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ViewSonic VP2365-LED review

Affordable IPS panels are becoming more common, but this ViewSonic is still something special

Our Verdict

For

  • IPS panel
  • Fantastic colours
  • Great viewing angles, strong contrast
  • Very aggressively priced
  • No anti-glare sparkle or IPS glow

Against

  • Falls short of TN tech for response
  • Backlight could be brighter
  • Chassis is dreary
  • 1080p res not necessarily ideal
  • 120Hz support would be nice

The influence of Apple's computers and gadgets is often over egged.

So we'd forgive you for coming over all sceptical at the suggestion that the latest generation of affordable PC monitors owes much to the fruit-themed outfit some simply love while others love to hate.

For sure, this new ViewSonic VP2365-LED 24-inch desktop screen doesn't look anything like Apple's slick and sensuous fare.

It's downright dowdy. But it does take a leaf out of Apple's definitive work on image quality. Specifically, ViewSonic has jumped on the IPS bandwagon.

ViewSonic vp2365 led review

IPS, or In-Plane Switching, is the LCD panel technology favoured by Apple in many of its recent computers and gadgets.

It's IPS that delivered the massive increase in colour quality and contrast the iPhone 4 offered compared with the 3GS. It's IPS that enabled the iPad to immediately raise the tablet industry's image-quality game. And it's IPS that ensures the iMac range offers the best screens in the all-in-one business.

Critically, where Apple goes, others follow. With Apple shifting millions of IPS-equipped products, punters are not only getting a taste for decent screen quality, they've an inkling what to ask for. IPS is beginning to enter the public consciousness.

That matters because just a few years ago most monitor companies had given up on offering high-quality LCD panels in mainstream monitors. IPS and other premium panel technologies, including PVA and MVA, cost more and punters weren't willing to pay. All that mattered was price and screen size. And that meant that cheap, ugly TN technology dominated.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
HDCP SupportedYes
USBYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
VESA Mount CompatibleYes
DVIYes
VGAYes
Adjustable Display AngleYes
Product FamilyProfessional
ColourBlack
Brightness250 cd/m²
Screen ModeFull HD
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand NameViewsonic
Contrast Ratio1,000:1
Screen Size58.4 cm (23")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Response Time6 ms
Built-in DevicesUSB Hub
Weight with Stand (Approximate)5.40 kg
Operating Power Consumption45 W
Height with Stand431.80 mm
Width with Stand548.64 mm
Depth with Stand248.92 mm
Height325.1 mm
Width548.6 mm
Depth66 mm
ManufacturerViewsonic Corporation
Product ModelVP2365-LED
Product NameProfessional VP2365-LED Widescreen LCD Monitor
Product LineProfessional
Manufacturer Part NumberVP2365-LED
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.viewsoniceurope.com/uk/
Marketing Information

The VP2365-LED is one of ViewSonic's new LED Professional Series monitors that utilizes the power of IPS panel technology. With IPS true colors, high contrast ratio and wide viewing angles coupled with 1920x1080 Full HD resolution, VP2365-LED is the perfect solution for designers, manufacturers, medical applications and movie production. 4-port USB hub for cluster-free connectivity, ergonomic functions with pivot, height adjust, tilt, swivel and slim bezel make the VP2365-LED an amazing monitor. Eco-mode offering up to 40% power consumption, ViewSonic's strongest pixel performance guarantee and 3-year limited warranty, it will give you confidence in your investment. The VP2365-LED will also contribute to a greener world with its power management features and environment-friendly materials.

Weight (Approximate)3.30 kg