Viewsonic VG1655 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


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.


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.

Reason 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 VG1655 Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs1
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time6.5 ms
Screen size16"
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)216.5
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)987.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)60.8
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)46.3
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)8.9
Response Time (ms)13.2
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)24
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)24
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)27
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)27

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    ViewSonic’s 15.6-inch VG1655 has the same limited color coverage as most other portable monitors we’ve… read more


    Tony Hoffman
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    The ViewSonic VG1655 is an acceptable monitor for most uses. It’s for on-the-go use, so… read more


    Samuel Breton

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