Viewsonic VP2772 - Image Quality and Verdict

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Viewsonic VP2772: Image Quality

We can’t call the Viewsonic VP2772 the last word in image quality, but it’s nonetheless an exceedingly good monitor that’s in a similar class as the excellent Dell UP2414Q 4K monitor.

To start our testing we profiled the VP2772 ‘out of the box’ using our Xrite i1 Display Pro. This threw out some reasonable but not outstanding results: a white point of 7280K (way off the ideal 6500K), 326 nits brightness, 916:1 contrast ratio and DeltaE (colour accuracy) of 3.26, which would be good for a consumer monitor but is below par for professional use.

But this was in the VP2772’s ‘native’ mode, and thanks to the presets for sRGB and Adobe RGB you don’t need to faff about to get the best from the Viewsonic. As our next run through using the sRGB mode proved.

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In sRGB mode the Viewsonic VP2772 hit a near perfect 6,564K white point, a comfortable 225nits brightness, an adequate 841:1 contrast ratio and an outstanding average DeltaE of 1.12. Only the Dell has hit a lower DeltaE, and by this stage we’re talking a matter of tiny degrees. This is an outstanding result.

The Adobe RGB mode produced similarly excellent results, hitting a near identical white point, and similar contrast level, and an averge DeltaE of 1.42. Colour space coverage is very good, too, though both sRGB (96.7%) and Adobe RGB (94%) fall a tiny bit short of Viewsonic’s official numbers.

The only area where the Viewsonic VP2772 really trips up is in uniformity. The below tests were performed using the sRGB mode, which proved to be the best for consistency in our tests.

Brightness Uniformity
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Brightness is good, but not outstanding. There a few areas where the difference is more than 10%, but we can just about tolerate this given the price.

White Point / Colour Temp. Uniformity
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The White Point, however, is slightly less impressive. Some parts are very good, but the lower half (low-left particularly) is considerably off. These weaknesses are enough for the Viewsonic to lose a couple of marks for image quality, though it remains a very good monitor overall.

This is supported by the excellent viewing angles typical of IPS panels and the relative lack of light bleed during normal use. Unless you sit in a dark room with a black screen you’ll never notice any, and even if you do you won’t see much.

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Should I buy the Viewsonic VP2772?

Finding fault with the Viewsonic VP2772 is difficult. For the money it delivers outstanding performance and all the features you could possibly need and a few you probably won’t. For that reason we’re very comfortable recommending it if you want professional level quality at a more affordable price. It’s not a without-compromise deal, but the ones it makes are the right ones.

The only word of caution is simply to consider your options. While the 4K Dell UP2414Q is not a realistic alternative for most people – it’s smaller and considerably more expensive – there’s no shortage of very good 27-inch 2,560 x 1,440 monitors.

One such example is the Dell 2713HM. Sadly we haven’t reviewed it, but it’s generally well-regarded and available for around £420 now. Its 8-bit ARC panel might rule it out for some, but if not then the saving is worth considering.

Verdict

The Viewsonic VP2772 is an excellent monitor at a keen price. If you want high quality but don’t have the budget for extreme professional monitors, it’s a safe choice.

Next, read more monitor reviews or see our pick of the best monitors in our round-up

Score in detail

  • Image Quality 8
  • Design 8
  • Value 9
  • Features 9
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