Viewsonic small monitors have good reviews on average and across all LCD screens Viewsonic is one of the better rated brands.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC screens of this age and type.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the DELL E1916H ($63.99) which is cheaper.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1366 x 768|1600 x 900|1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is typical of many small monitors that came out more than a year ago.
The depths of PC screens of this spec and age range from 2.7mm to 380mm. At only 46.2 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA1917 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the VA1917.
Across all the similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the VA1917 the heights range from 67mm to 500mm. The Viewsonic VA1917 is fairly short (only 271.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that were released one year ago.
Across all the PC displays that have been available for more than a year the weights range from 140g to 5.8kg. At only 2 kilograms, the Viewsonic VA1917 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the VA1917.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the VA1917, the Viewsonic VA1917 does not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the V7 L18500WS-9K, or the Viewsonic VA2055SM ($94.99).
Not 3D Compatible
The Viewsonic VA1917 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the VA1917 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the VA1917 do not have an integrated card reader. The Viewsonic VA1917 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Viewsonic VA1917 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VA1917 also do not have a built-in camera.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The Viewsonic VA1917 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels PC monitor, which is the most common display resolution.
This PC display's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is actually the worst display resolution amongst all flatpanel monitors of this type and age.
Amongst similar types of PC display the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels currently available including cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the DELL E1916H ($63.99).
If you are looking for an LCD screen with a more display resolution then you might want to look at the DELL 1707FP (1280 x 1024 and higher rated).
Very Dim Display Brightness
The display brightness of PC displays that were released around the same time as the VA1917 range from 200 cd/m² to 350 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m². The Viewsonic VA1917 has a quite dim display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the VA1917.
Only Has One Cable Included
The Viewsonic VA1917 has a greater number of cables included than most small monitors that came out around the same time as it. This PC display has a VGA cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on flatpanel monitors that were launched more than a year ago.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This small monitor was released over a year ago.
The Viewsonic VA1917 has a fairly typical width (442.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the VA1917.
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