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28" 3840 X 2400 Oct 2014
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ViewSonic VX2880ml Monitor Product Review
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ViewSonic VX2880ml 28-Inch 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor (3840x2160, 50M:1 DCR, HDMI (MHL), D Quick Review
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12 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This Viewsonic PC display received a "Performance Award" from Techno-labs.com who wrote that this flatpanel monitor functioned well.

The editor of one other expert review site thought that this LCD screen was good. Benchmark.pl gave this PC display a "Good Product" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including Techradar, PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk and tweaktown.com this PC display has an overall expert rating of 70 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Several Viewsonic VX2880ML reviewers who reviewed the Viewsonic VX2880ML agreed that it was good value for money. Ajs (london) said “ViewSonic is offering in this a relatively affordable 4K monitor in a larger than usual 28-inch or 71cm size” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Ajs (london) also wrote “One feature it does not itself possess is touch-screen, which would probably appreciably raise its retail price”. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Amazing price for 4K” in their review.

A number of people considered that it was a bargain for the price. Gadget Addict mentioned “Have the occasional glitch where the screen will flash purple which is intermittent enough to live with for the cheap price paid.” in their Viewsonic VX2880ML review but despite that they scored this PC monitor 60 out of 100. Huh said in their review of the Viewsonic VX2880ML on Amazon “It is cheap and if it well purely be used for videos then yeah fair enough” but they scored it 40 out of 100. Jason Mccarthy gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his Viewsonic VX2880ML review on Amazon “I am replacing the MiniDP cable it came with as this feels rather cheap compared to other thunderbolt/miniDP cables”.

One Viewsonic VX2880ML owner mentioned that the Viewsonic VX2880ML was cheap. Ajs (london) wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Not too expensive for its 4K performance”.

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Nice Design

Four Viewsonic VX2880ML owners agreed that it was good looking. Two years ago David Precious mentioned in his review “The image looks lovely - even fed with just a 1080p picture from my PS3 playing DVDs/BluRays it looks gorgeous” and rated it 4 stars. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Viewsonic VX2880ML “The VX2880ml ($629.99), is a stylish 28-inch model that uses Twisted Nematic (TN) panel technology to deliver bold, mostly accurate colors, dark blacks” but they only gave it a score of 50 out of 100. Expert website Digitalhippos.com said “Sharp 28" 4K display like this? It's beautifully designed, has silky blacks, especially for a TN panel”.

One customer who purchased it considered that it was smooth. Reece G. mentioned on Amazon “Although when i decided to play a 1080p console it just didnt seem to be very smooth and feels more like a cinematic effect rather than a game” and rated it 80 out of 100.

One Viewsonic VX2880ML owner who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was ergonomic. Two years ago Sussman wrote “Fixing to the monitor is a weakness, especially with the lack of ergonomic adjustments” in their review however they scored the Viewsonic VX2880ML 2 stars.

One Viewsonic VX2880ML reviewer who bought the product thought it was well designed. Expert review site Digitalhippos.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their Viewsonic VX2880ML review “More (screen) real estate than Donald Trump - Without the horrid hair piece!PerformanceOk, so this bad boy is good looking, well designed”.

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Easy to Use

Three Viewsonic VX2880ML reviewers who bought the Viewsonic VX2880ML concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Oliver wrote on Amazon “Can run most games in 4K hitting the 30FPS limit for this monitor, for some games its comfortable such as Alien” nonetheless he scored this PC monitor 1 stars. Oliver also wrote “30FPS is comfortable”.

Some customers wrote that it was easy to use the menus.

Some people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Mr. R. J. Collins wrote “Picture quality for 4K video is incredible - however - the touch control panel buttons are completely dead! RETURNING” but in spite of that they only rated it 1 stars. Digitalhippos.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic VX2880ML “Easy to use”.

One person said in their reviews that it had a good experience. Two years ago Ajs (london) wrote in their review on Amazon “One user has commented that it has dramatically improved movie-watching experience and when browsing the web there is far more detail to be seen”.

One customer said in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to assemble. Mike Nelson mentioned “I did have to refer to the leaflet on how to assemble the tilt stand” in his review of this PC monitor. One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a touch sensitive screen. Susman said two years ago “The power button, all of which are touch sensitive” .

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Good Picture Quality

A number of Viewsonic VX2880ML reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it had good picture quality. Badd mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The picture is superb great to look at, just have to get a better graphics card now as the one I have only does 2k max”. Two years ago David Precious wrote in his review of the Viewsonic VX2880ML on Amazon “To be fair, if you're looking for a 4K monitor, you probably have a modern graphics card with DisplayPort ports anyway, though”. Jason Mccarthy mentioned also two years ago “* Update * After 3 weeks I am having pink screens synonymous with graphics issues, i believe my Retina Macbook Pro is having compatibility issues”.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Evan said in his review “The colours are lovely and bright”.

One Viewsonic VX2880ML owner who bought the product concluded that it had a good refresh rate. Susman wrote in their Viewsonic VX2880ML review “Only by lowering the resolution to 1920x1200 or below, is the refresh rate 60Hz possible”.

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Robust

Two Viewsonic VX2880ML owners agreed that this PC monitor was reliable. Mark wrote in his review of the Viewsonic VX2880ML on Amazon “It stopped working reliably after around 1 week of being out of the box”.

One person considered that this PC monitor was well made. David Precious mentioned on Amazon “First impressions are good - quality-looking, stylish, nice skinny bevel and solid stand elevating it to what I feel is just the right height” in his Viewsonic VX2880ML review.

One Viewsonic VX2880ML reviewer who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Oliver said in his review on Amazon “Was ok - Twice broken and returned for refund”.

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Viewsonic Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

Viewsonic medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all LCD screens Viewsonic is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Good Product Quality

Some Viewsonic VX2880ML owners who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was good quality. David Precious he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Good image quality, great as a workstation monitor or "dumb" TV.”. David Precious also mentioned “Picture quality is generally good - great contrast”. Mike Nelson said on Amazon “The stereo speaker quality is "acceptable” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Good Support

One Viewsonic VX2880ML owner said in their reviews that the Viewsonic VX2880ML had good technical guidance. Susman wrote in their review of this PC monitor “In the box are basic setup instructions provided on two paper sheets”.

Good Sound Quality

One Viewsonic VX2880ML reviewer reckoned that it had good sound quality.

Good Connectivity

One person reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. David Precious gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “There's no DVI input - not a big problem, DVI-D to HDMI converters are simple”.

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Poor User Reviews

On average, based on 64 user reviews the average user rating of this Viewsonic flatpanel monitor is 53 out of 100. Users don't rate this medium monitor very highly.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer who bought the product wrote that it was not a good height. Susman said “There are no height adjustments or side swivel possible”. One person who purchased the product wrote that it was not thin. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “It suffers from narrow viewing angles and weak gray-scale performance” and rated the Viewsonic VX2880ML 50 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the VX2880ML do not have a built-in speaker(s). The VX2880ML is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth also looking at other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the 296CL[pl_1600493_price], or the B296CL[pl_1728195_price] both from Acer or the AOC U2868[plb_2276998_price].

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Not 3D

The VX2880ML is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the VX2880ML are also not 3D.

If you want an LCD screen that is 3D then you might also want to consider the VG236[pl_2030776_price], or the VG27AH[pl_1426322_price] both from Asus or the Samsung SMT-2232[plb_1414672_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The VX2880ML does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VX2880ML also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider including the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price], the HP EliteDisplay S240[plb_2319729_price], or the Lenovo LT2323z[plb_1417526_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Viewsonic VX2880ML does not have a card reader integrated, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for more than two years also do not have a card reader integrated.

There are a number of other PC screens which also have a card reader integrated that you might want to look at including the DELL UP2414Q[plb_2251567_price] which is also higher rated.

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Pricey

The price range of LCD screens of a similar age and spec is from £43 to £9,999. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of a similar age and spec.

2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VX2880ML

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium monitor has been on the market for over two years.

3840 X 2400 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the Viewsonic VX2880ML is 3840 x 2400 pixels. That's over nine times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels.

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2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(13)
13 March 2015

The number of monitor makers that includes 4K offering in their ranges is expanding rapidly, and Viewsonic has joined their ranks with the VX2880ml.Its VX series consists of primarily consumer... Read more…

Design
Image quality
Reasonably priced
Accurate colors
Sharp UHD picture
Limited to 30Hz
Poor speakers
Fiddly setup
Only supports 30Hz UHD frame rates
Narrow viewing angles
26 January 2015

What more can you say about a huge, crisp and sharp 28" 4K display like this? It's beautifully designed, has silky blacks, especially for a TN panel and performs extremely well. Apart from that...

23 December 2014

If you're looking to use a 4K monitor at full resolution to be productive, play games or even do day-to-day general tasks at 3,840 x 2,160, the VX2880ml isn't for you. If you want to watch 4K...

22 December 2014

The VX2880ml finds itself in a tricky position due to the 30Hz limitation meaning you would find yourself not wanting to use it in full 4K mode for anything other than viewing multimedia content....

17 December 2014

ViewSonic has a good monitor here, but it's just not great. It's priced better than it was when it launched, but the price isn't everything. 30Hz is just too low these days, especially when you're...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 March 2015 by Clifford H.
(Verified Purchase)

Stay away from this monitor. Unless you are going to use it as a TV. I mean, yes it is usable but it will not make you very happy and will be annoyed very quickly...

Reviewed 6 February 2015 by Jose P.

Got about 30 of these, 12 went back. 2 went back twice. Half of those that came back after repair didn't have the back panel properly snapped in (!), wonder why. This model should have never been... Read more…

Reviewed 16 October 2014 by Chris S.
(Verified Purchase)

Make note that this monitor support daisy chaining with displayport in and displayport out. Don't confuse the ports or will just get a blank screen if only using one monitor. Also not that... Read more…

Screen resolution is so good that text is almost too small requiring font scaling in windows control panel. Upside is screen real estate is immense allowing for many open windows and is great for phot
4k and very clear picture
Res is 4k, d-port and hdmi input, came with plenty of cables to support the monitor
4k gaming with very little to no ghosting. I mainly wanted this for 4k video editing to finally be able to see my videos at their full resolution. For that it is awesome. I fired up B 2 pre-sequel to
4K resolution
Non I can think of
Basically everything other than 4k. The 30hz is terrible. The resolution is nice, but not at this setting. I'm getting used to it, but may be trashing this monitor very soon seeing that one of the col
Monitor runs at 30hz , mouse cursors looks like bad
Monitor died after 2 days
Tends to need to resynch display after waking up from sleep. I believe this is more of a system issue and the monitor. I have not fully calibrated it but it looks very blue. But all tv's and monitors
Reviewed 3 June 2015 by Ivan V.

I knew I was getting a budget 4K display. I knew to expect poor color quality and a modest amount of input lag. I set my expectations pretty low for this one. It failed to meet even those. Stay... Read more…

Reviewed 13 January 2015 by FELIPE J.

Wait for another model , this monitor is not ready for prime time...

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