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Viewsonic VP2770LED PC Monitor

Trusted Reviews Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star reviewed.com Editor's Choice alphr.com Recommended 01net.com 5 Star
27" 20000000:1 LED 642.7mm Aug 2012
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The 27 display VP2770-LED has a slim, uniform bezel design. It boasts an ultra-high 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution and a 10 Bit panel which delivers 1.07 billion true colour for the ultimate quality... More
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18 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst flatpanel monitors of this age and type, this PC display is one of the most awarded.

This Viewsonic PC display was given a "Recommended" award by both Trusted Reviews and Alphr.com, both of which said that this PC display was good.

Reviewed.com wrote that this flatpanel monitor was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this flatpanel monitor a "5 Star" award and it received a "Test Winner" award from Altomdata.dk.

Les Numeriques.com gave this PC screen a "5 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Mag the average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 84%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 132 owner reviews this PC screen has a terrific overall owner rating.

Easy to Use

Five Viewsonic VP2770 owners agreed that the Viewsonic VP2770 was easy to use. Christopher R. mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “The monitor uses touch sensitive OSD buttons which are a bit fiddly to use” . Three years ago John Capozzi mentioned “Response time is stellar for a panel of this type, just be sure to use the middle "Advanced" setting in the OSD, not Ultra”. Last year Yann Maitre said on Amazon “Very high resolution is really good in day to day use, resulting in a display that is both comfortable and practical to use, thanks to the huge screen real estate”.

Several people reckoned that the Viewsonic VP2770 had a touch sensitive screen. Alfi rated it 5 stars and wrote two years ago “The other buttons are all touch sensitive meaning you only need to touch them with zero force”. Three years ago G. Forbes wrote in their review of the Viewsonic VP2770 on Amazon “From thehe touch sensitive controls to the excellent screen”.

A number of Viewsonic VP2770 reviewers concluded that the Viewsonic VP2770 was comfortable and easy to hold. John Ovenden said “I found that I had to turn it down quite a bit for comfortable viewing”. Last year Yann Maitre wrote “Having two documents or two applications running side by side is again very comfortable” in their Viewsonic VP2770 review.

One Viewsonic VP2770 reviewer who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Mr. J. Rajamogan wrote on Amazon “I haven't tried all the settings (the default seems perfect to me).” in their review of the Viewsonic VP2770.

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Robust

Some Viewsonic VP2770 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable. Cc wrote on Amazon “It's a very sturdy, heavy base which takes up a lot of room behind” in their Viewsonic VP2770 review although they scored it 3 stars. Christopher R. wrote in his review of the Viewsonic VP2770 “It is also very sturdy and doesn’t wobble”. John Capozzi scored it very highly and he wrote three years ago “The base is very very sturdy”.

A number of Viewsonic VP2770 owners who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was well made. Chris a said in his Viewsonic VP2770 review “My only dissappointment with the VP2770 is a lack of built in speakers, which I quickly rectified with my JBL Creatures” and rated the product as excellent. Chris a also mentioned “After a couple of weeks fairly solid use with the VP2770 now”. Christopher R. mentioned “Looks solid and functional” in his review of the Viewsonic VP2770 and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable. Three years ago Chris a said “Overall the VP2770 is a massive step up from my old and trusty Viewsonic VG2230 TN”. Si rated the product as excellent and wrote “I've been looking for an upgrade for my trusty 10 year old 20" NEC for some time now, purely so I could fit more info on the screen.” in their review of the Viewsonic VP2770.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Viewsonic VP2770 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Two years ago A Hayes wrote “Great quality, no backlight bleed, no dead pixels, pre-calibrated” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 5 stars. Cc wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The monitor was good quality.” but even so they gave it a rating of 3 stars. Christopher R. said in his review of the Viewsonic VP2770 “The stand is rugged and the build quality very good” .

Good Picture Quality

Twelve Viewsonic VP2770 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor wrote that it had good colour saturation. Alfi wrote on Amazon “Colours look far more natural on this screen”. Two years ago Christopher R. mentioned on Amazon “These panels have much better colours than the more common” and scored the product 5 stars. Christopher R. also said “The colours look great and the overall impression I get is it is slightly more vibrant than the HP”.

Ten customers said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. George said in his review of the Viewsonic VP2770 “Brilliant picture quality Good inbuilt presets Good range of connectors” . John mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality is good and easy to adjust”. Malcolm Humphrey mentioned “Its a very clear picture, I haven't spotted any dead pixels, variations in brightness or anything less than top notch image quality” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

A number of people who reviewed it thought it had a flickering image. Moore52 mentioned on Amazon “A drop dead gorgeous monitor with a lovely flicker free backlight and the best matt coating I have ever seen” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Yann Maitre wrote “Is absolutely flicker free” in their Viewsonic VP2770 review and scored this PC monitor very highly.

A few Viewsonic VP2770 owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had clear images. This year C. R. Baker mentioned on Amazon “Superb Clarity” in their Viewsonic VP2770 review. Chris a said in his review “The other major change is the clarity and crispness of the display”.

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Nice Design

Some customers reckoned that it was good looking. Craig Brown wrote on Amazon “Simply gorgeous” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Craig Brown also wrote “It all changed when I upgraded to this gorgeous monitor”. Craig Brown also wrote “Games look totally gorgeous (2560x1440 helps, I am using a GeForce gtx770 2GB which copes well), movies looks great, even surfing the well looks much better”.

Good Brand

Viewsonic has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC monitor range.

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Good Technical Features

One customer said that it had good features. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said in their review of this PC monitor four years ago “While the response time of the Viewsonic VP2770-LED clearly isn't fast enough for gamers, this monitor still has enough excellent features to earn a five-star review” .

Good Environmental Credentials

One Viewsonic VP2770 reviewer reckoned that the Viewsonic VP2770 was good in terms of recycling. Amazon Customer scored the Viewsonic VP2770 very highly and said on Amazon “A power recycle always cleared it” in their Viewsonic VP2770 review.

Good Support

One customer concluded that this PC monitor had good technical guidance. Chris a said in his review of the Viewsonic VP2770 “I couldnt help feel it was old tech”.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many LCD screens of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to consider including a cheaper PC monitor such as the Samsung U28D590D ($799.95) or you might consider a better rated PC monitor such as the iiyama XB2776QS.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VP2770 range from 50° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VP2770 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst PC screens of this age.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

With a maximum height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Viewsonic VP2770 has one of the higher maximum height adjustments amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. The average maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that are a similar age to the VP2770 is 130mm, and the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VP2770 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VP2770. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The Viewsonic VP2770 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this PC screen). This PC display also has a graphics resolution of 2048 x 1152. PC displays that are a similar age to the VP2770 graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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Supports One Placement

The Viewsonic VP2770 has a greater number of placements than most flatpanel monitors of this age and type. The most commonly supported placement is Horizontal, but this placement is not supported by this PC screen. The placements Horizontal/Vertical are also supported by this LCD screen.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of people who bought it wrote that it was not heavy and bulky. Ant wrote in their review of the Viewsonic VP2770 on Amazon three years ago “A great monitor, looks a little bulky perhaps due to the larger bezel” however despite that they still rated it 5 stars. Strathearn said “The only mild criticisms are the bulky stand (though this is more stable than some others)” in their review of this PC monitor.

One Viewsonic VP2770 reviewer who reviewed the Viewsonic VP2770 wrote that it was not heavy. Gamer mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic VP2770 on Amazon “The extra ooomph has a hefty price tag.”.

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Poor Connectivity

Two Viewsonic VP2770 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. John Capozzi mentioned in his review of this PC monitor three years ago “Does not have an HDMI input, you'll need a DVI to HDMI adaptor that's not included.I should mention that the stand allows the monitor to be raised very high” .

One Viewsonic VP2770 owner wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was not able to connect to the internet.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Viewsonic VP2770 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the VP2770 also do not have a built-in speaker.

Other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the iiyama B2888UHSU, the LG 29EA93, or the Philips BDM3470UP.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Viewsonic VP2770 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VP2770 are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the BL2710, or the XL2720 ($379.00) both from Benq or the Acer XB280HK ($550.99) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the VP2770 do not have a built-in camera. The Viewsonic VP2770 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Viewsonic VP2770 does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the Asus PA279 ($749.00) which is also cheaper.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Viewsonic VP2770 is a two USB 3.0 port LCD screen.

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Fairly High Average Power Consumption

With an average power consumption of 30 Watts, the Viewsonic VP2770 has one of the higher average power consumptions amongst PC monitors of this age. Across all the comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the VP2770 the average power consumptions range from 0.5W to 63W, and the average average power consumption is 25W.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The response times of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. The Viewsonic VP2770 has a quite slow response time (12 milliseconds) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the VP2770.

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1 Other reason to consider the Viewsonic VP2770

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Viewsonic released the VP2770.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Backlight Type
HD Type
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
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Pixel Pitch
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Windows Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Maximum Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mount Interface
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Input Voltage
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AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Sync Input Impedance
Maximum Resolution
Product Included
Placement
USB Connector Type

7 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star reviewed.com Editor's Choice alphr.com Recommended 01net.com 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star altomdata.dk Test Winner

Expert Reviews

(25)
22 April 2014

Gimmick-free and honed for the job, the VP2770 is a Viewsonic out of the old school. That's a good thing...

12 February 2014

The ViewSonic VP2770-LED is a well-appointed 27-inch monitor for professionals who require accurate colors...

10 February 2014

The ViewSonic VP2770-LED is a well-appointed 27-inch monitor for professionals who require accurate colors. It's a solid performer, but it has trouble at the dark end of the grayscale, and it's...

20 August 2013

The large screen also needs a large amount of space for the stand, though it is telescopic and let?s the display rotate. While some manufacturers put a lot of effort into looks, others appear to... Read more…

29 April 2013

Forgive us for a touch of cynicism, but we've tested a number of displays claiming to be "professionally engineered" that then turned out to have major flaws in color adherence, or in some other...

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User Reviews

(90)
Reviewed 20 November 2012 by Marc Philip
Marc Philip would recommend the ViewSonic VP2770-LED (Verified Purchase)

Usable right out of the box, quick to switch on, low power consumption, nice picture. I use it with a Mac Book Pro by the mini display port to display port. Only cons is the 16-9 format screen and... Read more…

Reviewed 17 April 2013 by Gracie423
Gracie423 would recommend the ViewSonic VP2770-LED (Verified Purchase)

Needed monitor for photo editing with lots of pixels, big screen, clear, clear, clear. Got all that with this monitor. Unfortunately, couldn't find a laptop (PC) with more than 1920x1080... Read more…

Reviewed 31 December 2014 by Oldclimber
Oldclimber would recommend the ViewSonic VP2770-LED

I have been working with my new VP2770 - LED for a week and love it. I have experienced none of the problems some Amazon reviewers noted. Three pleasant surprises. The unit has four, not two USB... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2016 by Nixor
(Verified Purchase)

No dead pixels and extremely clean on arrival with no scratches or the like. Came with a lot of cables but not one for the mini HDMI port on my nVidia GTX 460; luckily I had a converter in my... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

This monitor is the best. Totally wicked color pallet. Very accurate colors and a joy for eyes. Can sit a whole day and process picture by picture and at the end of the day my eyes are in the same... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $49.74
Electricity cost when on standby $103.96
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.98 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vp2770, vp2770l, vp2770le, vp2770led
Barcodes 00132018263556, 00151903624418, 00163120522538, 00766907632118, 05052883223439, 05054533631472, 07669076321186

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