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.
Excerpt: ViewSonic has arguably fallen off its perch in the TFT monitor market in recent years. Its monitors were once the perfect choice for gamers, being affordable yet capable and were the first TFTs for many enthusiasts making the move from their desk-hogging CRTs.
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.
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.
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
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.