Excerpt: The ViewSonic VP2365wb can be found online for about $350. For that price, you get a 23-inch E-IPS monitor with plenty of ergonomic options, five USB ports, and good performance. The performance would be better if it wasn’t hampered by low brightness, unfortunately. Also, the display has a chintzy-feeling chassis, lacks an HDMI connection, and although its colors are accurate, they shift when viewing the monitor from the left or right.
Summary: Despite a very slow pixel-response time of 14ms and a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz, we didn’t detect any ghosting or motion-smearing while playing Far Cry 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 or watching the Blu-ray version of Watchmen . This isn’t the perfect monitor, but an 8-bit IPS panel that sells for $300 doesn’t need to be. (Learn more about LCD technology here .
Pros: Eight-bit IPS panel; delivers 84 percent of the NTSC color gamut; inexpensive.
Conclusion: The Viewsonic VP2365wb had some tough competition coming in, as we had already reviewed the popular NEC EA231WMi and the new Dell U2311H in depth. We had some high expectations based on those reviews, and it was interesting to see how the Viewsonic equivalent faired. All in all I thought the performance of the VP2365wb was very good. Colour accuracy out of the box was very good, and once calibrated it offered some of the best performance we have seen.
Pros: Very good colour accuracy out of the box, excellent once calibrated, Good black depth and contrast ratio, Very competitive price in 23" IPS range
Cons: Strange functioning to the dynamic contrast ratio control, Some luminance uniformity issues, Response time not as good as RTC enabled screens