Viewsonic VG2437mc review

Katharine Byrne
15 Jun 2013
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A great monitor with high colour accuracy and an adjustable stand, but no HDMI input



23.6in screen size, 1,920x1,080 resolution, DVI: yes, VGA: yes, HDMI:

The ViewSonic VG2437mc is a highly versatile 24in business monitor with a Full HD display, integrated web-cam and a rotating, height-adjustable stand.

Viewsonic VG2437mc

It’s also one of the tallest height-adjustable monitors we’ve tested, as you can position it anywhere between 115mm and 255mm. This gave us enough height to rotate into portrait mode without running the risk of knocking the edge of the screen against the stand. Even when we didn’t leave enough room, we were pleased to see it didn’t leave any marks or scratches on the base, which is a common flaw on many other rotatable monitors.

Viewsonic VG2437mc

Its colour accuracy was exactly what we’d expect from an IPS panel. At its default settings, our colour calibrator showed it was displaying 96 per cent of the sRGB colour gamut. It was very slightly short on its red and blue coverage, but we managed to increase this to a much more respectable 97.7 per cent after calibration. We still couldn’t increase its red coverage very much, but we were able to close the gap on the lighter and darker blue colour spaces.

Viewsonic VG2437mc

It’s not quite as impressive as the similarly priced BenQ BL2410PT’s 99.9 per cent, but it didn’t make too much of an impact in our solid colour image tests. Reds, greens and blues weren’t quite as bright and vivid as our reference screen, but they were all very rich and uniformly lit across the screen. Blacks were similarly deep, reflecting our low black level measurement of 0.27cd/m². It wasn’t completely perfect, though. Whites tended toward the grey end of the spectrum, and we saw saw some backlight bleeding along the bottom edge of the screen.

We measured an excellent contrast ratio of 880:1 at its default settings. All the photos in our high contrast test showed very high levels of detail in both the light and dark areas of each image and colours retained their intensity without looking too washed out.

Viewsonic VG2437mc

It has DisplayPort, DVI-D and VGA inputs, but no HDMI input, which is a little disappointing. It does, however, have two USB2 ports, a 3.5mm headphone output, a 3.5mm audio line in, a 3.5mm microphone input and a 3.5mm microphone output as well. It has integrated 2W stereo speakers, too, but they sound tinny.

The Viewsonic VG2437mc may be one of the few rotatable IPS monitors available for less than £200, but the award-winning BenQ BL2410PT also rotates, but has better colour accuracy, superior contrast and deeper black levels. The Viewsonic is a fraction cheaper, but unless you’re looking for something particularly slim, the BenQ is the better buy.

Basic Specifications



Viewable size23.6 in
Native resolution1,920x1,080
Contrast ratio1,000:1 (20,000,000:1 dynamic)
Horizontal viewing angle170°
Vertical viewing angle160°
Response time5ms
Response time typeblack-to-black
Screen depth25mm
Base (WxD)228x240mm
Screen elevation112-255mm


Portrait modeno
Wall mount optionyes
Height adjustableyes
Internal speakersyes (2x 2W)
Detachable cablesyes
USB hub2-port USB2
Integrated power supplyyes
Kensington lock lugyes
Display extras3H hard coating, headphone output
VGA inputyes
DVI inputyes
S-video inputno
Component inputno
Composite inputno
HDCP supportyes
Audio inputs3.5mm line in, 3.5mm microphone jack


Power consumption standby15W
Power consumption on25W

Buying Information

Warrantythree years RTB

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