Monday, February 8th 2016

ViewSonic High Performance XG Gaming Monitors Now Shipping

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, announces its new XG Series of professional-level gaming monitors, the XG2401, XG2701 and XG2700-4K, are now shipping. ViewSonic's XG Series of high-performance gaming monitors deliver essential technologies and features ideal for gamers, and are available through all major e-tail sites.

The XG2401 is a 24-inch Full HD monitor packed with features like a 144 Hz refresh rate, and AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology that eliminate screen tearing and stuttering for fluid gameplay during fast-paced action scenes. A blazing-fast 1ms response time and low input lag provides smooth screen performance - even in the most graphic-intense sequences. For optimum speed and performance, SmartSync technology automatically selects the best refresh rate, response time, and lowest input lag needed in FPS games. A black stabilization function helps players spot enemies lurking in the dark, while maintaining brilliant rich colors and contrast.

The 27-inch XG2701 Full HD monitor features an incredible 144 Hz refresh rate and, AMD FreeSync technology, to help blow away the competition in fast action gaming. The monitor's variable refresh rate capabilities eliminate screen tearing while a super-fast 1 ms response time and low input lag provides smooth screen performance. SmartSync technology automatically selects the best refresh rate and response time, and also delivers ultra-low input lag needed in first person shooting games. The XG2701 comes with Game Mode features and a black stabilization function that helps with dark-on-dark images.

The ViewSonic XG2700-4K Ultra HD LED gaming monitor delivers stunning visual definition and color for highly immersive gameplay. The 27-inch monitor delivers 4K UHD (3840x2160) resolution and SuperClear IPS panel technology with over 8 million pixels of sharp and refined color so players have an unmatched level of detail. In combination with AMD's FreeSync Technology, the VX2700-4K delivers a consistent tear-free picture-perfect front of screen experience, while the fast 5 ms response time and low input lag provide smooth performance. The Game Mode feature optimizes AAA visuals, while a black stabilization function helps target enemies hiding in the dark. This monitor includes future-proof connectivity including DisplayPort 1.2a and HDMI 2.0 so it can reach the maximum potential of any extreme graphics card and support 4K UHD resolution at 60 Hz.

Pricing and Availability:
  • The XG2401 is available now for a MSRP of $404.00 (USD)
  • The XG2701 is available now for a MSRP of $529.00 (USD)
  • The XG2700-4K is available now for a MSRP of $913.00 (USD)
For more information, visit the product pages of the XG2401, XG2701, and the XG2700-4K.
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10 Comments on ViewSonic High Performance XG Gaming Monitors Now Shipping

#1
trog100
these kind of monitors definitely give AMD the edge.. the nvidia equivalent would cost between two and three hundred dollars more for what amounts to the same thing..

trog
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#2
MadsMagnus
Good to see Viewsonic back on a relavant market.
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#3
webdigo
Isn't this whole free-sync vs. g-sync splitting up the market?

Like AMD users gets some good monitors nvidia owners would like. And then nvidia users gets some good monitors that only supports g-sync, amd users woul like.

????
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#4
ZoneDymo
webdigo said:
Isn't this whole free-sync vs. g-sync splitting up the market?

Like AMD users gets some good monitors nvidia owners would like. And then nvidia users gets some good monitors that only supports g-sync, amd users woul like.

????
There are often 2 versions of monitors, one supporting each.
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#5
trog100
webdigo said:
Isn't this whole free-sync vs. g-sync splitting up the market?

Like AMD users gets some good monitors nvidia owners would like. And then nvidia users gets some good monitors that only supports g-sync, amd users woul like.

????
the nvidia g-sync version always carries a hefty price premium.. maybe enough to make some folks go the amd route instead of the nvidia route.. maybe folks dont look at the system as a whole including the monitor but it seem to me they should do..

i recon it will sink in after a while.. he he

these monitors target the cheaper amd route.. i assume its deliberate..

trog
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#6
Chaitanya
That XG2401 looks like a good monitor. I am wondering why there few variable refresh rate 24" Ips moniotrs on market. Many people would purchase those in markets where consumers are price sensitive.
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#7
Divide Overflow
Chaitanya said:
That XG2401 looks like a good monitor. I am wondering why there few variable refresh rate 24" Ips moniotrs on market. Many people would purchase those in markets where consumers are price sensitive.
It has some great features, but like you, I wish there were IPS models with similar specs more widely available.
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#8
john_
webdigo said:
Isn't this whole free-sync vs. g-sync splitting up the market?

Like AMD users gets some good monitors nvidia owners would like. And then nvidia users gets some good monitors that only supports g-sync, amd users woul like.

????
Yes, but Nvidia does have the option to support FreeSync considering that if you forget the marketing name FreeSync what you do have in fact is the VESA standard of Adaptive Sync. So it is up to Nvidia to deside if it's customers will also have the Adaptive Sync option and not just the $200 more expensive option of GSync.
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#9
Dethroy
Since only a tiny fraction of pc users has the gpu power to drive these 144Hz monitors way above 75fps constantly + more and more manufacturers entering the market, I am curious how many units a company like ViewSonic expects to sell.

No 21:9 aspect ratio → me not interested.
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#10
Prima.Vera
Welcome to 2006 ViewSonic.

P.S. I was looking for a 27 incher 1440p @144Hz, but definitely not 1080p...
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