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ViewSonic XG320Q review: A gaming monitor with Quantum Dot tech

ViewSonic XG320QImage: PC Welt

At a glance

Expert’s Rating

Pros

Great gaming performanceFantastic picture quality1440p monitor with up to 175Hz frame rateErgonomic adjustment options

Cons

Somewhat high power consumptionExpensive

Our Verdict

The ViewSonic XG320Q is a convincing high-end gaming monitor and is particularly suitable for passionate gamers who also like to play fast and responsive games. It showcases above-average image quality, a solid design, and extensive ergonomic settings. However, this quality has its price—the 32-inch model will set you back a relatively steep $699.

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The ViewSonic XG320Q is based on a high-quality IPS panel and includes the newfangled quantum dot technology, which is supposed to guarantee improved color reproduction. With an ultrafast response time of 1 millisecond (GtG) and a maximum refresh rate of up to 175Hz while overclocking, the ViewSonic XG320Q is perfect for esports and shooters.

This review is part of our best gaming monitors roundup. Go there to learn more about competing monitors, our buying recommendations, and our evaluation process.

ViewSonic XG320Q: The specs

The ViewSonic XG320Q 32-inch monitor synchronizes itself with FreeSync and G-Sync technology, which means there is freedom of choice when it comes to graphics cards. The display has a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels (1440p).

Display size 32 inchesNative resolution2560×1440Panel typeIPS / 16:9Refresh rate175HzAdaptive syncYes, FreeSync and G-SyncPorts1 DisplayPort, 2 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 audio-jack analogStand adjustmentHeight and rotationVESA mountYes, 100x100mmSpeakersInternal dual speakersHDRYes, VESA DisplayHDR 600Price$699

ViewSonic XG320Q: Design

The 32-inch display is housed in a black zero-frame case with a pleasantly understated design. Only a hexagonal LED design around the monitor mount on the back gives away the fact that the Viewsonic XG320Q is meant for gaming.

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The stand also comes with good ergonomic options, allowing you to adjust the height by about 5 inches or rotate or tilt the display to fit your particular desktop location.

ViewSonic XG320Q: Image quality

Thanks to its quantum dot panel, the ViewSonic XG320Q can actually offer a much better color rendering than conventional IPS screens. The colors look rich and strong without missing any natural or neutral color representation. Brightness and contrast are also at a good level. The illumination is balanced well across the entire screen, giving a pleasant overall viewing experience no matter where you look.

This above-average image quality makes using the Viewsonic XG320Q a lot of fun when gaming. There are no image errors, even up into the higher frame rates, nor is there any input lag or motion blur, even in the fastest games. The display also comes with various electronic aids to help with gaming, such as flicker-free tech, black-value brightening, and a blue light filter.

ViewSonic XG320Q: Features and menu

The Viewsonic XG320Q has video inputs common to most current gaming monitors, including two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort interface. There is also a headphone connection and three USB outputs. The display does come with two integrated stereo speakers, but they only deliver a underwhelmingly thin sound.

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The 32-inch display’s menu is configured using a five-way joystick located on the bottom edge of the panel. It allows you to tweak and control numerous gaming features, such as various game modes, crosshairs, and presets.

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ViewSonic XG320Q: Power consumption

Good performance has its price and at maximum brightness, this 32-inch monitor consumes around 50 watts during operation—quite high even for a screen of this size. In standby mode, the consumption drops to a low 0.4 watts.

ViewSonic XG320Q: Final thoughts

The ViewSonic XG320Q has many redeeming qualities. While the sound and power consumption leave much to be desired, the monitor is still more than capable of providing you with a quality gaming experience. What makes this display really stand out, however, is the quantum dot-enabled image quality and the plethora of ergonomic adjustment options available. Overall, despite the relatively high price tag, it should give you superb performance while gaming.

This review originally appeared on PC-Welt, PCWorld’s German sister site.

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