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ViewSonic VA2448-LED review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £145
inc VAT

A basic 24in monitor that delivers where it matters most - in its great image quality.

ViewSonic’s brand new VA2448-LED is a fairly typical example of a budget 24in, Full HD monitor. It has a tilt-only stand and VGA and DVI inputs. That’s about as far as the list of physical features extends – there are no built-in speakers, no USB hub or other extras, and no HDMI input. Most PCs have a DVI output, and if you want to connect HDMI devices such as a games console you can use an inexpensive HDMI to DVI cable, as the VA2448-LED supports HDCP.

ViewSonic VA2448-LED ports

Our only gripe is that ViewSonic includes a VGA cable in the box, instead of DVI. The power supply is built in, and all ports are rear facing. This makes it much easier to connect cables than on monitors with ports that face down; it may look neater, but they’re a pain to get to.

We weren’t particular fans of the VA2448-LED’s design. The gloss black plastic and bevelled edges don’t look particularly modern, but the addition of a triangular scoop on the bottom edge differentiates it slightly from the sea of other gloss black displays. A blue LED casts a faint glow in the scoop, but it’s only really noticeable in very dim lighting.

Although the controls are mounted on the rear of the right-hand edge, they are at least proper buttons. Regular readers will know how we much we dislike most touch-sensitive controls due to the fact that there’s nothing to feel for when your eyes are focused on the on-screen menus, and touch-sensitive systems can also be quite sluggish to respond.

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Basic Specifications



Viewable size24 in
Native resolution1,920×1,080
Contrast ratio1,000:1 (10,000,000:1 dynamic)
Horizontal viewing angle170°
Vertical viewing angle160°
Response time5ms
Response time typegrey-to-grey
Screen depth25mm
Base (WxD)240x240mm
Screen elevation115mm


Portrait modeno
Wall mount optionyes
Height adjustableno
Internal speakersnone
Detachable cablesyes
USB hubnone
Integrated power supplyyes
Kensington lock lugyes
Display extrasnone
VGA inputyes
DVI inputyes
S-video inputno
Component inputno
Composite inputno
HDCP supportyes
Audio inputsN/A


Power consumption standby0W
Power consumption on19W

Buying Information

Warrantythree years onsite

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