Display: 23″, IPS Panel, 1920×1080, 7 ms Response Time, 60Hz
Notable Features: Frameless Design
Ports: 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, 1 x Display Port
Price Scale: 1.5/10
Every brand out there is finally realizing that monitors, like all hardware out there, need new refreshing good looks. People are just tired of having the same old looking LCD panels on ugly frames. After all, you spend most of your time on PC staring at the monitor. So it only makes sense if that device of yours actually has some great aesthetics to look at.
ViewSonic VX2376-SMHD, like most of the latest monitors out there, is the testament to the fact that all the major brands are serious about designs of their monitors finally. Previously good looking monitors were only limited for those who can pay a high premium. Good looks where usually featured in expensive monitors as for the budget, not much attention was paid to this aspect. That however has changed.
With that said, ViewSonic VX2376-SMHD is one of the latest and greatest monitors to have hit the market in the very recent days. It is a complete package of performance at an amazing price point. It has everything that an average Joe would deem necessary like an IPS panel, FHD resolution and even integrated speakers.
Along with that it harbors several technologies that would reduce strain on your eyes specially for prolonged exposure.
The bottom line is that ViewSonic has been the leading brand in the monitor market for far too long. They have some of best selling monitors of all time and their quality of service is second to none. So even though ViewSonic VX2376-SMHD is new in the market and does not have a solid review base, you can be certain that this monitor will not disappoint given the previous track record of ViewSonic.
Lets explore the features of this monitor in this ViewSonic VX2376-SMHD review.
Design and Features
It goes without saying that ViewSonic is one of the most respectable monitor brands in the market. The quality of their monitor is second to none and majority of the corporate environment still prefer ViewSonic as their go to monitors because of the sheer reliability they offer.
One of the biggest selling points of ViewSonic VX2376-SMHD is the design and form factor. This monitor is super slim and has literally no bezel around the display making it one of the most beautiful monitors to have. ViewSonic monitors previously had very mundane and boring looks; however, with this monitor ViewSonic has really changed that perception.
As it can be seen in the images in this ViewSonic VX2376-SMHD review, it has a stand that looks completely out of the ordinary. The thing about stands is that almost all of the major brands are experimenting with their signature style of stands for their latest lines of monitors.
ASUS has the dial shaped stands; whereas, LG has curved stands. ViewSonic makes itself stand out with triangular stands with their new ViewSonic VX2376-SMHD and it looks awesome to say the least.
Let us talk about features in this ViewSonic VX2376-SMHD review now. This monitor boasts a 23″ screen with a super IPS panel. As you may have noticed recently, almost all of the latest lines of monitors hitting market feature IPS panels. TN panels are slowly phasing out and for good reasons. IPS panels have superior color quality and very wide viewing angles.
They suffer from slower response times; however, that does not stop people from enjoying better visual details. Previously IPS panels were thought unfit or gaming. That also has changed as many Gamers are turning to IPS panels due to their amazing color. They are willing to sacrifice a bit on the response time.
Furthermore, this monitor has FHD resolution. This is expected from this price range. FHD is a great resolution for 23 inch monitor. Of course there are many monitors with higher resolution available in the market, they are still expensive. Give it some time and the WQHD resolution will be made available at budget range; however, currently, this is the best resolution you can get for this price.
This monitor also comes with integrated stereo speakers. They aren’t much, but they still help especially when you don’t have separate speakers lying around.
This monitor comes with Fliker-Free and blue light filter technologies that basically help in putting lower strain on your eyes. This is really helpful when you are exposed to the computer screen for a long time.
ViewSonic has most of the industries leading support and warranty coverage. There is really no denying in the fact that when it comes customer support ViewSonic is second to none.
ViewSonic VX2376-SMHD comes with industry grade 3 years warranty. Rarely do monitors come with such a long period of warranty. 1 year is common but 3 years is really out of the ordinary. The brand must be very confident in the quality of their product to give such a long warranty period.
ViewSonic VX2376-SMHD has all the essential ports that you will ever need for both computing as well as gaming needs. The monitor comes with an HDMI port, Display Port as well as a VGA port. It also has audio in and audio port.
The DisplayPort should have you covered for future. This port configuration is also great for multi monitor display setup should choose to go that way.
There are cheaper monitors that you can get in the market that are slightly bigger at 24 inch. There are even 23 inch monitors available such as Asus VC239H, but it does not come close in terms of looks.
Furthermore, no other monitor offers such as an amazing warranty along with all the connectivity options at this price.
In terms of value for money, this monitor gets a solid 10/10.
There aren’t many cons that can be stated about this monitor. If you are too picky then you can consider 7 ms response time a draw back; especially since there already are IPS monitors that have slightly faster response time at 5 ms response times.
Another drawback this monitor has is that it does not have VESA mounts. For a slim monitor that has a very narrow bezel, VESA mounts would have been grand.
Also, although this monitor does have speakers, they are not best that you can have. They are great for office environment and emergency use; however, for home entertainment I would suggest you invest in separate stereo speakers.
ViewSonic VX2376-SMHD Review Conclusion
In this ViewSonic VX2376-SMHD review we had a look at one of the latest monitor that boasts a thin bezel frame as well as an IPS panel. This monitor has beautiful aesthetics matched only by its vivid visual quality.
The monitor has ample connectivity options and a great price tag. It does lack in terms of a marginally slower response time. If you are looking for a beautifully crafted budget IPS display monitor, then this is the one for you.