From the variety of monitors on the market, eyes run wide. And with the development of technology, the range is expanding even more, the current trend is curved matrices. Today, the test is a 27-inch ViewSonic VX2758-C-mh curved monitor with FullHD and a refresh rate of 144 Hz.
The novelty has a stylish modern design, compact stand and thin frames. The display is clad in practical matte plastic in dark gray. The matrix is recessed into the body for a couple of millimeters. It looks harmonious, but the practical benefits are unclear.
The matte bracket is mounted on a metal stand and fixed with a screw.
The stand is both stable and takes up minimal space on the table. The position of the display is adjusted by the angle of inclination in the range of 25 degrees.
Gloss went to the rear panel only. The material is very delicate and quickly covered with small scratches. It’s good to look at the back of the monitor infrequently, only when connecting the cables.
A pair of digital HDMI and analog VGA are provided for image output. A quality 1.5-meter HDMI cable is included in the package.
The ViewSonic VX2758-C-mh uses a 27-inch VA TFT matrix with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels and a matte finish. According to the results of measurements using Spyder4ELITE, the gamma is accurate, but the color gamut does not reach the declared level: 75% of the NTSC space versus 88% in the characteristics. The color gamut of the sRGB space is 97%, AdobeRGB 80%. The maximum measured brightness is 218.3 cd / m², although 280 cd / m² is claimed.
According to the rating system DataColor Spyder4Elite, the display received average ratings. There are complaints about the point of white and contrast.
The luminescence could also be more uniform, at 100% brightness the discrepancy reaches 12.4%. Although there are no visible highlights on a black background.
Do not confuse the VA TFT matrix installed in our hero with the cheap TN + Film. The first has good viewing angles without inversion and fading. But you will not have to look at a curved display at an acute angle. Maximum immersion is achieved when looking at a right angle, when the screen surrounds the viewer. The effect is enhanced by the high refresh rate of 144 Hz: the picture is sharper, each movement is legible and smooth.
The impression spoils only the low pixel density, only 81 per inch. When working with text, dots are visible to the naked eye. In games and in video, the picture looks good. The monitor is good paired with a medium power computer for smooth gaming in FullHD.
A set of presets hints about the gaming purpose of the monitor. Three of them are designed for shooters, strategies and MOBA. In the "Mono" mode, all colors are transformed into grayscale.
Control is assigned to the joystick on the rear panel. The location is convenient, under the index finger of the right hand.
The interface is qualitatively translated into Russian. The menu is not piled up, access to basic functions is simple. For example, to adjust the brightness, you need to move the joystick to the right, and to change the display mode up.
Additional features include a pair of built-in speakers with a total power of 4 watts. The volume and sound quality is enough for online videos and movies, but nothing more. Also, an audio output for connecting headphones is provided on the back of the monitor. A good idea, but a similar connector on the bottom or side would be much more convenient.
The claimed consumption in energy saving mode is 18 watts, and the maximum can reach 24.5 watts. An external power supply with a round plug has a power of 60 watts. A significant margin is a guarantee of long-term performance. The delivery set includes two standard three-wire wires for European and English sockets.
In the niche of multimedia monitors has arrived, the ViewSonic VX2758-C-mh is an interesting option for an entertainment station. Playing and watching videos on such a screen is a pleasure, especially considering the good colors and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. In office applications and on the Internet, insufficient pixel density fails. The design of the novelty pleased with a matte frame, a stable and beautiful stand, as well as an adjustment of the angle of inclination. Scold ViewSonic for lack of height adjustment is not worth it - this is the lot of a higher segment.
- Diagonal: 27 inches.
- Screen working area: 597.888 x 336.321 mm.
- Matrix: VA TFT LCD, curved, 16.7 million colors.
- Refresh rate: 144 Hz.
- Backlight: LED, Flicker-Free, Blue Light Filter.
- Response Time: 5 ms.
- Viewing angles: 178 ° / 178 °.
- Resolution: 1920 × 1080 pixels, 81 PPI.
- Contrast: 3000: 1.
- Brightness: 280 cd / m².
- Connectors: 2 x HDMI (v2.0 and v1.4), 1 x VGA, audio input, audio output.
- Features: tilt adjustment from 20 to -5 degrees.
- Dimensions: 610.6 x 436.7 x 191.7 mm (with stand).
- Weight: 4.25 kg (with stand).
- Up to 144 Hz refresh rate and FreeSync support.
- The overall quality of the picture.
- Backlight with Flicker-Free mode.
- Wide color gamut.
May not like:
- Low pixel density 81 PPI.
- Glossy back panel.
- Headphone jack at the back, not at the end.
Final rating: 8 out of 10.