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Viewsonic VG2438SM PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 LED Sep 2014
Screen Size Display Resolution Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
ViewSonic's VG2438Sm is a high performance multimedia display that features full-ergonomic functionality, including -5 to 37 tilt, 360 swivel, 90 pivot and 100mm height adjustments, to create the... More
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ViewSonic VG2438Sm Product Review
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12 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Flatpanel monitor expert review website gadgetspeak.com scored this LCD screen 76%.

Good Brand

On average Viewsonic medium monitors have good reviews as do all PC monitors built by Viewsonic.

Good Picture Quality

One person said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. One customer considered that it had good colour saturation. Happy-Go-Lucky mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Lovely colours on screen” in their Viewsonic VG2438 review.

Robust

One person thought the Viewsonic VG2438 was well made. One customer who reviewed the Viewsonic VG2438 wrote that it was strong and durable.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased it thought it was ergonomic. Nablane said “Let down by power supply and poor ergonomic design”. One Viewsonic VG2438 owner who purchased the Viewsonic VG2438 reckoned that it was a good design.

Good Product Quality

One Viewsonic VG2438 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Last year Nablane said “Picture quality excellent, fairly robust design.” in their review of the Viewsonic VG2438.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the iiyama XB2780HSU[plb_1370714_price] which has better reviews; or the Hanns.G HS271[plb_2315339_price], or the Philips 241S6[plb_2496887_price] which is cheaper.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The Viewsonic VG2438 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best display resolution of all comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the VG2438 is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other PC screens of this spec and age which do not have a built-in speaker, the Viewsonic VG2438 has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at including the LG 24EB23[plb_1497460_price], the AOC I2770[plb_1565067_price], or the Samsung LS24C65[plb_1465614_price].

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Viewsonic VG2438 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The best resolution of all flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the VG2438 is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has Five Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Viewsonic VG2438 is more than most PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on flatpanel monitors of this age and type. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this Viewsonic flatpanel monitor.

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Very Shallow

Medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG2438 have depths of between 12mm and 560mm, and the average depth is 110mm. The Viewsonic VG2438 is one of the shallower medium monitors that were released more than two years ago (only 51.5 millimeters) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought it considered that it was not noisy. Nablane wrote on Amazon “Unfortunately the replacement monitor switch-mode PSU is very noisy at standby, crackling” and rated it 2 stars.

A Bit Expensive

One person who purchased this PC monitor considered that it was not cheap. Last year Happy-Go-Lucky wrote “I wear Blublocker sunglasses instead of ridiculously overpriced Prism computer glasses” in their review yet they still gave the product a very good review.

Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that have been around for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The Viewsonic VG2438 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the XL2420[pl_1453626_price], or the XL2411[pl_2130532_price] both from Benq or the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Viewsonic VG2438 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

Other PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the Philips 272C4QPJKAB[plb_1532812_price], or the AOC I2472[plb_2126699_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Viewsonic VG2438 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VG2438 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

Across all the PC monitors of this age and type the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. The Viewsonic VG2438 has a fairly low maximum height adjustment (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the VG2438.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VG2438

Running Costs Are Average

The VG2438 has an average 5 year running cost of £49 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 998 PC monitors of a similar age and spec.

Price Increase of £4.83

In the last 56 days the price of the VG2438 has increased by £4.83.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this LCD screen was released.

Average Width

At 556.8 millimeters, the Viewsonic VG2438 has a fairly average width compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age.

If you would consider a PC screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the Philips 247E4[plb_1482822_price] (557mm) which is also cheaper.

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Expert Reviews

(2)
30 April 2015

T he VG2438SM is part of ViewSonic's latest refresh of its product line-up. This particular model, as the 'G' part of its title might indicate, is aimed more at the graphics enthusiast rather than... Read more…

6 December 2014

A fairly solid oval shaped stand needs to be connected is the display when the unit is to be positioned on a desktop rather than going for the optional wall-mounted feature. The stand is... Read more…

User Reviews

(5)
(Verified Purchase)

Update... Unfortunately the replacement monitor switch-mode PSU is very noisy at standby, crackling and whistling away merrily. I can't trust the monitor to be left on standby or in operation with... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2015 by Ron, a graphic artist
Ron, a graphic artist would recommend the ViewSonic VG2438SM (Verified Purchase)

I have been using Mac computers with Apple monitors for many years. After retirement I keep doing work with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator. When two of my Cinema Displays failed recently I started... Read more…

Reviewed 24 February 2015 by Cfmgen
Cfmgen would recommend the ViewSonic VG2438SM (Verified Purchase)

Great Viewsonic monitor. Hard to find a nice 16:10 now a days. Shipping was quick, overall good purchase...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Reviewed 24 January 2015 by Happy-go-lucky "Rita"
(Verified Purchase)

I just got it yesterday. Lovely colours on screen, a pleasure for digital painting. I love its blue filter designed to protect eyes from harmful blue rays. It is easy on my eyes.
To maximise... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2015 by Happy-go-lucky
(Verified Purchase)

I just got it yesterday. Lovely colours on screen, a pleasure for digital painting. I love its blue filter designed to protect eyes from harmful blue rays. It is easy on my eyes. To maximise eye... Read more…

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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code vg2438, code vg2438s, code vg2438sm, code 1920x1200, viewsonic vg2438, viewsonic p207179, viewsonic 250cdm2, viewsonic vg2438s, viewsonic vg2438sm, viewsonic p207179p, viewsonic 1920x1200, viewsonic vg2438sml, viewsonic vg2438smle, viewsonic vg2438smled, asrockasusantecarcticb vg2438, asrockasusantecarcticb vg2438s, asrockasusantecarcticb vg2438sm
Barcodes 00013686008741, 00766907782516, 05054629655252, 07669077825164

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