Cheap IPS monitors are becoming popular, but
this monitor is still special.
This ViewSonic’s monitor shows what it can
when a technology is impetused strongly enough. With diagonal 24-inch screen
and 1,920 x 1,080 pixel grid, VP2365-LED has 1080p full HD resolution similar
to cheap TN monitors, but if looking at it more thoroughly, you will see the
Quoted view angle is 178o for
both horizon and vertical. Maybe unlike a considerable increase compared to 170o
and 160o usually claimed for TN monitors, but it creates big
differences. Static contrast ratio of 1000:1 also implies a high-quality
Not very impressive is 6ms speed claimed for
grey-to-grey pixel response. It is a measure that IPS monitors cannot compete
with the TN technology. The 250cd/m2 brightness of VP2365-LED is not excellent,
either, especially considering that it packs the LED backlight in stead of the
old CCFL technology.
The monitor’s base and chassis are so
boring that they are unknown, but they are firm and stable. They also provide
full adjustability, including rotating, tilting, and compatibility to the VESA
What you do not receive are most of the
accessory technologies. Unlike many cheaper monitors, the menu on the ViewSonic
VP2365-LED monitor is not packed with interesting image processing options, but
offers the capabilities of full temperature, gamma, and color configurations.
There is also a dynamic contrast function, but pixel response modes are
changeable and interesting compatible color processing ability is absent.
Honestly, it is not a big loss. Limited
connectivity (DVI and VGA) is not a disadvantage. Instead of that, ViewSonic
creates an unfussy package focusing mainly on important things – monitor,
backlight, and chassis quality. If ViewSonic can be outstanding at that, it
will be the obvious winner.
VP2365-LED has impressive performance in
the Lagom test image app. Black and white levels both provide many details.
Color ratio is not bad, either, and the view angles do the routine IPS task,
meaning they are wide enough to not become a problem. The effect often annoying
of IPS monitors, red light, is also not clear.
However, it is not perfect – the 250cd/m2
backlight index shows that the brightness is a bit dry. This is not a problem
in normal use, but it creates a not very flexible monitor.
Other obstacles include pixel response and
scan speed. Honestly, both are relative. VP2365-LED is fast enough for game,
video, and so on. However, it is not as fast as a TN monitor.
In general, this is an incredibly
impressive monitor. It is not the Holly Grail of PC kingdom – a monitor
combining the best attributes of all available monitors, removing the bad ones
and produced with a price you can afford. The fact that ViewSonic VP2365-LED
does not carry out that completely is not surprising. But it comes so near –
nearer than any other monitor in the same price range.
A cheap monitor packing high-quality images
into a bad chassis. There are few stimulating things, but recreate wonderful
Size: 23 inches
Monitor type: e-IPS
Natural resolution: 1,920 x 1,080
Pixel response: 6ms (GTG)
View angle: 178/178Oh/V
Input: VGA, DVI
VESA mount: 100 x 100 mm