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ViewSonic VA2448m-LED LCD Monitor Review: Good Images, Shaky Design

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder VA2448M-LED 24-Inch LED LCD Monitor

    PCWorld Rating

    A wobbly stand and below-average motion detract from the otherwise good features and performance of the VA2448m-LED.

ViewSonic VA2448m-LED 24-inch widescreen LCD monitor
During our recent roundup of 23- and 24-inch monitors, the $209 ViewSonic VA2448m-LED performed decently in our screen-quality tests. However, it’s not especially adjustable--and it has all the stability of a bobblehead doll.

Too much shiny, black plastic surrounds this 24-inch, 1920-by-1080-pixel display for our tastes, and the diamond-shaped stand offers little ability to customize the screen’s position for more comfortable viewing. You can’t pivot or swivel the screen, or adjust the height; all you can do is tilt it a few degrees forward or back. This monitor will sway with any movement of your desk, too: In our tests, even pushing the menu buttons at the right back edge of the display left the unit shaking for quite some time.

The VA2448m-LED received Very Good marks on our evaluations of text legibility and screen uniformity. Only in the mo­­tion test did this model fail to earn at least a Good rating. Our test video looked murky on the VA2448m-LED, and as a re­­sult our judging panel gave it just a Fair rating. In addition, I spotted a little light leaking from the edges of the monitor when I viewed a black image at full screen in low light, though the leakage wasn’t noticeable under standard office lighting.

If not for its wobbly design, the ViewSonic VA2448m-LED could have been a contender as a budget choice. Check out the Asus VS247H-P for another low-cost alternative.

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    A wobbly stand and below-average motion detract from the otherwise good features and performance of the VA2448m-LED.

    Pros

    • Good all-around performance

    Cons

    • Wobbly stand
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