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ViewSonic VP2365-LED review

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

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So, we know the new ViewSonic VP2365-LED packs an IPS panel. But what does that actually mean in terms of specs, and what else makes this £200/$350 panel tick?

With a 24-inch screen diagonal and 1,920 x 1,080 pixel grid, the VP2365-LED ticks the same Full HD 1080p box as all those cheap TN panels. Look a little closer, however, and you'll begin to spot the differences.

For starters, the viewing angles are quoted at 178 degrees for both horizontal and vertical. That may not sound like a dramatic increase over the 170 and 160 degrees horizontal and vertical typically claimed for TN screens, but it makes an enormous difference. The 1,000:1 static contrast ratio also hints at a quality panel.

Slightly less impressive is the 6ms claimed for grey-to-grey pixel response. It's the one metric by which IPS panels can't compete with TN technology. The ViewSonic VP2365-LED's 250cd/m2 brightness isn't exactly stellar, either, especially considering that it packs an LED backlight rather than old school CCFL tech.

ViewSonic vp2365 led review

Another highlight is the stand and chassis. OK, it's black and bland to the point of anonymity. And there's zero tactile delight to be had from the plain, hard plastics. But the overall assembly is sturdy and stable. It also offers full adjustability, including rotate, swivel, tilt and height and VESA wall-mount compatibility.

What you don't get, however, is much in the way of peripheral technology. Unlike many cheaper screens, the ViewSonic VP2365-LED's on-screen menu isn't stuffed with fancy-sounding image processing options. It does offer full colour, gamma and temperature configurability. There's a dynamics contrast function too. But the likes of switchable pixel response modes and fancy adaptive colour processing are absent.

Frankly, that's no great loss. Most such technologies promise much but deliver very little. Nor is the superficially limited connectivity (DVI and VGA is your lot) much of a downside. Instead, ViewSonic has cooked up a no-nonsense package that majors on the things that matter - panel, backlight and chassis quality. If ViewSonic can execute on that little trio it'll have a winner on its hands, and never mind the frills.

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, 250 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