Viewsonic latest 27-inch 240Hz OLED gaming monitor lands in the US -- XG272-2K-OLED boasts 0.02ms response time

Viewsonic XG272-2K-OLED gaming monitor
(Image credit: Viewsonic)

Viewsonic has launched its XG272-2K-OLED gaming monitor in the US (h/t DisplaySpecifications). The not-at-all catchy name at least makes some of the key specifications immediately apparent. Yes, this is a 27-inch OLED gaming monitor with a ‘2K’ resolution. Other features that will attract gamers include the monitor’s touted speedy performance, wide color gamut, USB-C connectivity option, a USB hub, and a fully adjustable ergonomic stand with built-in OSD remote and RGB lighting.

2024 seems like the first year that OLED monitors for PC gamers and enthusiasts are becoming truly mainstream. Viewsonic’s XG272-2K-OLED gaming monitor tickles many sweet spots for those looking to graduate from the 1080p LCD era. Here, you have a 26.5-inch diagonal flat OLED panel boasting 2560 x 1440 pixels (AKA 1440p, 2K, or QHD).

The OLED panel will undoubtedly deliver that gorgeous deep black and contrasty imagery that the panels are well known for. We also see that the Viewsonic XG272-2K-OLED covers 100% of the sRGB and 98.5% of the DCI-P3 color space for rich visuals. The typical brightness of 190 nits seems low, but the panel can ramp up to 450 nits in HDR mode (it is HDR10 certified).

Gamers are also keen to ensure their monitors can ramp up to fast refresh rates and are highly responsive. The Viewsonic seems to do well on both counts, with up to 240Hz refresh supported and response times as low as 0.02ms. To make the most of the refresh rates available to owners of this monitor, it works with both AMD FreeSync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync Compatible standards.

Enhancing its new monitor offering, Viewsonic delivers far more than the basics here with a good selection of ports, built-in stereo speakers, an ergonomic stand with OSD remote, and RGB frills. For the specifics, check out the key specs table below:

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Viewsonic XG272-2K-OLED

Display type

26.5-inch OLED

Resolution

QHD (2560x1440)

Max brightness

450 nits

Color

10-bit, 100% sRGB,  98.5% DCI-P3, HDR10

Performance

240Hz, AMD FreeSync Premium, Nvidia G-Sync Compatible, 0.02ms

Stand

Adjustments: 130mm height, +/-45 degree swivel, -5 to 20 degrees tilt, and pivot adjustments. RGB rear lighting. Base includes OSD control

Ports

2x HDMI 2.1, 2x DisplayPort 1.4, a USB Type-C port with 15W power delivery, 3x USB 3.1 Type-A ports, 1x USB 3.1 Type-B port, headphone jack, 2x 3W speakers.

While DisplaySpecifications says that the Viewsonic XG272-2K-OLED has now launched in the US we can’t find any retailer stocking it as yet. Also, we don’t have MSRP or street pricing indications. Even on Viewsonic’s US store, it has a big red button saying “contact sales,” while other listed monitors can be added to the shopping cart.

Don't forget to check out our best gaming monitors feature if you are on the lookout for an upgrade.

Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • blacknemesist
    Odd that there is no mention of the "finally I can rest in peace knowing the dreaded and unavoidable burn-in is covered for the same length as the warranty of the product itself" policy MSI and Alienware have.
    Asus has 2 years and for all I care they can keep their monitors, not only are they unreasonable priced way above similar offering but less warranty shows little faith in the anti-burn-in measures employed, probably because the brightness they provide is higher in SDR which will lead to faster burn-in.
    It's almost like the warranty basically covers the plastics and the coating of the screen and not the actual panel, odd.
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  • UnforcedERROR
    blacknemesist said:
    Odd that there is no mention of the "finally I can rest in peace knowing the dreaded and unavoidable burn-in is covered for the same length as the warranty of the product itself" policy MSI and Alienware have.
    The warranty is listed as 3 years on parts, labor, and "backlight." The backlight part being dubious given the nature of OLED being self-emitting.

    Personally, despite how good OLED actually looks, I can't justify purchasing one given the shortcomings (they are large to me, but could be small to someone else). I wish mini-LED was better on PC than it is, and I am eagerly awaiting micro-LED to see if it eliminates some of the bigger issues of OLED.
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  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    Their warranty says this isn't covered:

    l. Damage caused by static (non-moving) images displayed for lengthy periods of time (also referred to as image burn-in

    So it appears there is no burn in warranty on Viewsonic OLED monitors. The author should be admonished for omitting this.
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