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ViewSonic XG2402 Review of a good (for its price) gaming monitor

                                        ViewSonic XG2402: Review

  • Full HD 24-inch display
  • AMD FreeSync Technology
  • 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time
  • USB + HDMI + DP ports
  • Sound quality
  • Limited viewing angles
Are you looking for a monitor that allows you to stand out in those hectic day-to-day gaming sessions? If the answer is yes, you should know that you don't need to break the bank in order to get an awesome gaming monitor. Enter the ViewSonic XG2402, a 24-inch monitor that's managed to carve itself a spot amongst the most popular monitors for gamers on a budget. 

In this ViewSonic XG2402 review we will tackle everything you need to know about one of the most talked about monitors in reddit - and one of the most applauded monitors in terms of customer reviews -. Let's get cracking!


ViewSonic XG2402 Specs

Make modelViewSonic XG2402
Dimensions with stand22.3 x 17.1 x 9.4 inches
Weight with stand14.8 pounds
PanelLED | TN | 24 inches
ResolutionFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Response time1 ms (GtG)
Refresh rate144 Hz
Color coverage6 bits + A-FRC (16.7 M) 
Aspect ratio16: 9
SpeakersYes (2 x 2W)
VESA supportYes (100 x 100 mm)
ConnectivityUSB-A 3.0 (x3) 
HDMI 1.4 (x2) 
Headphone out

Who's it for?

The XG2402 is a gaming-oriented monitor, whose 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time (GtG) allow you to play with a level immersion and fluidity that's hard to match by its similarly priced competitors. 

On that regard, surely you can get a far better experience with the LG 34WN80C-B in terms of picture quality and all-round performance but we're talking about a price bracket that's well above most people's possibilities for a monitor. 

Additionally, in order to ensure that reaction speed you were looking for, the exclusive Game Mode function of the XG2402 in review allow you to switch between multiple pre-configured game modes depending on the title you're playing (FPS, MOBA, racing, e-Sports, and other popular genres).


ViewSonic XG2402: 24 '' gaming monitor with 144 Hz refresh rate and Full HD resolution
Aesthetically speaking, this monitor has a robust and modern chassis, defined by a matte black finish with red accents on the back, added to elegant central support with a brushed surface. In all honesty, it does little to differentiate itself from other gaming monitors.

The monitor's support is responsible for allowing us to adjust it in height (up to 120 mm), forward and backward inclination (-5º / + 20º), rotation (90º) and even at the orientation level, in case you prefer to use it in a vertical position (portrait mode) to perform certain computing tasks more comfortably. That's definitely a plus worth looking into as it's not a universal feature.

Its dimensions are quite amenable at about 22.3 x 17.1 x 9.4 inches (with stand), its weight is about 14.8 pounds, and to anchor it to the wall, simply purchase and attach a VESA-type mount with measurements of 100 x 100 mm.

Ports and Connectivity

The ViewSonic XG2402  is committed to a selection of terrestrial ports designed to facilitate the connection of your peripherals, computer, laptop, game consoles, and specialized gaming headsets.

Specifically, this model implements 3 USB-A 3.0 inputs, a DisplayPort video output and another 2 of HDMI 1.4 type, and a 3.5 mm audio connector to improve the poor sound quality provided by its pair of 2W speakers. 

Speaking of which, we would seriously urge you to get yourself an external speaker system or at the very least use a gaming headset because sound quality is far from this monitors forte but don't take our word for it, check out the customer reviews filtered by sound quality and you can get a second, third and even four opinion on the sound quality available on the XG2402 24-inch monitor. 

Gaming performance

After doing a background check on the opinions of its buyers, we can vouch for the incredible fluidity reflected on the screen by its high refresh rate ( 144 Hz ) and short response time ( 1 ms ), especially during the faster sequences of very varied titles: shooters, RPGs, e-Sports, battle royale and racing simulators, amongst others.

And for greater competitive advantage, AMD FreeSync technology allows you to enjoy game sessions free of image cuts (tearing) and sudden drops in frames per second (fps), an effect known as stuttering.

The Game Mode function, through direct access keys, will optimize the display for titles as specific as FPS, RTS and MOBA; while its black stabilization technology allows you to observe the battlefield in greater detail, no matter how dark it looks.

The ViewSonic XG2402 reviewed benefits from a 24-inch Full HD matte panel. The widescreen aspect ratio ( 16: 9 ), and  Twisted Nematic (TN) tech, result in a pleasant viewing experience, whether your working hard or playing harder.

Again, it's hardly comparable to more upscale monitors that where designed with work performance in mind such as the jaw-dropping LG 27UK850-W but it gets the job done. 

It should also be mentioned that this model achieves a contrast ratio of no less than 120.000.000: 1, added to a brightness level of 350 cd / m2, and a color depth of 6-Bit + A-FRC capable of reproducing 16.7 million colors on screen.

Translating this nerdish blabber to English what this means is that this monitor is about 30% brighter than your average monitor with a 250 nit brightness level and it reproduces just about the same amount of colors you'd expect from a current monitor. 

Conclusion: Is the ViewSonic XG2402 worth buying?

In short, the ViewSonic XG2402 reviewed promises not to skimp on key features (refresh rate, response time, FreeSync tech) when it comes down to enjoying the most anticipated titles on the market, hand in hand with a definition and response time that its competitors would love to be able to offer at a similar price point.

Couple that with a versatile design that allows you to enjoy your images every which way and you've got yourself a seriously competitive monitor. Sure enough we would've liked to see a more impressive sound quality but all in all it's a pretty good deal that's going to be hard to pass on.