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Viewsonic Elite XG270QG Review

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The ViewSonic Elite XG270QG is a fantastic 1440P monitor that has a low input lag, fast response time, and 165Hz refresh rate. But watch out for its poor native contrast ratio and terrible black levels.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The ViewSonic Elite XG270QG is a mid-range gaming monitor released in July 2019. Unlike the older ViewSonic Elite XG2705, it features a 1440P IPS display that promises to deliver richer colors, better viewing angles, and faster response times than VA and TN monitors. And LG claims that this monitor supports both G Sync and FreeSync to mitigate screen tearing and stutters in games. The monitor also offers a wide range of display overdrive settings for seamless pixel transitions and reduced ghosting. Thus, it packs tremendous value for budget-conscious gamers. To learn more about reviewers’ opinions, continue reading our ViewSonic Elite XG270QG review below. And if you need something even more high-end, take a look at our list of the highest-ranked computer monitors currently available in the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

The ViewSonic Elite XG270QG is a great 1440P monitor with wide viewing angles, fast response time, low input lag, and a 165Hz refresh rate. But watch out for its poor native contrast ratio and terrible black levels.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Native 1440P resolution
  • Nano IPS panel with high color volume
  • Zero motion blur with seamless pixel transitions
  • 144 Hz native refresh rate (overclockable up to 165 Hz)
  • Presence of VRR
  • NVIDIA G Sync support (natively) and AMD FreeSync compatible
  • Extremely low input lag
  • Fast response time
  • Full-fledged USB 3.0 hub

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor display uniformity
  • Lackluster black levels
  • Extremely low native contrast
  • Lacks local dimming
  • It doesn’t feature HDMI 2.1
  • No support for HDR playback
  • 8-bit IPS panel
  • It doesn’t support AMD’s FreeSync Premium

Viewsonic Elite XG270QG Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs1
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyG-Sync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)378.7667
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,435
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)108.9333
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)117.3
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)1
Response Time (ms)3
Reflections % (Total Reflections)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)0

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Expert Score

87

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92

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The ViewSonic XG270QG doesn’t tick absolutely all of the boxes you want ticking from a… Read More

    By:

    Chris Stobing
  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    ViewSonic’s Elite XG270QG gaming monitor delivers everything that 1440p gamers could want, and a bunch… Read More

    By:

    Chris Stobing
  • Expert Reviews UK
    51.58

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    “No bottom line found for this product” Read More

    By:

    James Archer
  • IGN
    20.35

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The ViewSonic Elite XG270QG offers a great balance of resolution and refresh rate, but true… Read More

    By:

    WHITSON GORDON
  • T3
    25.91

    Category Trust Rating

    By:

    DAVID NIELD

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