• Panel Type: IPS
  • Display Size: 24-inch
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Connectivity: 2x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, 1x Audio Out, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1x USB 3.0 Type-B
  • Refresh Rate: 75Hz
  • Response Time: 14ms/5ms (with OverDrive)
  • Viewing Angle: 178°(H), 178° (V)
  • Dimensions: 549.4 x 517.0 x 202.2 mm
  • Weight: 5.8kg
  • Pros:
  • Affordable
  • Versatile stand
  • Cons:
  • Speakers

Commercial Display

The past few months have seen a range of different monitors, often the expensive models for either gamers or designers. However, there are more people who are looking for versatile options with the right balance in specs, ergonomics and price. The ViewSonic VG2448 might just be that model.

The VG2448 has a matte plastic body that is mostly black in colour, with some grey on the base and stand for a bit of contrast. Its bezels aren’t thin enough to make a multiple screen setup look seamless, but it’s also not thick enough to make the machine look too bulky.

For a 24-inch monitor, it’s relatively heavy since it has a large stand with built-in ergonomic options, including pivot, tilt and height adjustment. By popping out a strip of plastic at the back, you’ll also get some mounts to hook a mini PC to it. This means you can easily setup a POS system for shops or even a network management PC for an office. Then there’s the base it’s attached to, which allows users to swivel the monitor. For those who want to, the stand is also compatible with VESA mounting.

When it comes to ports, the VG2448 covers almost all the bases. However, the video input combination seems odd. Instead of the more common DVI port to go with the newer HDMI and DisplayPort connections, it supports the old-school VGA port instead. Other than that, this monitor also supports USB 3.0 passthrough, with two at the back with the other ports and another two on the left side – within easier reach for those who want to plug in their USB devices. There’s also a set of rear-facing speakers, but the audio quality isn’t good and it’s not very loud.

An IPS panel is used for this display, which means you get excellent viewing angles, brightness and contrast levels. The matte screen also means that users won’t experience harsh glares or reflections while using it. Combine with its flicker free tech and the right setting for the blue light filter, we experienced less eye fatigue over long hours when compared to basic monitors. As for the colours, 16.7 million colour range would be sRGB colour gamut – good enough but nothing spectacular.

This monitor was clearly designed to cater to as many users as possible. It’s great for the average gamer, who doesn’t really need high refresh rates, and it’s also good for office use thanks to the eye-friendly technologies. Moreover, it could be great for events as the handle on the stand makes it easier to transport around.

CHIP CONCLUDE: Versatile and affordable, this is the kind of multipurpose commercial monitor a person  can easily consider.

(previously published in issue August 2018)