The ViewSonic VP2780-4K 27 Professional Ultra HD LED monitor delivers stunning definition for color-critical applications. With 3840x2160 resolution, and SuperClear IPS technology for wide-angle...
On average, based on 43 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC screen is 90 out of 100.
Easy to Use
Several people reckoned that it was easy to use. Christopher R. mentioned “The monitor uses touch sensitive OSD buttons which are a bit fiddly to use” in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780. John Capozzi said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Response time is stellar for a panel of this type, just be sure to use the middle "Advanced" setting in the OSD, not Ultra”. Yann Maitre rated it as excellent and said in their review last year “Very high resolution is really good in day to day use, resulting in a display that is both comfortable and practical to use, thanks to the huge screen real estate”.
One Viewsonic VP2780 reviewer who bought the product said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Yann Maitre said “Having two documents or two applications running side by side is again very comfortable”.
One Viewsonic VP2780 reviewer considered that this PC monitor had a touch sensitive screen. G. Forbes wrote in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780 on Amazon three years ago “From thehe touch sensitive controls to the excellent screen”.
One customer who reviewed the Viewsonic VP2780 wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Mr. J. Rajamogan said on Amazon “I haven't tried all the settings (the default seems perfect to me).” in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780.
Some customers wrote that it was strong and durable. Cc wrote in their review on Amazon “It's a very sturdy, heavy base which takes up a lot of room behind” nonetheless they rated the Viewsonic VP2780 3 stars. Christopher R. scored it 5 stars and he wrote “It is also very sturdy and doesn’t wobble” in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780. John Capozzi said on Amazon “The base is very very sturdy” in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780 and gave this PC monitor an excellent review.
Five people who bought it reckoned that it was well made. Chris a mentioned “My only dissappointment with the VP2770 is a lack of built in speakers, which I quickly rectified with my JBL Creatures” and scored this PC monitor very highly. Chris a also wrote “After a couple of weeks fairly solid use with the VP2770 now”. Christopher R. gave it a very good rating and he said “Looks solid and functional” in his review.
A few Viewsonic VP2780 owners who reviewed this PC monitor mentioned that it was reliable. Chris a said “Overall the VP2770 is a massive step up from my old and trusty Viewsonic VG2230 TN” in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780. Two years ago Si said on Amazon “I've been looking for an upgrade for my trusty 10 year old 20" NEC for some time now, purely so I could fit more info on the screen.”.
Good Product Quality
Several customers who reviewed the Viewsonic VP2780 reckoned that it was good quality. Two years ago A Hayes gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Great quality, no backlight bleed, no dead pixels, pre-calibrated” in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780. Cc mentioned “The monitor was good quality.” in their Viewsonic VP2780 review. Christopher R. wrote “The stand is rugged and the build quality very good” in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780.
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A few customers reckoned that the product was good value for money. Aarovic mentioned on Amazon “Great Value - Great Picture” in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780 and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Aarovic also said “After a lot of trawling the internet for reviews on QHD monitors the ViewSonic VP2770 came up as best value for money compared with other 27inch monitors”. Ant gave this PC monitor a very good rating and mentioned “Impressive monitor for the price” in their review.
A number of Viewsonic VP2780 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Christopher R. gave it a very good rating and he said on Amazon “It doesn’t have any speakers which is not a loss as monitor speakers are normally cheap and tinny”. Tomag2345 said this month “For £450 is a bargain” and gave the Viewsonic VP2780 a very good rating. Techradar.com said in their Viewsonic VP2780 review “There's nothing cheap about the VP2780-4K, which costs a hefty $1,093 (about £700, or AU$1,430” .
One person thought it was cheap. Hexus.net mentioned on expert website HEXUS.net “ViewSonic understands the premium 4K monitor market is littered with relatively inexpensive displays that use very similar panels”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of people who reviewed the Viewsonic VP2780 concluded that it had good picture quality. Two years ago John wrote “Picture quality is good and easy to adjust” in his review. Mr. J. Rajamogan wrote “It does exactly what is says it should - give an amazing picture quality” in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780. Yann Maitre mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Picture quality quality is great all around” in their review and rated the product as very good.
Five Viewsonic VP2780 reviewers said that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. Two years ago Christopher R. said “These panels have much better colours than the more common” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. Christopher R. also mentioned “The colours look great and the overall impression I get is it is slightly more vibrant than the HP”. G. Forbes wrote “The whites are so white and the colours really vivid” in their review of this PC monitor.
A number of people who reviewed it considered that it had clear images. This year C. R. Baker mentioned “Superb Clarity”. Chris a said “The other major change is the clarity and crispness of the display” and rated the product as excellent.
One Viewsonic VP2780 reviewer reckoned that the product had a flickering image. Yann Maitre rated the product 5 stars and said “Is absolutely flicker free”.
Good Technical Features
Some customers said in their reviews that it had good features. Pcmag.com rated it 4 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor on expert website PC Mag “The ViewSonic VP2780-4K ($889.99) is a moderately priced 27-inch monitor with an impressive feature set including 10-bit color technology, multiple input connections”.
A number of people agreed that this PC monitor was good looking. Craig Brown wrote in his Viewsonic VP2780 review two years ago “Simply gorgeous” and gave the Viewsonic VP2780 a rating of 5 stars. Craig Brown also mentioned “It all changed when I upgraded to this gorgeous monitor”. Craig Brown also mentioned “Games look totally gorgeous (2560x1440 helps, I am using a GeForce gtx770 2GB which copes well), movies looks great, even surfing the well looks much better”.
One Viewsonic VP2780 reviewer concluded that the Viewsonic VP2780 was a good design. Techradar.com said “The ViewSonic VP2780-4K has a high resolution, impressive quality levels and great versatility from its design.” in their Viewsonic VP2780 review and rated the Viewsonic VP2780 80 out of 100.
Viewsonic Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens
Medium monitors manufactured by Viewsonic have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all flatpanel monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that Viewsonic also has good reviews across its entire range.
Several people said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. The King wrote on Amazon “The picture is sharp, connectivity is good” in their Viewsonic VP2780 review and gave this PC monitor a very good review. Expert review site Alphr.com said “The array of features and connectivity is impressive” .
One Viewsonic VP2780 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Chris a said in his review on Amazon “I couldnt help feel it was old tech”.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Viewsonic VP2780 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the VP2780 also have a built-in speaker.
It may also be worth considering one of the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Asus PG27AQ[plb_3142487_price], or the LG 34UC97C[plb_3016738_price] which is cheaper; or the Eizo FlexScan EV2750[plb_3262622_price] which has better reviews.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The average horizontal viewing angle of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the VP2780 is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VP2780 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the VP2780.
The Viewsonic VP2780 has more DisplayPorts than most of the PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the VP2780. This LCD screen is a two DisplayPort flatpanel monitor compared to most of the medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VP2780 which only have one DisplayPort.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VP2780 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the VP2780 is 10°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Fairly Many Display Colour Count
With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the Viewsonic VP2780 has one of the more display colour counts amongst medium monitors of this age. Flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the VP2780 have display colour counts of between 16M and 1,100M.
Two HDMI Ports
The Viewsonic VP2780 is a two HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other PC displays that were launched around the same time as the VP2780 have between one and three HDMI ports.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Viewsonic VP2780 is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VP2780 graphics resolutions range from 720 x 400 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The Viewsonic VP2780 has a quite bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the VP2780. Across all the PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the VP2780 the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
Quite Big Viewable Width
With a viewable width of 596.9 millimeters, the Viewsonic VP2780 has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst LCD screens of this age. Flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VP2780 have viewable widths of between 280mm and 800mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm.
Has Five Cables Included
The Viewsonic VP2780 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC displays of this type and age. The cables included "DisplayPort", "HDMI", "MHL" and "USB" are also found on this Viewsonic PC monitor.
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Not Good in Terms of Size
Three people wrote that the Viewsonic VP2780 was not heavy and bulky. Three years ago Ant mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “A great monitor, looks a little bulky perhaps due to the larger bezel” nonetheless they gave the product an excellent rating. Strathearn said on Amazon two years ago “The only mild criticisms are the bulky stand (though this is more stable than some others)” in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780.
Several people who reviewed the Viewsonic VP2780 mentioned that it was not heavy. Gamer said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The extra ooomph has a hefty price tag.”.
Price Has Recently Increased by £119.69
The price of the VP2780 increased by £119.69 yesterday.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Viewsonic VP2780 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the VP2780 also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC displays that have been around for more than a year are not 3D compatible. The Viewsonic VP2780 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price].
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most LCD screens that came out more than a year ago do not have an integrated card reader. The Viewsonic VP2780 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to consider include the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price].
We think this PC display looks expensive compared to other PC displays of a similar age and spec. The price range of PC displays of a similar age and spec is from £46 to £4,106.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on LCD screens of this type and age.
Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures
With a mean time between failures of only 30,000 hours, the Viewsonic VP2780 has one of the shorter mean time between failures amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago the mean time between failures range from 30h to 70,000h.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
At 60 kilowatt hours, the Viewsonic VP2780 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. The lowest annual energy consumption of PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the VP2780 is 22kWh and the highest is 140kWh.
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Released Over a Year Ago
Viewsonic released the VP2780 over a year ago.
OK Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this PC screen is B, and the VP2780 has an average 5 year running cost of £66 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 505 PC displays of this spec and age.
LCD Display Type
The Viewsonic VP2780 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.
If the display type of this medium monitor is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price] (LED), the Benq XR3501[plb_2943761_price] (LED), or the LG 34UC97C[plb_3016738_price] (LED) which is also cheaper.
T here's no two ways about it: the ViewSonic VP2780-4K is something of a bargain by the standards of professional monitors. It still isn't cheap, but this 27in monitor packs in everything you... Read more…
I am using this as a secondary monitor. My primary is the Dell Ultra sharp 24" @ 1920x1200. When I fling a Window over to this monitor (Netflix movie, Photos ) it is set to scale up to 3840x2160... Read more…
Kirk would recommend the Viewsonic VP2780-4K (Verified Purchase)
The color gamut and high contrast are extremely satisfying. The wide viewing angle and pixel density make sitting close practical. Its non-glare screen is a big improvement over the glossy Apple... Read more…
Woergo would recommend the Viewsonic VP2780-4K (Verified Purchase)
I've been using ViewSonic LCD monitors since 2002, my last one before the one I just purchased being a VP2655wb, which was also purchased from B&H. I cannot find a dead pixel anywhere, and the... Read more…
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