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ViewSonic VX2460h-LED Monitor

June 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Reviews

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Does the world’s thinnest monitor sacrifice substance for style?

Price as reviewed £159.00

Overall 8/10

Key Features

  • 24in 1920 x 1080 TN panel
  • 6.8mm thick
  • 2ms grey to grey response time
  • Eco power-saving mode
  • Dual HDMI inputs

Technology and fashion are now virtually inseparable, as is their obsession with thinness. Monitors have joined phones, tablets, laptops and televisions in a desperate race to shed the pounds. Now ViewSonic has produced the skinniest monitor of them all, but is it a trend setter or a misdirected fashion victim?

Design
Certainly the name is unlikely to become iconic, but the ViewSonic VX2460h-LED makes a striking first impression. At just 6.8mm thick at its thinnest point our first fear was the VX2460h may snap in our hands. Of course like so many specifications in the monitor industry this dimension is somewhat misleading. It is 14mm thick at the display’s widest point and the stand itself is 200mm deep – the 6.8mm measurement is for superficial rather than practical reasons. Fashion would be proud.
6102 ViewSonic VX2460h LED Monitor
 Whether fashion would be proud of the Viewsonic VX2460h-LED from the front, however, is more debateable. In slimming down the monitor ViewSonic has had to squeeze internals around the outside of the panel which results in a wide bezel. The approach will divide opinion and we aren’t a big fan of the bezel’s glossy piano black finish either. It does house intuitive touch sensitive power, source and onscreen menu buttons though and overall the look is somewhat retro.

Features
ViewSonic has also indulged its retro intentions with the inclusion of a VGA port at the back and a useful 3.5mm headphone jack, but otherwise it is 21st century all the way with inclusion of dual HDMI ports. This arrangement is becoming increasingly standard on modern monitors and makes it easy to toggle between two sources such as a laptop and desktop or even phone and tablet.

Less commendable is the minimalist stand. This is a sample, read the full review on TrustedReviews

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