Summary: Price is not a con here. The VP2770 is pretty well priced in comparison to similar monitors avaliable from Newegg right now. Yes, it does carry a -bit- of a premium, but it doesn't feel like that money is being wasted. You're getting some very welcome benefits for that extra cash: Most notably, a PWM free backlight. And thats a serious, serious deal. Never buy monitors with PWM (such as the ASUS PB278Q). Seriously. Don't.
Pros: This is a very exceptional monitor. The colors are fantastic, the PLS glow is minimal, and pixel reponse times can be adjusted to a very reasonable level for what results in far less motion blur than other IPS/PLS/AHVA/etc monitors on the market right now. All monitors tend to have pros and cons (the elusive "perfect" monitor doesn't seem to exist right now), but this one particular seems to sacrifice little and balance everything out quite nicely. -If you like to pla...
Cons: -In my personal experience, this monitor graphically glitches up from time to time when switching users in Windows 7. Not sure why. -Dark corners and edges. My panel's bottom right corner (one inch diagonally) is a fair bit darker than the rest of the panel, especially when viewing light-colored content such as all-white webpages. -My panel came with a discolored blotch or two. Not acceptable. RMA'd it and will be awaiting a replacement.
Summary: Just returned this monitor due to the side USB ports failing. When I first got it and tried to connect to a USB port on the side of the screen (there are two), One was inoperative, OK, it's only one, no real biggie, I can live with that, then 2 weeks later the other quit working. The bottom port was loose inside of the monitor, which explains why I had a difficult time connecting to it and it was the one that did not work, the other was still solid but failed.
Summary: I got this monitor based solely on reviews regarding its incredible picture- all of which are true. However, coming from the Dell Ultrasharp series - a relationship that ended when the u2713hm had more backlight bleeding than picture - I can only say that almost everything else is disappointing at this price range. Sure, there's plenty of connection options like the dell, but no PiP, PbP, or any other options.
The ViewSonic VP2770 looks good and works as advertised.
24 August 2013
Summary: This particular ViewSonic VP2770 was purchased to work with a MacBook Pro. The user has vision problems and we have to balance between using enough real estate to work easily with applications and making the images large enough to see. The other aspect is having enough resolution so that the images are clear and of enough apparent resolution to work with Photoshop and Illustrator. All of this was accomplished with no problem.
Summary: This is a great monitor, except for a couple of things. Good: excellent color reproduction; superb overall quality; great resolution; fantastic size. Bad: not user friendly control panel, as only has buttons 1 and 2 up and down, which makes it challenging to navigate and make a selection. Overall, a great purchase, even with this control panel, I would suggest it to anyone.
Summary: I read several reviews stating QC issues with bright spots on the monitor. But given the number of positive reviews, I took the plunge. Sure enough, I have two bright spots. The worst one is 3 inches diagonally from the lower right corner. It has a 3D effect and moves around when you change the viewing angle. It's clearly a hot LED behind the screen. It's not subtle and doesn't change when lowering the brightness. Reference a dead pixel test website such as [...].
Summary: I've always been happy with viewsonic monitors.
Pros: Like looking through a windshield - huge vivid, crisp Definitely worth it for professional design work. Huge change from my 10 year old VP201m
Cons: the first one came out of the box with the left half the screen out. I had to RMA- cost me 33 bucks to ship it back and it took a couple of weeks to get the replacement. Not happy about that. Viewsonic support was easy to get on the phone and they offered to replace it but for some reason i decided to RMA it back to NewEgg. I have gotten a lot of stuff from NewEgg over the years, Always been really happy, though now,for larger items i may look at local retailers befor...
Great monitor if your computer has a DisplayPort connection.
Chris K Chapman, Amazon
10 January 2013
Summary: The image quality on this monitor is great. The anti-glare screen is truly flat, not glossy like nearly all monitors these days. I was really disappointed to return this product. You should be aware that although this monitor has an HDMI connection, it only supports WQHD 2560x1440 resolution using Display Port. Because my computer only has an HDMI connection, the monitor would only display standard HD resolution of 1920x1080.
Summary: Pros: - Gloriously large - Terrific image - Plain, black design (which I like) - Great price for the features - USB 3 ports Cons: - Have to lower the sharpness setting to 0 or 25 in order to make text less jaggy - My new Windows 8 machine seems to have problems with the USB hub built into the monitor Comments: Am repeatedly getting blue screens of death, with "driver-power-state-failure" error on waking from sleep.
Pros: Beautiful screen. The monitor works perfectly and even has a mini audio-out jack, so you can pipe sound through the DisplayPort/HDMI plug and into a stereo. Fantastic. When I plugged it in, the text was really jagged. It turns out, you can tweak the sharpness and now it's great. You can also tune lots of other things: Even the response time, and it appears to have a gaming friendly mode. Nifty. I had to return the ASUS PB278Q due to it's crazy DisplayPort issue, which...
Cons: Expensive, obviously. I wish the sharpness setting went in smaller increments than 25. The text is ever-so-slightly more jagged than I'd prefer, but my eyes have already stopped noticing it. I think I only noticed it because the initial factory setting was too high.