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12 Reasons For
Excellent User Reviews
On average, based on 22 user reviews this Viewsonic flatpanel monitor has a brilliant overall user rating.
Medium monitors manufactured by Viewsonic have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that Viewsonic also has good reviews across its entire range.
Good Picture Quality
One Viewsonic VA2246 reviewer who purchased this PC monitor thought it had good colour saturation. M. Moore said on Amazon “Great colours” in their review of this PC monitor and rated the product 4 stars. One Viewsonic VA2246 reviewer reckoned that it had good picture quality.
Good Product Quality
One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many LCD screens that came out more than two years ago.
There are a number of other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to consider including a cheaper flatpanel monitor such as the Asus VS239[plb_1386925_price], or the Samsung S22A450[plb_1388338_price] or you might consider a higher scoring flatpanel monitor such as the Hanns.G HS221[plb_2361044_price].
1080p Video Mode
This LCD screen has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago.
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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC displays of a similar type and age to it.
Has Three Cables Included
The Viewsonic VA2246 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" and "VGA" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
The average width of PC displays of this age and spec is 580mm. At only 509.6 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2246 is quite narrow compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to the VA2246.
PC displays with a wider width that might be worth considering include the iiyama E2280HS[plb_1515997_price] (509.5mm) which is also cheaper.
The lightest medium monitor that is a comparable age to the VA2246 is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg. At only 3.1 kilograms, the Viewsonic VA2246 is quite light compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age.
LCD screens that have been available for more than two years have heights of between 41mm and 4,800mm. At only 316.6 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2246 is quite short compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VA2246 the depths range from 12mm to 560mm. At only 48.3 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2246 is quite shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Viewsonic VA2246 does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the VA2246 also do not have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the Acer 246HL[plb_1498501_price] is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The Viewsonic VA2246 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the VA2246 are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most LCD screens of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The Viewsonic VA2246 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price].
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Viewsonic VA2246 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Small Viewable Height
The viewable heights of PC screens that are a comparable age to the VA2246 range from 28mm to 630mm. At only 269 millimeters, the Viewsonic VA2246 has a fairly small viewable height compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens of this age and spec.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC screens of a similar spec and age to the VA2246 is 50° and the widest is 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Viewsonic VA2246 has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the VA2246 is 60° and the widest is 1,800°. At only 170 degrees, the Viewsonic VA2246 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
At 12 Watts, the Viewsonic VA2246 has a quite high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age. Similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago have power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of between 0.14W and 80W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.1W.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This Viewsonic PC screen was released over three years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors of a similar age and type to it.
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported Video Modes
Full HD, HD
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
50 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
24 - 82
Viewable Size Diagonal
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
TV Tuner Integrated
Colour of Product
Card Reader Integrated
Compatible Memory Cards
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
CalRep would recommend the ViewSonic VA2246M-LED (Verified Purchase)
The monitor seems bright, good picture, with a solid construction. Plugged in the VGA cable and power, and the monitor worked just fine. It was very easy to add the base and set up - everything... Read more…
I work from home and use my computer for long periods; I have had the VA2216 for some years on my own machine. This updated version is just as good; perfect for office work the squarer screen... Read more…
Bhowell would recommend the ViewSonic VA2246M-LED (Verified Purchase)
A good basic monitor. For some reason, ViewSonic seems to think that brightness is the holy grail, so you'll have to turn down the brightness?probably big-time. But it's doable. And there's a... Read more…
Great monitor. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that the cable that came with the monitor didn't fit very well and every time I touched the monitor it powered off. I had to fit my old... Read more…
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