ViewSonic VP2770-LED review

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Top-end monitors routinely cost well over £1,000, but the constant trickle-down of LCD technology has allowed manufacturers such as ViewSonic to push good-quality monitors into far more affordable territory. The most recent addition to its range, the VP2770-LED, aims to provide professional image quality across a massive 27in display for a very reasonable £586.

For that price, you’re getting a 10-bit IPS panel with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution that, due to the presence of white LED rather than RGB LED or CCFL backlighting, covers the sRGB colour gamut. Every model is colour calibrated at the factory, too, and ViewSonic claims every model will have a Delta E of below three. That’s an impressive claim for a 27in model at this price.

Viewsonic VP2770-LED - front

In keeping with its professional aspirations, the ViewSonic VP2770-LED is finished all in matte-black plastic and is poised atop a fully adjustable stand. The LED backlight allows for a relatively slim profile, but the huge claw-like stand takes up a large chunk of desk space. The benefit of this is stability, and the ViewSonic also provides 150mm of height adjustment plus the ability to swivel 90 degrees into portrait mode.

Connectivity is spot-on. There are D-SUB, DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, and a four-port USB hub, which offers two USB 2 ports at the rear and two USB 3 ports on the right-hand edge. The onscreen display is rather basic, though. We’d rather ViewSonic had opted for normal clicky buttons rather than the occasionally unresponsive touch-sensitive buttons positioned on the display’s lower-right bezel.

Thankfully, there’s little need to fiddle. Indeed, turning the VP2770-LED on rewards with glorious image quality. The 2,560 x 1,440 IPS panel makes for a pin-sharp Windows desktop, and our X-Rite colorimeter delivered a clean bill of health, with a maximum brightness of 298cd/m2, a contrast ratio of 784:1, a colour temperature of 6,420K and a Gamma of 2.26. Colour accuracy is impressive, with an average Delta E of only 1.5 and a maximum peak of 2.5 – the VP2770-LED really does live up to ViewSonic’s claims.

Viewsonic VP2770-LED - ports

If there’s an obvious weakness compared to pricier 27in monitors, it comes down to backlight uniformity. We measured the brightness across 16 points on the VP2770-LED’s panel, and saw brightness peaking at 298cd/m2 along the upper edge and dipping as low as 252cd/m2 in the bottom-right corner. That adds up to an 18% variance, where most of the more expensive models we’ve looked at keep variance well within single figures.

At this price, though, it’s churlish to expect perfect backlighting or high-end features such as hardware calibration support to make the grade. ViewSonic has delivered on its promises: the VP2770-LED is a good-quality 27in monitor with fine colour accuracy, plenty of connectivity and a proper, adjustable stand. For only £586, that’s enough to earn it a well-deserved Recommended award.


Image quality5

Main specifications

Screen size27.0in
Aspect ratio16:9
Resolution2560 x 1440
Screen brightness300cd/m2
Pixel response time12ms
Contrast ratio1,000:1
Dynamic contrast ratio20,000,000:1
Pixel pitch0.233mm
Horizontal viewing angle178 degrees
Vertical viewing angle178 degrees
Speaker typeNone
Speaker power ouputN/A
TV tunerno
TV tuner typeN/A


DVI inputs1
VGA inputs1
HDMI inputs1
DisplayPort inputs1
Scart inputs0
HDCP supportno
Upstream USB ports1
USB ports (downstream)4
3.5mm audio input jacks0
Headphone outputno
Other audio connectors3.5mm audio passthrough

Accessories supplied

Other cables suppliedDisplayPort
Internal power supplyyes

Power consumption

Peak power consumption38W
Idle power consumption0W

Image adjustments

Brightness control?yes
Contrast control?yes


Forward tilt angle-5 degrees
Backward tilt angle23 degrees
Swivel angle120 degrees
Height adjustment150mm
Pivot (portrait) mode?yes


Dimensions648 x 348 x 470mm (WDH)

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