ViewSonic VX2758-C-MH 144Hz Full HD VA model
We’ve seen a fairly broad range of screens recently that use high refresh rate VA panels. Whilst they invariably lag behind other panel types (particularly TN) for pixel responsiveness, some users find the high contrast and overall image quality quite appealing. The ViewSonic VX2758-C-MH, to give it the full dash-happy name, makes use of a 144Hz VA panel. Aesthetically it’s quite refined and sleek compared to other comparable offerings, notably those from MSI with their ‘loud and proud’ gameresque designs. The bezels are slim with a ‘borderless’ dual-stage design. There’s a slender panel border than blends in seamlessly when the monitor is off, plus a thin hard outer bezel. The stand on this model is slender and minimalistic, as you can see in the image below. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick at the rear of the monitor, towards the right as viewed from the front.
The monitor uses a 27” Samsung curved MVA (Multi-Domain Vertical Alignment) panel with 1800R curvature and light matte anti-glare screen surface. This is a reasonably steep curve, but not an overbearing feature or indeed as noticeable as you might think. This is coupled with a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution, 3000:1 static contrast and 144Hz refresh rate. AMD FreeSync is also supported for compatible GPUs and systems, via Adaptive-Sync on the monitor, with a 48 – 144Hz refresh rate supported (LFC should also work). 8-bit colour is supported via 6-bit + FRC dithering and a flicker-free WLED backlight is employed. This is not enhanced with quantum dots like Samsung’s CFG70, so offers a slightly more restricted (~sRGB) colour gamut. Viewing comfort is further enhanced with a ‘Blue Light Filter’ LBL (Low Blue Light) feature. A 5ms grey to grey response time is specified, which as usual should be taken with salt.
The rear is glossy black plastic, with the stand attaching centrally near the bottom of the screen. The stand offers tilt as the only ergonomic flexibility and there is no provision for VESA mounting. The ports include; DC power input (external power brick), 3.5mm audio input, 3.5mm audio output, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0 and VGA. FreeSync is supported on compatible systems over HDMI. The monitor also has integrated 2 x 2W speakers at the rear for basic sound output. Last but not least there is a K-Slot for a bit of added security. A standard feature and not something most users would make use of, but still worth a mention.
Further information can be found on ViewSonic’s website. The monitor is available in the US with an initial $279.99 MSRP. Availability elsewhere is currently unknown.