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ViewSonic VX2716-2KC-PRO 240Hz WQHD VA with DisplayHDR 600

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27″ 2560 x 1440 models remain very popular, something of a ‘sweet spot’ in terms of size and pixel density for many. Without being too demanding for modern gaming systems. The ViewSonic VX2716-2KC-PRO delivers this experience, with a heavily curved (1000R) screen designed to draw you into the experience. Aside from the obvious curve, other elements to note at the front include the ‘penguin foot’ stand design. Mainly matte black plastic, with a red plastic ring surrounding the point where the neck attaches. And red inside edge to the cable-tidy area integrated into the stand neck. The bottom bezel is moderately thick matte black plastic, whilst the top and side bezels are sleeker. They have a dual-stage design, encompassing a slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen plus a thin hard plastic outer part. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by buttons which face downwards on the underside of the bottom bezel, towards the right side.

Steeply curved

The monitor uses 27″ VA panel with 2560 x 1440 (WQHD or 1440p) resolution and steep 1000R curve. A 240Hz refresh rate is supported alongside Adaptive-Sync, including AMD FreeSync Premium with a 48 – 240Hz VRR range plus LFC. A light matte anti-glare screen surface is included, whilst a 2500:1 static contrast ratio and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles are specified. 8-bit colour is supported, whilst a flicker-free WLED backlight offers a 400 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and 90%+ DCI-P3 colour gamut. VESA DisplayHDR 600 support is included, which includes a degree of local dimming on the backlight and a peak luminance of 600 cd/m²+. The colour gamut can also be put to good use, whilst 10-bit colour processing can be used with the help of GPU dithering.

A 5ms grey to grey response time is specified, which as usual you shouldn’t put too much weight on. The rear is mainly black matte plastic with some red plastic elements also visible. Including those highlighted earlier, plus a red oval around the port area. The stand attaches centrally via 100 x 100mm VESA and can be replaced by an alternative VESA 100 solution if preferred. It includes full ergonomic flexibility, including height (130mm or 5.12 inches) adjustment and pivot into portrait. The ports face downwards beneath a removable plastic cover and include; DC power input (external ‘power brick’), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.4, USB-C (65W PD plus DP Alt Mode) and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Steeply curved

Further details (Chinese, requires translation) can be found on the manufacturer’s website. Details on price and availability still to come.

ViewSonic VX2716-2KC-PRO