The ViewSonic VX2758 is an affordable 27″ 1080p 144Hz gaming monitor with a curved VA panel. However, it has no DisplayPort input which we find to be a deal-breaker considering that the monitor supports AMD FreeSync; so, you won’t be able to use FreeSync with compatible NVIDIA cards.
What’s more, there are similarly priced alternatives which not only offer both DisplayPort and FreeSync but are actually certified by NVIDIA as fully G-SYNC compatible.
Just like most of the 27″ 1080p 144Hz curved gaming monitors, the ViewSonic VX2758-C-MH is based on a VA panel with a 3,000:1 static contrast ratio, a peak brightness of 280-nits, wide 178-degree viewing angles, and dithered 8-bit color depth (6-bit + FRC) for 16.7 million colors.
On a 27″ screen, 1080p resolution results in a pixel density of 81 pixels per inch (PPI) which makes the picture somewhat pixelated in comparison to 24″ 1080p monitors (91 PPI).
For video games, everyday use, movies, and other multimedia purposes, such low pixel density is tolerable as you can sit a bit further from the screen in order to make the pixels less distinguishable. Additionally, in video games, you can apply some anti-aliasing to improve the picture quality.
When it comes to office-related tasks, we don’t recommend such low pixel density as you’ll have limited screen space and small items such as text and icons won’t be as sharp and clear as they’d be on a 24″ 1080p display, for instance.
The ViewSonic VX2758 input lag amounts to only ~5ms of delay which is not noticeable even by professional gamers.
The response time speed, on the other hand, is not as fast. The pixels cannot transition from one color to another as quickly as the display refreshes the image which results in visible trailing of fast-moving objects, especially with darker pixels.
So, in fast-paced games, especially in darker ones, there will be prominent ghosting and motion blur. Note that the same problem occurs in almost all high refresh rate VA displays.
Now, for casual players or single-player games, the amount of ghosting is tolerable, but if you’re a competitive gamer, you should opt for a 144Hz gaming monitor with a faster response time speed, either with an IPS panel such as the Acer VG271 – or with a TN panel such as the AOC G2590FX.
Moving on, the ViewSonic VX2758 monitor supports AMD FreeSync, but as already mentioned, only over HDMI. So, you will only be able to use it if you have an AMD graphics card or Xbox One.
FreeSync synchronizes the monitor’s refresh rate with your GPU’s frame rate and thus eliminates all screen tearing and stuttering as long as your FPS (Frames Per Second) rate is within the variable refresh rate (VRR) range. The ViewSonic VX2758 FreeSync range is 48-144Hz/FPS.
Other features include Black Stabilization (alters gamma curvature), Low Input Lag Mode (minimizes input lag), Response Time (Standard, Advanced, Ultra Fast), and ViewMode (pre-calibrated picture presets including FPS, RTS, MOBA, Movie, Web, Text, Mono, sRGB, and Custom).
You will also find the standard adjustments such as brightness/contrast, sharpness, color temperature, 6-axis hue/saturation, and six gamma presets.
Design & Connectivity
Connectivity options include HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, VGA, a headphones jack, and an audio line-in port for the two 2W integrated speakers. The design is as lacking as the connectivity since the monitor is not VESA mount compatible and its stand is tilt-only by -5°/20°.
Price & Similar Monitors
The price of the ViewSonic VX2758 ranges from $230 to $250.
For the same amount of money, you can get the AOPEN 27HC1R which is based on the same panel yet offers FreeSync over both HDMI and DisplayPort; plus, it’s G-SYNC compatible and VESA mount compliant.
These are 24″ 1080p 144Hz curved VA models with a higher pixel density and a Motion Blur Reduction technology (MBR) which via backlight strobing reduces the perceived ghosting in fast-paced games.
The ViewSonic VX2758 is also available as the 32″ model, the ViewSonic VX3258 (ViewSonic VX3258-2KC-MHD), which has a higher 1440p resolution and FreeSync over DisplayPort.
While the ViewSonic VX2758 144Hz gaming monitor does offer a decent image quality and performance, there are a lot better alternatives for the money.
Even if you currently have an AMD graphics card that supports FreeSync over HDMI, you should get a monitor which has a DisplayPort input as well. This way, when you want to upgrade your graphics card, you can choose between both NVIDIA and AMD FreeSync-compatible GPUs.
ViewSonic VX2758 Specifications
|Resolution||1920×1080 (Full HD)|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 (Widescreen)|
|Response Time||5ms (GtG)|
|Adaptive Sync||FreeSync (48Hz-144Hz)|
|Ports||HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4, VGA|
|Other Ports||Headphone Jack|
|Contrast Ratio||3000:1 (static)|
|Colors||16.7 million (6-bit + FRC)|
What We Loved
- High contrast ratio
- Low input lag
What We Didn’t Like
- Not VESA mount compatible
- Tilt-only stand
- No DisplayPort
- Visible ghosting in fast-paced games
- Low pixel density
Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time on writing for DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.