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Viewsonic XG2700-4K
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Viewsonic XG27004K PC Monitor

27" 20000000:1 LED 642.74mm Jan 2016
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The ViewSonic XG2700-4K is a 27 4K Ultra HD LED gaming monitor that delivers stunning definition and color for highly immersive gameplay. With 3840x2160 resolution and SuperClear IPS panel... More
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11 Reasons For

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking. Paul B he wrote “The viewing angle is pretty large, too, though this won’t be an issue for most gamers unless they regularly enjoy having spectators around” in his Viewsonic XG2700-4K review.

One person who reviewed the Viewsonic XG2700-4K considered that it was smooth. Paul B mentioned in his review of this PC monitor this year “If you use an AMD card then you can bring AMD’s FreeSync technology into play as well, helping to smooth the movement out even further”.

One Viewsonic XG2700-4K reviewer who purchased this PC monitor thought it was neat. Paul B said in his review of this PC monitor in October this year “Aside from that, only a neat little Viewsonic logo on the middle of the lower edge of the screen” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One customer mentioned that it was a good design. A few weeks ago Paul B mentioned on Amazon “As far as gaming monitors go, Viewsonic seem to be playing it cool with the design, there’s a very visible red stripe along the base” in his review of the Viewsonic XG2700-4K.

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Good Brand

We checked 2,061 user and expert reviews for Viewsonic PC displays and found that on average Viewsonic has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Viewsonic has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.

Easy to Use

One Viewsonic XG2700-4K reviewer said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. In October Paul B gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his review on Amazon “Menus are clear and easy to navigate, though everything is done through the touch sensitive buttons”.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The XG2700-4K is a four USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen.

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LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the iiyama XUB3490WQSU-B1[plb_3203453_price] or you might consider a better rated PC display such as the Acer XG270HU[plb_2846714_price].

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Viewsonic XG2700-4K has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. The vertical viewing angles of new medium monitors range from 15° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Viewsonic XG2700-4K has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months is -5° and the widest is 180°.

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Fairly Large Color Gamut

The color gamuts of new medium monitors range from 68% to 110%, and the average color gamut is 82%. The Viewsonic XG2700-4K has a quite large color gamut (100 percent) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the XG2700-4K.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the XG2700-4K is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most common resolution.

This LCD screen's resolution (3840 x 2160) is in fact the best resolution across all medium monitors that are a similar age to the XG2700-4K.

The worst resolution across similar types of LCD screen is 640 x 350.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic XG2700-4K has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other new flatpanel monitors. Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the XG2700-4K have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m².

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Has Two Cables Included

The XG2700-4K has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that came out around the same time as the XG2700-4K. The cable included "USB" is also found on this Viewsonic flatpanel monitor.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The XG2700-4K does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months.

There are a number of other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to consider including the iiyama XUB3490WQSU-B1[plb_3203453_price]; or the LG 34UC88[plb_3355113_price], or the AOC AG271QG[plb_3668603_price].

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Running Costs Are Very High

The XG2700-4K has an average running cost of £75 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 18% of all 395 medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months.

Not 3D Compatible

The Viewsonic XG2700-4K is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the XG2700-4K are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The XG2700-4K does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other latest similar spec flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in camera and we think the Philips 272B7QPTKEB[plb_3731183_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for the last year, the XG2700-4K does not have an integrated card reader.

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Expensive

We think this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other new medium monitors. The price range of new medium monitors is from £40 to £1,164.

Only One HDMI Port

The XG2700-4K is a one HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Quite High Average Power Consumption

New medium monitors have average power consumptions of between 17W and 92W. With an average power consumption of 40 Watts, the Viewsonic XG2700-4K has one of the higher average power consumptions amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.

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Very High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the XG2700-4K is 6.8W. When compared to other newly released medium monitors, the XG2700-4K's power consumption when in PowerSave mode of 33 Watts is one of the highest.

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1 Other reason to consider the Viewsonic XG2700-4K

Released Twelve Months Ago

This PC display was released twelve months ago.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 May 2016 by Paul B

As far as gaming monitors go, Viewsonic seem to be playing it cool with the design, there?s a very visible red stripe along the base and the middle of the stand leading up to the monitor. Aside... Read more…

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Total running cost over 5 years £74.51
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers code xg27004, code xg27004k, pumps xg27004, pumps xg27004k, viewsonic 300cdm2, viewsonic xg27004, viewsonic xg27004k
Barcodes 00766907827323

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