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TechLife Australia - - BARGAIN HUNTER -

IS IT TIME FOR A CURVED UP­GRADE?

FOR THOSE WANT­ING a bet­ter-than-ba­sic gam­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for as few coins as pos­si­ble, the ViewSonic VX series is a must-see. It comes in three sizes — the 22-inch VX2257-mhd ($169), the 24-inch VX2457mhd (also $169) and the larger 27-inch VX2757-mhd for just $249.

At first glance, the VX screens may seem like run of the mill of­fer­ings, with 1,920 x 1,080 res­o­lu­tions and a TN panel. But go­ing be­yond the nice low 1ms re­sponse time, the ViewSonic mon­i­tors in­clude FreeSync sup­port and have a 75Hz re­fresh rate. The tech op­er­ates from 47–75Hz, so is well suited to those with mid-range AMD cards who want a but­tery smooth gam­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, but are not chas­ing su­per high frame rates.

The mon­i­tor re­sponds well to some OSD tweaks, but con­sid­er­ing the price and spec, of­fers quite de­cent im­age qual­ity and a uni­form back­light. In test­ing, FreeSync did an ex­cel­lent job of elim­i­nat­ing any tear­ing or stut­ter­ing. The VX2457-mhd has HDMI, Dis­playPort and VGA in­puts, but frus­trat­ingly does not in­clude a Dis­playPort ca­ble, which is needed to ac­tu­ally use FreeSync.

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