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11 Reasons For
Just Released Four Months Ago
This flatpanel monitor has only been on the market for four months. Newer PC displays like this one are likely to use better technology.
Viewsonic PC Monitors Have Good Reviews
Based on 1,948 owner and expert reviews, Viewsonic has good reviews for its PC displays. Viewsonic also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The VA2359-smh has a built-in speaker. Most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were launched in the last year also have a built-in speaker.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the Benq GW2470HM, or the Fujitsu E24T-7 Pro or you might consider a higher Rating PC display such as the Asus VP239H ($134.00).
Has One Cable Included
The Viewsonic VA2359-smh has a greater number of cables included than most new medium monitors. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|AUX|VGA are also found on this LCD screen.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months.
The VA2359-smh is fairly narrow (only 532.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other new medium monitors. The widths of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VA2359-smh range from 370mm to 960mm.
If you don't mind having a wider width then you might want to consider the AOC I2381FH (533mm) which is also cheaper.
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Very Low Average Power Consumption
The VA2359-smh has a fairly low average power consumption (only 18 Watts) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec PC monitors. The lowest average power consumption of newly released medium monitors is 15W and the highest is 53W.
Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
With a maximum power consumption of only 26 Watts, the VA2359-smh has one of the lower maximum power consumptions amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VA2359-smh the maximum power consumptions range from 18W to 170W.
Across all the recently released similar spec flatpanel monitors the heights range from 28mm to 620mm, and the average height is 360mm. With a height of only 320.5 millimeters, the VA2359-smh is one of the shorter comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the VA2359-smh amongst medium monitors of this age.
Across all the latest comparable spec LCD screens the depths range from 7mm to 610mm, and the average depth is 110mm. With a depth of only 48.1 millimeters, the VA2359-smh is one of the shallower medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VA2359-smh amongst medium monitors of this age.
With a weight of only 2.7 kilograms, the VA2359-smh is one of the lighter PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VA2359-smh amongst PC screens of this age. The lightest PC display that came out in the last 12 months is 2.6g weight and the heaviest is 33kg.
9 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The VA2359-smh is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for the last year are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Viewsonic VA2359-smh does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other latest comparable spec PC displays also do not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth considering alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U2413 ($409.99) which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VA2359-smh, the VA2359-smh does not have a built-in camera.
Only LCD Display Type
The VA2359-smh has a better display type than most medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months. This PC screen has an LCD display type, whereas most newly released PC displays have an LED display type.
This PC display's display type (LCD) is in fact the worst display type across all similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the VA2359-smh.
Across similar types of PC display the best display type is LED.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the VX2376-smhd ($149.99), or the VX2276-smhd ($129.99) both from Viewsonic which is cheaper.
Flatpanel monitors with a better display type that might be worth looking at include the AOC I2281FWH (LED and cheaper), or the Acer B226WL ($158.00) (LED and cheaper).
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Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it.
We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and we think the Samsung S24F350FHU which is cheaper is also worth considering.
The lowest RMS rated audio power of recently released flatpanel monitors is 1W, the highest is 32W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5W. The VA2359-smh has a fairly low RMS rated audio power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VA2359-smh.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Fairly High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of latest medium monitors range from 0.21W to 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.5W. At 14 Watts, the VA2359-smh has a quite high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other newly released medium monitors.
1 Other reason to consider the Viewsonic VA2359-smh
50000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The VA2359-smh has a maximum contrast ratio of 50000000:1. That's 50% less contrast ratio than a 100000000:1 PC display, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens that have a 50000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including a cheaper PC screen such as the AOC I2275PWQU or you might consider a higher Rating PC screen such as the AOC I2481FXH ($149.99).
If the contrast ratio of this LCD screen is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the VX2757-MHD ($199.50) (80000000:1), or the VX2457MHD ($129.99) (80000000:1) both from Viewsonic which also has a higher rating.
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Separate H/V Sync
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
24 - 82
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Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Audio Output Port
Audio Input Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
5 - 22
Cable Lock Slot
On Screen Menu Display
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AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 240
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Energy Star Certificate
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Width With Stand
Quick Start Guide
AC, AUX, VGA
User Guide On CD-ROM
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.18 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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