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Viewsonic XG2401MH PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1080 LED Jan 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
The ViewSonic XG2401 is a 24 (23.6 viewable) Full HD monitor packed with all the speed and features that diehard gaming enthusiasts need. Featuring an incredible 144Hz refresh rate, as well as... More
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ViewSonic XG2401 Review 144hz 1080P Gaming Monitor Review - Gaming Monitor on a Budget
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Expert Reviews Are Good

This LCD screen received a score of 80 out of 100 from expert review website tomsguide.com.

Average User Reviews

This PC display has an average user rating of 76% based on 17 user reviews.

A Top Selling PC Display

The XG2401 is one the fastest selling PC monitor currently on sale according to sales data from Amazon.

Nice Design

One customer who bought it thought it was a good design. Paul B mentioned “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” in his review of the Viewsonic XG2401.

One Viewsonic XG2401 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was neat. Paul B mentioned in his review of the Viewsonic XG2401 on Amazon “Aside from that, only a neat little Viewsonic logo on the middle of the lower edge of the screen”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic XG2401 was smooth. Paul B wrote 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” in his Viewsonic XG2401 review.

One person who purchased the Viewsonic XG2401 concluded that it was good looking. Paul B mentioned on Amazon “The viewing angle is pretty large, too, though this won’t be an issue for most gamers unless they regularly enjoy having spectators around”.

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Viewsonic Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

Medium monitors produced by Viewsonic have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Viewsonic also has good reviews across its entire range.

Easy to Use

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Paul B mentioned in his review of the Viewsonic XG2401 “Menus are clear and easy to navigate, though everything is done through the touch sensitive buttons”.

LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Viewsonic XG2401 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec.

We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) to this flatpanel monitor and we think cheaper PC screens such as the Viewsonic VG2847[plb_2780348_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Samsung LS27D590CS[plb_3828352_price], or the Acer B276HUL[plb_3309140_price].

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Viewsonic XG2401 is a two HDMI ports quantity flatpanel monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the XG2401 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic XG2401 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This PC screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on PC monitors of this age and type.

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Very Fast Response Time

The Viewsonic XG2401 has a fairly fast response time (only 1 millisecond) compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the XG2401. The fastest response time of medium monitors that are a similar age to the XG2401 is 1ms, the slowest is 25ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

Most PC displays of this spec and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the Viewsonic XG2401 which has two USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Viewsonic XG2401 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the XG2401 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

The Viewsonic XG2401 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the XG2401 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Viewsonic XG2401 does not have a card reader integrated, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to the XG2401 also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC screens of this spec and age.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Low Height Adjustment

The Viewsonic XG2401 has one of the lower height adjustments (only 120 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The lowest height adjustment of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XG2401 is 20mm and the highest is 180mm.

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Only Has Two Cables Includeds

The Viewsonic XG2401 has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of this spec and age. The most commonly found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this PC screen. The cables includeds DisplayPort and USB are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the XG2401 the viewing angle, verticals range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the Viewsonic XG2401 has one of the narrower viewing angle, verticals amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the XG2401 is 18° and the widest is 180°. The Viewsonic XG2401 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XG2401.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the XG2401 the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.1W to 52W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of 20 Watts, the Viewsonic XG2401 has a quite high power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other LCD screens that were released one year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic XG2401

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium monitor was released over a year ago.

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the XG2401 is £83 over 8 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 500 LCD screens of a similar age and type.

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Specification

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Display Brightness
Response Time
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Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
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HDMI Ports Quantity
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Number of Upstream Ports
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Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Pivot
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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Energy Star Certified
EPEAT Compliance
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Weight
Height
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Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
User Guide On CD-ROM
Technical Details
Game Mode
ECO Mode
Mac Compatibility

Expert Reviews

(1)
26 February 2016

If low-latency gaming is your priority, the $279 ViewSonic XG2401 is one of the best in its class. This 24-inch monitor offers ridiculously fast response times, dedicated FPS, MOBA and RTS modes,...

User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 April 2016 by David H.

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…

Reviewed 5 July 2016 by Andrey S.
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 5 April 2016 by Christopher D.

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…

Reviewed 3 February 2016 by Christopher H.
(Verified Purchase)

24.1 inch Panel / AU Optronics: M240HW01 V8 Realtek RTD2782 Controller...

Reviewed 16 March 2016 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

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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Electricity cost when switched on £82.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £82.04
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers xg2401m, xg2401mh, viewsonic xg2401, viewsonic xg2401m, viewsonic p247306, viewsonic xg2401mh, viewsonic p247306p
Barcodes 00766907818116, 05057103068579

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