The ViewSonic VA2249s is a high-performance 21.5" wide-angle display with SuperClear image enhance technology that delivers true colour performance and consistent image quality. With Full HD 1080p...
Medium monitors manufactured by Viewsonic have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Viewsonic also has good ratings across its entire range.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on LCD screens that came out around the same time as it.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display to this PC monitor and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq XL2411 ($215.99), and the LG 29UB65 is also worth considering.
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC screens that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the 231C5, or the 298P4 ($1,309.53) both from Philips or the DELL U2312HM which has a better Rating.
If the contrast ratio of this PC screen is too low for you then you might want to consider the VX2770Smh ($219.99) (30000000:1), or the VX2370SMH ($139.99) (30000000:1) both from Viewsonic or the Philips 221V2 (30000000:1) which also has a higher rating.
Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
When compared to other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the VA2249 that we have assessed, the Viewsonic VA2249's horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees is one of the widest. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC monitors of this age and type is 60°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the VA2249 is 170°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VA2249 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.
1080p Video Mode
This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on PC screens of this age and spec.
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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on PC monitors of this age and spec.
Quite Fast Response Time
Flatpanel monitors of this age and spec have response times of between 1ms and 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms. At only 5 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VA2249 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the VA2249.
The widths of PC screens of this spec and age range from 220mm to 5,200mm, and the average width is 580mm. With a width of only 505.6 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2249 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age.
If you would consider a PC display with a wider width then you might want to look at the Acer 226WL (505.7mm).
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Viewsonic VA2249 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VA2249 which have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the AOC M2870V ($181.99) which is also higher rated.
Not 3D Compatible
The Viewsonic VA2249 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the AOC d2757Ph, or the Asus VG23AH which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago, the Viewsonic VA2249 does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this PC display to all the other PC monitors with a built-in camera and we think the Asus MK241, or the HP EliteDisplay S231 ($289.00) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Viewsonic VA2249 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2249 also do not have an integrated card reader.
Other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to look at include the U2713H ($689.99), or the UP2414Q ($839.95) both from DELL or the Asus PA279 ($749.00).
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Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
Flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 63cm. The Viewsonic VA2249 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 54.61 centimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.
Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The lowest power consumption when in PowerSave mode of comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the VA2249 is 0.14W and the highest is 80W. The Viewsonic VA2249 has a fairly high power consumption when in PowerSave mode (18 Watts) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the VA2249.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor was released over two years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to it.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and we think because of it's better review score, the HP ENVY 27 ($342.99) is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a PC screen with a more display resolution then you might want to consider the Eizo FlexScan EV2436WFS ($529.60) (1920 x 1200) which is also higher rated.
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
50 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
24 - 82
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Integrated Card Reader
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
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