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Expert Reviews Are Good
This PC screen received a score of 80% from expert review site tomsguide.com.
User Reviews Are Average
Owners have rated this Viewsonic flatpanel monitor on average 76%.
A Best Selling Flatpanel Monitor
The XG2401 is a popular choice of PC screen according to sales data from Amazon.
One customer said in their reviews that the Viewsonic XG2401 was a good design. In December Paul B wrote on Amazon “As far as gaming monitors go, Viewsonic seem to be playing it cool with the design, there’s a very visible red stripe along the base”.
One Viewsonic XG2401 reviewer said that it was neat. Paul B wrote on Amazon in December “Aside from that, only a neat little Viewsonic logo on the middle of the lower edge of the screen”.
One Viewsonic XG2401 owner considered that the Viewsonic XG2401 was smooth. In December Paul B mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “If you use an AMD card then you can bring AMD’s FreeSync technology into play as well, helping to smooth the movement out even further”.
One person who reviewed the Viewsonic XG2401 said that it was good looking. Paul B gave it an excellent review score and he said “The viewing angle is pretty large, too, though this won’t be an issue for most gamers unless they regularly enjoy having spectators around”.
Viewsonic medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC screens Viewsonic is one of the superior manufacturers.
Easy to Use
One person wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. A few weeks ago Paul B said “Menus are clear and easy to navigate, though everything is done through the touch sensitive buttons” in his review of the Viewsonic XG2401.
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LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on latest medium monitors.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper PC screens such as the Samsung S27E510C[plb_2792915_price], or the Acer S271HLF[plb_3820539_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Viewsonic XG2401 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other latest medium monitors.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper PC screens such as the Benq GW2765HE[plb_3831331_price].
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Philips 271S7QJMB[plb_3822623_price], or the AOC I2775PQU[plb_3357274_price] is also worth considering.
Two HDMI Ports
Most medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the XG2401 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Viewsonic XG2401 which has two HDMI ports.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic XG2401 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the XG2401. Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XG2401 the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to it.
Across all the PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the XG2401 the depths range from 7mm to 610mm. With a depth of only 50.9 millimeters, the Viewsonic XG2401 is one of the shallower LCD screens that were released around the same time as the XG2401 amongst medium monitors of this age.
Very Fast Response Time
Across all the PC displays that were launched in the last 12 months the response times range from 1ms to 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms. At only 1 millisecond, the Viewsonic XG2401 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other latest medium monitors.
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Recent Price Increase of £32.11
The XG2401 has increased in price by £32.11 in the last 51 days.
Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most similar spec LCD screens that have been available for the last year have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Viewsonic XG2401 which has two USB Type-A downstream ports.
Not 3D Compatible
The Viewsonic XG2401 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months are also not 3D compatible.
PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Acer GN276HL[plb_3495354_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Viewsonic XG2401 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other latest medium monitors also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera to this LCD screen and we think the Philips 241B7QPJKEB[plb_3861282_price] is also worth considering.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Viewsonic XG2401 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other recently released comparable spec PC screens also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec LCD screens that came out in the last year.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
At only 120 millimeters, the Viewsonic XG2401 has a fairly low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the XG2401. The average maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XG2401 is 130mm, and the maximum height adjustments range from 10mm to 510mm.
Only Has Two Cables Included
The Viewsonic XG2401 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included DisplayPort and USB are also found on this LCD screen.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The Viewsonic XG2401 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst similar spec PC displays of this age. The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that have been around for the last year range from 15° to 180°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
PC screens that are a comparable age to the XG2401 have horizontal viewing angles of between -5° and 180°. At only 170 degrees, the Viewsonic XG2401 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the XG2401.
Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The Viewsonic XG2401 has one of the higher power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (20 Watts) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. Across all the recently released comparable spec PC displays the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.21W to 52W.
3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic XG2401
Released Twelve Months Ago
Viewsonic released the XG2401 twelve months ago.
OK Running Costs
Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the XG2401 will cost £52 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 395 PC displays that have been available for the last year.
The Viewsonic XG2401 has a fairly standard width (566 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the XG2401.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 566mm wide PC monitors currently available including the Acer XF240H[plb_3086845_price] which has better reviews.
Alternative PC screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the iiyama XB2485WSU-B3[plb_3271247_price] (561mm) which is also cheaper.
While not a con of the monitor itself but something to consider is if you have nVidia cards you won't get the adaptive/freesync vsync features. However, with that said, for the price you are... Read more…
I didn't want to jump on 4k or even 2k games yet. I'd rather have best in class monitor which would be comfortable for my eyes. Since I have AMD cards, this monitor is a beast given its specs,... Read more…
This is a very affordable 144hz monitor with Freesync. It has a very solid build quality, it comes well packaged. I am happy with this monitor and I think it is well suited to those that do more... Read more…
I've measured and calibrated this display using a ColorMunki display + DisplayCAL + argyll CMS, here are the OSD settings I ended up with. Contrast: 66 Brightness: 26 (120cd/m) User color: red100,... Read more…
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