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Viewsonic Debuts Eight New Monitors At CES

Viewsonic announced eight new gaming-oriented monitors at CES, including four VX-series and four XG-series displays.

The VX-Series

Viewsonic’s VX-series monitors are all 1080p displays, but only the TN panel-variants feature a 2 ms response time, VESA Adaptive-Sync technology and AMD FreeSync. The IPS version, the VX2776, does not have full specs yet (such as response time), but it looks to be a midrange 1920x1080 ISP panel with a reasonable price.

ModelVX2257VX2457VX2757VX2776
Screen Size22-inches24-inches27-inches27-inches
Resolution1920x10801920x10801920x10801920x1080
Panel TypeTN TFT Active Matrix LCDTN TFT Active Matrix LCDTN TFT Active Matrix LCDSuperClear IPS
PortsDisplayPort, HDMI, VGADisplayPort, HDMI, VGADisplayPort, HDMI, VGADisplayPort, HDMI, VGA
Special FeaturesAMD FreeSyncAMD FreeSyncAMD FreeSyncN/A
MSRP$201$228$323$317

The VX2257 and VX2757 are available now at Amazon, with the VX2457 shipping in February and the VX2776 arriving sometime in April.

The XG-Series

Viewsonic’s XG-series displays are decidedly more high-end than the VX-series products. They're aimed at gamers who don’t mind spending the extra cash on a high-quality monitor, offering 1080p, 1440p and 4K display options.

ModelXG2401XG2701XG2700-4KXG2703-GS
Screen Size24-inches27-inches27-inches27-inches
Resolution1920x10801920x10803840x21602560x1440
Panel TypeTN TFT Active Matrix LCDTN TFT Active Matrix LCDSuperClear IPSSuperClear IPS
PortsDisplayPort, HDMI, VGADisplayPort, HDMI, VGADisplayPort, HDMI, VGADisplayPort, HDMI, VGA
Special FeaturesAMD FreeSyncAMD FreeSyncAMD FreeSyncNvidia G-Sync
MSRP$404$529$913$1,217

The XG2401 and XG2701 have 144 Hz refresh rates and sport AMD’s FreeSync technology. The XG2700-4K has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and also has AMD FreeSync onboard. The monitor even has HDMI 2.0 for 60 Hz at 4K.

The priciest display Viewsonic offers with this new bunch is the XG2703-GS. This monitor is expensive due to its QHD SuperClear IPS panel (rated for 165 Hz) and Nvidia G-Sync, a commodity that some gamers may be willing to pay more for.

The XG2401, XG2701 and XG2700-4K all start shipping in late January, with the XG2703-GS hitting shelves in March.

Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Derek Forrest on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.

  • BulkZerker
    Not bad... Not bad at all. Except the XG2703. Needs an option without the "green paint" tax.
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  • none12345
    That's the gsync tax that Nvidia charges.
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  • DrakeFS
    No info on response time for the IPS panels? Acer XB280HK is my 4K monitor of choice with G-sync. I do not need an IPS panel for gaming. My hope is another company does a 4k G-Sync TN Panel to drive down the price a bit.
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  • norseman4
    Not bad... Not bad at all. Except the XG2703. Needs an option without the "green paint" tax.

    The problem is, since the 1440p panels aren't a TV resolution, these will start to become more specialized products, while the 4K panels will be getting cheaper all the time.

    If it were just a "green tax", aka. gSync premium, it would be about 200-300 USD higher than a comparable 1440p panel from the same company. Since it's 300 USD higher than a 4K panel with similar everything except refresh-rate and panel PPI, it points more to a niche sized panel.
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  • pdegan2814
    Very strange and disappointing that the only resolution being offered without a FreeSync option in this lineup is 1440p, which is where a LOT of enthusiasts are looking to buy these days.
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  • Chewbacca Hairy
    What is the freesync range of the XG2401?
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  • Chewbacca Hairy
    What is the freesync range of the XG2401?
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  • eklipz330
    no freesync range = no interest. seriously, it's like they're releasing the same monitors over and over and over and over and over with the smallest of changes.
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