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Viewsonic VA1917A PC Monitor

18.5" 1366 X 768 LED 442.4mm Nov 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Width Release Date
The ViewSonic VA1917a is a widescreen monitor that delivers value and performance for both home offices and small businesses. Featuring a matte finish design, this 19 monitor can fit on any... More
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4 Reasons For

Viewsonic PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Viewsonic PC displays and also specifically for Viewsonic small monitors and found that in both cases Viewsonic had good ratings compared to other brands.

LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many LCD screens of this type and age.

We compared this PC display to all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display and we think cheaper PC displays such as the Asus VS197T-P[plb_1445370_price], and the Benq GL955A[plb_1538862_price] is also worth considering.

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1600 X 900 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Viewsonic VA1917 has a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) (which is also found on this Viewsonic PC monitor). In addition, this PC display has a supported graphics resolutions of 1366 x 768. The best resolution of all LCD screens of this type and age is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Light

The Viewsonic VA1917 is one of the lighter LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the VA1917 (only 2 kilograms) amongst small monitors of this age. Across all the flatpanel monitors of this spec and age the weights range from 3.3g to 19kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £5.98

The VA1917 has increased in price by £5.98 in the last 53 days.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most LCD screens of this spec and age do not have a built-in speaker(s). The Viewsonic VA1917 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Not 3D

Like most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the VA1917, the Viewsonic VA1917 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Viewsonic VA1917 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other small monitors that are a similar age to the VA1917 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Viewsonic VA1917 does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the VA1917 also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Viewsonic VA1917 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels LCD screen, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all PC displays of this age and spec the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The Viewsonic VA1917 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age. Across all the small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VA1917 the display brightnesss range from 180 cd/m² to 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m².

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VA1917

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the VA1917 is £29 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 264 PC displays of a similar age and spec.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Viewsonic released the VA1917 over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
HDCP
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Composite Sync
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
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Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
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Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
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Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
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Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Manual
AC Adapter Included
User Guide On CD-ROM

User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 January 2016 by Uri
Uri would recommend the ViewSonic VA1917A (Verified Purchase)

Great screen for the price...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £46.15
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Total running cost over 5 years £46.15
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00766907789218, 07669077892180

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