The ViewSonic VA2249s is a high-performance 21.5" wide-angle display with SuperClear image enhance technology that delivers true colour performance and consistent image quality. With Full HD 1080p...
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Viewsonic LCD Screens Have Good Reviews
Viewsonic medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all PC monitors Viewsonic is one of the better rated brands.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on similar spec PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VA2249 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. Comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the VA2249 have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the VA2249 the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°. At 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VA2249 has a very wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the VA2249.
1080p Video Mode
This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
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 medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
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Quite Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VA2249 has one of the faster response times amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. Across all the PC monitors of this type and age the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.
Has Two Cables Included
The Viewsonic VA2249 has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of a comparable age and type to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on flatpanel monitors of this type and age. The cable included "VGA" is also found on this PC screen.
The average width of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the VA2249 is 580mm, and the widths range from 52mm to 6,500mm. The Viewsonic VA2249 is fairly narrow (only 505.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VA2249.
If you would consider a flatpanel monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the V226HQL Bbd[pl_1910007_price] (505.8mm), or the 226WLwmdr[pl_1498662_price] (505.7mm) both from Acer.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most PC screens of this age and type do not have a built-in speaker. The Viewsonic VA2249 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.
Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider include the Asus MK241[plb_2332619_price], or the Viewsonic VG2428WM[plb_1530993_price] which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
The Viewsonic VA2249 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC displays that were launched around the same time as the VA2249 are also not 3D compatible.
If you want an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Asus VG23AH[plb_1411330_price], the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Benq XL2411T[plb_1522088_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Viewsonic VA2249 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the 241P4QPY[pl_1398366_price], or the 231C5[pl_1599727_price] both from Philips or the Apple 27" Cinema Display[plb_1999154_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other LCD screens of this age and type, the Viewsonic VA2249 does not have an integrated card reader.
We compared this PC screen to all the other PC screens with an integrated card reader and we think the U2413[pl_1565290_price], the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price] all from DELL is also worth considering.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
PC displays that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. With a display diagonal of only 54.61 centimeters, the Viewsonic VA2249 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst LCD screens of this age.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
At only 250 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VA2249 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VA2249. The dimmest display brightness of comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the VA2249 is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The Viewsonic VA2249 has one of the higher power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (18 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VA2249 is 6.1W.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Viewsonic released the VA2249.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that were released around the same time as 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
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
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 x64, Windows 8, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64
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