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Viewsonic VA2055SM

$69.00
Viewsonic VA2055SM
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16 Reviews
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Features
Good Features
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
71
Age
3 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£130 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
An affordable and classic 19.5" LCD screen, with ok running costs and a good spec. This PC monitor has good features and a good picture quality.
19.5" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels No 25ms May 2015
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With outstanding reviews and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Viewsonic VA2055SM number 179 across all PC monitors.

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94
Reviews
73
Features
83
Value for Money
72
Age
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80
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Why Has it Scored 80?

It has great user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this PC monitor to others.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer flatpanel monitors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest LCD screens 2018.
This Viewsonic PC monitor has running costs of £130 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,891 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC screens.
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

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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?

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Three People Thought it Was Priced Fairly
  • ... 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 the Viewsonic VA2055SM Was Not Reliable
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    One Person Thought the Viewsonic VA2055SM Was Good in Terms of Size
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    One Person Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed
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    Some People Thought it Was Not Hard 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 Customer Thought it Had Good Technical Features
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    9 Out of 10 People Thought the Viewsonic VA2055SM 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 PC Screens?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Has a built-in speaker
    Very wide horizontal viewing angle
    Wider than average 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

    Some people thought it was not hard to use
    9 out of 10 people thought the Viewsonic VA2055SM produced a good picture quality
    Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

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    Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

    The VA2055SM's display diagonal of only 19.5" is smaller than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the smallest 17% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of flatpanel monitors is 3.5", the biggest is 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".

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

    The fastest response time of PC monitors is 0.5ms, the slowest is 55ms, and the average response time is 5.9ms. The response time of the Viewsonic VA2055SM of 25ms is very slow compared to most other PC screens. It is in the slowest 2% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature.

    What does "response time" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Speaker
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    The VA2055SM has a built-in speaker. 54% of LCD screens 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 PC screens. It is wider than 99% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature. PC monitors have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

    What does "horizontal viewing angle" mean? Less Edit
    Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle
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    The vertical viewing angle of the VA2055SM of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the widest 6% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature. The average vertical viewing angle of all PC displays is 160°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°.

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

    The highest typical contrast ratio of the Viewsonic VA2055SM is High. That's over two times the typical contrast ratio of the most common typical contrast ratio of Low. Across all LCD screens the best typical contrast ratio is Ultra High and the worst is Very Low. 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 Viewsonic VA2055SM is more than most PC displays. This PC display has a VGA cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on flatpanel monitors. The cables included "AC" is also found on this LCD screen.

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    83
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Viewsonic VA2055SM (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    Three people thought it was priced fairly
    72
    Age

    Release Date

    Viewsonic released the VA2055SM in May 2015.

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    How Fast Do Viewsonic PC Display Prices Drop After Release?

    Viewsonic flatpanel monitors tend to depreciate faster than most PC displays. Most PC displays drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release. On average, in the first 6 months after release, Viewsonic PC monitors drop in price by 8%. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $35 on a typical $432 new Viewsonic flatpanel monitor by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Running Costs

    Running Costs Are OK

    The VA2055SM is typical compared to the other 1,891 LCD screens that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VA2055SM will cost £130 over 5 years to run.

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    Electricity cost when switched on $41.05
    Electricity cost when on standby $68.42
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    Total running cost over 5 years $109.47
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    Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    Viewsonic VA2055SM Specification

    Key Features
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    Display
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    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
    VESA Mounting Interfaces
    Cable Lock Slot
    VESA Mounting
    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

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    aventis systems inc va2055sm, viewsonic va2055sm055, viewsonic 1920x1080, va2055smr, VA2055SA

    Barcodes

    00695087034019, 00724627109204, 00766907806311, 00766907871517, 00780746758310, 00782386495341, 07427457150134

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