2560 x 1440
Response Time (G2G)
Response Time (MPRT)
178° H x 178° V
- 23 points
- 4 months ago
from completed build Calabash - Ryzen 7 3800X / RTX 2070S Build
Fantastic monitor for the price! Sure pretty much everything besides the panel is low quality, but who cares when you are getting 1440p, 144Hz, 1-4ms Refresh, and IPS in a sub $300 panel.
Only gripe I have is the out of the box color settings are a little yellowish, so I just changed it to "Cool" and that fixed it!
- 6 points
- 2 months ago
from completed build Ice White Media Workstation
I am very satisfied with this monitor considering the price paid. Viewsonic matched a top notch flatpanel IPS screen with low-quality construction and connectors to give you simply a no-frills but impressively performing 1440p monitor with phenomenal color, Freesync , and 144 Hz refresh rate with 3ms (1ms with the strobing mode) at an unbelievable price point ($299). I love that it has a professional look to it, it doesn't look like a tricked out RGB gamer monitor. Just buyer beware, Viewsonic has 3 different products with nearly identical model numbers that are totally diffferent, one of them is only 1080p, and one is a TN panel.
the Innolux panel inside is the main attraction here. It's an awesome monitor with minimal and even IPS glow that you'd only notice when the screen goes to all-black.
Phenomenal accurate color
144Hz refresh rate, includes FreeSync (G-Sync compatible), low response times. I'm gonna admit, i don't really understand the various response time settings, but my understanding is, you set it on the middle setting (advanced?) and your graphics look great and motion is very clean.
Poor build quality: the LCD panels is excellent, but everything around it is CHEAP. The outer shell is a very thin plastic, the stand is solid, but it literally only holds the monitor up. you can't raise or lower it, you can only tilt the screen like 5 degrees forward or 15 degrees backwards. Just plan on getting an aftermarket stand of some sort. Thankfully, it is VESA-compatible. No USB connectivity, or mini-DP ports.
UI is an absolute FAIL. I saw this in reviews, i thought, how bad could it be? Here's why: There are 5 buttons on the rear of the panel that allow you to change settings. If you use this as your primary monitor, and you have a 2nd monitor to the right, it blocks the panel. You can't change monitor settings from your PC, you HAVE to use the controls. So you're working on your PC in standard mode, and you decide to play a game, so you switch to FPS mode...you have to move your other monitor out of the way, reach behind it, and change view modes. Then, put your monitors back together. Also, the buttons are just a pain to use. I really wish there was software-based control.
What I worry about (why i gave it 4 stars):
in 144 Hz mode, i often experience screen tearing/flickering when just viewing a still image. So far, this has been my Windows background photo. It's annoying, and makes me not have too much confidence in the quality of this monitor. If you lower the refresh rate just a tad, it does not do this, but you have to be in 144 Hz mode for g-sync to work. I did see one other review on Amazon describing this problem.
it had some issues connecting via dP cable - my cable tends to come loose and the screen goes off, and I had to play with it to get it going. This happened twice.
When you are buying this monitor, you're mostly paying for the screen. It's an extremely well-made screen housed in a kinda junky frame. Everything else has been economized to keep the price low. I don't mind this, and considering similar monitors resembling this price point, the Viewsonic had the most consistently good reviews. It's absolutely worth the price that it's sold for, if you can get past the other features that you will rarely notice. Just be prepared to get a dud and have to send it back in case of quality control issues, it's always a risk with budget-monitors. As budget monitors go, this one is a GEM.
- AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
- GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
- Intel Core i7-9700KF
- GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
- AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
- Radeon RX 5700 XT