ViewSonic Introduces $349 VX2739wm 27" LCD Monitor For Gamers - HotHardware
ViewSonic Introduces $349 VX2739wm 27" LCD Monitor For Gamers

ViewSonic Introduces $349 VX2739wm 27" LCD Monitor For Gamers

Wow, talk about getting two pennies for your thoughts. If you have been dreaming of a new widescreen monitor, particularly one in the 27" category, this week is certainly a good one to be looking. Yesterday NEC introduced a new 27" LCD designed for use by creative professionals, and today ViewSonic has introduced their own 27" LCD for use by everyone else.



The company claims that their new VX2739wm is the world's first 27" Full HD monitor with a 1ms response time, which makes it perfect for use with game consoles and even PCs. Modern day titles usually require fast response rates in order to avoid "ghosting," and this 1080p display is meant to eliminate just that. There's also a 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, SRS Premium Sound and a price tag that would make anyone look twice: $349. It's available for pre-order now at Amazon, NewEgg and PCMall.


ViewSonic® Unleashes World’s First 27” Full HD Monitor with 1ms Response Time

ViewSonic’s VX2739wm widescreen LCD monitor leads the way in gaming and entertainment displays
WALNUT, Calif. - May 06, 2010

ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced that its VX2739wm – the world’s first 27” Full HD monitor with a blazing fast 1ms response time – is available for pre-order.

Ideal for gaming and entertainment, the VX2739wm packages a 1080p Full HD panel and crystal clear 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio into a sleek and sexy design. With its 1ms super fast response time and built-in speakers with SRS® Premium Sound, the VX2739wm delivers truly immersive viewing.

With HDMI, DVI and VGA for video connectivity and a 4-port USB hub, the VX2739wm offers the diverse connectivity options consumers demand. A multipurpose device, the VX2739wm is perfect as a monitor or game console on the desktop or wall with its VESA® compliant design, or as an entertainment display when hooked up to a DVD player or cable/satellite box. Teamed with an ECO mode feature for energy savings of up to 35%, the VX2739wm is not only powerful but can save money and help save the environment too.

For further information on ViewSonic products, please visit ViewSonic.com or follow ViewSonic on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

The VX2739wm comes with ViewSonic’s strongest pixel performance guarantee as well as a three-year limited warranty. It will be offered at a special introductory price of $349 at online partners Amazon.com, Newegg.com and PCMall.com with commercial availability on May 6.


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A resolution of 1920x1080? Sounds to me like a re-boxed TV panel...

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Reboxed TV panel with 1ms response time?

I just bought a 27" Samsung with the same resolution from NewEgg, and it looks great.

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To me as well. Seriously, what is with all the monitors switching from 1920x1200 to 1920x1080? Even year to year models are doing it. Your selling me the new and improved wih less pixels!

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1920x1200 would be 16:10 ratio. More media (like HDTV) is formatted to 16:9 (1920x1080).

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hmmm, this may be a must grab for me. very tempting indeed. I have been lloking to replace my 26" TV with a good monitor.

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Man this would be such an incrediable upgrade for my monster rig Im still running that CRT moniter and cant wait to get one! Thanks to HH of course!!!!!! I,ve got my eyes on a nice Acer at Staples 24" inch waiting for it to go onsale again but a 27" that would be the ultimate!

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I bought a 16:9 NEC monitor recently because it was an S-IPS panel and I've wanted one of those for quite some time. The gap in color quality between IPS and PVA, IMO, is much more subtle than the TN-PVA gap. With all that said, I miss the extra 120 pixels on my Samsung 245T much more than I thought I would. 1920x1080P is acceptable on a 23.5", I can't imagine wanting it on a 27" unless I was specifically buying a monitor for someone with vision trouble. There, a 1920x1080 resolution would actually make good sense.

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Yea, the 1920x1200 is barely enough on my 24" LCDs. Bigger size without more pixels is just a waste.

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better then my 1360x768 TVStick out tongue

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