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Viewsonic VA2055SA PC Monitor

£78.26
19.5" 1920 X 1080 LED 472.2mm May 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Width Release Date £61.53 Electricity cost over 5 years
Not thin
Not well made
Does not have a good battery life
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Reviews

Viewsonic Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Based on 2,789 owner and expert reviews, Viewsonic has good reviews for its PC displays. Viewsonic also has good reviews specifically within its small monitors range compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Viewsonic PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

One customer thought it was good in terms of power usage. Two years ago Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The requirement of a mere 1000watt power supply means you'll save energy running two of these beasts in crossfire”.

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Six people who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Two years ago Bestbuy.com wrote “The battery life is questionable at best”. Bestbuy.com also said “Battery life seems to be the biggest issue, maybe 2 hours at the most with general activity” in their review. Bestbuy.com also said “Battery life was actually 4 5 hours, not the 8 that the unit promises” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

One owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Can get heavy in hand after about an hour of use”.

Not Thin

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it was not thin. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic VA2055SA “Viewing angle is a bit narrow” . Bestbuy.com also wrote “Packaging was slightly damaged(the card was in a static free sleeve with a thin bit of foam for support in a small cardboard box” in their review. Bestbuy.com also said “Admittedly, I have a thin arm.” in their review.

One owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Can get heavy in hand after about an hour of use”.

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Smart TV

Email Functionality

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had email functionality. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Email ReaderWriter”.


Clear Images

One owner said in their reviews that the Viewsonic VA2055SA had good picture quality. One customer who purchased it said that it had clear images. Bestbuy.com wrote “Good clarity” in their review of this PC monitor.

Does Not Have a Good Webcam

Two people who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it did not have a good webcam. Two years ago Bestbuy.com mentioned “It lags and hangs like a 1990s webcam and has the quality to match” in their review of this PC monitor. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Experienced Webcam users wanting high-end quality should avoid this unit” in their review.


Display

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Viewsonic VA2055SA has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 58% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.

This PC screen's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all PC screens of a similar age and type to this PC monitor.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of PC screen.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

At 178 degrees, the VA2055SA has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to this PC monitor. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of small monitors that were released one year ago is 50° and the widest is 180°.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VA2055SA has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. The viewing angles, horizontal of small monitors that are a comparable age to this PC monitor range from 65° to 180°.

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Has a Separate H/V Sync

The Viewsonic VA2055SA has a separate H/V sync, as do most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as this PC monitor.

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Has a Composite Sync

The VA2055SA has a composite sync. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec also have a composite sync.

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Has a Sync-On-Green (SOG)

The VA2055SA has a sync-on-green (SOG). Most of the other PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to this LCD screen also have a sync-on-green (SOG).

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Very Slow Response Time

The fastest response time of PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to this LCD screen is 2ms and the slowest is 30ms. With a response time of 25 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VA2055SA's response time is one of the slowest amongst flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as this PC display.

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Design

Easy to Damage or Scratch

Three people said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Bestbuy.com wrote “Tons of extremely poor documentation on both the website and the tablet itself; broken English and terrible descriptions of features”. Bestbuy.com also wrote “There are two additional store-like apps, branded by iRULU, that are both broken” in their review.

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Good Looking

Four people thought the Viewsonic VA2055SA was good looking. Two years ago Bestbuy.com wrote “It works pretty good” although they rated it 18.8 out of 100. Bestbuy.com also said “The finish of the hardware is very clean and aesthetic” in their review. Bestbuy.com also wrote “For the cost, this thing is pretty good” in their review.

Good Quality

Four customers agreed that it was good quality. Bestbuy.com wrote “Sleep Quality Monitor” however they only gave it a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Excellent quality.” in their review. Bestbuy.com also said “VERY well made” in their review.

Easy to Use

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Despite the slip of paper saying to charge it for 18 hours prior to use” in their review of the Viewsonic VA2055SA. Bestbuy.com also said “You may have to use color boost because of” in their review. Bestbuy.com also wrote “To use it with your smart phone” in their review.

Two people concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Bestbuy.com said “The watch can be set via one of its menu icons to display a QR code that you can then scan” in their review of this PC monitor. Bestbuy.com also said “Sees well even in dark settings” in their review.

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Not Well Made

Three people said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Bestbuy.com wrote “Tons of extremely poor documentation on both the website and the tablet itself; broken English and terrible descriptions of features”. Bestbuy.com also wrote “There are two additional store-like apps, branded by iRULU, that are both broken” in their review.

Two people wrote that the Viewsonic VA2055SA was not well made. Bestbuy.com wrote “Customer service is shoddy at best”. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “This monitor produces a 'film-grain' appearance, especially on large areas of solid colors” in their review.

Two owners who purchased it reckoned that it was not good at resisting water ingress. Bestbuy.com wrote “The battery cover is not water resistant in any way, I worry about it when I wash my hands or work out”. Bestbuy.com also said “There is no mention of the watch being waterproof, so use caution when washing your hands for example” in their review.

Two people who reviewed it wrote that it was not strong and durable. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Tiny keyboard is extremely tough to use; to a point of frustration trying to get”. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Smallest text in an instruction manual that I've ever seen; tough to read” in their review.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Viewsonic VA2055SA has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to this PC screen.

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Packaging Content

Has Two Cables Included

The Viewsonic VA2055SA has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of this type and age. This LCD screen has a VGA cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC displays that were released around the same time as this PC screen. The cables included "AC" is also found on this Viewsonic PC screen.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Thirteen customers who bought this PC monitor agreed that it was good value for money. Bestbuy.com wrote in their Viewsonic VA2055SA review “You will be hard pressed to find a better tablet for the price” . Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Once again, great price from Newegg” in their review. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “My other three tablets don't even have a micro-HDMI and they cost 5 times as much” in their review.


Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Seven customers wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic VA2055SA did not have good technical guidance. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic VA2055SA two years ago “It doesn't help I waited well after the warranty period so I am to blame here” . Bestbuy.com also mentioned “When you open the box you find a screen cover and poorly translated instructions about how to install it” in their review. Bestbuy.com also said “There are no instructions to install it” in their review.


Features

Does Not Have Good Features

Two people who purchased it reckoned that it did not have good features. Bestbuy.com wrote “The companion app is difficult to install and lacks features” in their review of the Viewsonic VA2055SA.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to this flatpanel monitor, the Viewsonic VA2055SA does not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider including the AOC M2060SWDA2 (£77.99), or the Philips 200V4LAB2 (£79.96) which is also higher rated.

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Price

Price Has Gone Up by £32.43 (41%)

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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The VA2055SA has an average running cost of £62 over 8 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 92 flatpanel monitors of this type and age.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this flatpanel monitor was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic va2055saobc, viewsonic 1920x1080, viewsonic p227168p, viewsonic 250cdm2, contact va2055sa, code va2055sa
Barcodes 00636676959504, 00753610305606, 00766907806410, 05054629845356

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