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ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Dec 17, 2019 at 09:18 am
ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD Picture
Test Methodology v1.1
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", 1440p monitor with great peak brightness and wide viewing angles. It delivers a great gaming experience, with low input lag, excellent motion handling, and support for AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, but very few additional gaming features. Like most IPS monitors, it has a low contrast ratio, but the unit we tested has better black uniformity than most monitors we've tested so far. Unfortunately, the stand has a very limited range of motion, so it might be difficult to place in an ideal viewing position.

Our Verdict

7.5 Mixed Usage

The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is a good monitor for most uses. It has great peak brightness and good 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.

See our Mixed Usage recommendations
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.

See our Office recommendations
8.1 Gaming

The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD is a great gaming monitor. It has excellent motion handling, a fast refresh rate, and extremely low input lag for a responsive gaming experience. Unfortunately, the stand has a limited range of motion, so it might be difficult to place it in an ideal viewing position.

See our Gaming recommendations
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.

See our Multimedia recommendations
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 outstanding 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.

See our Media Creation recommendations
5.7 HDR Gaming

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

See our HDR Gaming recommendations
  • 7.5 Mixed Usage
  • 7.6 Office
  • 8.1 Gaming
  • 7.2 Multimedia
  • 7.2 Media Creation
  • 5.7 HDR Gaming
Pros
  • Excellent motion handling and low input lag.
  • Better black uniformity than most monitors.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  1. Update 2/24/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.

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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)
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°

Unfortunately, the ViewSonic 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, great for a multi-monitor setup.

Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
4.2" (10.7 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
2.0" (5.1 cm)
6.5
Design
Build Quality

The ViewSonic 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, which can be distracting.

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

Like most IPS monitors, the ViewSonic 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 ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD doesn't have a local dimming feature. The 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 ViewSonic 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 °

Like most IPS monitors, the image remains accurate when viewed from the sides. This also helps to ensure an accurate image at the sides of the screen when you're sitting close to the screen.

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 °

Like most IPS monitors, the image remains accurate when viewed from above or below. This is great if you often share your screen with someone standing beside you, or if you're planning to mount the screen on the wall.

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 ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD has outstanding gray uniformity. The sides of the screen are slightly darker than the rest, and there are a few darker areas on our model, but these aren't very noticeable with most content.

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

The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD has decent overall black uniformity, and it's actually among the best we've seen on a monitor, with very little clouding in dark scenes.

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

Out of the box, this monitor has decent accuracy. 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, the ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD 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

s.RGB Picture Mode: Standard (calibrated)
Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Standard

Excellent SDR color gamut, nearly identical to the Pixio PX7 Prime. It covers the entire sRGB color space used by most content, and it has excellent coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space.

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

s.RGB Picture Mode: Standard
Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Standard

This monitor has outstanding SDR color volume. Like most IPS monitors, it can't display dark, saturated colors very well due to the low contrast ratio.

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

According to ViewSonic, this monitor 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 ViewSonic 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
5.3 %
Indirect Reflections
3.0 %
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.4 %

The ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD has good reflection handling, slightly better than the Pixio PX7 Prime, and similar to the ASUS PG279QZ. Combined with the great SDR Peak Brightness, glare shouldn't be an issue for most people.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB
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 %

Mode Response Time Chart Motion Blur Photo
Standard Chart Photo
Advanced Chart Photo
Ultra Fast Chart Photo

This monitor has an excellent response time, resulting in very clear motion, with only a short blur trail behind fast-moving objects when the level of overdrive is set to 'Advanced'. The 'Ultra Fast' setting has a significantly shorter blur trail, but there's noticeable overshoot behind fast-moving objects and color fringing around moving objects, suggesting that different colors have different response times.

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

At lower backlight settings, there's flicker in the backlight, but it's at an extremely high frequency that isn't noticeable.

This monitor has an optional black frame insertion feature, known as '1ms mode'. Enabling this feature reduces the amount of persistence blur behind fast-moving objects, but also causes a noticeable tripling effect.

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

This monitor has outstanding low input lag, great for gaming. Even when gaming on a console limited to 60Hz, the input lag due to processing is extremely low.

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", 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 is in fact 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. There are no gaming-oriented features, and it doesn't support HDR.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)
Features
Controls

The control scheme isn't as intuitive as the joystick controls found on most LG monitors and the Pixio PX7 Prime.

Features
In The Box

  • Manual
  • Power cable
  • HDMI cable

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 27" 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 ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD we reviewed was manufactured in October 2019.

Compared to other monitors

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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