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Old 02-27-2014, 09:30 AM - Thread Starter
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To be honest, I can't stand working on a single monitor anymore. Used to have dual CRT's back in the day, with a TV tuner card, and it was so much better for everything. I'm in the market for a 1440p monitor and have narrowed it down to the Viewsonic VP2770 and BenQ BL2710PT. It will be the main monitor alongside my ASUS VW246H.

Viewsonic VP2770 $719.99 (amazon)
BenQ BL2710PT $599.99 (amazon)
*Eizo EV2736W $889.44 (heard good things but a bit out of price range)

I will mostly be using the monitors for gaming, browsing, amateur digital painting, and schoolwork. My main question is, does the VP2770 offer enough to justify the $120 or should I go with the BenQ? How have your experiences, if any, been with either of these monitors? Thanks in advance smile.gif.

From NCX's reviews:

VP2770
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+Fantastic Price-to-Performance ratio (700$+)
+Amazing Build Quality
+Plenty of Inputs: 4x USB, HDMI, DL-DVI, DP and VGA
+Birds Feet base will not get in the way of PC perifpherals
+No LED PWM Dimming
+Best color presets from a 1440p monitor; barely surpasses the Asus PB278Q
+Best black levels from a 1440p monitor; tied with the Asus PB278Q
+Easily the fastest 2560x1440 monitor I have reviewed (least amount of ghosting)
+Improved Semi-glossy coating vs. Samsung S27A850D
+Great calibrated color accuracy, best black levels (tied with Asus PB278Q)
+Low Input lag: 7ms signal delay measured by PRAD with an oscilloscope
+Overall most responsive (input lag+ghosting) 2560x1440 monitor I have reviewed
-sRGB Color Space mismatch and lowest Absolute coverage
-Mild Red Tint before and after calibration
-Calibrated Color accuracy not on par with Samsung S27A850D
-Overdrive set to Standard mode out of the box even though Advanced is better
? Dell U2713HM goes on sale for 550$: ViewSonic needs to be more competitive with their pricing

BL2710PT
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+Height Adjustable Stand
+Sturdy build quality
+Plenty of Inputs
+Includes every cable (DP, HDMI, DL-DVI, USB)
+Grain free semi-glossy (matte) coating
+Semi-Glossy coating handles reflections well
+1:1 Pixel Mapping
+Very Good Color Presets after minor tweaking
+Near perfect default RGB Levels
+Very accurate sRGB color space coverage=near perfect color saturation with no under-saturation
+Deep blacks for a non-VA panel when using User Mode+User Color Temperature Settings
+Very little color streaking and smearing and no overshoot ghosting when using the AMA High setting
+Least amount of 1440p ghosting along with the Viewsonic VP2770
+102% Absolute sRGB Color Space when Calibrated in the Standard Mode
+Excellent brightness and black level screen uniformity
+Good color temperature uniformity
+No back-light bleeding
-17-19ms delay vs. my Samsung 700NF CRT
-User Mode 81.6% Absolute sRGB Color Space Coverage
-User mode is unsuitable for color accuracy related use
-Standard mode has locked color (RGB) controls
-Standard mode has lower contrast (800:1)
-Gradient banding before & after calibration=normal for 6-8 bit monitors without 10 bit+ LUT's
-Contrast ratio drops to 170:1 when 1080p is selected over Displayport
-Color presets should be better
-7 of the 9 Color Presets are pointless

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The Viewsonic VP2770 has slightly better color presets, a better stand and is more aesthetically pleasing while the BenQ supports judder free playback over HDMI @24hz, is cheaper and has better sRGB color space coverage and color accuracy when using the Standard mode and Gamma 2. Those who do not intend on connecting an external blu-ray player via HDMI may want to consider the Viewsonic VP2770 since it offers very similar performance and is more aesthetically pleasing (imo).
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:44 AM
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The BenQ offers 1:1 pixel mapping, judder-free playback over HDMI, and has better sRGB coverage. The only advantage that the VP2770 has over the BL2710PT is that it has a smaller signal delay, and the monitor itself looks better. I'd get the BL2710PT.

If you don't know already, the Eizo EV2736W has significantly less IPS glow than either of those two monitors.

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Old 03-01-2014, 12:39 AM
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Im in exactly the same boat as you, and still thinking what to do. I am leaning more towards the Eizo or BenQ atm.. the significantly less IPS glow on Eizo feels tempting to get that one.

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