- Excellent Image Quality
- Very Affordable 144Hz QHD IPS Monitor
- Superb Motion Handling
- FreeSync/G-Sync Compatible
- Blur Reduction Modes Only Work Best With Certain FPS Limits
- Tilt Only Stand
- OSD Buttons
The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD offers a 144Hz gaming-grade IPS panel at a very attractive price that goes against the grain by today’s standards. Comparable monitors cost more or less a hundred more, making gamers pay a premium tax for the wide viewing angles and arguably better image quality. The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD goes against well-established premium offerings like the Asus VG27AQ, but can it rise to the top as the value king in the 144Hz QHD IPS segment?
ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD Specifications
- Screen Size: 27 Inches
- Resolution: 2560 x 1440 QHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: In-Plane Switching (IPS)
- Refresh Rate: 144Hz
- Response Time: 1ms
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 350 cd/m²
- Speakers: Yes (2 x 2.5 Watts)
- Stand: Height -No
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – No
- Stand: Pivot – No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes (100 x 100)
- Connectivity: HDMI 4 x 1, DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 2.0 x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1, 3.5mm Jack x 1
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 24.21” x 17.72” x 7.45”
- Weight: 11.68 lbs
Design and Features
The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD sports a renewed design that aims to attract gamers without alienating the widely preferred monitor aesthetic. The device has a matte black exterior with angular accents to make it slightly more aggressive than your typical office display. The face is bezel-free on three sides, so users get to enjoy every inch of the IPS screen while enjoying their chosen titles.
What’s great about the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD’s physical design is its modest proportions which will allow most to fit it into tighter spaces. The device when fully assembled only needs seven and a half inches of depth, so there will be a lot of free space for your other peripherals. The device also only weighs a little under twelve pounds, so glass desks or monitor arms should be able to handle it.
Build quality is decent for the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD even if it sits in the budget segment where some cut corners are made. The plastics used feel durable, even if it doesn’t use too many fancy add-ons to make an excellent price point. There is no wobble from the stand, even if its center of gravity sits too low for a 27-inch display.
Another sacrifice you have to accept with the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is it doesn’t have an OSD joystick which is preferable for ease of use. You have to contend with plastic buttons are the rear, and even if they are responsive and clicky, but it’s easy to miss-press the wrong key since you don’t see the layout. It’s somewhat forgivable for a budget monitor, but you have to consider that some brands are already using joysticks on their entire range.
Another limitation on the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is its stand which can only provide tilting for adjustments. We think the monitor could benefit from height travel since it sits a bit too low, so you may need to employ a monitor platform or books to raise the screen up a bit. However, the model is VESA compatible and lightweight, so it’s easy to find a suitable arm that can handle it gracefully.
The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD gets decent connectivity which will allow users to take advantage of its functionality. You don’t get USB ports, but video inputs include DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, and HDMI 1.4. This allows you to connect up to three gaming devices including your PC which also further extends the value of this product.
There is also a 3.5mm jack for audio output and a pair of 2.5 Watt speakers for basic listening tasks. The latter is suitable for conference calls or notifications, but it’s not powerful enough for games and movies. The limited output range cannot provide the clarity and thumping bass most would want for a more entertaining experience, so you are better off with your headsets.
Display and Performance
The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD sports a 27-inch IPS panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and a 1ms MPRT pixel response time. The backlight is limited to 350 cd/m2, while contrast sits at a 1000:1 like most IPS panels. The boosted response time quoted in the spec sheet pertains to a backlight strobing mode that noticeably reduces blurring as denoted by a lower response time.
27-inch displays are built for the 1440p resolution since it fits inside perfectly, so visibility and sharpness are well balanced. You won’t need scaling to read the smaller text, while games will always look sharper even if you use lower enhancement settings. The only caveat in upgrading to this from 1080p is that you will need more graphics power if you want your frames to be consistently high.
The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is capable of excellent color thanks to its complete coverage of the sRGB gamut with some extensions. Accuracy by default is equally impressive with a DeltaE average of only 2.6, so you won’t need to use a colorimeter to get a balanced screen. Color temperature is slightly biased towards the cooler side of the 6500K point, so some white backgrounds may have a very light bluish tint.
The screen’s contrast reaches a strong 1050:1 at 50% to 60% brightness, the but the screen can still make some black or dark images a bit grayish. Both color performance and grayscale accuracy are decent, so we can’t really complain since the former issue is a natural characteristic that only VA panels can truly solve. The screen’s gamma, on the other hand, is slightly off at 2.16, but it matters less when gaming while using the right settings.
The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD sample had a bit of backlight bleeding on the top edge which added some clouding in all-black test images. However, it’s not noticeable when the screen has a full-color output, so you would need to squint hard to see the deviances. Take note that every single IPS module behaves differently due to manufacturing tolerances, so not all units of any model will be made equal.
The best aspect of the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is its motion handling or pixel responsiveness which can rival some of the premium models we’ve seen. The product doesn’t blur a lot to begin with, but using its overdrive’s Advanced setting further cleans the images. You can set it to its maximum setting as long as you are maxing out the refresh rate, but trails will start to show as soon as the FPS dips to around 100-120FPS.
The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is a FreeSync gaming monitor while G-Sync compatibility works flawlessly even if the model isn’t fully certified. This capability further enhances the usability of the monitor for years to come since you don’t have to stick to one GPU brand when you upgrade. Input lag is excellent at 6ms at 144Hz, so there will be no delays felt or annoying de-synced instances while playing competitive titles.
Thoughts on the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD
The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is another winner from one of the brands known for tremendous value in each gaming monitor segment. The 144Hz IPS panel in this model produces excellent color and contrast, so calibrating beyond adjusting the brightness isn’t entirely necessary. The device is also capable of one of the best motion handling we’ve seen on IPS variants, enabling it to be an option for competitive gamers who want fast and blur-free monitors.
However, the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD isn’t without limitations set by its budget-oriented nature. Some upgrades like a VESA mount are in order if you want more flexibility, but that breaks the savings you make by going with this option. However, it’s a fantastic buy if you want to upgrade to a QHD 144Hz with excellent quality without extinguishing your wallet’s contents.
Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since his junior high years. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.