The ViewSonic VA2055Sm features a 20 (19.5 viewable) Full HD SuperClear MVA widescreen panel with integrated dual 2W speakers. The monitor offers 1920x1080 resolution, 3,000:1 Contrast Ratio, VGA...
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Viewsonic PC Monitors Have Good Reviews
Based on 2,061 user and expert reviews, Viewsonic has good reviews for its PC screens. Viewsonic also has good reviews specifically for its small monitors.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens of this type and age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Philips 200V4QSBR/69[plb_3175362_price] which is cheaper.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Unlike most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the VA2055SM which do not have a built-in speaker, the VA2055SM has a built-in speaker.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Viewsonic VA2055SM has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 58% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.
This PC display's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the VA2055SM.
The worst display resolution amongst similar types of PC display is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The Viewsonic VA2055SM has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst small monitors of this age. The vertical viewing angles of PC screens of a comparable type and age to the VA2055SM range from 50° to 180°.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The average horizontal viewing angle of similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the VA2055SM is 150°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 90° to 180°. At 178 degrees, the VA2055SM has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the VA2055SM.
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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
The VA2055SM has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 62% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA).
This LCD screen's resolution (1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)) is actually the best resolution across all small monitors that were launched more than a year ago.
The worst resolution amongst comparable types of LCD screen is 720 x 400.
Has Two Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the VA2055SM is more than most PC screens of a comparable age and spec to it. This Viewsonic PC display has a VGA cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VA2055SM. The cable included "AC" is also found on this flatpanel monitor.
Fairly Large Viewable Size Diagonal
The smallest viewable size diagonal of small monitors that were launched more than a year ago is 140mm and the largest is 500mm. The VA2055SM has one of the larger viewable size diagonals (495 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age.
Quite Big Viewable Width
The VA2055SM has a fairly big viewable width (434 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the VA2055SM. LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the VA2055SM have viewable widths of between 260mm and 480mm.
With a depth of only 47.5 millimeters, the VA2055SM is one of the shallower similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the VA2055SM amongst small monitors of this age. Small monitors that are a similar age to the VA2055SM have depths of between 8.5mm and 380mm.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the VA2055SM, the VA2055SM is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Viewsonic VA2055SM does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other small monitors that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the Philips 200V4QSBR/69[plb_3175362_price].
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The VA2055SM does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2055SM also do not have an integrated card reader.
Quite Small Viewable Height
PC screens that were launched around the same time as the VA2055SM have viewable heights of between 170mm and 440mm. The Viewsonic VA2055SM has one of the smaller viewable heights (only 239 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age.
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Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption
The maximum power consumptions of LCD screens that are a comparable age to the VA2055SM range from 7W to 65W. The Viewsonic VA2055SM has a fairly high maximum power consumption (35 Watts) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for a similar time to the VA2055SM.
Fairly High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of small monitors that were released around the same time as the VA2055SM range from 0.3W to 16W. At 15 Watts, the VA2055SM has a quite high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released one year ago.
Very Slow Response Time
With a response time of 25 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VA2055SM has a very slow response time compared to most of the other small monitors that are a similar age to the VA2055SM. The response times of similar spec LCD screens that were released one year ago range from 2ms to 25ms, and the average response time is 7.2ms.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Viewsonic released the VA2055SM.
Just as easy, if not easier, as operating a windows phone. Quite adequate set up instructions included. Syncing very easy to do. Good quality screen and display make it a pleasure to operate.... Read more…
Cheap, fast, runs openelec, can put into standby and wake up from standbuy with ir remove
Good price, fast little unit
Fast. High Performance. All USB ports are 3.0
You have to do a bit of tinkering and probably void the warranty to install openelec
Could not be identified by computer as videographics card
Drivers could not be installed even with disk provided
Both displayports are inoperable, I have spent 250 in cables trying to get any monitortv to work to no avail
No dvd-cd-rom optical drive. I bought an external one for 28 (elsewhere)
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