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Viewsonic Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors
Viewsonic has good average reviews for its small monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on small monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
Alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at include the V206HQL ($78.99), or the K202HQ ($71.99) both from Acer or the DELL P1914S ($79.99) which has better reviews.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The VA2055SA has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 58% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.
This PC monitor's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all PC displays that came out more than a year ago.
The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of PC monitor is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
Across all the PC screens of a similar spec and age to the VA2055SA the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the VA2055SA has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst small monitors of this age.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the VA2055SA has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst small monitors of this age. PC displays of this spec and age have horizontal viewing angles of between 90° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
The Viewsonic VA2055SA has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 62% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution.
This flatpanel monitor's resolution (1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)) is actually the best resolution amongst all LCD screens of this spec and age.
Amongst similar types of flatpanel monitor the worst resolution is 720 x 400.
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Quite Bright Display Brightness
At 250 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VA2055SA has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VA2055SA. The display brightness of comparable spec PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the VA2055SA range from 200 cd/m² to 350 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².
Has One Cable Included
The VA2055SA has a greater number of cables included than most small monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. The most commonly found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this Viewsonic LCD screen. The cables included AC,VGA are also found on this PC screen.
Fairly Large Viewable Size Diagonal
With a viewable size diagonal of 495 millimeters, the VA2055SA has one of the larger viewable size diagonals amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age. The average viewable size diagonal of small monitors that have been available for more than a year is 460mm.
Quite Big Viewable Width
With a viewable width of 434 millimeters, the VA2055SA has a fairly big viewable width compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VA2055SA. Across all the comparable spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the VA2055SA the viewable widths range from 260mm to 480mm, and the average viewable width is 390mm.
At only 47.5 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2055SA is fairly shallow compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. The shallowest PC screen that was launched around the same time as the VA2055SA is 8.5mm deep, the deepest is 380mm, and the average depth is 82mm.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VA2055SA, the VA2055SA does not have a built-in speaker.
Most small monitors that were released around the same time as the VA2055SA are not 3D compatible. The VA2055SA is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The VA2055SA does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the VA2055SA also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the VA2055SA do not have an integrated card reader. The VA2055SA is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
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Fairly High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of comparable spec PC monitors that came out more than a year ago range from 0.3W to 16W. The Viewsonic VA2055SA has one of the higher power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (15 Watts) amongst PC monitors of this age.
Very Slow Response Time
At 25 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VA2055SA has a very slow response time compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released more than a year ago. Small monitors that were released one year ago have response times of between 2ms and 25ms, and the average response time is 7.5ms.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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