Tuesday, December 18th 2018

ViewSonic Prepares XG240R 144 Hz Gaming Monitor With RGB Accent Lighting

You know RGB LED lighting as a"feature" has hit critical mass when it starts getting integrated into monitors. Enter ViewSonics XG240R with it's ELITE RGB accent lighting, which is part of the ELITE RGB Alliance that includes; Thermaltake, Razer, and Cooler Master. Supposedly the accent lighting on this monitor can be synced with other peripherals. However, no details have been given on how that will work just yet. Still, love it or hate it RGB LED illumination is helping sell products, and now ViewSonic is ready to join the party, as for the panel itself it is the same 144 Hz, 1080p, WLED backlight, TN offering used in the XG2402 monitor released previously. No high refresh rate monitor is complete without some form of adaptive sync, with this model, in particular, using FreeSync with a range of 48 Hz to 144 Hz and has a 1 ms response time with Overdrive enabled and a 5 ms response time without.

Viewing comfort with the XG240R and the XG2402 was a priority for ViewSonic with both monitors having height, tilt, pivot, and swivel adjustment options. Connectivity is also quite robust featuring 2x USB Type A 3.0 ports, 1x USB Type B 3.0 port, 2x HDMI 1.4 ports, 1x DisplayPort, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Overall the XG240R has a good set of features, excellent connectivity and a high refresh rate all at a suggested MSRP of $272.99. Meaning the inclusion of the RGB accent lighting will only cost you $10 more over the XG2402.
The full specification list follows.

LCD PANEL
  • Monitor Size : 24"W
  • Panel Technology : TN Technology TFT LCD
  • Resolution : Full HD 1920 x 1080
  • Display Area : 531.4 mm (H) x 0.277 mm (V)
  • Aspect Ratio : 16:9
  • Brightness : 350 cd/m2
  • Contrast Ratio : 1000:1 (typ)
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio : 120M:1
  • Viewing Angles : 170 degree / 160 degree (Typ)
  • Refresh Rate : 144Hz
  • Response Time : GTG : 1ms
  • Backlight : 1 LED light bar
  • Backlight Life : 30000 Hrs (Min)
  • Colours : 16.7M colors (RGB 8-bit)
  • Pixel Size : 0.277 mm (H) x 0.277 mm (V)
INPUT SIGNAL
  • Frequency : Fh = 15 ~ 160 KHz; Fv = 24 ~ 144 Hz
  • Sync : TMDS,PCI-E
CONNECTOR
  • Input : HDMI 1.4 x 2
  • DisplayPort 1.2 x 1
  • Output : Earphone Out x 1 (3.5mm plug)
AUDIO
  • Speaker : 2W x 2
  • USB
  • Upstream : USB 3.0 Type B x 1
  • Downstream : USB 3.0 Type A x 2
POWER
  • Power : 3-pin plug (CEE22) x 1
  • Voltage : AC 100-240V (Universal); 50/60Hz
  • Consumption : 45W (Typ) 50W (Max)
  • Optimize : 36W
  • Conserve : 31W
ERGONOMICS
  • Tilt : -5 ~ 20
  • Swivel : -45 ~ 45
  • Pivot : 0 ~ 90
  • Height Adjustment : 120
WALL MOUNT
  • VESA: 100 x 100mm
  • OPERATING CONDITIONS
  • Temperature (º F / º C) : 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
  • Humidity : 20% to 90% (no condensation)
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (MM)
  • Physical With Stand (mm) : 566 mm (W) x 433.9~530.18 mm (H) x 239 mm (D)
  • Physical Without Stand (mm) : 566 mm (W) x 341 mm (H) x 60 mm (D)
  • Packaging (mm) : 640 mm (W) x 396 mm (H) x 207 mm (D)
WEIGHT
  • Net With Stand : 6.7 Kg ( 14.8 Lbs )
  • Net Without Stand : 3.4 Kg ( 7.5 Lbs )
  • Gross : 8.5 Kg ( 18.7 Lbs )
PACKAGE CONTENTS
  • LCD Display
  • Power Cable (1.5m)
  • DisplayPort Cable (1.8m)
  • USB3.0 Cable (1.5m)
  • Quick Start Guide
Sources: ViewSonic, via Tom's hardware
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12 Comments on ViewSonic Prepares XG240R 144 Hz Gaming Monitor With RGB Accent Lighting

#1
Vayra86
Lipstick on a pig.

Anything to keep selling crappy TN. Lol
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#2
Octopuss
Yeah, wrap shitty TN panel in RGB nonsense and...
...just shove it up your arses.

What kind of dumb product is this? Just because there are retarded people out there doesn't mean there have to be products for them.
Meanwhile, normal people can't get anything reasonable.
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#3
kastriot
Nice RGB monitor for 99$ wait, what!! 270$ :kookoo:
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#4
Paganstomp
Still, love it or hate it RGB LED illumination is helping sell products...

Kinda snickered there for a second. Just a second though.
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#5
tvamos
They should make something useful instead, like philips ambilight.
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#7
BadFrog
TheGuruStud
1080p for RTX performance
If your buying a RTX now then your clearly going to be buying a high end monitor and not this junk ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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#8
TheGuruStud
BadFrog
If your buying a RTX now then your clearly going to be buying a high end monitor and not this junk ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Pfft, not with RT enabled lul
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#9
Manu_PT
Vayra86
Lipstick on a pig.

Anything to keep selling crappy TN. Lol
Well at least now I agree with you :P From my 2 monitors, one is TN too, because they only do 240hz on TNs; but I can´t understand why 144hz screens aren´t all VA or IPS. It has been proven that on 144hz TN vs VA doesn´t give you any advantage as VA can still respond low enough for such refresh rate.

I really think is time for TN to go at this point.

BTW this monitor makes no sense. It doesn´t offer any advantage, is expensive and you are paying the looks.

ViewSonic sells a VA 144hz curved (1800r) VX2458 for 180€!
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#10
ZoneDymo
TheGuruStud
1080p for RTX performance
well no, considering the high end cards pull 1080p 60fps or so with RT on, so really that 144hz is a waste.
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#11
Kohl Baas
Technically, ambilight stuff is good to cover up the lacking of good colors and contrast ratio, which most TNs are suffering. This actually is a valid product, the only problem is the pricing.
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#12
Vayra86
Manu_PT
Well at least now I agree with you :p From my 2 monitors, one is TN too, because they only do 240hz on TNs; but I can´t understand why 144hz screens aren´t all VA or IPS. It has been proven that on 144hz TN vs VA doesn´t give you any advantage as VA can still respond low enough for such refresh rate.

I really think is time for TN to go at this point.

BTW this monitor makes no sense. It doesn´t offer any advantage, is expensive and you are paying the looks.

ViewSonic sells a VA 144hz curved (1800r) VX2458 for 180€!
Must be that Christmas spirit ey :)

VA is really gaining traction, I think its a good thing.
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