The ViewSonic VX2457-mhd is a 24 (23.6 viewable) Full HD price-performance monitor built for gaming and entertainment. Equipped with VESA Adaptive-Sync Technology, this monitor's variable refresh...
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21 Reasons For
A number of Viewsonic VX2457MHD owners agreed that the Viewsonic VX2457MHD was good value for money. A. Kearvell wrote in their Viewsonic VX2457MHD review “Cannot fault this one, really good panel for the price” and gave the Viewsonic VX2457MHD a score of 99 out of 100. Andrzej wrote on Amazon “Nothing special for the same money iiyama is much better” in their review. Carmine mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon in August this year “Good quality for an affordable price” and gave the Viewsonic VX2457MHD a rating of 4 stars.
Several customers said in their reviews that the Viewsonic VX2457MHD was a bargain for the price. Andrzej and mentioned last year “Really cheap” in their review of the Viewsonic VX2457MHD. Kris mentioned in his Viewsonic VX2457MHD review “Cheap upgrade from old VG2401 mh version”.
Good Product Quality
Nineteen people reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and said “Awesome quality”. Carmine mentioned “Good quality for an affordable price”. David Dullard mentioned on Amazon last year “The image quality is decent - not the best I've seen”.
Good Picture Quality
Some people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. David Dullard wrote on Amazon last year “The image quality is decent - not the best I've seen”. Ian Wilson said on Amazon “Apart from that it seems OK, picture quality is good” in his review of this PC monitors. Jennyl gave the Viewsonic VX2457MHD a rating of 5 stars and said “Great picture quality”.
Some Viewsonic VX2457MHD owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors had good colour saturation. In August this year Eoin Mc Namara said “It is TN based, with strong colours present” and scored it 99 out of 100. Also in August this year Jack Mason said on Amazon “Spent 2 hours setting it up by trying to get the colours correct - forget it! Not only are the blacks, NOT that black” in his review. Pat rated it 5 stars and he wrote “Good colours” in his review.
Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good refresh rate. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “It came packaged with a DVI-D cable which has a refresh rate cap of 120Hz”. David Dullard said in August last year “For a monitor of this price that looks decent, is adjustable and has a strong refresh rate I can't shake my head at it”.
One person who purchased this PC monitors said that it had a wide viewing angle. Wirebird said “The viewing angle is good and in both general”. One Viewsonic VX2457MHD reviewer who bought it concluded that it had clear images. This month Gary C. wrote in his Viewsonic VX2457MHD review “Excellent quality and clarity of image” and gave it a score of 99 out of 100.
Easy to Use
A few Viewsonic VX2457MHD owners who reviewed the Viewsonic VX2457MHD agreed that it was easy to use. Ian Wilson wrote on Amazon “Fortunately I was able to use the cable that came” but only rated it 60 out of 100. Wirebird wrote in their review on Amazon “If you want to use the built in speakers then don't expect amazing sound” and rated it 80 out of 100.
Some people thought the Viewsonic VX2457MHD was easy to setup. Last year D. Embleton and said “Easy to set up no screw or tools required” in their review of the Viewsonic VX2457MHD. This month Martyn Brown mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Easy to set up and with clear audio, although I do normally use headphones when viewing my Amazon TV unit through it”.
One Viewsonic VX2457MHD reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors performed as expected. Muzza scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review “Fantastic monitors, does what it says on the tin! NB”. One customer who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Eoin Mc Namara wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “I feel comfortable/usable brightness was at 25%-35% depending on the time of day”.
According to sales data from Amazon, the VX2457MHD is a popular choice amongst people who bought flatpanel monitors in the last 3 months.
Two Viewsonic VX2457MHD reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. This year Eoin Mc Namara scored it 99 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on Amazon “A solid FreeSync monitor for gaming at 1080p”. Two years ago Wirebird said on Amazon “If you want to use the built in speakers then don't expect amazing sound” in their Viewsonic VX2457MHD review.
One person who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Jack Mason wrote on Amazon “Unfortunately this monitor has been set aside as the spare monitor in case the old and trustworthy Asus fails” in his review of this PC monitors.
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Good Sound Quality
Several people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors had good sound quality. Eoin Mc Namara mentioned in their review of this PC monitors in August this year “The audio quality is quite good for a monitor in my opinion”. Roger's Brother gave this PC monitors a rating of 99 out of 100 and said on Amazon in August “It does the job, though the sound quality of the built-in speakers is poor” in their review.
Good Technical Features
Several customers said in their reviews that the product had good features. Eoin Mc Namara wrote on Amazon “Enable some features to deepen/brighten blacks for games that might benefit from them” and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100. Michael Arthurs said in his review of the Viewsonic VX2457MHD “That was bad on my behalf, now that it's here it's awesome and has many different features that you can adjust or tweak” and gave it a score of 5 stars.
One person said that the product was good looking. Michael Arthurs scored it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Beautiful Monitor”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. This month Eoin Mc Namara scored it 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Media were silky smooth and no visible tears or jags were present”.
Good Owner Reviews
On average, people who bought this LCD screen rated it as 88%.
Viewsonic has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire flatpanel monitor range compared to other brands.
One Viewsonic VX2457MHD owner wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Mrtechie said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “It has 2 HDMI ports just in case you wanted to know” and scored it 80 out of 100.
80000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The VX2457MHD has a maximum contrast ratio of 80000000:1. That's 20% less contrast ratio than a 100000000:1 flatpanel monitor, which is the most common contrast ratio. Across all new flatpanel monitors the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast and the best is 100000000:1.
We compared all the other PC screens that have an 80000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC monitor and we think a cheaper LCD screen such as the Viewsonic VX2276-smhd (£123.97), and the Hannspree HL247HGB (£104.94) or you might consider a better rated LCD screen such as the Asus VP239H (£144.40) are also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this PC display is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer K242HYL (£125.94) (100000000:1) which is also cheaper.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other latest medium monitors, the VX2457MHD has a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at including the iiyama GE2488HS-B2 (£119.99) which is cheaper; or the DELL S2415H (£122.17) which has a better Rating.
Other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider include the Acer R231 (£114.99).
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the VX2457MHD is more than most latest medium monitors. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this Viewsonic PC screen. The cables included AC|Audio (3.5mm)|HDMI|VGA are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the VX2457MHD has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays that were released around the same time as the VX2457MHD. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VX2457MHD the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 800 cd/m².
1080p Video Mode
This LCD screen has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months.
Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
At only 26 Watts, the VX2457MHD has a quite low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VX2457MHD. The average maximum power consumption of latest similar spec PC displays is 52W, and the maximum power consumptions range from 18W to 170W.
The shallowest similar spec flatpanel monitor that was launched around the same time as the VX2457MHD is 7mm deep, the deepest is 610mm, and the average depth is 110mm. At only 45.5 millimeters, the VX2457MHD is fairly shallow compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that came out in the last 12 months.
Very Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 2 milliseconds, the VX2457MHD has one of the faster response times amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. The fastest response time of comparable spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the VX2457MHD is 1ms, the slowest is 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms.
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One customer who reviewed the Viewsonic VX2457MHD concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Ian Wilson rated it 60 out of 100 and he said in his review of this PC monitors in August last year “The instruction aren't all that clear as how to set all the functions up”.
Not Good in Terms of Size
One Viewsonic VX2457MHD owner who bought it reckoned that it was not thick. Jack Mason mentioned in August “The colours also loose their "colouring”.
One Viewsonic VX2457MHD reviewer who reviewed the Viewsonic VX2457MHD concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Eoin Mc Namara said a few weeks ago “The monitor is top heavy, despite a bulge being towards the bottom of the back panel, so transport is not difficult, merely cumbersome” but despite that still gave the product a score of 99 out of 100.
Price Has Recently Increased by £8.97
In the last 46 days the price of the VX2457MHD has increased by £8.97.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Viewsonic VX2457MHD does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other latest PC screens also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the HP EliteDisplay E240c (£188.99) which is also cheaper.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The VX2457MHD does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to the VX2457MHD also do not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other PC monitors that came out in the last 12 months, the Viewsonic VX2457MHD is not 3D compatible.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many new medium monitors.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec LCD screens that came out in the last 12 months.
Other PC displays that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper PC displays such as the Acer KA240H (£94.98), or the LG 22MP68VQ-P (£114.97).
If you are looking for a PC screen with a more display resolution then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDisplay E242 (£133.75) (1920 x 1200 and cheaper).
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
The VX2457MHD has one of the lower RMS rated audio powers (only 2 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average RMS rated audio power of medium monitors that were released in the last year is 5W, and the RMS rated audio powers range from 1W to 32W.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that came out in the last year range from 65° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. The VX2457MHD has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the VX2457MHD.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VX2457MHD range from 89° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the VX2457MHD has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.
Only One HDMI Port
Most similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released in the last year have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Viewsonic VX2457MHD which has one HDMI port.
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OK Running Costs
The average running cost of the VX2457MHD is £39 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 371 new comparable spec LCD screens.
Released Ten Months Ago
This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for ten months.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for the last year.
There are a number of alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at including the LG 22MP68VQ-P (£114.97), or the DELL P2314H (£131.18) which is cheaper.
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At 558.7 millimeters, the Viewsonic VX2457MHD has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec PC screens.
If you are not worried about having a wider width then you might also want to look at the DELL SE2416H (£109.99) (556.6mm) which is also cheaper.
When purchasing a monitor, there is a lot of factors to consider, yet ViewSonic pleased me with their 24" TN FreeSync panel.
Starting off with the panel, it is TN based, with strong colours... Read more…
Superb picture for both TV and PC. The menu buttons are taking me a while to adjust to as they are at the back of the screen and you need to use a sequence of presses to achieve your desired... Read more…
Around the sides, the LEDs are brighter because of the backlighting... if you need colour accuracy, then this one is not for you...
the stand is weak and moves a lot, but if you want to hang the... Read more…
I bought this to use as an external monitor attached to a laptop for video streaming. It does the job, though the sound quality of the built-in speakers is poor and tinny so I use a separate pair... Read more…
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