The ViewSonic VA2037M-LED 20" Widescreen Monitor with Built-In Speakers is an LED-backlit display with a 1600 x 900 HD resolution and a 5ms video response time. LED lamps are much more energy-friendly than traditional CCFL lamps and consume about 30-40% less electricity in comparison. The 1600 x 900 resolution is sharp enough to display detailed colors in common office and general web-browsing applications. Inputs consist of VGA and DVI. An aspect ratio adjustment feature auto-detects the image size of an input signal and doesn't stretch the size if it's not widescreen. Instead the image is displayed with black bars on its sides, and the detail of the image is thus maintained.
The monitor comes with a stand that tilts 5° forward and 20° back. The monitor is also wall-mountable with the addition of optional VESA mounting brackets.
- What is LED?
- An "LED monitor" refers to a monitor with an LCD panel and an LED backlight. A typical LCD monitor uses CCFL lamps to illuminate the panel. In an LED backlit LCD monitor, white LED lamps are used for light instead. LED lamps are environmentally friendly, consuming about 30-40% less power than traditional CCFL lamps.
- Eco Mode
- ViewSonic's proprietary Eco-mode function lets you select between Standard, Optimize and Conserve modes. Standard mode will display images at the monitor's full brightness capacity. Optimize mode dims the brightness some, and Conserve mode dims a bit more to save 30-40% on energy costs.