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.
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.
|Horizontal viewing angle
|Vertical viewing angle
|Response time type
|Wall mount option
|yes (2x 1.5W)
|Integrated power supply
|Kensington lock lug
|MHL support, headphone
|3.5mm line in
|Power consumption standby
|Power consumption on
|one year RTB