The ViewSonic VA2265Smh is a 22 (21.5 viewable) widescreen monitor with an LED backlight and glossy, thin-bezel design ideal for both work and entertainment. With the latest ViewSonic SuperClear...
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User Reviews Are Good
Based on 42 user reviews the average user rating of this medium monitor is 81 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
Some Viewsonic VA2265 reviewers who bought it thought it had good picture quality. Victor Meldrew Mk2 said on Amazon “First off though might I say that if you are looking for fast graphics, brilliant colours then look elsewhere, if you are looking for a great value item, vibrant colours” in his review.
One person who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it had good colour saturation. One Viewsonic VA2265 owner who bought this PC monitor considered that it had clear images.
Good Product Quality
Several Viewsonic VA2265 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote a few weeks ago “The image quality was certainly not satisfactory considering that £90 is still a fair amount of money”. This year Gary C. wrote “Excellent quality and clarity of image”. Last year W. Bryant mentioned in their review on Amazon “The picture quality is excellent and”.
Easy to Use
A few Viewsonic VA2265 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “It matches my TV) and the buttons to control the settings are real buttons” and rated it 5 stars. Last year Chris scored this PC monitor 4 stars and he wrote in his review of the Viewsonic VA2265 “The colours seem vibrant and clear and the menu seems pretty straight forward”.
One customer considered that this PC monitor was easy to setup. Dc said in their Viewsonic VA2265 review on Amazon in November “The monitor was easy to set up and worked without issue”.
We calculated the average reviews for all Viewsonic PC monitors and also specifically for Viewsonic medium monitors and found that in both cases Viewsonic had good reviews compared to other brands.
One person thought it was well made. One person who bought it mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Mr John N Graves said in his Viewsonic VA2265 review on Amazon this year “Both are first class, no broken pixels” and scored it very highly.
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Acceptable Noise Level
One Viewsonic VA2265 reviewer who bought it thought it was noisy. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in November “The audio comes out muffled and any sharp, loud noise causes crackling for the next few second” in their review but in spite of that they only scored this PC monitor 3 stars.
One Viewsonic VA2265 owner who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was good looking. This year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The monitor itself is pretty nice”.
One person who purchased the Viewsonic VA2265 mentioned that it was heavy. In November this year Amazon Customer wrote “60fps video stuttered badly and was heavily noticeable”.
One Viewsonic VA2265 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good technical guidance.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays of this spec and age.
We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Samsung S22D390[plb_2182223_price], the Asus VS229[plb_2415537_price], and the Acer CB240HY[plb_2569304_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VA2265, the Viewsonic VA2265 has a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Samsung S24E450[plb_2963719_price], or the Lenovo T2254p[plb_2910668_price] which is cheaper; or the Acer CB240HY[plb_2569304_price] which has better reviews.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that have been around for more than a year.
With a width of only 510.7 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2265 is one of the narrower comparable spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the VA2265 amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VA2265 have widths of between 340mm and 960mm, and the average width is 590mm.
The average height of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the VA2265 is 360mm, and the heights range from 28mm to 930mm. At only 319.4 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2265 is quite short compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VA2265.
Very Low Average Power Consumption
With an average power consumption of only 17 Watts, the Viewsonic VA2265 has a fairly low average power consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the VA2265. The average power consumptions of medium monitors that were released one year ago range from 15W to 57W, and the average average power consumption is 28W.
The weights of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VA2265 range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg. With a weight of only 3 kilograms, the Viewsonic VA2265 is one of the lighter LCD screens of this spec and age amongst PC screens of this age.
The shallowest PC display that came out more than a year ago is 32mm deep and the deepest is 650mm. At only 47.2 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2265 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other PC monitors that came out more than a year ago.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the VA2265, the Viewsonic VA2265 does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the Philips 221S6QYKMB[plb_3015788_price].
Not 3D Compatible
The Viewsonic VA2265 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VA2265 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VA2265, the Viewsonic VA2265 does not have an integrated card reader.
Quite Small Viewable Height
The average viewable height of PC monitors of this spec and age is 320mm, and the viewable heights range from 230mm to 700mm. When compared to other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VA2265, the Viewsonic VA2265's viewable height of only 266.7 millimeters is one of the smallest.
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Quite Small Viewable Width
The viewable widths of comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for more than a year range from 280mm to 800mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm. At only 475 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2265 has a fairly small viewable width compared to most of the other PC displays that were released one year ago.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on LCD screens that are a similar age to it.
Only 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 medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
Very Small Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago is 48cm, the biggest is 600cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. At only 55.88 centimeters, the Viewsonic VA2265 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VA2265.
Quite Slow Response Time
Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VA2265 have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. The Viewsonic VA2265 has a quite slow response time (6.5 milliseconds) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec.
1 Other reason to consider the Viewsonic VA2265
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Viewsonic released the VA2265.
The monitor itself is pretty nice but I bought the version with the speakers and those completely and utterly suck. The audio comes out muffled and any sharp, loud noise causes crackling for the... Read more…
After 11 years my ViewSonic monitor was reluctant to start, a broken power switch didn't help,(When finally on, it was as good as on the first day!)
So I decided to buy a new one. After a lot of... Read more…
Don't get your hopes up too much guys, you certainly get what you pay for... not a lot.
Sure the screen is big and you have a high resolution for a low price, but the image quality was certainly... Read more…
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