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Viewsonic VP27804K PC Monitor

£537.82
27" 20000000:1 LCD 642.7mm Jan 2015
B
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Width Release Date £105.12 Electricity cost over 5 years
Eight industry awards
Good size
Nice design
115 Reviews + 8 Awards
tweaktown.com Best Performance Award PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star HEXUS.net Recommended
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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This LCD screen is one of the most awarded of all the PC screens of a comparable age and spec.

This PC display was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review websites PC Mag, Tomshardware.co.uk, Tomshardware.com and Technopat.net all of whom said that this PC screen was superb.

Another two expert review sites thought that this LCD screen was good. This PC screen received a "Recommended" award from website HEXUS.net and it received a "Best Performance Award" from review website Tweaktown.com who thought it performed well.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both concluded that this flatpanel monitor was good. This PC display received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus and Nordichardware.se gave it a "Best Product" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 81 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 102 owner reviews this PC display has an average owner rating of 90%. 68 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this LCD screen the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 2,792 owner and expert reviews (including 399 verified purchases) for Viewsonic flatpanel monitors and found that on average Viewsonic has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Viewsonic has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range. 96% of those that bought a Viewsonic PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers agreed that the product was heavy and bulky. Ant wrote “A great monitor, looks a little bulky perhaps due to the larger bezel” in their Viewsonic VP2780 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Cc mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It's a very sturdy, heavy base which takes up a lot of room behind” in their review of this PC monitor yet they only scored the product 3 stars out of 5. Three years ago Strathearn wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The only mild criticisms are the bulky stand (though this is more stable than some others)”.

Two people who bought it concluded that it was thin. Pt-Gti said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Beyond the tech specs after a few months the subtle and slim trim, compared to what it replaced, is nice aesthetically” in their review of this PC monitor. They also mentioned “The trim is slim” in their review.

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Price

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Reasonably Priced

Ten people wrote that the Viewsonic VP2780 was good value for money. C. Aylward rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “A brilliant professional monitor at a reasonable price, use it 5 days a week”. Three years ago Mathux mentioned “Other than these it seems a good enough screen at a good price” in their review of this PC monitor. Also three years ago Pb said “At just over £400 it really is great value” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Three owners considered that it was expensive. Techradar.com said in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Techradar two years ago “It's expensive and lacks some consumer features”. Mrbanjoboy1 gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Cannot fault this colour monitor - quite expensive”. Four years ago John Capozzi gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert review site Amazon “It's less expensive now!”.

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Not Cheap

We think this PC display looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. The cheapeast PC monitor of a comparable type and age that we found costs £49 and the most expensive costs £9,999.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

Viewsonic released the VP2780 in January 2015.


Good Picture Quality

Five customers who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had good picture quality. Yann Maitre wrote “Picture quality quality is great all around” . John gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780 “Picture quality is good and easy to adjust”. Mr. J. Rajamogan wrote on expert review site Amazon three years ago “It does exactly what is says it should - give an amazing picture quality” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Four owners who purchased this PC monitor wrote that it had good colour saturation. J R E Thompson scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this PC monitor “Really good monitor - picture is really sharp and the colours good”. Mr. Dm Richards mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Nice monitor, good colours, clear and sharp text.”. G. Forbes said on expert review site Amazon “The whites are so white and the colours really vivid” and scored this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Three owners who reviewed the product thought it had clear images. Mel54 mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “This monitor by far has better contrast, color clarity, everything”. Chris a wrote in his review of this PC monitor “The other major change is the clarity and crispness of the display”.

Two customers who reviewed it mentioned that it had a wide viewing angle. Woergo wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The viewing angle excellent” in their review of this PC monitor. Photo Bug said “Also we still have to find that ideal viewing angle” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Energy

Average Running Costs

This LCD screen has an efficiency rating of B. The VP2780 is typical compared to the other 1,092 flatpanel monitors of this age and spec that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the VP2780 will cost £106 over 8 years to run.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Viewsonic VP2780 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as this PC display which have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC screen and we think the Asus MG279Q (£503.26) or the Philips 298P4 are also worth considering.

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Design

Nice Design

Five owners who purchased the Viewsonic VP2780 thought it was good looking. In April last year Pt-Gti said in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The display is gorgeous”. Two years ago Patti gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and she mentioned in her review of this PC monitor on expert review site Tigerdirect.com “This is a beautiful screen”. Ivan said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The colors are natural and beautiful” in his review of this PC monitor.

Good Product Quality

Fifteen customers agreed that the product was good quality. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “It offers excellent picture quality” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Two years ago expert review site Alphr.com mentioned “The image quality is great for the cash” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Tomshardware.com said also two years ago “Its reputation for a solid build and good quality control is still intact”.

Well Made

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Build Quality”. Northerner wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The quality is good and solid construction, mine had no bleed or dead pixels” although they only rated it 60 out of 100. Christopher R. mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Looks solid and functional” in his review of this PC monitor.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic VP2780 was strong and durable. Website Newegg.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Sturdy stand with tons of tilt”. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Digital Versus “A sturdy chassis and great finish”. Yann Maitre mentioned “The discreet black face of the monitor and the sturdy feel of the whole setup” .

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Easy to Use

Four customers wrote that this PC monitor was easy to use. Website Newegg.com said “Easy To Use” and scored this PC monitor 80 out of 100. Kirk gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of the Viewsonic VP2780 on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The wide viewing angle and pixel density make sitting close practical”. Yann Maitre wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “Excel and MS Office are almost a pleasure to use on this beast as well”.


Ports & Interfaces

Two HDMI Ports

The Viewsonic VP2780 is a two HDMI port LCD screen.

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Display

Has a Composite Sync

The Viewsonic VP2780 has a composite sync. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to this PC screen also have a composite sync.

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Has a Sync-On-Green (SOG)

The Viewsonic VP2780 has a sync-on-green (SOG), as do most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec.

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Has a Separate H/V Sync

The Viewsonic VP2780 has a separate H/V sync. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as this PC screen also have a separate H/V sync.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Viewsonic VP2780 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec also have an Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Has Five Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Viewsonic VP2780 is more than most LCD screens of a comparable type and age to it. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that are a similar age to this LCD screen. The cables included "DisplayPort", "HDMI", "MHL" and "USB" are also found on this PC display.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00766907787214, 05054629790588, 07669077872144

Viewsonic VP2780 Review Sources

To prepare this Viewsonic VP2780 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 692,351 product attributes, 78,668 PC monitor reviews and 7,521,600 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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