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Viewsonic VP2768a Review: The Best 2K Monitor Ever?

As far as looks go, the 27-incher is truly a beauty. The monitor’s 2560 x 1440 pixel IPS panel will mesmerize you if not make you fall in love with it.

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Remember the good old days when Pantone-validated monitors didn’t exist? Me neither. We live in the era of content creation and for creators out there, to have Pantone-validated monitors is nothing less than a boon. In this review, I will be reviewing a similar monitor from Viewsonic that also offers a 2K resolution along with USB-C support. Nifty, isn’t it?

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Viewsonic VP2768a review.

What’s In The Box!

The Viewsonic VP2768a comes with a grand packaging. The box containing the device has the –

  1. Monitor unit (including the stands)
  2. Cables (HDMI, USB-C to USB-A, USB-C to USB-C, power chord)
  3. User manual

First Impressions: Design and Build Quality

First impressions are extremely important. Upon seeing the VP2768a for the first time, all I could think of was how well-built it looked. The monitor was simply premium. Everything starting from the build quality to its performance (be it while editing videos, watching movies or playing video games), was top-notch.


The slim and sleek body of VP2768a is commendable. The all-plastic stand seems to be something that some people have reservations about but it's nothing to be worried about. It gets the job done and in a remarkable fashion. When you factor in adjustability options along with a vertical orientation feature, the monitor just starts to feel exceptional.

Colour accuracy is something that is a huge concern among creators and gamers. In the case of the VP2768a, the colour accuracy detailing is what catches the eye.

A few details that might put things into perspective:

Resolution - 2,560 x 1,440

Brightness - 350cd/m2

Contrast - 1000:1

Pixel response - 5ms

Colour – 83 per cent AdobeRGB, 112 per cent sRGB

Refresh rate - 60Hz

Connectivity – Display Port 1.2 in and out, HDMI 1.4 x 2, USB-C and ethernet

Each Viewsonic VP2768a monitor comes factory calibrated with Delta E values below two (<2) for the sRGB, EBU, SMPTE-C, Rec. 709 and DICOM-SIM colour spaces. For those who do not know, Delta E is the benchmark figure of how accurate the colour output in a monitor is. The lower the value, the more accurate the colour.

Luminance is also something that is vastly important for creators. Luminance variation in the VP2768a monitor is also very accurate. With just a 0.4 per cent deviation between the brightest and darkest patches of the screen, the VP2768a monitor aces this aspect.

The on-screen display is highly comprehensive due to the six-axis colour adjustment and features such as low input lag mode. The Viewsonic VP2768a also offers a user-configurable overdrive feature for an enhanced pixel response.

Lastly, the display is limited to a brightness of 350 nits, so no need to pull out your sunglasses just yet. The pixel pitch of the VP2768a comes in at 109DPI compared to 163DPI in the case of 27-inch 4K monitors. Plainly speaking, you will be able to see the difference in pixels if you keep a 27-inch 4K monitor right beside the VP2768a.

However, is that a deal breaker? Let’s find out.

Verdict: Is it worth it?

While the VP2768a monitor is a top-tier product, I really felt the need for a 4K display not only because 4K has become the industry standard for gamers and content creators but also because the space in which Viewsonic VP2768a is competing is highly competitive.

As far as looks go, the 27-incher is truly a beauty. The monitor’s 2560 x 1440 pixel IPS panel will mesmerize you if not make you fall in love with it. The monitor offers extensive calibration options which makes it great for people with technical knowledge about colour. For casual users, not so much. As already mentioned before, Pantone validation does make the overall package seem interesting. However, once again, the monitor falls short of expectations as it only offers SDR colour accuracy rather than HDR.

As far as connectivity options go, there is an entire plethora of them. The availability of a single cable USB-C, however, is what makes it a great package.

Great news for spec nerds, though. Hardware calibration is available in the ViewSonic VP2768a. Along with Viewsonic’s Colorbration+ (its calibration kit), users also have an option of using third-party hardware calibration including X-Rite and Datacolor.

It is true that unless you are dealing with UHD content, a 4K display doesn’t make sense. However, it is also true that having the option of 4K doesn’t hurt. However, in an era where content creators and gamers are always looking forward to levelling up, this 2K monitor offers a holistic package.

In conclusion, as long as 4K UHD content is not on your daily agenda, you do not care about a 4K name tag on your monitor and admire an efficient workflow (90W charge USB-C cable for power, audio, video and data) the Viewsonic VP2768a is a catch. It does have a few limitations, but it also offers a lot to compensate for them and that too at a good price. It is available at an MRP of INR 45,999 and is available online for INR 37,999.

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