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Viewsonic VA2855SMH PC Monitor

28" 1920 X 1080 LED Sep 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £82.04 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent owner reviews
Good quality
Reasonably priced
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Excellent Owner Reviews

This flatpanel monitor has an exceptional average owner rating based on 36 owner reviews. 21 reviewers (100% of all reviewers) gave this PC display either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 2,792 owner and expert reviews (including 399 verified purchases), Viewsonic has good ratings for its PC monitors. Viewsonic also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Viewsonic flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Reasonably Priced

Seven customers reckoned that the Viewsonic VA2855 was good value for money. Green Eyes wrote “This is a good monitor for the price”. Two years ago Sbonner said on expert website “This is a very reasonably priced 28" inch monitor that delivers a high quality display” in their review of this PC monitor. Swingdan mentioned three years ago “This looked good and the price point was excellent” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Good Picture Quality

Three customers who bought it concluded that it had good picture quality. Mr Neil Smith mentioned on expert website Amazon “Arrived Quickly, easy set up, Picture Quality great, excellent item for the price” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. B2dave wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Set up was easy and once the ViewSonic drivers were downloaded, I was impressed with the picture quality”. Last year Amazon Buyer gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Picture quality great, great value for money” in their review of this PC monitor.


Good Quality

Nine owners reckoned that this PC monitor was good quality. Website wrote “Nice Quality Display”. Jasen mentioned on expert website Amazon “Good Product - Well Made” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Bdon6400 said “Great monitor! The quality is amazing” in their review of this PC monitor.


Three customers said in their reviews that the product was well made. Swingdan gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website “It's well engineered”. Sbonner wrote on expert website “It does not have any perks like USB ports or built in webcam.” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Comfortable and Easy to Hold

Two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Website rated it 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this PC monitor three years ago “More Comfortable”. Green Eyes rated the Viewsonic VA2855 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Pedistal makes a fairly small footprint on the desk and the ability to elevate the screen to a comfortable height was a deciding feature”.

Two people who purchased this PC monitor thought it was easy to use. Two years ago website said “Easy To Use”.

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Good in Terms of Power Usage

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of power usage. Website mentioned “Led Energy Effieciant” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Montage Show Productions gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this PC monitor on expert website four years ago “This is a great energy efficient monitor with true color”.


Running Costs Are Average

The VA2855 is typical compared to the other 1,092 flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago 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 VA2855 is £83.


Released Over Two Years Ago

This Viewsonic LCD screen was released in September 2014.


Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Viewsonic VA2855 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other LCD screens of this type and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper LCD screens such as the Acer B246HQL (£152), or the Benq BL2211M (£151.82).

It is worth also looking at alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Asus VX239H-W.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and type.

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Quite Slow Response Time

With a response time of 6.5 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VA2855 has one of the slower response times amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to this LCD screen the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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Packaging Content

Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Viewsonic VA2855 is more than most PC displays of a comparable age and spec to it. This Viewsonic PC screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to this flatpanel monitor. The cables included "VGA" is also found on this PC display.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an Audio Output

The Viewsonic VA2855 has an audio output. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to this PC screen also have an audio output.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Viewsonic VA2855 is a one HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic va2855smh, visipax prva2855smh, viewsonic 1920x1080, viewsonic 300cdm2, visipax va2855smh, generic va2855smh
Barcodes 00000011644907, 00766907765113, 00779184063544, 00782386505361, 05054484779797, 05054533779792, 07426700800895, 07669077651138

Viewsonic VA2855 Review Sources

To prepare this Viewsonic VA2855 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 692,351 product attributes, 78,668 PC monitor reviews and 7,521,600 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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