VIEWSONIC has certainly impressed me with it’s VX2757 FreeSync Monitor. The 27″ display size is just about perfect for the normal desk setup, the build quality is a step above what I expected it to be and the picture quality is really good, bordering on excellent. This monitor is hard to beat as it is, but once you add features like AMD’s FreeSync technology and the Black Stabilization, it becomes all the more appealing. The settings take a few tweaks to get things right where you want them, but a couple of Google searches, or even this review, will help shortcut you to what I believe will be an ideal viewing experience.
The VX2757 isn’t a perfect monitor, but its cons are minor at best. I’m sure the response time and sharpness isn’t going to be as good as higher end monitors. Most of my experience has been with the budget end though and VIEWSONIC certainly shines in this segment. The only other issues I found were the lack of an included DisplayPort cable and the fact that the built in speakers sound terrible. Once again though, these issues are easily remedied, especially since built in speakers are hardly the first choice for gamers. The FreeSync and Crossfire bug I ran across is a problem, but I was able to notify AMD about it and even if FreeSync is disabled, the monitor still has a good refresh rate for Crossfire at this budget.
Here’s where this monitor destroys the competition and makes it the go to choice in the budget realm. As of this writing, you can purchase this for $180 with free shipping on Amazon. That price is a steal! Even without FreeSync, this monitor is great. I noticed some panels that were cheaper, but they don’t have the features or the user reviews that VIEWSONIC is getting right now. Once you start looking for 27″ G-Sync monitors, you’ll see price tags beginning at the $500+ range. This really makes the RX 480 an even more compelling option when you’re trying to get the best gaming experience for a tight budget. With these kind of prices, plus the fact that it’s available on Amazon and Newegg, we happily award the VIEWSONIC VX2757-MHD FreeSync Monitor the Pureoverclock Editor’s Choice Award!
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