• Display Size: 24-inches
  • Resolution: Full HD 1920 x 1080 (IPS)
  • Connectivity: DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Audio out
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Dimensions: 539 x 519 x 215mm
  • Weight: 5.65kg
  • Pros:
  • Accurate colour reproduction
  • Ergonomic design
  • Daisy chainable
  • Cons:
  • None

This One’s for The Professionals

When it comes to colour accuracy and reproduction IPS monitors are definitely in a class of its own. Professionals which require the most accurate of colours for their photos and images are getting IPS monitors all over the world. Also the fact that it has 178/178 viewing angles means looking from the side won’t affect colour representation, and that is important for multiple monitor setups.

The VP2468 is aimed towards professionals whether in the office or in a studio. The slim practically bezel-less design allows for near seamless side-by-side monitor pairing. The monitor comes capable of daisy-chaining with other VP2468’s using DisplayPort, as there are ports specifically for the use of chaining monitors together without the use of a splitter, just additional DisplayPort cables. The monitor is also colour calibrated in the factory before being sent out for sale.

Inside the box there will be a report which tells you the best calibration settings ViewSonic has chosen, in case you need to recalibrate it. On paper the VP2468 achieves 99 percent sRGB colour coverage and Delta E<2 colour accuracy, these numbers are important to professionals because it gives them a preview of the colour precision they would experience when they purchase this monitor.

What we love about this monitor is its vibrant and accurate colours, paired together with an ergonomic stand that allows for pivoting, tilting and height adjustment to our whim. There’s also a whole lot of connectivity options, ranging from HDMI and DisplayPort to mini DisplayPort. Also there’s 4 USB 3.0 ports for peripherals and et cetera which just adds to the value of the VP2468. In addition, the VP2468 sports Flicker-Free and Blue Light Filter technology, which we tested is able to reduce eye fatigue and strain over long periods of usage.

Some bonus features would be preset colour modes according to EBU, SMPTE-C and REC709 so you’ll be able to work accurately across different screen applications. We almost forgot to mention that the monitor supports Auto Pivot, which automatically pivots your monitor orientation from Landscape to Portrait when you pivot it portrait style.

CHIP CONCLUDE: Aimed for the professionals out there, the VP2468 definitely hits the mark on accurate colour representation, and the effort ViewSonic puts into making calibration reports just proves how much ViewSonic cares about their users.

(previously published in issue December 2016)