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Viewsonic VX2770sml-LED review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : 222
inc VAT

A decent monitor with MHL support, but its image quality could be better


27in screen size, 1,920×1,080 resolution, DVI: no, VGA: yes, HDMI:

It made a big difference to our subjective image tests, and reds, greens and blues all looked much more vibrant after calibration. Whites were a fraction grey, but for the most part all our colours looked just as rich as our reference monitor. Black levels were average at 0.28cd/m², but our solid blacks revealed a worrying amount of backlight bleeding in the top right hand corner of our review sample. You wouldn’t notice it unless you were looking at dark photos or watching a film, but it’s disappointing to see nonetheless.

The monitor’s contrast levels were more promising. We measured a contrast ratio of 977:1, all of our high contrast test photos showed high levels of detail in both the light and dark areas of each image, and the monitor’s matt finish also helped keep reflections at bay when we viewed dark photos.

Viewsonic VX2770sml-LED

If you want to change the picture yourself, your options are limited. Aside from basic brightness and contrast controls, the only other options you get are changing picture modes, which include sRGB, Bluish, Cool, Native and Warm on top of its customisable User mode, and dynamic contrast and overscan options. The menu is fiddly to navigate, too, due to the out-of-sight buttons on the monitor’s stand.

The Viewsonic VX2770sml-LED is a decent monitor after calibration, but there are better monitors with the same features that are available for less. If you’re desperate for a 27in monitor with MHL compatibility, the similarly priced and superior BenQ EW2740L is a much better buy.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ***


Viewable size 27 in
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Contrast ratio 1,000:1
Brightness 250cd/m²
Horizontal viewing angle 178°
Vertical viewing angle 178°
Response time 7ms
Response time type black-to-black
Screen depth 15mm
Base (WxD) 194x192mm
Screen elevation 100mm


Portrait mode no
Wall mount option no
Height adjustable no
Internal speakers yes (2x 1.5W)
Detachable cables yes
USB hub none
Integrated power supply no
Kensington lock lug yes
Display extras MHL support, headphone
VGA input yes
DVI input no
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 30W

Buying Information

Price £222
Warranty one year RTB

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