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ViewSonic VG2436wm-LED review

Full adjustment and VESA compatibility make this a flexible 24-inch monitor

Our Verdict

For

  • Good adjustment options
  • Decent picture quality
  • VESA mount compatible

Against

  • No HDMI

The formula for creating the ViewSonic VG2436wm-LED appears simple and straightforward. The panel measures 24-inches on the diagonal with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and LED backlights.

The screen attaches to the base using a VESA mount, so you can choose to screw the panel to your office wall if you want to keep your desktop tidy and clear of clutter.

ViewSonic has arranged the mains power connector, audio jack, DVI-D and VGA connectors in a neat row across the back of the screen. The audio connection powers the stereo 2-Watt speakers which do a competent job. It's a shame that ViewSonic hasn't included HDMI, but we can live without this feature.

The base offers the full range of tilt, swivel, height and pivot adjustments. We have to offer a word of warning, as ViewSonic doesn't supply any pivot software, so you'll be relying on your graphics drivers to do the job. Provided they are up to the task, you can then select an option in the OSD to rotate the menus and options by 90 degrees.

The 16:9 aspect ratio has become commonplace and we are all used to seeing these screens in landscape mode, but the height of the screen is startling when you rotate it to portrait mode.

Setting up the display is quick and simple using the standard ViewSonic four-button OSD controls. We were surprised to see that brightness was set at 100 per cent. This is usually a recipe for disappointment, but the picture of the VG2436wm-LED looked good straight out of the box.

Apart from the non-existent HDMI, the only other missing feature is a series of preset profiles in the set-up menu, but we were perfectly happy with the quality of the picture anyway.

The ViewSonic has a relatively basic set of features. However, we were impressed that the stand offers a full range of adjustments and the low price is very appealing.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
Backlight TechnologyLED
VESA Mount CompatibleYes
DVIYes
VGAYes
Adjustable Display AngleYes
ColourBlack
Brightness300 cd/m²
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand NameViewsonic
Contrast Ratio1,000:1
Mount TypeWall Mountable
Screen Size61 cm (24")
Response Time5 ms
SpeakersYes
Built-in DevicesSpeaker
Weight with Stand (Approximate)5.40 kg
Operating Power Consumption30 W
Height with Stand433.30 mm
Width with Stand566.20 mm
Depth with Stand239.20 mm
Height351.2 mm
Width566.2 mm
Depth52.4 mm
ManufacturerViewsonic Corporation
Product ModelVG2436wm-LED
Product NameVG2436wm-LED Widescreen LCD Monitor
Manufacturer Part NumberVG2436WM-LED
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.viewsoniceurope.com/uk/
Marketing Information

The VG2436wm-LED is one of two new members of ViewSonic's new VG36-LED family. Its 24" (23.6" viewable) display with a native 1920x1080 resolution is big enough to replace dual-monitor setups. What makes it even more appealing is the LED backlight for up to 50% energy savings. Monitor is also fully ergonomic with 90º pivot, height adjust, swivel and tilt. The slim bezel design coupled with hidden stereo speakers make VG2436wm-LED a space saver. You can put it on your desk or mount on your wall or on any VESA compliant monitor stand. With Viewsonic's strongest pixel performance guarantee and 3-year warranty, you will have peace of mind in your investment.

Weight (Approximate)4.05 kg