The ViewSonic XG2703-GS ($700) boasts an attractive array of colors, lots of helpful presets, G-Sync capabilities and crisp quad-HD resolutions. However, you’ll have to live with a confusing menu system, abstruse volume controls and a high price tag that may leave you scratching your head. If you’ve got the money, and your PC isn’t quite powerful enough for 4K gaming, the XG2703-GS gets the job done, although it shouldn’t be the only quad-HD monitor you consider.
The XG2703-GS verges on the cusp of overdesign, though it still manages to look cool rather than garish. The 27-inch monitor is a plain black rectangle with a small green highlight on top, and a large stand with LED lighting. The illumination defaults to an innocuous white and green, although you can add reds and yellows in the system menu if you prefer something a little bolder. While the stand is much larger than it really needs to be — probably to accommodate the lights — it’s still a pretty monitor that doesn’t draw too much attention away from whatever you’re doing onscreen.
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