ViewSonic XG2705-2K Review: 27″ 1440p IPS Gaming Monitor

Wide Quad HD Resolution
144Hz Refresh Rate
Ultra-Fast Response Time
AMD FreeSync Premium
SuperClear IPS Panel Technology
Dual Integrated Stereo Speakers

SKU: XG2705-2K Category: Monitors

The ViewSonic XG2705-2K is a 27-inch WQHD IPS display designed for gamers who need speed and efficiency. This monitor’s 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync Premium technologies virtually remove screen tearing and stuttering for smooth gaming experience during fast-paced action sequences. A 1ms (MPRT) reaction time ensures smooth screen output with no blurring or ghosting. A three-sided borderless interface ensures viewing size while eliminating frame obstacles in multi-display setups. DisplayPort and HDMI compatibility choices allow you to link to your PC and gaming console. The XG2705-2K provides the comfort gamers require for marathon sessions, with a completely customizable stand that provides height adjustment, swivel, pivot, and tilt, as well as a VESA-compatible mount.

VESA-Compatible Install: Use the monitor’s versatile VESA-compatible mount design to mount it as you see fit.

WQHD resolution is four times that of a conventional 720p screen and almost twice that of a traditional 1080p monitor, resulting in a far clearer picture with no distortion or stretching while retaining the same 16:9 aspect ratio. WQHD resolution also offers up to 77% more display room for a more interactive experience.

144Hz Refresh Rate: With a fast 144Hz refresh rate, the ViewSonic XG2705-2K display provides smooth frame loading and amazing visuals regardless of how rapidly the in-game action unfolds.

Action Time: The ultra-fast 1ms (MPRT) response time provides smooth images while eliminating motion blur and ghosting. You’ll be happy your display responds as easily as you do during fast-paced action sequences.

AMD FreeSync Premium: The ViewSonic XG2705-2K monitor is fitted with AMD FreeSync Premium technology, which seamlessly syncs the frame rate performance between your graphics card and display through VESA Adaptive-Sync connectivity. For smooth gaming, this dynamic refresh rate effectively prevents picture tearing, stuttering, and jerkiness.

SuperClear IPS Panel Technology: Experience realistic and vibrant colors with consistent degrees of brightness regardless of viewing angle. This monitor’s SuperClear IPS panel technology provides the same picture clarity when you gaze at it from above, below, in front, or on the rear.

Dual Integrated Stereo Speakers: The ViewSonic XG2705-2K monitor’s dual integrated speakers blend outstanding screen performance with sound quality for an interactive multimedia experience.

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My honest ViewSonic XG2705-2K Review

I bought the XG2402 for my gaming laptop a year ago (in December 2018). My laptop has a 144Hz display, and the previous BenQ I owned didn’t look as smooth because it wasn’t 144Hz. I did a short Amazon search and came across this show, which I purchased on the spur of the moment. It does not let you down! A year later (Dec 2019), I saw it on sale for Cyber Monday and couldn’t pass it up.

The ViewSonic XG2705-2K monitor has a TN screen, and as with all TN monitors, it will appear washed out when compared to IPS displays, especially at viewing angles. But you’re gaming and going at things straight on, so it’s not a huge deal. 1920×1080 is the resolution. The monitor has two HDMI inputs as well as a single DisplayPort port. It also has two USB 3.0 (A) ports and one USB 3.0 (B) entry. Two red light bars glow behind the display panel while the monitor is turned on and sensing a signal. If this scares you, you should disable it. I leave them on and appear pretty good against a wall.

Setting up for 144Hz and G-SYNC: Navigate to the Tree View Panel and extend Display under NVIDIA Control Panel settings. Be sure to choose 1920×1080 under the PC segment under “Change resolution.” You can now adjust the refresh rate to 144Hz using the drop down box on the right.

To allow G-SYNC, go into the monitor’s OSD and enable FreeSync. After that, return to the NVIDIA Control Panel settings, extend Display, and click “Set up G-SYNC.” Three stages divided into three sections: (1) Choose “Allow G-SYNC, G-SYNC Compatible” and select full screen or full and window mode. (2) Click on the ViewSonic XG2705-2K Monitor. (3) Pick the Enable settings for the chosen display type checkbox.

That’s it! Have fun with the smooth gameplay!


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