In the range of gaming monitors, the ViewSonic XG2401 is definitely a decent choice. This 24-inch monitor will be the right option for gaming enthusiasts since every feature in this model is designed to provide the user with a seamless gaming experience. For example, it provides 7 game modes that allow optimizing the monitor's performance for the different game types.
This mid-sized monitor measures 25.2 x 5.4 x 16.5 inches and weighs 14.46 pounds. The aspect ratio is standard (16:9).
The XG2401 has a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. It offers an impressive brightness level of 350 nits for awesome video playback and realistic gaming. The screen has a matte finish with an anti-glare coating featuring the Eye Care technology that uses a blue light filter to protect your eyes during the long gaming marathons. By the way, the amount of blue light emission can be controlled in the OSD menu that also offers many other settings for the ViewSonic XG2401 calibration. It lets you manage the unit's brightness, contrast, switch between the picture presets, and control the other features.
The item is designed with the TN panel that is commonly used for gaming monitors thanks to its low motion blur level. However, its viewing angles (160°/170°) aren't as wide as the IPS panel could offer.
The ViewSonic XG2401 settings are adapted to provide the ultimate gaming experience. With minimal response time (1ms), the monitor reacts to the commands of your keyboard, mouse, and gamepad in a trice. The super-speedy 144Hz refresh rate allows you to dominate your rivals when playing a challenging online game. Both of these specs are controlled by the SmartSync technology that automatically adjusts the refresh rate and response time depending on the game you are playing.
The AMD FreeSync tech offers perfect synchronization between the unit's refresh rate and the game's FPS. The ViewSonic's Black Stabilization feature brightens up the dark scenes in games, improving their visibility.
The kit includes a DP cable, USB cable, and a CD with the ViewSonic XG2401 drivers and ViewSonic Wizard for a quick setup.
The item includes a pair of internal 2W speakers that are enough for minimal listening needs.
While the monitor's case is black, the stand combines black color with a red pattern, which is typical for gaming monitors and other gaming PC equipment. The frame is 0.67 inches thick.
All the connectors (2 HDMIs, DP, VGA, 3.5mm audio out, one upstream and 2 downstream USB 3.0 ports) are located on the rear of the cabinet. Besides, it would be really handy to have at least one USB hub on the side of the monitor.
5 control buttons are placed in the middle of the bottom bezel, right under the ViewSonic logo, so it's convenient to use them for both left- and right-handers.
The XG2401 is supported by the fully adjustable stand that allows varying the monitor's height (to 4.72 inches max), pivot (0°/ 90°), swivel (–175°/ 175°), and tilt (–5°/ 22°). The stand also incorporates such useful additions as a headphone hook and a ring for cable management.
The monitor with a Full HD resolution provides an excellent performance. It reproduces rich and life-like colors, ensuring a good viewing experience. As my final words in this ViewSonic XG2401 review, I'd like to recommend this model for gamers with demanding CPUs, as it offers decent features for advanced gaming.