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Viewsonic VP2770-LED review

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Price when reviewed : £550
inc VAT

A feature-packed high-resolution screen with great image quality once you've calibrated it


27in screen size, 2,560×1,440 resolution, DVI: yes, VGA: yes, HDMI:

Viewsonic’s VP2770-LED is very much a high-end monitor. It’s a 27in IPS screen with a huge 2,560×1,440 resolution, meaning it has 20% more screen area than a standard 1920×1080 display.

While text can look rather jagged on a 1920×1080 screen this large, at the VP2770-LED’s resolution things are much smoother. Modern versions of Windows cope fine with the resolution, scaling the operating system’s icons to suit, and it works particularly well with Windows 8’s Start Screen apps, which tend to run full-screen.

Viewsonic VP2770-LED

The large resolution also means that it’s simple to work on two documents side by side, and it’s perfect for using applications with multiple toolbars and windows, such as photo-editing like the excellent Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.

Viewsonic VP2770-LED

The monitor is also packed with features. It has VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, and there’s also a built-in hub with two USB and two USB3 ports. The screen is also highly adjustable. You can use it in portrait and landscape modes, tilt it towards or away from you or pivot it from left to right. There’s also a large amount of height adjustment – you can raise the base of the screen from 88mm all the way to 242mm, so you should be able to get comfortable no matter how tall you are. The only real drawback is that the three-legged stand measures an enormous 518x418mm from leg tip to leg tip, so takes up an awful lot of your desk.

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Basic Specifications

Rating *****


Viewable size 27 in
Native resolution 2,560×1,440
Contrast ratio 1,000:1
Brightness 300cd/m²
Horizontal viewing angle 178°
Vertical viewing angle 178°
Response time 12ms
Response time type grey-to-grey
Screen depth 55mm
Base (WxD) 518x418mm
Screen elevation 88-242mm


Portrait mode yes
Wall mount option yes
Height adjustable yes
Internal speakers none
Detachable cables yes
USB hub 2-port USB3, 2-port USB
Integrated power supply yes
Kensington lock lug no
Display extras none
VGA input yes
DVI input yes
S-video input no
Component input no
Composite input no
HDCP support yes
Audio inputs 3.5mm line in


Power consumption standby 1W
Power consumption on 38W

Buying Information

Price £550
Warranty three years RTB

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