ViewSonic XG271QG 240Hz WQHD IPS G-SYNC model

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240Hz WQHD IPS models are often considered attractive for fluid gaming, whilst being a versatile choice outside of that as well. The ViewSonic XG271QG is one such offering, packaging things up in the usual ‘stealthy’ ELITE series package. This includes a low-profile stand base with brushed metal front piece and matte black plastic elsewhere. Customisable ‘ELITE RGB’ LED lighting is included on the underside of the bottom bezel. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a downwards-facing joystick in the centre of the bottom bezel.

ELITE styling

The monitor uses a 27″ 2560 x 1440 (WQHD or 1440p) IPS-type panel, an AU Optronics AHVA (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle) part more specifically. This includes a matte anti-glare screen surface, with a specified 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles and true 8-bit colour. A 240Hz refresh rate is supported with a G-SYNC module offering VRR operation over a broad range of refresh rates, with variable overdrive included. A flicker-free Quantum Dot LED backlight delivers a 99% Adobe RGB (95% DCI-P3) colour gamut and 400 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. An sRGB emulation mode is also included. The monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, delivering a basic HDR experience without requiring local dimming or a particularly high brightness by HDR standards. It allows 10-bit colour processing to be employed and for the generous colour gamut to be put to good use for HDR10 content, however. We believe edge-lit 16-zone local dimming is included for a situational enhancement to contrast. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are also included to promote a more relaxing viewing experience.

A 1ms grey to grey response time is specified, which as usual should be approached with caution. ULMB strobe backlight technology can be used (VRR deactivated), too. Nvidia’s Reflex Latency Analyser is also supported, allowing overall system latency to be measured if you have a compatible Nvidia GPU and compatible mouse. The stand is fully adjustable, including height adjustment (120mm or 4.72 inches) and pivot into portrait. It attaches using a quick-release mechanism – removing the stand reveals 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. Additional points of interest at the rear include a hexagonal ‘Elite RGB’ lighting ring surrounding the attachment point, a flip-down headphone hook at the left side (as viewed from the front) and mouse cable anchors at the bottom (one either side of the stand neck). The ports face downwards and include; DC power input (external ‘power brick’), DP 1.4, 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack and 3 USB 3.1 ports (plus upstream). 2 x 3W speakers are also included.

RGB lighting

Further details can be found on this product page. The monitor has an RRP of €1100 – further details on price and availability still to come.

ViewSonic XG271QG