The all-new ViewSonic VP2768 is a 27-inch 2K monitor which aims to entice editors and designers with its accurate colors without the added premium. Instead of going for a wide gamut screen, the company included a lot of useful features with the factory calibrated IPS display. The ViewSonic VP2768 promises its buyers the reliability and stability of its output for the color-critical performance packed into a well-designed package.
ViewSonic VP2768 Specifications
- Screen Size: 27 Inches
- Resolution: 1440p QHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: In Plane Switching (IPS)
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz
- Response Time:14ms
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
- Brightness: 350 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: Yes 2 x 2Watts
- Stand: Height – Yes (5 Inches)
- Stand: Tilt – Yes (-5º/+21º)
- Stand: Swivel – Yes
- Stand: Pivot – Yes
- VESA Compatibility: Yes (100 x 100)
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1 DisplayPort Out x1, Mini DP 1.2 x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 2, USB 3.0 x 5, 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Dimensions With Stand(WxHxD): 24.1″ x 21.3″ x 8″
- Weight: 15.17lbs
Design and Features
The ViewSonic VP2768 comes in an all-black plastic exterior with a matte texture making it reflect its all-business nature with subtlety. The four sides do not have bezels; instead, there are 2mm borders on the edges. There are 2mm inner panel edges which are visible when the screen is in use, but these do not present a distraction during usage.
The company achieved this minimalist design by not adding a logo or branding on the product, which in our opinion, is a positive consideration. This gives the device an overall clean look which should sit well with professionals and just about any user who doesn’t prefer gaudy, over designed appearances.
The OSD buttons are all located on the rear accessible from the front via the right side. Even the I/O ports are neatly laid out in a down firing position, making cable connections easy to manage. With the ViewSonic VP2768, you get a wide array of video-in options which include DisplayPort 1.2, Mini DP 1.2, DP Out, two HDMI slots, and five USB 3.0 receptacles.
We like the inclusion of the DP Out connector since it allows users to utilize multiple ViewSonic VP2768s for a wider digital workspace. There are no speakers on the ViewSonic VP2768, but it still includes a 3.5mm jack for audio pass through. A weak pair wouldn’t be missed by most users, but adding it would have increased the value ratio of this model.
The ViewSonic VP2768 comes compatible with VESA 100 x 100 adaptors, but the included stand offsets the need for an additional armature. The superb ergonomics for the robust mechanism can adjust height, tilt, swivel, or even pivot the screen. Getting a perfect view of the display is easy as peas, but flush or wall mounting the thin cabinet isn’t a bad idea as well.
Display and Performance
The ViewSonic VP2768 comes with a 27-inch IPS panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, and a dismal 14ms response time. This offering focused more on vibrancy and accuracy more than anything else and based on its easy to swallow price; you can’t expect any level of gaming pedigree. The company banks its ability to produce vibrant and correctly saturated colors which are enabled by the 14-bit LUT of this module.
The screen on the ViewSonic VP2768 gives a stunning out of the box performance for a factory calibrated monitor. At default, contrast sits at 1050:1 and gamma are superb at 2.3, although these are achieved with 100% brightness which reaches 345cd/m2. Color has a delta E of 1.7 which already makes this an excellent product. sRGB coverage is perfect with a little excess in blues and reds, ensuring images are lifelike and eye-popping.
But what’s fantastic is you can further improve these scores with minimal tweaking. The ViewSonic VP2768 can reach color accuracy levels ranging from delta E .4 to 1.1, and a contrast ratio of 990:1 which is beyond excellent for IPS panels in monitors of this price range. One downside is the output sometimes appears a bit warmer than most monitors. This isn’t a big issue at all, in fact, some users prefer the slight blush which adds to the liveliness of the picture.
You can also use ViewSonic’s uniformity correction feature to alleviate flaws in the image. This feature is usually found on expensive professional monitors, and it does have its limitations which may counter the benefits. For one, it can crush both the backlight and contrast, although, the latter suffers the most because it will drop to 450:1, so it is best to turn it off unless its effects suit your taste.
The slow pixel response time is a bothering issue for advanced users, but the ViewSonic VP2768 includes an advanced overdrive feature to counter it. Using the maximum level will reduce it to 7ms, but the middle option which sets it to 8.5ms is the better out of the three since it produces the least advance ghosting. In fast motion, some artifacts and pixel interlacing will appear, but you would have to be extra sensitive to notice them throughout.
If you are an after hours gamer, you will love the fact that the ViewSonic VP2768 can increase its responsiveness with a built-in Low Input Lag feature. In its default state and the middle or advanced option, you get 20ms of delay which is acceptable for casual gaming. Your best bet is to set it to its maximum which will reduce the timing to 13ms, putting it almost next to the faster gaming monitors regarding connected feel.
Finally, the ViewSonic VP2768 isn’t a gaming monitor, so it doesn’t include FreeSync. 1440p at 60Hz is easy to run nowadays, so we don’t see any immediate need for VRR tech for a product of this caliber and purpose. Besides, if you are looking to buy one of these, gaming isn’t one of your priorities or it’s just a hobby for relaxation.
The ViewSonic VP2768 is an excellent choice if you are looking to get an accurate monitor without killing your finances. For less than $500.00, the stellar color and contrast performance should make images pop and appear as if you were seeing them in person. The extended gamuts like Adobe RGB or Rec 709 aren’t featured, for that, you need to spend more.
Although the response time is too low for our gaming preference, the overdrive features which can accelerate pixel transitions and input lag are useful for casual enjoyment after a hard day’s work. On the other hand, the Uniformity Correction feature’s usability is questionable because it affects the contrast heavily. This flaw is expected on any monitor, so it is up to the user if it finds use in the ViewSonic VP2768’s operation.