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Viewsonic VG2860MHL4K PC Monitor

28" LCD 659.7mm Jan 2015
Screen Size Display Type Built-In Speaker Width Release Date
The ViewSonic VG2860mhl-4K 28 Ultra HD LED monitor delivers stunning definition, ergonomic design, and future-proof connectivity for the ultimate work environment. Featuring a 3840x2160 ultra-high... More
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Three experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, PC Welt.de and itpro.co.uk have rated this medium monitor on average 71 out of 100.

Good Brand

Viewsonic medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all LCD screens Viewsonic is one of the superior manufacturers.

Easy to Use

One person who bought it thought it was easy to use.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago, the VG2860MHL has a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the Samsung T27D590CW[plb_2979126_price] or you might consider a better rated PC display such as the Asus MG279Q[plb_2900144_price].

Other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the Samsung LS32E590CS[plb_3844505_price].

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Two DisplayPorts

The VG2860MHL has more DisplayPorts than most of the PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the VG2860MHL. This PC screen is a two DisplayPort PC display compared to most of the medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VG2860MHL which only have one DisplayPort.

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Quite Many Display Colour Count

With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the VG2860MHL has one of the more display colour counts amongst medium monitors of this age. Similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year have display colour counts of between 16M and 1,100M.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The VG2860MHL has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The best resolution of all flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

With a viewable width of 619.75 millimeters, the VG2860MHL has a fairly big viewable width compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the VG2860MHL. Across all the PC displays that are a comparable age to the VG2860MHL the viewable widths range from 280mm to 800mm.

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Fairly Big Viewable Height

With a viewable height of 340.36 millimeters, the VG2860MHL has a fairly big viewable height compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VG2860MHL. The viewable heights of medium monitors that were released one year ago range from 230mm to 700mm, and the average viewable height is 320mm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the VG2860MHL the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VG2860MHL has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VG2860MHL.

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Very Shallow

Across all the PC screens of this type and age the depths range from 32mm to 650mm, and the average depth is 92mm. The VG2860MHL is one of the shallower LCD screens of this age and type (only 49.3 millimeters) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.

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Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VG2860MHL have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the VG2860MHL which has two USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG2860MHL do not have a built-in camera. The VG2860MHL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The VG2860MHL is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the VG2860MHL are also not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG2860MHL do not have an integrated card reader. The VG2860MHL is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The VG2860MHL is a two USB 3.0 port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VG2860MHL have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Only Has Five Cables Included

The VG2860MHL has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens of a similar age and spec to it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC monitors of this spec and age. The cables included "AUX", "DisplayPort", "MHL" and "USB" are also found on this PC screen.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

At only 160 degrees, the VG2860MHL has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VG2860MHL. Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VG2860MHL the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the VG2860MHL has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the VG2860MHL. Across all the medium monitors that were released one year ago the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°.

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Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures

The average mean time between failures of comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VG2860MHL is 48,000h, and the mean time between failures range from 30h to 70,000h. At only 30,000 hours, the Viewsonic VG2860MHL has a fairly short mean time between failures compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG2860MHL.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The VG2860MHL has a quite high annual energy consumption (67 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VG2860MHL. The annual energy consumptions of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age range from 22kWh to 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 47kWh.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VG2860MHL

Released Over a Year Ago

Viewsonic released the VG2860MHL over a year ago.

LCD Display Type

The VG2860MHL has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most PC displays of this age and type.

Other flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available which you might want to look at include a cheaper flatpanel monitor such as the Asus VG278HV[plb_3113461_price] or you might consider a higher rated flatpanel monitor such as the Philips BDM3270[plb_2783117_price], or the Asus MG278Q[plb_3037824_price].

If the display type of this PC screen is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung S27C750[plb_1552112_price] (LED and higher rated); or the Samsung NC221[plb_3149380_price] (LED and cheaper), or the Neovo FM-27[plb_3011242_price] (LED and cheaper).

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Expert Reviews

(4)
20 October 2015

What is the ViewSonic VG2860mhl-4K? The ViewSonic VG280mhl-4K is one of the cheapest high-resolution panels I've seen for a long time with a price of only £346. It's a screen designed more for... Read more…

8 September 2015

A good value 4K monitor that'll boost your desktop working space without breaking the bank...

18 December 2015

TESTERGEBNIS (NOTEN)Viewsonic VG2860mhlTestnotegut (2,07)Preis-LeistungteuerBildqualität (45%)1,96Bildschirmqualität (15%)2,03Ausstattung (15%)2,99Handhabung (10%)2,05Stromverbrauch...

Solid Benchmark results
Ample features and versatility
Competitive price
Builtin US 3 hub
Ergonomic
Inconsistent brightness levels
Different screen modes aren't useful
Patchy backlight
Slightly narrow viewing angles
30 October 2015

TESTERGEBNIS (NOTEN) Viewsonic VG2860mhlTestnote gut (2,07)Preis-Leistung teuerBildqualität (45%) 1,96Bildschirmqualität (15%) 2,03Ausstattung (15%) 2,99Handhabung (10%) 2,05Stromverbrauch (10%)...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 27 July 2015 by RockerDave12
RockerDave12 would recommend the ViewSonic VG2860mhl-4K

I'm a Broadcast TV Engineer, so I *know* what I'm talking about. The product description is misleading. It says "4K UHD". Most people *JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND* what 4K or UHD is. You don't need to... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $57.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $57.41
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic 20m1, code vg2860mhl4, viewsonic vg2860, code vg2860mhl4k, viewsonic vg2860m, viewsonic 300cdm2, viewsonic bd3kza00, viewsonic vg2860mh, viewsonic bd3kzs00, viewsonic vg2860mhl, viewsonic 3840x2160, viewsonic vg2860mhl4, viewsonic vg2860mhl4k, viewsonic vg2860mhl4kl, viewsonic vg2860mhl4kle, viewsonic vg2860mhl4kled, asrockasusantecarcticb vg2860mhl4, asrockasusantecarcticb vg2860mhl4k
Barcodes 00766907774115, 07669077741150

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