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...
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26 Reasons For
Good Product Quality
A few customers considered that it was good quality. A Hayes gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780 on Amazon two years ago “Great quality, no backlight bleed, no dead pixels, pre-calibrated”. Cc mentioned in their review on Amazon “The monitor was good quality.”. Christopher R. mentioned on Amazon “The stand is rugged and the build quality very good” in his review and rated it 99 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
A number of Viewsonic VP2780 reviewers who reviewed the Viewsonic VP2780 reckoned that it had good picture quality. John rated the Viewsonic VP2780 99 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “Picture quality is good and easy to adjust” in his review of this PC monitors. Mr. J. Rajamogan gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “It does exactly what is says it should - give an amazing picture quality”. Yann Maitre wrote on Amazon “Picture quality quality is great all around” in their review of this PC monitors.
Several people reckoned that the Viewsonic VP2780 had good colour saturation. Christopher R. said on Amazon “These panels have much better colours than the more common” in his review of this PC monitors and rated it 5 stars. Christopher R. also said “The colours look great and the overall impression I get is it is slightly more vibrant than the HP”. Three years ago G. Forbes wrote “The whites are so white and the colours really vivid”.
Two people who purchased the Viewsonic VP2780 concluded that it had clear images. C. R. Baker wrote this year “Superb Clarity” in their Viewsonic VP2780 review. Chris a said on Amazon three years ago “The other major change is the clarity and crispness of the display” and rated it 99 out of 100.
One customer who bought it concluded that it had a flickering image. Yann Maitre wrote on Amazon “Is absolutely flicker free” in their Viewsonic VP2780 review and gave it a score of 99 out of 100.
Some customers who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable. Cc said in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780 on Amazon “It's a very sturdy, heavy base which takes up a lot of room behind”. Christopher R. rated it 99 out of 100 and he said in his review of this PC monitors two years ago “The stand is rugged and the build quality very good”. Christopher R. also mentioned “It is also very sturdy and doesn’t wobble”.
Some people wrote that the product was well made. Three years ago Chris a said on Amazon “My only dissappointment with the VP2770 is a lack of built in speakers, which I quickly rectified with my JBL Creatures” in his review of this PC monitors. Chris a also mentioned “After a couple of weeks fairly solid use with the VP2770 now”. Two years ago Christopher R. wrote in his review on Amazon “Looks solid and functional”.
A few Viewsonic VP2780 reviewers said in their reviews that the product 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. Si wrote in their review of this PC monitors 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.” and gave the Viewsonic VP2780 a rating of 5 stars.
Several Viewsonic VP2780 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Aarovic said on Amazon “Great Value - Great Picture”. 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 wrote “Impressive monitor for the price”.
A few Viewsonic VP2780 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was a bargain for the price. Christopher R. wrote in his Viewsonic VP2780 review on Amazon “It doesn’t have any speakers which is not a loss as monitor speakers are normally cheap and tinny” and gave the Viewsonic VP2780 a rating of 99 out of 100. In August this year Tomag2345 scored the product 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitors “For £450 is a bargain”. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar “There's nothing cheap about the VP2780-4K, which costs a hefty $1,093 (about £700, or AU$1,430”.
One customer wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was cheap. Expert review site Hexus.net said “ViewSonic understands the premium 4K monitor market is littered with relatively inexpensive displays that use very similar panels” in their Viewsonic VP2780 review.
Easy to Use
Several Viewsonic VP2780 owners who bought the Viewsonic VP2780 thought it was easy to use. Two years ago Christopher R. said in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780 “The monitor uses touch sensitive OSD buttons which are a bit fiddly to use”. John Capozzi wrote in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780 on Amazon three years ago “Response time is stellar for a panel of this type, just be sure to use the middle "Advanced" setting in the OSD, not Ultra”. Last year Yann Maitre wrote “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” in their review.
One Viewsonic VP2780 reviewer who reviewed the Viewsonic VP2780 concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Yann Maitre said on Amazon “Having two documents or two applications running side by side is again very comfortable” in their review of this PC monitors.
One Viewsonic VP2780 owner wrote that the Viewsonic VP2780 had a touch sensitive screen. G. Forbes said on Amazon “From thehe touch sensitive controls to the excellent screen” in their review of this PC monitors. One Viewsonic VP2780 reviewer concluded that this PC monitors was easy to use the menus. Mr. J. Rajamogan mentioned on Amazon “I haven't tried all the settings (the default seems perfect to me).”.
The VP2780 is a popular choice of PC monitor according to sales data from Amazon.
Good Technical Features
Three Viewsonic VP2780 reviewers who reviewed the product said that it had good features. Pcmag.com said 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” in their review of this PC monitors. Expert website Alphr.com mentioned “The array of features and connectivity is impressive” in their review of the Viewsonic VP2780.
A few Viewsonic VP2780 reviewers said that the Viewsonic VP2780 was good looking. Craig Brown wrote in his Viewsonic VP2780 review two years ago “Simply gorgeous”. Craig Brown also said “It all changed when I upgraded to this gorgeous monitor”. Craig Brown also wrote “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 person wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was a good design. Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “The ViewSonic VP2780-4K has a high resolution, impressive quality levels and great versatility from its design.” in their review of this PC monitors.
Two Viewsonic VP2780 reviewers who purchased it wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. The King mentioned on Amazon “The picture is sharp, connectivity is good”. Expert website Alphr.com said in their review of this PC monitors “The array of features and connectivity is impressive” and scored it 4 stars.
One Viewsonic VP2780 owner considered that the Viewsonic VP2780 had good technical guidance. Chris a rated it 99 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon three years ago “I couldnt help feel it was old tech”.
We checked 1,948 owner and expert reviews for Viewsonic flatpanel monitors and found that on average Viewsonic has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Viewsonic has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The Viewsonic VP2780 is a four USB Type-A downstream port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other PC displays of this spec and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
Owner Reviews Are Excellent
Owners have rated this flatpanel monitor on average 90 out of 100.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Viewsonic VP2780 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type also have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper PC screens such as the Philips BDM4065UC (£1,599.98).
We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the DELL U3415W (£506.42), or the Philips BDM3470UP (£507.35).
The Viewsonic VP2780 is a two DisplayPort PC monitor.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of PC screens of a similar age and type to the VP2780 range from 10° to 180°. The Viewsonic VP2780 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VP2780.
Has One Cable Included
The Viewsonic VP2780 has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of this age and spec. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this Viewsonic PC screen. The cables included AC|DisplayPort|HDMI|MHL|USB are also found on this LCD screen.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VP2780 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the VP2780. PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the VP2780 have horizontal viewing angles of between 18° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
The Viewsonic VP2780 has one of the more display colour counts (1,070 million) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The average display colour count of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year is 160M.
Two HDMI Ports
The Viewsonic VP2780 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago have between one and three HDMI ports.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The Viewsonic VP2780 has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).
This PC monitor's resolution (3840 x 2160) is actually the best resolution amongst all medium monitors that came out more than a year ago.
Amongst comparable types of PC monitor the worst resolution is 720 x 400.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
At 350 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VP2780 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the VP2780. The average display brightness of flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VP2780 is 280 cd/m².
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Viewsonic VP2780 is a four USB 3.0 port PC monitor.
Quite Big Viewable Width
The average viewable width of PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the VP2780 is 530mm. The Viewsonic VP2780 has one of the bigger viewable widths (596.9 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
10 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
Several Viewsonic VP2780 owners reckoned that this PC monitors was not heavy and bulky. Ant wrote on Amazon “A great monitor, looks a little bulky perhaps due to the larger bezel” however gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Cc wrote “It's a very sturdy, heavy base which takes up a lot of room behind” in their review of this PC monitors and gave this PC monitors a rating of 60 out of 100. Strathearn said on Amazon two years ago “The only mild criticisms are the bulky stand (though this is more stable than some others)”.
Several Viewsonic VP2780 reviewers who reviewed this PC monitors considered that it was not heavy. Gamer said “The extra ooomph has a hefty price tag.” in their Viewsonic VP2780 review but in spite of that scored the product 80 out of 100. Techradar.com wrote “There's nothing cheap about the VP2780-4K, which costs a hefty $1,093 (about £700, or AU$1,430”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VP2780 do not have a built-in camera. The Viewsonic VP2780 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC displays of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The Viewsonic VP2780 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the VP2780, the Viewsonic VP2780 does not have an integrated card reader.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader including the Benq SW2700PT (£523.19).
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Not Cheap for a PC Display of This Spec and Age
We thought that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. The price range of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year is from £51 to £5,066.
Only LCD Display Type
The Viewsonic VP2780 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
An LCD display type is actually the worst display type across all flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the VP2780.
The best display type amongst comparable types of flatpanel monitor is LED.
We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display and we think cheaper PC monitors such as the Asus MG278Q (£375.16) is also worth considering.
If the display type of this medium monitor is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Philips BDM3270QP (£383.14) (LED) which also has a higher Rating.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec LCD screens that have been around for more than a year.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to it.
Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures
At only 30,000 hours, the Viewsonic VP2780 has a quite short mean time between failures compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago. The shortest mean time between failures of comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the VP2780 is 30h, the longest is 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 42,000h.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The average annual energy consumption of comparable spec PC displays that have been available for more than a year is 210kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 22kWh to 29,000kWh. At 60 kilowatt hours, the Viewsonic VP2780 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age.
3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VP2780
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this Viewsonic PC display was released.
Running Costs Are OK
This LCD screen has an energy efficiency classification of B, and the average running cost of the VP2780 is £66 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 486 LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago.
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Viewsonic VP2780 is 20000000:1. That's over four times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
If you want a flatpanel monitor with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to consider the Philips BDM4065UC (£1,599.98) (50000000:1 and cheaper); or the Philips BDM3270QP (£383.14) (50000000:1 and higher rated).
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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