NetGuide NZ - Hands-on review: ViewSonic VP2770-LED Monitor

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Hands-on review: ViewSonic VP2770-LED Monitor

ViewSonic's computer monitors have been used widely in industries ranging from universities to medical labs. With a reputation like this, you know that when you buy Viewsonic, you're buying quality, function and sturdiness. The VP2770 is a large and crisp addition to its line of professional-grade monitors, showcasing a 27" high-resolution LCD screen backlit by LEDs.

Colours are vibrant and faithful straight out of the box. The 2560x1440 resolution Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) screen certainly packs a punch. The 27" screen is comfortably large enough for almost any purpose, including my own photo processing hobby. Digital photo processing requires incredible graphics settings and pixel density to achieve smooth results.  I was beyond impressed, especially as it showed photo imperfections in great detail that just weren't visible on my own computer screen. The VP2770 was so important that I was able to spend a lot more time improving my work, resulting in increased photo quality and colour balance. I was beginning to see how much I had been missing out on through years of settling for inferior screens.

The better your graphics card, the better your PC screen will look on this monitor. This is, in part, thanks to the LED monitor that provides the backlighting for the LCD screen. The IPS (In Plane Switching) technology is optimised for colour accuracy and contrast. I found that the auto image adjust seems to enhance the colours, but manual fine-tuning isn't a hassle either.  The monitor has its own automatic resolution detector, which suggests resolutions that you can accept or ignore if what you see already works for you.

Admirably, ViewSonic  is environmentally-conscious and designs its monitors with sustainability in mind. The VP2770 monitor is TCO certified, thus maximising performance and minimising environmental harm. The monitor has been certified with an Energy Star 5.0 rating so it not only looks good, but it's also energy-efficient. This bodes well for ViewSonic's integrity, as the company proudly demonstrates that environmental awareness in technology manufacture should not be ignored.

The monitor's flexibility covers height adjustment, screen tilt, portrait/landscape swivel and 178° viewing angles. Whether you want multiple screens or just the one, it can easily be adjusted on its detachable base or wall mounted to provide a setup that works in most situations. A range of cables are supplied in the box (DVI, D-Sub, DisplayPort and USB), with room for HDMI, Audio Out and other USB inputs.

Sometimes you don't realise how inferior your current screens are until you use something much better. The VP2770 improved my photos through its high resolution screen and accurate colours. When an improvement in productivity and colour accuracy are what you're after, this monitor delivers in every way. So whether you're in graphic design, photography, IT, a home user with a gaming rig or looking for a reliable and crisp computer monitor, ViewSonic's VP2770 is a sure winner.

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