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...
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9 Reasons For
Viewsonic PC Screens Have Good Reviews
Based on 2,099 expert and owner reviews, Viewsonic has good ratings for its PC screens. Viewsonic also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other brands.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on similar spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago.
Other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider include the LG 34UM65 which has better reviews.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VA2249 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC screens that were released around the same time as the VA2249 is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of LCD screens of this age and type range from 60° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. When compared to other PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VA2249, the Viewsonic VA2249's horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees is one of the widest.
1080p Video Mode
This LCD screen has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC screens of this age and type.
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Quite Fast Response Time
The fastest response time of PC displays of this spec and age is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. At only 5 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VA2249 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type.
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Viewsonic VA2249 is more than most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC,VGA are also found on this PC display.
The Viewsonic VA2249 is one of the narrower medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago (only 505.6 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The widths of similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the VA2249 range from 50mm to 6,500mm.
Flatpanel monitors with a wider width that might also be worth considering include the Acer V226 ($68.99) (505.8mm).
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Viewsonic VA2249 does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also do not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to look at including the Apple 27" Cinema Display which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other LCD screens that were released around the same time as the VA2249, the Viewsonic VA2249 is not 3D compatible.
The Viewsonic VA2249 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens that are a similar age to the VA2249 also do not have a built-in camera.
It is worth also looking at alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera including the 231C5, or the 241P4QPY both from Philips or the Apple 27" Cinema Display which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Viewsonic VA2249 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC screens of this age and type also do not have an integrated card reader.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader to this PC monitor and we think the U2713H ($682.40), or the U2413 ($450.99) both from DELL or the Asus PA279 ($749.00) is also worth considering.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of a comparable age and spec to it.
Very Small Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the VA2249 is 50cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 66cm. With a display diagonal of only 54.61 centimeters, the Viewsonic VA2249 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The average display brightness of PC displays of a similar age and type to the VA2249 is 290 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VA2249 has one of the dimmer display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the VA2249 range from 0.14W to 80W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6W. With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of 18 Watts, the Viewsonic VA2249 has a quite high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other PC displays that are a comparable age to the VA2249.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
Viewsonic released the VA2249 over three years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago.
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
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
Integrated TV Tuner
Integrated Card Reader
Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64
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