Summary: Loving this monitor is has great colors and lots display area to work my magic. Being a photographer I can say it was worth the purchase. I see some people have complained about support for Macs. Fortunately for me I run Windows 8.1 Pro and have had no issues with it. Lightroom and Photoshop look great on it. I can say I'm very pleased with this purchase. It was a good happy medium going over getting one of the much higher priced professional photography monitors.
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.
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: 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
16 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: 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: 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.