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ViewSonic XG2701 Gaming Monitor Review

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Posted July 19, 2018 by Josh Jackson in Monitors

Overview

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Price at time of Review: $330 on Amazon
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Quality Build, Lots of Features, High Refresh Rate, Freesync
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

TN Panel, Price
 

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by Josh Jackson
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Features and Packaging

I want to point out some features here because they’ll be really important when it comes to the testing impressions. The 144Hz refresh rate is one of the best in the bunch. It really smooths out the gaming experience. On top of that, ViewSonic has the Black Stabilization feature. TN panels can have a weakness in the ability to show deep, inky blacks which is why this feature can be helpful. There’s also fast response times and FreeSync technology, but that TN panel can end up holding this monitor back some. We’ll see how the XG2701 does soon enough.

Features

  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Ultra-fast response time
  • AMD FreeSync™ technology
  • Low input lag for seamless gaming experience
  • Black stabilization for ultimate visibility

The packaging is just as good as any monitor I’ve had experience with. The box is sturdy and the design is a bit more pleasant than others with the splash of color. While online shoppers aren’t looking at shelf appeal, it’s great for XG2701 when it’s being sold in stores.

The panel is nicely secured in a thick layer of rigid foam. The accessories have ample room to slide into the slots provided, but the screen should be well protected from shipping hazards.

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