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PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star tomshardware.com Editor Approved tomshardware.co.uk Editor Approved HEXUS.net Recommended
27" 20000000:1 LCD Jan 2015
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23 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Amongst comparable spec PC screens that have been available for more than a year, this medium monitor is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

This LCD screen was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag, Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com all of whom thought that this Viewsonic PC monitor was brilliant.

HEXUS.net endorse this PC screen and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at two more expert review sites both wrote that this Viewsonic flatpanel monitor was good. Digital Versus gave this Viewsonic LCD screen a "5 Star" award and Nordichardware.se gave it a "Best Product" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 81% based on ten expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag.

Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this PC display is 90 out of 100 based on 43 user reviews.

Easy to Use

Several people reckoned that it was easy to use. Christopher R. mentioned “The monitor uses touch sensitive OSD buttons which are a bit fiddly to use” in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780. John Capozzi said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Response time is stellar for a panel of this type, just be sure to use the middle "Advanced" setting in the OSD, not Ultra”. Yann Maitre rated it as excellent and said in their review last year “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”.

One Viewsonic VP2780 reviewer who bought the product said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Yann Maitre said “Having two documents or two applications running side by side is again very comfortable”.

One Viewsonic VP2780 reviewer considered that this PC monitor had a touch sensitive screen. G. Forbes wrote in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780 on Amazon three years ago “From thehe touch sensitive controls to the excellent screen”.

One customer who reviewed the Viewsonic VP2780 wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Mr. J. Rajamogan said on Amazon “I haven't tried all the settings (the default seems perfect to me).” in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780.

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Robust

Some customers wrote that it was strong and durable. Cc wrote in their review on Amazon “It's a very sturdy, heavy base which takes up a lot of room behind” nonetheless they rated the Viewsonic VP2780 3 stars. Christopher R. scored it 5 stars and he wrote “It is also very sturdy and doesn’t wobble” in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780. John Capozzi said on Amazon “The base is very very sturdy” in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780 and gave this PC monitor an excellent review.

Five people who bought it reckoned that it was well made. Chris a mentioned “My only dissappointment with the VP2770 is a lack of built in speakers, which I quickly rectified with my JBL Creatures” and scored this PC monitor very highly. Chris a also wrote “After a couple of weeks fairly solid use with the VP2770 now”. Christopher R. gave it a very good rating and he said “Looks solid and functional” in his review.

A few Viewsonic VP2780 owners who reviewed this PC monitor mentioned that it was reliable. Chris a said “Overall the VP2770 is a massive step up from my old and trusty Viewsonic VG2230 TN” in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780. Two years ago Si said on Amazon “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.”.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed the Viewsonic VP2780 reckoned that it was good quality. Two years ago A Hayes gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Great quality, no backlight bleed, no dead pixels, pre-calibrated” in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780. Cc mentioned “The monitor was good quality.” in their Viewsonic VP2780 review. Christopher R. wrote “The stand is rugged and the build quality very good” in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780.

Good Picture Quality

A number of people who reviewed the Viewsonic VP2780 concluded that it had good picture quality. Two years ago John wrote “Picture quality is good and easy to adjust” in his review. Mr. J. Rajamogan wrote “It does exactly what is says it should - give an amazing picture quality” in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780. Yann Maitre mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Picture quality quality is great all around” in their review and rated the product as very good.

Five Viewsonic VP2780 reviewers said that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. Two years ago Christopher R. said “These panels have much better colours than the more common” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. Christopher R. also mentioned “The colours look great and the overall impression I get is it is slightly more vibrant than the HP”. G. Forbes wrote “The whites are so white and the colours really vivid” in their review of this PC monitor.

A number of people who reviewed it considered that it had clear images. This year C. R. Baker mentioned “Superb Clarity”. Chris a said “The other major change is the clarity and crispness of the display” and rated the product as excellent.

One Viewsonic VP2780 reviewer reckoned that the product had a flickering image. Yann Maitre rated the product 5 stars and said “Is absolutely flicker free”.

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Good Technical Features

Some customers said in their reviews that it had good features. Pcmag.com rated it 4 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor on expert website PC Mag “The ViewSonic VP2780-4K ($889.99) is a moderately priced 27-inch monitor with an impressive feature set including 10-bit color technology, multiple input connections”.

Nice Design

A number of people agreed that this PC monitor was good looking. Craig Brown wrote in his Viewsonic VP2780 review two years ago “Simply gorgeous” and gave the Viewsonic VP2780 a rating of 5 stars. Craig Brown also mentioned “It all changed when I upgraded to this gorgeous monitor”. Craig Brown also mentioned “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”.

One Viewsonic VP2780 reviewer concluded that the Viewsonic VP2780 was a good design. Techradar.com said “The ViewSonic VP2780-4K has a high resolution, impressive quality levels and great versatility from its design.” in their Viewsonic VP2780 review and rated the Viewsonic VP2780 80 out of 100.

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Viewsonic PC Displays Have Good Reviews

Medium monitors manufactured by Viewsonic have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Viewsonic also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Connectivity

Several people said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. The King wrote on Amazon “The picture is sharp, connectivity is good” in their Viewsonic VP2780 review and gave this PC monitor a very good review. Expert review site Alphr.com said “The array of features and connectivity is impressive” .

Good Support

One Viewsonic VP2780 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Chris a said in his review on Amazon “I couldnt help feel it was old tech”.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The Viewsonic VP2780 is a four USB Type-A downstream port PC screen. Most of the other PC displays of this spec and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Viewsonic VP2780 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VP2780 also have a built-in speaker.

Alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the Asus PG27AQ ($899.00).

Other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the DELL U3415W ($719.00), or the LG 34UC87C ($689.27).

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

LCD screens that are a similar age to the VP2780 have horizontal viewing angles of between 18° and 180°. At 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VP2780 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VP2780.

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Two DisplayPorts

The Viewsonic VP2780 is a two DisplayPort PC display.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VP2780 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the VP2780. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of LCD screens that came out around the same time as the VP2780 is 10°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Fairly Many Display Colour Count

Across all the similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than a year the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 150M. At 1,070 million, the Viewsonic VP2780 has a quite many display colour count compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the VP2780.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC screens of a similar spec and age to the VP2780 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Viewsonic VP2780 which has two HDMI ports.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Viewsonic VP2780 is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The best resolution of all similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the VP2780 is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VP2780 the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VP2780 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the VP2780.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Viewsonic VP2780 is a four USB 3.0 port PC display.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

With a viewable width of 596.9 millimeters, the Viewsonic VP2780 has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst medium monitors of this age. The smallest viewable width of flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the VP2780 is 280mm, the biggest is 800mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Three people wrote that the Viewsonic VP2780 was not heavy and bulky. Three years ago Ant mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “A great monitor, looks a little bulky perhaps due to the larger bezel” nonetheless they gave the product an excellent rating. Strathearn said on Amazon two years ago “The only mild criticisms are the bulky stand (though this is more stable than some others)” in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780.

Several people who reviewed the Viewsonic VP2780 mentioned that it was not heavy. Gamer said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The extra ooomph has a hefty price tag.”.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Viewsonic VP2780 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the VP2780 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most PC displays that were released more than a year ago are not 3D compatible. The Viewsonic VP2780 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Asus PG278Q ($556.99).

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Viewsonic VP2780 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the VP2780 also do not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth considering alternative LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the Benq SW2700PT ($500.00).

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Has Five Cables Included

The Viewsonic VP2780 has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens of a comparable type and age to it. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the VP2780. The cables included "DisplayPort", "HDMI", "MHL" and "USB" are also found on this Viewsonic PC screen.

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Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures

The shortest mean time between failures of medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago is 30h, the longest is 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 48,000h. With a mean time between failures of only 30,000 hours, the Viewsonic VP2780 has one of the shorter mean time between failures amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 60 kilowatt hours, the Viewsonic VP2780 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the medium monitors that came out around the same time as the VP2780 the annual energy consumptions range from 22kWh to 140kWh.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VP2780

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Viewsonic released the VP2780.

LCD Display Type

The Viewsonic VP2780 has a better display type than most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it. This flatpanel monitor has an LCD display type, whereas most similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to it have an LED display type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available including cheaper PC displays such as the Asus MG278Q ($413.99).

If you are looking for a PC screen with a better display type then you might also want to look at the Benq XR3501 ($400.00) (LED and cheaper).

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Specification

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Ports & Interfaces
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DisplayPort
USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Port
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Built-In Camera
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6 Awards

nordichardware.se Best Product PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star tomshardware.com Editor Approved tomshardware.co.uk Editor Approved HEXUS.net Recommended

Expert Reviews

(19)
12 October 2015

ViewSonic understands the premium 4K monitor market is littered with relatively inexpensive displays that use very similar panels. Aiming for a different beat with the VP2780-4K, designed for...

HEXUS.net

T here's no two ways about it: the ViewSonic VP2780-4K is something of a bargain by the standards of professional monitors. It still isn't cheap, but this 27in monitor packs in everything you... Read more…

15 July 2015

The ViewSonic VP2780-4K has a high resolution, impressive quality levels and great versatility from its design, but it's expensive and lacks some consumer features...

14 July 2015

The ViewSonic VP2780-4K has a high resolution, impressive quality levels and great versatility from its design, but it's expensive and lacks some consumer features...

27 inches is on the small side for Ultra HD but the VP2780-4K has enough positive qualities to merit serious consideration. No calibration is required thanks to a factory adjustment that is backed...

Tomshardware.co.uk

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User Reviews

(43)
Reviewed 27 September 2015 by Stuart C.
(Verified Purchase)

I am using this as a secondary monitor. My primary is the Dell Ultra sharp 24" @ 1920x1200. When I fling a Window over to this monitor (Netflix movie, Photos ) it is set to scale up to 3840x2160... Read more…

Reviewed 19 May 2015 by Kirk
Kirk would recommend the Viewsonic VP2780-4K (Verified Purchase)

The color gamut and high contrast are extremely satisfying. The wide viewing angle and pixel density make sitting close practical. Its non-glare screen is a big improvement over the glossy Apple... Read more…

Reviewed 19 May 2015 by Woergo
Woergo would recommend the Viewsonic VP2780-4K (Verified Purchase)

I've been using ViewSonic LCD monitors since 2002, my last one before the one I just purchased being a VP2655wb, which was also purchased from B&H. I cannot find a dead pixel anywhere, and the... Read more…

Reviewed 19 December 2014 by RYAN A.
(Verified Purchase)

Got this after getting a 4k acer display that proved to be too much for my laptop to handle. Extremely happy with the monitor, the shipping time (24 hours!)...

Reviewed 17 November 2014 by Loren W.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm not sure if I'm going to have them repair it or go for an ASUS monitor. After this experience I'll never purchase a Samsung monitor...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers code vp27804, code vp27804k, viewsonic p221105, viewsonic vp27804, viewsonic 350cdm2, viewsonic bb2zza00, viewsonic bb2zzs00, viewsonic p221105p, viewsonic vp27804k, viewsonic 3840x2160, hpdellapple vp27804, hpdellapple vp27804k, asrockasusantecarcticb vp27804, asrockasusantecarcticb vp27804k
Barcodes 00766907787214, 05054629790588, 07669077872144

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