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Viewsonic VG2860MHL4K PC Monitor

28" LCD 659.7mm Jan 2015
Display Diagonal Display Built-In Speaker(s) Width Release Date
The ViewSonic VG2860mhl-4K 28 Ultra HD LED monitor delivers stunning definition, ergonomic design, and future-proof connectivity for the ultimate work environment. Featuring a 3840x2160 ultra-high... More
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12 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, PC Welt.de and itpro.co.uk this LCD screen has an overall expert rating of 71%.

Viewsonic Has Good PC Screen Reviews

Medium monitors built by Viewsonic have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that Viewsonic also has good reviews across its entire range.

Easy to Use

One Viewsonic VG2860MHL reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to use.

Reasonably Priced

One Viewsonic VG2860MHL reviewer who reviewed the Viewsonic VG2860MHL concluded that it was good value for money. Expert review site Itpro.co.uk mentioned “A good value 4K monitor that'll boost your desktop working space without breaking the bank”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other PC screens of this type and age, the VG2860MHL has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at including a cheaper PC monitor such as the Asus VG278HV[plb_3113461_price] or you might consider a higher rated PC monitor such as the Benq BL2420U[plb_2885076_price].

We compared this PC monitor to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Viewsonic VX2475SMHL-4K[plb_2974731_price] is also worth considering.

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Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

The VG2860MHL is a two displayPorts quantity PC monitor.

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3840 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Viewsonic VG2860MHL has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The best resolution of all PC screens that came out more than a year ago is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Fairly Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

The average viewable size, horizontal of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec is 540mm. At 619.75 millimeters, the VG2860MHL has a quite big viewable size, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VG2860MHL.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Vertical

At 340.36 millimeters, the Viewsonic VG2860MHL has a fairly big viewable size, vertical compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the VG2860MHL. Across all the medium monitors that were released one year ago the viewable size, verticals range from 230mm to 700mm, and the average viewable size, vertical is 320mm.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the VG2860MHL has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG2860MHL is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 500 cd/m².

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG2860MHL is 5W. At 6 Watts, the VG2860MHL has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.

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Has Five Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the Viewsonic VG2860MHL is more than most PC displays that were launched more than a year ago. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VG2860MHL. The cables includeds "AUX", "DisplayPort", "MHL" and "USB" are also found on this PC screen.

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11 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £79.68

In the last 39 days the VG2860MHL has increased in price by £79.68.

Running Costs Are Very High

This medium monitor has an efficiency rating of C. The VG2860MHL is in the most expensive 19% of all 486 similar spec LCD screens that have been available for more than a year that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VG2860MHL is £74.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the VG2860MHL, the Viewsonic VG2860MHL does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

The VG2860MHL is not 3D. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VG2860MHL are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the VG2860MHL, the VG2860MHL does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of flatpanel monitors that were launched more than a year ago is 10° and the widest is 180°. With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the VG2860MHL's viewing angle, vertical is one of the narrowest amongst medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VG2860MHL.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 170 degrees, the VG2860MHL has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals amongst medium monitors of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VG2860MHL is 18° and the widest is 180°.

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Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

The VG2860MHL has a quite short mean time between failures (MTBF) (only 30,000 hours) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the VG2860MHL. The average mean time between failures (MTBF) of flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VG2860MHL is 48,000h.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 67 kilowatt hours, the VG2860MHL has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst PC displays of this age. Across all the similar spec LCD screens that were released more than a year ago the annual energy consumptions range from 22kWh to 120kWh.

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Not Cheap

The price range of PC monitors of a similar age and spec is from £64 to £4,006. We think that this Viewsonic PC screen looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of a similar age and spec.

2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VG2860MHL

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market for over two years.

LCD Display

The VG2860MHL has an LCD display which is better than most flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to it. Most comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an LED display.

Other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available which you might also want to look at include the Philips BDM3270[plb_2783117_price], or the Asus MG278Q[plb_3037824_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 29UC97[plb_2823891_price] which is cheaper.

If the display type of this PC screen is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the B276HLC[pl_3244430_price] (LED and cheaper), or the XF270H[pl_3084438_price] (LED and cheaper) both from Acer or the HP Pavilion 27[plb_1531344_price] (LED and higher rated).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Composite Sync
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
Audio Input
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (typical)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(4)
20 October 2015

What is the ViewSonic VG2860mhl-4K? The ViewSonic VG280mhl-4K is one of the cheapest high-resolution panels I've seen for a long time with a price of only £346. It's a screen designed more for... Read more…

8 September 2015

A good value 4K monitor that'll boost your desktop working space without breaking the bank...

18 December 2015

TESTERGEBNIS (NOTEN)Viewsonic VG2860mhlTestnotegut (2,07)Preis-LeistungteuerBildqualität (45%)1,96Bildschirmqualität (15%)2,03Ausstattung (15%)2,99Handhabung (10%)2,05Stromverbrauch...

Solid Benchmark results
Ample features and versatility
Competitive price
Builtin US 3 hub
Ergonomic
Inconsistent brightness levels
Different screen modes aren't useful
Patchy backlight
Slightly narrow viewing angles
30 October 2015

TESTERGEBNIS (NOTEN) Viewsonic VG2860mhlTestnote gut (2,07)Preis-Leistung teuerBildqualität (45%) 1,96Bildschirmqualität (15%) 2,03Ausstattung (15%) 2,99Handhabung (10%) 2,05Stromverbrauch (10%)...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 27 July 2015 by RockerDave12
RockerDave12 would recommend the ViewSonic VG2860mhl-4K

I'm a Broadcast TV Engineer, so I *know* what I'm talking about. The product description is misleading. It says "4K UHD". Most people *JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND* what 4K or UHD is. You don't need to... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £117.94
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Total running cost over 5 years £117.94
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00766907774115, 07669077741150

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