Viewsonic VG2427WM review

  • £170

A pleasing screen with sharp image quality, now at an even better price point

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Our Verdict

This monitor represents great value for money and offers quality pictures

For

  • Sharp pictures
  • Good colour reproduction
  • Adjustable stand
  • Connectivity

Against

  • No HDMI
  • Large footprint

The Viewsonic VG2427WM is a 24-inch monitor with a true 16:9 aspect ratio that makes full use of its 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution.

The matt-black bezel around the screen is small and largely inconspicuous, but the screen does have an overall office feel about the design. Setting up the monitor is simply a case of pulling it from the large box and adding the right cables.

This is because Viewsonic has already attached the monitor stand to the screen. This stand offers full height adjustment, screen tilt and pitch and even swivel modes, so getting the VG2427wm into the right position is easy.

The power button sits below the screen and is flanked by four control buttons. The buttons are small, but look a little cheap, and the blue LED light that shines out spoils the overall effect of the monitor. That said, the menu system is comprehensive and easy to work through, so getting the best colour match possible is a relatively easy process.

Connected up

When it comes to connections, you'll find that Viewsonic offers the standard D-Sub and DVI ports. Sadly, it lacks HDMI, but you will find three USB ports on the monitor. A mouse is also included in the package, allowing you to plug this directly into the monitor.

When it comes to using the VG2427wm, you will find the screen is incredibly bright and offers a great colour balance.

We found that whites were easily the sharpest on test and running movies through this screen was great, as colours looked sharp and there was very little in the way of jaggies showing up.

The Viewsonic VG2427wm is an impressive monitor delivering bright and sharp images.

The stand, while flexible, does give VG2427wm a rather large footprint and an overall look that is better suited to the office than the living room. However, this is our only complaint on what proved a cost-effective and usable screen.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
HDCP SupportedYes
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, TCO '03, WEEE, ENERGY STAR
USBYes
DVIYes
VGAYes
Product FamilyGraphic
Brightness300 cd/m², 300 cd/m²
Screen ModeFull HD
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand NameViewsonic
Contrast Ratio1,000:1
Mount TypeWall Mountable
Screen Size61 cm (24")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Response Time5 ms
Built-in DevicesUSB Hub
Height with Stand442 mm
Width with Stand564 mm
Depth with Stand250 mm
Height335 mm
Width564 mm
Depth67 mm
ManufacturerViewsonic Corporation
Product ModelVG2427wm
Product NameVG2427wm Widescreen LCD Monitor
Product LineGraphic
Manufacturer Part NumberVG2427WM
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.viewsoniceurope.com/uk/
Marketing Information

The 24" VG2427wm LCD is the big and wide, multimedia solution to your demanding business needs. Featuring full HD 1920x1080 resolution and 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, this high performance display is ideal for graphics professionals, high-def multimedia visuals and other digital content. The DVI-D connector ensures your high-def content stays high-def, while the USB ports expand your connectivity for greater convenience. The fully adjustable ergonomic base enhances your comfort.

Weight (Approximate)7 kg