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ViewSonic unveils the VG2401mh 24-inch Full-HD gaming monitor

by Mark Tyson on 2 September 2014, 13:15

Tags: ViewSonic, PC

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ViewSonic today unveiled a new gaming monitor, called the VG2401mh. This is a 24-inch monitor that ViewSonic is aiming squarely at the gaming market. The key specifications of the VG2401mh include; a 1920 x 1080p resolution TFT display panel with anti-glare coating, a 1ms Gdelta response time and a rapid 144Hz refresh rate.

The VG2401mh's 1ms response and 144Hz refresh should help gamers enjoy "ultra-smooth graphics and lag-free, crisp images for extreme moments of game play," says ViewSonic. The firm adds that these qualities are also beneficial for watching fast action video and other multimedia entertainment.

Claire Chuang, Monitor Product Manager at ViewSonic Europe said "We are very excited to launch our high-performance gaming monitor, the VG2401mh. Perfect for both professional and casual gamers, we developed this monitor after noticing a growing demand within the gaming industry for a monitor not only to enhance the visual experience during game play, but also to provide a competitive edge to gamers". Chuang added that ViewSonic has implemented 'Game Mode' technology in this monitor that aims to help gamers become more competitive.

ViewSonic's Game Mode tech has dual facets and is pretty similar to other rival tech employed in gaming monitors. Firstly ViewSonic provides monitor modes to enhance visibility and detail by brightening darker scenes – this sounds like a simple gamma or mid level image processing shift. Another gaming feature called 'Aimpoint' provides on-screen crosshairs to improve pointing gamer targeting accuracy.

Other monitor technologies, not focussed upon game playing enhancements but still beneficial overall, include ViewSonic's own Flicker-Free Technology and Blue Light Filter, to help reduce user eye fatigue.

The ViewSonic VG2401mh offers a good range of ports including DVI x1, DP x1, HDMI x2. It has built-in stereo speakers (3W x2), audio I/O and two USB 3.0 ports. Users can adjust the monitor on its stand by 120mm, 90 degrees rotation, 120 degrees swivel and +20 to -5 degrees of tilting. If you have your own mount/stand you can use that, as the VG2104mh has a 100mm VESA mount. If you are interested in findout out more details about this monitor you can find a full specification list here.

In an email to HEXUS ViewSonic said that the VG2401mh will be available in retail from October and it will be have a recommended retail price of £249, €279, US$399 (including VAT). Buyers benefit from ViewSonic's 3 year swap out warranty.



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Seems a bit steep for 1080p and no G-Sync.
And what about FreeSync?. *cough*..too soon..
Game devs and artists spend ages getting the colour schemes and atmosphere just right for their games.. and then monitors like this come along and encourage you to trash it :p
bridges009
Seems a bit steep for 1080p and no G-Sync.
Disagree slightly on the pricing issue - remember it's RRP. Definitely disagree on G-Sync though - I've got AMD graphics so a G-Sync touting monitor would be not that useful. Roll on FreeSync! :)

No my objections to this monitor are over the strange spec list. E.g
1. Why the 90 degree rotation feature - not that usable surely on a 24“ monitor, and how many gamers (to whom this monitor is targetted) need pivot capability?
2. My favourite bug-bear - in built speakers. Is there any non-casual gamer who'd use these? I thought all the ”l33t gam3rz" either had fancy multi-speaker setups or these fancy headets.
Another gaming feature called ‘Aimpoint’ provides on-screen crosshairs to improve pointing gamer targeting accuracy.
How does it know where you're aiming?
kalniel
Game devs and artists spend ages getting the colour schemes and atmosphere just right for their games.. and then monitors like this come along and encourage you to trash it :p
it's not only the monitors that trash the colour schemes, often this is done by users running their hardware without any basic calibration so the end result is that they can't see all of the splendid work that's been done.
Personally I use the Disney World of Wonder BluRay disc to do this, I think a spider is too expensive for a gaming monitor, especially when a decent device would cost more than the price of both my monitors put together.