ViewSonic XG3240-C Review 2019
For about a year now the ViewSonic XG3240-C is now shrouded in comparison to similar monitors from more widely used and well-established marks like Samsung or Asus, however it remains relatively obscure. This monitor, however, offers an excellent value in its price range, since it offers all the main features a gamer appreciates while offering excellent visuals to boot. Let’s see all about ViewSonic XG3240-C without further ado! You can also check out the review about ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q.
Here is a quick overview of the specifications and features you can expect before looking more deeply at the monitor. What we have is a widescreen monitor of 32-inch 1440p with a 1800R curve. The VA panel supports refresh rates of up to 144 Hz and the time of response from grey to gray is up to 3ms. It also supports HDR10, a wide color range, and AMD FreeSync technology. It is also available on the site.
As regards the connectors and all other features, they are equipped with a double 6W speaker and have two HDMI ports, a single DisplayPort, five USB ports. The monitor also comes with a 100×100 mm VESA pattern for convenient installation, as is expected of monitors in this price area.
|Response time (grey-to-grey)||3ms|
|Connectors||2x HDMI 2.0
1x DisplayPort 1.4
1x 3.5mm audio jack
1x USB Type B (Upstream)
4x USB Type A (Downstream)
ViewSonic XG3240-C Review
We now turn our attention to the actual practical review of the product, where we will look at all the characteristics which the XG 3240-C offers to the table.
As previously established the XG3240-C is a 32-inch monitor that, instead of an extra-wide 21:9, it is a bit too big for comfortable desktop use. Certainly, some people find the display size perfectly nice (if not perfect), but it is quite subjective and comes down to personal preference whether you are comfortable with a 32-inch 16:9 monitor on your desk. Moreover, you’ll also be able to see the monitor from a distance.
If that’s your primary concern, however, it is not too difficult to look at the screen from close up because the blue light filter reduces the strain on your eye. On the other hand, the curved screen is something that we think was largely superfluous in terms of the design of the monitor. As we said in several other articles, in a thin line between usefulness as a function and gimmick, curved displays in monitors balance. For non-ultra-wide monitors like the ViewSonic XG3240-C, they are more inclined toward the latter.
Basically, a curved display provides a greater sense of immersion by ” wrapping ” your vision, but this cannot be very well done by a 16:9 monitor–or at least a 21:9 monitor. It is also a little bit like a sword since it also limits the horizontal viewing angle of the monitor while providing that increased sense of immersion. In view of everything above, the display itself may be at the heart of deciding whether or not you want to buy this monitor. As already mentioned, the desktop is ideal for 27-inch screens, and a curved screen only increases production costs in an unnecessary way.
In the last few years, VA (vertically aligned) panels in-game monitors are not very popular or have been widely implemented. Most of them are restricted to LCD TVs, but monitors favor IPS or TN instead, and for a number of reasons. In other words, TN offers the cheapest panel with the best performance, while IPS offers more expensive views. VA has stuck in the center somewhat awkwardly, as in no respect does any of the other two panels really shine forth.
VA panels have a tendency to offer a better contrast rate than most IPS panels, but their primary strength is their ability to deliver better performance at lower prices than an IPS panel, and the TN panel is much higher in terms of visual quality. A game monitors IPs have higher accuracy and better angles of view, as well as a 144Hz game monitor.
Nothing is easy to say–the monitors are rarely good. These are hardly an exception to the rule in the ViewSonic XG3240-C, as they are fairly small and poorly fed. They will not fill up the chamber, they will not make a true bass, and they expect audio distortion if the volume gets squashed. These speakers are still a little more powerful as they are 6W, unlike 2W and 3W, which you would usually see on a monitor. This makes it a convenient feature if you watch videos on YouTube and don’t always want to keep your Headset / Headset, but just don’t do it for games or movies.
Finally, there’s the stand with the monitor and it has almost all of the features you’d like from a game monitor booth. It is well constructed, height adjustable, tilt and rotating, and it has a convenient hook on the back to hold its headset. The one problem with the rotation, however, is that the stand is simply not big enough to rotate the monitor comfortably into portrait mode even at a maximum height. This isn’t a big deal because we have a curved monitor, but it should be pointed out, however. The monitor has a 100×100 mm VESA pattern at the end of the day so you can always use a 3rd party monitor stan.
For one thing, it is a really great mid-range monitor that provides the best refresh rate for play and the lowest reaction time in a VA panel you can expect to see, but also great visuals that a TN monitor can never get close to. And while the color reproduction is not as large as you would have with an IPS panel, this is achieved by an excellent contrast ratio. The only major trouble with this monitor is that it uses a curved display, both of which we believe is an unnecessary price rise in what could potentially have been an even more affordable gaming monitor.
With regard to ghosting, this is quite minimal and a VA panel is to be expected. We have not noticed major backlight bleeding, but again with VA panel, this is another repetitive issue. Some units could have a stronger backlight bleeder than others. Finally, how much importance you place on the visuals and performance is determined, whether you buy this monitor or not is your own budget. You can invest a little more if you’re all about color precision, and you will get an IPS gaming monitor. Alternatively, you might get an even cheaper 60Hz IPS to monitor that still provides better visuals if you don’t care about refreshments.
However, you can find a good 144Hz monitor with a TN panel that is less than half the cost of the XG3240-C if you prioritize your performance and don’t care very much about visual quality. But it’s all about personal preference like before. The ViewSonic XG3240-C presents an excellent central path between TN and IPS monitors, combining the most important aspects of both in a decent mid-range monitor. Not persuaded by Stil? Check out Tech YES City’s next hands-on review! Propose Day Images 2019