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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Source: ViewSonic

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  • imaheadcase - Monday, September 30, 2019 - link

    THe woods are not full of 144 Hz (165Hz OC) IPS panels though...which is the point of this monitor.
  • Beaver M. - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - link

    Finally a non-AUO (AKA no shitty QC), 144+ Hz, G-Sync, 1440p IPS monitor and you still complain with BS claims?
    No, this panel is very new. LGs monitor with it just released a few weeks ago.
    And what do those panels you mention have to do with this?
    This is not an AUO panel.
    This is not a FreeSync monitor. Its a genuine G-Sync monitor.
  • TheJian - Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - link

    16:10 please. 27 or 30in. Will pay extra...LOL. Dell has one (30in), but no gsync and $1200.

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