Amazon is discounting the ViewSonic XG2700 27-inch 4K Gaming Monitor today, as part of its Gold Box Deal of the Day. It's dropping to $349, which is down from its original price of $529. That's a savings of 34-percent, and something you really don't see all that often. So it's definitely worth picking up if you are in the market for a new monitor, whether it's a gaming monitor or not.
This monitor from ViewSonic has a 4K display, so you're going to get a really great looking picture out of this monitor, it also has a pretty fast fresh rate, at 60Hz, and there is also AMD FreeSync technology included which provides smooth frame rates to help you when gaming. The bezels on this monitor are rather large, but that's because ViewSonic focused more on how well the monitor works, instead of the design, which many people can appreciate here. It's a 27-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio, so it's not the superwide monitors that LG has been making recently (and making them super popular), but it is still a good one to grab. ViewSonic has included Black Stabilization here, which provides heightened visibility and detail when you are in dark scenes in different games. So it's easier to see, which is always a good thing.
When it comes to ports, the ViewSonic XG2700 has HDMI, USB, DisplayPort and Mini Display Ports, so no matter what laptop, or desktop you have and want to plug in, it'll work just fine. ViewSonic also includes a three-year warranty and provides you access to its US-based customer service team. In the box, ViewSonic includes a power cable, Mini Display Port to Display Port Cable and a USB 3.0 cable. So you're going to get virtually everything you need in the box here, which is pretty nice and actually a bit surprising. Though, many would expect ViewSonic to include a HDMI cable in the box here, which they haven't. But you can pick one up pretty cheap from Amazon, or you likely have one from your existing monitor that will work just fine. The ViewSonic XG2700 is a really good monitor to pick up for anyone that is looking for a new monitor - whether you are a gamer or not.
This is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap (usually $3.99) next-day shipping if you need it extra fast. However, if you are in one of the select areas that has Prime Now, this is also available and you can get it within a couple of hours, if you are in desperate need. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $119/year (or $59/year for students). Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits. That includes Amazon Prime Video, Twitch Prime, and even some benefits at Whole Foods.