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ViewSonic VX2739wm LCD monitor sports 1ms response time

Display and television maker ViewSonic has taken the wraps off its latest 27-inch LCD computer display, the attractively-named VX2739wm—and this time, the company is touting a world first: the only 27-inch display with a 1ms response time.

“We have been in the monitor business for more than 20 years, and every day we continue to innovate and push the limits of what is possible,” said ViewSonic senior product manager Sean Gunduz, in a statement. “This is truly an industry-leading display experience.”

The VX2739wm sports a 1,920 by 1,080-pixel native resolution, a 1,200:1 contrast ratio (which ViewSonic touts as a 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio), and 300 cd/m² of brightness. The display also packs the connectivity, with an integrated four-port USB hub along with HDMI, DVI, and VGA input options, along with a VESA-compliant wall mount for folks who want to use it as an entertainment display. The VX2739wm also packs built-in 2 watt speakers with SRS Premium Sound support, and an ECO mode that can cut energy use by up to 35 percent. ViewSonic is also touting the display as designed with both PCs and Macs in mind.

The website touts the LCD monitor in language you might find hyperbolic, but it does sound neat nonetheless:

Introducing the World’s first 27″ 1ms monitor, the VX2739wm! Big screen, sleek design, fast response time and diverse connectivity options – everything you need to work or play. With 27″ 1080p panel, 1ms super fast response time, HDMI, DVI, VGA inputs and 4-port USB hub, ViewSonic’s VX2739wm LCD will make your games seem real and your graphics picture perfect. All your entertainment is enhanced by 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for crystal crisp images and SRS® Premium Sound for super crisp sound. ECO-mode saves up to 35% energy use making this an eco-friendly choice. It fits in anywhere. Put it on your desk or wall mount, use it as a monitor or a game console, hook it up to your cable/satellite box or to your DVD player, you will get the most out of your investment with ViewSonic’s strongest pixel performance guarantee and 3-year warranty!

The VX2739wm is available now from online retailers like, NewEgg, and PCMall at a “special introductory price” of $349.

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