• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Display Size: 24-inch
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Connectivity: HDMI, DisplayPort, Audio out, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Viewing Angle: 170 / 160
  • Dimensions: 566x432x231mm
  • Weight: 6.6kg
  • Pros:
  • AMD FreeSync
  • High refresh rate
  • Ergonomics
  • Cons:
  • None
  • Weak antenna

For The Diehard Gamer

In an era where e-Sports and gaming has begun to take root in mass media, there has been increase in demand for hardware and gear related to gaming. Gamers are getting more competitive and manufacturers are catching on. To provide the best gaming experience and unleashing the full potential of the gamer, ViewSonic gives us the XG2401.

The ViewSonic XG2401 is a 24-inch Full HD monitor that sports a TN panel along with a slew of technologies that improves one’s ‘‘quality of gaming”. With a refresh rate of 144Hz, gamers will find that when combined with a powerful graphic card the XG2401 is capable of churning out fluid graphics. An ultra fast response time of 1ms also gives gamers the ability to respond faster to enemies and to grab the advantage.

A TN panel is probably chosen to keep prices lower and affordable for gamers who can’t afford more expensive models. But this doesn’t necessarily mean you get less. With a TN panel, gamers are still given a response time of 1ms which is a forte of the technology, and a refresh rate of 144Hz at a more affordable rate than monitors using IPS. Its ergonomic stand is well loved by us, allowing us to adjust its height, tilt, swivel and pivot easily with a wide range of motion. The ergonomic stand gives gamers the ability to freely adjust their monitor position to best suit their needs, which improves posture and keeps the monitor at eye level.

The monitor also comes with AMD FreeSync for dynamic refresh rates when used with the DisplayPort. Additional features include Viewsonic’s ‘‘Black Stabilization” that heightens visibility and detail in dark scenes. All these features and specifications in the end means nothing if the monitor doesn’t perform well, and let us tell you, it definitely does not disappoint. Putting aside the viewing angles of TN panels, the monitor performs amazingly.

Testing the monitor on games like Overwatch, CS:GO, League of Legends all produced outstanding results. The feeling of gaming at 144Hz is something hard to forget, and once you’re hooked, there’s nothing left for you but to be reeled in. Low response time and low input lag is something hard to test, but our better performance while gaming on the XG2401 gave us a feeling that we reacted faster to our enemies than we usually do.

CHIP CONCLUDE: For those wanting to get into competitive gaming or just want the best for yourself, you can’t go wrong with the ViewSonic XG2401.

(previously published in issue May 2017)

ViewSonic XG2401