Viewsonic VX2475SMHL 4K is the recent release into their Ultra HD range and is the coming of 4K monitors that might actually be affordable to normal folk that want to receive 8 million pixels of quality over a 3840 x 2160 resolution. The 23.6 inch 16:9 ratio widescreen PC monitor could be a good companion that wants to do a lot of different things with the 4K quality.
From a build perspective it comes in a semi glossy black bezel with a large solid base which has a single easy screw. Sadly the screen does not have a fully adjustable base, only allowing tilt forwards and backwards unlike like their ViewSonic VG2401mh, and for a monitor which has such great resolution it could be off putting for a video editor, graphic designer or gamer who likes to control every aspect of their set up. As bases go for monitors, it is solidly built and heavy but did not feel very study at the seam between the base and the monitor. Even when connected, the panel wiggled quite a bit with a light touch. Screwing the base as tight as possible did not seem to change the fit between the two parts. At 1.9 inches thick, it’s pretty slim while weighing in at 3.6kg with VESA screw holes. It could be quite easily attached to the wall or a dual monitor mount without much issue.
At the bottom of the monitor are the buttons to turn it on/off as well as accessing the settings. These are pretty much impossible to see as the button markings are etched into the monitor in black. For some reason, there is also a unnecessary piece of flimsy clear plastic which serves no purpose other than making it harder to press the buttons. At the back are two HDMI 2.0 ports, one which is MHL compatible. HDMI 2.0 is refreshing to see as it has more bandwidth to support better frames per second at higher resolutions which is great for 4K gaming. HDMI 2.0 also allows for two video streams at once but the VX2475SMHL does not seem to support this feature which is to be expected as only Samsung and LG have delved into it. Would’ve of been cool though.