ViewSonic Announces Elite XG270QC Monitor: 1440p@165 Hz, Curved For Gamingby Gavin Bonshor on May 22, 2020 2:00 PM EST
The latest monitor in Viewsonic's large and varied portfolio comes via the XG270QC, which is a part of its gaming-focused Elite series. Available in the US now, the 27 inch Viewsonic Elite XG270QC features a 1500R curved screen, with a refresh rate of 165 Hz, and is certified for VESA DisplayHDR 400.
Designed with gaming in mind, the Viewsonic Elite XG270QC comes with many of the features you'd expect for a contemporary gaming displaying. including a 27-inch, 2560x1440 VA panel with a fast refresh rate of 165 Hz, variable refresh support including AMD's FreeSync Premium Pro certification, and is VESA certified DisplayHDR 400. Although officially it has a 3 ms response time, Viewsonic is stating that it has a 1 ms MPRT response time, with Viewsonic's PureXP Motion Blur reduction technology making this possible. The curve of the panel is rated at 1500R which Viewsonic claims is provide a more immersive gaming experience.
Looking at the dimensions, it's 24.1 inches wide with a 4-inch depth. It has an adjustable height of between 18.97 and 23.59 inches, with a net weight of 7.5 kg with the stand installed. For users looking to mount it to a monitor stand or wall mount, it is VESA 100 x 100 mm mounting on the rear and weighs 4.9 kg without the stand installed. The XG270QC has a black glossy finish and includes a single DisplayPort 1.4 input, two HDMI 2.0 inputs, a 3.5 mm audio output, and for security, it features a Kensington Lock slot. Provided with the Elite XG270QC is Viewsonic's Elite Display Controller software which connects to its device via a Type-A cable which is supplied, and allows users to adjust the integrated RGB LED lighting. It is certified to work with ThermalTake's RGB Plus and Razer's popular Chroma RGB Ecosystems.
Touching on some of the finer details of the 27-inch panel, it has a 178-degree viewing angle and offers VESA Adaptive-Sync support. It features AMD FreeSync Premium Pro certification, which is AMD's own classification system for grading monitors, ensuring among other things a wide enough refresh rate for Low Framerate Compensation support, as well as low-latency HDR support. In terms of color reproduction, Viewsonic is claiming 16.7 million colours, with a 3,000 to 1 static contrast ratio and 120 million to 1 dynamic contrast ratio. For power, Viewsonic states that in Eco mode, it's optimized for 45 W, while it has a 55 W typical consumption rate, with a maximum of up to 59 W.
Viewsonic has said that the Elite XG270QC is to purchase in the US for a price around the $460 mark. Users in the EU, AU, and other regions around the world will, however, need to wait until June.
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Valantar - Monday, May 25, 2020 - linkI'm really hoping there'll be a decent selection of ~32" UHD 120-144Hz HDR monitors out for the upcoming consoles. So far the only options are ridiculously expensive, and none support HDMI 2.1, making them useless with the new consoles. While I still use my monitor _far_ more with my PCs, it would be a real let-down to not be able to use those consoles to the full extent of their capabilities when they arrive.
flyingpants265 - Monday, May 25, 2020 - link32" is still pretty small.
boeush - Monday, May 25, 2020 - linkI've come to the conclusion that at an arm's length, "desktop" viewing distance, 36 to 38" would be the optimal size for 4k content under 100% scaling. At that size and distance, a curve would certainly help a lot as well.
It's just genuinely weird to me that still no manufacturer targets these sizes to date. You can have tiny panels, or jumbo panels, but no right-sized panels for desktop use. Is there really no market for them, except for little lonesome me?
Dug - Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - linkI would be surprised to see any games be able to do 120hz at 4k anyway.
At 1080p, sure. But then you loose some quality in upscaling.
Lakados - Monday, May 25, 2020 - linkIs it weird that for me this things largest selling feature is the VESA mount?
Beaver M. - Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - linkNo, its mine too.
Without it, no purchase.
I use a monitor arm. I need it.
And of course that also why I dont give a damn how good or crappy the stand it.
Rostvast - Monday, May 25, 2020 - linkBeing used to the 3K display on my surface pro, i constantly spasming to the low ppi of my 27 inch 1440p monitor. In my opinion, only apple know the optimal screen size to ppi ratio thats perfect to the eye. 4k 27 inch should be the standard on gaming monitors. Oh and miniled too.
Beaver M. - Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - linkUntil you have to press your nose to the screen to see if on the horizon, in the jungle or forest something is moving. High resolutions never were good for competitive gaming.
1440p on 27" is a pretty good compromise. Even my 32" with 1440p is still pretty good. But its just too big.