Viewsonic XG2401 Review
 
by Lim, August 21, 2017 11:00 pm
 

Viewsonic XG2401 Review: 144Hz Gaming Monitor. Highly recommended on the internet, Highly Recommended on Lim's Cave.

 

 

Introduction

The Viewsonic XG2401 is the fifth monitor in this Freesync Tournament. It is highly recommended on the internet, and yes, the Viewsonic XG2401 is a really good choice. It's probably the best monitor in this tournament as long as you don't need a motion blur reduction (backlight scanning/strobing) feature as the LG 24GM29G-B has for example. You also should consider, that Viewsonic will release soon the newer version XG2402 which has an upgraded design and gamma settings within the OSD. Should you wait? Maybe only when you don't like the XG2401's thick bezels. In the worst case, the Viewsonic XG2402 would have a worse illumination, homogeneity and black uniformity, because of its thinner bezels. Well, everything else as always, in this review
 
IMPORTANT(!) Updates and new information about the Viewsonic XG2401 can be found at the bottom of the article or in the table of contents (if available). Also available within the forum (click here).
 
 

Specifications

Panel Type TN
Backlight EDGE LED / W-LED
Display size and format 24" and 27" Inch
Maximum Resolution 1920x1080 (Full-HD)
Pixel density 91,79 (Pixels per inch)
Refresh rate 144 Hz native
Native color depth and color space 6-bit, 100% sRGB
Response time (GtG) 1 ms
Brightness 350cd/m2
Integrated speakers Yes
Video inputs 2x HDMI 1.4, 1x DP 1.2, 1x DVI-D
Audio 3.5mm headphone (out)
USB Hub Yes 2x USB 3.0
power consumption ??
Frame width 17 mm (left, top, right), 28mm bottom
Warranty 3 years
Adjustability Tilt, Height, Pivot, Swivel
Adaptive Sync Freesync
Free-Sync Range 40-144 Hz
Contrast (Native) 1000:1
Vesa Yes 100mm
Curved No
 
 

 

Alternatives

Alternative 144Hz Full-HD (1920x1080) TN monitors to the Viewsonic XG2401:
(All other alternatives are listed in the Gaming-Monitor-List. Future releases can be found here)

 

Find the Viewsonic XG2401 here: Buy 24" or 27" on Amazon

 

With Freesync

Acer XF240H (soon) Buy on Amazon
Samsung S25HG50 Review / Buy on Amazon
Asus MG248Q Review / Buy on Amazon
Iiyama G-Master GB2488HSU-B3 Red Eagle Review / Buy on Amazon
LG 24GM79G-B Review / Buy on Amazon

 

 

YouTube Video Review

 

 

YouTube Unboxing

 

 

 

Measurement data

Contrast, Brightness and Black Point:

 

Presets and Measurements:


 

Measurements with optimal settings (without calibration):


 

Measurements after calibration:

 

 

Comparison Charts

Maximum brightness in cd/m2
Samsung S25HG50
421
Asus MG248Q
397
LG 24GM79G
384
Iiyama GB2488HSU-B3
381
Viewsonic XG2401
381

Maximum contrast x:1
Viewsonic XG2401
1107
LG 24GM79G
1100
Iiyama GB2488HSU-B3
1065
Samsung S25HG50
924
Asus MG248Q
798

Black point with optimal settings (120 cd/m2 , 6500K)
LG 24GM79G
0,11
Viewsonic XG2401
0,11
Iiyama GB2488HSU-B3
0,12
Samsung S25HG50
0,15
Asus MG248Q
0,17

 

 

 

Ufo-Testpictures /  Text-Scrolling / Chase-Square Test / Eiffeltower-Test / sRGB / Homogeneity

 

 

Pros & Cons

 

Pro:

- Excellent price performance
- Excellent blacks for a TN Panel
- Excellent contrast
- Excellent homogeneity (no clouding, no backlight bleed)
- Excellent colors for a TN Panel
- Very good image quality out of the box
- Freesync with a range between 48-144 Hz
- Good standard gamma value "2.1"
- USB Hub with 2x USB 3.0
- Good foot stand, but a bit bulky
- Flicker-Free
- Good overdrive settings

 

Neutral:

- Matte panel coating (Still better than the Asus PG278QR or Acer XB271HUA)
- Vertical lines on the top right screen area (on my unit)
- No different gamma settings (only different gamma settings between different presets)
- No opportunity to change brightness within different presets

 

Contra:

- Only one preset and no preset buttons
- Some artifacts (red, green or blue) depending on color temperature
@ text and fast moving objects on a uniform background
Still, you shouldn't worry about that much

 

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1    Yanko    Friday, 04 May 2018 - 6:10 am
Hello Lim
I would like to buy 144hz 24inch monitor. In my country i can choise 2 options. 1.LG24GM79G-B(240US$) and 2.Viewsonic GX2402 (290US$).
My budget is ok for those of two.
Which one is good ? Pls suggest me. I am first time to use 144Hz panel. I don't know which one is good. ????
Answer from Lim's Cave - May 12, 2018 10:21 am

Hey mate, I would go with the Viewsonic if backlight strobing is NOT important for YOU. Otherwise the LG. Backlight strobing cannot be used with Freesync at the same time and also is showed within the video review on the LG

2    Jaime Rodriguez    June 1, 2018 2:17 am
I discovered your channel and your blog in the search of information of this monitor on XG2401. You would be so kind to provide the complete configuration of the monitor that you consider ideal. I hope you can help me with this doubt.
Answer from Lim's Cave - June 5, 2018 9:39 pm

https://www.limscave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=109 here are my settings. 

3    Jaime Rodriguez    June 6, 2018 2:57 am
really thank you very much for answering my question I thank you very much.