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None of the monitors we examined was flawless, but the ViewSonic VX2433wm surprised us with how poorly it fared in many of our DisplayMate benchmarks, even after an intense round of button-mashing. In the color-uniformity test, for instance, the monitor should have displayed a consistent wash of color from edge to edge; what it delivered instead was a mottled, blotchy mess.
The VX2433wm had trouble with all four test colors (red, green, blue, and gray), but the distortion was particularly objectionable with green and blue—it was almost like staring at a Rorschach inkblot (ironic, considering we used Watchmen for our Blu-ray movie test). The ViewSonic turned in another poor performance when displaying low-saturated colors against the high end of the grayscale, with red, green, and blue at two-percent saturation disappearing into the background.
The digital photos we examined appeared washed out and subdued, as though they’d been drained of their color and vibrancy; the display’s Blu-ray performance was equally bland. Our results finally improved with our gaming tests, thanks to the panel’s two-millisecond response time (among the fastest of all the monitors tested), but that one bright spot doesn’t compensate for this display’s otherwise lackluster qualities.
Two-millisecond response time boosted gaming performance.
Digital photos appeared washed out; bland Blu-ray results; poor color-uniformity.
|Viewable Area ||23.6 inches |
|Native Resolution ||1920x1080 |
|Color Gamut||72 percent of NTSC|
|Color Depth||6-bit with FRC|
|Gray-to-Gray Response Time ||2ms |
|Inputs ||DVI, HDMI, VGA|