Build Quality and Design: no shirkingViewSonic has given its latest 27'' monitor a height-adjustable stand on a rotating base and the ability to spin the display round to portrait mode. It's just as well that the MVA display has super-wide viewing angles that work perfectly with that portrait mode. The VP2765-LED also has a four-port USB hub, with two ports on the left-hand side and two at the back, which is always welcome.
The inputs include DVI, VGA and DisplayPort connectors, but it won't be much use for watching movies without an HDMI input or speakers. That doesn't, of course, impact on its principle role, being a computer monitor.
Responsiveness: forget about gamingViewSonic lists a response time of 25 ms in the VP2765-LED's specs, meaning it was never going to manage to keep fast-moving images looking smooth. Our own test results confirmed that it really isn't a good choice for avid gamers. It's much better sticking to tasks where the picture onscreen remains largely static.
The input lag, however, is small enough to be invisible to the naked eye, so anybody who is adventurous enough to try gaming on the VP2765-LED won't be able to blame it for holding them back at their next LAN party.
Great contrast, but the colours aren't accurateWith an average deltaE of 4.9, it's hard to say that this monitor reproduces colours accurately.
We couldn't do any better by adjusting the settings ourselves, so the only solution would seem to be a calibration profile.
Fortunately, the MVA technology doesn't just offer wide viewing angles, but also excellent contrast, with a maximum contrast ratio here of 2000:1. That's nothing special for a TV but something that most monitors can only dream of.
- Versatile stand
- Four-port USB hub
- MVA panel with very wide viewing angles
- Contrast ratio: 2000:1
- Colours could be more accurate: deltaE: 4.9
- Very poor responsiveness
- No HDMI input or audio
- Large stand
You can forget about gaming on the ViewSonic VP2765-LED monitor, but it could be perfect for anybody wanting to do graphics work or edit photos, as long as it's been properly calibrated.