The demand for 4K gaming monitors has been on the rise since the introduction of the next-gen game consoles and graphics cards. We take a look at the recently launched ViewSonic VX2882-4KP 28-inch 150Hz 4K gaming monitor.
While there are already a lot of 27-inch and 32-inch fast gaming monitors out there, it’s rare to see a screen size that sits in between the two popular screen sizes. The new ViewSonic VX2882-4KP features a 28-inch SuperClear IPS display and is surrounded by thin bezels for maximum screen estate. The panel features 4K UHD as its native resolution for stunning clarity and deeper immersion of graphics, whether it’s for PC or console gaming.
The IPS display offers great viewing angles. However, I noticed that the whites appear to be on the cooler side out of the box, so this requires some tweaking if you want to change the color tones. The display comes with a static contrast ratio of 1000:1 and the dynamic contrast ratio is 80M:1. While IPS displays aren’t known for deep blacks due to their limited contrast ratio, the maximum brightness of this monitor is rated at 300 cd/m².
And when it comes to color space, the ViewSonic VX2882-4KP offers an 8-bit (6-bit + FRC) configuration, which means you get 16.7 million colors. Now for normal users and gamers, this isn’t an issue, unless you deal with creative work that requires color space that supports 10-bit for billions of colors. That said, the colors are still vibrant, along with the 4K UHD resolution. The monitor also offers 90% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
Speaking of colors, this 28-inch 4K gaming monitor comes with support for HDR10 standard that delivers richer colors, brightness, and contrast in light and dark areas during gaming or while watching movies. While HDR10 is not the best HDR standard out there, it’s still good enough to offer you an enjoyable gaming experience.
As for the speed, the ViewSonic VX2882-4KP features a blazing fast native refresh rate of 150Hz atop the 4K UHD resolution. While it can be hard for many high-end cards to hit the 150fps mark on demanding PC games, you always have the freedom to tune down the settings so you can play at 4K resolution and higher framerates. And for its gaming performance, the monitor features a response time of 1ms (GTG), which should help while playing multiplayer games. There is also the inclusion of AMD FreeSync Premium which helps to eliminate all the screen tearing for gameplay with a stable framerate.
The new monitor also offers 4K 120Hz gaming for the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series S game consoles. In order to achieve the 4K 120Hz gameplay, the monitor thankfully comes with two HDMI 2.1 ports on its rear side, along with two DisplayPort 1.4 ports. This is the perfect combination if you happen to own both the PS5 and Xbox Series X, along with a gaming PC and a laptop. For PC gameplay, ViewSonic mentions that both the HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 ports are capable of handling 4K 150Hz gameplay.
Speaking of audio, the ViewSonic VX2882-4KP packs dual integrated stereo speakers, located on either side of the rear panel. Design-wise, the front bezels of the screen and the rear panel are in black. The base and the stand are in silver. There is also a passthrough on the stand that lets users arrange the cable management neatly. The monitor can be swiveled by 90 degrees, tilted forward and backward by -5º / 20º and pivoted to the right or left by 90º / 0º. The overall weight of the monitor with the stand is 4.8kg. The main buttons are located on the bottom right side of the monitor. I’m surprised to find out that despite being a fast 4K gaming monitor, there is no RGB LED lighting effects.
The monitor offers a range of presets called ViewMode, which includes Web, Movie, Game, Text, Mono, and also a preset for Macs. The Game Mode includes pre-calibrated settings for FPS, RTS, and MOBA-based games. We checked the compatibility of the monitor and it works at 4K 120Hz modes with both the PS5 and Xbox Series X. However, the lack of VRR capability could be a letdown for many gamers. The display also has modes for Blue Light filtering and flicker-free capability to help reduce eye strains and fatigues.
For those looking for a good 4K gaming monitor that has enough ports to connect your game consoles and gaming PC, consider the ViewSonic VX2882-4KP. The display features a 28-inch IPS panel with 150Hz as its native refresh rate. The display also has full support for 4K 120Hz modes if you connect a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X console.
The monitor also features dual stereo speakers on its rear side, along with two HDMI 2.1 ports and two DisplayPort 1.4 ports, USB 3.2 Type-A & C ports. The display also comes with support for AMD FreeSync Premium to eliminate screen tearing and also comes with pre-calibrated Game Modes. The VX2882-4KP is also an HDR10-certified monitor and has a response time of 1ms (GtG).