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Viewsonic VA2055SM

Viewsonic VA2055SM
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Reviews
16 Reviews
76
Features
Good Features
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
63
Value for Money
Good
72
Age
4 Years Old
71
Running Costs
£130 Over 5 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
Multiple reviews mentioned that this PC monitor has a good picture quality, it's a good size and good-looking. It's a classic and good spec 19.5" LCD screen, with low running costs.
19.5"
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
25ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$109
OVER 5 YEARS
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Viewsonic VA2055SM number 99 across all PC monitors.

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Kagoo Score
93
Reviews
76
Features
64
Value for Money
72
Age
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 76?

owners report that it has great user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this PC 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+ LCD screens 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
Smaller than average display diagonal
Slow response time

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.

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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?

Picture Quality
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Price
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Ease of Use
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Design
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Size and Weight
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Some Customers Thought it 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 it Was Not Robust
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    One Person Thought This PC Monitor Was Good in Terms of Size
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    One Person Thought This PC Monitor Was Well Designed
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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 This PC Monitor Has Useful Technical Features
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    The Vast Majority of People Thought the Viewsonic VA2055SM Produced a Good Quality Picture

    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 PC 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
    Smaller than average display diagonal
    Slow response time
    Only 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
    Only has ac and vga

    What the Reviews Say

    Three people thought it was easy to use
    The vast majority of people thought the Viewsonic VA2055SM produced a good quality picture
    Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

    PC monitors have display diagonals of between 3.5" and 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The display diagonal of the VA2055SM of only 19.5" is smaller than 83% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

    What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit
    Slow Response Time

    The Viewsonic VA2055SM's response time of 25ms is very slow compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is slower than 99% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. The response times of flatpanel monitors range from 0.1ms to 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 VA2055SM has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. 52% of PC displays 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 horizontal viewing angle of the VA2055SM of 178° is in the widest 2% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. Across all the flatpanel monitors 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 VA2055SM's vertical viewing angle of 178° is very wide compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is wider than 94% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. The vertical viewing angles of flatpanel monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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

    The VA2055SM has a maximum typical contrast ratio of high. That's over two times the typical contrast ratio of the most common typical contrast ratio of . The worst typical contrast ratio of all PC monitors is 750:1 and lower 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 1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

    What does "display resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Only Has Ac and Vga

    The number of cables included found on the VA2055SM is less than most flatpanel monitors. This LCD screen has a vga cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC monitors. The cables included "ac" is also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    What the Reviews Say

    Some customers thought it had a good price
    72
    Age

    Viewsonic VA2055SM Release Date

    July 2015

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    When Are Most New Viewsonic LCD Screens Released?

    Most new Viewsonic PC displays tend to be released between June and July.

    If you want the latest Viewsonic flatpanel monitor technology you may want to think about waiting until June 2019. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current Viewsonic PC screens cheaper in June once the latest models have been released. The biggest month last year for new Viewsonic flatpanel monitor releases was July, with eight new Viewsonic PC monitors released that month. In July 2017, seven new Viewsonic PC screens were released making it the biggest month that year as well for new Viewsonic LCD screen releases. In 2016 most new Viewsonic flatpanel monitors were released in June, with five new Viewsonic flatpanel monitors released that month.

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    How Fast Do Viewsonic Flatpanel Monitor Prices Drop After Release?

    Viewsonic LCD screens tend to depreciate faster than most flatpanel monitors.

    Most flatpanel monitors drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release. On average, in the first 6 months after release, Viewsonic PC displays drop in price by 8%. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $31 on a typical $387 new Viewsonic flatpanel monitor by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Running Costs

    Viewsonic VA2055SM Running Costs

    The average 5 year running cost of the VA2055SM is £130 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is pretty average compared to the other 1,800+ flatpanel monitors that we checked.

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    Electricity cost when switched on $41
    Electricity cost when on standby $68
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    Total running cost over 5 years
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    0.61T
    Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
    16
    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
    Aspect Ratio
    Display Panel Size
    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
    HDCP
    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
    Energy Star Certified
    Certification
    Colour
    Market Positioning
    EPEAT Compliance
    Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
    Performance
    Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
    Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
    Flicker Free Technology
    Thin Client
    Thin Client Installed
    Ergonomics
    Height Adjustment
    Tilt Angle
    Tilt Adjustment
    Swivelling
    VESA Mounting Interface
    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
    Cables Included
    Package Height
    Package Depth
    Package Width
    Quick Start Guide
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight (With Stand)
    Weight With Stand
    Height (With Stand)
    Depth (With Stand)
    Width (With Stand)
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Other Features
    Features
    Power Supply Type
    Contrast Ratio
    Display Technology
    Brightness
    Recommended Resolution
    Maximum Resolution
    Viewing Angle
    Signal Input
    Dimensions (W X D X H) With Stand
    Connector(s)
    Technical Details
    Power Consumption

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    aventis systems inc va2055sm, viewsonic va2055sm055, viewsonic 1920x1080

    Barcodes

     00695087034019,  00724627109204,  00766907806311,  00766907806410,  00766907871517,  00780746758310,  00782386495341,  05054629845356,  07427457150134,  07626782374844

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