A classy looking budget 24in monitor that uses an LED backlight
The attractive Viewsonic VX2460H-LED is one of the skinniest screens we've ever seen. Apart from the section with all the ports at the rear, it's less than 10mm thick at its thinnest point and 20mm thick at its chunkiest. This is due, in part, to an external power brick – unusual for monitors these days.
The stand is only able to tilt and not swivel. It is also prone to wobbling if you accidentally knock your desk. There are two HDMI ports so you can connect two devices, such as a desktop PC and a laptop, and switch between them.
The VX2460H-LED is a 24in screen with a resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels. It uses LEDs to provide the backlight. These are generally less power-hungry than the older CCFL backlighting technology and also allows for thinner screens. Unfortunately, the design of the backlight in this monitor is flawed and allows a significant amount of light to leak out from the bottom edge. This was visible in a well-lit room while watching a dark scene in a film and was irritating.
Colours were satisfactory but looked a little tired and washed out when compared to more expensive monitors. This is to be expected as the VX2460H-LED uses a screen technology called TN, which is cheap to make but doesn't look as good as monitors which use the more expensive IPS technology.
The screen was just about bright enough at default settings, but we couldn't increase the brightness much further using the menu, which is accessible using touch-sensitive buttons on the bottom edge of the bezel. Viewing the screen from wider angles didn't yield too many nasty surprises except for the top edge of the display, which quickly faded as we viewed it from increasingly lower angles.
Thankfully, other aspects of the VX2460H-LED were good – the anti-glare finish did an excellent job, even in front of windows with bright sunshine spilling through. In many ways the VX2460H-LED is a typical monitor for its price – it's affordable but with imperfect image quality. We'd rather pay a little more for a monitor that uses a superior IPS-panel, such as the Dell Ultrasharp U2412M, since it would have better image quality, but if you're on a budget then it's a reasonable choice.
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