The ViewSonic XG2701 is a 27 Full HD monitor packed with all the speed and features that diehard gaming enthusiasts need. Featuring an incredible 144Hz refresh rate, as well as VESA Adaptive-Sync...
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8 Reasons For
Viewsonic Has Good LCD Screen Reviews
On average Viewsonic medium monitors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all flatpanel monitors built by Viewsonic.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the XG2701 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Viewsonic XG2701 which has four USB Type-A downstream ports.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on recently released medium monitors.
We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this PC screen and we think the Benq GL2706PQ, and the Philips 240B7QPTEB which is cheaper; or the DELL U2413 ($409.99) which has better reviews are also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Viewsonic XG2701 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other recently released medium monitors also have a built-in speaker.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including the Acer CB281HK ($372.76) which has better reviews; or the Wortmann AG 2765W PV which is cheaper.
It is worth considering alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker including the LG 29UC88 ($592.00).
Two HDMI Ports
The Viewsonic XG2701 is a two HDMI port PC monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months have between one and three HDMI ports.
Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power
Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XG2701 the RMS rated audio powers range from 1W to 20W. The Viewsonic XG2701 has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers (6 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age.
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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC monitors that are a similar age to it.
Quite Fast Response Time
The Viewsonic XG2701 has one of the fastest response times (only 1 millisecond) amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. Comparable spec PC screens that were released in the last 12 months have response times of between 1ms and 20ms.
6 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The Viewsonic XG2701 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other new medium monitors are also not 3D compatible.
The Viewsonic XG2701 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other latest medium monitors also do not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth also looking at other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U2413 ($409.99) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC displays that came out in the last 12 months, the Viewsonic XG2701 does not have a built-in camera.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on new PC displays.
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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Viewsonic XG2701 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the XG2701. Across all the newly released PC screens the horizontal viewing angles range from 65° to 180°.
Fairly High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of 23 Watts, the Viewsonic XG2701 has one of the higher power consumptions when in PowerSave mode amongst PC screens of this age. Across all the LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the XG2701 the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.21W to 52W.
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Released Ten Months Ago
It was ten months ago when Viewsonic released the XG2701.
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Digital Vertical Frequency
24 - 144
Digital Horizontal Frequency
15 - 180
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
Audio Output Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Built-In USB Hub
USB Upstream Port Type
RMS Rated Audio Power
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
5 - 22
Swivel Angle Range
0 - 175
Cable Lock Slot
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Typical Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 240
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Energy Star Certificate
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Quick Start Guide
User Guide On CD-ROM
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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