Packaging and Accessories
A buyer should expect a monitor to be in excellent packaging and ViewSonic doesn’t disappoint. The box is simple enough, with just enough details to tell us what’s inside. The foam that encases the screen is nice and thick though, helping prevent any damage during transit.
The accessories included are the power adapter, the base, some connection cables and a manual. The XG3220 opted for a display port cable. At first, that seems like a great choice. The display port seems to have a bit higher bandwidth on this model. That said, I ran into some issues with setting up HDR. An HDMI would likely have been a better choice, but we’ll address that again shortly.
XG3220 Gaming Monitor Closer Look
ViewSonic offers a great first impression. The screen real estate is huge, compliments of the 32″ size. The bezels are narrow and the matte black finish is great for keeping prints at a minimum. ViewSonic is quite consistent with gaming aesthetics. The XG3220 has a nice amount of flair, but not so much that it stands out. The base looks sharp, the accent of red on the cable management hole adds a delicate touch, and there’s a small portion of RGB lighting right above the base as well. While the backside of the monitor is unlikely to be in view, it still looks sharp.
All the expected features are present on this monitor. The base swivels left and right, the screen can tilt up and down, but the screen can also be raised or lowered. The unit has a total of 4 USB 3.0 ports, two on the side and two on the back. It also has a line out to send audio to an external source. One display port and two HDMI ports top off the connection list. Once again, ViewSonic included a headset hanger on the back of the stand. The placement is a bit out of the way. On my desk, I can’t make use of it at all. I would still prefer to see a clip like this off the side of the screen, or in a back top corner of the screen so it can be unfolded to the outside of an edge.