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13 Reasons For
Viewsonic Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
On average Viewsonic medium monitors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all flatpanel monitors produced by Viewsonic.
Only Released Eight Months Ago
This Viewsonic PC monitor was only released eight months ago, so it is likely to use more advanced technology than some of the older flatpanel monitors.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The VA2359-smh has a built-in speaker. Most of the other latest comparable spec flatpanel monitors also have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper PC monitors such as the iiyama X2483HSU-B2, or the Philips 221B6LPCB.
We compared this PC display to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the AOC E2475PWJ is also worth considering.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of new similar spec PC screens is 170°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the VA2359-smh has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other newly released LCD screens.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the VA2359-smh is -5°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the VA2359-smh has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens that are a similar age to the VA2359-smh.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that came out in the last year.
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Has Three Cables Included
The Viewsonic VA2359-smh has a greater number of cables included than most comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for the last year. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that have been available for the last year. The cables included "AUX" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.
The narrowest flatpanel monitor that has been available for the last year is 370mm wide and the widest is 900mm. The VA2359-smh is one of the narrower new medium monitors (only 532.8 millimeters) amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.
Alternative PC displays with a wider width that you might want to look at include the AOC I2281FWH ($169.99) (531.98mm) which is also cheaper.
Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
The lowest maximum power consumption of medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months is 17W, the highest is 230W, and the average maximum power consumption is 49W. At only 26 Watts, the VA2359-smh has a quite low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the VA2359-smh.
Very Low Average Power Consumption
Similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for the last year have average power consumptions of between 17W and 92W, and the average average power consumption is 32W. With an average power consumption of only 18 Watts, the VA2359-smh has one of the lower average power consumptions amongst PC monitors of this age.
The shortest latest medium monitor is 43mm tall and the tallest is 3,000mm. With a height of only 320.5 millimeters, the VA2359-smh is fairly short compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been around for the last year.
The average depth of medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months is 110mm, and the depths range from 7mm to 610mm. At only 48.1 millimeters, the VA2359-smh is quite shallow compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the VA2359-smh.
The VA2359-smh is one of the lighter medium monitors that have been available for the last year (only 2.7 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age. The lightest PC display that was released in the last 12 months is 2.6g weight and the heaviest is 21kg.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the VA2359-smh are not 3D compatible. The VA2359-smh is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Viewsonic VA2359-smh does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the VA2359-smh also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VA2359-smh do not have an integrated card reader. The VA2359-smh is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out in the last year.
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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
Similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the VA2359-smh have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 20W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 4.8W. The VA2359-smh has a fairly low RMS rated audio power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VA2359-smh.
Only One HDMI Port
The VA2359-smh is a one HDMI port PC display. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the VA2359-smh have between one and three HDMI ports.
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LCD Display Type
The VA2359-smh has a better display type than most medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year. This LCD screen has an LCD display type, whereas most PC screens that were launched around the same time as it have an LED display type.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer B246HL ($165.99).
If the display type of this medium monitor is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Acer S230HL (LED,LCD and cheaper), or the Asus VP229 (LED and cheaper).
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Separate H/V Sync
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
24 - 82
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Colour of Product
5 - 22
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On Screen Display (OSD)
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AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 240
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40
Energy Star Certified
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Quick Start Guide
AC, AUX, VGA
User Guide On CD-ROM
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.18 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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