As I've mentioned many times before, the market for products targeted specifically at gamers is a large and lucrative one. ViewSonic is now putting their name into this arena with the announcement of their new XG Gaming monitors.
ViewSonic is very well known in the PC industry for their displays, and they are billing their new XG Series Gaming Monitors as having the features and technology that gamers want and need to be at the top of their, well, game. This includes 144Hz refresh rates and support for AMD FreeSync. There's no mention of NVIDIA G-Sync, though that might be due to the more proprietary nature of that tech.
The XG series will feature three models initially. The XG2401 is a full HD 1080p 24-inch panel with the aforementioned features. The XG2701 is a 27-inch model of the same stripe. The XG2700-4K provides just a little more. It still rings in at 27 inches, but features an Ultra-HD 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution on an IPS panel. All three models feature a black stabilization function that helps players spot enemies lurking in the dark, while maintaining brilliant rich colours and contrast.
More info on these three monitors can be found in the press release below. They are available now with MSRPs of $404, $529 and $913 USD.
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ViewSonic's New High Performance XG Gaming Monitors Now Shipping
XG Series Advanced Gaming Monitors Deliver Ultra-Fast Response Times, Super Low Input Lag, High-Speed Refresh Rates and Critical Colour Depth
Brea, CA (Feb. 8, 2016) - ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, announces its new XG Series of professional-level gaming monitors, the XG2401, XG2701 and XG2700-4K, are now shipping. ViewSonic's XG Series gaming monitors deliver essential technologies and features ideal for gamers, and are available through all major e-tail sites.
The XG2401 is a 24-inch Full HD monitor packed with features like a 144Hz refresh rate, and AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology that eliminate screen tearing and stuttering for fluid gameplay during fast-paced action scenes. A blazing-fast 1ms response time and low input lag provides smooth screen performance even in the most graphic-intense sequences. For optimum speed and performance, SmartSync™ technology automatically selects the best refresh rate, response time, and lowest input lag needed in FPS games. A black stabilization function helps players spot enemies lurking in the dark, while maintaining brilliant rich colours and contrast.
The 27-inch XG2701 Full HD monitor features an incredible 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync™ technology, to help blow away the competition in fast action gaming. The monitor’s variable refresh rate capabilities eliminate screen tearing while a super-fast 1ms response time and low input lag provide smooth screen performance. SmartSync™ technology automatically selects the best refresh rate and response time, and also delivers ultra-low input lag needed in first person shooter games. The XG2701 comes with Game Mode features and a black stabilization function that helps with dark-on-dark images.
The ViewSonic® XG2700-4K Ultra HD LED gaming monitor delivers stunning visual definition and colour for highly immersive gameplay. The 27-inch monitor delivers 4K UHD (3840x2160) resolution and SuperClear IPS panel technology with over 8 million pixels of sharp and refined colour so players have an unmatched level of detail. In combination with AMD’s FreeSync Technology, the VX2700-4K delivers a consistent tear-free picture-perfect front of screen experience, while the fast 5ms response time and low input lag provide smooth performance. The Game Mode feature optimizes AAA visuals, while a black stabilization function helps gamers target enemies hiding in the dark. This monitor includes future-proof connectivity including DisplayPort 1.2a and HDMI 2.0 and support for 4K UHD resolution at 60Hz.
Pricing and Availability:
- The XG2401 is available now for a MSRP of $404.00 (USD)
- The XG2701 is available now for a MSRP of $529.00 (USD)
- The XG2700-4K is available now for a MSRP of $913.00 (USD)
The XG2401, XG2701 and XG2700-4K are available at ViewSonic.com and major online retailers.
Team Epsilon, Sponsored by ViewSonic, Wins Smite World Championships 2016
ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, congratulates the Epsilon eSports team on their victory at the 2016 SMITE World Championships in Atlanta, GA, Jan. 7-10, 2016. The Epsilon SMITE crew blazed through the brackets and played with intensity for a 3-0 triumph over an international field. ViewSonic is a proud sponsor of the 2016 SWC Championship team.
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Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leading visual solutions provider. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a portfolio of professional level visual solutions that enhance the way we compute, collaborate, communicate and connect. Our products include LED monitors, interactive commercial displays, touch displays, projectors, thin client, zero client and smart displays. To find out more about ViewSonic, visit viewsonic.com.