ViewSonic XG2431 240Hz Full HD IPS model

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For competitive gaming, the combination of high frame rate and high refresh rate is often welcomed. Modern IPS models are highly responsive and therefore sought after for gaming at a range of levels alongside other tasks such as colour-critical work. The ViewSonic XG2431 is built with high refresh rate gaming in mind. This member of the XG Series goes for a smart and simple design that can blend in on most desks. Rather than anything overtly flashy. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, including a slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen. And a thin hard plastic outer component. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by pressable buttons on the underside of the bottom bezel, towards the right side.

The front view

A 23.8″ IPS-type panel is employed with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD or 1080p) resolution, with a 240Hz refresh rate. VRR support is delivered via Adaptive-Sync, including AMD FreeSync Premium with a 48 – 240Hz VRR range plus LFC. A matte anti-glare screen surface is included, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles. 8-bit colour is supported, which the manufacturer lists as 6-bit + FRC. A flicker-free WLED backlight delivers a 350 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and a 104% sRGB gamut. A ‘Blue Light Filter’ Low Blue Light (LBL) setting is included to promote a more relaxing viewing experience. VESA DisplayHDR 400 support is included, allowing the monitor to respond to HDR10 content with GPU dithering providing a 10-bit signal. It was our understanding that VESA DisplayHDR 400 required true 8-bit colour as a minimum on the monitor. That’s usually the case, but doesn’t seem to be true here based on what the manufacturer specifies. This is only a very basic HDR level and doesn’t require brightness beyond 400 cd/m², local dimming or a generous colour gamut.

A 1ms grey to grey response time is specified, which as usual you shouldn’t pay too much attention to. A tightly-tuned strobe backlight setting (PureXP) is included as an alternative to Adaptive-Sync. This feature passes the ‘Blur Busters Approved 2.0‘ testing regime and is designed with excellent motion clarity and low strobe crosstalk in mind. It can be tuned using the ViewSonic Strobe Utility software, too. Flip-down mouse cable anchors and a cable tidy are included at the rear. The stand attaches centrally via 100 x 100mm VESA and can be replaced by an alternative if preferred. It is fully adjustable, including 120mm (4.72 inches) height adjustment and pivot into portrait. The ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.4, a 3.5mm headphone jack and 2 USB 3.2 ports (plus upstream). 3 x 2W speakers are include included.

The rear view

Further details can be found on the on the manufacturer’s website. Information on price and availability still to come.

ViewSonic XG2431