ViewSonic Corp. has launched that three of its monitors, the VG245, VG275, and VP275-4K, are Designed for Surface approved and validated monitors. This means they are specifically recommended for use with all Microsoft USB-C Surface products.
Ideal for both home or office use, the USB Type-C connectivity provides charging power, video, and audio over a single connector for convenience. This will also charge the Surface device without requiring an additional power cable.
Designed for Surface works with partners to expand the range of accessories available to support Surface users both at work and at home. Microsoft tests each Designed for Surface product for device compatibility, certifying products that enable Surface users to experience the powerful productivity of their Surface devices simply and securely.
“These Designed for Surface certified monitors are a great fit with the dual monitor support of our current and future Surface devices,” says Branden Powell, Senior Director at Microsoft. “We are impressed with the vivid detail of the monitors and are excited that ViewSonic will be offering them to our customers as they take their productivity and creativity to the next level.”
Designed for Surface [DfS] is a selection of tested and approved compatible accessories and devices all guaranteed to work with all Surface USB-C devices. The ViewSonic 24-inch, 1080p VG245, the 27-inch, 1080p VG275, and 27-inch, 4K UHD VP275 are the first DfS certified monitors, says ViewSonic.
In addition to the USB-C port, other connectivity options include HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB 3.0. They also feature advanced ergonomic designs for a wide range of customizable adjustments for maximum comfort.
“We’re excited to be part of the Microsoft Designed for Surface program, and that the VG245, VG275, and VP275-4K were approved and validated,” adds Jeff Muto, Business Line Director at ViewSonic. “This partnership ensures that Microsoft and ViewSonic users have a suite of products and devices that can work together seamlessly at home or in the office. All three ViewSonic monitors come with features and functionality that are essential for productivity, and with the Designed for Surface designation, consumers will have a system that fits with their work style.”
The VG245 is a 24-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080p) IPS monitor with thin bezels. It includes USB-C connectivity for fast data, audio, and video transfer, and 60W charging over one cable. There’s also 60Hz refresh rate and 5ms G2G response time. Other connectivity options include HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, and USB-A/B. Along with advanced ergonomics (40-degree tilt, swivel, rotate and height), there’s also flicker-Free technology and a blue light filter for reduced eye fatigue. It will be available in Canada in October for an estimated street price of $329.
The step-up model is the VG275 ($389), which has a 27-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080p) IPS monitor with thin bezels also has USB-C connectivity and 60W charging over one cable, 60Hz refresh rate and a 5ms G2G response time. Other connectivity options include HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, and USB-A/B; and you also get the advanced ergonomics, flicker-free technology, and blue light filter. It will also be available in October.
For an estimated price of $589, the VP275-4K is a 27-inch 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160p) IPS monitor with thin bezels, 100% sRGB, EBU, SMPTE-C, Rec. 709, and DICOM-SIM colour spaces and Delta E<2 accuracy. It is, in fact, Pantone validated for colour accuracy. It’s also certified as capable of reproducing Pantone Matching System colours. All the other features are included, like USB-C, 60W charging, 60Hz refresh rate (5ms response time), HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-A/B, advanced ergonomics, flicker-free technology, and blue light filter. It, too, will be available in October.