Excerpt: I am a web designer and I was considering another monitor for my mac laptop. I'm so glad I bought this one instead! I got a lot more features for around the same price as the other monitor I was considering, and it is easily compatible with my mac. It has every type of conection you will ever need, and all the cables are included. The colors, picture, design of the montitor, everything about it is great!
Summary: This comes with cables for just about all of its inputs, but not Mini DisplayPort for some reason. If you're buying this to use with a video card that only has Mini DisplayPort, or a Mac you'll need a cable or an adaptor of some sort. Once I had this sorted out the monitor looks good. I haven't done any serious work with it yet, but it seems accurate. I'll revise this review once I've been able to spend more time with the monitor.
Summary: simply not for mac users. after reading so many bad reviews for the apple thunderbolt display i decided to get this. but i should have went with the apple display. just could not get it to work with my new 2014 mac pro. it only worked via hdmi. text looks horrible using hdmi. horrible. hurts my eyes. how disappointing. I'm sending it back now. I'm sure its better for windows users. but not for mac users.
Summary: Update 5/2/14: I initially had this monitor hooked up using a mini-dp to DVI adapter. I ordered a $7 mini-dp cable form Amazon and am now using a direct cable to the monitor's mini-dp port. What a difference! My resolution is now max'ed out, text is more sharp, and colors even better. I can still adjust contrast and brightness on the monitor. I am now going to make this monitor the primary of my two 27" monitors. Super-charp, very clear.
Summary: I just installed it and it is a very fine monitor. However, forget the factory calibration. It wasn't even close. I did a full calibration with my spider 4 elite and got it into full calibration after making several adjustments. I am not using it at the advertised resolution of 2560X1440 because my graphics card does not support that level. it is more then acceptable at 1980X1080. I will supplement this post when I install a new graphics card.
Summary: Anyone considering using this product on a Mac should really reconsider their choice. Both documentation and support is geared entirely towards Windows users only, in spite of the company proclaiming that this a fully Mac compatible and supported product! The product functions in the Retina native resolution of 2560x1440, but the screen fonts are so horrible that you swore you connected your machine to a $50 monitor.
Great image quality, lots of connectivity options, good viewing angles
27 March 2014
Summary: The ViewSonic VP2772 has fantastic image quality and default setup looked pretty good before calibration (For reference, my usual monitors are the Dell U2713H). The ViewSonic has a USB 3.0 hub and lots of connectivity options which I find useful. It doesn't have hardware calibration but like me you'll probably be fine with that.
Summary: Pros: Amazing color accuracy! I thought my old VP2365 had decent colors, but next to this monitor, the colors look so far off I want to buy a calibration tool. The calibration report I received was much better than E<3. In Adobe RGB mode, only 1 of the grays even touched the E=2 line, all other colors were E<2. 2560x1440 pixels in a 27" monitor makes for a good pixel density. This helps the edges of objects look smoother and less pixelated/jagged. Fast response time.
Summary: Note that is "Good color" not "outstanding color". I am using this next to a Dell U3011. I have used it (the Dell) every day at work for 3 years now and I LOVE it. Below are some points to compare and who the winner is in each: Note: both monitors are connected to my Dell Latitude e6510 using DisplayPort Cost: ViewSonic by about $350 (about 40%) When I bought the Dell a few years back, it was over $1300. At the time of this review, the ViewSonic is only $900.