Viewsonic VA2214 review last year “It is excellent value for a 23" IPS monitor” .

Viewsonic Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors

On average Viewsonic medium monitors have good reviews as do all flatpanel monitors produced by Viewsonic.

Good Product Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Hippyphysicist said “Image quality is very good and it was easy to install, I just plugged it in, no drivers necessary on Arch Linux” in their review of the Viewsonic VA2214.

Good Picture Quality

One customer thought the product had good picture quality.

LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

When compared to other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2214, the vertical viewing angle of the Viewsonic VA2214 of 178 degrees is one of the widest. The vertical viewing angles of LCD screens of this age and spec range from 50° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the VA2214 the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°. The Viewsonic VA2214 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the VA2214.

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11 DVI-D Ports

Most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec only have between 1 and 10 DVI-D ports, however the Viewsonic VA2214 has 11 DVI-D ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC screen has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC displays of this spec and age.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Viewsonic VA2214 is more than most PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on comparable spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the VA2214. The cable included "VGA" is also found on this LCD screen.

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Narrow

The widths of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the VA2214 range from 52mm to 6,500mm, and the average width is 580mm. At only 511.1 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2214 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the VA2214.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 511.1mm wide LCD screens currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VX2252 (£93.78).

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Short

With a height of only 309.4 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2214 is one of the shorter medium monitors that have been around for more than two years amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. Medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VA2214 have heights of between 41mm and 4,800mm, and the average height is 380mm.

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Light

The lightest PC display that has been on the market for more than two years is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg. At only 2.6 kilograms, the Viewsonic VA2214 is fairly light compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the VA2214.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Viewsonic VA2214 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2214 also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Asus MK241, or the Viewsonic VG2428WM (£132.05) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Viewsonic VA2214 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other PC screens that were launched around the same time as the VA2214 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Asus VG23AH, the AOC d2757Ph, or the Benq XL2411T which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Viewsonic VA2214 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the 241P4QPY, or the 231C5 (£429.96) both from Philips or the Apple 27" Cinema Display which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Viewsonic VA2214 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the VA2214 also do not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to look at include the U2413 (£279.00), the U2713H (£349.00), or the UP2414Q (£499.99) all from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years the response times range from 1ms to 40ms. With a response time of 6 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VA2214 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The lowest power consumption when in PowerSave mode of LCD screens of this age and type is 0.14W, the highest is 80W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.1W. The Viewsonic VA2214 has one of the higher power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (16 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VA2214

Running Costs Are Average

The VA2214 has an average 5 year running cost of £37 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 998 PC monitors of this age and type.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this PC display was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
HD Type
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Response Time
Ports & Interfaces
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
VESA Mount Interface
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
LED Indicator
Power
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

User Reviews

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I bought this to use as a second screen and it is excellent value for a 23" IPS monitor. The screen is edged by shiny black plastic which may annoy some of you but I bought it to look at the... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £36.85
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Total running cost over 5 years £36.85
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.18 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 viewsonic va2214, viewsonic va2214s
Barcodes 00766907734652, 05054484603382, 05054565437172

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