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Viewsonic VA2249 PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Jan 2014
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The ViewSonic VA2249s is a high-performance 21.5" wide-angle display with SuperClear image enhance technology that delivers true colour performance and consistent image quality. With Full HD 1080p... More
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9 Reasons For

Viewsonic LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

Viewsonic medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all PC monitors Viewsonic is one of the better rated brands.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on similar spec PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VA2249 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. Comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the VA2249 have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the VA2249 the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°. At 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VA2249 has a very wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the VA2249.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VA2249 has one of the faster response times amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. Across all the PC monitors of this type and age the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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Has Two Cables Included

The Viewsonic VA2249 has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of a comparable age and type to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on flatpanel monitors of this type and age. The cable included "VGA" is also found on this PC screen.

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Narrow

The average width of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the VA2249 is 580mm, and the widths range from 52mm to 6,500mm. The Viewsonic VA2249 is fairly narrow (only 505.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VA2249.

If you would consider a flatpanel monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the V226[pl_1910007_price] (505.8mm), or the 226WL[pl_1498662_price] (505.7mm) both from Acer.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most PC screens of this age and type do not have a built-in speaker. The Viewsonic VA2249 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider include the Asus MK241[plb_2332619_price], or the Viewsonic VG2428WM[plb_1530993_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Viewsonic VA2249 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC displays that were launched around the same time as the VA2249 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Asus VG23AH[plb_1411330_price], the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Benq XL2411T[plb_1522088_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Viewsonic VA2249 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the 241P4QPY[pl_1398366_price], or the 231C5[pl_1599727_price] both from Philips or the Apple 27" Cinema Display[plb_1999154_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other LCD screens of this age and type, the Viewsonic VA2249 does not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC screens with an integrated card reader and we think the U2413[pl_1565290_price], the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price] all from DELL is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

PC displays that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. With a display diagonal of only 54.61 centimeters, the Viewsonic VA2249 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst LCD screens of this age.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 250 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VA2249 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VA2249. The dimmest display brightness of comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the VA2249 is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The Viewsonic VA2249 has one of the higher power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (18 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VA2249 is 6.1W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VA2249

Average Running Costs

The VA2249 is typical compared to the other 998 PC monitors of a comparable age and type that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the VA2249 will cost £42 over 5 years to run.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Viewsonic released the VA2249.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Display Surface
Video Mode
HD Type
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Composite Sync
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
AC Power in Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
VESA Mount Interface
Wall Mountable
Cable Lock Slot
VESA Mounting
Pivoting Base
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
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certificate
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 6 September 2014 by James
James would recommend the ViewSonic VA2249S (Verified Purchase)

My 7 year old flat screen died. My son plays computer and online games. I do all my home business computing with this computer so I was looking for something that would fit our needs. After... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2015 by MPaul27
MPaul27 would recommend the ViewSonic VA2249S (Verified Purchase)

The monitor was easy plug and play. The screen is clear and crisp and the picture is edge to edge...

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Sonomabridge
Sonomabridge would recommend the InFocus IN118HDa (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this projector based on price and it meeting 1080p and 3,000 lumen speciifcations. It performs very well for a projector in this price price (actually only one less than $). I have... Read more…

Lightweight
Easily Viewed
Does What Was Expected An
Nice Picture and fast response refresh rate
Stand short and not adjustable
Reviewed 11 March 2015 by Lexcanis
Lexcanis would recommend the ViewSonic VA2249S (Verified Purchase)

Does everything I expected it to do! Great resolution...

Reviewed 9 January 2015 by Joie
Joie would recommend the ViewSonic VA2249S (Verified Purchase)

The 21.5" LED IPS ViewSonic monitor is the latest addition to ViewSonic's professional monitor line. It's performance and specs are sweet for the pixel density and price. The screen remains higher... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £41.66
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Total running cost over 5 years £41.66
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 VA2249uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.21T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic 20m1, viewsonic va2249, viewsonic 250cdm2, viewsonic va2249s, viewsonic 1920x1080, viewsonic va2249s001
Barcodes 00012304748182, 00042111700103, 00044113202210, 00088022168045, 00766907723717, 00766907866810, 00782386497994, 00803982836168, 00809392591284, 07426101851823, 07426601669690, 07427457844811, 07626782374905, 07669077237172

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