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Viewsonic VA1948m-LED

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      26.04.2013 11:04
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      Good monitor for to enjoy movies at home, but may not suit the workplace

      This monitor was bought as a replacement for a non-widescreen monitor, which is used as an external monitor to a docked laptop.

      The first thing to notice is the shiny black bezel in a somewhat angular style, incorporating what I would call a chin or goatee at the bottom. In a working environment this is at odds with the surrounding equipment and gives it a cheap looking non-durable style, however in a home setting, this settles in perfectly with a relaxed atmosphere and what was a cheap look becomes stylish and upmarket.
      The monitor comes with a stand which is easy to adjust for tilt, but like the bezel, it too is made of shiny plastic and suits a home environment more than the workplace.

      Setting up the monitor was extremely easy, the stand connects with a solid click and the ports are easy to access. The ports are aligned perpendicular to the back so connecting the cables was a cinch, but I prefer ports that are in line which would allow better cable management, as it is, the (thick) cables stick out a good two inches before they can be tucked away.

      The screen is 19 inches wide with a HD resolution of 1440x900. This is more than enough for work, being able to have a full spread sheet open without having to scroll across the screen too often. The colours are consistent with a bright even backlight, LED no less, generating a clear image whether watching a film or typing up a document. I don't use this monitor for gaming, but I don't see how that would be a problem based on how well it handles fast paced scenes in videos.

      Finally, the monitor features built in speakers. These are a useful feature to have for those on a budget, but they are poor quality. They lack any bass and have a tinny sound and have vibration and distortion at higher volumes. I much prefer using the laptops built in speakers for any task. But for the price, around £95 I paid, speakers were a bonus rather than essential.

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  • Product Details

    ViewSonic's VA1948m-LED features an LED backlight 19" (18.95" viewable) thin bezel widescreen monitor with integrated speakers. Environmentally friendly mercury-free VA1948m-LED offers Full HD 1440 x 900 resolution, 10,000,000:1 MEGA dynamic contrast ratio, DVI and VGA inputs, 5ms response time, VESA mountable glossy finish design. The aspect ratio adjustment feature automatically senses the input single and will not stretch a 4:3 signal but instead will position the image in the middle of the screen with side bars. Energy Star 5.0 certification, the industry's best pixel performance policy, and energy saving Eco-mode make the VA1948m-LED a great long-term investment.

    Technical Data

    Product Description: ViewSonic VA1948m-LED - LED monitor - 19"
    Device Type: LED-backlit LCD monitor - 19"
    Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers
    Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
    Native Resolution: 1440 x 900
    Brightness: 250 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 / 10000000:1 (dynamic)
    Response Time: 5 ms
    Input Connectors: DVI-D, VGA
    Speakers: Integrated
    Display Position Adjustments: Tilt
    Screen Coating: Anti-glare, hard coating
    Colour: Black
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 45.6 cm x 22 cm x 37.8 cm - with stand
    Weight: 3.2 kg
    Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7
    Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Silver
    Compliant Standards: FCC Class B certified, UL, C-Tick, BSMI, cUL, NEMKO, SASO, CB, ICES-003 Class B, CCC, PSB, RoHS, WEEE, ICES, GOST-R, REACH, TCO Displays 5.1, ErP Ready, UkrSEPRO
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