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Viewsonic VG2438SM PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 LED Sep 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £76.91 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Good product quality
Good size
42 Reviews
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Average Expert Reviews

This PC screen received a score of 76% from expert review website

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 38 owner reviews the average owner rating of this flatpanel monitor is exceptional. Over 75% of reviewers gave this flatpanel monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Viewsonic LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,789 expert and owner reviews (including 399 verified purchases), Viewsonic has good ratings for its flatpanel monitors. Viewsonic also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Viewsonic flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Product Quality

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic VG2438 was good quality. Norm mentioned on “I researched and found (for my needs) the ViewSonic to be the best in overall quality and price.I connected the Mac to the Monitor it came right on” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Five years ago Anthoiphone mentioned on “Great quality built and great color”. Bub said on “Viewsonic has great quality monitors” in their review of this PC monitor.


Three people who purchased it concluded that it was well made.

Ergonomisches Design

Two customers considered that the product was good looking. Codewize scored the Viewsonic VG2438 80 out of 100 and mentioned on “One looked pretty decent the other was extremely green.I've calibrated by eye at this point”. Jee mentioned “Basically, this new VP2365-LED monitor is pretty good, except that the "blues" are very slightly off "dull” in their review of this PC monitor.

One owner said in their reviews that it was well designed. mentioned “Ergonomisches Design”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was lightweight. Rj said on “Out of the box this monitor was what I hoped for; brilliant colors, sharpness, lightweight, etc”. One customer who reviewed the product thought it was a good size. Four years ago Codewize rated it 80 out of 100 and said on “Good size, nice controls” in their review of this PC monitor.

Good Picture Quality

One customer considered that it had clear images. Larry said on six years ago “The Viewsonic has brought me clarity, contrast and size so that I can concentrate on my work instead of the format” in his review of this PC monitor and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had a sharp image.

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Reasonably Priced

Eight customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money. Two years ago Massimon71 wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The price is great too”. Rebecca wrote in her review of this PC monitor on “Great product for the price!”. Codewize mentioned on “It's a cost effective way to get into the IPS arena” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Viewsonic VG2438 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to this LCD screen also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Eizo Flexscan EV2336W which has better reviews.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Samsung S27C650D (£237.90), or the Viewsonic VG2239M (£239.98) is also worth considering.

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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 a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all PC monitors that came out around the same time as this PC monitor the best display resolution is 3440 x 1440 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The Viewsonic VG2438 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other PC screens of this age and spec also have an Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Has Five Cables Included

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

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Ports & Interfaces

Only One HDMI Port

The Viewsonic VG2438 is a one HDMI port PC screen. Most of the other PC displays of this type and age have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Price Has Gone Up by 12% (12%)

There was a cheaper price of £198.97 at Servers Direct 80 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 89% chance that the price will go up further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 11% chance that the price will actually go back down. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price goes back down.


Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the VG2438 will cost £77 over 8 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,088 PC displays of this age and spec.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic vg2438smled, viewsonic 250cdm2, code vg2438sm
Barcodes 00013686008741, 00766907782516, 05054629655252, 07669077825164

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