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ViewSonic's VX2475Smhl-4K Ultra HD Panel Ships For $469.99 (Updated)

ViewSonic announced that it is now shipping the "future-proof" VX2475Smhl-4K, a 23.6-inch monitor sporting a native 3840 x 2160 resolution. The monitor can be purchased for $469.99 from a number of online retailers including Amazon, Office Depot, CDW, Walmart, Best Buy, Newegg and more, as well as ViewSonic's online store.

ViewSonic deems this monitor as "future-proof" because it contains DisplayPort 1.2a and HDMI 2.0 connectivity, which supports Ultra HD content at 60 Hz. The monitor also supports MHL, which essentially allows an MHL-compatible device to receive a charge straight from the monitor while it pumps audio and video to the monitor's screen.

The company indicated in its announcement that the new VX2475Smhl-4K is perfect for gaming and professional graphics/photography applications. Backing this claim are specifications that show this monitor provides a Viewing Mode feature, which contains a bundle of five presets: "Game," "Mono," "Movie," "Text" and "Web." These settings alter the brightness, contrast, color temperature and gamma curve, providing the best viewing experience for each application.

In addition to the Viewing Modes, the panel sports ViewSonic's SuperClear PLS panel technology, which helps present clear images at 178-degree viewing angles. The panel also includes two 2-watt speakers, a headphone jack, a blue light filter and Flicker-Free technology to make the visuals easier on the eyes. The monitor is VESA-compatible, allowing users to mount the device on a wall.

According to the specifications, the new monitor has a response time of 4 ms, which should help lessen ghosting, streaking and blurring in videos and gaming. The VX2475Smhl-4K is also ENERGY STAR compliant, offering an Eco-mode for customers who want to save a little energy.

That all said, here is a more-detailed list of specs regarding the LCD panel:

ViewSonic VX2475Smhl-4K
Display Area20.5" horizontal x 11.5" vertical; 23.6" diagonal
Optimum Resolution3840 x 2160
Contrast Ratio1,000:1 (typ.)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio120,000,000:1
Viewing Angles178 degrees horizontal and vertical
Response Time4 ms (GTG)
Light SourceWhite-light LED
Brightness300 cd/m 2 (typ.)
Panel SurfaceAnti-glare, hard-coating (3H)
Colors16.7M (true 8-bit)
Backlight Life30,000 hours (min.)
Display TypeColor a-Si Active Matrix TFT LCD

Update, 6/11/15, 7:30am PT: The original version of this article incorrectly stated the price of this monitor at $611. We have fixed the error in the body of the text and the headline.

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  • Iris Zizka
    Recommended for gaming? It's only 60Hz...
  • SirKnobsworth
    Recommended for gaming? It's only 60Hz...

    1) 4k at anything above 60 Hz is not supported by DP 1.2 of HDMI 2.0. It requires too much bandwidth

    2) The graphics hardware you'd need to run 4k at anything more than 60 Hz for gaming is rather insane.
  • hannibal
    Well i play games at 60Hz at this moment, and it is just fine. 90Hz would be the sweet spot for me though. Anything above that 90Hz, I would consider better spent would be image quality IMHO, but this is somewhat too small for my taste. It all depends on what kind of games do you play.

    24" 4K monitors at very close distance can give you an incredible sharp picture, if there is very hefty GPU horsepower behind it. Even TitanX or 980ti are not powerful enough to run most games at 60fps, so a monitor with faster refreshing screen, is just waiting draw commands... But in future, there will be GPUs that can do it, so "Future proof" has some merit in here.

    But I would wait to that future and see if there are good PLS or IPS screen that can do at least 90Hz or better. And I am so old that at least 32" for 4K monitors is about a good size, but my vision is getting so poor compared to young players that those with better eye sight can do fine with 24" or even smaller screens...
  • f-14
    $600+ for a 24" with a 60hz refresh rate is ridiculous, i wouldn't even pay $250 for this.
    hdmi can't even support more than 1080p if i recall correctly?
  • Bondfc11
    Yawn - future proof if we never see another new GPU or more demanding games AND you like to play games in the 25-40FPS range.

    Move on nothing to see here . . .
  • Optimus_Toaster
    It's marketed as future proof but anyone with windows will find that it isn't even present proof as text scaling sucks balls in many many applications.

    $600+ for a 24" with a 60hz refresh rate is ridiculous, i wouldn't even pay $250 for this.
    hdmi can't even support more than 1080p if i recall correctly?

    You do not.
  • husker
    I wonder if the makers of the Titanic debating between dubbing it "unsinkable" or "future proof".
  • scolaner
    I wonder if the makers of the Titanic debating between dubbing it "unsinkable" or "future proof".

    Lol, husker, your comments today have me consistently chuckling!
  • ZeusGamer
    Recommended for gaming? It's only 60Hz...

    You do know that 60Hz at 4K will require you a beefy computer to even drive at this level? Having a 4K monitor with a refresh rate higher than 60Hz is still impossible for today's technology.
  • poik
    3440x1440 or 1600 please