ViewSonic VP2771 Review: USB 3.1 Monitor With SuperClear IPS Panel

ViewSonic VP2771

Introduction

The new ViewSonic VP2771 is an absolute delight for the professional designers, photographers, animator, and alike. This monitor is factory calibrated for various different purposes and it offers a wide range of further tweaking possibilities in the OSD settings menu. The flawless picture quality and solid response time and input lag will even appeal to gamers as they’d be able to enjoy a brilliant and immersive gaming experience.

Specifications

  • 27 Inches Screen
  • 2560×1440 Resolution
  • IPS Panel
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 60Hz
  • 5ms Response Time
  • Ports: HDMI (with MHL), DisplayPort, DisplayPort Out, MiniDisplayPort
  • Other Ports: 1xUSB 3.1-C, 1xUSB 3.1-B, 2xUSB 3.1-A, Audio Line-Out
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.2331mm
  • Brightness: 350cd/m2
  • Dynamic Contrast: 20,000,000:1
  • Built-in Speakers: No

Performance

The ViewSonic VP2771 has the SuperClear IPS panel which besides the impeccable viewing angles of 178 degrees delivers a stunningly detailed and accurate colors. The monitor is factory calibrated to the delta E<2 point; in addition, you also receive a factory report for sRGB, EBU, SMPTE-C, Rec. 709, and the DICOM-SIM color spaces. Whether you’re a professional graphic designer, photographer, or video editor, you will have all the necessary tools you need for your work including the palette of 4.39 trillion colors covered by the 14-bit 3D LUT.

Furthermore, in the OSD settings, you will have the access to the 6-axis color adjustments of the red, green, blue, yellow, magenta, and cyan color levels, as well as the ability to fine-tune saturation, hue, offset, and gain. The integrated color uniformity ensures that the color quality will stay consistent and vibrant across the entire screen and edge to edge.

The response time of 5ms along the measured input lag of only 12 milliseconds makes this monitor desirable for gaming as well. There are also several gaming presets available in the OSD menu including FPS 1, FPS 2, MOBA, and RTS. These presets also provide a black stabilizing feature which is usually only present in gaming monitors; it brightens up the dark areas of the screen for a better visibility in games.

Features

The ViewSonic VP2771 offers various exclusive and unique features such as the built-in ambient light sensor which automatically adjust the brightness according to your surrounding so that you can achieve the best picture quality possible without having to do anything. This monitor also has a presence sensor which automatically turns off the backlight when it detects that nobody is in front of the monitor so that it would save on power consumption. You can turn this feature off as it would be inconvenient when watching movies, for example, or you can choose between three different levels of the sensor sensitivity.

The KVM Switch feature allows you to control two displays connected to the one screen of the ViewSonic VP2771 monitor. Once you connect the extra device, enter the Picture by Picture mode and hold the first OSD button for one second; after that, you will gain control over both pictures with only one set of the keyboard and mouse devices. This monitor also features Dual Color Engine which allows you to have separate displays in different color spaces while in the Picture in Picture or Picture by Picture modes.

The touch-sensitive buttons are placed on the bottom right bezel of the monitor, although they may seem too responsive at the start, once you get used to them, they will be quite easy to navigate with. The power LED shines in warm a blue color while the monitor is on, and shines in orange when it’s in the standby mode. The first button can be used as a shortcut to quickly navigate between different color presets including the sRGB, EBU, SMPTE-C, REC709, DICOM SIM, Native, iPhone sRGB, CAL 1, 2, 3, and the Advance mode for the Dual Color Engine option. The second OSD button is used for quick adjustment of the brightness and contrast, while the third button changes the input source.

In the OSD menu, under the ViewMode section, you will have access to various different calibrated presets including the four gaming modes, Movie, Web, Text, and Mac modes. There are also three specific designer presets including the CAD/CAM, Animation, and Video Edit which allow you to further adjust the advanced settings for sharpness and gamma. Lastly, the Custom presets allows you to tweak the black stabilization feature as well as the Dynamic Contrast Ratio and the Response Time speed.

Under the Color Adjust section of the OSD menu, you can choose between four different color temperature modes including Bluish, Cool, Native, and Warm. You can also set different color formats, color presets, and choose between five levels of gamma from 1.8 to 2.6. In the advanced mode, you can further tweak the gain, offset, hue, and saturation of specific colors, select different aspect ratios, adjust sharpness, select different Low Input Lag values, and adjust the Blue Light Filter on a scale from 0 to 100.

Lastly, you can adjust the ambient light and presence sensors in the Setup Menu section of the OSD. The options and adjustments for the multi-picture settings such as the Picture in Picture and Picture by Picture modes are also found under the setup menu and offer a wide range of possibilities which can be easily set in the OSD menu.

Design

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The ViewSonic VP2771 display features a basically borderless and edge-to-edge display which is covered with a matte finish. The bottom bezel is a bit wider but still provides a modern and elegant overall look of the monitor. The screen of the monitor is covered with a hard 3H coating which entirely eliminates the issues with the sunlight reflection. The base of the monitor is sleek and steady and provides a wide range of ergonomic abilities. You can height adjust it by 130mm, swivel it to the left and right by 60 degrees, pivot it by 90 degrees, and tilt it by 26 degrees. It is also VESA mount compatible for easy and simple installment on the wall. The ultra-thin bezel at the sides makes this monitor ideal for multi-display.

Connectivity

The ViewSonic VP2771 offers the future-proof and modern connectivity options including the latest USB-C port which is capable of transferring audio and video content while charging the device simultaneously. Besides the USB-C port, it also features an HDMI port with MHL capability for content streaming from mobile and tablet devices, a DisplayPort, a miniDisplayPort, and a DisplayPort Out for daisy chaining multiple monitors. If your GPU supports the DisplayPort1.2 MST, you will be able to daisy chain up to four monitors of 1080p resolution, or two of 1440p. Additionally, you have two USB3.1-A, one USB3.1-B, and an audio line-out ports at the back of the monitor.  In the box of the ViewSonic VP2771, you will receive a power cord and adapter, miniDisplayPort to DisplayPort cable, a USB cable, a quick start guide, a CD with drivers and manual, and a calibration report.

Price

The ViewSonic VP2771 is available for around $530 at the time of this writing which is a pretty solid price as you gain the adequate tools and calibrated presets for a wide range of diverse professional activities including photography, graphic designing, and video editing. In addition, this monitor is very well suited for high-quality gaming as well. The nice and ergonomic design along with modern connectivity options and its overall performance and display make this monitor worth more than it costs. For additional $70, this monitor is also available in 4K UHD version.

Conclusion

The fact that this monitor delivers astonishing performance for all kinds of professional work and a beautiful and crisp picture quality make it well worth its money. Since this monitor also provides you with an amazing gaming experience, if you’re a professional designer of any sort who also enjoys high-quality gaming – then this is a monitor for you.

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