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ViewSonic VA2212M-LED 22-Inch LED-Lit Monitor

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  • 22-Inch Full HD 1080p Widescreen
  • 10,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, Automatic Aspect Ratio Adjustment, VESA mountable 100mm x 100mm
  • DVI (with HDCP) and VGA inputs
  • Up to 40% energy saving with LED backlight
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Product Description

Size: 22-Inch

Product Description

The ViewSonic VA2212m-LED 22" (21.5" Vis) wide monitor that features LED backlight, providing energy saving up to 40%. With 1920 x1080 Full HD resolution, 10M:1 MEGA Dynamic Contrast, digital and analog inputs, VESA mountable glossy finish design, and integrated speakers. The VA2212m -LED is ideal for both home and office. It also has an automatic aspect ratio adjustment so when your input is a 4:3 signal, the image will not be stretched but instead it will be positioned in the middle of the screen with side bars. With a 3 year warranty, the industry’s best pixel performance policy and energy saving Eco mode, the VA2212m-LED is the best choice for corporate and education customers as well.

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The ViewSonic VA2212m-LED is an environmentally friendly 22" (21.5" viewable) widescreen monitor that features a LED backlight, providing energy savings up to 50%*. With 1920x1080 Full HD resolution, 10,000,000:1 MEGA Dynamic Contrast Ratio, digital and analog inputs, VESA mountable glossy finish design, and integrated stereo speakers the VA2212m-LED is ideal for both home and office. It also has automatic aspect ratio adjustment so when your input is a 4:3 signal, the image will not be stretched but instead will be positioned in the middle of the screen with side bars. With a 3-year limited warranty, the industry's best pixel performance policy and energy-saving Eco-mode, the VA2212m-LED is an ideal choice for corporate and education customers.

Key Features:

  • 22" (21.5" viewable) widescreen LED backlit monitor; ideal for small office, home office applications, corporations, government and education
  • Up to 50%* power savings over a traditional CCFL 22" monitor
  • 1920x1080 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio for perfect image reproduction
  • Connectivity options with DVI with HDCP and VGA inputs
  • Multimedia enriched with integrated stereo speakers
  • 100mm x 100mm VESA compliant for wall mount or monitor stands
  • Highest grade panel with the best pixel performance policy in the industry
What is a LED monitor?

The term "LED monitor" generally refers to a monitor with a LCD panel and a LED backlight. A typical LCD monitor uses cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) as a light source to illuminate the LCD panel. In a LED backlit monitor, white LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are used as the light source. Environmentally-friendly LED backlights provide the following benefits:

  • About 50%* less power consumption compared to traditional CCFL monitor
  • Mega dynamic contrast ratios. Provider deeper blacks and richer colors.
  • Environmentally-friendly mercury-free backlight
  • Low EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference)
  • Slimmer design
  • Weight reduction
Save Cash and Save the Planet

With its mercury-free backlight and low energy consumption, the ENERGY STAR 5.0 certified VA2212m-LED is not only environmentally friendly but also friendly on your electricity bill as well. This can add up to thousands of dollars saved for large install bases, such as big corporate buildings or schools, the savings can be as dramatic as $20,000* in five years!

10,000,000:1 MEGA Dynamic Contrast Ratio

One of the great features of VA2212m-LED is its ability to dim the backlight completely for pure darkness during dark scenes such as a night shot in a movie. Contrast ratios refer to the ratio of the brightest color to the darkest color. With traditional CCFL backlit displays, contrast ratios are limited to the fluorescent lamp’s ability to dim in order to reproduce darkness. However, with the LED backlight, each LED has the ability to completely shut off allowing for a near infinite ratio of black to white contrast. The end result is true blacks that result in greater overall image quality.

Pair it with a ViewSonic or Mac computer

One of the key advantages of the VA2212m-LED monitor is its diverse connectivity options, making it flexible to be paired with a PC or a Mac computer. Now you can hook up any Viewsonic PC as well as a MacBook or a Mac Mini to the VA2212m-LED and enjoy a full 22" (21.5" viewable) widescreen with LED backlight!

VESA mountable

The VA2212m-LED features a 100mm x 100mm VESA mountable design that allows you to mount it on a monitor stand or on a wall, depending on your specific needs. You can detach the base easily by unscrewing four screws and then mounting the display on its new stand or wall mount.

Eco-mode for up to 35%* energy savings

ViewSonic’s proprietary Eco-mode function comes standard with the VA2212m-LED. When you don’t need all of the powerful features the VA2212m-LED has to offer, you have the option to reduce the monitor’s brightness, save energy, save the planet and prolong the lamp life. You can select one of the “Optimize” or “Conserve” options and save up to 35%* energy. Especially under low ambient light conditions, adjusting the brightness will improve visibility by reducing eye fatigue. Reducing brightness will also prolong the monitor’s lamp life, improving your return on investment. *Energy savings may vary based on actual usage and other factors.

Industry leading pixel performance guarantee and 3-year limited warranty

One of the aspects that make ViewSonic a market leader in displays is its commitment to quality. LCD panels are produced in factories and as everything else, they may have flaws too. One of the flaws of an LCD panel is a dead pixel, bright or dark. Some panels will have no dead pixels while others will have one or two or more. When LCD display manufacturers build their monitors, they will have the option to use different grade panels with different tolerance levels for numbers of dead pixels. ViewSonic is committed to use the highest grade panels and offer the best pixel performance policy in the market. We also back our displays with 3-year limited warranty for your peace of mind.

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Product Information

Size: 22-Inch
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Screen Size22 inches
Max Screen Resolution1920x1080 pixels
Brand NameViewSonic
Item model numberVA2212M-LED
Item Weight6.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.40 x 20.10 x 15.40 inches
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #7,620 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableJune 10, 2012
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68 of 69 people found the following review helpful By nobody on September 8, 2012
Size: 22-Inch Verified Purchase
I bought this as a 2nd monitor since I do a lot of work where I need the desktop space (writing a dissertation). This one blows the doors off of my main monitor (Asus VW266H) in terms of color, contrast, and brightness. I did not expect this to be so nice. It's very thin and light and thanks to LEDs it uses very little power (cool to the touch, front and back).

I immediately mounted it to a 100 mm vesa monitor arm so I can't comment on the stand and I didn't plug in the audio cable so I have no idea if the speakers are any good. It comes with an analog VGA cable, but I just used a DVI cable I already had, and since the price of this unit is so affordable, one could easily buy a DVI cable online and still consider it a bargain. I prefer the 16:10 aspect ratio monitors (1920x1200), but at this price the 16:9 (1920x1080) is definitely acceptable, especially with such a nice picture (and I'm quite picky about display quality). After being this impressed by Viewsonic I will certainly look to them for other products in the future.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Annie Liu on September 6, 2012
Size: 22-Inch Verified Purchase
This is a great monitor. I am very happy with it to sum it up. However, thi sis not a product without any short commings. So, instead of writing a long paragraph, I will list out what I like and dislike about this product, and hope this will help you in your purchase decisions.

- brilliant color, sharp image, and highly adjustable color settings
- very VERY light! w/o the stand, it weighs a merely 5.7 pounds/2.6 kgs. Compare to my other 22' LCD, Dell e228WFP, which weighs at around 8-9lbs (good monitor as well).
- easy to setup, and monitor quality is solid bulit.
- has the option to turn off the blue led indicator power light off. This might be helpful for those like me, who doesn't want anything else blinking/flashing in the background.
- the built-in speakers are good, not great, but will get the job done, if you just need sound output for your regular computing activities.
- good price

- the stand is very flimsy, cheap, and wobbles ALOT.
- only includes a VGA-VGA cable. I have to buy additional cables for DVI-HDMI. One would think, after all these years, DVI has become (so does HDMI, and soon, probably Thunderbolt) mainstream, and would expect one to be included. (at least for the Dell LCD mentioned above, when purchased in 2008, it was INCLUDED).

Luckily, I wanted to mount this LED on a desktop mount, so that doesn't really bother me. But I think it will for those of you who are keeping the screen closeby. Also, I got a DVI-HDMI cable from Amazon Basic instead. All in all, with the addidional purchases, I am very happy with the setup and the product I got. I suppose getting one at such great price does have its short commings.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By neriana on October 30, 2012
Size: 22-Inch
My old CRT Viewsonic was about 15 years old before it started to fritz and I was forced to look for a new one. I looked at a lot of Viewsonic monitors before deciding on this one. My main issue with LCD monitors has always been with color, and I have no complaints about this monitor's color. I am super-duper picky about color, so this is high praise. If you're a professional artist, you probably need something fancier, but for me, it's perfect. If you're looking for a monitor that works well for intensive gaming, writing, and a bit of web design and movie-watching, and don't have a ton of money to throw around (i.e. if you're like me), I recommend this monitor unreservedly.

It is VERY bright out of the box -- I had to change the brightness to 50% for gaming, and I switch modes so it's even less bright when I'm writing or browsing the web. That is very easy to do, though. The stand on mine isn't wobbly at all. I have three rambunctious cats and have had no problems; my TV is wobblier. As for the speakers, I didn't even bother, but who gets a monitor for the speakers?

Bottom line: great color, sharp images, easy to use; environmentally, eyesight, and pocketbook-friendly.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Garbanzo on September 22, 2012
Size: 22-Inch Verified Purchase
I had an old 17 inch square form factor LCD monitor that still works well. So, I was hesitant to buy this monitor with the new rectangular form factor monitors now offer. I was pleasantly surprised and find the new form factor is actually very much improved for Internet browsing. Now, I no longer need to horizontally scroll my view to see entire web pages. Also, this VA2212M-LED runs VERY cool and consumes less power than my old 17 inch monitor. If your PC has an HDMI output, I highly recommend you buy the HDMI to DVI adapter cable offered by Amazon when you place your order. That inexpensive cable enables running with the the full 1080p resolution and image quality this monitor offers. Otherwise, just use the VGA cable that comes with the monitor. Another reviewer mentioned that this monitor had a wobbly base. I have a solid desk and have not had any issue with the monitor jiggling or wobbling.
I'm somewhat of a perfectionist and tweaked the image adjustments. A very minor gripe: One of the image adjustment switches on my monitor needed to be depressed repeatedly to work properly. The image adjustment instructions for using the switches are terse, and I had to fiddle a bit to figure out how to make very minor adjustments to my image.
Overall, this monitor is an excellent high quality value, and I'm glad I bought it.
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