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Viewsonic VT1601LED PC Monitor

16" 1366 X 768 LCD Jul 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
ViewSonic's new VT1601LED is a professional monitor with HDTV functionality. The VT1601LED features "edge white" LED technology delivering brilliant image clarity, high contrast with saturated... More
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Viewsonic Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Based on 2,061 owner and expert reviews, Viewsonic has good ratings for its flatpanel monitors. Viewsonic also has good ratings specifically for its small monitors compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VT1601LED has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the VT1601LED which do not have a built-in speaker.

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1080p Video Mode

The most resolution of the VT1601LED is 1080p. That's 50% more resolution than the most frequently found video mode of 720p (which is also found on this PC screen). This PC display also have 1080i and 480i and 480p video modes.

A 1080p video mode is in fact the best resolution amongst all LCD screens of this type and age.

Amongst similar types of flatpanel monitor the worst resolution is 720p.

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Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power

Small monitors that are a similar age to the VT1601LED have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 10W. With an RMS rated audio power of 5 Watts, the Viewsonic VT1601LED has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers amongst small monitors of this age.

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Not Supported HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Not supported HD type, which is typical of many similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

With a width of only 392.1 millimeters, the VT1601LED is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the LCD screens that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 100mm to 640mm.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Viewsonic VT1601LED is one of the lighter PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the VT1601LED amongst small monitors of this age. The weights of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec range from 2.9g to 19kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The VT1601LED does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the VT1601LED also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The VT1601LED is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Viewsonic VT1601LED does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC monitors of this type and age also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The VT1601LED has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels PC monitor, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Small monitors that were released around the same time as the VT1601LED display resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Quite Small Viewable Height

With a viewable height of only 193.04 millimeters, the VT1601LED has a quite small viewable height compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to the VT1601LED. The average viewable height of PC displays of this age and spec is 260mm.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VT1601LED is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°. The Viewsonic VT1601LED has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 50 degrees) amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The VT1601LED has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 90 degrees) amongst LCD screens of this age. The average horizontal viewing angle of PC screens of this type and age is 150°.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 220 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VT1601LED has one of the dimmer display brightness amongst small monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of PC screens of a similar age and type to the VT1601LED is 180 cd/m², the brightest is 450 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m².

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Quite Small Viewable Size Diagonal

The smallest viewable size diagonal of LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the VT1601LED is 220mm and the largest is 500mm. At only 396.23 millimeters, the VT1601LED has a fairly small viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the VT1601LED.

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Very High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the VT1601LED range from 0.15W to 18W. At 18 Watts, the Viewsonic VT1601LED has a very high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the VT1601LED.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The VT1601LED has a quite slow response time (8 milliseconds) compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the VT1601LED. Small monitors that were released more than two years ago have response times of between 2ms and 44ms, and the average response time is 6.3ms.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VT1601LED

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC display has been on the market for over four years.

LCD Display Type

The VT1601LED has a better display type than most small monitors that are a similar age to it. This Viewsonic LCD screen has an LCD display type, whereas most PC monitors of this spec and age have an LED display type.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
HDCP
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Viewable Size Diagonal
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Audio Input
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
Analog Signal Format System
Digital Signal Format System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Built-In Subwoofer
Design
Colour of Product
Networking
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Relative Humidity
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Integrated Clock

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 13 March 2013 by Evan P.

I paired this with a Foxconn AMD book size system mounted to the VESA mounts to function as a digital WIFI picture frame. I added a web cam, Picasa screen saver, Skype and teamviewer and I have... Read more…

Reviewed 10 January 2013 by Ann r.
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased this TV to use in a kitchen. I also purchased a swiveling wall mount from another online retailer to wall mount. Monjo price 3-Way Adjustable Tilt & Swivel Wall Mount Bracket. Both... Read more…

I think just the right size for a Kitchen TV. Great HD screen image. Low power usage. Viewsonic brand
Easily switchable between PC and TV input via the remote (although I haven't tried this yet). Good directions, including remote codes for major cablesatellite services
The perfect size for a large digital photo frame. Hdmi input that can be locked. VESA mount
Good, sharp picture nice sound
Lots of ways to connect to it, including computer
None that I can tell
The base doesn't tilt
The setup menu keeps timing out and closing while I'm trying to learn it
The remote has some flaky buttons
The speakers in these ultra-thin TV's can be awful. A pair of Acoustic Audio A 20x USB-powered speakers are a perfect match for this TV. With simple brackets from a local hardware store they also moun
Reviewed 2 December 2012 by George I.
(Verified Purchase)

This TV has good reception and works great, and I like the sound quality. (I'm using over-the-air antenna reception.) The base is permanently set to straight up 90 degrees, so you may want to get... Read more…

Reviewed 21 November 2012 by John K.
(Verified Purchase)

Replaced an old Philips under-cabinet TV that gave many years of good service but was not up to the HD world...

Reviewed 1 October 2012 by David W.
(Verified Purchase)

Based on a great price this was a no-brainer to replace a clunky old 12" table-top. It arrived quickly and was simple to set up. I was concerned about the sound volume and clarity but it fills my... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $26.69
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Total running cost over 5 years $26.69
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vt1601, vt1601l, vt1601le, vt1601led, viewsonic vt1601, viewsonic vt1601l, viewsonic vt1601le, viewsonic vt1601led
Barcodes 00766907657111, 07669076571116
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