ViewSonic VX2880ml 28 inch 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor with HDMI £107.47 @ Amazon Warehouse (Very Good Condition)
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ViewSonic VX2880ml 28 inch 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor with HDMI £107.47 @ Amazon Warehouse (Very Good Condition)

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Found 15th May 2016
28" 4K Ultra HD LED display - Note that this monitor will run at 60Hz at WQHD (2560 x 1440) and Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolutions.
Stunning 4K Ultra HD Resolution on the Desktop
10-bit colour processing for an amazing 1.07 billion colours
High-Definition Daisy Chain Capability & MHL functionality for easy connection to mobile devices
This display runs at 30Hz at 3840 x 2160 resolution. It was not designed with Gaming in mind, but rather to be an affordable 4K monitor for office applications, photo and video editing, watching films and general web browsing. So if you want a superb display with 3840 x 2160 resolution and 1.07 billion colours through the 10 bit colour processing at an affordable price, then this is the monitor for you.
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Only 30hz at 4k
the reviews aren't that good
Got really excited for a moment...... Then read the reviews. Hohum!
yeah would of bought this till 30hz @4k
Was tempted too as size and 4k for this price would be great. sadly not for gaming makes it pointless for me.
give it 365 days and then you will have a decently priced 4k monitor and perhaps more viable gpu's to utilise it.
It's the apparently high failure rate that puts me off, especially as it's a warehouse deal with only 30 day warranty.
Great Price discount from the original selling price. shame it doesnt have as good a spec as other in the price bracket.
so voting hot for the OP find, shame about the product.
N1Andy

It's the apparently high failure rate that puts me off, especially as … It's the apparently high failure rate that puts me off, especially as it's a warehouse deal with only 30 day warranty.


Warehouse items come with a years warranty
High failure rate cold
was completely up for this for office, web and the odd movie use... shame about the failure rate... interested in this concept though... going to look into it in terms of it my hardware could have actually driven it.... HDMI? off to do some Googling

Interesting review

On first sight, the VX2880ml is a handsome consumer driven 4K model. It … On first sight, the VX2880ml is a handsome consumer driven 4K model. It has a matte 28" screen, a slightly rounded frame that is 2 inches thick and weighs 3.95 kg. The monitor has built-in stereo speakers behind the horizontal speaker grille bar integrated into the bottom of the frame. The 2-watt speakers are convenient to have but any audiophile will find them lacking in performance when watching video or game-play. Below the speaker grille are four function buttons and the power button, all of which are touch sensitive. In usage, they are extremely sensitive.In the box are basic setup instructions provided on two paper sheets. User guide in multi-languages and device drivers are on a CD. The V-shaped monitor stand come in three separate parts, requiring assembly. Cables included are the full DisplayPort cable, a mini-to-full DP cable and a MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) cable. Both a three-pin UK as well as a continental CEE 7/16 Euro plug are supplied, which connect to a power transformer, connecting to the monitor.The V-shaped monitor stand is assembled by a combination of a thumbscrew to connect the silver and black V-legs together, which must then be fixed to the back of the monitor with a Philips screwdriver. Once attached to the stand, it is possible to tilt the monitor forward 5 degrees and backward 20 degrees. There are no height adjustments or side swivel possible. The whole setup feels somewhat unstable because of the lightness of the stand compared to the size of the monitor that is easy to topple. As a note, during assembly, the monitor frame was not firmly attached to the monitor housing and needed to be firmly pushed together for the clips to engage.Video ports include an HDMI that supports MHL for connecting to and charging compatible mobile devices, a mini DisplayPort, a full DisplayPort input and a full DisplayPort output for daisy-chaining multiple monitors. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack, but this is awkwardly located at the back of the monitor with the video ports. There are no USB ports available, but this is no big omission.The VX2880ml is fairly well specified consumer grade monitor and realistically priced 28" monitor. That said, gamers as well as some other users may feel short changed due to the fact it cannot run at 60Hz when displaying in UHD resolution (3840x2160), but instead, it is limited to display at 30Hz. Only by lowering the resolution to 1920x1200 or below, is the refresh rate 60Hz possible. Running at 4K resolution on 30Hz refresh rate resulted in occasional flickering horizontal refresh lines. This is rather annoying and beats the object of having a 4K monitor.Overall the image quality is stunningly sharp and clear running at Full HD resolution (1920x1080) and is good enough for our needs for the home office environment. Build quality of the V-stand and fixing to the monitor is a weakness, especially with the lack of ergonomic adjustments. Would have preferred a standard VESA mount and stand.Review update-----------------------------------28/01/2014Still having major issues with refresh rate(even at 2K settings!) and pink line distortion. Clearly this is either a faulty unit or as others have experienced the design and manufacture of this consumer grade unit is not fit for purpose.Update------------------------------------------11/02/2015Have sent a email to customer support about the problems, so far no reply - this does not bode well.Update-----------------------------------------11/04/2015Have had no response from customer support. all rather poor really!

SleepyChris

was completely up for this for office, web and the odd movie use... shame … was completely up for this for office, web and the odd movie use... shame about the failure rate... interested in this concept though... going to look into it in terms of it my hardware could have actually driven it.... HDMI? off to do some Googling




Even for office and general use 30hz at 4k is really awful to use, tried it on my 4k screen, made me feel sick
I've just ordered one. I remember considering buying one about a year and a half ago from DABs at £299.99, my how the prices have fallen! To be fair I know the DABs one was brand new and this one isn't but still.

While it's a little disappointing it isn't a 'real' 4K monitor thanks to that 30hz refresh rate, I actually don't think it will bother me all that much as my PC is nowhere near powerful enough for 4K gaming, but could run some 3D games at 2560 quite comfortably, which this screen supports at 60hz and should still offer more detail than my existing, slightly higher than full HD, 1200 monitor, which still has a lovely image, but at nearly six years old is probably living on borrowed time and due for replacement, or more likely demotion to second screen duties.

The negative reviews and reported reliability problems do worry me for sure, but Amazon must surely be about the safest place to buy such a screen as swift replacement is literally guaranteed for the first year at least and while I'd really like longer, even if it packs up after say 18 months, at this price, it isn't the end of the world....

Finally despite the lukewarm rating I'd say this is absolutely a hot deal regardless of whether you like the product, it even undercuts eBay completed listing prices but up to £100, which wouldn't have Amazon 12 months warranty or support either....
Edited by: "ST3123" 15th May 2016
xela333

​Even for office and general use 30hz at 4k is really awful to use, tried … ​Even for office and general use 30hz at 4k is really awful to use, tried it on my 4k screen, made me feel sick



​yeah just looked at the reviews on Amazon... say the same thing... shame.... thanks for the heads up.
I'm really tempted - a 28" screen for £112 !!!!
Edited by: "Dave_dave69" 15th May 2016
I bought one when they were reduced last year. Don't waste your money, 30hz really is unusable even in an office environment. Much better to buy a good quality 1080p monitor.
lazyboy

I bought one when they were reduced last year. Don't waste your money, … I bought one when they were reduced last year. Don't waste your money, 30hz really is unusable even in an office environment. Much better to buy a good quality 1080p monitor.



How good is this monitor in 1080p mode? And for photo editing in higher mode? please.
Edited by: "Dave_dave69" 15th May 2016
lazyboy

I bought one when they were reduced last year. Don't waste your money, … I bought one when they were reduced last year. Don't waste your money, 30hz really is unusable even in an office environment. Much better to buy a good quality 1080p monitor.



Deal description says this can do 2560x1440 @60Hz, so presumably can do 1080p at that rate if not higher?
3guesses

Deal description says this can do 2560x1440 @60Hz, so presumably can do … Deal description says this can do 2560x1440 @60Hz, so presumably can do 1080p at that rate if not higher?


one of the reviews says it struggled @1200 at 60hz, wouldn't waste my money on it, theres plenty of 1440p ones reduced as new
Dave_dave69

I'm really tempted - a 28" screen for £112 !!!!



Absolutely, even if you only use it at 1920x1080 or 2560x1440. But high failure rate is very concerning.
Dave_dave69

How good is this monitor in 1080p mode? And for photo editing in higher … How good is this monitor in 1080p mode? And for photo editing in higher mode? please.



​Mine failed after a few months, but while it was working I found the colours dull and not uniform across the screen. I am not fussy about these things, but the reviews really are correct, it's just a poor monitor.

wouldn't waste my money on it, theres plenty of 1440p ones reduced as new



Are there? at this kind of price? and especially from a reputable seller like Amazon? Serious questions as I was looking for a 1440p screen for a while as 1440p, is a better match for my set up than 4k really but I couldn't find any at a good price. i'd actually argue that the market is getting saturated with 4k screens at the budget and high end markets and hence the dedicated 1440/1600p screens are getting squeezed out of the market but I could be wrong, just my observations.

Anyway as a result, I settled for this one instead, since it can do 1440p at 60hz anyway, so I'm taking the 4k support more as a bonus though might use it for the desktop too if it's still readable.

That said, I'd actually love to see some 4k footage on it, just to see the increased detail the format offers, tempted to try 4k Netflix for a month, would this play 4k films say on Netflix from the computer?, or does it not support the necessary HDCP standards?
Edited by: "ST3123" 15th May 2016
lazyboy

​Mine failed after a few months, but while it was working I found the c … ​Mine failed after a few months, but while it was working I found the colours dull and not uniform across the screen. I am not fussy about these things, but the reviews really are correct, it's just a poor monitor.



Thanks - I will give it a miss then.

ETA

It sound more like a TN screen than IPS.
Edited by: "Dave_dave69" 15th May 2016
carpainting

Only 30hz at 4k



The causal user will not care one bit.
Dave_dave69

How good is this monitor in 1080p mode? And for photo editing in higher … How good is this monitor in 1080p mode? And for photo editing in higher mode? please.


crap for both, one is not a native resolution and the other runs at 30hz
miaomiaobaubau

crap for both, one is not a native resolution and the other runs at 30hz



Is non-native really such an issue on a modern panel though? Plus 1080P should need very little (if any) scaling as it should map directly to 4K with it being the same aspect ratio too.

Beginning to think people are just wanting to hate on this monitor with words like "crap" that tell you absolutely nothing about the picture on the monitor in useful terms e.g. what exactly is wrong with the image? too soft? poor colour? jerky?

As others have noted for a large majority of people not bothered about specifications this will probably be a great monitor, even if it spends most of it's life in 1080P mode...
watching 4k videos would be good, but general windows stuff...... no thanks!

MY EYESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS........ for some would be a good deal though
Two of the reviews say it only does 60Hz at 1920x1200 and lower.
snappyfish

The causal user will not care one bit.



By the sounds of it a casual user will care one bit.
hot
ando

Warehouse items come with a years warranty



Do products come with a warranty?
No. Used products generally do not come with a manufacturer's warranty but all of our items are backed by Amazon’s satisfaction guarantee i.e. 30 days return policy.
jrob01

Do products come with a warranty?No. Used products generally do not come … Do products come with a warranty?No. Used products generally do not come with a manufacturer's warranty but all of our items are backed by Amazon’s satisfaction guarantee i.e. 30 days return policy.



They do have a twelve month warranty, I confirmed it on chat shortly after ordering as the wording on the page does make it look like it's only 30 days but it is 12 months, well according to the advisor I spoke to, which is good enough for me as I have a record of them stating it in the chat, also others have mentioned earlier in the thread that it's 12 months.
ST3123

They do have a twelve month warranty, I confirmed it on chat shortly … They do have a twelve month warranty, I confirmed it on chat shortly after ordering as the wording on the page does make it look like it's only 30 days but it is 12 months, well according to the advisor I spoke to, which is good enough for me as I have a record of them stating it in the chat, also others have mentioned earlier in the thread that it's 12 months.



I can assure you that it is 30 days. Some advisors confuse Amazon Warehouse warranty with the mainstream site. The UK Amazon Warehouse returns policy is here (bottom of page): amazon.co.uk/b?n…031
I have two AOC 4k monitors next to each and run one at 60Hz (mini display port) and the other at 30hz (HDMI). For normal office stuff - mostly coding, some browsing, I can't tell any difference between the two.

Also run a Philips 40" 4k at 30hz and found it fine, including watching films.

No games sadly.

Very tempted by this to go with the 40", but that would mean moving stuff around/sorting some space.
jrob01

I can assure you that it is 30 days. Some advisors confuse Amazon … I can assure you that it is 30 days. Some advisors confuse Amazon Warehouse warranty with the mainstream site. The UK Amazon Warehouse returns policy is here (bottom of page): https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=3581866031



If a product becomes defective after 30 days you won't be able to create a returns label using our Returns Support Centre - you'll need to Contact Us. You may wish to visit the manufacturer's website or contact them directly as they may be able to offer troubleshooting and support with the issue you have with the product. Please see Manufacturer Contact Details and After Sales Service.

I also had chat state that a 12 month warranty from amazon is included on 2 tv's yesterday
Edited by: "ando" 15th May 2016
_g_

I have two AOC 4k monitors next to each and run one at 60Hz (mini display … I have two AOC 4k monitors next to each and run one at 60Hz (mini display port) and the other at 30hz (HDMI). For normal office stuff - mostly coding, some browsing, I can't tell any difference between the two.Also run a Philips 40" 4k at 30hz and found it fine, including watching films.No games sadly.Very tempted by this to go with the 40", but that would mean moving stuff around/sorting some space.


But in contrast, I have a 4k Dell, and running it as 60hz (even at work for non gaming using HDMI it was sh*te at 4k @ 30hz) I literally ran to the shops to get the DisplayPort cable I needed to get it to 4k and 60hz and now I love it. Even dragging windows at 30hz was horrible. I'm not the fussiest person in the world, but 30hz for me at 4k was unusable. Horses for courses.
Edited by: "hwangeruk" 15th May 2016
Can you happily run a 4k screen at 2560x1440 or are there downscaling issues with it not being at the native resolution?
Edited by: "dewey2" 15th May 2016
I've got this monitor, the main and probably deal breaking issue is that the screen flickers with a purple series of lines every now and then (i would say every 5-10 mins for me) and it's not an issue that I can seem to fix. This problem is reported a lot, and to me it looks like all the monitors have this fault.
Can I just say, that peoples eyesights are different. Some wont notice the flicker some will... even 60hz at 1440p is annoying, i've overclocked mine to 65hz and that's a touch better.
Also general windows stuff like scrolling is much smoother.

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