Friday, July 27th 2012

ViewSonic's New VA12 Value Series Displays Deliver Style and Substance

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the latest offerings as part of the brand new eco-friendly and affordable VA12 Series, including the VA1912m-LED and VA2212m-LED.

"Selecting a value series display doesn't mean having to settle for less," said Erik Willey, LCD monitor and PC product marketing director at ViewSonic. "Our VA12 Series is a feature-rich line that delivers impressive contrast ratios, video connectivity and leading product and pixel warranties perfect for both consumers and businesses because we are confident in the quality of our displays, no matter their price point."


Ideal for SMBs, government, education, and any consumer looking for a stylish monitor at a cost-effective price, the VA2212m-LED is a 22" (21.5” Vis.) Full HD 1920 x 1080p widescreen LED monitor that doesn't skimp on the features. The VA2212m-LED offers a 10M:1 MEGA Dynamic Contrast Ratio, OptiSync digital (DVI with HDCP) and analog (VGA) inputs, along with two integrated 2 W stereo speakers.

Perfect for customers concerned with maintaining a low total cost of ownership (TCO), this mercury-free LED display offers ViewSonic's Eco-mode feature for extended display life, along with an energy savings of up to 40% when compared to a regular, equally-sized monitor. The VA12 Series also comes standard with loads of useful features such as automatic aspect ratio adjustment to ensure content is optimally positioned and sized for screen viewing, in addition to being VESA wall mount compatible. For those looking for an environmentally-friendly backlit monitor in a smaller 19" (18.5" Vis.) size, ViewSonic offers the 1366 x 768 resolution VA1912m-LED.

Both displays come standard with a 3-year limited warranty, and the industry's best pixel performance policy. The VA2212m-LED will be available in North America in late July for an ESP of $149, while the VA1912m-LED is expected to be available in mid-August for an ESP of $125.
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11 Comments on ViewSonic's New VA12 Value Series Displays Deliver Style and Substance

#1
mystikl
"Selecting a value series display doesn't mean having to settle for less". With ANY LCD monitor you have to settle one way or another: black levels, viewing angles, response time, input lag, etc. This industry needs to be taken in the woods and shot.
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#2
KissSh0t
I won't be buying this brand ever again... I've had very unpleasant experience with ViewSonic in the past regarding warranty and getting an LCD fixed only to have it die the same death exactly a few weeks out of warranty.

Thanks ViewSonic, Never again.
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#3
hellrazor
Oh look, another 1080p monitor! Let me just fire up the time machine to when these would be relevant.
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#4
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: KissSh0t
I won't be buying this brand ever again... I've had very unpleasant experience with ViewSonic in the past regarding warranty and getting an LCD fixed only to have it die the same death exactly a few weeks out of warranty.

Thanks ViewSonic, Never again.
I bet you it couldn't have been as bad as my HannsG/Hannspree monitor. I'm on my 4th RMA (5th monitor,) and it's showing signs of failing again. That is poor QA and support. :confused:
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#5
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: mystikl
This industry needs to be taken in the woods and shot.
Awesome, really well said. :D
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#6
Athlonite
1366 x 768 resolution VA1912m-LED.:wtf: ewwwwwww what are we going back to 2006 for
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#7
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Athlonite
1366 x 768 resolution VA1912m-LED.:wtf: ewwwwwww what are we going back to 2006 for
Yeah, that's crap all right. However, with Apple's hi-res Retina displays, we're gonna see much higher res desktop monitors and laptop screens from other brands next year, so this situation won't last forever.
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#8
Athlonite
I don't see the reason to use such a shite resolution my mate has an 3 year old Viewsonic 19" LCD thats 1680x1050 and looks really good personally I think it's just to get rid of all the low res cheap as chips panels they have lying round that no one wants
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#9
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Athlonite
I don't see the reason to use such a shite resolution my mate has an 3 year old Viewsonic 19" LCD thats 1680x1050 and looks really good personally I think it's just to get rid of all the low res cheap as chips panels they have lying round that no one wants
You could be right, perhaps they got a job lot of low-res panels, who knows? With a bit of luck, such monitors will fail in the market, discouraging others from pulling this crap.
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#10
lindy
With a bit of luck, such monitors will fail in the market, discouraging others from pulling this crap.
Don't hold your breath... It's an all too common practice, and not unique to consumer electronics. ;)
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#11
Widjaja
Average consumer walks into retail store looking for a monitor on a budget.
Sees these for sale at a very reasonable price, retail seller claims it is a reliable brand.

Sold.

Computer nerd friend comes over to check out the new monitor to see if it is better than his.
Computer nerd mocks the resolution.
Average consumer, doesn't notice an issue, shrugs their shoulders and carries on enjoying the monitor.
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