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16 Reasons For
Running Costs Are Low
The VX2276-smhd is one of the cheaper to run similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for the last year that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the VX2276-smhd will cost only £33 over 5 years to run.
Viewsonic Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens
Based on 2,061 user and expert reviews, Viewsonic has good reviews for its PC displays. Viewsonic also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other brands.
Just Released Seven Months Ago
As one of the newer PC monitors, this flatpanel monitor is likely to use better technology.
Price Has Recently Dropped by £13.91
The VX2276-smhd has dropped in price by £13.91 in the last couple of weeks.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other new similar spec LCD screens, the Viewsonic VX2276-smhd has a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider including the Asus VP229[plb_3706923_price], or the Acer R241Y[plb_3670274_price] which is cheaper.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Benq GL2450TC[plb_3831324_price] is also worth considering.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The VX2276-smhd has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VX2276-smhd. The vertical viewing angles of LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VX2276-smhd range from 15° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the VX2276-smhd has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for the last year. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of latest PC monitors is -5° and the widest is 180°.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
Has Three Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the VX2276-smhd is more than most latest similar spec PC monitors. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VX2276-smhd. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.
Very Low Average Power Consumption
At only 17 Watts, the Viewsonic VX2276-smhd has a fairly low average power consumption compared to most of the other recently released flatpanel monitors. Across all the latest similar spec PC displays the average power consumptions range from 17W to 92W.
With a width of only 498 millimeters, the VX2276-smhd is one of the narrower latest LCD screens amongst medium monitors of this age. The widths of similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2276-smhd range from 370mm to 900mm, and the average width is 590mm.
We compared all the other 498mm wide LCD screens to this PC monitor and we think the Acer R221Q[plb_3439464_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Other flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the 223S5LSB[pl_3584684_price] (503mm), or the 227E7QDSB[pl_3435069_price] (499mm) both from Philips which is also cheaper.
Quite Fast Response Time
Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2276-smhd have response times of between 1ms and 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms. At only 4 milliseconds, the VX2276-smhd has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other latest similar spec PC displays.
At only 302 millimeters, the VX2276-smhd is quite short compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VX2276-smhd. The average height of medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VX2276-smhd is 370mm, and the heights range from 43mm to 3,000mm.
Quite Low Maximum Power Consumption
Across all the similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2276-smhd the maximum power consumptions range from 17W to 230W. The VX2276-smhd has one of the lowest maximum power consumptions (only 20 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the VX2276-smhd have weights of between 2.6g and 21kg. The VX2276-smhd is one of the lightest newly released medium monitors (only 2 kilograms) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.
With a depth of only 33 millimeters, the VX2276-smhd is very shallow compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months. Comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the VX2276-smhd have depths of between 7mm and 610mm, and the average depth is 110mm.
6 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Most medium monitors that have been available for the last year are not 3D compatible. The Viewsonic VX2276-smhd is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Viewsonic VX2276-smhd does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VX2276-smhd also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months, the VX2276-smhd does not have an integrated card reader.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec PC monitors that were released in the last 12 months.
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Only One HDMI Port
The VX2276-smhd is a one HDMI port PC screen.
Fairly High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of 15 Watts, the Viewsonic VX2276-smhd has a fairly high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2276-smhd. The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of newly released medium monitors is 6.8W, and the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.21W to 52W.
1 Other reason to consider the Viewsonic VX2276-smhd
LCD Display Type
The VX2276-smhd has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other LCD screens that have an LCD Display and we think a cheaper LCD screen such as the Philips 221S6LCB[plb_3185742_price] or you might consider a better rated LCD screen such as the Philips 243V5LSB[plb_3310370_price] are also worth considering.
PC displays with a better display type that might be worth considering include the Acer S230HL[plb_2701269_price] (LED,LCD and cheaper), or the HP V213a[plb_3691039_price] (LED and cheaper).
1920 x 1080
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1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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Headphone Out Port
Audio Output Port
Audio Input Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
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17 - 5
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20 - 90
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0 - 40
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476.06 x 267.79
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.16 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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