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8 Reasons For
We checked 1,798 user and expert reviews for Viewsonic flatpanel monitors and found that on average Viewsonic has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Viewsonic has good ratings specifically for its small monitors.
This PC display has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on LCD screens of a comparable type and age to it.
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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the Viewsonic VA2055SA is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 58% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all PC monitors of this age and type.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of flatpanel monitor.
Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical
PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the VA2055SA have viewing angle, verticals of between 50° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 150°. With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the VA2055SA's viewing angle, vertical is one of the widest amongst comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the VA2055SA.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The highest resolution of the VA2055SA is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 62% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) PC display, which is the most common resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) supported graphics resolutions is actually the best resolution across all small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VA2055SA.
Across similar types of LCD screen the worst resolution is 720 x 400.
Has Two Cables Includeds
The number of cables included found on the VA2055SA is more than most PC monitors that were launched more than a year ago. This PC display has a VGA cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC screens that were launched around the same time as the VA2055SA. The cables included "AC" is also found on this PC screen.
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Quite Big Viewable Size, Horizontal
The average viewable size, horizontal of PC monitors that have been around for more than a year is 380mm, and the viewable size, horizontals range from 230mm to 440mm. The VA2055SA has one of the bigger viewable size, horizontals (434 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age.
Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)
Across all the PC displays of a comparable type and age to the VA2055SA the display diagonal (metric)s range from 35cm to 50cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 47cm. The VA2055SA has a quite big display diagonal (metric) (49.5 centimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the VA2055SA.
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
Most PC screens of a similar type and age to the VA2055SA do not have a built-in speaker(s). The VA2055SA is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC screen and we think the VB198T[pl_3318791_price], or the VB198TL[pl_3777553_price] both from Asus or the HKC 1976A[plb_3276543_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Most flatpanel monitors of this type and age are not 3D. The Viewsonic VA2055SA is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The VA2055SA does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors that came out around the same time as the VA2055SA also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The Viewsonic VA2055SA does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VA2055SA also do not have a card reader integrated.
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Running Costs Are Very High
The VA2055SA is one of the most expensive to run LCD screens of this spec and age that we have assessed for 8 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the VA2055SA is £62.
Quite Small Viewable Size, Vertical
At only 239 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2055SA has a fairly small viewable size, vertical compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2055SA. The average viewable size, vertical of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 270mm.
Quite High Power Consumption (PowerSave)
The average power consumption (PowerSave) of small monitors that were released around the same time as the VA2055SA is 4.6W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of 15 Watts, the VA2055SA has one of the higher power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.
Very Slow Response Time
When compared to other small monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2055SA, the response time of the VA2055SA of 25 milliseconds is one of the slowest. The response times of PC displays that were released one year ago range from 2ms to 25ms.
1 Other reason to consider the Viewsonic VA2055SA
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this PC screen was released.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.31 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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