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I purchased this monitor to replace a BenQ PD3200U that shipped with a faulty DisplayPort input. So when I plugged this monitor in, and it worked out of the box, I was relieved. Colour and brightness calibration seemed comparable, but not quite to the same level as the BenQ - but good enough for my purposes.
However, I quickly noticed that the outer ~10 pixels of the monitor had viewing angles that made them fade to black if my head was closer than 40 cm to the monitor. This means that if you crane forwards to focus on a detail of your screen, border details such as scrollbars start to disappear!
After working with Viewsonic support, I was advised this is by design - which surprised me given the target market for this product being detailed focused professionals.
Unless you plan on never having your head closer than 60cm from your screen AND you require professional grade colour / brightness reproduction - I cannot think of a scenario where this monitor makes any sense.
The image quality is excellent; colour is too - streets ahead of the WQHD monitor I had before. I connected my Surface Pro 2017 with a miniDP to DP cable and all was well - but no sound available through the monitor speakers. So, connected with a miniDP to HDMI and all was well there too - but no sound available from the monitor speakers. At this point I had to get stuck in to the built-in OSD menus; mute was "off", and all should have worked, but no. Not a peep. And that's where we are just now; no sound (I'm using my Bose Soundlink Mini instead) but the picture quality is excellent.
Not hacked off enough to return it to Amazon as sound isn't hugely important to my main use of the pc, but it'd be really, really nice if having spent £565, the bloody speakers worked. I can see them in Windows Devices, but............
In terms of the Lagom tests, it passes everything well. Contrast is good, gamma is spot on 2.2, no colour banding that I can see. Brightness uniformity is decent on my model. The left hand side has an ever so slight white point temperature and luminosity change, but I can accept that as it is only visible on a completely white screen and if you're really looking or it. For illustration in the sRGB space this is exactly what I wanted, I love it already. For professional work this has great calibration already and performs even better with a third-party calibrator.
For gaming this has two options that improve response time and input latency and they don't actually introduce negative ghosting or anything like that. The UFO ghosting tests perform really well (keep in mind I'm coming from old IPS monitors I've had for years). This is great if you're comfortable with 60Hz. Input latency and response time are good enough for CSGO play at a good level (AK1 isn't that bad, is it?)
The only thing I'd say is, the HDR10 mode looks a bit dull on quite a few games I tested. The peak luminance just isn't bright enough for it to look really good. I may be doing something wrong, but regular SDR often looks far better on this for that reason. Obviously the general 10-bit capability is good for Photoshop and professional work, just take the "HDR10 Mode" setting with a pinch of salt. The backlight can't physically get bright enough for whites to pop out (and the blacks can't get dark enough). What can I say? "HDR" is an unstandardised mess.
Of course, it depends on the specific HDR content you view. HITMAN 2 and BF5 do get a good boost in saturation and colour depth but with the sacrifice of contrast, it brings the blacks up and the whites down far too much. Take what you will from my inexperience with HDR content.
My specific model has some kind of problem at the bottom that looks like someone bashed it or something. Where the bezel meets the outside casing it has warped out. This issue has created two clouded areas on the screen at the bottom as if a finger is constantly pressing on the LCD that show up when a black screen is shown. I'm returning this one for another of the same model because I like it so much and I'm hopeful the new one won't have this issue. Fingers crossed.
Edit: After ordering a second one, it also had warped bottom bezel problems. That's a QC issue, or maybe these warp over time. Lame.
This is my third Viewsonic screen. Until I bought this one I had a two screen setup comprising a 22inch primary monitor and a 17inch secondary monitor. After 16 years the 17inch monitor stopped working so I moved the primary to take its place and bought the VP2768 to be the new primary. Each new screen has been better visually than its predecessor such that I now have a screen that is unlikely to be bettered for colour and brightness at this price (£370 at the time of purchase). I took another reviewer's advice and bought an HDMI cable at the same time as the monitor and had no problems in setting up the equipment. Although Windows 10 provides a driver, it is better to download and install the Viewsonic driver. The instructions are OK but they are not needed to get up and running if you go the HDMI route.
Although I still have two screens on my desk I hardly need the second one as 27inches gives acres of space for multiple separate windows.
I am hugely impressed with the accuracy of the colours of the garden flowers I photograph. Thoroughly recommend.
As a hobbyist photographer, I decided it was time to upgrade my aging monitor, and after a lot of research I settled on the ViewSonic VP2768, and I've not been disappointed. The colours are fantastic - and it's defintely helped me getting colour-accurate prints, being 100% sRGB - and the clarity is great, and at 27" it's plenty big enough.
My only gripe is that the auto-rotate software seems flaky at best, but given that I didn't buy it for that functionality (and I'd rarely use it in portrait mode anyway), then it doesn't warrant losing a star.
Oh, and as an occasional gamer, it's held up perfectly well for the games I play :-)
Firstly, this is an excellent monitor for general use and, because of its factory colour calibration, it's also great for photographers and videographers who want to be sure that the images they create will look good when viewed alongside professionally created material. The adjustable stand is very good and easy to use and it has a built-in audio port and USB3 hub. The menu is bursting with options and it can handle HDMI and DisplayPort inputs (and daisy-chain them, although I haven't tried it). It comes with a DP cable.
In fact, this would be an easy 5-star review if it weren't for a few niggles:
- It came with a Euro mains lead, not a UK one, and no adaptor. - The monitor has a dedicated "blue light filter" button by the other controls at the back on the right hand side. This works well, but I'm using it more than I expected because the monitor drops into filter mode almost at random. Why can't it stay in whichever mode I select until I change it? EDIT - I downloaded the vDisplay app from Viewsonic's website, used it to to factory-reset the monitor, and now the blue light filter feature works properly. I'd previously reset the filter from the monitor's on-screen menu with no success, so I don't know what's going on here. All the same, the problem is fixed, so there you are. - The audio output is too low to drive my powered desktop speakers fully, even after using the monitor's menu to set it to maximum. - The USB sockets are on the bottom of the monitor and very hard to reach. Plugging in a device is unnecessarily difficult and involves a lot of groping around and moving the stand.
I'm not sorry I bought it, but I hope ViewSonic will do something about these annoyances when they produce the next model.
Ich benötige als Hobbyfotograf einen neuen Monitor und ich wollte mir für die nächsten Jahre nun gleich das richtige kaufen. So bin ich über die Suche Bei Amazon auf diesen Monitor gestoßen. Eigentlich sind die beworbenen Funktionen ja vielversprechend und sollten meinen Anforderungen genügen. Auch die Grantiezeit ist lobenswert. Schon bei der ersten Inbetriebnahme zeigte sich jedoch, das der Monitor auf der rechten Seite blaustichig ist. Auch der Fotografen Modus zeigt für mich eine überschärfte Darstellung. Natürlich kann man viel bei diesem Monitor einstellen, aber aus meiner Sicht etwas zuviel des guten. Aus diesen technischen Gründen habe ich den Monitor wieder zurück geben müssen.
No dead/stuck pixels, good uniformity, strong colour reproduction, adequate response time and input lag for casual gaming, sturdy and adjustable stand.
I originally bought a Dell IPS monitor for a similar amount of money and with similar specs, but it was disappointing. It had two stuck pixels, noticeable backlight bleed in the bottom left corner, and a slight green tint on the left side of the screen and a red tint on the right side. The Viewsonic has no such tint, and only suffers a little at the edges with luminance drop off. The backlight bleed is also better, although not perfect. The Dell was slimmer and had a more attractive finish, but the Viewsonic beat it on image quality. Perhaps the Dell was just a bad panel, but for £400 only the Viewsonic justified the money spent.
I use it for photo/video editing, gaming, tv shows, coding and lots of general browsing and it does these well. I like having accurate colours and good uniformity for day-to-day use even if I don't really need professional quality.
Change the response time to 'Advanced' in the monitor settings to reduce ghosting over the standard setting.
8 months in and I'm still happy with it, and I think QHD at 27 inch is still the sweet spot.
I bought this because I couldn't be bothered to wait for the ASUS PG27UQ. So the instructions were really weird and should be re-written. To add to this, constant flickering with black screen which I assume the monitor just turns itself off for a second. It varies to when it happens... I have installed the drivers and ensured all the connections are in place. I can only say at this moment that I am happy about the visual but no so with the current problems with this monitor.