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6 Reasons For
On average Viewsonic small monitors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all flatpanel monitors produced by Viewsonic.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many LCD screens that were launched around the same time as it.
1600 X 900 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Viewsonic VA1917 is 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) (which is also found on this PC display). This PC screen also has a graphics resolution of 1366 x 768. Across all small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VA1917 the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (best).
The shallowest small monitor that has been around for around the same time as the VA1917 is 2.7mm deep, the deepest is 460mm, and the average depth is 97mm. At only 46.2 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA1917 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age.
With a height of only 271.8 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA1917 is one of the shorter small monitors that came out around the same time as the VA1917 amongst small monitors of this age. The shortest LCD screen of this type and age is 5mm tall, the tallest is 530mm, and the average height is 310mm.
With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the Viewsonic VA1917 is fairly light compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released around the same time as the VA1917. The average weight of PC displays that were launched around the same time as the VA1917 is 3.3kg, and the weights range from 3.3g to 19kg.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most flatpanel monitors of this spec and age do not have a built-in speaker. The Viewsonic VA1917 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the VA1917, the Viewsonic VA1917 does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The Viewsonic VA1917 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other small monitors that were launched around the same time as the VA1917, the Viewsonic VA1917 does not have an integrated card reader.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the Viewsonic VA1917 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels PC display, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all small monitors that came out more than two years ago the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Very Dim Display Brightness
The Viewsonic VA1917 has a quite dim display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the VA1917. The display brightness of comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m².
Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures
The Viewsonic VA1917 has a fairly short mean time between failures (only 30,000 hours) compared to most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago. The average mean time between failures of similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago is 34,000h.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this PC screen was released.
With a width of 442.4 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA1917 has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other small monitors that came out around the same time as the VA1917.
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