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Viewsonic VA1912 PC Monitor

18.5" 1366 X 768 10000000:1 LED Aug 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
ViewSonic's new VA1912a-LED is an environmentally-friendly 19 (18.5 Vis) widescreen monitor that features LED backlight, providing energy saving up to 40%. With 1366x768 resolution, 10,000,000:1... More
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5 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Viewsonic small monitors have good ratings as do all PC displays produced by Viewsonic.

LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to it.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the AOC e966Swn[plb_1364968_price], the Fujitsu B19-6[plb_2300292_price], and the Samsung S20D300[plb_2232257_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The Viewsonic VA1912 has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens of this age and spec. This PC screen has a VGA cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the VA1912. The cables included "AC" is also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the Viewsonic VA1912 is more than most PC screens of this age and type. This Viewsonic PC monitor supports a Horizontal placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by LCD screens of a similar age and type to the VA1912.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (max)

With a power consumption (max) of only 17 Watts, the Viewsonic VA1912 has one of the lower power consumption (max)s amongst small monitors of this age. The average power consumption (max) of small monitors that were released around the same time as the VA1912 is 27W, and the power consumption (max)s range from 7W to 77W.

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8 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This Viewsonic PC monitor received a rating of 68 out of 100 from expert review site CNET.de.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Viewsonic VA1912 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens of this age and spec also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might also want to look at including the Philips 17S1AB/69[plb_1395226_price], the Acer FT200HQL[plb_2326637_price], or the Eizo FlexScan S1923H[plb_2054067_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC monitors that came out more than two years ago, the Viewsonic VA1912 is not 3D.

PC monitors which are 3D that might be worth considering include the AVUE AVL104MDE[plb_2070675_price], the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC screens of a comparable type and age to the VA1912 do not have a built-in camera. The Viewsonic VA1912 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera to this PC display and we think the VK193SE[pl_1463985_price], or the VK207S[pl_1488454_price] both from Asus or the Acer 193L[plb_1467978_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Viewsonic VA1912 does not have a card reader integrated, although this is within the context that most of the other PC screens of this age and spec also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a card reader integrated to this PC screen and we think the Samsung LS20C300[plb_2185005_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very High Running Costs

The VA1912 is one of the most expensive to run PC monitors of a similar age and spec that we have looked at for 8 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the VA1912 is £90.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Maximum Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum resolution on similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The Viewsonic VA1912 has one of the higher power consumption (PowerSave)s (9 Watts) amongst small monitors of this age. The lowest power consumption (PowerSave) of small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VA1912 is 0.15W and the highest is 18W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VA1912

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Viewsonic PC monitor was released.

1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Viewsonic VA1912 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Backlight Type
HD Type
HDCP
HD-Ready
Display SRGB
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Built-In Subwoofer
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (max)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Sync Input Impedance
Maximum Resolution
Volume Control
Connection to PC
Screen Saving Functions
Number of Products Included
Placement Supported

Expert Reviews

(1)
1 September 2006

Vom bescheidenen Äußeren des 19 Zoll großen Breitbildmonitors Viewsonic VA1912wb sollte man sich nicht täuschen lassen: Eine überdurchschnittliche Performance, eingebaute Lautsprecher mit...

Widescreen display with good overall image quality
Decentsounding builtin speakers
Wide-screen display with good overall image quality
Decent-sounding built-in speakers
Breitbildmonitor mit guter Bildqualitt, eingebaute Lautsprecher mit anstndiger Klangqualitt
Skimps on design and ergonomics
Unusual native resolution may not be compatible with some games
Einfaltsloses Design, unflexible ergonomische Gestaltung, nicht alle Spiele sind aufgrund der ungewhnlichen nativen Auflsung spielbar

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £38.46
Electricity cost when on standby £50.76
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £89.22
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Viewsonic VA1912uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.44T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic va1912, viewsonic va1912a, viewsonic va1912l, viewsonic va1912m, viewsonic va1912al, viewsonic va1912le, viewsonic va1912ma, viewsonic va1912led, viewsonic va1912mal, viewsonic va1912ale, viewsonic va1912aled, viewsonic va1912male, viewsonic va1912maled
Barcodes 00115970724600, 00191120109800, 00724627241744, 00766907639513, 00766907639612, 00766907639735, 07669076395132

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