Viewsonic VX2336s-LED

Blog Jul 18, 2012

With a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, this monitor uses IPS (In-Plane Switching), so we were expecting to have good d

With a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, this monitor uses IPS (In-Plane Switching), so we were expecting to have good depth of colour and contrast. It didn’t disappoint – the image quality of the Viewsonic is superb as soon as you plug it in, so you don’t have to fiddle with menus or settings to get excellent results. 

There was little difference between the calibrated and uncalibrated (factory-set) picture. According to our tests, the screen’s default setting was only three per cent different from sRGB, which is almost perfect.

Viewing our standard-test Blu-ray film, Casino Royale, gave us a good idea of how its colour accuracy enhances your viewing. We expect IPS screens to have good contrast, but the Viewsonic’s accurate colour depth enhances this, showing even more detail in areas where other monitors we tested showed solid blocks of a single colour. Viewsonic’s monitor also excelled in our gaming test, not suffering the ‘blocky’ problems that plagued other monitors.

The one area where the Viewsonic falls behind the other monitors is that it doesn’t have an HDMI port, so it’s harder to connect home entertainment devices like a Blu-ray player or games console. If you’re only expecting to plug your monitor into a computer, however, the Viewsonic can’t be beaten for its combination of excellent image quality at a great price.

VERDICT ★★★★★  
If you’re using a monitor that’s smaller than 23in or is more than two years old, you should consider upgrading to the VX2336s-LED. Its colour accuracy is excellent, as seen in our tests, but what’s even more impressive is that it barely needs any tweaking for brilliant results. All you need to do is switch the monitor on, ensure it’s set to the factory default, and it’s set up. Its excellent colour depth enhances its contrast, bringing out detail in areas that looked like solid blocks of colour on the other monitors we tested.

FEATURES ★★★★  IMAGE QUALITY ★★★★★  
EASE OF USE ★★★★★  VALUE FOR MONEY ★★★★ 

Viewsonic VX2336s-LED 
£121
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