Experts say that the ability to view all desktop windows on your computer at once saves time. In this case, bigger is clearly better, and the ViewSonic VP3881, 38-inch wide curved monitor gives you one of the biggest and brightest options on the market today. You will never look at a standard 1920×1080 monitor with nothing but pity after using this eye-catching display.
With the curve, the VP3881 measures 35 inches on the desktop. The 3840×1600 pixel light display, sharper than a diamond drill, is perfectly illuminated from edge to edge and from corner to corner. No one will go around the desk without stopping and leaning for a better look.
Getting a new monitor is always fun, until you unpack and realize that the port you have on your computer doesn’t match. The VP3881, however, does its best to eliminate this issue with HDMI, DisplayPort and USB Type-C options, all with HDCP 2.2 content protection to ensure 4K content playback. DisplayPort and USB Type-C cables are available in the box. Even in the box? A fairly large but flat power brick, a CD ROM with software and an installation guide, an audio cable (pretty good internal speakers), a USB B connector cable for firmware updates, and quick start guide.
A big screen needs a good stand, and the ViewSonic VP3881 curved monitor also has one of those. It is wide enough and heavy enough to inspire the confidence that it will support such a large monitor. You may need help getting the VP3881 out of the box, not because it’s too heavy at 17.6 lbs, but because it’s inconvenient to handle and you want to keep your fingers off the screen. Standard holes are available for mounting 100 mm VESA walls or arm.
Make sure you have room to push this large monitor a little further back than the normal display. Although there are more pixels, making the screen elements a little smaller than the current monitor, something so big is a bit much at first. Video: YouTube/ViewSonic
You can slide the monitor up about 5 inches and tilt the screen enough to find the perfect viewing angle. Turning left and right looks almost 90 degrees in any direction, although the manual says it’s only a total of 120 degrees. The curve is relatively smooth compared to some curved monitors and keeps each pixel at a comfortable distance. Scanning from one end of the monitor to the other requires only a small turn of the head.You can then play with the screen on the screen. While the information is presented quite clearly, the buttons are on the back of the monitor, so you have to push it without being able to see it. You’ll need some patience until you learn to align your fingers with the guide shown at the front of the screen.
Color settings abound on this monitor. Target users include photo and video professionals and we can’t imagine a color setting that they would ask not to be available. sRGB, SMPTE-C, Rec. 709 and DICOM-SIM are there, and you can make custom adjustments for color temperature, gamma, black stabilization, gain, displacement, hue and saturation. ViewSonic offers a color calibration kit for $300 and “Colorbration” software controls on the connected CD. Specifications say there are 4.39 billion colors in the palette. We don’t have a way to tell him, but every image we saw (photos, videos or graphics) looked great.
The color fidelity on the VP3881 monitor is incredible. ViewSonic launches work graphics of all kinds as the best reason to get this monitor. Difficult to argue with playback fidelity and the ability to zoom in on images thanks to 3840×1600 resolution. Image editing professionals could benefit from a monitor like this to improve workflow and quality.
With a curved, 2300R screen and stunning WQHD 3840×1600 resolution, the ViewSonic VP3881 offers the most immersive panoramic viewing experience to date. The VP3881 is designed to provide incredible detail and non-elike color accuracy at wide viewing angles, while HDR10 content support displays a dynamic range of bright colors and rich contrast. The additional screen space provided by the VP3881’s large frameless display and ultra-wide 21:9 bezelless display, along with pre-calibrated IPS color and built-in speakers make this monitor perfect for video editing and other types of color-critical content creation. The VP3881’s sleek, modern design is future-proof with USB 3.1 Type-C, DisplayPort, and HDMI ports, all with HDCP 2.2 content protection for playing and streaming secure 4K content. The VP3881 features an incredible Delta E<2 value for precise color accuracy, built-in color uniformity for uniform on-screen chromaticity, and a 14-bit 3D table that generates a smooth palette of 4.39 billion colors. The VP3881’s built-in hardware calibration feature is developed in conjunction with X-Rite, allowing you to calibrate your monitor in the long run.
If your work is horizontal, as in huge spreadsheets, you’ll have more authoring software at your fingertips than ever before. And musicians musicians writing scores or use digital audio workstation software, which work much better in “scrolling” mode, should put their order right away.
VESA compatibility is as well a aspect of the specification list for the ViewSonic VP3881 monitor, enabling users to select an aftermarket mount if they would like. The mechanism has a fast release function, making it really practical to assemble or disassemble the device. To best it off, there is also a carry handle at the tip of the vertical which is actually a pleasant feature since the monitor is as weighty as they come.
The ViewSonic VP3881 monitor is a hardware calibration compatible if in situation you want to have excellent color level of quality and fidelity. The LG IPS panel can be pressed to an precision of only DeltaE 0.5 with a a little bit enhanced contrast ratio of up to 1100:1. There is minor reason to apply this technique, but idealists will like the complete imaging efficiency of the device.
We do discover it unusual that the ViewSonic VP3881 is listed as an HDR10-compatible monitor since it does not have any related characteristics or emulation modes for the standard. The display does not have the required specs such as local dimming or DCI-P3 coverage. If you would like an HDR ultrawide monitor, you may possibly have to wait for the next wave of high quality models from the major manufacturers.
The ViewSonic VP3881 is an outstanding specimen for video gaming, although it does not come with options such as FreeSync or low input lag modes. Nevertheless, the ViewSonic VP3881 is remarkably fast, clocking in with an standard input lag time of just 10ms. It is important to note that the closest rivals usually clock in at 20ms or even 30ms.
The ViewSonic VP3881 monitor is one of the finest iterations of the 24:10 – 38-Inch monitors we have tested to date. The out of the box imaging and color quality is fantastic, making this monitor the top notch solution for those with no colorimeters or calibrators. Despite missing a reputation in gaming, the monitor did sparkle when it came to responsiveness.
The ViewSonic VP3881 maybe have a clumsy name, but it’s a stylish and beautiful platform for all kinds of jobs. If you have a 2560×1440 monitor, the resolution that is becoming the standard for many companies that has been intensifying since 1920×1080, you only have about two-thirds of what the VP3881 gives you. Put two 2560×1440 monitors side by side and you’ll need more than 50 inches of desktop space (the VP3881 requires 35 inches). Go to a 4K monitor with 3480×2160 resolution and get a similar number of pixels, but they are overcrowded on a 27-inch screen, making the reduced details and system messages difficult to read. Also, you don’t get the huge color palette or color control provided by the ViewSonic VP3881. Photo:ViewSonic
ViewSonic VP3881 specs:
- DISPLAYMonitor Size: 38”W (37.5” Viewable)
Panel Technology: IPS TFT LCD
Resolution: WQHD+ 3840 x 1600
Display Area: 879.67 mm (H) x 366.53 mm (V)
Aspect Ratio: 21:9
Brightness: 300 cd/m² (Typ)
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Typ)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 20,000,000:1
Viewing Angle: 178 degrees / 178 degrees (Typ)
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Response Time: GTG: 5 ms (Typ)
Colours: 1.07 Billion colours (10bit)
Colour Gamut: Adobe RGB: 75.67% Coverage / 79.67% Size (Typ)
NTSC:76.12% Coverage / 72.71% Size (Typ)
sRGB:99.52% Coverage / 107.4% Size (Typ)
REC709:99.52% Coverage / 107.4% Size (Typ)
SMPTE-C:100% Coverage / 116.06% Size (Typ)
EBU:98.04% Coverage / 106.19% Size (Typ)
DCI-P3: 79.22% Coverage / 79.22% Size (Typ)
Pixel Size: 0.229 mm (H) x 0.229 mm (V)
- INPUT SIGNALFrequency: HDMI/ DisplayPort/ Type-C: Fh = 15 ~ 135KHz ; Fv = 24 ~ 75Hz
Sync: HDMI: TMDS
DisplayPort/ Type-C: Mini-Packet
- COMPATIBILITYPC: PC Compatibles (3840 x 1600 HDMI/DisplayPort Non-Interlaced)
Mac®: Power Mac (up to 3840 x1600 HDMI/DisplayPort)
- CONNECTORDigital: DisplayPort 1.4 HDR ready x 1
HDMI 2.0 x 2
Type-C x 1
Audio Out: 3.5mm Mini Phone Jack Audio out x 1
Audio In: 3.5mm Mini Phone Jack Audio in x 1
- SPEAKERS5W * 2
- USBUpstream: USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C x 1 and Type-B x1
Downstream: USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A x 3
- POWERPower: DC connector x 1
Voltage: AC 100-240V (Universal); 50/60Hz
- MODEL COLOURBlack
- ERGONOMICSTilt: -1.0° ~ 21.0°
Height Adjustment: 0~130 mm
- WALL MOUNTVESA®: 100 mm x 100 mm
- OPERATING CONDITIONSTemperature (º F / º C): 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Humidity: 20% to 90% (no condensation)
- DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (MM)Physical with stand (mm): 896 mm (W) x 629 mm (H) x 299 mm (D)
Physical without stand (mm): 896 mm (W) x 398 mm (H) x 103 mm (D)
Packaging (mm): 1046 mm (W) x 490 mm (H) x 375 mm (D)
- WEIGHTNet with stand (kg): 12.69 kg
Net without stand (kg): 7.97 kg
Gross (kg): 19.88 kg
- REGULATIONScTUVus, FCC-B, ICES003, Energy Star, EPEAT, CEC, NRCan, MX-CoC, Mexico Energy, CE, CE EMC, CB, RoHS, ErP, REACH, WEEE, EAC, UkrSEPRO, KC, e-Standby, CCC, China RoHS, China Energy Label
- PACKAGE CONTENTSLCD Display
Power Cable (1.8M)
DisplayPort Cable (1.8M)
HDMI 2.0 Cable (1.8M)
USB3.1 Gen.1 Type C Cable(1.8M)
USB 3.0 UpStream Cable (Type B to A) (1.8M)
Audio Cable (1.8M)
Quick Start Guide
ViewSonic Wizard CD-ROM