The ViewSonic VG2440V is a simple yet sophisticated solution for an inexpensive home or office workstation. It features a crisp and clear IPS panel primarily, but it also comes with a webcam and an excellent price point. Let’s check it out to see how it compares with similar-priced options like the Dell P2422HE.
ViewSonic VG2440V Specifications
- Screen Size: 24 Inches
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: IPS
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz
- Response Time: 5ms
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 250 cd/m²
- Speakers: Yes (2 x 2 Watts)
- Stand: Height – Yes
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – Yes
- Stand: Pivot – Yes
- VESA Compatibility: Yes 100 x 100
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1, USB 3.0 x 4, RJ45 x 1, 3.5mm Jack x 1
- Dimensions with Stand (WxHxD): 21.6” x 21.1” x 8.1”
- Weight 13.2 lbs
Design and Features
The ViewSonic VG2440V has a simple aesthetic, which may seem blocky next to other premium business monitors like those from Dell or BenQ. It has a matte black finish all over, so it won’t clash with any type of setup. The display isn’t bezel-free, although the side and top edges are slimmer than usual.
It’s not a large monitor, so it’s an ideal pick for multi-display setups that are intended to help you maximize productivity. It’s only 8 inches deep, so it should fit on smaller desks like those used for study corners in dorms. The device is quite heavy for its size at 13.2 pounds, but that’s still considered portable.
It may look chunky, but that also means that it is built like a tank compared to its fragile, more luxurious-looking competition. The plastic panels are extra thick and very sturdy, so there are no signs of cracking, flexing, or cosmetic issues on them. The stand is firm and stable, so there is virtually no sagging or shaking.
One minor issue we have with this model is its use of OSD buttons instead of a joystick. The keys are located on the bottom bezel, so they are easier to reach even if you don’t lean in. However, it is still inconvenient for serious users who want to tweak their monitors often.
The stand included in the package offers tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments for your convenience. Getting a comfortable view is essential for its intended use, and we’re glad that it’s already built into it. You can use VESA mounts, but they are only necessary for multi-display setups.
Its connectivity layout has most of what you will need, but its lacking one very essential port for a productivity device. It has DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, and four USB 3.1 ports but doesn’t have a USB-C slot. It makes up for it by having an adjustable Full HD webcam, which is clear and bright enough for conferencing under modern ambient lighting.
It is accented by built-in microphones and a pair of 2-watt speakers for audio. It has all you need for conferencing, but we’d still use a headset for better input and output clarity. It’s nice to have built-in audio options, but they will never be better than a dedicated set.
Display and Performance
The ViewSonic VG2440V sports a 24-inch IPS panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 60Hz refresh rate, and a 5ms response time. The backlight has a 250 cd/m2 output while the contrast is listed at 1000:1. This model doesn’t have HDR features, but that’s okay since it was not meant for entertainment purposes anyway.
1080p monitors have been in use for business and professional settings for quite a while, and brands still continue to make them. It’s because they work great for that purpose, are quite affordable, and are very easy to run with almost any system, from basic to high-end. Visibility and legibility are easy on your eyes as well, so it’s great for extended hours of use.
The ViewSonic VG2440V covers 93% of sRGB and around 63% of DCI-0P3, so it is not the most vibrant in the market. Its default accuracy had a deltaE average of 1.41, so it doesn’t need calibration right away. It works great for office or business applications, but it will fall behind when it comes to movies and games.
Calibrating it reduced the dE average to 1.25, which isn’t a world of difference in noticeable color fidelity. It’s not worth getting a colorimeter for this monitor, and it’s not a great pick for color-critical work. Getting a better monitor for the task at hand is better if you need it for editing or content creation.
Its backlight reached 265 cd/m2 at 100%, so it has just enough for most indoor environments. Its contrast reached 1105:1 at 45% brightness, so it’s a bit better in this regard compared to other IPS panels. However, it is still incapable of deep blacks like its VA counterparts, so night scenes will look a bit different and washed out.
Panel uniformity for the test sample didn’t have any issues like major backlight bleeding. There are some variances in the backlight’s spread, but they weren’t noticeable in common instances. Note that this can vary with every monitor made due to tolerances, so there are worse ones out there.
The ViewSonic VG2440V isn’t built for speed, so it is prone to some persistence in fast-paced scenes. Setting its overdrive to its fast level helped, but it is not enough to make it comparable with a 144Hz model. Setting it too high will induce overshoot, so this is as far as the monitor will go when it comes to gaming.
The ViewSonic VG2440V also doesn’t have FreeSync, but that’s expected since it’s a business model. It’s still usable for gaming, but it’s limited for casual purposes in that category. Its input lag sits at 10ms at 60Hz, so it’s just as fast as the standard monitors on the market.
Thoughts on the ViewSonic VG2440V
We’re a fan of functional solutions like the ViewSonic VG2440V which helps save your money and space by offering more with the display. You get excellent build quality and conferencing functionality with the monitor versus buying all involved peripherals separately. It’s not the most vibrant, but it’s balanced and accurate out of the box.
But on the other hand, there are missed opportunities here as far as value per dollar is concerned. It could have used a better panel and the addition of a USB-C slot for better connectivity. ViewSonic missed an opportunity here to create a true value king, but it is still a decent monitor in our eyes.
- Functional Design
- Decent Webcam with Adjustability
- Great Default Accuracy
- No USB-C
- Pricey for Non-USB-C Monitor
- Limited Gamut
About the Author: Paolo has been a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since junior high. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations; he believes that every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.