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First Impressions

There is not much I can tell you in this section because the Flatron W2363D is neither better nor worse than many other modern gaming LCD monitors. I can’t find fault with its color accuracy, considering that it is a gaming monitor rather than a professional model with an IPS matrix, except that there was slight banding in color gradients and that the image is somewhat cold at the default settings. This monitor doesn't have such sharpness-related problems as the Acer GD245HQ.

Brightness and Contrast

The monitor has 100% Brightness and 70% Contrast by default. I achieved my reference level of 100 nits by choosing 30% Brightness and 42% Contrast. The monitor's brightness is regulated through pulse-width modulation of the backlight at a frequency of 240 Hz.


The max brightness is over 350 nits, which is good for a 3D monitor. Nvidia's 3D Vision glasses absorb a large part of the light from the screen, so the monitor should be bright for you to play comfortably in daylight.

Backlight Uniformity

The average nonuniformity of black brightness is 6.6% with a maximum of 22.1%. For white brightness the average and maximum are 5.5% and 16.9%. There is a bright spot in the bottom of the screen on black.

Color Accuracy: Gamma, Temperature, Gamut

At the default settings the monitor has a sagging blue curve but the overall color accuracy is acceptable. Darks and lights are all reproduced correctly.

Lowering the Brightness and Contrast settings raises the blue curve but also makes the darks too bright.


The biggest problem with the color accuracy of the W2363D can be seen in the table: its image is too cold in each mode, the color temperature being always higher than 7500 K. The 5400K mode, which should be warm, is actually no different from the 6500K mode. This seems to be a defect of the monitor's firmware. Besides, the white point diagrams show that there is a tonal shift towards green in every mode. It can hardly be visible to an untrained eye, though.

The monitor’s color gamut is roughly the same as the standard sRGB color space.

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