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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.
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.
This is a seriously good monitor with lots of inputs - the quality of the panel is superb, super sharp and bright - I'm not a gamer so the 60 Hz refresh rate is sufficient for me - I use my mainly for work and media consumption and the picture quality is better than my BenQ (also 2K) which I also use as a dual monitor setup. So much so that I'm tempted to get another to replace the BenQ
After 2 weeks the monitor started to show wired vertical lines. I am disappointed. This is my 2nd monitor. I had been using the old one for a year without a problem but this one is defected. Poor quality control.
Edit : it's been 3 days. No one contacted me regarding the problem. The monitor is shutting down sometimes and no image on the screen. I re connected everything and it started to say no signal. Worst monitor experience ever. I am exhausted.
Ich bin Hobbyfotograf und benutze den Bildschirm seid ca. 2 Monaten und bin froh, mich für diesen Bildschirm entschieden zu haben. Die Farben sind super. Die voreingestellte Kalibrierung ist einwandfrei. Ich musste bisher nichts umstellen. Zum Bilder bearbeiten also empfohlen.