ViewSonic has introduced a new high-end gaming-focused display, the Elite XG270QG. The 27-inch WQHD monitor uses a Nano IPS panel that offers all the flair you'd expect from a gaming monitor, including a maximum refresh rate of 165 Hz with G-Sync support, but ViewSonic is also focusing on color quality as well, supporting a surprising 98% of the DCI-P3 color space. As a result, while the monitor is primarily positioned for gaming, its characteristics should be good enough even for prosumers with color-critical workloads.

The key feature of ViewSonic’s Elite XG270QG display is LG 27-inch Nano IPS panel with a 2560×1440 resolution. The panel and backlighting system supports a maximum brightness of 350 nits, a 144/165 Hz refresh rate (normal/overclocked), and 1 ms GtG response time. Nano IPS panels made by LG feature nanoparticles on the screen’s LED backlighting that absorb excess light wavelengths and according to the company, improve the intensity, purity, as well as the accuracy of the on-screen colors.

Along with a refined backlighting system, the Elite XG270QG can display 1.07 billion colors (8-bit + A-FRC) and covers 98% of the DCI-P3 color space. And, showcasing that ViewSonic isn't just after gamers with the monitor and is looking to tap into the prosumer market as well, the monitor has optional light-shielding barriers on the sides to ensure consistent image quality even in bright ambient lighting.

For gamers, it is important that the monitor supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology with up to 144/165 Hz maximum refresh rate. Regrettably, ViewSonic says nothing about the G-Sync range of its Elite XG270QG.

Given its positioning, the ViewSonic Elite XG270QG comes with an adjustable stand featuring an integrated mouse bungee, headphone hook, RGB ambient lighting on the back, and a brushed aluminum base. Meanwhile, the monitor offers the usual input options, with both a DisplayPort input as well as an HDMI input.

The ViewSonic Elite 27-Inch Gaming Display with Nano-IPS
  Elite XG270QG
Panel 27" IPS
Native Resolution 2560 × 1440
Refresh Rate 144 Hz (165Hz OC)
Dynamic Refresh Rate Technology NVIDIA G-Sync
Range ?
Response Time 1 ms (gray-to-gray)
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Contrast ?
Color Gamut 98% DCI-P3
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical (?)
Curvature none
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × HDMI 2.0
USB Hub 3x USB-A 3.0
Audio 2 W speakers
Proprietary Enhancements ?
Stand Height yes
Tilt yes
Swivel no
Power Consumption Idle ?
Typical ?
Maximum ?
MSRP $599.99

ViewSonic’s Elite XG270QG will be available this November at a price of $599.99.

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  • dullard - Monday, September 30, 2019 - link

    Nice way to dodge the questions

    I personally don't use my keyboard when watching Game of Thrones (I watch this show on my computer). I like to sit back and watch it. When it goes from dark indoor scenes to bright outdoor scenes, I certainly do not want to pause the show, go to my keyboard, change the brightness, and resume the show. If you haven't watched the show, it changes scene brightness drastically every few minutes.

    Same thing with playing games. I personally don't want to die as I'm changing the brightness for the next area that I entered.

    That said, my monitor requires me to use the buttons on the monitor. There are no function keys to even use in the first place.
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - link

    This is such an unusual problem you've got and I think based on the way you're describing it, that you don't even personally experience it or feel the need to actually alter screen brightness on a regular basis like you're claiming.
  • dullard - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - link

    It isn't just me:
    Or here:

    But really, what do you have against being able to see details in both the light areas and the dark areas at the same time? What do you have against more colors, more brightness, and more contrast, all at the same time with the same cables and not really much more cost?
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - link

    Game of Thrones is a single TV series. While it did get the interest of a lot of people, it's just one show and its not even in production at this point. I understand that it ended what a year or two ago? Sure if you're watching it now, I can understand it might be problematic, but are you personally actually experiencing this problem of having to adjust screen brightness? It's not something I've heard of anyone really feeling compelled to do so (though I don't want you to feel singled out) it seems like a bit of an exaggeration and, again, not something you're likely doing on a regular basis. As for assumptions about my personal feelings regarding color, brightness, and contrast, that seems inaccurate based on my previous comment about making brightness adjustments on the fly as a suggestion to help mitigate the problem in the situation you proposed. Nothing in that corrective action should lead you to the conclusion you're reaching at this point unless its solely to build a case that justifies a contentious response to said suggestion.
  • dullard - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - link

    But brightness adjustments doesn't help with color or contrast. It only solves a small piece of the problem.

    And the last Game of Thrones DVD / Blu Ray has not yet been released (that will be Dec 3, 2019).
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - link

    So are you adjusting screen brightness every few minutes when changing applications, within applications, or as lighting in games change or not?
  • dullard - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - link

    Before I had an HDR monitor, I did frequently change brightness, and it was a royal pain. Usually I just suffered through it if the brightness only needed to be changed for a short period, but I would change it as frequently as about every 10 minutes. It also didn't fully fix the issue. I am not the only one with the issue as I linked before and can link many other examples.
  • dullard - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - link

    I generally just used a game mode which had a different set of color settings, then would toggle back and forth between that and normal mode. But repeated and frequent changing monitor settings can now be a thing of the past. Just buy an HDR monitor and see much better image quality without the hassles.
  • dullard - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - link

    If you honestly gave HDR a try, you would not be posting like you are posting. You would be an instant convert.
  • CheapSushi - Monday, September 30, 2019 - link

    This is the kind of person who holds back the computer industry and community. Probably the same type of person who complained about SSDs, then NVMe SSDs, then Optane NVMe SSDs, complained about CPUs with more cores, RAM speed increases, motherboards with any kind of visual pleasing aesthetics, case designs, etc.

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