The ViewSonic VG2860mhl-4K 28 Ultra HD LED monitor delivers stunning definition, ergonomic design, and future-proof connectivity for the ultimate work environment. Featuring a 3840x2160 ultra-high...
Viewsonic is one of the superior PC display manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Viewsonic also has good ratings for its medium monitors.
Easy to Use
One person who bought it thought it was easy to use.
One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert review site Itpro.co.uk wrote in their Viewsonic VG2860MHL review “A good value 4K monitor that'll boost your desktop working space without breaking the bank” yet they only gave the Viewsonic VG2860MHL a rating of 3 stars.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the VG2860MHL, the Viewsonic VG2860MHL has a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider including the Asus MG278Q[plb_3037824_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung T27D590CW[plb_2979126_price] which is cheaper.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker to this PC display and we think the Samsung LS32E590CS[plb_3844505_price] is also worth considering.
Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the VG2860MHL only have one DisplayPort, however the Viewsonic VG2860MHL has two DisplayPorts.
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Quite Many Display Colour Count
At 1,070 million, the Viewsonic VG2860MHL has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were released more than a year ago. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VG2860MHL the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 150M.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The VG2860MHL has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all medium monitors that have been available for more than a year the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
Quite Big Viewable Width
At 619.75 millimeters, the VG2860MHL has a quite big viewable width compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec. Medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG2860MHL have viewable widths of between 280mm and 800mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm.
Quite Big Viewable Height
The viewable heights of medium monitors that are a similar age to the VG2860MHL range from 230mm to 700mm. At 340.36 millimeters, the VG2860MHL has a quite big viewable height compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VG2860MHL.
Has Five Cables Included
The VG2860MHL has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to it. This PC monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on LCD screens of a similar age and type to the VG2860MHL. The cables included "AUX", "DisplayPort", "MHL" and "USB" are also found on this PC screen.
Across all the medium monitors that have been available for more than a year the depths range from 33mm to 650mm, and the average depth is 93mm. The VG2860MHL is one of the shallower similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the VG2860MHL (only 49.3 millimeters) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.
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Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most PC displays of this type and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Viewsonic VG2860MHL which has two USB Type-A downstream ports.
Running Costs Are Very High
This medium monitor is rated C for energy efficiency, and the VG2860MHL is in the most expensive 18% of all 505 PC screens of a similar type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the VG2860MHL will cost £74 over 5 years to run.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The VG2860MHL does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the VG2860MHL also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The VG2860MHL is not 3D compatible. Most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the VG2860MHL are also not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which also has a higher rating.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the VG2860MHL do not have an integrated card reader. The VG2860MHL is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
We think this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age. The price range of LCD screens of a comparable spec and age is from £46 to £4,106.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most PC monitors that came out more than a year ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the VG2860MHL which has two USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the VG2860MHL has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. LCD screens that have been around for more than a year have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the Viewsonic VG2860MHL has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that were released more than a year ago have horizontal viewing angles of between 18° and 180°.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The VG2860MHL is a two USB 2.0 port flatpanel monitor.
Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures
Similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the VG2860MHL have mean time between failures of between 30h and 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 49,000h. With a mean time between failures of only 30,000 hours, the VG2860MHL has a quite short mean time between failures compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the VG2860MHL.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
At 67 kilowatt hours, the VG2860MHL has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the VG2860MHL. The lowest annual energy consumption of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the VG2860MHL is 22kWh, the highest is 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 48kWh.
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Released Over a Year Ago
Viewsonic released the VG2860MHL over a year ago.
LCD Display Type
The VG2860MHL has a better display type than most LCD screens of this type and age. This LCD screen has an LCD display type, whereas most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it have an LED display type.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the Eizo Foris bl 23,8, 1920 x 1080, IPS[plb_3698806_price] or you might consider a better rated PC display such as the HP Z Display Z24[plb_1590202_price], or the Asus MG278Q[plb_3037824_price].
LCD screens with a better display type that might also be worth looking at include the Philips 272B4[plb_2512917_price] (LED and cheaper) or the Acer XF270HU[plb_3154384_price] (LED and higher rated), or the Hannspree HU282PPS[plb_3012440_price] (LED and higher rated).
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