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13 Reasons For
We checked 2,099 expert and user reviews for Viewsonic PC screens and found that on average Viewsonic has good ratings. We also found that Viewsonic has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.
Just Released Seven Months Ago
This Viewsonic PC display was only released seven months ago. Newer PC monitors like this one are likely to have more advanced features.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Viewsonic VA2359-smh has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other new similar spec PC screens.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker to this PC screen and we think the Asus VP278H[plb_3195871_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the AOC E2475PWJ[plb_3353471_price], or the Wortmann AG 2255W[plb_3446154_price] is also worth considering.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of PC monitors that were released in the last 12 months is 170°. The Viewsonic VA2359-smh has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other newly released LCD screens.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The VA2359-smh has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months. The average horizontal viewing angle of newly released similar spec LCD screens is 170°.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
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Has Three Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the VA2359-smh is more than most latest comparable spec PC monitors. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months. The cables included "AUX" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.
The widths of latest flatpanel monitors range from 370mm to 900mm, and the average width is 590mm. At only 532.8 millimeters, the VA2359-smh is quite narrow compared to most of the other newly released flatpanel monitors.
PC monitors with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the AOC I2281FWH[plb_3445795_price] (531.98mm and cheaper).
Very Low Average Power Consumption
The VA2359-smh has one of the lower average power consumptions (only 18 Watts) amongst LCD screens of this age. Across all the new medium monitors the average power consumptions range from 17W to 92W, and the average average power consumption is 32W.
Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
The maximum power consumptions of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VA2359-smh range from 17W to 230W, and the average maximum power consumption is 48W. The VA2359-smh has one of the lower maximum power consumptions (only 26 Watts) amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age.
With a height of only 320.5 millimeters, the VA2359-smh is quite short compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released in the last year. The shortest flatpanel monitor that has been available for a comparable time to the VA2359-smh is 43mm tall and the tallest is 3,000mm.
The average depth of medium monitors that came out in the last year is 110mm, and the depths range from 7mm to 610mm. The Viewsonic VA2359-smh is fairly shallow (only 48.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the VA2359-smh.
At only 2.7 kilograms, the VA2359-smh is fairly light compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out in the last year. The lightest recently released medium monitor is 2.6g weight, the heaviest is 21kg, and the average weight is 4.7kg.
6 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The Viewsonic VA2359-smh is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VA2359-smh are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The VA2359-smh does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VA2359-smh also do not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider including the Lenovo T2224[plb_2805500_price] which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most recently released medium monitors do not have an integrated card reader. The VA2359-smh is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many latest medium monitors.
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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
At only 2 Watts, the VA2359-smh has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other new medium monitors. The average RMS rated audio power of recently released medium monitors is 4.8W, and the RMS rated audio powers range from 0.5W to 20W.
Fairly High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
At 14 Watts, the VA2359-smh has a quite high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for the last year. The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of newly released medium monitors range from 0.21W to 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.5W.
1 Other reason to consider the Viewsonic VA2359-smh
LCD Display Type
The VA2359-smh has a better display type than most PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This flatpanel monitor has an LCD display type, whereas most newly released comparable spec PC screens have an LED display type.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to consider including the Acer B246HL[plb_3782967_price] which has better reviews.
If the display type of this Viewsonic PC monitor is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Acer S230HL[plb_2701269_price] (LED,LCD and cheaper), or the iiyama GE2488HS-B2[plb_3704771_price] (LED and cheaper).
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
24 - 82
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Socket Size
16.78 million colours
VGA (D-Sub) Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
5 - 22
VESA Mount Interface
5 - 22
Cable Lock Slot
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
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AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 240
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
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AC, AUX, VGA
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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