Conclusion: Yes, believe it or not, this gamer-courting behemoth also has something to offer greenies. The VX2739wm's specs say that it draws as much as 58 watts of electricity, though I personally never saw it draw more than about 50 watts in my testing, using a Kill-a-Watt meter. That was in its Standard mode with the monitor's brightness set to the default of 100 percent (which I found to be a bit too bright, quite frankly).
Excerpt: The Viewsonic VX2739wm is a monster monitor, with a thick, square bezel and a massive stand that requires four bolts to hold it in place. It's surprisingly well balanced, so it's easy to adjust the tilt despite it being one of the largest monitors we've seen in ages. With a CCFL backlight, we expected it to do poorly against the newer LED models, but in fact the VX2739wm's backlight proved brighter than on many newer LED monitors.
The ViewSonic VX2739wm is a relatively inexpensive 27in monitor that offers reasonable image quality
Good Gear Guide.au
19 July 2010
Summary: If you're purely after a very large LCD monitor, then the ViewSonic VX2739wm should be near the top of your list. However, if you want optimal image quality, we would recommend spending a little less on a smaller but better quality display.
Pros: Sheer size of screen makes it a winner, matte display, Full HD, HDMI, minimal ghosting
Conclusion: I was left a little torn when it came to summarising the VX2739wm. On the one hand you have a very big screen at 27" supporting 1080 HD resolution and offering a fairly decent range of interface options and features. The presence of HDMI and even the (limited) integrated speakers make this a fairly decent desktop monitor / LCD TV cross over.
Pros: Excellent black depth and contrast ratio, Good pixel responsiveness and very low input lag, Very competitive price in 27" range
Cons: Poor default colour accuracy, 1ms advertised response time not achieveable without severe RTC overshoot, Limited viewing angles due to TN Film technology