|Screen Size||22 inches|
From the Manufacturer
ViewSonic's new VA2231wm-LED widescreen monitor features a LED backlit 22" (21.5" viewable) thin bezel display with integrated speakers. The VA2231wm-LED is environmentally friendly, mercury-free, and offers a full HD 1920x1080 resolution. This beautiful display has a 10,000,000:1 MEGA Dynamic Contrast Ratio, DVI and VGA inputs, 5ms response time, and a VESA mountable glossy finish design. The VA2231wm-LED features an automatic aspect ratio adjustment, which senses the input signal and will not stretch a 4:3 signal but instead, it will position the image in the middle of the screen with side bars. With a 3-year limited warranty, ENERGY STAR 5.0 certification, the industry's best pixel performance policy, and energy-saving Eco-mode, the VA2231wm-LED is a great long-term investment.
- 22" (21.5" viewable) widescreen LED backlit monitor; great value for small office, home office applications, corporations, government and education
- Up to 50% power savings over a traditional CCFL 22" monitor
- 1080p Full HD resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio for perfect image reproduction
- Connectivity options with DVI 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 an 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 certified VA2231wm-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 VA2231wm-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.
Full HD 1080p resolution
The VA2231wm-LED features a 22" (21.5" viewable) widescreen with 1920x1080 resolution is capable of displaying a native Full HD 1080p image. Today, devices that can display Full HD content output are getting more and more common. However, without a native Full HD display, you will not be able to experience the picture clarity and the details of the 1080p content you view.
Pair it with a ViewSonic or Mac computer
One of the key advantages of the VA2231wm-LED monitor is its diverse connectivity options, making it flexible to be paired with a PC or a Mac computer. ViewSonic has recently announced a full line of PC products, including PC Minis and all-in-one PCs. Now you can hook up any Viewsonic PC as well as a MacBook or a Mac Mini to the VA2231wm-LED and enjoy a full 22" (21.5" viewable) widescreen with LED backlight!
The VA2231wm-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 VA2231wm-LED. When you don't need all of the powerful features the VA2231wm-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 one of the best pixel performance policy in the market. We also back our displays with 3-year limited warranty for your peace of mind.
Top Customer Reviews
- Excellent picture (needed no tweaking out of the box).
- 1080p looks spectacular!
- Integrated speakers (yes they sound tinny, but I didn't want external speakers taking up space on my desk).
- Matte screen (no glare or reflections in a room with lots of windows/daylight).
- Works with a Mac Mini without hassle... truly plug-n-play.
- Deliciously uniform LED backlighting.
- No DVI cable in the box.
- Description here on Amazon doesn't tell you there is no DVI cable in the box. Even the instructions that come with the monitor make you *think* there should be a DVI cable included, but if you read the exterior of the box, in very small print, it tells you only one video cable is included (a standard RGB). Heck, the ViewSonic website fails to indicate that a DVI cable is sold separately.
- Stand is steady and solid enough, but jiggles a bit if the desk is bumped.
The lack of a DVI cable is probably why this monitor is ~$20 less than other monitors. If using with a Mac Mini, get one of these: BlueRigger High Speed HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable (6.6 Feet/ 2 Meters)
I'd give this monitor 5 stars if the description were updated to make it manifestly clear that a DVI cable is not included.
Very easy to connect with the DVI-D and VGA ports. It took me about a minute to get everything set up.
Widescreen-but thats what i prefer.
Not much else to say. It was a very good buy and would possibly get a second for a dual-monitor setup.
Update: I really did not want to return this monitor but the text size was bothering me. So I looked at ways online to improve the text. Setting the contrast and bright helped some but the biggest help was reading about the ctrl & mouse scroll to adjust text size while surfing. That's awesome! I did not know that. Now when the text looks to small to me I just use (ctrl) (mouse scroll) and viola....larger easy to read text that is NOT fuzzy. So I'm upping my review from a 2 to a 4. I also like the wider screen because now I can easily edit an excel spreadsheet and compare it with another doc at the same time.
The sound is poor at best but I have the Logitech speakers with the woofer and I am very happy. The speakers we a little over $20.
A friend reminded me to clean the monitor screen with only clear water no chemicals. I keep a little bottle with water nearby just in case.
I work in Photoshop and the difference in brightness and color made me rework many pictures now that I see them clearly and with sharpness.
For the price, it does seem to be a bright and decent looking screen, well built and nicely styled. The rest of my observations are going to be based on my previous experience with a CRT monitor; if you're a long-time LCD user this stuff will probably seem irrelevant.
First and foremost, blacks are just not very black. At anything less than straight-on viewing, everything takes on a purplish hue, which is annoying. Whites don't seem to be too awful uniform across the screen, but this may be related to the narrow viewing angle. Unlike a tube display, the image runs edge to edge, top to bottom, which is nice but it does tend to reflect back on the shiny black bezel. I've gotten used to it after just one day of use so it shouldn't be a huge issue.
Second, the maximum refresh rate I've been able to obtain at 1920x1080 is just 60 Hz. Maybe this is important, maybe not. Coming from a CRT with a 75/80+Hz refresh rate I'm noticing that fast scrolling text tends to blur a lot more. Whether that's directly refresh-related or just typical of a budget LCD, I dunno.
Unlike others, I've found the included stand to be very adequate and I see very little wobble when I bump the desk the monitor is on. It's also easier to tilt than I thought it would be, but not so loose as to be worrisome.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have had this monitor for well over a year now. Still going strong! Great picture, nice and bright. Thinking about buying another one to run a multi-screen set-up!Published on February 26, 2014 by josh
I feel I have to write a review about the great Viewsonic Service. I bought the LCD version of this same monitor a couple of years ago. Read morePublished on February 14, 2014 by Chever
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