ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Updated May 01, 2020 at 08:31 am
ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD Picture
7.5
Mixed Usage
7.6
Office
8.1
Gaming
7.2
Multimedia
7.2
Media Creation
5.7
HDR Gaming
Size 27"
Resolution 2560x1440
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
LCD Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is a good 27 inch, 1440p monitor with great peak brightness and wide viewing angles. It delivers a great gaming experience, with low input lag, excellent response time, and support for AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology to reduce screen tearing, but it has very few additional gaming features. Unfortunately, the stand has bad ergonomics with a very limited range of motion, so it might be difficult to place in an ideal viewing position. However, photography professionals should appreciate the excellent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space.

Our Verdict

7.5 Mixed Usage

The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is a good monitor for most uses. It has great peak brightness and impressive viewing angles, so it's a good choice for most offices. It delivers a great gaming experience but doesn't support HDR. This monitor is decent for multimedia or media creation, but it doesn't look as good in a dark room and the stand has a limited range of motion.

Pros
  • Excellent response time and low input lag.
  • Better black uniformity than most monitors.
  • Outstanding color gamut.
Cons
  • Bad ergonomics.
  • Doesn't have extra gaming features.
7.6 Office

The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is a good monitor for office use. It has great peak brightness, good reflection handling, outstanding gray uniformity, and wide viewing angles. Unfortunately, the stand has a limited range of motion, so it might be difficult to place it in an ideal viewing position.

8.1 Gaming

The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is a great gaming monitor. It has a high refresh rate with support for FreeSync VRR technology, and it's compatible with newer NVIDIA G-SYNC graphics cards. The response time is excellent and the input lag is incredibly low for a responsive gaming experience. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any extra gaming features like adding crosshairs for FPS games.

7.2 Multimedia

The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is a decent monitor for multimedia. It has a large, high-resolution screen, and wide viewing angles, great for sharing the latest trending videos with your friends. Unfortunately, the stand has a limited range of motion, and like most IPS monitors it has a low contrast ratio, so it doesn't look as good in a dark room.

7.2 Media Creation

The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is a decent monitor for media creation. The large, high-resolution screen is great for multitasking and makes it easier to see more of your project at once. It also has incredibly low input lag for a responsive desktop experience, and wide viewing angles, great for sharing your screen with other people. Unfortunately, the stand has a limited range of motion, which might be an issue for some people.

5.7 HDR Gaming

The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD doesn't support HDR.

  • 7.5 Mixed Usage
  • 7.6 Office
  • 8.1 Gaming
  • 7.2 Multimedia
  • 7.2 Media Creation
  • 5.7 HDR Gaming
  1. Update 2/24/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.

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27" VX2758-2KP-MHD
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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No
Curve Radius Not Curved
Weight (without stand)
9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)
Weight (with stand)
11.9 lbs (5.4 kg)

The VX2758-2KP-MHD has a simple design, different from the ViewSonic XG2402 and the ViewSonic Elite XG270. It's mainly black with some silver trim on the stand, and it fits into any office environment or gaming setup.

Design
Stand
Width
16.2" (41.1 cm)
Depth
7.5" (19.1 cm)

The base of the stand has a small footprint, but supports the monitor well, with only a bit of wobble.

2.2
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
N/A
Switch Portrait/Landscape No
Swivel Range No swivel
Tilt Range -15° to 5°

Bad ergonomics. Unfortunately, the VX2758-2KP has a limited range of motion, so it might be difficult to place it in an ideal viewing position.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 100x100

The back of the monitor is plain, and there's no cable management. The stand has a quick-release, and it can be VESA mounted, which is great.

Design
Borders
Borders
0.3" (0.8 cm)

Very thin borders on three sides, which is great for a multi-monitor setup.

Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
4.2" (10.7 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
2.0" (5.1 cm)

Luckily, the stand doesn't add much thickness and the whole setup doesn't take up a lot of space.

6.5
Design
Build Quality

The VX2758-2KP-MHD has a decent overall build quality. The back panels have a nice textured finish, but the plastic feels cheap. The stand supports the monitor well, but there's a bit of wobble.

Picture Quality
6.1
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1071 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

Like most IPS monitors, the VX2758-2KP-MHD has a low contrast ratio. This results in blacks that look gray, but this is mainly noticeable in a dark room. If you're looking for a 1440p monitor with a much better contrast ratio, then check out the AOC CQ27G1.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The VX2758-2KP-MHD doesn't have a local dimming feature. The above video is provided for reference only.

8.0
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
359 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
357 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
358 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
358 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
359 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
359 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
357 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
358 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
358 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
358 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
358 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.000

Great peak brightness. The VX2758-2KP-MHD can easily overcome glare in almost any room.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene
N/A
HDR Peak 2% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 10% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 25% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 50% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 100% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 2% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 10% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 25% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 50% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 100% Window
N/A
HDR ABL
N/A

This monitor doesn't support HDR.

8.7
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
49 °
Color Washout From Right
49 °
Color Shift From Left
64 °
Color Shift From Right
64 °
Brightness Loss From Left
49 °
Brightness Loss From Right
49 °
Black Level Raise From Left
70 °
Black Level Raise From Right
70 °
Gamma Shift From Left
59 °
Gamma Shift From Right
59 °

Fantastic horizontal viewing angle. Like most IPS monitors, the image remains accurate when viewed from the side.

6.8
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
27 °
Color Washout From Above
30 °
Color Shift From Below
38 °
Color Shift From Above
42 °
Brightness Loss From Below
30 °
Brightness Loss From Above
33 °
Black Level Raise From Below
70 °
Black Level Raise From Above
65 °
Gamma Shift From Below
28 °
Gamma Shift From Above
32 °

Decent vertical viewing angle. The edges of the screen appear darker if you sit close and you lose some image accuracy if it's mounted above or below eye level.

8.6
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.691 %
50% DSE
0.104 %
5% Std. Dev.
0.424 %
5% DSE
0.042 %

The VX2758-2KP-MHD has outstanding gray uniformity. The sides of the screen are slightly darker, but this isn't very noticeable with most content.

7.0
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.335 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

Satisfactory black uniformity, better than most monitors. There's still some backlight bleed along the edges and clouding throughout, which might be noticeable when watching content in a dark room.

7.0
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
Standard
Luminance
370 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
100
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Controls
100-100-100
Gamma Setting
No Gamma Setting
Color Temperature
6050 K
White Balance dE
2.99
Color dE
3.77
Gamma
2.24

This monitor has decent color accuracy out-of-the-box. Most scenes are displayed at the correct brightness levels, which is great, but there are some noticeable inaccuracies in all colors and shades of gray. This is good if you enjoy saturated colors, but isn't good if you rely on accurate colors.

9.6
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
Standard
Luminance
100 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
17
Contrast Setting
72
RGB Controls
93-95-98
Gamma Setting
No Gamma Setting
Color Temperature
6489 K
White Balance dE
0.55
Color dE
0.45
Gamma
2.18

After calibration, it has outstanding accuracy, with no noticeable inaccuracies in any colors or shades of gray.

You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and shouldn't be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model due to manufacturing tolerances.

9.3
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
99.5 %
Adobe RGB xy
86.1 %
sRGB Picture Mode
Standard
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Standard

Outstanding SDR color gamut. The VX2758-2KP-MHD covers nearly all of the sRGB color space used in most content, and has excellent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space used in photo editing.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.8 %
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
90.9 %
sRGB Picture Mode
Standard
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Standard

Amazing SDR color volume. It can display most colors at different brightness levels thanks to its outstanding SDR color gamut, but with a low contrast ratio, it can't display dark, saturated colors.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
N/A
DCI P3 xy
N/A
Rec. 2020 xy
N/A
DCI P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
No HDR

This monitor doesn't support HDR.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
N/A
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
N/A
DCI P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
No HDR

This monitor doesn't support HDR.

10
Picture Quality
Image Retention
IR After 0 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 2 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 4 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 6 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 8 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 10 Min Recovery
0.00 %

There are no signs of temporary image retention on this monitor, even immediately after displaying our high-contrast, static test image for 10 minutes.

8.8
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
8 Bit

Note: According to ViewSonic, the VX2758-2KP-MHD can display 10-bit color, but we were unable to get it to display a 10-bit signal. There are other reports of the same issue with this model.

The VX2758-2KP-MHD has excellent gradient handling. There's very little banding in areas of similar color.

7.7
Picture Quality
Color Bleed
Pixel Row Error
0.002 %
Pixel Column Error
0.451 %

Like the Pixio PX7 Prime, there are some signs of vertical color bleed. This shouldn't be very noticeable for most users, though.

7.4
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.4 %
Indirect Reflections
3.0 %
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.4 %

Decent reflection handling. It handles moderate amounts of light well, but struggles in rooms with direct light. The ViewSonic Elite XG270 has much better reflection handling.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB

Text clarity is okay. It can be improved by using ClearType (top photo), which makes the diagonal lines on the letters R and N clearer.

Motion
8.5
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Best Overdrive Setting
Ultra Fast
Rise / Fall Time
4.3 ms
Total Response Time
11.8 ms
Overshoot Error
9.7 %
Dark Rise / Fall Time
4.4 ms
Dark Total Response Time
11.4 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
10.5 %

Overdrive Setting Response Time Chart Response Time Tables Motion Blur Photo
Standard Chart Table Photo
Advanced Chart Table Photo
Ultra Fast Chart Table Photo

Excellent response time, which is expected for a 144Hz monitor. The recommended Overdrive setting is 'Ultra Fast' as it has the quickest response time and clearest motion, but there's still overshoot in most transitions. If that bothers you, the 'Advanced' setting has significantly less overshoot, but there's some motion blur.

7.4
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Best Overdrive Setting
Standard
Rise / Fall Time
8.9 ms
Total Response Time
17.1 ms
Overshoot Error
0 %
Dark Rise / Fall Time
10.1 ms
Dark Total Response Time
17.7 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
0.0 %

Overdrive Setting Response Time Chart Response Time Tables Motion Blur Photo
Standard Chart Table Photo
Advanced Chart Table Photo
Ultra Fast Chart Table Photo

Alright response time at 60Hz. Unlike at its max refresh rate, the recommended Overdrive setting is 'Standard', so you might have to change settings while gaming. This setting has significantly less overshoot than the 'Advanced' and 'Ultra Fast' settings, but motion still appears blurry.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
>1000 Hz

This monitor isn't technically flicker-free, since at lower backlight settings it flickers at an extremely high frequency, but it isn't noticeable.

6.0
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Yes
BFI Maximum Frequency
144 Hz
BFI Minimum Frequency
120 Hz

The black frame insertion feature is known as the 1ms Mode. It helps improve the appearance of motion, but also could cause a doubling, or even tripling, effect with fast-moving objects.

9.0
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
144 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors DisplayPort

This monitor has an excellent refresh rate, and it supports AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, for a nearly tear-free gaming experience. Although not officially supported, it also works when connected to a recent NVIDIA G-SYNC graphics card over DisplayPort.

Inputs
9.5
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution
4.1 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.0 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
5.5 ms
Variable Refresh Rate @ 60Hz
9.9 ms
10 Bit HDR
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
7.4 ms

Incredibly low input lag, giving you a responsive gaming experience. There's a bit more lag with VRR enabled, but it remains low even at 60Hz, which should please console gamers.

8.3
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Megapixels 3.7 MP
Pixel Density
109 PPI
Screen Diagonal 27.0 inches
Screen Area 310 sq inches

The 27 inch, 1440p screen is great for multitasking, and makes it easier to see more fine details in your favorite games.

Inputs
Inputs
Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort 1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort No
HDMI 1 (HDMI 2.0), 1 (HDMI 1.4)
DVI No
VGA No
DisplayPort Out No
USB No
USB C No
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Microphone In 3.5mm No
Digital Optical Audio Out No
Analog Audio Out RCA No
Power Supply Internal

Update 12/23/2019: The DisplayPort connection was incorrectly listed as 1.4. It's actually a DisplayPort 1.2 port.

Features
Features
Additional Features
RGB Illumination
No
Speakers
Yes
HDR10 No
Multiple Input Display
No

This monitor has very few additional features. It has a low blue light feature to help reduce eye strain and there are built-in speakers, but it doesn't have any other gaming-oriented features.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)
Features
Controls

There are six controls on the back of the monitor to navigate the on-screen menu.

Features
In The Box

  • Manual
  • Power cable
  • HDMI cable

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 27 inch ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD, model VS17882, which is part of ViewSonic's VX series of monitors. There are many other monitors in this lineup, but we don't expect our review to be valid for them.

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their VX2758-2KP-MHD doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we'll update the review. Note that some tests such as the gray uniformity may vary between individual units.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate Notes
VX2758-2KP-MHD 27" 1440p 144Hz  

The unit we reviewed was manufactured in October 2019.

Compared to other monitors

The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is a good 27 inch monitor with great gaming performance, but with very few additional features. See our recommendations for the best 27 inch monitors, the best 27 inch gaming monitors, and the best office and business monitors.

LG 27GL83A-B
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The LG 27GL83A-B is better than the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD. The LG has a much better stand, with a decent height adjustment range and the ability to rotate to portrait orientation. The LG supports HDR, although this doesn't add much. The ViewSonic, on the other hand, has an optional black frame insertion feature for clearer motion, and the unit we tested has better black uniformity.

LG 27GL850-B
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The LG 27GL850-B is better than the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD. The LG has much better ergonomics, motion handling, and color accuracy, but the ViewSonic has a much better contrast ratio and black uniformity. The LG supports HDR and has a much better gradient performance, but doesn't have a black frame insertion feature like the ViewSonic.

ASUS TUF VG27AQ
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The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is much better than the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD. The ASUS has significantly better build quality and ergonomics, and it supports HDR. Additionally, the ASUS has a better contrast ratio and its refresh rate can be factory overclocked to 165Hz. However, the ViewSonic has much better reflection handling and significantly better black uniformity.

Acer VG271UP
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The Acer VG271 and the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD perform similarly overall, but there are a few notable differences between them. They're both 27" 1440p monitors with a 144Hz refresh rate and FreeSync support, but the Acer supports HDR, whereas the ViewSonic doesn't. The ViewSonic has a much better black uniformity and faster response time, but the Acer is more color accurate out of the box.

AOC CQ27G1
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The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is a bit better monitor than the AOC CQ27G1, but their differences mainly come down to different panels. The ViewSonic has an IPS panel, so the viewing angles are better. It can also get brighter, the response time is quicker, and it covers more of the sRGB color space used in most content. The AOC has a VA panel, so it's better suited for dark rooms thanks to its great contrast ratio, and its colors are more accurate out of the box.

Acer Nitro VG271
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The Acer Nitro VG271 and the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD are very similar overall. The ViewSonic has a higher native resolution, making it a better choice for multitasking or gaming, and the unit we tested has better black uniformity. The Acer VG271, on the other hand, supports HDR, although this doesn't add much, and the stand has a slightly better tilt range.

Dell S2719DGF
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The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is better than the Dell S2719DGF. The ViewSonic's IPS panel has much wider viewing angles, a higher contrast ratio, and significantly better black uniformity. However, the Dell is more adjustable due to its excellent ergonomics, its build quality is much better, and it has a slightly higher refresh rate.

Pixio PX7 Prime
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The Pixio PX7 Prime is better than the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD. The PX7 Prime has much better ergonomics, with a fully-adjustable stand, and it supports HDR, although this doesn't add much. On the other hand, the ViewSonic we tested has much better black uniformity and an optional black frame insertion feature.

Samsung Space SR75
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The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is better than the Samsung Space SR75, unless you're planning on using your monitor in a dark room. The ViewSonic's IPS panel has much better viewing angles, and the unit we tested has better black uniformity. The ViewSonic also has an optional black frame insertion feature, which some people like for gaming. On the other hand, the Samsung has much better ergonomics, with a unique stand that has an impressive range of motion, and the VA panel delivers much deeper blacks, which is especially noticeable in a dark room.

Dell U2717D
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The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is much better than the Dell U2717D. The ViewSonic has significantly better motion handling, black uniformity, and viewing angles, but the Dell's build quality and ergonomics are much better. The ViewSonic has a higher refresh rate of 144Hz, supports FreeSync, and has a much lower input lag than the Dell. 

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