ViewSonic announced a new gaming monitor based on the highly rated Elite XG270QG design that was introduced in early 2020. For the new model, the ViewSonic Elite XG270Q, the technical data has been cut back a bit in order to lower prices, although many technical data remain the same.
The key technical specifications of the ViewSonic Elite XG270Q gaming monitor are as follows:
- Display size: 27 inches with 3-sided borderless bezel
- Panel type: IPS technology
- Resolution: 2560 x 1440
- Resolution type: QHD
- Static Contrast Ratio: 1
- Dynamic contrast ratio: 120 M: 1
- Light source: LED
- Brightness: 400 cd / m2 (typ)
- Colors: 16.7 M.
- Response time (typical GTG): 1 ms
- Viewing angle: 178º horizontal, 178º vertical
- Stand: Height (115 mm), swiveling (60 °), pivot point, inclination (-5 ° / 20 °) – VESA 100×100 mm compatible
- Backlight Life (Hours): 30000 Hours (min)
- Refresh rate (Hz): HDMI (v2.0): 48 ~ 144 Hz, DisplayPort (v1.4): 48 ~ 165 Hz
- Adaptive Sync: Yes
- Connections: DSMI 2.0 x2, DP x1, 3.5mm audio out, USB B in / USB 3.0 A out x3
- Lighting: Accent and ambient lighting of the desktop
- Flicker-free: Yes
- Blue light filter: Yes
The main difference between this new model and the Elite XG270QG is that the new Elite XG270Q lacks the Nvidia G-Sync hardware module. This step reduces the G-Sync level to a G-Sync compatible monitor.
If you go through the specs, this new, cheaper model will also have a slightly lower specification in some ways. It’s still a 27-inch IPS panel with a maximum refresh of 165 Hz and a response time of 1 ms. However, the Elite XG270QG has an IPS Nano Color panel with better color accuracy and a larger color gamut. The new model is 95 percent a DCI-P3 panel and not 98 percent. It offers 16.7 million colors instead of the 1.07B of the Elite XG270QG. However, the Elite XG270Q has a slightly better maximum brightness at 400 instead of 350 cd / m2.
The ViewSonic Elite XG270QG is currently available on Amazon UK for £ 657. ViewSonic hasn’t disclosed pricing or availability for the scaled down Elite XG270Q, but a curved FreeSync model called the Elite XG270QC (also known as QHD res) is £ 489, and this new model should be priced similarly.