Viewsonic Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors
We checked 1,948 expert and owner reviews for Viewsonic PC monitors and found that on average Viewsonic has good reviews. We also found that Viewsonic has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other PC screens of this spec and age, the VA2452SM has a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq BL2420U ($399.00), and the AOC G2460VQ6 is also worth considering.
We compared this PC screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Philips 226V4LAB is also worth considering.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.
3000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The VA2452SM has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 3000:1. That's over three times the typical contrast ratio of a 1000:1 PC display, which is the most common typical contrast ratio. Across all medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the VA2452SM the typical contrast ratio ranges from 600:1 (worst) to 5000:1 (best).
The narrowest flatpanel monitor of this spec and age is 51mm wide, the widest is 960mm, and the average width is 590mm. The VA2452SM is quite narrow (only 517.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VA2452SM.
The VA2452SM is one of the shallower PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the VA2452SM (only 49.5 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. Flatpanel monitors of this age and type have depths of between 15mm and 700mm, and the average depth is 89mm.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The VA2452SM does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.
Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the DELL UZ2315H ($190.49) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Viewsonic VA2452SM does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec also do not have an integrated card reader.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader to this PC display and we think the SW2700PT ($599.00), or the BL3201 ($655.99) both from Benq is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The VA2452SM is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VA2452SM are also not 3D compatible.
Only LCD Display Type
The VA2452SM has an LCD display type which is better than most similar spec PC screens that were launched more than a year ago. Most PC displays of a comparable age and type to it have an LED display type.
An LCD display type is in fact the worst display type amongst all PC displays of this age and type.
The best display type across comparable types of LCD screen is LED.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays that are a comparable age to 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 similar spec PC screens that were released more than a year ago.
If the display resolution of this PC monitor is too few for you then you might want to consider the DELL UltraSharp 24 (1920 x 1200), the HP Z24i ($428.12) (1920 x 1200), or the Eizo EV2455 (1920 x 1200) which also has a higher Rating.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.
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