ViewSonic VP2780-4K review

Great quality and versatility from this focused business panel

ViewSonic VP2780-4K
ViewSonic VP2780-4K

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We liked

The ViewSonic is initially too bright, but tone the backlight down and its exceptional image quality comes to the fore: colour temperature and accuracy is fantastic, the black level is deep and contrast is good. It's consistent, too, with most of these excellent results maintained across the breadth of the panel.

The excellent image quality is backed up with sensible, office-friendly design. The ViewSonic can twist and turn into every position we expect from a business monitor, and its design and build quality are solid and sensible. It also has good connectivity, with the latest HDMI and DisplayPort protocols supported.

We disliked

The business-focused nature of this screen means it's missing a few features. There are no speakers or card reader, for instance.

Many of the screen modes aren't much cop, either, with options that ramp up the brightness or colour temperature to the detriment of overall image quality.

Navigation is a bit clunky compared to the methods used on rival screens, too, and don't forget that $1,093 (about £700, or AU$1,427) price tag – you'll have to pay a fair amount to get hold of this panel's great image quality.

Final verdict

The lack of consumer features means this screen isn't suitable for home use, but that's fine – it's a professional panel through-and-through and, in areas where it really matters, the ViewSonic delivers.

It's got fantastic image quality, a high resolution and a huge amount of versatility. If you're after a high-quality screen for professional purposes but don't want to break the four-figure barrier then this is an excellent option.

Mike has worked as a technology journalist for more than a decade and has written for most of the UK’s big technology titles alongside numerous global outlets. He loves PCs, laptops and any new hardware, and covers everything from the latest business trends to high-end gaming gear.