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Viewsonic VA2055SM

Viewsonic VA2055SM
91
Reviews
16 Reviews
72
Features
Good Features
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
82
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Age
3 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£130 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
Reviews indicate that this flatpanel monitor has good features and a good picture quality. It's a classic and cheap 19.5" LCD screen, with moderate running costs and a good spec.
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19.5"
1920 x
1080
(Full
25ms
Response Time
178°
Vertical Viewing Angle
178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
High
Built-in
Speaker
Flat
VESA
Mounting
LED
Audio
Input
$109
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We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Viewsonic VA2055SM and the United States price of $69.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £85.95 ($85.95).
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Viewsonic VA2055SM Price History

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Having analysed the historic price trend for the Viewsonic VA2055SM we calculated that there is a 75% chance that prices will remain steady over the next 2 weeks.

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With outstanding reviews and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Viewsonic VA2055SM number 525 across all PC monitors.

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Kagoo Score
92
Reviews
73
Features
83
Value for Money
71
Age
68
Running Costs

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79
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 79?

owners report that it has great user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this LCD screen to others.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC monitors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Viewsonic PC monitor has running costs of £130 over 5 years, which is pretty average compared to the other 1,800+ PC monitors that we have calculated running costs for.
The VA2055SM has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Very wide horizontal viewing angle
Only 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
Smaller than average display diagonal

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each PC monitor by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the PC monitor is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec PC monitors come to market, the older PC monitors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

92
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.3 stars (16 reviews)

63%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Viewsonic VA2055SM?

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Three People Thought the Viewsonic VA2055SM Had a Good Price
  • ... another $20 and get a 5-7ms (1ms is overkill) monitor for gaming... Nice cheap monitor for email, spreadsheets, pdf's etc. Not for gaming.
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 1 Sep 2016
  • Nice inexpensive monitor... Android. Ease Of Use. Lightweight. Multiple Ways To Connect. On Board Memory. Projector Features. Touchscreen. Wifi Connectivity.
    Gary - Bhphotovideo.com 1 Feb 2016
  • ... poor speakers and correct image. Menu and settings are a pain. But OK for the price, to work on documents and launch games played in VR...
    Emmanuel - Bhphotovideo.com 30 Jul 2018
  • One Person Thought This PC Monitor Was Not Reliable
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    One Person Thought it Was a Good Size
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    One Person Thought This PC Monitor Had a Good Design
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    Three People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Two people thought that the Viewsonic VA2055SM was easy to use.

  • Nice inexpensive monitor... Android. Ease Of Use. Lightweight. Multiple Ways To Connect. On Board Memory. Projector Features. Touchscreen. Wifi Connectivity.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 1 Feb 2016
  • Easy to use and set up. -Vesa mountable. -Comes with plenty of cables. -Good screen resolution. -Solid base to support it. -Picture quality is good - very ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 28 Mar 2018
  • One Person Thought the Viewsonic VA2055SM Had Good Technical Features
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    Nine People Thought it Produced a Good Picture Quality

    Several people thought that the Viewsonic VA2055SM has a good screen and had a good picture quality.

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    Has a Good Screen
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... use and set up. -Vesa mountable. -Comes with plenty of cables. -Good screen resolution. -Solid base to support it. -Picture quality is good - very crisp ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 28 Mar 2018
  • ... of software. This monitor did it all- and actually lasted over 5 hrs on continuous display at full brightness. The images were crisp and the refresh rate ...
    Fngl51 - Bhphotovideo.com 2 Jun 2017
  • ... speakers very tinny and volume is too low even on maximum.I like the horizontally elongated screen, and also the anti-glare surface was a must for me, ...
    ChristmasGift - Bestbuy.com 13 Feb 2017
  • Decent for a bargain-priced screen but the integrated speakers weren't that great. I returned it...
    CuriousM - Bestbuy.com 18 Jan 2017
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    Has a Good Picture Quality
    2 people agree
    No people disagree

    How Good Are Viewsonic LCD Screens?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Has a built-in speaker
    Very wide horizontal viewing angle
    Very wide vertical viewing angle
    High typical contrast ratio
    Only 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
    Smaller than average display diagonal
    Slower than average response time
    Only has AC and VGA

    What the Reviews Say

    Three people thought it was easy to use
    Nine people thought it produced a good picture quality
    Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

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    Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

    LCD screens have display diagonals of between 3.5" and 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The VA2055SM's display diagonal of only 19.5" is smaller than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is smaller than 82% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature.

    What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit
    Slower Than Average Response Time

    The response time of the VA2055SM of 25ms is slower than 99% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature. The fastest response time of PC screens is 1ms, the slowest is 55ms, and the average response time is 5.9ms.

    What does "response time" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Speaker
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    The Viewsonic VA2055SM has a built-in speaker, unlike 54% of PC monitors which do not have a built-in speaker.

    What is a built-in speaker? Less Edit
    Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
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    The VA2055SM's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is very wide compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is wider than 99% of all PC monitors when ordered by this feature. Across all the LCD screens the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

    What does "horizontal viewing angle" mean? Less Edit
    Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
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    The average vertical viewing angle of all LCD screens is 160°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°. The VA2055SM's vertical viewing angle of 178° is very wide compared to most other PC displays. It is in the widest 1% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature.

    What does "vertical viewing angle" mean? Less Edit
    High Typical Contrast Ratio

    The Viewsonic VA2055SM has a maximum typical contrast ratio of High. That's over two times the typical contrast ratio of a Low PC screen, which is the most common typical contrast ratio. Across all LCD screens the worst typical contrast ratio is Very Low and the best is Ultra High. A contrast ratio of between 2,500 and 5,000:1.

    A contrast ratio of between 2,500 and 5,000:1.

    What does "typical contrast ratio" mean? Less Edit
    Only Has AC and VGA

    The number of cables included found on the VA2055SM is more than most LCD screens. This flatpanel monitor has a VGA cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on LCD screens. The cables included "AC" is also found on this LCD screen.

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    83
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    What the Reviews Say

    Three people thought the Viewsonic VA2055SM had a good price
    71
    Age

    Viewsonic VA2055SM Release Date

    July 2015

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    The most common period for new Viewsonic PC monitors to be released in is between June and July.

    If you want the latest Viewsonic PC monitor technology you may want to think about waiting until June 2019. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current Viewsonic flatpanel monitors tend to drop off when the next models are released. Last year most new Viewsonic PC screens were released in July, with eight new Viewsonic PC screens released that month. July was also the biggest month in 2017 for new Viewsonic PC screens, with seven new Viewsonic PC screens released that month. Five new Viewsonic PC screens were released in June 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new Viewsonic PC display releases.

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    How Fast Do Viewsonic PC Screen Prices Drop After Release?

    Viewsonic PC displays tend to depreciate faster than most PC monitors.

    Most PC monitors drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release. On average, in the first 6 months after release, Viewsonic flatpanel monitors drop in price by 8%. That means a saving of $31 on a typical $394 new Viewsonic PC monitor if you wait 6 months before buying.

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    Running Costs

    Viewsonic VA2055SM Running Costs

    The VA2055SM has an average running cost of £130 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is pretty average compared to the other 1,800+ LCD screens that we checked.

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    Electricity cost when switched on $41
    Electricity cost when on standby $68
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    0.61T
    Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    Viewsonic VA2055SM Specification

    Key Features
    Display Diagonal
    Display Resolution
    Display
    3D
    Response Time
    Vertical Viewing Angle
    Horizontal Viewing Angle
    Typical Contrast Ratio
    HDCP
    Aspect Ratio
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    Backlight Type
    Display Surface
    Supported Video Modes
    HD Type
    Sync-On-Green (SOG)
    Composite Sync
    Separate H/V Sync
    Digital Vertical Frequency
    Digital Horizontal Frequency
    Viewable Size Diagonal
    Vertical Viewable Size
    Horizontal Viewable Size
    Display Colour Count
    Display Diagonal (Metric)
    Display Technology
    Display Brightness
    Screen Shape
    Native Aspect Ratio
    Colours
    Panel Type
    Display Brightness (Typical)
    Ports & Interfaces
    Headphone Connectivity
    Headphone Outputs
    Audio Input
    DVI-D Port
    VGA (D-Sub) Port
    DVI Port
    AC (Power) in
    Multimedia
    Built-in Speaker
    Built-in Camera
    TV Tuner Integrated
    Speaker
    RMS Rated Power
    Loudspeaker
    Design
    Colour
    Market Positioning
    Performance
    Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
    Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
    Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
    Thin Client
    Thin Client Installed
    Ergonomics
    Height Adjustment
    Tilt Angle
    Tilt Adjustment
    Swivelling
    VESA Mounting Interfaces
    Cable Lock Slot
    VESA Mounting
    Pivot
    On/off Switch
    On Screen Display (OSD)
    LED Indicators
    Cable Lock Slot Type
    Power
    Typical Power Consumption
    Power Consumption (PowerSave)
    Power Consumption (Average)
    Maximum Power Consumption
    AC Input Frequency
    AC Input Voltage
    Packaging Data
    Package Weight
    Package Height
    Package Depth
    Package Width
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Certificates
    Energy Star Certified
    Certification
    EPEAT Compliance
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight (With Stand)
    Weight With Stand
    Height (With Stand)
    Depth (With Stand)
    Width (With Stand)
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Packaging Content
    Cables Included
    Quick Start Guide
    Other Features
    Display Technology

    Product Identifiers

    Barcodes

     00695087034019,  00766907806311,  00766907806410,  05054629845356,  07626782374844

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