ViewSonic VX2435wm

  • Editors' rating
    7.7 Very good
  • $799.00
  • Average user rating


  • Easy to use
  • Good set of features
  • Great price


  • Look and feel is a bit plasticky
  • Lacks height adjustment facility

For under £500 (inc. VAT), you could do a lot worse than this massive 24in. diagonal wide-screen LCD monitor. And the ViewSonic VX2435wm is just as suited to serious business work as it is to video and gaming.

The box includes everything you need — just park the stand on the desk and the screen slots straight into it. The piano-black surround, silvery finish to the stand and the curved menu buttons provide the style, while around the back you'll find VGA and HDMI inputs, along with audio and video component RCA sockets. There's an S-Video socket too, and a 3.5mm mini-jack. Power comes from a standard mains lead that plugs directly into the unit — there's no separate power adapter. The whole thing weighs only 8kg, so it's fairly easy to set up.

The screen offers a native resolution of 1,920 by 1,200 pixels at 60Hz, and a display area of 51.7cm (horizontal) by 32.3cm (vertical) — 61cm diagonal. It has a creditable 8-millisecond response time and is claimed to consume 90W in use and under 1W in standby mode.

The pair of built-in 3W speakers make a convincing sound, although inevitably they're not as good as a dedicated system. And we'd quibble with the lack of adjustment: the bottom of the display area sits about 16.5cm off the desktop and you can neither raise nor lower it, although it does tilt. We'd prefer the ability to lower it just a centimetre or two. It can also be a little tricky to see the inlaid legends for the input sockets — although most are self-evident.

Other than that, we found nothing to fault the VX2435wm. The anti-glare screen coating works well and there's very little smearing when playing back fast-paced video. The menus use Viewsonic's standard layout and are easy to operate.

Although the overall look-and-feel may be a little plasticky for some tastes, you do get great value for money. If you need a big wide-screen display, this is a great choice.

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Display Type LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
Aspect Ratio Widescreen
Native Resolution 1920 x 1200
Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Controls & Adjustments Brightness, contrast, H/V position, sharpness, input select, color temperature, H-size
Dimensions (WxDxH) 22.5 in x 9.6 in x 20.1 in
Horizontal Viewing Angle 176
Vertical Viewing Angle 176
Viewable Size 24"
Color Temperature 9300K, 6500K, 5400K
Brightness 500 cd/m²
Screen Coating Anti-glare
Horizontal Refresh Rate 82 kHz
Vertical Refresh Rate 85 Hz
Interfaces 1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
1 x HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A
Power Device
Nominal Voltage AC 120/230 V
Frequency Required 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational 90 Watt
Type Speakers - stereo - integrated
Output Power / Channel 3 Watt
Image Brightness 500 cd/m2
Image Aspect Ratio 16:10
Image Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Type LCD monitor
Interface Provided
Qty 1
Connector Type 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15), 19 pin HDMI Type A
Built-in Devices stereo speakers
Compliant Standards FCC Class B certified, MPR II, UL, TUV GS, VCCI, C-Tick, BSMI, ISO 9001, GOST, cUL, ISO 13406-2, NEMKO, NOM, PCBC, SASO, ISO 14001, CB, CCC, TUV Ergo, PSB, RoHS
Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista
Features Wall mountable
Color Category black
Color piano black
Controls & Adjustments H-size, H/V position, brightness, color temperature, contrast, input select, sharpness
Backlight Life 40,000 hours
Power Supply internal
Environmental Standards
ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
Software / System Requirements
Included Software ViewSonic Wizard
Video Input
Digital Video Standard High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
Audio Output
Form Factor integrated
Output Power / Channel 3 Watt
Image Aspect Ratio 16:10
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90%
Dimensions & Weight
Width 22.5 in
Depth 9.6 in
Height 20.1 in
Weight 17.64 lbs
Brand ViewSonic
Product Line ViewSonic
Model VX2435wm
Packaged Quantity 1
Compatibility Mac, PC
Max V-Sync Rate 85 Hz
Max H-Sync Rate 82 Hz
Service & Support
Type 3 years warranty
Service & Support Details
Type limited warranty
Service Included parts and labor
Full Contract Period 3 years
Cable Details
Type HDMI-DVI cable, VGA cable, audio cable
Included Qty 1
Type ViewSonic Wizard
TV Tuner
TV Tuner Presence No

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