Viewsonic XG2730 Review

Published by Luca Rocchi on 22.12.17
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The XG2730 from Viewsonic is able to convince with very good ergonomics as well as a TN panel with 144Hz refresh rate. We especially like the solid stand and the flexibility when it comes to tilting, swiveling or pivoting the panel and on top of that there is a VESA mount. Regarding the resolution we believe that 2560 x 1440 pixel is prefect in combination with a 27-inch TN panel. When it comes to the design Viewsonic chose to go with a lot of aggressive and edgy lines, which looks nice but we would have love to find a slimmer bezel. The integrated speakers were quite a surprise. Every now and then they can be used to watch a YouTube movie, which means they're not completely useless as this is the case with many other displays.

Performance wise one needs to be aware that this is a TN panel and not a VA, an IPS or a PLS panel for that matter, which all feature better color reproduction. Therefore the perceived gamma is dependent on the viewing angle. Looking straight at the center of the panel and from there to the outer edges one can observe slight gamma changes, especially when the to be displayed image is dark. Nevertheless color reproduction is good for a monitor with a TN panel.

This monitor supports AMD FreeSync and we've tested several games in combination with an AMD graphics, while there were no issues at all. The refresh rate of up to 144Hz makes this display very quick and highly responsive, virtually eliminating input lag. Overall the monitor performed well right out of the box. The only thing we'd like to see improved are the buttons to access and navigate through the OSD. Although they have been placed on the right side, which makes them well-accessible (especially for right-handed people), they're definitely not easy to push.

Checking prices we found the Viewsoic XG2730 listed on Geizhals for 591 Euro. Compared to other displays, which come with a similar feature mix the price is right in the middle. Nevertheless we believe that the prices of gaming monitors are pretty steep in general these days. Overall the Viewsonic XG2730 receives 4 out of 5 stars.

Page 1 - Introduction
Page 2 - Specifications
Page 3 - Gallery
Page 4 - Design / Ergonomics
Page 5 - Image Quality
Page 6 - Conclusion

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