A no-frills 27in monitor, the ViewSonic VX2753mh boasts a crisp display and a flexible viewing angle. Despite the very reasonable price, it is ultimately let down by the lack of connectivity options.
Flexible viewing angles, great for HD video, reasonable price
Inexplicably lacking USB connectivity, no DVI port, text can appear grainy
27in wide colour TFT active matrix LCD, 1920x1080p resolution, 30,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 1ms response time, 2 x HDMI, 1 x VGA
There are numerous large screen displays catering for power users, and ViewSonic is aiming to grab a slice of the market with a behemoth of a monitor at a very reasonable price.
The 27in VX2753mh-LED is the same size as the Samsung SyncMaster CA750, which impressed V3 with the quality of its display and wireless functionality.
ViewSonic has left out wireless connectivity, instead focusing on an LED-based full HD display, making it considerably cheaper than the Samsung device.
Sharp and sleek
The VX2753mh isn't the thinnest of monitors at 658x480x212mm, but isn't too cumbersome. It sits on a small base and should fit comfortably on most desks. There is a bookstand option so that the base can be removed and the monitor viewed at head level.
The ViewSonic is pleasing on the eye, sporting nice curves and a glossy black finish on the frame. The only feature we didn't warm to was the secondary border around the bezel, which has sharp edges and can dig into your hands if you pick up the monitor.
There are four physical buttons on the right to navigate the basic on-screen menu and one for power. These are slim, long, rectangular buttons that are well spaced and surprisingly easy to hit, considering they will be hidden from view most of the time.
Another positive is the flexible viewing angle. The monitor can be tilted down by five degrees and up by 20 degrees so that it can be used comfortably. The screen also has anti-glare technology, and coped very well in an office with lots of overhead lighting. However, the glossy bezel is very reflective and can be distracting.