ViewSonic VX2435wm

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

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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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Specifications

General
Packaged Quantity 1
Display Type LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
Diagonal Size 24 in
Viewable Size 24 in
Built-in Devices stereo speakers
Depth 9.6 in
Width 22.5 in
Aspect Ratio Widescreen
Height 20.1 in
Native Resolution 1920 x 1200
Weight 17.64 lbs
Compatibility Mac, PC
Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Response Time 20 ms (On/Off); 8 ms (gray-to-gray)
Vertical Refresh Rate 85 Hz
Horizontal Refresh Rate 82 kHz
Screen Coating anti-glare
Controls & Adjustments Brightness, contrast, H/V position, sharpness, input select, color temperature, H-size
Features ClearMotiv, OnView, OptiSync, ViewMatch, sRGB color management
Dimensions (WxDxH) 22.5 in x 9.6 in x 20.1 in
Horizontal Viewing Angle 176
Brightness 500 cd/m2
Vertical Viewing Angle 176
Color Temperature 9300K, 6500K, 5400K
Chassis
Built-in Devices stereo speakers
Miscellaneous
Features wall mountable
Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista
Controls & Adjustments H-size, H/V position, brightness, color temperature, contrast, input select, sharpness
Backlight Life 40000 sec
Display
Image Brightness 500 cd/m2
Image Aspect Ratio 16:10
Image Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Native Resolution 1920 x 1200
Response Time 8 ms
Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
1 x HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A
Software
Software Included ViewSonic Wizard
Environmental Standards
ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
Audio
Output Power / Channel 3 Watt
Type Speakers - stereo - integrated
Power
Frequency Required 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational 90 Watt
Power Supply internal
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 3 years warranty
Service & Support 3 years warranty
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90%
Video Input
Digital Video Standard High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
Image
Image Aspect Ratio 16:10
Image Brightness 500 cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Vertical Viewing Angle 176
Horizontal Viewing Angle 176
Image Color Temperature 5400K, 6500K, 9300K

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