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26 Reasons For
A few people concluded that this PC monitors was good value for money. A. Kearvell mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic VX2252 on Amazon this year “Cannot fault this one, really good panel for the price” and scored the Viewsonic VX2252 99 out of 100. Andrzej mentioned “Nothing special for the same money iiyama is much better” although only gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Carmine mentioned on Amazon “Good quality for an affordable price” in his review of the Viewsonic VX2252.
Several customers who bought it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Andrzej said last year “Really cheap” but despite that scored it 1 stars. A few weeks ago Kris said “Cheap upgrade from old VG2401 mh version” in his review.
Good Product Quality
Several customers who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in August this year “Awesome quality”. Carmine wrote “Good quality for an affordable price” in his review of the Viewsonic VX2252. David Dullard said in his review “The image quality is decent - not the best I've seen”.
Good Picture Quality
Some customers said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. David Dullard said in August last year “The image quality is decent - not the best I've seen”. Ian Wilson mentioned on Amazon also in August last year “Apart from that it seems OK, picture quality is good”. Jennyl mentioned in their Viewsonic VX2252 review on Amazon “Great picture quality” and scored it 99 out of 100.
A few Viewsonic VX2252 reviewers who purchased the product mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Eoin Mc Namara said in their review of this PC monitors in August “It is TN based, with strong colours present” and gave it a score of 99 out of 100. This year Jack Mason wrote in his review of the Viewsonic VX2252 “Spent 2 hours setting it up by trying to get the colours correct - forget it! Not only are the blacks, NOT that black”. Pat wrote on Amazon “Good colours” in his Viewsonic VX2252 review.
Several Viewsonic VX2252 owners who reviewed it thought it had a good refresh rate. Amazon Customer said “It came packaged with a DVI-D cable which has a refresh rate cap of 120Hz” in their Viewsonic VX2252 review however despite that only gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100. In August last year David Dullard said in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “For a monitor of this price that looks decent, is adjustable and has a strong refresh rate I can't shake my head at it”.
One person reckoned that the Viewsonic VX2252 had a wide viewing angle. Wirebird wrote two years ago “The viewing angle is good and in both general”. One customer said in their reviews that this PC monitors had clear images. This month Gary C. said “Excellent quality and clarity of image”.
Easy to Use
A few Viewsonic VX2252 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Last year Ian Wilson said on Amazon “Fortunately I was able to use the cable that came” although gave it a score of 3 stars. Wirebird gave the Viewsonic VX2252 a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Viewsonic VX2252 review “If you want to use the built in speakers then don't expect amazing sound”.
Several Viewsonic VX2252 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. D. Embleton wrote on Amazon in August last year “Easy to set up no screw or tools required” and rated it 80 out of 100. In August Martyn Brown and wrote “Easy to set up and with clear audio, although I do normally use headphones when viewing my Amazon TV unit through it” in their review.
One person who purchased it considered that it performed as expected. Muzza scored it 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Fantastic monitors, does what it says on the tin! NB” in their Viewsonic VX2252 review.
One Viewsonic VX2252 owner wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Eoin Mc Namara said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “I feel comfortable/usable brightness was at 25%-35% depending on the time of day” and scored it 5 stars.
On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including gadgetreview.com and thetechreviewer.com the average expert rating of this Viewsonic LCD screen is 87 out of 100. That puts this Viewsonic PC monitor in the top 13% of all the PC displays of this age and type.
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Low Running Costs
The average 5 year running cost of the VX2252 is only £35 based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the cheaper to run PC monitors of this age and spec.
Two Viewsonic VX2252 reviewers said in their reviews that this PC monitors was well made. Eoin Mc Namara wrote “A solid FreeSync monitor for gaming at 1080p”. Wirebird mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic VX2252 on Amazon “If you want to use the built in speakers then don't expect amazing sound”.
One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable. This year Jack Mason wrote “Unfortunately this monitor has been set aside as the spare monitor in case the old and trustworthy Asus fails” in his review of the Viewsonic VX2252.
Good Sound Quality
A number of people said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. In August this year Eoin Mc Namara mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic VX2252 on Amazon “The audio quality is quite good for a monitor in my opinion”. In the same month Roger's Brother wrote in their review on Amazon “It does the job, though the sound quality of the built-in speakers is poor”.
One Viewsonic VX2252 owner considered that it was a good design. Hardwarecanucks.com wrote “Slim design” in their review of the Viewsonic VX2252. One customer who bought it considered that it was good looking. Michael Arthurs gave this PC monitors a score of 99 out of 100 and he wrote “Beautiful Monitor”.
One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was smooth. A few weeks ago Eoin Mc Namara wrote “Media were silky smooth and no visible tears or jags were present” in their Viewsonic VX2252 review and rated it 99 out of 100.
Good Technical Features
A number of customers who reviewed this PC monitors reckoned that it had good features. Eoin Mc Namara said in August this year “Enable some features to deepen/brighten blacks for games that might benefit from them” in their Viewsonic VX2252 review. Michael Arthurs said in his Viewsonic VX2252 review on Amazon two years ago “That was bad on my behalf, now that it's here it's awesome and has many different features that you can adjust or tweak”.
Viewsonic Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
Medium monitors produced by Viewsonic have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that Viewsonic also has good reviews across its entire range.
One Viewsonic VX2252 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Mrtechie mentioned “It has 2 HDMI ports just in case you wanted to know” in their review of this PC monitors.
Owner Reviews Are Good
On average, based on 77 owner reviews this medium monitor has an overall owner rating of 88 out of 100.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC screens of a similar age and spec to it.
Alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at include the Benq BL2201 (£119.99) which has a better Rating.
50000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Viewsonic VX2252 is 50000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1. Across all similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2252 the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast and the best is 100000000:1.
There are a number of alternative PC displays that have a 50000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might also want to consider including the AOC I2369 (£112.00) which has a better Rating.
LCD screens with a higher contrast ratio that might also be worth considering include the VN247 (£142.74) (80000000:1), or the VN279 (£239.14) (100000000:1) both from Asus or the AOC G2460 (£175.91) (80000000:1) which also has a higher rating.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VX2252, the Viewsonic VX2252 has a built-in speaker.
Other PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to consider include the LG IPS231P, or the AOC G2460 (£175.91) which has a better Rating.
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the iiyama XU2390HS (£129.53) is also worth considering.
Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 180°. When compared to other PC monitors that are a similar age to the VX2252 that we have assessed the horizontal viewing angle of, the Viewsonic VX2252's horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees is one of the widest.
Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
When compared to other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the VX2252, the vertical viewing angle of the Viewsonic VX2252 of 178 degrees is one of the widest. The average vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2252 is 170°.
1080p Video Mode
This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on PC screens of a comparable spec and age to it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago.
The Viewsonic VX2252 is one of the narrower medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VX2252 (only 511.1 millimeters) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The narrowest similar spec PC screen that has been on the market for more than two years is 220mm wide, the widest is 5,200mm, and the average width is 580mm.
With a depth of only 53 millimeters, the Viewsonic VX2252 is one of the shallower comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the VX2252 amongst PC monitors of this age. Medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VX2252 have depths of between 12mm and 810mm.
With a height of only 327.2 millimeters, the Viewsonic VX2252 is one of the shorter LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the VX2252 amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. Across all the flatpanel monitors of this type and age the heights range from 41mm to 4,800mm.
The Viewsonic VX2252 is quite light (only 2.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. The lightest similar spec LCD screen that is a comparable age to the VX2252 is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg.
Very Fast Response Time
The response times of PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the VX2252 range from 1ms to 69ms. With a response time of only 2 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VX2252 has one of the faster response times amongst medium monitors of this age.
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Not Good in Terms of Size
One customer concluded that it was not a good height. Hardwarecanucks.com mentioned “Can't adjust height or orientation”. One Viewsonic VX2252 reviewer who purchased the Viewsonic VX2252 reckoned that it was not thick. Jack Mason gave this PC monitors a rating of 2 stars and he said on Amazon in August “The colours also loose their "colouring”.
One customer who bought it thought it was not heavy and bulky. Eoin Mc Namara said on Amazon “The monitor is top heavy, despite a bulge being towards the bottom of the back panel, so transport is not difficult, merely cumbersome” in their review however despite that rated the Viewsonic VX2252 5 stars.
One person mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have good technical guidance. Ian Wilson wrote on Amazon “The instruction aren't all that clear as how to set all the functions up”.
Recent Price Increase of £20.61
The VX2252 has increased in price by £20.61 in the last 62 days.
Not 3D Compatible
Most comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX2252 are not 3D compatible. The Viewsonic VX2252 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the HP LP2065 (£110.40) which also has a higher Rating.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2252, the Viewsonic VX2252 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Viewsonic VX2252 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VX2252 also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar type and age to it.
Quite Small Viewable Height
When compared to other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the VX2252, the Viewsonic VX2252's viewable height of only 267 millimeters is one of the smallest. The average viewable height of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 320mm.
Quite Small Viewable Width
Across all the medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VX2252 the viewable widths range from 1mm to 890mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm. With a viewable width of only 475 millimeters, the Viewsonic VX2252 has a fairly small viewable width compared to most of the other PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the VX2252.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX2252 the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 63cm. At only 54.61 centimeters, the Viewsonic VX2252 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX2252.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
Quite Small Viewable Size Diagonal
At only 546 millimeters, the Viewsonic VX2252 has a fairly small viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age. The average viewable size diagonal of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2252 is 580mm, and the viewable size diagonals range from 21mm to 940mm.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The display brightness of comparable spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the VX2252 range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². The Viewsonic VX2252 has a fairly dim display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the VX2252.
Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
At 15.8 Watts, the Viewsonic VX2252 has a fairly high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar spec and age to the VX2252. Across all the PC screens of a comparable type and age to the VX2252 the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.14W to 80W.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this Viewsonic PC display was released.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as it.
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