The ViewSonic VA2265Smh is a 22 (21.5 viewable) widescreen monitor with an LED backlight and glossy, thin-bezel design ideal for both work and entertainment. With the latest ViewSonic SuperClear...
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Good User Reviews
On average, based on 24 user reviews this medium monitor has an overall user rating of 82 out of 100.
Eleven Viewsonic VA2265 owners who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was good value for money. Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and wrote “Great value monitor, not fancy” in their review. Amazon Customer also said “Overall I would recommend to anyone looking for a good value, simple monitor especially at the price I paid”. Amazon Customer also said “You have a high resolution for a low price.”.
A number of customers said in their reviews that the Viewsonic VA2265 was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon last year “There was noticeable light flooding in the bottom left conner, possibly cheap build quality on that part”. Chris said two years ago “I bought a cheap one off amazon for about 3 quid so not an issue”. Victor Meldrew Mk2 wrote on Amazon “A bargain”.
Good Picture Quality
Several customers considered that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Victor Meldrew Mk2 mentioned in January last year “First off though might I say that if you are looking for fast graphics, brilliant colours then look elsewhere, if you are looking for a great value item, vibrant colours” in his review of this PC monitor.
One person who purchased the product thought it had good colour saturation. One Viewsonic VA2265 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had clear images.
Good Product Quality
A few customers considered that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer said “The image quality was certainly not satisfactory considering that £90 is still a fair amount of money” in their review of this PC monitor. Gary C. mentioned “Excellent quality and clarity of image” in his review of this PC monitor. Two years ago W. Bryant mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic VA2265 “The picture quality is excellent and”.
Easy to Use
Some customers concluded that this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote “It matches my TV) and the buttons to control the settings are real buttons”. Chris he mentioned in his Viewsonic VA2265 review on Amazon “The colours seem vibrant and clear and the menu seems pretty straight forward”.
One Viewsonic VA2265 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was easy to setup. Last year Dc rated the Viewsonic VA2265 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The monitor was easy to set up and worked without issue”.
One Viewsonic VA2265 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to damage or scratch. Mr John N Graves mentioned on Amazon “Both are first class, no broken pixels” in his review of the Viewsonic VA2265.
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Viewsonic LCD Screens Have Good Reviews
We checked 1,629 owner and expert reviews for Viewsonic flatpanel monitors and found that on average Viewsonic has good ratings. We also found that Viewsonic has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.
Acceptable Noise Level
One Viewsonic VA2265 owner who reviewed the product thought it was noisy. Amazon Customer said “The audio comes out muffled and any sharp, loud noise causes crackling for the next few second”.
One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was heavy. Amazon Customer wrote “60fps video stuttered badly and was heavily noticeable” in their Viewsonic VA2265 review.
One Viewsonic VA2265 owner thought the product was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The monitor itself is pretty nice”.
One Viewsonic VA2265 reviewer who bought the product said that it had good technical guidance.
This PC display has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Viewsonic VA2265 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago do not have a built-in speaker(s).
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Samsung T24C300EW[plb_1564505_price], or the Asus VX229H[plb_1599191_price] which has better reviews.
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1080p Supported Video Modes
This PC display has a 1080i|1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This PC monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
PC monitors of this age and type have weights of between 3g and 39kg. At only 3 kilograms, the Viewsonic VA2265 is quite light compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the VA2265.
Quite Low Power Consumption (average)
Across all the similar spec PC displays that were launched more than two years ago the power consumption (average)s range from 0.5W to 56W. With a power consumption (average) of only 17 Watts, the Viewsonic VA2265 has a quite low power consumption (average) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2265.
7 Reasons Against
The Viewsonic VA2265 is not 3D. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VA2265 are also not 3D.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Viewsonic VA2265 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the VA2265 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Like most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2265, the Viewsonic VA2265 does not have a card reader integrated.
Quite Small Viewable Size, Vertical
At only 266.7 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2265 has a quite small viewable size, vertical compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec. The smallest viewable size, vertical of PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VA2265 is 100mm and the biggest is 630mm.
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Quite Small Viewable Size, Horizontal
The smallest viewable size, horizontal of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VA2265 is 1mm, the biggest is 880mm, and the average viewable size, horizontal is 520mm. With a viewable size, horizontal of only 475 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2265 has a fairly small viewable size, horizontal compared to most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Fairly Slow Response Time
At 6.5 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VA2265 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age. The fastest response time of PC monitors of a similar age and type to the VA2265 is 1ms and the slowest is 69ms.
3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VA2265
OK Running Costs
The average 5 year running cost of the VA2265 is £36 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 993 PC monitors of this spec and age.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This PC screen has been on the market for over two years.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays that have been around for more than two years.
The monitor itself is pretty nice but I bought the version with the speakers and those completely and utterly suck. The audio comes out muffled and any sharp, loud noise causes crackling for the... Read more…
After 11 years my ViewSonic monitor was reluctant to start, a broken power switch didn't help,(When finally on, it was as good as on the first day!)
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Don't get your hopes up too much guys, you certainly get what you pay for... not a lot.
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