Great image quality, lots of connectivity options, good viewing angles
18 June 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: The ViewSonic VP2772 is a large monitor with a screen measuring about 13 1/4 in. x 23 1/2 in. This is a great size for desktop use. It is wide enough both for using two documents at the same time and for watching wide-format video, but not so wide as to have those odd proportions like a side-by-side display monitor. The case and stand are of very good quality and the height is adjustable.
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.
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: For over two years, I've had a 27" 2560x1440 Apple Thunderbolt Display on my desk; I must have stared at it for thousands of hours in that time. Conceptually, it's similar to this VP2772 I have sitting on my desk right now, they are the same size and resolution, both are beautiful LED backlit IPS LCD displays. The Thunderbolt is a bit glossier, while the VP2772 a bit more uniform in display quality, and has a lovely light matte finish.
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.
Excerpt: I am a professional motion graphics designer, vfx artist, and digital cinematographer, so I need a monitor that offers both clarity and accuracy in color reproduction; this one does the trick!! Initially I had planned to use it as a second display with my (late 2013) new MacPro, but since the 4K display I had hoped to buy wasn't out yet, I decided to go with this as my primary display.
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.