|Standing screen display size||27 Inches|
|Screen Resolution||QHD WIde 1440p|
|Max Screen Resolution||2560 x 1440 Pixels|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
ViewSonic XG2703-GS 27 Inch 165Hz IPS 1440p G-Sync Gaming Monitor with HDMI and DisplayPort
|Display Size||27 Inches|
|Resolution||QHD Wide 1440p|
|Hardware Interface||USB 2.0|
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- BE THE DIFFERENCE: WQHD resolution, ultra-fast response time, and amazing 165Hz refresh rate give you the edge in all your gaming quests
- SMOOTH GAMING: NVIDIA G-SYNC technology enables smooth frame rates to aid you in battle
- IN IT TO WIN IT: A fully adjustable ergonomic stand and blue light filter delivers the comfort you need for marathon gaming sessions
- GAME ON: An arsenal of pre-set customizable visual modes keeps you ready for any FPS, RTS, eSports, or MOBA games
- FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: The XG2703-GS supports laptops, PCs, and Macs with HDMI 1.4, USB, and Display Port inputs
- INDUSTRY-LEADING WARRANTY: 3-year coverage with access to our US-based customer service team
- INCLUDED IN THE BOX: LCD Monitor, Power Cable, DisplayPort Cable, and USB 3.0 Cable
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27" Fast Action 165Hz WQHD Gaming Monitor
The ViewSonic XG2703-GS is the ideal display for hardcore gamers who always crank their graphics settings to Ultra, rendering every frame your GPU can output in breathtaking detail. Featuring an incredible 165Hz refresh rate, as well as NVIDIA’s G-Sync Technology, this monitor’s variable refresh rate capabilities virtually eliminate screen tearing and stuttering for unbelievably fluid gameplay during fast-paced action sequences. A juggernaut of cutting-edge display technology, this monitor features a 2560x1440 WQHD SuperClear IPS-type panel for enhanced color accuracy and greater viewing angles. A quick response time lets you seize control of the action, while a low input lag provides smooth screen performance even in the most graphic-intense sequences. For a game-winning competitive edge, a Game Mode feature optimizes visuals for FPS, RTS and MOBA. On top of that, a Dark Boost function helps you target enemies lurking in the dark, while the monitor maintains brilliantly rich colors and contrast. With a gamer-inspired ergonomic stand that features an integrated headphone hook and cable management functionality, the XG2703-GS has all you need to conquer your gaming quests.
Adaptive Contrast Control
Even when a game’s image contrast is low, this monitor can dynamically adjust the contrast for an optimal contrast level in any gaming situation. This gives you the most detail in every scene of any world you are questing through.
Have peace of mind in the quality and reliability of your ViewSonic monitor—backed by the industry’s leading pixel performance policy and a 3-year limited warranty.
- Wide Quad HD Resolution 2560x1440p
- 165Hz Refresh Rate for smooth graphics and videos
- 178°/178° Ultra-wide viewing angles
- NVIDIA G-SYNC for tear-free gameplay
- NVIDIA Ultra Low Motion Blur Technology
- Dark Boost adjusts the monitor’s gamma curve to enrich the dark tones in a scene
- Ultra-fast 4ms response time
- Customizable Game Mode Settings
- DisplayPort and HDMI inputs
- Ergonomically Designed for Gamers
- With Flicker-Free technology and a Blue Light Filter
- Dual Integrated Speakers
- 6-Axis Color Enhancement for highly accurate color settings
Wide Quad HD Resolution
At four times the resolution of a traditional 720p panel, and almost double that of a traditional 1080p display, WQHD results in a much sharper image, with no distortion or stretching, all while maintaining the same 16:9 aspect ratio. WQHD resolution also provides up to 77% more screen space for a more immersive experience.
165Hz Refresh Rate
With a swift 165Hz* refresh rate, this monitor delivers greater visual fluidity and awesome graphics no matter how quickly the in-game action unfolds. Say goodbye to annoying tracers and motion blur, and up your A-game with the smoothest visuals possible.
*165Hz with DisplayPort 1.2a connection port.
SuperClear IPS-Type Panel Technology
Enjoy accurate and vivid colors with consistent levels of brightness no matter the vantage point. With SuperClear IPS-type panel technology, this monitor delivers the same image quality whether you are looking at the screen from above, below, the front, or the side.
NVIDIA G-Sync Technology
NVIDIA G-SYNC technology seamlessly synchronizes the frame rate output between your graphics card and monitor. This eliminates screen tearing, and minimizes stutter and input lag for the most breathtaking gameplay experience.
NVIDIA Ultra Low Motion Blur Technology
Experience smooth movement and sharp edges in even the most action-packed gaming scenarios. NVIDIA Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) decreases motion blur and minimizes ghosting when the on-screen action gets heated. So whether you’re racing, shooting, or strategizing, the images on screen remain as sharp and smooth as your own reflexes.
Ultra-Fast Response Time
With an ultra-fast 4ms response time, this monitor delivers smooth images without streaking, blurring or ghosting. For any and all fast-paced action sequences, you’ll be glad your monitor reacts as quickly as you do.
|Sync||AMD FreeSync||AMD FreeSync||AMD FreeSync||AMD FreeSync||NVIDIA G-SYNC||NVIDIA G-SYNC|
|Resolution||1080p (1920 x 1080)||1080p (1920 x 1080)||1080p (1920 x 1080)||4K UHD (3840 x 2160)||2K QHD (2560 x 1440)||1080p (1920 x 1080)|
|Panel Type||TN||TN||TN||SuperClear IPS||SuperClear IPS Type||TN|
|Max Refresh Rate||144Hz||144Hz||240Hz||60Hz||165Hz||240Hz|
|Ergonomics (Tilt, Height, Swivel & Pivot)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Connectivity||HDMI (x2), DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort (27"only), USB Hub||HDMI (x2), DisplayPort, USB Hub||HDMI (x2), DisplayPort, USB Hub||HDMI (x3), DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, USB Hub||HDMI, DisplayPort, USB Hub||HDMI, DisplayPort, USB Hub|
|Available in||24", 27"||24"||25"||27"||27"||25"|
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|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com|
|Display Resolution Maximum||2560 x 1440 pixels||2560 x 1440 pixels||2560 x 1440 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||2560x1440 pixels|
|Screen Size||27 inches||27 inches||27 inches||27 inches||27 inches|
|Item Dimensions||9.90 x 24.60 x 21.00 inches||10.80 x 24.20 x 22.60 inches||24.41 x 19.96 x 8.31 inches||24.20 x 18.60 x 10.40 inches||24.00 x 7.20 x 15.50 inches|
|Item Weight||15.40 lbs||—||—||17.00 lbs||13.34 lbs|
|Mounting Type||Wall Mount||Wall Mount||VESA Mounting:No||—||Wall Mount|
|Refresh Rate||165 hertz||144 hertz||165 hertz||165 hertz||155 hertz|
|Size||27-Inch||—||27” 2K WQHD IPS||—||27 INCH-S2719DGF|
The ViewSonic® XG2703-GS is the ideal display for hardcore gamers who always crank their graphics settings to Ultra, rendering every frame your GPU can output in breathtaking detail. Featuring an incredible 165Hz refresh rate, as well as NVIDIA’s G-Sync Technology™, this monitor’s variable refresh rate capabilities virtually eliminate screen tearing and stuttering for unbelievably fluid gameplay during fast-paced action sequences. A juggernaut of cutting-edge display technology, this monitor features a 2560x1440 WQHD SuperClear® IPS panel for enhanced color accuracy and greater viewing angles. A quick response time lets you seize control of the action, while a low input lag provides smooth screen performance even in the most graphic-intense sequences. For a game-winning competitive edge, a Game Mode feature optimizes visuals for FPS, RTS and MOBA. On top of that, a Dark Boost function helps you target enemies lurking in the dark, while the monitor maintains brilliantly rich colors and contrast. With a gamer-inspired ergonomic stand that features an integrated headphone hook and cable management functionality, the XG2703-GS has all you need to conquer your gaming quests.
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1) Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" WQHD (2560x1440) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS Display, (Display Port & HDMI Port, 144Hz) (went through about 3 or 4) - some BLB, clouding, last one had some AG coating defect. Design was meh (too garish). Overall better than ASUS, though. Build quality not as good..
2) ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27" 2560x1440 IPS 165Hz 4ms G-SYNC Eye Care Gaming Monitor with DP and HDMI ports (went through like 8 of them) - first few had some dirt/dead pixels, most had significant BLB, all had severe luminance uniformity issues (upper part of the screen is 25%+ darker than the rest). Other than the panel issues, the monitor has nice design and decent build quality, wish the stand could go lower though...
3) ASUS MG279Q WQHD, 178° 27-Inch FreeSync Gaming Monitor (tried 2) - that one was decent overall, even though not G-Sync (I was getting desperate), however first monitor had some annoying clouding in the lower-right corner, replacement was OK, but ultimately had to return due to issues with text sharpness - everything was just too fuzzy/blurry for some reason. I liked the chunky design too (coming from the professional NEC screen).
And then I've got the Viewsonic. First one I got likely had some shipping damage (right half of the screen was covered with vertical flickering lines). Replacement monitor came in perfect (thanks Amazon for overnight shipping!). Neither first nor current XG2703-GS had any significant amount of BLB or uniformity issues. There's some minor IPS glow in the corners, but nothing too bad.
I've pulled out my calibrator and with a few RGB slider tweaks I've got to perfect 6500K white point while still maintaining a great contrast (1100:1). At the factory settings it manages 1200:1 contrast, which is absolutely insane for an IPS panel.
I'm also happy to report the gamma presets are much more accurate now (that Tom's Hardware complained about in their review). 2.2 preset is close to ~2.15 and 2.4 preset is at ~2.35.
I'm finally a happy camper!
I give it only 4 stars because its buggy at times. Sometimes it just doesn't display at all. Then i have to connect my good ol' 7 year old Samsung SyncMaster 2243 - which has always worked 100% on every single video card i've owned - into the DVI port of my GEFORCE and troubleshoot. Last time, the monitor driver decided to destroy itself somehow and i had to reinstall the driver. Today, it stopped displaying and the only fix was to plug it into a different DisplayPort port on my GEFORCE; its just won't work in the first DisplayPort port anymore. Very strange issues for a quality monitor company.
All in all, its a great monitor, but expect to troubleshoot it and perform some odd workarounds.
If only it were as reliable as my trusty 7 year old SyncMaster 2243, i'd give it 5 stars.
Update: I've been using it for a few years now and its drawbacks are really starting to annoy me. I really dislike having to power cycle my monitor every week. I really dislike trying to stumble around the poor interface to adjust the settings. I expect more from Viewsonic. I'm downgrading my rating to 3 stars.
From my research, let me share briefly... All 165 hz 4ms 2k ips "type" panels are made by AOC. (translation: ips, or inter-plane switching, is phase coined by samsung and LG - actual panel manufacturers that are competitors. AOC boasts a AHVA panel, but for all intents and purposes is the same thing as ips... Good viewing angles, great color reproduction, decent black levels, and traditionally, mediocre response times which meant a few years ago - not good for gamers... until now). Now I'm an older gamer, and I don't need flashing LED lighting, or any peripherals that were inspired by the days of Governor Arnold fighting space alien hunters. The primary reason I chose Viewsonic instead of the "gamer" targeted marketing efforts of ASUS, ACER, and AOC, is that the Viewsonic is a no-frills, no nonsense, monitor manufacturer. Over the years I have had a personal Viewsonic TN panel that had great colour accuracy, response times, and was solid. I have also used Viewsonic TN monitors professionally working in various office jobs through the years, and they are reliable, and to be blunt I don't have any reason to dislike/complain about them. On the other hand, the guys that give you flashing lights, multi-color designs, and try to tell you they are for "pro gamers" just doesn't appeal to me. ASUS and ACER seem to be selling everything from motherboards to peripherals to dog food lately, and to me, that's kinda of a turnoff. About the point I can buy toothpaste from the company making my "pro gaming" components, I want to look elsewhere, personally...
* Very fast for a ips type panel. If you do your diligence to read reviews, the monitor settings should be set to "advanced", and color should be calibrated with a colorimeter to make the best out of the panel.
* Viewing angles. On a screen this big it is important. Even if you are sitting right in front of it, there is some color deviation from one side to another on TN type panels.
* Color accuracy. Big and beautiful. If you find reviews on this panel you will find complaints, even if knit picking, but color accuracy won't be one of those complaints. Me 15 years ago didn't care about colors. I know what I'm missing now and I will not own another TN panel for personal use (with exception to a laptop potentially).
* 144hz/165 hz - YES it makes a difference. I play CS:GO, and wow what a big change from 60hz to 120hz. Bear in mind here you need a fast PC to give you consistent frames at these higher speeds at 2k resolution.
* Gysnc. Yes it's awesome. Yes it makes a difference. Yes it's worth the cost.
* 16:9 works great for movies and media. 2560x1440p is supported by almost all modern games.
* No dead pixels!
* Cost. If you aren't made of money like me, this was a HUGE investment. I will be seriously disappointed if it doesn't last me 6 years or so.
* IPS Glow. Yes, these monitors have IPS glow, and many of them have substantial backlight bleed. If you are researching these monitors you already know this. Don't be the person that buys a monitor that has ips glow and complains about it to the world that it is so horrible. It's a known part of the technology. If you have an issue with it, wait another 5-10 years until OLED or another panel tech is accessible, and buy then. Right now this is the best thing going, unless you prefer the slower 30+ inch ultrawide screens. If you go for the ultrawide tech, some games will not be fully compatible. Mine has a moderate amount of IPS glow, and a bit of backlight bleed in the lower left corner. Your mileage may vary.
* I personally don't care for the little LED light on the bottom. It changes color for no apparent rhyme or reason. The manual is horrible and doesn't mention it. I had to go to the manufacturer website to read what it is supposed to do.. It's something to the effect of changing color to create a more immersive effect. Give me a break! I don't really mind it until it turns red for no reason, then it's just annoying.
* I'm now locked into the NVidia ecosystem for Gsync. I don't like proprietary ecosystems (Yes I'm looking at you, Apple!). But currently, it's the best thing going. What can I say.
Points of interest:
* Overwatch, Starcraft 2, and other competitive type games play great on 16:9 - 2560x1440p. Some games like this do NOT play well on 21:9 screens. You will end up seeing big, ugly borders on movies and media, and in some cases, these borders will be present in games like Overwatch. This may be arbitrary to some, but in the foreseeable future I think this 2560x1440p is a great middle ground resolution which I anticipate will be supported by 99.9% of games coming out. Not so with ultrawide type monitors.
* Screen size has nothing to do with how your PC will perform. Resolution is what matters. Right now, even the $1,500 graphics cards will not max out 4k screens at 144hz. So if you are thinking of buying a 4k screen, consider that graphics cards aren't quite there yet. Yes you might be able to buy two Titan X and get decent frame rates, but for the rest of us, 2k is much more manageable.
* GTX 770 will NOT give over 120hz at 1440p. This was a big surprise to me. I'm personally waiting for AMD to come out with new cards, and create a price war at which time I will be looking to upgrade. I'll probably wait for the forthcoming rumored Nvidia GTX 2070 or equal.
* 144hz can only be had with a good displayport cable. HDMI maxes at 60hz which defeats the entire purpose.
* IPS Glow will be a probability. Buy from a vendor you trust, and if it's unbearable, have the option to return it. The panel lottery is real. Mine has a small about of backlight bleed, but unfortunately, I can't go back to 60 hz now. FYI 120 hz is noticeable everywhere, including mouse pointer speed in Windows!!!
* Best option available currently for 2560 x 1440 with high refresh and Gsync
* Panel type has great blacks and color accuracy.
* 4k panels are a novel idea but you won't be able to push games at high graphics settings and high refresh rates for a few more years unless you want to spend $4,000-5,000 on a gaming PC.
* More appealing design (less obnoxious) that the competitors
* You are buying from a monitor company, not a "gaming" company that wants to sell you big flashy logos and colors on everything including the kitchen sink.
* You are still risking the "panel lottery" when buying a large format IPS/AHVA panel.
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Update: Just sent back my third back due to BLB and too much glow. The cost of returns is cheaper than the companies to actually do quality control before shipping them out. Until the a new panel comes along that is not a crapshoot like this AUO one that is in all current 1400p144hz IPS screens then I'm bowing out of this bullsh*t
Alle 27“ IPS „Gaming“ Monitore mit Nvidia G-Sync oder AMD Freesync scheinen ein Panel von AU Optronics zu nutzen. Liest man sich die Erfahrungs- und Testberichte durch, bekommt man den Eindruck, dass die Anbieter Panels des selben Herstellers in verschiedenen Qualitätsstufen verbauen. Selbst der Eizo „Foris“ nutzt das Panel von AU Optronics, ist in der Bildqualität aber der Konkurrenz überlegen!
Asus (ROG), Acer und AOC vielen recht schnell aus der engeren Auswahl raus. Die negativen Berichte häufen sich bei diesen Herstellern, wahrscheinlich auch weil sie mehr Monitore unters Volk bringen. Hauptgrund war für mich allerdings, dass mich das Design dieser Modelle überhaupt nicht anspricht. Blieben also nur noch dieser Viewsonic hier und theoretisch der Eizo Foris. Den Eizo gibt es nur mit AMD Freesync und wenn ich schon so viel Geld ausgebe, möchte ich nicht auf G-Sync verzichten. Würde es den Eizo mit G-Sync geben, hätte ich ihn mir geholt…also dann der Viewsonic.
Auch zu diesem Monitor liest man von manchen Kunden, dass die Qualität des Panels nicht der Preiskategorie entsprechen soll. Trotzdem habe ich bei der „Panel Lotterie“ mitgemacht und um es noch etwas spannender zu machen, einen gebrauchten bzw. zuvor retournierten Monitor bei den Amazon „Warehouse Deals“ gekauft. Die Beschreibung: „Das Gerät weist keine kosmetischen Mängel auf, die Verpackung ist möglicherweise beschädigt, die Software CD fehlt“, bezahlt habe ich 616,50 €.
…die Verpackung war 1x geöffnet - nicht beschädigt, die CD war dabei (braucht man nicht unter Windows 10) und es waren sogar noch alle Schutzfolien auf dem Monitor…
Trotzdem mit einem unguten Gefühl den Monitor angeschlossen, hat der Vorbesitzer Mängel am Panel reklamiert? Also gleich mit Testprogrammen durchgecheckt:
- keine Staubeinschlüsse
- keine Pixelfehler
- kein wahrnehmbares IPS Glitzern (Griesel Effekt)
- IPS Glow hat jeder IPS Monitor mit einer Anti-Reflex bzw. matten Beschichtung, bei meinem Exemplar im ganz normalen Rahmen
- Backlight Bleeding ist vorhanden (kein clouding, also nicht großflächig und / oder fleckig). Allerdings nur wahrnehmbar bei komplett dunklem Zimmer auf schwarzem Hintergrund. Niemals im normalen Desktopbetrieb oder gar in Spielen.
Ich glaube manche Gamer (potenzielle Käufer eines solchen Monitors), die sich über die Panels beschweren, haben in ihrem Leben zuvor noch nie mit einem IPS Monitor gearbeitet. Ein matter IPS hat immer etwas Glow und kleine Lichthöfe lassen sich in dieser Preiskategorie kaum vermeiden. Und wer sitzt schon in einem stockfinsteren Zimmer vor dem Monitor und schaut sich einen schwarzen Hintergrund an…
Die Farben sind knackig und gestochen scharf, G-Sync arbeitet einwandfrei und macht nochmals einen deutlichen Unterschied in Spielen aus (zuvor hatte ich einen 24“ Acer mit 144 Hz TN Panel, ohne Sync Technologie). Details findet man in zahlreichen Tests zu diesem Modell, zu empfehlen sei hier u.a. der Test auf golem(dot)de. Leider findet man (noch) keinen Test auf prad(dot)de, die Seite nehme ich eigentlich immer als Referenz. Das Design und die Verarbeitung des Monitors ist gut und insgesamt stimmig, aber nicht zu vergleichen mit einem Eizo oder auch einem Dell der höheren Preiskategorie. Das Gesamtpaket passt für meine Ansprüche, Mängel kann ich nicht feststellen, daher 5 Sterne.
Achtung, der aktuelle Preis hier ist mit gut 912,- € ist viel zu hoch angesetzt. Liegt wahrscheinlich daran, dass Amazon insb. bei Elektronikartikeln automatisch die Preise hochsetzt, wenn der Lagerbestand geringer wird oder die Nachfrage steigt. Der Monitor wird aktuell neu mit ~ 830,- € gehandelt.
Design-wise the ViewSonic is arguably the best of the bunch on the market using this panel, since it has the least backlight bleed, most uniform bezel, best OSD, and the garish coloured LEDs manufacturers insist on putting on these products can be turned off! Otherwise the various monitors on the market built around this panel are essentially the same.
One specific issue I encountered is when successively switching between certain low refresh-rate non-GSync display modes (e.g. 24hz for viewing movies at native frame rate) the monitor will completely lock up and display a black (but powered) screen. This appears to be a transient firmware issue and can be resolved by power cycling the monitor at the wall plug.
The monitor has better scaling of 1080p movies and slightly better bleed than the old XB271HU I owned.
Asus is just horrendous in terms of back light bleeding. They say that they have "fixed" the QC, but retailers still ship the old units that suffer from heavy bleeding. It is still a gamble.
However, this monitor does come with downsides. First unit bought had several dead pixels, and dust in the panel. Which is why I awarded it 4 stars. I guess you can't definitively blame ViewSonic for these however, AU Optronics currently is the only retailer of 1440p 144hz panels who's QC is at fault here is really unknown to the consumer.
Can't really say whether it's definitively better than more the popular competition by ASUS and Acer, but I'd say it at least matches those options. Everything really looks fantastic on it.
Only minor quibble is I agree that the screen control buttons are quite fiddly and not particularly intuitive to operate which can result in some occasional frustration when changing settings and pressing the wrong button, etc.
All in all, it's a monitor that competes well in the high end 1440p IPS 165Hz space and if you can get it closer to £500 in a deal as I did then it's an easy choice. Still very happy with the purchase over a year after buying it.
PS No dead pixels or backlight bleed for my screen thankfully!