ViewSonic Elite XG350R-C 35-inch Curved QHD Gaming Monitor Review: Mid-Priced Excellence

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Viewing Angles, Uniformity, Response and Lag

Viewing Angles

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VA screens aren’t known for stellar off-axis image quality, but the XG350R-C is better than many panels we’ve tested. Horizontal light falloff is only about 40%, and the color shift is subtle. One might be concerned about a VA monitor with such a tight curve, but ViewSonic has chose a quality panel here. At normal angles and distances, the image looks perfect from edge to edge.

Screen Uniformity

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Our sample sports decent black field uniformity, albeit not quite as good as the two LG monitors. We could see subtle hotspots in the lower-right corner, but the rest of the screen looked perfect.

Pixel Response and Input Lag

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Response and lag scores are in lock-step with the refresh rates here. The BenQ and ViewSonic screens both run at 100 Hz and are within 2ms of one another in the overall lag test. Obviously, 144 Hz breeds faster response and less lag. But the XG350R-C makes the most of its 100 Hz with excellent scores. We doubt anyone but the most skilled players will be dissatisfied with its performance.

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Christian Eberle
Contributing Editor

Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors. Christian began his obsession with tech when he built his first PC in 1991, a 286 running DOS 3.0 at a blazing 12MHz. In 2006, he undertook training from the Imaging Science Foundation in video calibration and testing and thus started a passion for precise imaging that persists to this day. He is also a professional musician with a degree from the New England Conservatory as a classical bassoonist which he used to good effect as a performer with the West Point Army Band from 1987 to 2013. He enjoys watching movies and listening to high-end audio in his custom-built home theater and can be seen riding trails near his home on a race-ready ICE VTX recumbent trike. Christian enjoys the endless summer in Florida where he lives with his wife and Chihuahua and plays with orchestras around the state.