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ViewSonic VX2753mh-LED review

The ViewSonic VX2753mh-LED is a great choice if you're looking for size on a budget

Our Verdict

For

  • Good size for the price
  • Fast refresh rate

Against

  • Picture and colour quality could be better

Unsurprisingly for a 27-inch monitor, the VX2753 is a bit of a beast. Even though it takes advantage of LED technology, it isn't particularly slim; its dimensions are a rather imposing 25.91 x 18.9 x 8.35-inches.

However, while the LED doesn't result in a slimmer model, it has an impact on power consumption. ViewSonic boasts that the VX2753 is around 40 per cent more efficient than comparable 27-inch displays.

The large screen and 1,920 x 1,080 resolution make it ideal for watching media. As with other TN panel-based monitors the response time is excellent – just 1ms – which makes it excellent for fast-moving action movies and games.

While the VX2753 comes with two HDMI ports and a VGA, it lacks a DVI port. It could be argued that the inclusion of a second HDMI port at the expense of DVI shows a bias towards media playback over office use, but it's annoying if you have a PC that can only output via DVI.

The VX2753 has built-in speakers, which sound pretty good and don't suffer from a tinny sound like other small monitor speakers.

Image quality isn't as good as some of the other monitors we've tested, with the VX2753 offering rather insipid colour reproduction. Another side effect of using a TN panel is that the viewing angles are rather limited. This problem is partially avoided by the large screen size and by the flexible base, which lets you angle the screen.

At just £250, this is a fantastic choice if you're on a budget. You get plenty of screen for your money, and the two HDMI ports make it perfect for use with a Blu-ray player or games console in the bedroom. The image quality isn't the best out there (though it's far from bad), so if you're after a perfect picture you should look elsewhere.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
VGAYes
Adjustable Display AngleYes
ColourBlack
Brightness300 cd/m²
Screen ModeFull HD
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand NameViewsonic
Contrast Ratio1,200:1
Screen Size68.6 cm (27")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Response Time3.40 ms
SpeakersYes
Built-in DevicesSpeaker
Operating Power Consumption20 W
Height480 mm
Width658 mm
Depth212 mm
ManufacturerViewsonic Corporation
Product ModelVX2753MH-LED
Product NameVX2753MH-LED Widescreen LCD Monitor
Manufacturer Part NumberVX2753MH-LED
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.viewsoniceurope.com/uk/
Marketing Information

ViewSonic's VX2753mh-LED features an LED backlight 27" ultra-thin widescreen monitor with up to 40% energy savings compared to a regular 27" monitor. Environmentally friendly mercury free VX2753mh-LED offers Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, two HDMI inputs, external power supply, 2ms response time, 30,000,000:1 MEGA dynamic contrast ratio, book stand option and SRS Premium Sound. Ideal for both home and office with a glossy black finish. The aspect ratio adjustment feature automatically senses the input single and will not stretch a 4:3 signal but instead will position the image in the middle of the screen with side bars. A 3-year limited warranty, the industry's best pixel performance policy, energy saving Ecomode and Windows 7 certification, make VX2753mh-LED a great long term investment.

Weight (Approximate)4.70 kg