• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Display Size: 38-inch curved
  • Resolution: 3840 x 1600
  • Connectivity: 4x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2x 3.5mm Audio In & Out, 2x HDMI, 1x Display Port
  • Refresh Rate: 75Hz
  • Response Time: 14ms
  • Viewing Angle: 178-degree vertical/horizontal
  • Dimensions: 896.0 x 629.2 x 298.8 mm
  • Weight: 12.7 KG
  • Pros:
  • Great colour reproduction
  • Calibrated right out of the box
  • Cons:
  • HDR10 content is decoded

Widen Your View

ViewSonic is bringing out yet another curved screen monitor, but this time it is designed to be used for professionals who require impeccable colour accuracy for their work. The design is simple and the monitor is beautiful to look at.

Right out of the box, it only requires a simple assembly of connecting the parts together and voilà, you can enjoy your new display in all its curved gloriousness. However, we did struggle for about 10 minutes before we located the power connection as it is well hidden behind the stand. We even had to dig out the manual to find it. By hiding it behind the stand though, it is in a perfect position for cable management, so it is hard to fault the decision of having it there.

The monitor comes with a 38-inch display, an IPS Panel, and capable of 3840 x1600 resolution, with 300 cd/m2 of brightness. It has a 14ms (or 7ms when running in overdrive) of response time, as well as 75Hz of refresh rate. Switching modes and changing settings on the monitor is fortunately quite easy, with the tactile buttons located at the back of the monitor.

Testing the monitor was easy as well. It comes with a Delta E<2 Calibration and HDR10 Content Support. As for HDR10, the monitor is equipped with the capability to decode HDR10 video signals into signals that can be viewed by the monitor. HDR allows you to view pictures or media in more vivid colours that pop out, showering your eyes in bright colours.

As mentioned, it is a monitor built for professional colour work, rather than a gamer monitor. It comes with three USB 3.0 Type A ports, one USB 3.0 Type B port, a singular USB 3.1 Type C port with two HDMI ports and one Display Port, allowing you to simply use a singular monitor for more than one computer easily. With the presence of USB 3.1 Type-C port on the monitor, you can also charge your devices through your monitor.

If you wish, you can even purchase a separate ViewSonic Colorbration Kit, which allows you to easily calibrate your monitor for important tasks so you will always get the colour that you intended. Overall, it is a beautiful monitor that comes with great colour reproduction, 38-inch of viewing pleasure, and integrated speakers. You can get all your work done with just a single monitor on your desk, saving you valuable space for everything else.

CHIP CONCLUDE: Overall a great monitor for professionals who need accurate colours, with the added advantage of having a massive 38-inch curved screen.view-sonic-vp3881-600x500

(previously published in issue February)