Display: 27″, IPS Panel, 1920×1080, 5 ms Response Time, 60Hz
Notable Features: Frameless Design, Speaker, VESA (100mm)
Ports: 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA
Price Scale: 2/10
In this Viewsonic VA2759-SMH review, we will look at a budget 27 inch monitor.
Viewsonic VA2759-SMH is essentially an affordable 27 inch monitor built for those with tight budgets. It has all the necessary features to keep you entertained; however, since this is a very basic monitor, do not use this for hardcore professional work.
Viewsonic has released several lines of monitors recently. With them they have also revamped their designed almost entirely. They have made their monitors a lot better looking than their older models.
Viewsonic monitors never had a bad visual quality, their only issue was that their looks were too mundane. Even their most high monitors offered looks that were too boring compared to what the competitors like Dell or Asus offered. However, that fortunately is changing.
This monitor comes to the market along with a slight more expensive Viewsonic monitor, the ViewSonic VX2776-SMHD. In terms of visual quality, there isn’t a big different between the two models; however, in terms of looks there is a big difference. The ViewSonic VX2776-SMHD is much better looking monitor compared to this ViewSonic VA2759-SMH. Furthermore, The VX models also offers a Display Port which this monitor lacks.
As a result, ViewSonic VA2759-SMH is much cheaper than the VX2776-SMHD.
Let us talk about a bit about this monitor in this ViewSonic VA2759-SMH review.
Design and Features
ViewSonic VA2759-SMH may not have as sleek of a profile as the VX2776-SMHD, it does have an edge to edge look. Meaning this monitor is slightly thicker from the back in comparison; however, in terms of bezel, they are quite thin. Thus, this monitor is quite suitable for multi monitor display should you choose to do that.
Other than the thin bezel, this monitor has pretty generic looks. It has generic plastic body with a plastic circular stand. There isn’t much happening in the design department other than thin bezel honestly. To many that is fine because you are paying a lot less as compared to monitors that boast good looks.
Coming to the visual quality of the monitors which is actually the real deal, this monitor offers superior colors thanks to the IPS panel. It comes with Viewsonic visual quality which many know is one of the best in the market. They are known for manufacturing superior panels that are usually used in professional environments.
IPS panel compared to the older TN panels not only offer better colors, it also has much wider viewing angles.
Is it suitable for gaming? This monitor is not designed for hardcore gaming. If you are a professional gamer who seeks to have the best competitive edge and the best of the everything, then this is not the monitor for you.
However, if you are a casual gamer, then there is no reason why we would not recommend this monitor. Many gamers have reservations about IPS panel being not suited for gaming. Well, 3 or 4 years ago when the response time were 15 ms, we would have said that too. But that has changed. These IPS monitors have much faster response time. The difference between the ghosting effect reduction quality on IPS monitors these days is almost as effective as the TN panels.
Furthermore, this monitor does come with integrated stereo speakers. They aren’t much, but can come in handy in certain situations.
One of the best deals of this monitor that you will read about in this ViewSonic VA2759-SMH review, and in fact this is true for all of the Viewsonic monitors coming out these days, is that it comes with 3 years warranty as compared to 1 year from other brands.
This goes to show the amount of trust Viewsonic actually has in the quality of the products and also the extent to which they can go to provide their customers with best support.
Speaking of support, a simple search in Google will reveal that Viewsonic is one of the best monitors brands in terms of customer support.
The monitor has a decent set of ports for its price. ViewSonic VA2759-SMH comes with an HDMI port and a VGA port. If you are looking for something more, like a display port then you need to look for monitors that are more expensive like the ViewSonic VX2776-SMHD.
This monitor does miss out on a DVI port which is a shame. You can either find an adapter if DVI is really your requirement or you can have a look at other monitors like the Acer R271.
Monitor with extensive range of ports are usually expensive. At this price there is usually a trade off between one or the other.
This is the aspect of this monitor that can definitely close the deal for you. For a 27 inch monitor that is less than $200 that too with an IPS panel is a steal. In very rare cases do monitors comes close to this deal.
On top of that, you are getting a 3 years warranty.
This monitor is not just suited for budget conscious people but also for general multimedia users. Therefore, the versatility of this monitor at this price tag is a phenomenal deal.
ViewSonic VA2759-SMH Review Conclusion
If you are looking for an all rounder 27 inch monitor that has slim bezels, amazing visual quality, sufficient connectivity options, speakers and a great warranty at a budget price tag, then this is the monitor for you.
This is a complete package of features and value for money.