ViewSonic launched a pair of new VA12 series value-segment desktop monitors, including the 21.5-inch VA2212m-LED and 18.5-inch VA1912m-LED. The two are designed to offer sufficient performance and connectivity for businesses, schools, and government workspaces, at affordable prices.

ViewSonic launched a pair of new VA12 series value-segment desktop monitors, including the 21.5-inch VA2212m-LED and 18.5-inch VA1912m-LED. The two are designed to offer sufficient performance and connectivity for businesses, schools, and government workspaces, at affordable prices.

The VA2212m-LED provides 21.5-inch viewing area, with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Its LED-backlit TN-film LCD panel provides 10 million:1 DCR (mega contrast), and 250 cd/m² brightness. Other panel-related specifications are under the wraps. The monitor takes input from DVI (HDCP-capable), and D-Sub (VGA). 

The VA1912m-LED is a more compact display, with 18.5-inch viewing area, 1366 x 768 pixels resolution, with similar chops to its 21.5-inch sibling. It doesn't let go of DVI (HDCP-capable) input, and is one of the few 18.5-inch screens (in its price-range) that features it. Both displays feature mercury-free LEDs, and claim to lower energy consumption and total cost of ownership (TCO) by as much as 40 percent (compared to conventional CCFL screens). 

The VA2212m-LED is priced at US $149, while the VA1912m-LED goes for US $125. The two will be initially launched in North America.