ViewSonic VX2458-C-MHD 24″ Curved Gaming Monitor Review — Wallet-friendly curved gaming monitor!

Vyncent Chan
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ViewSonic VX2458-C-MHD 24″ Curved Gaming Monitor Review — Wallet-friendly curved gaming monitor!
  • Appearance - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Efficiency - 8.5/10
    8.5/10
  • Features - 8.5/10
    8.5/10
  • Materials - 5.5/10
    5.5/10
  • Performance - 8.5/10
    8.5/10
  • User Experience - 8.2/10
    8.2/10
  • Value - 8.8/10
    8.8/10

Summary

An affordable 144 Hz curved gaming monitor that has quite a bit of potential under the hood when it comes to color accuracy.

Overall
7.9/10
7.9/10

Pros

+ Input options are exemplary, with support for 144 Hz on all of them
+ Good gamut coverage and volume
+ Excellent color accuracy is achievable via calibration
+ Sweet 144 Hz fluidity without breaking the bank
+ Features offered extends beyond just gaming
+ Pretty affordable for a 144 Hz curved monitor
+ 3 year warranty!

Cons

– Color accuracy is quite off out of the box
– Ghosting can be an issue with really fast moving objects on screen
– Built-in speakers are there just for the sake of being there

Introduction

If you are in the market for a gaming monitor, there are a number of features you will want to take note of. A high refresh rate, quick response times and adaptive refresh rate technology are what you should have on a gaming monitor in 2019. The ViewSonic VX2458-C-MHD checks all the boxes, and is priced very affordably. So affordably, that we decided that we had to check it out for ourselves.

Unboxing

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ViewSonic VX2458-C-MHD 24" Curved Gaming Monitor Review — Wallet-friendly curved gaming monitor! 6

ViewSonic has kept the packaging simple, with brown cardboard on the outside…

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ViewSonic VX2458-C-MHD 24" Curved Gaming Monitor Review — Wallet-friendly curved gaming monitor! 7

…and thick polystyrene on the inside. Basically all you need to keep the ViewSonic VX2458-C-MHD well-protected from damage that might happen during transportation.

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ViewSonic VX2458-C-MHD 24" Curved Gaming Monitor Review — Wallet-friendly curved gaming monitor! 8Our review unit came with little more than the monitor itself and power adapter, although the box lists a HDMI cable and quick start guide, which you will definitely get when you purchase your monitor, but didn’t come with our unit.

Appearance

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ViewSonic VX2458-C-MHD 24" Curved Gaming Monitor Review — Wallet-friendly curved gaming monitor! 9

ViewSonic clearly thought glossy plastic is a good material to use all over the monitor. The bezels are somewhat thick, making the ViewSonic VX2458-C-MHD less suitable for multi-monitor setups.

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ViewSonic VX2458-C-MHD 24" Curved Gaming Monitor Review — Wallet-friendly curved gaming monitor! 10

The back is even more glossy plastic, with a good array of inputs in the middle, the stereo speakers flanking them, and the singular joystick breaking the glossy deep black finish. It’s worth mentioning that the vertical part of the stand is permanently attached to the back of the monitor, with the feet attached via a screw separately. You don’t get VESA mounting points, but that’s somewhat expected at this price point.

Specifications

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Panel Size 24″ (23.6″ viewable area)
Panel Type VA TFT LCD (1800R curvature)
True Resolution 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Display Viewing Area(HxV) 521.4mm x 293.28mm
Display Surface Non-glare
Pixel Pitch 0.272 mm
Brightness 280 cd/m2 (Typical)
Contrast Ratio 3000 :1 (Typical)
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) 178°(H)/178°(V)
Response Time 21 ms (GTG)
3 ms (GTG with Overdrive)
1 ms (MPRT)
Display Colors 16.7m (6 bit+FRC)
Color gamut 85% NTSC
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support No
Refresh Rate 48 ~ 144 Hz (LFC-capable)
Low Blue Light Yes
HDCP support Yes
Viewing modes Standard, Game, Movie, Web, Text, MAC, Mono
Adaptive refresh rate Yes, FreeSync, G-SYNC Compatible
Signal Input HDMI v1.4 (up to 144 Hz)
DisplayPort 1.2 (up to 144 Hz)
DVI-D (up to 144 Hz)
Earphone jack 3.5mm out
Power Consumption 32.2W (Max)
Chassis Color Glossy Black
Stand adjustments Tilt: -5±2°~20±2°
VESA Wall Mounting No
Weight 3.37kg

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Performance

We used DisplayCAL to obtain measurements of the monitor’s performance, the maximum brightness we saw was with the User Color color temperature setting, at 308 cd/m2 at the center, while on the Native mode we are seeing a measured brightness of around 230cd/m2 before calibrating, and around 199 cd/m2 once we have calibrated it to 6500K and gamma 2.2.

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ViewSonic VX2458-C-MHD 24" Curved Gaming Monitor Review — Wallet-friendly curved gaming monitor! 11

Uniformity is pretty good to the naked eye, although when put under a Sypder5,  we see that the top edge is a wee bit dimmer than the center. It’s absolutely fine for daily use and gaming as I absolutely didn’t notice the difference in brightness. I would recommend you not to get this monitor for production work, but then again, no one buys a curved monitor for that kind of purpose.

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