As gaming grows more popular, the demanding on the gaming monitors for 4K gaming consoles increase. The gamers want a high end monitors that can deliver to them a fast performance as well as a good image quality.
So for that ViewSonic has introduced to us Viewsonic XG2700-4K, which features a 3840 x 2160 4K UHD resolution, IPS panel that has wide 178° viewing angles and vivid colors.
Combined with a 300 cd/m² brightness rating and a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, which deliver vivid colors. It also features FreeSync technology, a fast 5ms response time, low input lag and 60Hz refresh rate for smooth screen performance.
Viewsonic XG2700-4K In-Depth Review
The ViewSonic XG2700 delivers an excellent color reproduction performance thanks to its 10-bit interface capable of displaying 1.07 billion colors. Also, the 10-bit interface allows for 100% coverage of the sRGB color space and 72% of the Adobe RGB standard. The screen also has a pixel density of 163PPI, so image details are clear and sharp.
The XG2700 delivers around 340 nits of brightness which for users may be eye popping. But this could be fixed or lowered to a more comfortable level and this will also improve the contrast capabilities.
Viewing angles of the XG2700 are good, with no color shifting or loss of luminance when viewed from any angle.
The ViewSonic XG2700 has a 5ms response time and 60Hz refresh rate, which give a fast and smooth gaming performance. It supports AMD’s FreeSync, which eliminates stuttering and screen tearing.
As for the 60Hz refresh rate, it runs most of the games smoothly without stuttering, but for some games, it wasn’t so smooth. So to reach the full 60Hz, a good graphic card is needed.
With the right graphic card selection it can easily deliver the output of 60Hz with 4K resolution level. The best suggestions are AMD RX580 and RX480.
Input lag of ViewSonic XG2700 is also pretty good, with hardly any delay between all inputs. But you have to enable Low Input Lag mode to get such impressive results, though.
The Viewsonic XG2700-4K has a variety of features as well as gaming features. It has picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture modes, which allow using the monitor’s many display inputs all at once.
It is also possible to switch to quad widow mode, where users can adjust four different inputs on screen at a time.
It sports Black Stabilization feature, which provides heightened visibility and detail by brightening dark scenes.
It also has Flicker-free technology, which reduces flickering to avoid eye strain as well as Low Blue Light feature, which reduces harmful blue lights that can be caused by long hours of use.
It has Pre-calibrated game modes features: FPS 1, FPS 2, RTS, and MOBA where it deliver the blend of color and technology for specific gaming scenarios.
In the OSD menu, there are advanced color settings, including 6-Axis-Hue and Saturation adjustments and Red, Green, and Blue Gain and Offset adjustments, to help keep the panel calibrated and accurate.
And ECO power-saving modes include Standard, Optimize, and Conserve. In the OSD menu, standard setting can be also found such as Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, and Gamma.
There are also three Input Lag settings that can help reduce input lag.
Design and Connectivity:
The design of the ViewSonic XG2700-4K is ordinary as it sports a black matte finish with red strips along the base and the back of the stand. It has small pull-out plastic hook on the top of the stand that can hold headphones, and there’s a red plastic ring just below it that can be used to organize wires.
The bezels of the XG2700-4K are not really thin, but they don’t affect the display. On the right bottom edge bezel, OSD touch buttons can be found and for some users the touch buttons can be quite annoying and frustrating.
And on the bottom bezel there is Viewsonic silver logo.
The monitor offers a great ergonomics as it can be height adjusted, pivot in portrait mode, tilt and swivel. It is also supports 100×100 VESA Compatibility.
For the connectivity, the Viewsonic XG2700-4K features an array of I/O ports including DisplayPort, mini-DisplayPort, two HDMI ports, and one HDMI 2.0 jack. In addition, there’s a USB 3.0 upstream port and two downstream USB 3.0 ports. There are also two extra USB 3.0 jacks on the side of the monitor.
- Very accurate color
- 4K resolution
- AMD FreeSync
- Great ergonomics
- Responsive panel
- Rich connectivity
- FreeSync can be inconsistent
- Thick bezels
- Annoying touch buttons
- No built-in speakers
The ViewSonic XG2700-4K is fantastic for gaming lovers who want to play in 4K as well as have fast performance.
It has an excellent panel, which is color accurate and responsive.
Like most products it does have its flaws. The design may not look appealing and its touch-sensitive buttons are a quite annoying, but the overall performance is impressive.
The monitor also offers lots of I/O ports and a stand that can be adjusted for optimal comfortable viewing. In addition, it has various modes that can help in multitasking and gaming. The Viewsonic XG2700-4K is a high end monitor that gives an amazing experience for users and users sure won’t regret having it.