Viewsonic is without doubt one of the top mainstream desktop monitor vendors. Their dedication to quality and affordability, which is evident in most of their monitors, has earned them a couple of accolades. This article’s focus is on the ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED review.
Viewsonic VX2770Smh-LED is a 27-inch widescreen SuperClear IPS panel monitor with a frameless design. That is ideal for color critical purposes and for entertainment. Such as photo editing and for home entertainment.
It uses the modern LED (light emitting diodes) backlight technology as opposed to the Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) backlighting used by some Viewsonic models. There are a number of benefits that come with the LED backlighting. These include less power consumption, mercury free backlighting, low electromagnetic interference, slimmer design and reduced weight.
It provides you with an overall solid performance, good color accuracy and a decent grayscale performance. Some of its flaws include less features, blurs with motion graphics and inconveniently located function buttons.
What is in it for you
Here in this section, we will look into its strength. And what it has to offer you for the purpose you need it for. And later on in this page, we will look into its flaws.
It delivers the most consistent color performance with an extraordinary level of visual clarity. That ensures true, lifelike colors from any angle you view its screen. Due to the use of its SuperClear IPS panel technology. Which makes it ideal for photography and other color sensitive applications.
- It is able to deliver the perfect image reproduction you need for your photos without distortion. That will make your pictures show with all the colors it is made of. Without color shifts.
- You get true-to-life picture depth and clarity with this monitor. Which will help to provide the deep and rich colors you need for your photos.
It comes equipped with energy saving Eco mode. That makes it use 40% less power without compromising the quality of your view. Which will save you up to 40% energy compared to regular 27-inch displays. Which in turn will help save you electricity bills.
- It has environmental friendly features and is equipped with mercury-free features. That helps to reduce the effect of light emitting from it. And for a flicker free experience that usually cause eye strain with regular monitors.
- It features a stylish, sleek, thin profile, and eye-catching design. With a frameless edge-to-edge glass faceplate and an ultra-slim bezel beneath the glass. That adds elegance and will make it the center piece to your home or office. Adding to the beauty and design of anywhere you place it.
It offers you amazing, brilliant and lifelike images that depicts real life colors accurately. Which ensures you get high color accuracy and consistency from screen to print. And which will help to make the true colors of your photos beautifully replicated on its screen. And when you print them.
- It embeds an sRGB color correction technology that reproduces 100% rich sRGB colors. For the most accurate and excellent color performance that matches original input sources. Which will make your images and videos to display real colors. That are as natural as the content captured by your camera and camcorder.
- It comes with features that makes it able to deliver extraordinary visual entertainment. For your home and entertainment purpose. Which is very useful if you intend to play games and watch videos with it as well. For example there are dual stereo speakers that comes with it. With SRS Premium Sound technology. For a rich multimedia experience
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Viewsonic VX2770Smh specs (manufacturer specification)
Lets look at its specs to compare with the VP2770 and Dell U2713 that is similar to it.
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Screen type (Matte or Glossy)
Matte/Anti-glare with 3H hard coating.
Matte (light anti-glare)
Matte (Light anti-glare with 3H hard coating
Pixel pitch (Dot pitch)
|1920 x 1080|
|2560 x 1440|
|2560 x 1440
|7.6 x 24.5 x 18.1|
11 pounds/ 16.5 pounds
|7.9 x 25.2 x 16.7|
21 pounds/ 21.4 pounds
|13.7 x 25.3 x 18.5
18.6 pounds/ 26.5 pounds
|Color Gamut |
Colour space coverage
78.1% Adobe RGB
|Bit depth (Color bits)|
16.7 million colors
|8-bit + FRC
1.07 Billion colors
|Response time (Milli-seconds)||7ms gray-to-gray||8ms gray-to-gray||12ms gray-to-gray|
|Connectivity & inputs options||1 x DVI-D|
1 x HDMI
1 x D-sub (VGA)
Audio line-in (3.5mm jack)
Audio line-out (3.5mm jack)
|1 x Dual-link DVI-D (with HDCP)|
1 x HDMI
1 x Displayport 1.2
1 x D-sub (VGA)
4 x USB 3.0 downstream
1 x USB 3.0 upstream
1 x Audio out
|1 x Dual-link DVI-D (with HDCP)
1 x HDMI 1.4 (with HDCP)
1 x Displayport 1.2 (with HDCP)
1 x D-sub (VGA)
2 x USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x USB upstream
|Ergonomics & Adjustment options||-5° to + 15° Tilt||-4° to + 21° Tilt|
+/- 45° Swivel
Full Pivot (rotate)
117mm height adjustment
|-5° to + 23° Tilt
90° Pivot (rotate)
150mm height adjustment
|VESA compliant?||No||Yes (100 x 100mm)||Yes (100 x 100mm)|
|Viewing angles (Horizontal/vertical in degrees)||178°/178°||178°/178°||178°/178°|
|Contrast ratio||1000:1 static|
|Brightness (in Candelas per meter squared)||250 cd/m2||350 cd/m2||300 cd/m2|
|Warranty||3 years parts and labor limited warranty||3 years advanced exchange service & premium panel guarantee||3 year limited warranty on parts, labor & backlight|
|Other features and fine details||Integrated stereo speakers (1.5 watts x 2)|
With SRS premium sound
Frameless bezel with thin profile design
Sleek Touch-sensitive controls
sRGB color management
Viewsonic Wizard software included
Security lock slot provided (cable lock sold separately)
Integrated cable management system
Compatible with Window 7
Anti-theft stand lock slot to panel
Viewsonic Wizard software included
Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
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- Design and features
It comes in a frameless edge to edge glass with a thin panel beneath the glass. The center of the bottom bezel features a small Viewsonic logo. The stand is thick and solid and does not provide any ergonomic adjustability apart from tilt. Overall, the cabinet is thin and light, thanks to its LED backlight and frameless edges. Knocked from the sides, the monitor does not wobble much because of its solid stand. Materials appear to be of good quality and the frameless edge to edge glass trim gives it a stylish look.
- Ergonomic support
There is very little ergonomic support provided with it. Unlike the VP2770 that has full ergonomic adjustments including swivel, tilt, pivot and height adjustment, you only get tilt adjustment with the VX2770Smh in our review today.
It comes with DVI, HDMI and VGA video inputs. Including two jacks. All of which are conveniently located at the back of the base. You also get integrated speakers on the base just below the function buttons.
There is no Displayport or USB port in this monitor. This is a bit disappointing because many 27-inch models offer USB ports. Displayport is missing but certainly not missed a lot. It cannot be mounted on the wall because the ports are actually built on the stand. Cables provided include VGA, power and HDMI.
- Onscreen display (OSD)
Five touch buttons are placed beneath the cabinet on the face of the stand. Here you find menu selection buttons, up and down keys and the power switch. Those who have large hands may find it a bit difficult to reach these buttons. These may have been tucked away to afford the monitor a streamlined look.
Just like the VP2770, picture controls provided here are very basic. You get brightness/contrast, color temperature and dynamic contrast. There is no gamma, hue and saturation controls as well as black depth and white level adjustment. The Auto image adjust option can be used with the VGA signal to adjust the display’s sharpness and to fine tune settings. Eco power modes provided include Standard, Optimize and Conserve. These give significant energy savings but make the display a bit too dim.
We always say that the specs and descriptions of what a monitor can do amount to nothing if it cannot deliver what the manufacture says it can. We discuss below how this monitor performs in different areas.
Here we will take a look at the features that makes it one of the best for photo editing.
Resolution and size: It is 27-inch in size. Which gives you more real screen estate to work with. Although the provided full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) may not give the best results with a monitor of this size. Overall, this is still good, but more pixels could have done justice to the monitor.
Color gamut and color space coverage: It is a standard gamut monitor with a color space coverage of 100% sRGB and about 80% Adobe RGB. The excellent sRGB emulation along with the embedded sRGB color correction technology gives very impressive results with photo editing. You will however find it a bit limiting if you work with wide or extended gamut colors.
Panel technology and viewing angles: Its viewing angles are typical of an IPS panel. There is no shift in luminance or loss of color fidelity viewing the display from different angles. The non-reflective matte coating also comes in handy here. Preventing the annoying glares while maintaining the right luminance. This makes it ideal for photo editors who often need to view their work from different angles.
Out-of-box performance: Out of the box color performance of a monitor is important because many users may not be able to acquire a colorimeter to calibrate their monitor. Meaning that they may have to use it just the way it is. Test results reveal that out of the box color performance of this monitor is superb. Colors are accurate and well saturated. This is an indication that Viewsonic did an excellent job with the factory calibration. Which is what makes most photo editors happy with it.
Connectivity and digital connections: There are adequate connectivity options in this monitor. Which gives you more options to work with. However, many photo editors will find the lack of USB ports, card reader and a Displayport a bit limiting.
Ergonomic support: Photo editors who work long hours may find it difficult to use this monitor. There is no swivel, pivot and height adjustment. This means that you are limited to the height provided with it. And you have to forget about going portrait.
Grayscale performance: The grayscale tests performed on it shows that it has a good grayscale performance. Though not as sharp as what we have seen in some pro-grade monitors. This doesn’t however mean the results are not good enough.
From what we have just seen above about this monitor with regards to photo editing, we can conclude that it is an excellent standard gamut monitor for photo editing.
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Still on the ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED review, lets look into more areas where this monitor is applicable and very useful.
- Watching Movies
One of the most unique features of the ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED monitor, is its dynamic contrast ratio. Which affords you the convenience of completely dimming the backlight when viewing dark scenes in movies. Each light emitting diode can be shut down to allow close to infinite black to white contrast ratio. This gives you authentic blacks for an overall excellent image quality.
Other factors that make it ideal for watching movies include the following below;
- Large screen real estate and wide viewing angles
- Native Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080p that supports full HD content
- A decent range of video connectors for flexibility with video signals
- Excellent color performance and panel uniformity
- Good black depth and white point levels
Its G2G (gray-to-gray) response time of 7ms (seven milli-seconds) provide fairly good results with games. Although there is an intermittent ghosting occurance while playing fast paced games with it, it does not affect its overall gaming performance. Die hard gamers will find this flaw slightly off-putting. And may want to go for a display with a better response time and input lag. But for the average user, it is good enough.
It provides good results with text on it. Although you may find texts on it a bit tiny. Especially if you are familiar with using smaller displays.
- Power Consumption
It consumes an average of 30 watts of energy. Which is almost the same with what Dell U2713HM consumes. Its Optimize and Conserve modes reduces the power consumption down to 26 watts and 21 watts respectively. But they also reduce the brightness level considerably low. Making the display too dim for a comfortable use. So you might not want to use those modes for the best user experience.
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PROS AND CONS
Still on our ViewSonic VX2770Smh review, lets look at its most distinctive Pros and Cons below;
- It offers solid color quality. Which is actually good for viewing texts and images
- It has excellent viewing angles
- Comes in a slim, compact and very sleek and beautiful design.
- Provides decent color and grayscale performance
- Exhibits no backlight bleeding and distracting glares
- Has good default settings
- Offers you a wide screen. Which is particularly good for photo editing and gaming.
- Exhibits some motion blurs
- Offers limited features compared to some other models of its kind.
- Its function buttons are poorly placed
- Its integrated speakers have very poor audio quality
- It is not able to display fast moving images very smoothly.
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Other useful features
Its IPS panel powered display is designed to provide brilliant, lifelike colors. With a technology that enables it to deliver amazingly cool images and texts. It replicates the true colors of images on its screen. This makes images on it look real and lifelike. Moreover, it is designed to ensure high color accuracy whether for onscreen viewing or print.
- Super Wide Viewing Angles
With its super wide viewing angles, you will enjoy the view on it. Whether you are showing your work to a client or you are at home at one corner watching movies with it. Colors of images on it are not distorted even if you are viewing from a very tight angle. Its superclear IPS panel produces true colors that are consistent at all points of its screen. You will enjoy its true colors whether you are viewing it from below, side, or from front. Which helps so you will not experience changes in contrast or any color shift.
- Frameless Design
When it comes to design, most people prefer a slim design. This monitor offers you more than just a slim design. It actually offers you both a slim and frameless design. That fits well even in very tight places. Which will help you to save some desk space. Its frameless deign also features an ultra-slim bezel and tight edge-to-edge glass. The ultra-slim bezel and edge-to-edge glass also replaces the clunky plastic frames at the edges. This innovative frame makes it have an eye-catching design.
- Mega dynamic contrast ratio
It features a mega dynamic contrast ratio that enables it to completely dim backlight. This is particularly useful in dark scenes when pure darkness is required. Such as in a movie shot at night. It is able to do this because it utilizes a LED backlight. Its individual LED lights can completely shut off to allow a very close infinite ratio. Which provides true blacks that improve the overall image quality.
- Color correction
If what you need is a very accurate color performance in a monitor for photo editing, then consider this monitor for that reason. Because it uses a powerful sRGB Colour Correction Technology to deliver a very accurate color performance. The embedded sRGB Colour Correction Technology enables it to reproduce almost 100% of sRGB colors that are rich in nature. This enhances its color performance to match that of the original input source. And it neither decreases nor leverages the color quality of images shown on it. Because the sRGB color technology that comes with it ensures that all images and videos are displayed in colors that matches the original source.
- Eco-mode energy saver
It comes with an eco-mode feature that enhances its energy saving ability. Its eco mode feature allows you to save up to 30% of energy when using it. You have the option to reduce the screen brightness when you don’t want it to consume more power.
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If what you need is a monitor for photo editing or for home use, this monitor is one of the best for you. Because as this ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED review has shown above, it is the type of monitor that is ideal for your workspace, office, or home.
It is designed with state of the art innovative technology. To offer exemplary performance and true-to-life experience. It is very attractive and provides you with super clear color quality for both texts and images. Its IPS panel also provides you with off-angle viewing capability.
Consider it for that scalable and excellent user experience at your workplace or at home. So you can start enjoying its wide viewing angle, rich color, and decent greyscale performance.
With its impressive design and excellent quality color features, ViewSonic VX2770Smh is without doubt among the few stylishly designed 27-inch monitors you can find in the market. However, it is not just all
beauty without substance. The monitor provides good color accuracy and excellent viewing angles. Features that photo editors will find very useful.
Poor ergonomic support, motion blurs and inadequate connectivity are some of its flaws. Overall, this monitor offers solid performance at a reasonable price. It cost about $230 when you go here. Dell U2713HM is one of the best alternative if you are looking for a display with full ergonomic support, generous connectivity and other robust features. But you will have to budget more for it.
It is one of the best monitor for photo editing that will be ideal for your office desk or home. It is housed in a frameless bezel chassis that gives it a compact and sleek design for easy portability. Giving you a pretty nice working desktop environment. This also allows you to save your precious desk space. Its matte black cabinet also gives it an extremely slender profile.
It is also ideal for watching movies and playing games. Especially if you prefer a big screen.
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