Following the review of the impressive, super slim, bezel-less HP 23es monitor, here’s another skinny one in the lab – the ViewSonic VX2776-SMHD. The 27-incher is a looker, and packs some commendable specs for little dough. Let’s take a closer look.
Design and build
There’s no doubt about it. The ViewSonic VX2776-SMHD looks good. And it certainly looks more expensive than its MYR999 price tag. It’s razor thin, measuring just 6.6mm on the side.
The front of the display is a “borderless” design. It’s not entirely borderless of course, with the presence of a black edges all around, which makes it feel more expansive.
The screen sits on top of a triangular brushed aluminum stand and looks great on the desk. Sadly, the stand isn’t height adjustable but at least it can tilt – 5 degrees and backwards 17 degrees
Another downside is the lack of a VESA mount, for those who need it, that is.
There are physical On-Screen-Display (OSD) buttons, or nibs as I like to call them, at the bottom right of the monitor. The far right is the power switch, while the rest gives you access to other settings like profiles and ViewMode.
At the back, there are HDMI, DisplayPort and D-Sub (VGA) display inputs. Beats me why we still see VGA inputs these days, but hey, choice is good right? The monitor also has a headphone out and auxiliary input which is great if you want to plug in headphones or external speakers.
As a plus point, the VX2776-SMHD features dual integrated speakers. Just don’t expect them to give you chest-thumping audio.
Let’s do a run through of the specs shall we? First thing’s first. It’s a 27-inch SuperClear AH-IPS panel pushing Full HD (1920×1080) resolution in 16:9 ratio. SuperClear is ViewSonic’s proprietary image enhancement technology that maintains colour consistency and delivers better colour performance and gray-level quality. Being an IPS panel, you’ll enjoy a wide 178-degree viewing angle.
The panel also has an anti-glare, hard-coating surface, which is a plus.
You’ll get a pretty standard 4ms response time (GtG), 1000:1 static contrast ratio, and a brightness of 250cd/m2. Refresh rate maxes out at 60Hz.
Viewsonic doesn’t state official numbers, but based on technical test results from Bit-Tech, the VX2776-SMHD delivers 97% of sRGB and 75% of AdobeRGB.
The VX2776-SMHD has a handful of presets Viewsonic calls “ViewMode.” There are six modes in total – “Game,” “Movie,” “Web,” “Text,” “Mono,” and “Mac.” These presets enhance gamma curve, colour temperature, contrast and brightness to deliver an optimised viewing experience for different applications.
Additionally, the monitor offers Flicker-Free technology and a Blue Light Filter to reduce eye strain from extended viewing periods.
In the box
- LCD display
- AC/DC adapter
- Power cable
- VGA cable
- HDMI cable
- Audio cable
- Quick start guide