I just recieved the 27VIPS FREEDOM.. In perfect time for Freedom day. I paid the extra ~20$ for the "perfect" edition from green-sum on ebay. No messed pixels. I returned the Viewsonic XG2401 144z gaming monitor to Amazon, because I wasn't happy with the overall gamma and contrast despite the nice refresh rate and freesync. Although it was not a bad monitor at all, I wanted something with a bit higher scale that would do 1440p and > 60hz refresh rate. I considered the 144hz quick too, but saved the cash.
I can tell you that the 27VIPS is just sick.. 1440p at 27 inches is epic in gaming and if you see the screenshot on the top of message, you'll notice I chose a deep black background. I can't see a lick of any backlight bleed and the contrast is highly impressive (no calibration done, right out of box). The form factor is awesome, with the gunmetal/black brushed bezels and metal stand.
I'm going to use Radeon settings to try an overclock to 75hz. I'm using a 7870 GPU now (planning on getting an RX 480 or GTX 1070 in a few days) so I can report on refresh/freesync OC soon. That said, I'd highly recommend this thing thus far.