The ViewSonic VA2265Smh is a 22 (21.5 viewable) widescreen monitor with an LED backlight and glossy, thin-bezel design ideal for both work and entertainment. With the latest ViewSonic SuperClear...
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User Reviews Are Good
On average, VA2265 owners rated this PC monitor 81%.
Eleven customers agreed that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their Viewsonic VA2265 review “Great value monitor, not fancy”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Overall I would recommend to anyone looking for a good value, simple monitor especially at the price I paid”. Amazon Customer also wrote “You have a high resolution for a low price.”.
Several Viewsonic VA2265 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic VA2265 “There was noticeable light flooding in the bottom left conner, possibly cheap build quality on that part” but even so they only gave it a rating of 2 stars. Chris wrote in his review of the Viewsonic VA2265 “I bought a cheap one off amazon for about 3 quid so not an issue” . Victor Meldrew Mk2 wrote in his review of the Viewsonic VA2265 “A bargain” .
Good Picture Quality
A number of people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Victor Meldrew Mk2 said in his review in December this year “First off though might I say that if you are looking for fast graphics, brilliant colours then look elsewhere, if you are looking for a great value item, vibrant colours”.
One Viewsonic VA2265 owner wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. One Viewsonic VA2265 reviewer considered that it had clear images.
Good Product Quality
A few customers who purchased this PC monitor agreed that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The image quality was certainly not satisfactory considering that £90 is still a fair amount of money”. In December this year Gary C. mentioned “Excellent quality and clarity of image” in his Viewsonic VA2265 review. W. Bryant mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is excellent and” in their review.
Low Running Costs
The average running cost of the VA2265 is only £36 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.
Easy to Use
Two customers who bought this PC monitor agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer said “It matches my TV) and the buttons to control the settings are real buttons” in their review of this PC monitor. Chris wrote “The colours seem vibrant and clear and the menu seems pretty straight forward”.
One customer who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was easy to setup. In December Dc wrote on Amazon “The monitor was easy to set up and worked without issue”.
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Viewsonic LCD Screens Have Good Reviews
We checked 2,061 expert and owner reviews for Viewsonic PC monitors and found that on average Viewsonic has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Viewsonic has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.
One customer thought the product was well made. One person who bought it considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Mr John N Graves scored it 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Viewsonic VA2265 “Both are first class, no broken pixels”.
Acceptable Noise Level
One Viewsonic VA2265 reviewer who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it was noisy. Amazon Customer said this year “The audio comes out muffled and any sharp, loud noise causes crackling for the next few second” in their Viewsonic VA2265 review.
One Viewsonic VA2265 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy. Amazon Customer said on Amazon a few weeks ago “60fps video stuttered badly and was heavily noticeable” yet they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.
One Viewsonic VA2265 reviewer considered that it was good looking. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The monitor itself is pretty nice” in their review of the Viewsonic VA2265.
One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to it.
Alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung S22D390[plb_2182223_price], or the DELL E2416H[plb_3010747_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the VA2265, the Viewsonic VA2265 has a built-in speaker.
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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC screens of a comparable spec and age to it.
Across all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the VA2265 the widths range from 340mm to 960mm. At only 510.7 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2265 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.
The Viewsonic VA2265 is fairly short (only 319.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the VA2265. The shortest PC monitor of this age and spec is 28mm tall, the tallest is 930mm, and the average height is 360mm.
The Viewsonic VA2265 is one of the lighter flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VA2265 (only 3 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average weight of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VA2265 is 5kg.
Very Low Average Power Consumption
At only 17 Watts, the Viewsonic VA2265 has a fairly low average power consumption compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the VA2265. The average average power consumption of flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VA2265 is 29W.
The depths of LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the VA2265 range from 33mm to 650mm, and the average depth is 93mm. At only 47.2 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2265 is quite shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the VA2265.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the VA2265, the Viewsonic VA2265 does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The Viewsonic VA2265 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Viewsonic VA2265 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago also do not have an integrated card reader.
Quite Small Viewable Height
Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2265 the viewable heights range from 230mm to 700mm, and the average viewable height is 320mm. With a viewable height of only 266.7 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2265's viewable height is one of the smallest amongst PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the VA2265.
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Quite Small Viewable Width
Across all the medium monitors that came out more than a year ago the viewable widths range from 280mm to 800mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm. The Viewsonic VA2265 has one of the smaller viewable widths (only 475 millimeters) amongst LCD screens of this age.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec LCD screens that came out more than a year ago.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec PC screens that were released more than a year ago.
Very Small Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of only 55.88 centimeters, the Viewsonic VA2265 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium monitors of this age. The screen sizes of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VA2265 range from 48cm to 600cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.
Quite Slow Response Time
The response times of PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the VA2265 range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. At 6.5 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VA2265 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VA2265.
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