Viewsonic has revealed a new curved gaming monitor at Computex 2016 – the Viewsonic XG3202-C. This comes after the company had announced three monitors at CES 2016 for its XG series, the XG2401, XG2701, and XG2703-GS. The newest addition, the XG3202-C, is the first curved 144Hz gaming monitor by the company.
The Viewsonic XG3202-C has a screen size of 31.5 inches and the typical curvature of 1800R. Worryingly however the monitor is equipped with a 1920 x 1080 resolution meaning that it has as an abysmal pixel density of 70 pixels per inch which is far lower than what the average gaming monitor sports.
The monitor uses a VA panel, a much less common technology than IPS or TN panels, meaning you’ll get great image and contrast depth. It has a brightness of 300 cd/m2 and a static contrast ratio of 3000:1. The monitor has an advertised response time of 5ms which is slightly more than what IPS panels are advertised as. The display has an anti-glare coating as well.
On the upside, the monitor has AMD’s FreeSync technology meaning that if you’ve got a compatible AMD card then you can have a gaming experience that is free of screen tearing and stuttering. This is done by synchronizing the monitor’s refresh rate to your graphics card’s frame rate output.
The Viewsonic XG3202-C is equipped with video inputs for DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. In terms of other connectivity, the monitor is rather lacking. Instead of a USB hub, there is only one USB 2.0 port for quick charging mobile devices. It has an audio input for convenient headphone listening, however.
There’s no word on the possible pricing or availability.
|Viewsonic XG3202-C Specifications|
|Screen Size||31.5 inches|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Static Contrast Ratio||3000:1|
|Connection Option(s)||DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort|
|VESA Mount Compatibility||Yes|
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