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...
One Viewsonic VG2860MHL reviewer who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use.
On average Viewsonic medium monitors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all PC monitors built by Viewsonic.
One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. expert website Itpro.co.uk mentioned “A good value 4K monitor that'll boost your desktop working space without breaking the bank”.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The VG2860MHL has a built-in speaker. Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than a year ago also have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at including a cheaper PC display such as the Eizo FlexScan EV2436 (£199.00) or you might consider a higher scoring PC display such as the Acer B326 (£378.67).
It is worth also looking at other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Wortmann AG 3031216 (£228.08).
The VG2860MHL is a two DisplayPort PC display. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type only have one DisplayPort.
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Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the VG2860MHL is more than most PC monitors of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this Viewsonic flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|AUX|DisplayPort|MHL|USB are also found on this PC screen.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
The display colour counts of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VG2860MHL range from 16M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 160M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the Viewsonic VG2860MHL has one of the more display colour counts amongst medium monitors of this age.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The VG2860MHL has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).
This LCD screen's resolution (3840 x 2160) is actually the best resolution amongst all LCD screens of this age and spec.
A 720 x 400 graphics resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of LCD screen.
Fairly Big Viewable Width
PC monitors of a similar age and type to the VG2860MHL have viewable widths of between 280mm and 880mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm. The VG2860MHL has a quite big viewable width (619.75 millimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the VG2860MHL.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
PC screens of this age and spec have display brightness of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m². The VG2860MHL has one of the brighter display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
Quite Big Viewable Height
The average viewable height of PC screens of this spec and age is 320mm, and the viewable heights range from 230mm to 630mm. At 340.36 millimeters, the VG2860MHL has a quite big viewable height compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and type.
The VG2860MHL is fairly shallow (only 49.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the VG2860MHL. Comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the VG2860MHL have depths of between 15mm and 700mm, and the average depth is 89mm.
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Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VG2860MHL have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the VG2860MHL which has two USB Type-A downstream ports.
Running Costs Are Very High
The energy efficiency rating of this Viewsonic PC screen is C, and the VG2860MHL has an average 5 year running cost of £74 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run PC displays of a similar type and age.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Viewsonic VG2860MHL does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays that came out more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC screens of a comparable age and type 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.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VG2860MHL, the VG2860MHL is not 3D compatible.
Only LCD Display Type
The VG2860MHL has an LCD display type which is better than most PC monitors of this age and type. Most medium monitors that were released one year ago have an LED display type.
This flatpanel monitor's display type (LCD) is in fact the worst display type across all comparable spec LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago.
Across similar types of flatpanel monitor the best display type is LED.
We compared all the other PC screens that have an LCD Display to this PC monitor and we think the Asus MG278Q (£375.16) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If you are looking for an LCD screen with a better display type then you might also want to look at the Philips 231P4QUPEB (£275.04) (LED and cheaper), or the Samsung S24E650MW (LED and cheaper) or the Acer H277HU (LED and higher rated).
Expensive for an LCD Screen of a Similar Spec and Age
We think this PC screen looks expensive for an LCD screen of a similar spec and age. We checked 450 LCD screens of a similar spec and age and they range in price from £51 to £5,066.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and type.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The Viewsonic VG2860MHL is a two USB 3.0 port PC screen.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The narrowest vertical viewing angle of comparable spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the VG2860MHL is 10° and the widest is 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the VG2860MHL has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VG2860MHL.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the VG2860MHL the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°. The VG2860MHL has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VG2860MHL.
Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures
The mean time between failures of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VG2860MHL range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 42,000h. At only 30,000 hours, the Viewsonic VG2860MHL has a quite short mean time between failures compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VG2860MHL.
Only One HDMI Port
The VG2860MHL is a one HDMI port PC screen. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VG2860MHL have between one and three HDMI ports.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VG2860MHL is 22kWh, the highest is 29,000kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 210kWh. The Viewsonic VG2860MHL has a quite high annual energy consumption (67 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VG2860MHL.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This medium monitor has been on the market for over a year.
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