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Viewsonic VT1601LED PC Monitor

16" 1366 X 768 LCD Jul 2012
Screen Size Display Resolution Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
ViewSonic's new VT1601LED is a professional monitor with HDTV functionality. The VT1601LED features "edge white" LED technology delivering brilliant image clarity, high contrast with saturated... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

Viewsonic is one of the superior PC screen brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Viewsonic also has good reviews for its small monitors.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VT1601LED has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other small monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the VT1601LED which do not have a built-in speaker.

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1080p Video Mode

The VT1601LED has a maximum resolution of 1080p. That's 50% more resolution than a 720p PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. 720p is also found on this PC display. In addition, this LCD screen have 1080i and 480i and 480p video modes.

A 1080p video mode is actually the best resolution across all similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the VT1601LED.

Across similar types of PC display the worst resolution is 480p.

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Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power

At 5 Watts, the Viewsonic VT1601LED has a fairly high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the VT1601LED. Comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 10W.

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Not Supported HD Type

This LCD screen has a Not supported HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The narrowest small monitor that came out around the same time as the VT1601LED is 100mm wide, the widest is 750mm, and the average width is 420mm. With a width of only 392.1 millimeters, the VT1601LED is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the VT1601LED.

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Very Light

Across all the PC displays of this age and spec the weights range from 3.3g to 19kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg. The VT1601LED is one of the lighter small monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the VT1601LED (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst LCD screens of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The VT1601LED does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the VT1601LED also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most LCD screens of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The VT1601LED is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The VT1601LED does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other small monitors that have been around for more than two years also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The VT1601LED has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all small monitors that have been around for more than two years the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

The VT1601LED has a quite small viewable height (only 193.04 millimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VT1601LED. The viewable heights of flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the VT1601LED range from 110mm to 440mm, and the average viewable height is 260mm.

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Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

At only 50 degrees, the VT1601LED has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The vertical viewing angles of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the VT1601LED range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°.

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Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the VT1601LED is 40° and the widest is 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 90 degrees, the VT1601LED has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other small monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 220 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VT1601LED has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. The display brightness of small monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m².

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Quite Small Viewable Size Diagonal

The Viewsonic VT1601LED has a fairly small viewable size diagonal (only 396.23 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the VT1601LED. The average viewable size diagonal of comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the VT1601LED is 450mm.

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Very High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

Across all the PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the VT1601LED the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.15W to 18W. When compared to other LCD screens of this age and spec that we have assessed the power consumption when in PowerSave mode of, the Viewsonic VT1601LED's power consumption when in PowerSave mode of 18 Watts is one of the highest.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The response times of small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VT1601LED range from 2ms to 44ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the VT1601LED has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the VT1601LED.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VT1601LED

Released Over Four Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over four years.

LCD Display Type

The VT1601LED has a better display type than most flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. This PC display has an LCD display type, whereas most comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to it have an LED display type.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
HD Type
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Viewable Size Diagonal
Viewable Height
Viewable Width
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out Port
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
Analog Signal Format
Digital Signal Format
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Subwoofer
Design
Case Colour
Networking
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
VESA Mount Interface
Power
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Typical Power Consumption
Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
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Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
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Width
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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 13 March 2013 by Evan P.

I paired this with a Foxconn AMD book size system mounted to the VESA mounts to function as a digital WIFI picture frame. I added a web cam, Picasa screen saver, Skype and teamviewer and I have... Read more…

Reviewed 10 January 2013 by Ann r.
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased this TV to use in a kitchen. I also purchased a swiveling wall mount from another online retailer to wall mount. Monjo price 3-Way Adjustable Tilt & Swivel Wall Mount Bracket. Both... Read more…

I think just the right size for a Kitchen TV. Great HD screen image. Low power usage. Viewsonic brand
Easily switchable between PC and TV input via the remote (although I haven't tried this yet). Good directions, including remote codes for major cablesatellite services
The perfect size for a large digital photo frame. Hdmi input that can be locked. VESA mount
Good, sharp picture nice sound
Lots of ways to connect to it, including computer
None that I can tell
The base doesn't tilt
The setup menu keeps timing out and closing while I'm trying to learn it
The remote has some flaky buttons
The speakers in these ultra-thin TV's can be awful. A pair of Acoustic Audio A 20x USB-powered speakers are a perfect match for this TV. With simple brackets from a local hardware store they also moun
Reviewed 2 December 2012 by George I.
(Verified Purchase)

This TV has good reception and works great, and I like the sound quality. (I'm using over-the-air antenna reception.) The base is permanently set to straight up 90 degrees, so you may want to get... Read more…

Reviewed 21 November 2012 by John K.
(Verified Purchase)

Replaced an old Philips under-cabinet TV that gave many years of good service but was not up to the HD world...

Reviewed 1 October 2012 by David W.
(Verified Purchase)

Based on a great price this was a no-brainer to replace a clunky old 12" table-top. It arrived quickly and was simple to set up. I was concerned about the sound volume and clarity but it fills my... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $27.48
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Total running cost over 5 years $27.48
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vt1601, vt1601l, vt1601le, vt1601led, viewsonic vt1601, viewsonic vt1601l, viewsonic vt1601le, viewsonic vt1601led
Barcodes 00766907657111, 07669076571116
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