ViewSonic releases a raft of G-Sync and FreeSync monitors at CES


— 3:54 PM on January 5, 2016

Hot on Acer's heels, ViewSonic is showing off its display wares at CES 2016. The company is pulling back the curtain on its all-new XG series of gaming-oriented monitors, plus some upgrades to its VX lineup.

Let's start with the most unique of the lot. The XG2073-GS is a 27" 2560x1440 monitor with what ViewSonic calls a "SuperClear IPS-type" panel. What's the refresh rate, you ask? 165 Hz. No, that's not a typo. Plus, this monitor offers support for Nvidia's G-Sync. The high refresh rate commands a high price, however—the XG2073-GS will set you back $1,217.

The 24" XG2401 and 27" XG2701 are 1080p screens with 1-ms reponse times, which could mean they're built with TN panels. There are two goodies in store on these screens, though. Not only does the refresh rate go up to 144Hz, but these screens also support AMD's FreeSync tech. The company promises low input lag, as well. The 24" XG2401 can be yours for $404, while the 27" XG2701 is priced at $529.

If 1080p or even 1440p aren't enough pixels, ViewSonic has more in store. The XG2700-4K is a 27" IPS monitor with a 3840x2160 resolution. There's no word on super-high refresh rates, though. Both HDMI 2.0 and a DisplayPort 1.2a are available for connectivity, and this display supports FreeSync, too. This 4K puppy can be had for $913.

It's now time to direct our attention to the more affordable but still respectable VX series. The 22" VX2257-mhd, 24" VX2457-mhd, and 27" VX2757-mhd monitors all have 2-ms response times, so they're probably TN-based. Resolution is 1920x1080 across the board. ViewSonic added FreeSync mojo to these, making them some of the most affordable variable refresh rate screens around. They'll sell for $201, $228, and $323, respectively.

Last but not least, we have the VX2776. Unlike its other VX cousins, this model is based on an IPS panel with a 1080p resolution. There's no variable refresh rate this time around, but the monitor is otherwise complete with VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort inputs, as well as built-in speakers. The best part? This monitor is priced at just $317.

 
   
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