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Viewsonic Has Good LCD Screen Reviews
Viewsonic medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC displays Viewsonic is one of the superior manufacturers.
Only Released Six Months Ago
This Viewsonic PC display has only been on the market for six months.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The VX2276-smhd has a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens that have been around for the last year also have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think cheaper PC displays such as the Asus VX228H, and the Acer R241Y is also worth considering.
Other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the Asus VP229.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2276-smhd is 170°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the VX2276-smhd has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the VX2276-smhd.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The average horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been around for the last year is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the VX2276-smhd has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2276-smhd.
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 PC displays that were launched in the last year.
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Has Three Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the Viewsonic VX2276-smhd is more than most comparable spec PC screens that have been around for the last year. This Viewsonic PC monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VX2276-smhd. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" and "VGA" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
Very Low Average Power Consumption
Across all the flatpanel monitors that came out in the last 12 months the average power consumptions range from 17W to 92W. The VX2276-smhd has a quite low average power consumption (only 17 Watts) compared to most of the other latest similar spec LCD screens.
Across all the medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months the widths range from 370mm to 900mm. The VX2276-smhd is one of the narrower similar spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the VX2276-smhd (only 498 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Other LCD screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the DELL P2217 ($136.00) (503.4mm), the Philips 223S5LSB (503mm), or the Acer R221Q ($129.99) (497.84mm) which is also cheaper.
Quite Fast Response Time
PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the VX2276-smhd have response times of between 1ms and 20ms. The VX2276-smhd has a fairly fast response time (only 4 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VX2276-smhd.
Latest medium monitors have heights of between 43mm and 3,000mm. With a height of only 302 millimeters, the VX2276-smhd is fairly short compared to most of the other new medium monitors.
Quite Low Maximum Power Consumption
The lowest maximum power consumption of latest PC screens is 17W and the highest is 230W. When compared to other new medium monitors, the VX2276-smhd's maximum power consumption of only 20 Watts is one of the lowest.
When compared to other latest medium monitors that we have checked, the weight of the VX2276-smhd of only 2 kilograms is one of the lightest. The average weight of latest similar spec flatpanel monitors is 4.7kg.
Recently released similar spec PC monitors have depths of between 7mm and 610mm, and the average depth is 110mm. When compared to other PC screens that are a comparable age to the VX2276-smhd that we have checked the depth of, the VX2276-smhd's depth of only 33 millimeters is one of the shallowest.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The VX2276-smhd does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last 12 months also do not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Lenovo T2224 ($255.16).
Not 3D Compatible
Most medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months are not 3D compatible. The VX2276-smhd is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most recently released PC displays do not have an integrated card reader. The Viewsonic VX2276-smhd is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months.
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Fairly High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of 15 Watts, the Viewsonic VX2276-smhd has one of the higher power consumptions when in PowerSave mode amongst PC displays of this age. The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of latest PC screens range from 0.21W to 52W.
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LCD Display Type
The Viewsonic VX2276-smhd has a better display type than most LCD screens that are a comparable age to it. This Viewsonic PC monitor has an LCD display type, whereas most recently released medium monitors have an LED display type.
Alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available which you might also want to look at include a cheaper PC display such as the Philips 221S6LCB or you might consider a higher rated PC display such as the Asus VP278H ($199.03).
If the display type of this flatpanel monitor is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer S230HL (LED,LCD), the HP 22es ($99.99) (LED), or the LG 22MT48D (LED) which is also cheaper.
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
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Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
17 - 5
Cable Lock Slot
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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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Active Display Area (W X H)
476.06 x 267.79
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.16 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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