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144hz Gaming Monitor

Contest Winner

After reviewing twenty top selling and inexpensive gaming monitors we have come to a clear winner for out overall 2017 Contest!

Without any doubt, the ViewSonic XG2401 stands victorious over all of the so-called competition!

Summary of our Experience

After only a few hours with the product, running it through it's paces the first thing that struck us was that we couldn't believe that this mo\nnitor was Under $300! Even just lifting it out of the packaging gave the clear impression that this was a solid, well built peice of equipment that would be durable.

Once it was plugged in and we began testing framerates, color depth, and refresh (read: playing Overwatch, For Honor, Mass Effect 3 Demo, and even Star Citizen) we were immediately impressed. The clarity of the picture, and incredible refresh at the highest resolution possible (on a Geforce GTX1070) were absolutely outstanding. More than this the monitor brightness and clarity was found to be more than sufficient to have an immersive gaming experience even in full lighted room conditions.

The things that truly stood out about this Superb gaming monitor over the others included:

  • Stylish and Solid construciton
  • Eye enticing 144hz monitors refresh
  • Flicker Free white LED backlighting
  • FreeSync operation option
  • USB 3.0 hub included
  • Little to no montion blur at 60fps in Far Cry 4 on Ultra
  • Availability in 24" AND 27" options

Overall this would be our choice for the Best Gaming Monitor Best 144hz Gaming Monitor in 2017 for under $300

Since the review was complete we've shared the outcome with our gaming friends and family and have gotten excellent responses from all who took the leap.


  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Ultra-fast response time
  • AMD FreeSync™ technology
  • Low input lag for seamless gaming experience
  • Black stabilization for ultimate visibility

Manufacturer Description

The ViewSonic® XG2701 is a 27” Full HD monitor packed with all the speed and features that diehard gaming enthusiasts need. Featuring an incredible 144Hz refresh rate, as well as VESA Adaptive-Sync Technology, this monitor’s variable refresh rate capabilities virtually 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 and response time, and lowest input lag needed in FPS games. For a game-winning competitive edge, a Game Mode feature optimizes visuals for FPS, RTS and MOBA. On top of that, a black stabilization function helps you target enemies lurking in the dark, while the monitor maintains brilliantly rich colors and contrast. With a gamer-inspired ergonomic stand that features an integrated headphone hook and cable management functionality, the XG2701 has all you need to conquer your gaming and entertainment quests.

Technical Specs


  • Dimensions (WxDxH)
    25.3 in x 9.1 in x 17.1 in - with stand
  • Display Type
    LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
  • Aspect Ratio
    Widescreen - 16:9
  • Native Resolution
    Full HD (1080p) 1920 x 1080
  • Contrast Ratio
    1000:1 / 120000000:1 (dynamic)
  • Color Support
    16.7 million colors
  • Controls & Adjustments
    Brightness, contrast, input select
  • Horizontal Viewing Angle
  • Vertical Viewing Angle
  • Panel Type
  • Brightness
    300 cd/m²
  • Screen Coating
    Anti-glare, 3H Hard Coating
  • Horizontal Refresh Rate
    15 - 180 kHz
  • Backlight Technology
  • Vertical Refresh Rate
    24 - 144 Hz
  • Manufacturer

Power Device

  • Nominal Voltage
    AC 120/230 V
  • Frequency Required
    50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption Operational
    35 Watt


  • Built-in Devices
    USB 3.0 hub


  • Controls & Adjustments
    brightness, contrast, input select
  • Flat Panel Mount Interface
    100 x 100 mm
  • Backlight Life
    30,000 hours


  • Image Brightness
  • Image Contrast Ratio
  • Video Format
    1080p (Full HD)
  • Type
    LED-backlit LCD monitor


  • Type
    Speakers - stereo
  • Output Power / Channel
    3 Watt

Environmental Standards

  • ENERGY STAR Qualified

Software / System Requirements

  • Included Software
    ViewSonic Wizard


  • Rotation Angle
  • Height Adjustment
    4.7 in
  • Flat Panel Mount Interface
    100 x 100 mm
  • Tilt Angle
  • Display Position Adjustments
    Height, pivot (rotation), swivel, tilt

Audio Output

  • Output Power / Channel
    3 Watt

Dimensions & Weight

  • Dimensions & Weight Details
    With stand - width: 25.3 in - depth: 9.1 in - height: 17.1 in - weight: 19 lbs
    Without stand - width: 25.3 in - depth: 2.5 in - height: 15.4 in - weight: 12.1 lbs
  • Width
    25.3 in
  • Depth
    9.1 in
  • Height
    17.1 in
  • Weight
    18.96 lbs

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating
    20 - 90% (non-condensing)


  • Brand
  • Product Line
  • Model
  • Country Kits
  • Packaged Quantity
  • Compatibility
    Mac, PC

Cable Details

  • Type
    DisplayPort cable, SuperSpeed USB cable
  • Included Qty


  • Type
    ViewSonic Wizard

Service & Support

  • Type
    3 years warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Service Included
    parts and labor
  • Full Contract Period
    3 years
  • Type
    limited warranty

Dimensions & Weight Details

  • Width
    25.3 in
  • Depth
    2.5 in, 9.1 in
  • Height
    15.4 in, 17.1 in
  • Weight
    12.1 lbs, 19 lbs

TV Tuner

  • TV Tuner Presence


  • Type
    DisplayPort, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, USB 2.0 downstream, USB 3.0 downstream, USB 3.0 upstream, audio line-out