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.
- 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!
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
- 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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
working great for the past year. I have two of them.
The only down side is the volume level of the speakers.
But I didn't expect much of the audio. Read more
Great monitor, great price. After 2 years, have not had any issues with it.Published 1 month ago by nivy68
The color range on this monitor is perfect for reviewing and editing photographs. The colors are more true, more saturated and gives me the ability to see the images clearly for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Circe Denyer
I love this monitor with its integrated sound. However, the sound quality is average. Look for external speakers if you care about sound.Published 2 months ago by R. Fonseca
As some one said Viewsonic blew my mind off. I should say I have been using various monitors for the past 30 years and I use 5 monitors at a time like semicircle of them - multi... Read morePublished 3 months ago by ananda
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
See the Top Rated Monitors in our Monitor Reviews.