Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED: An In-Depth Review

It always feels like an accomplishment to get a fully capable device for a reasonable price. The 24-inch LED monitor ViewSonic VX2450WM-LED is a good example of that, as it’s a cheap display from a very well-known brand. But does it have what it takes to be a good monitor? Here’s Dual Monitors Guide’s take on this budget display from ViewSonic.

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Who is it for?

If you’re looking for a thin LED monitor with good performance but at a rock bottom price, then the Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch Widescreen LED-Lit LCD Monitor is for you. Its high-grade panel lets it show the best pixel performances, and it comes with good picture quality without consuming much energy.

 

Benefits

From a brand fully committed to quality comes the ViewSonic VX2450WM-LED monitor. Made with the highest grade panels available and offers one of the best pixel performance, the VX2450WM is an environmentally friendly display equipped with incredible picture quality.

 

Uses LED Backlighting for MEGA Contrast Ratio and Less Power Consumption

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Unlike most LCD computer monitors today that uses CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamps) as light source for the panel, the ViewSonic VX2450WM-LED uses LED (Light Emitting Diodes) as backlight light source. This leads to better contrast ratio (20,000,000:1 MEGA Contrast Ratio), 50% less power consumption compared to traditional CCFL monitor, Low Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI), mercury-free and environmentally friendly backlight, lighter and slimmer design.

 

Mega Dynamic Constant Ratio for the Brightest and Darkest Colors

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Contrast ratio is the term used to identify the ratio of the brightest color to the darkest color on a screen’s display, and one of the best features and biggest selling point of ViewSonic VX2450WM-LED monitor is its ability to completely dim its backlight to make pure darkness for dark and night scenes. Equipped with an LED backlight set with each LED light able to completely shut off to make near infinite ratio of black to white contrast, this monitor can make true blacks that results to better overall image quality.

Equipped with DisplayMate for the Darkest Grays and Brightest Colors

This monitor is equipped with ViewSonic’s DisplayMate technology, which allows it to display dark grays visible even when set to level 2, and light gray visible at high level of 252. This shows the monitor’s capability to show images with dark details and not confuse those details with light and bright colors.

Color performance is also quite good overall, while backlight bleeding seem prevalent on its edges and some light from the top side.

 

Layered with Just the Right Amount of Anti-Glare Coating to Secure the Screen from Annoying Glares and Reflections

The screen of this ViewSonic monitor is layered with just the right amount of anti-glare (AG) screen coating to avoid annoying glares and mirror (reflection) effect that present in many screens. Though some placed close to the screen reflect a little bit in a brightly-lit room, it goes without saying that right amount of AG means not compromising the brightness and quality of clarity of the display.

 

The Greener Choice

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With mercury-free design and low energy consumption, this ViewSonic monitor gained Energy Star 5.0 certification, which makes it both an environmentally friendly and more practical choice. For offices and big companies that install and use multiple computers in their building, this can be dramatic savings from electric bill.

 

Equipped with Eco-Mode to Save More Energy

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As said in the previous paragraph, this ViewSonic monitor provides more energy efficient solution for computers users. One big reason for this is the Eco-Mode, which can help up to 35% energy savings from monitor’s operation. When you don’t need to use all of your display’s powerful features, then this feature reduces the display’s brightness (users can choose between “Optimize” or “Conserve” options). This function comes standard with this product, and it doesn’t just help save in energy consumption, but also prolong the lamp life of the monitor. It is quite a useful feature for low ambient light environment.

Reducing brightness can also offer a lot of benefits for users, such as reducing eye fatigue and prolong the life of the display, giving users better ROI (return of investment) from the monitor.

Good All-Around Image Quality for Reading and Typing, Watching Movies and Even Gaming

The VX2450WM-LED has a good job in displaying black texts on a white background, without obvious color tints problems. Words were still clearly visible even when fonts are at 6.8-point size.

In terms of movies, it does a decent job in hosting accurate colors with a little green hue problem. But anyone can solve this issue by dialing the green down to 91 (keep blue and red at 100). Also, choosing the 7500K present can solve the problem as well.

In terms of gaming, the monitor is able to display games in bright and vibrancy clearness and reproduction. In terms of refresh rate though, it’s just decent and may have troubles with streaking games.

 

Dual Monitor and Multiple Monitor Setup Options


As an all-around 24-inch display, the ViewSonic VX2450WM-LED can definitely make a good dual monitor or even triple monitor setup. The size of the screen itself is perfect for multiple monitor setup, plus, this particular model is equipped with the right set of qualities for display good all-around image quality, whether it’s for reading and typing, graphics design, photo and video editing, playing games, and watching Full HD movies, not to mention it is one of the best budget monitor of its kind in the market today. For dual monitor setup of this monitor, you have tons of choices.

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You can use the Ergotron LX Wall Mount LCD Arm for better positioning adjustments and improve workstation productivity. It is easy to adjust (comes with sleek and streamlined design for one-touch adjustment), equipped with the brand’s patented Constant Force Technology, and with superb cable management system. This LCD arm is solidly built and has all the components and features you want for optimum viewing experience in your ViewSonic VX2450WM-LED.

A more affordable option for your single display setup is Ergotron Neo-Flex LCD Arm. This LCD arm adds dynamic flexibility to your workspace with its simple push operation that lets you position your display anywhere you want on your workspace. It has good height adjustment, easy to assemble and install to your desk, solid and elegant and keeps your monitor stable and secured in place.

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If you want a dual monitor or triple monitor setup for this mid-sized monitor, then you can opt for Ergotron Neo-Flex Dual LCD Lift Stand or LX Triple Display Lift Stand.

 

Design and Features

The ViewSonic VX2450WM-LED obviously took a lot of what has worked in the past LED monitor designs without being too ambitious.

It is made up of a glossy bezel with a transparent ‘lip’ on the bottom. Between the lip is the Power button (measures 1 inch wide), which glows blue when the monitor is turned on. The bezel is around 0.8 inch on the side, and the distance between the desktop from the bottom lip is at 3.2 inches at the longest.

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The initial depth of the panel is at 0.6 inch thin, with additional 1.25 inches at the back to house the monitor’s connections and ventilation system. The corners are sharp and a little pointy, which contradicts the panel’s rounded edges.

 

Aesthetically and Functionally Pleasing Buttons and Controls

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Located at the bottom right corner of the bezel is the array of pleasant OSD (onscreen display), which is signified by a bright white 1 and 2, and an up and down arrow. They are very easy to use and they well design in both aesthetics and function standpoint. All the basic OSD buttons you need are there, including Brightness, Contrast, sRGB presets and four (4) color temperature presets 5,000k, 6,500k, 7,500k, and 9,300k. Individual color options namely Red, Green and Blue are also available. Controls are responsive, those who love to tweak the settings will have a good time using the adjustments.

It also comes with a Dynamic Contrast ratio feature which automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on the brightness or darkness level of the images displayed on screen, while the Eco mode adjusts brightness based on three options: Standard, Optimize and Conserve.

 

Adjustments Ergonomically Designed for Productivity and Convenience

Like most LED-based monitors in the market today, the ViewSonic VX2450WM is also designed with ergonomic features such as height adjustments, pivot, swivel and tilt.

 

Ports and Connections

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Connections face down, tucked a little too far up into their alcove and can be a little frustrating to access. However, this design allows neat cable management, especially if you place the monitor next to a wall. The middle of the back chassis is raised about 1.2 inches with the DVI and VGA ports on the right side and audio and port power port on the left.

 

Secured Square-Shaped Stand

The square-shaped stand measures 9.2 inches and just about the same in depth. It may feel wobbly when knocked from the sides, but with little chance of it actually toppling. Also, the stand adjusts easily, making it really convenient in anyone’s workspace.

 

VESA Mountable Design

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Like most monitors from ViewSonic, this one is also equipped with a 100mm x 100mm VESA mountable design, which will give you the freedom to better position the display anywhere you want. There are four empty screw holes on the surface for VESA connection. Depending on your needs, you can place your display in a more comfortable and most efficient position for you, be it on a wall for a cleaner workstation, or on a monitor stand for a more ergonomic and efficient work space. All you have to do is detach the monitor from its base by unscrewing its four screws and then mount it on the wall or on its new stand.

 

Tech Specs

General

Included Software: ViewSonic Wizard

 

Bottom Line

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For very affordable price tag, the 24-inch ViewSonic VX2450WM-LED is quite a bargain. With good overall performance and decent OSD options there’s nothing more to ask for in this product.

Another big advantage is this monitor is its diverse connectivity options, allowing users to pair it with PC or Mac computers. It can even be hooked up to a ViewSonic ViewBook notebook, or to a PC mini, Mac Mini to enjoy a 24-inch display with LED backlight.

One weakness of this product is its lack of HDMI connectivity option. So if you’re thinking of using this desktop for all-around sophisticated and demanding purpose, such as heavy gaming or graphics design, you may not be very pleased. It performs well in many aspects, such as general computing, movie watching and light gaming, but it’s not designed to be great at doing everything.

All in all, the Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch Widescreen LED-Lit LCD Monitor is a good performer at a bargain price, and can be a great tool for dual monitor or multiple monitor setup



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