A 4k gaming monitor is a monitor that has a resolution of 4k. The Xbox One X is a console that is capable of outputting 4k resolution. Therefore, a 4k gaming monitor would be a great choice for someone who owns an Xbox One X and wants to get the most out of their console.
Fasten your seatbelt, the Predator XB323QK UHD display with 3840 x 2160 resolution is all about no compromises on gaming performance, color or speed. This 31. 5-inch (3840 x 2160) monitor combines jaw dropping specs including an Agile-Splendor IPS panel that supports blazing-fast 144Hz refresh rate.
This G-SYNC Compatible monitor takes gameplay to the next level of smooth. Unleash gaming’s maximum potential to provide richer colors far beyond what has been previously possible. Experience something new.
Awesome monitor. Colors look great. HDR kinda sucks but thats not unusual for 32 inch monitors. If thats what you want you should just get an OLED tv. In order to get the max benefit from the 4k 144hz though your going to need a decent gaming pc.
Usually only older games will get close to that 144fps mark. Other than that though, the image quality is stunning even if you arent getting max refresh rates. I upgraded from a lower quality acer 4k monitor and the difference is night and day.
I believe console players get 120hz out of it with hdmi, but I’m only PC so i dont have much to say on that.
I have had many 4K gaming monitors over the years, Samsung, Dell, ViewSonicj ust to name a few brands and I have to say that this Acer Predator 4k monitor is probably the best monitor yet. The HDR mode is wonderful and really brings out the colors.
The 1ms and 144hz is awesome. Playing the latest PS5, Xbox Series X and PC games (Dying Light 2, Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Rings) on this monitor is eye catching candy and a blast to play. The visual graphics are crisp and is top notch.
I would definitely recommend this monitor. Its a little pricey, but definitely worth the money.
Having some issues when using streaming apps that support 4K. When the monitors switches modes it someone’s bugs out and the entire screen goes green and all there is is audio. When playing games on Series X and PS5, however, it is fantastic and I’ve had no issues with that.
ROG Strix XG43UQ is the world’s first 43 inch HDMI 2. 1 gaming monitor, delivering 4K UHD visuals and a 1 ms moving picture response time (MPRT) for superfast gaming on a big screen. Featuring Display Stream Compression (DSC) and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology, Strix XG43UQ enables supersmooth 4K 120 Hz gaming on the latest consoles via HDMI 2.
1. Plus, a 90% DCI-P3 color gamut and DisplayHDR 1000 certification ensure true-to-life colors.
I had been searching for a high end hdmi 2. 1 compatible tv for my Xbox Series X for a while. The LG C1 Oleds were highly recommended but I needed something a little smaller than the 48” that LG offered.
I stumbled upon this device while searching and the specs were excellent and the right size for my setup: 43”. I would have preferred the specific Xbox edition but I could not find that unit anywhere.
Best Buy price matched with a competitor and had it to me in 4 days. Setup was super easy…. basically plug and play out of the box. Color, contrast, clarity, and frame rate are exemplary. I highly recommend this monitor.
Not a Pro or a Con but something to be aware of: this does not use a standard monitor plug and does not have an internal power supply. It has an external power brick with a fairly long cord up to a barrel plug for the monitor and a non standard 3 barrel plug from the brick to a grounded plug to the wall.
If you want a bright/vibrant/fast and sharp 4k high refresh rate monitor I would recommend this, the price is a little high but the panel I got is fantastic and feels worth the price to me. I do want to make it known I came from 3 generations of different 1080p monitors prior to this.
I started with a $600 BenQ TN panel, then jumped to a $400 Asus TN panel then to a $300 MSI VA panel (the price difference is due to the technology maturing) All of the monitors I used up until this one were great and fulfilled their purpose but so far this ROG monitor blows them out of the water in terms of vibrancy and refresh rate with the BenQ probably being the close 2nd.
With my older Asus and MSI monitors it did not offer true 144hz they had to use overdrive and overclocking to hit 144hz without ghosting and overdrive artifacts. This monitor hits 144hz with no issues and could probably overclock higher (not really worth it personally because I wont hit the 144hz limit @ 4K) Side note that I appreciate: it comes with non keyed DP and HDMI cables.
Experience a new level of visual performance and upgrade your gameplay on the ViewSonic ELITE XG321UG gaming monitor. Featuring Mini LED technology, a pixel-dense 4K Ultra HD screen and VESA DisplayHDR 1400 certification, this 32″ monitor renders new gaming worlds in stunning clarity.
Decimate opponents and annihilate the competition with NVIDIA Reflex, which provides precision accuracy down to the millisecond. Plus, with a rapid 144Hz refresh rate and a 3ms (GTG) response time, this monitor delivers ultra-smooth gameplay with reduced ghosting.
No issues at all!!! Refresh is great, delay is grate, and colors with such brilliance I haven’t seen since watching the “Speed Racer” movie! More than enough for watching 4k Movies. Has kept up with gaming my PC has thrown at it.
(3080ti) Plenty bright in both well lit rooms and low light conditions. Was it worth a grand. time will tell, but for now I am happy.
Excellent monitor! Compared to my 6 year old NEC MultiSync EA275UHD, the picture quality is so much better. I’m not a gamer, so I was looking for a bigger (32′ or 34′) diagonal and 4K @something better than 60Hz, mostly for coding and internet surfing, with decent picture quality.
Take your gaming and content creation experience to the next level with the ROG Strix XG438Q 43″ 16:9 FreeSync 4K VA Gaming Monitor from ASUS. This 43″ monitor features a Vertical Alignment (VA) panel that supports a 3840 x 2160 UHD resolution at 120 Hz with a 4 ms (GtG) response rate for silky smooth graphics during high-action sequences in games and movies.
It is also designed to deliver up to 1. 07 billion colors with DisplayHDR 600-certified high-dynamic range, covering 90% of the DCI-P3 gamut in addition to having a 450 cd/m² brightness that can reach 600 cd/m² and a 4000:1 contrast ratio for vivid, lifelike photos, videos, and games.
On top of that, AMD FreeSync 2 technology helps to reduce stuttering, screen tearing, and motion blur during high-speed action while preserving HDR color when connected to a compatible graphics card.
The ROG Strix XG438Q includes three HDMI 2. 0 ports and a DisplayPort 1. 4 input to connect devices. Its integrated 10W SonicMaster-enhanced stereo speakers allow you to enjoy music, videos, and games without cluttering your desk with external speakers.
Other features include a 2-port USB 3. 1 Gen 1 hub that lets you quickly connect peripherals such external storage drives through the monitor. It also has an ASUS RGB logo projector that can be synced with Aura Sync-compatible peripherals such as keyboards and mice for dazzling effect that complement your style, game, or mood.
With the monitor’s 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles, you’ll be able to see the picture from almost any position. Adjust the screen’s tilt to optimize comfort or install the monitor onto a wall, compatible arm, or multi-monitor stand using the 100 x 100mm VESA mounting holes.
Let me start off by saying that I did a ton of research online before making this purchase and to be honest, I was nervous this would be awful after reading and watching every review on the net. But now that this glorious monitor is sitting on my desk, I realize just how outrageously nit-picky the tech reviewers online can be.
Most of their complaints are about tiny differences in specification numbers and subjective opinions that at the end of the day, are virtually imperceptible. A lot of reviewers complained about the bezels being wide, but I think they’re fine.
I’ve heard complaints about text being illegible but text looks just fine to me at 125% scaling with no ClearType tweaking. They said the pixel response times are slow but it feels extremely snappy to me.
People whine about the stand not having height or swivel adjustments, but I think it looks dope and the tilt is all I care about. Others complain that you can’t do 10 bit color at 120Hz without chroma sub-sampling, which is true but I’ll be damned if I can tell the difference between 8-bit and 10-bit color.
One guy complained that it was way too big and nobody needs a monitor this big, but it’s just perfect if you have a grown-up sized desk with a keyboard tray that positions you ~4 feet away. I even saw a review that complained about how no cables or remote batteries were included, but they must have had an engineering sample because mine came with every cable you could ever need and batteries in the remote.
Ignore all the nonsense. This monitor is pure awesome! I am totally blown away at how much of an incredibly massive upgrade this is from a 1080p HDTV @ 60Hz. The refresh rate makes everything feel silky smooth as long as you have the video card to drive it and configure your game settings properly.
The colors are really bright and vivid. There is no perceptible backlight bleed or dead pixels. The 4K resolution is beyond amazing. The brightness is so intense I actually turned mine down a bit from the factory default.
When you shut your computer off, the monitor only displays a brief message about no signal then the screen goes black, so you can just leave it powered on all the time if you want.
I’m really pleased with this monitor. For office use it’s just perfect. Great picture, no blurring. I was slightly disappointed it didn’t come with VGA cable and there’s no mention in the description if it’s included.
Also, it would be nice if I could regulate the height of the monitor. I have it on the stand anyway, though, so it works for me.
After needing a new monitor I checked what Scan had to offer then looked around at reviews. This had good reviews elsewhere and I can confirm they are accurate. Picture quality is amazing, although it took a while to get used to it after my old AOC.
It’s just so much sharper and crisper, despite being the same resolution. Beautiful bezel free design (only about 2-3mm gap around the display edges) and good build quality. Good range of presets and adjustments in the menu too so anyone should be able to get this performing as they want.
Only problem is the input selection as it only has VGA and one HDMI; if you’re only plugging it into one modern device that’s not that much of a problem and you won’t miss the lack of DVI. Oh, one other oversight is the lack of a VESA mount although the stand itself is perfectly positioned for me, even though it has tilt only and no height adjustment.
The 28-inch TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A 4K UHD gaming monitor featuring a Fast IPS panel and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility for blistering-fast 144 Hz gaming. Its clever combination of Display Stream Compression (DSC), ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync (ELMB Sync) and AMD FreeSync Premium technologies enables buttery-smooth gaming on PCs.
Console gamers can get their fix, too, as TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A supports up to 4K 120 Hz visuals via 48 Gbps without chroma subsampling. In addition, it meets DisplayHDR 400 compliance standards and has a 90% DCI-P3 gamut to offer exceptional colors and contrast.
144Hz refresh rate and 1ms (GTG) response time The liquid crystal elements in the ASUS Fast IPS display switches up to 4X faster than conventional IPS panels for swifter response, allowing you to enjoy the latest fast-paced games in all their glory with supersmooth lag-free visuals, even at the highest display settings.
Adaptive-Sync TUF VG28UQL1A is NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible and includes AMD FreeSync Premium technology to ensure supersmooth, tear-free visuals with low latency. High Dynamic Range TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A takes advantage of HDR technology to deliver more vivid colors and higher contrast levels compared to traditional monitors.
Variable Overdrive Integrated ASUS Variable Overdrive technology allows the display to dynamically alter its overdrive setting as frame rates fluctuate, ensuring optimal results for any game. You choose how strong you want the overall effect to be, then let the monitor take it from there.
Extensive connectivity A multitude of connectivity options, including HDMI 2. 0 and 2. 1, plus DisplayPort 1. 4 (DSC), ensures wide compatibility with a variety of input sources.
I love this monitor but also hate it. I guess it would be easier to deal with it’s quirks if the monitor wasn’t so expensive. What I love. The screen looks great. Vibrant colors. High refresh rate. 4K.
HDMI 2. 1 What I hate. The monitor is slow to turn on. There wasn’t a huge issue until I upgraded my ITX build. Z390-i/9900k to Z590-i/11900k. Now I do not see the boot logo and cannot get into the bios using the DisplayPort connection.
The only workaround is using an HDMI port with the onboard iGPU. Next. there is a crazy bloom effect. The monitor tries to achieve a deep black by turning off the back lighting in zones. So what happens is when the screen is black except for a mouse curser.
You get this black screen except for where the mouse is. In zone where the mouse in there is a grey streak of lighting on an others wise black screen.
I am yet to test it for gaming. I bought it for dual purpose. for day to day usage of professional work. And secondary for gaming. For day to day usage – following options are the ones I explored1) Can set gamma emission to 2.
5, it helps in reducing eye fatigue2) windows doesn’t support its high resolution. But Mac book supports it’s full resolution. 3) Tilt (for ergo positions) are good. Cons :1) audio is not great , quality doesn’t even match to basic laptop, so external audio setup is must.
I will more reviews later when I use it for gaming, desparately waiting for PS5.
High-performance, pro-level gaming. Even if youre not a pro gamer, youll feel like one with LGs 27 UltraGear monitor. The world’s first 1ms Nano IPS with UHD 4K resolution, it combines color intensity and purity with ultra-fast 1ms response rates.
Featuring custom gaming control, RGB sphere lighting, fast 144Hz refresh rates and NVIDIA G-SYNC and Radeon FreeSync compatibility to minimize tearing and stutter – it’s cutting-edge tech to give you the edge.
I had upgraded from the LG 34UC79G, which is a 1080 ultrawide, to the LG 34GN850, which is a 1440 ultrawide, early this year but I found the screen too small for the increase in resolution when I wasn’t gaming, given the increased spacing between it and me on the new desk, so I upgraded again to the 38GN950, which is a 1600 ultrawide, and it’s a lot better.
At 100% font size in Windows the text isn’t too small, and I don’t have the scaling problems when using RDC to older Windows systems, so it is a pleasure to use when I’m working. It’s a lot easier to write code when you don’t have to keep scrolling up and down to see the whole function, and viewing 3 pages across when writing documentation allows me to see the flow better, but it really comes into it’s own when I’m gaming.
The main thing I noticed was the colours. They are much more vibrant. The red mushrooms in Valheim really pop, and paired with my 6900 XT, running games like Farcry 6, Icarus, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Cyberpunk 2077 in high settings makes them look gorgeous without impacting my FPS.
The rear sphere RGB lighting, when set up to dynamically change based on the screen colours, works very well with my Logitech G560 speakers, which are set up to do the same thing, washing the rear wall with colour and blurring the usual hard edge if you’re not gaming in the dark.
One problem is that LG don’t have Windows drivers for this monitor yet, so it’ll show up as Generic PnP. The other downside, if it could be considered that, is the 3840×1600 resolution. It’s not a common standard as it fits between 1440 and 4K.
This may mean that games don’t support it, although I’ve not seen that so far.
I like how this monitor looks, and the thin bezel around the edge with no logos is great. However, there are a couple issues that drive me crazy and make me regret my purchase: 1. There is no way to disable the flashing of the LED light ring on the back of the monitor, which flashes at full brightness EVERY time the monitor is turned on or receives a new video signal, even if the light setting is set to off.
It’s super annoying. 2. This monitor does not support DisplayPort / HDMI Deep Sleep mode. This feature was advertised in the user manual, but did not appear in the on screen menu. When I contacted LG support, they republished the user manual removing the mention of this feature, and then denied that they ever change their user manuals, even though the last updated date on their website had changed.
3. The combination of the above issues means that when connected to my Razer Blade 15″ Advanced gaming laptop, the monitor wakes up every 2-3 minutes, even though the laptop is not outputting a video signal because the laptop is not in use and the display has been turned off by the OS.
When this happens, the LG monitor flashes the light ring at full brightness, searches for a video signal, can’t find one, and goes back to low power mode. This also causes a mysterious USB device in the monitor to be detected by Windows and then disconnect again, which causes USB connect/disconnect sound alerts.
These annoying sounds and obnoxiously bright light shows repeats every 2-3 minutes all night ad nauseum if I ever forget to turn off the monitor before I go to bed. I contacted LG support multiple times, and they have been unable to do anything to resolve any of these issues.
For the price I paid, I would expect this monitor to “just work” and not have these crazymaking quality of life issues that drive me bonkers. I want to love it, but I can’t without these issues being fixed.
It took me at least 3 months to decide on a monitor that would have all the features I wanted! Top 2 features: 4k and high refresh rates: PS5 confirmed 4k @ 120hz – HDMI Macbook Pro (M1 Pro) confirmed 4k @ 144hz – Display Port Windows PC confirmed 4k @ 60hz (non-gaming laptop) – HDMI The 27GP950-B was the all-in-one solution for my gaming, video/photo editing, and my 9 to 5 job.
The colors on the monitor looks great for my Macbook Pro. I was finally able to unlock the visual potential of my PS5. I thought the scaling on a 4k screen would be too small or awkward for my work but it turns out I no longer need a second monitor due to all the desktop space with the 4k resolution.
The settings menu is a little tedious to navigate for selecting inputs and changing other settings, but it’s not a big deal. It was my fault for assuming the signal input would automatically select an input.
If this feature is available then I haven’t done enough homework for this monitor. This model was probably not ideal for editing but it takes care of my other needs for multiple devices. It would have been very nice to have USB-C as an input option for video.
The price was on the higher side but it beats purchasing a TV with HDMI 2. 1 for my PS5 PLUS a compatible 4k 144hz monitor for my macbook pro. I had a lot to consider when I was weighing out the pros and cons comparing different options.
Overall, I am completely satisfied with my purchase. Thank you LG!.
The ASUS VP28UQG gaming display is built for victory in the professional gaming arena. With its 4K UHD panel and 1ms response time, it blurs the line between what’s virtual and what’s real to draw you into truly immersive gaming worlds.
It even includes gamer-centric features like ASUS GamePlus technologies to take your gaming experience to a whole new level. A 28-inch 4K UHD display for highly-detailed visuals and more onscreen space With its 28-inch 4K UHD display, ASUS VP28UQG gives you stunning 3840 x 2160 resolution visuals with a pixel density of 157PPI for incredible photo-realistic visuals and sharp, crisp text.
The image is amazing at full res. Games I’ve been playing for weeks suddenly look newer and better once I got this monitor. The profile is not as slim as my older monitor, but the screen itself is nice and glassy.
The functionality is strange. The power, control button is this red dot on the very back of the monitor that you use to turn on the monitor and adjust brightness, contrast ect. Yes, you do all of that with 1 single button.
It’s a mess and feels like something from the 90s – barely works but why even invent it!? BTW that’s the only button on the entire monitor. Once you fiddle with the dumb control and get the monitor looking the way you want it, the picture is breathtaking and you immediately notice the difference in higher resolution.
Obviously, that means my GPU has to output much more to run on the highest res, and if you dont have a good graphics card, you won’t be able to experience the fullness this monitor has to offer. My basic specs are: GPU is a EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 CPU is i7-8700K CPU @ 3.
70GHz along with 32gb of DDR4 3600 ram. No comments on 4K since I haven’t tried it, but I didn’t buy this monitor for 4K, I bought it for UHD.
This is a great monitor for the price. I’ve had no problems with sharpness or image quality when used as a monitor on a 2017 macbook pro and a Windows 10 (older) PC w/ an Nvidia gtx card. Bright image as well.
Reasonably small footprint, 3/4 inch bezel, so works well for my needs. Still playing w/ the bluelight controls, it has 5 levels, but 1-4 don’t seem to do much, 5 definitely does but it’s almost too much for me, so I have it at 4.
No speakers, as others have mentioned, but 3. 5mm audio out works well for my creative soundbar. I wish the input selection control was not in the back lower right (look from the screen side) incorporated w/ the menu navigation joystick, but that only is an issue when you are using 2 or 3 devices concurrently.
The other problem I had was with an Iogear KVM, the mac+kvm+monitor were not happy together. But I narrowed it down to the kvm as it does not support 4k, and it still did not like reducing the resolution on the mac.
No problems w/ the Windows PC/Nvidia card though. (So I just simply connected the mac directly to one of the hdmi inputs, when I get a dvi cable I may switch it, until the day I get a new 4k friendly kvm).
Tough to beat the quality for the price. Happy so far.
Awesome color and picture. Very immersive. You feel like you’re there. Very nice for gaming. The menu toggle is connected to the power button. Which kind of sucks. It’s a little tricky to navigate until you get the ‘FEEL’ for it–I switched it off a couple of times until I figured it out.
Don’t let that intimidate you. I have big hands—and, if I can do it–anybody can. Once you get to the menu, you can switch between custom picture presets (Gaming/ Movies etc) or you can custom set it by tweaking the menu.
Adjustments are there for color schemes as well–Warmer-Cooler and different kinds of blue. To test it out, I watched a Bond movie (Skyfall, if you must know) and I was impressed with how everything just popped.
You could see rich wood grain in the obligatory bedroom scene and the fires/explosions looked a bit too toasty. All in all–it was a feast for the eyes. I can’t comment on the built-in speakers–they are always poor in quality and I prefer my Dolby 7.
1 headphones for that true movie theater experience. This was on sale for like $250. 00 when I bought it. Yeah, you can get a monitor cheaper than that–but, not like this. Not with 4k. So, do yourself a favor–get it.
For all we know, it might be quite some time before we can truly enjoy the movies in theaters again. With this, some awesome headphones and microwave popcorn–you can watch your favorite early-release movies on Netflix.
and not feel too deprived. Myself, I’m looking forward to “Maverick” on this baby. I think it will look pretty good–even on a screen 1,000th the size of the theater.
Immerse yourself in the action with the Odyssey Neo G8 32″ 4K 240 Hz Curved Gaming Monitor in white from Samsung. Designed for lifelike gameplay, this 4K monitor boasts a 32″ Vertical Alignment (VA) panel with a 1000R curved design.
AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, a 1 ms (GtG) response time, and 240 Hz refresh rate ensure responsive performance. HDR10+ compatible, this display features a typical brightness of 350 nits or a peak HDR brightness of 1000 nits.
Plus, get accurate colors with support for 1. 07 billion colors and 95% DCI-P3 coverage. Connect to a host via HDMI or DisplayPort and use the included USB cable to enable an integrated hub comprised of two USB 3.
1 Gen 1 ports. Tilt, swivel, and adjust the height of the monitor to find your perfect viewing angle or use the 100 x 100mm VESA mounting pattern to attach the Odyssey Neo G8 to a compatible third-party mount or stand.
I want to give this monitor 5 stars but it has a few issues that need to be resolved through a firmware update. issues that need to be addressed: – brightness in SDR with local dimming set to ‘auto’ is far too dim.
Auto is only real usable setting because the other two available options which are low or high introduce noticeable and distracting blooming. What’s odd is that the auto local dimming setting with HDR enabled is the best way to use the monitor.
The monitor still remains bright while severely limiting any blooming. There’s no reason why the brightness for the auto setting while in SDR can’t be increased while still limiting blooming. This is my main issue with this monitor and really urge Samsung to fix this.
My second issue is the monitor also dims the screen brightness significantly with a full screen window. this is a mini LED panel and there is no reason why the full screen brightness should be limited to this degree, especially with how Samsung advertised their ‘HDR 2000’ certification to be unmatched.
Basically the monitor can get bright in a small section of the screen with certain settings enabled, but the overall fullscreen brightness and brightness in SDR is restricted and there’s just no reason for it.
I think it can be addressed in a firmware update and should be asap. – Also while there is almost no blooming with local dimming set to ‘auto’ both in HDR and SDR, there is a minimal amount of flicker when bright objects move across the screen which is just due to the mini LEDs turning on and off abruptly.
It’s relatively minor but I think if Samsung puts more attention into fine tuning their local dimming algorithm for both SDR and HDR these brightness and flicker issues could be resolved. Another issue with this monitor and Samsung monitors as a whole is quality control.
My first unit came with multiple dead pixels in the middle of the screen so I sent it back and got a new one. The second I received seems to be fine so far but for $1500 there should be zero of these issues at all.
A lot of people have also reported scanline issues but both units I received didn’t have any of these issues. With all that being said this monitor’s picture quality is phenomenal. Blacks are black, the contrast is insanely high very comparable to OLED, and like I said before aside from the SDR local dimming issue, with local dimming set to auto there is almost no blooming compared to other mini led or FALD monitors.
The response times are insanely fast, and while you can’t hit 4k 240hz consistently now there are new cards coming out soon that should be able to hit that and for now whenever I’m playing something competitive dropping the resolution works fine.
And aside from the full screen brightness not being as bright as Samsung’s advertising makes it out to be, HDR games and content look amazing. While the monitor isn’t perfect I think if they solve some of the issues I’ve described with a few firmware updates it will be the best 16:9 monitor you can get, and the price isn’t insane like something like the ASUS PG32uqx which is twice the price and has a ton of blooming issues that this monitor doesn’t.
If you aren’t dying to grab one of these as soon as possible I would wait until they fix some of the brightness issues with updates and by that time this product will like see some sort of price reduction.
TUF Gaming VG289Q1A is a 28-inch, 4K UHD, IPS display with superior images, 90 % DCI-P3 color space designed for professional gamers. It also features FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync technology, for extremely fluid gameplay without tearing and stuttering.
High-performance, pro-level gaming. Even if you’re not a pro gamer, you’ll feel like one with LG’s 27″ UltraGear monitor. The world’s first 1ms Nano IPS with UHD 4K resolution, it combines color intensity and purity with ultra-fast 1ms response rates.
Featuring custom gaming control, RGB sphere lighting, fast 144Hz refresh rates and NVIDIA G-SYNC and Radeon FreeSync compatibility to minimize tearing and stutter – it’s cutting-edge tech to give you the edge.
I bought this monitor in June and have had nothing but problems with it. 1. It doesn’t auto detect your display port version, you have to set it on the monitor to match your GPU, not the end of the world, but when you go into Windows and notice that its not getting the correct resolutions or refresh rates and can’t figure out why right away.
It’s annoying. Also, swapping the monitors Display Port version when your PC is on. crashes your machine. 2. There’s no normal standby mode. When your PC goes to screen saver mode, usually your screens will enter standby after a short time and upon resume, everything is as you left it.
Not with this screen. It seems to disconnect and all your windows shift over to your decent screen. Very annoying. 3. I’ve also had an issue with “cold booting” the screen and having a split/tear down the middle of the screen.
4. I’ve also had the black screen issue. The monitor has been back to LG for repairs, this took over a month and the issue was not resolved. I’d avoid buying this screen completely, especially for the price it is.
I’ve had nothing but issues. LG customer support via social media or webform/email is totally useless. If you have issues, PHONE THEM or you get nowhere at all. At this point, i want to return the screen in full and get something else.
If it worked as advertised and had some BASIC user features that most monitors have been doing for years. this would be an amazing product. as it stands, its not fit for purpose.
Fasten your seatbelt: The Predator XB273K Ultra HD display with 4K resolution is all about no compromises on gaming performance, color or speed. This 27-inch (3840 x 2160) monitor combines jaw dropping specs including an IPS panel that supports blazing-fast refresh rate.
Also, featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to eliminate screen tearing which provide gamers the epic gaming experience and help to secure the victory. Plus, built-in eye protection and ergonomics allow you to press forward into battle without fatigue.
I was looking for a 27” 1440p monitor but everything is sold out near me or around 500 dollars. I had been eyeing this monitor ever since I seen it at my local Walmart and noticed it came with HDR and a 240hz screen.
I already had a 1080p 144hz crg5 monitor so I was a bit skeptical of spending 369 dollars on another 1080p monitor, especially going up to a 27” which I figured may make the quality like a little worse.
However, that wasn’t the case. The screen is much brighter and I don’t notice any pixelation. It also has great quality control with no dead pixels or backlight bleeding/ips glow as my crg5 had 1 dead white pixel.
I havnt played any games to notice the 240hz screen making a difference but it would probably be a little hard to tell anyways considering I had 144hz before this. Anyways, I think the monitor looks top notch and has great build quality.
If you’re looking for a monitor under 400 dollars, I don’t think you will find a lot better, if any.
I bought this monitor because I managed to score an RTX 3090 from Micro Center. Paired with a Ryzen 9 5950X CPU, I new I could get 4K gaming. Even if I had a “lesser” system I would have gone for 4K just to future proof my purchase.
This monitor has true G-SYNC and great color and speed. It is rated at 144Hz refresh rate but that’s overclocked. Real refresh rate is 120Hz. Over DisplayPort, I could only get the native 120Hz refresh rate to work reliably using the included Display Port cable.
Video input amounts to 1 DisplayPort 1. 4 and 1 HDMI 2. 0 port. There are 2 side USB 3 A ports and 1 rear USB 3 A port. There is also a USB 3 B port for input from your PC. A USB A to USB B cable is included.
Defeat virtual enemies while playing games on this 28-inch Asus monitor. Its 1 ms response time renders smooth 3D video, and its Eye Care technology lowers blue light output to reduce eye strain and provide comfort over long gaming sessions.
The GamePlus technology on this 4K Asus monitor adds a crosshair to the screen for aiming at targets precisely.
I’m a software programmer, so I spend a lot of time face-to-face with a monitor. However, I like computers the classic way, so I prefer the separate monitor from the CPU (not “all-in-one”). I have used several ASUS devices, so I know them and I like their quality, that’s why and for the price of this monitor I bought it looking for comfort, high resolution, great image quality and good rendering and I honestly do not regret it because I got more than what what I expected.
The cost-benefit ratio is pretty good, it’s really worth it. This monitor even has built-in speakers that certainly don’t sound impressive or hi-fi, but they do sound quite acceptable. Its 27-inch high definition screen really shows things in a very comfortable size and helps take care of your eyesight which is appreciated.
This monitor has several convenient and useful display modes and is really easy to connect and configure. So, no matter what you want it for, if you are looking for a good monitor at a good price, surely this could be one of your best options.
I have no doubt that you will have a great experience with this monitor. Believe me!.
Really nice monitor. Specs here say it comes with a VGA cable. This is true but it ALSO comes with HDMI AND DisplayPort cables, which is very cool. And 2 HDMI ports is quite convenient. It also comes with a M-M analog audio cable with mini-phone plugs.
BTW it also has speakers. Not great fidelity but it does play audio through its HDMI input. I do recommend this product. Some reviewers here would like higher resolution for a screen this size, which usually costs more, and which I understand.
But for me 1920 x 1080 is fine on this, and I use it almost entirely for text.
As an unseen player, a monitor is often underestimated. The truth is monitors form a synergistic effect and brings out the best performance of PC components. GIGABYTE gaming monitors offer the ultimate specifications and quality, users can truly enjoy the upscale performance without the need for extravagance.
KVM feature allows you to control multiple devices via one set of keyboard, video, and mouse. With our exclusive KVM button, you’ll find switching devices cannot be any easier! Quick like a snap!.
I was using a 4k 32″ Dell U3219Q monitor for work, which has an excellent picture but was fixed 60Hz. I knew I couldn’t go down in panel size or resolution once I experienced that, but I was worried about the compromise in picture quality in going for a 144Hx VRR panel.
I viewed both panels side by side with a duplicated display for comparison. The out the box settings weren’t great, the picture was way too warm and dim, but after a few hours trying out different settings I was able to get the colours to better than what I was had on the Dell.
Red was reduced to 92% and Green to 86%, and brightness increased to 90%. There are also six colour channels and I made some minor changes to hues and saturation in some of those but that’s a personal preference.
The only issue is white text on a black screen isn’t as white and crisp as it is on the Dell, the whites aren’t quite bright enough. and nothing I tried could fix that. Also sharpness could be very slightly better, but only noticeable when having the two screens side by side.
It’s the compromise that has to be made at this kind of price point. The VRR works well with my Nvidia 30 series GPU, no complaints there, though apparently it doesn’t work below 48Hz. I don’t tend to touch the other settings, though I’ve turned Overdrive off.
I noticed in MS Flight Sim there was massive ghosting on the clouds. It mostly disappears when I set it to Picture Quality, but I don’t play superfast games so I just switched it off completely. Build quality is good, but the large v-shaped feet are bigger than they need to be, preventing you from getting the keyboard as close I would like.
The rough plastic effect gives it a bit of a cheaper fill, smooth would have been better. Also the ‘chin’ at the bottom of the panel is too large, it would have been better if they’d used the same slim bezel at the sides and top.
Otherwise the design is nice and simple, no unnecessary fancy lights or features at the back. The OSD has a comprehensive set of functions such as the six channel adjustments mentioned above, though this is not available in all modes, so I used one of the three Custom modes for my preferred settings.
The joystick at the back of the panel can get a bit tiring to use if you’re spending more than a few seconds making adjustments, which is where the OSD Sidekick software is useful. You’ll also need that to update the firmware.
Note, if you want to use the KVM I believe you can only do this with a laptop that supports video and peripheral signal via a USB-C cable, like a Macbook Pro, and you’ll need a Thunderbolt cable to do this, and these are not cheap.
TL;DR: Great monitor, problems with multi-monitor setup and nVidia graphics card/drivers (probably not the monitor’s fault) This is truly one of the best 4K monitors on the market right now, while also being one of the most affordable.
The picture quality and color accuracy are outstanding and my panel had almost no backlight bleed (that I could notice anyway). The KVM is helpful for anyone trying to add more than one device. The high refresh paired with a powerful graphics card allows you to experience high refresh rate gaming in 4K, but it comes with a huge caveat that ended up leading me to return the monitor.
To get that high refresh rate, both the DisplayPort and HDMI ports require Display Stream Compression (DSC) and there is a known issue with nVidia’s drivers where there are issues having multiple displays if any of them use DSC.
This has led to me getting random black screens that last a few seconds every time I’m on the computer. I’m not sure if AMD cards suffer the same sort of issues and from what I saw online single-monitor setups don’t have as many issues (if any).
Some people have reported that you can also turn down color settings and/or lower your refresh rate to keep the display bandwidth under the point where DSC gets enabled. However, that didn’t work for me.
If Gigabyte had gone with a full-bandwidth HDMI 2. 1 port instead of relying on DSC, it would be a non-issue because I could still use that port without DSC kicking in. Hopefully they implement it in the next generation.
Due to Best Buy’s amazing return policy, the best thing for you to do is get this and see if you like it in person with your set-up. Personally, it checked all my boxes and sated my want for a monitor that could output all that my PS5 could muster.
Now the one complaint I do have. There is 1 dead pixel that I did not notice until about a month after I bought it. I will say though, I havent noticed it again since the day I saw it. but still for 700 OOD, I would have expected something like that to have been caught by any competant QA at Gigabyte.
Unfortunately, it seems to be somewhat common and getting a perfect panel is something of a lottery. That said, if it has 3 or more dead pixels, your eligible for a replacement through Best Buy’s protection plan (which I highly recommend for something like this monitor), so I’m not upset about it.
I do get why some people would be pretty ticked off though, as some people WILL notice it everytime they look at the screen. All in all, get this monitor for gaming, you will not regret it BUT check for dead pixels the second it is plugged in on an all white/black/ and colored background.
If it passes, you won! If not, get an exchange until Gigabyte finally knocks the dust off their QA department and dead pixels aren’t the norm.
Bring on the blitz. Turbo-charged refresh rates fuel your need for gaming speed in majestic 4K UHD. Brightness This item comes with 350 Nit Brightness. Resolution This item comes with 3840 x 2160 Resolution.
I love this monitor, I personally believe it’s the best gaming monitor out there by far. Gaming, colors, games for high speed motion and all that kind of stuff it’s by far the best gaming monitor out there for racing games, first person shooter games, as well as RPG games, also amazingly great quality for HDR titles and Action and adventure games.
The refresh rate is extremely good as well as the response time for racing games and motion blur and everything else. I was highly shocked as to how well the games ran on the monitor compared to some others that I have tried as well as the LG series monitors which were also highly recommended by employees as well as other fellow gamers inside and outside of the store’s location.
But I personally believe the Acer Predator monitor was highly recommended for every aspect of gaming whether it be for First Person Shooters, RPG games, Racing titles, as well as whatever titles may be out there in the gaming world.
The specifications of the monitor is highly adjustable, ease of use is surprisingly good and easy to maneuver around the different title sceens or looking to figure out the best options for gaming and whatever options are best for the different games out there.
Especially if you’ve got an OLED TV you will be highly shocked by the colors the deep deep blacks as well as the monitors settings and the options menu for each game played is easy to maneuver throughout.
I’ve also noticed you can easily adjust the monitors brightness and volume as well as the input and menu options with a simple few clicks of a buttons. Whether the games be of great color or just a simple racing game your going to love the amazingly great quality of the monitor by far.
When switching between the games i was truly shocked by each of the games and how great they looked from one to another to another and how seemless it seemed without having any issues at all between high speed games all the way down to simple point and click games which is great cause some monitors will have issues between certain games and how they look and how the are played and all that.
It was as simple as maybe selecting a different setting whether it be just selecting a different mode on the monitor or changing a few settings inside of the game. I personally prefer using the HDR mode cause it seems to run the best colors and everything no matter what game your currently playing it runs perfectly smooth without any hesitations at all.
Which is very nice to see considering some of the modes or settings inside of certain games could make you wanna pull your hair out big time and never wanna use a monitor again considering some monitors are that simple to use or could be that difficult to use for specific games.
But I just use HDR and every single game I have played looks great and I have barely ever had to change settings inside the games or any settings on the options menu inside the games themselves. I actually plan on purchasing another one of these monitors so I can use it in a dual setup for some games such as Racing or RPG games Which I find would be highly fun to play using dual monitors since than you can find more options to use during different gameplays.
Designed to deliver incredibly lifelike gaming visuals, Swift PG32UQX has 1152 independent mini LED zones that deliver a peak brightness of 1400 nits, while quantum-dot technology and true 10-bit color depth enable over one billion colors for accuracy and smoother gradations.
The best upgrade to my system this year. After running a VG259Q (1080p 144hz monitor) this offers a significantly sharper image, faster response times and refresh rate. Colours look amazing on this and I have been very happy with gaming aesthetics, content consumption and photo editing.
Noticeably more accurate than my previous monitor with much more real estate too. This is more expensive than the 270hz version of this monitor which comes with ELMB. But I genuinely don’t feel like I’m missing out on the extra 30hz and the clarity in FPS games is superb on this model even though it doesn’t have ELMB or equivalent backlight strobing (even at the extra cost of this model).
The images are already more crisp than my previous Asus 1080p 144hz with ELMB and the screen can get way brighter as well because it doesn’t utilise backlight strobing. I genuinely can’t notice any significant over or undershoot unlike with the 1080p monitor without ELMB.
I originally wanted a 4K monitor with 144hz or higher refresh rate but honestly, this 1440p suits my needs far better for now and I’m sure it will be my main monitor for the next 5 or more years. 240hz at 1440p is already difficult to drive with current tech (I’m using a Ryzen 5600x and RTX3070) so I feel that this Is very future proof.
The only thing that may change my mind is a 4K 240hz monitor with the same performance as this. Why didn’t I choose the cheaper XG model? Mostly because the few reviews of this PG monitor online seemed overwhelmingly positive and I grew very curious and tired of waiting for 4K monitors to be available.
After my experiences with this for the last few weeks I genuinely don’t feel like I’m missing anything (other than a faster GPU to hit those max refresh rates). Honestly, this monitor is fast enough as it is at 240hz with plenty of resolution and motion clarity!!.
Let me just say, if you’re in the market for the icing on your no compromises pc rig cake, this beautiful thing is it! The resolve and vividness of this thing is out of this world. Now to address the minority of people who complain about the “blooming issue” on it.
Yes it does occasionally suffer from a little haloing in certain scenarios if you look for it, but it’s never enough to pull you away from the pure immersion this panel produces. If you’ve got the money i say go for it.
Great product: – colors are great and true (coming from a good and calibrated TN here), – smooth refresh rate, – no dead pixels on arrival, – great built quality, – easy to set up and use (little joystick and buttons in the back), – on light shows in what mode you are with a different color light, – super sturdy stand, – different options available in the monitors UI – bright enough for my use with a window behind me, reflections handled very well, – good contrast, dark scenes are dark indeed – good low brightness as well Cant really see anything wrong with it.
I highly recommend this model, best monitor I ever had for sure.
As an unseen player, the monitor is often being underestimated. The truth is monitors form as a synergistic effect and bring out the best performance of PC components. GIGABYTE gaming monitors offer the ultimate specifications and quality, users can truly enjoy upscale performance without the need for extravagance.
I’ve been eyeing on replacing my aging monitor which was slowly dimming out after 7 years. This one was on the list to consider when I saw it on sale for $369. First one was DOA as it simply wouldn’t turn on.
Sent back for replacement which took about 10 days and the replacement came in with tape seal missing and one corner of box taking beating. Thankfully screen itself had no dead pixel and monitor had no visible damage, but it wouldn’t play nicely with my work laptop via HDMI (laptop recognized input, but monitor wouldn’t show anything).
No such issue with other computers. However, upon placing it on my desk, I noticed the screen would tilt slighly to left, just enough to be bothersome. As it doesn’t have rotating function, I tried to reseat the screen but with little success.
As I don’t know if another replacement will fix this issue, I’m adding little wedge under right side to take care of it. Power/Function button is behind the screen and that was inconvenient as I have to reach out behind just to turn it on/off.
Power button should be on the front. No flickering so far. Color from photoshop looks accurate even without calibration.
I work with high-end monitors for DCC at work all the time, so image quality is right at the top of my list. It’s hard to find a large (32″) monitor that ticks enough boxes for both work (especially image-creation work, where colour accuracy is important) and gaming (hey, we’re in work-from-home times.
sometimes you have to blow off some steam and play some games!) where refresh rate and input lag are really important. It’s also hard to find a 1440p monitor alongside those requirements – usually you have to go to 4k – but modest GPUs like my 2060 can’t push 4k.
So I was really impressed with this FI32Q-X – colours are absolutely fine for DCC, resolution is ideal for gaming and still perfectly fine at 32″, HDR performance is solid, input lag and refresh rate are the real killer features – 240Hz! It just makes sense.
It’s a gaming monitor yes, but it also doubles as a solid and not-too-flashy-looking work monitor. Build quality is great, it comes out of standby really quickly. Price is reasonable too. What’s not to like?.
After just one day of using it on a certain application with slow moving and very limited animations, my eyes went bloodshot, and I now have eye strain so severe I have trouble seeing or having to focus on anything without feeling heavy strain on my eyes.
It’s so bad that glasses do nothing to help alleviate symptoms. I’m also noticing now that it is blurry in general, and the high frame rate is basically useless for anything except increasing eye strain.
The blue light reduction causes MORE eye strain. Terrible product. Almost as bad as the old LG monitors that they had to put on clearance because nobody wanted them. $400 for physically damaging eyesight equipment is unacceptable, whatever the reason.
Also the stand is excessively bulky and heavy. As is the monitor itself, especially for an IPS monitor.
AORUS FO48U, 47. 53-inch UHD resolution and equipped with the latest HDMI 2. 1, 120Hz refresh rate, and 1ms GTG for the most fluid gaming experience and awesome picture quality. The 10-bit color and super-wide color gamut of 98% DCI-P3/ 130% sRGB offer outstanding color accuracy and consistency.
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Due to the self-emissive nature, it does not require a backlight and therefore reduces response time and meanwhile offers color with perfect hues, saturation, and contrast. The newest HDMI 2. 1 can improve your gaming experience by providing a higher bandwidth of [email protected], offering a competitive advantage on a range of games from adventure to shooters.
The new standard also supports the next-gen consoles. AORUS FO48U is a 10-bit display with 98% of DCI-P3 color space, offering a richer variety of color graduations and greater accuracy. It equips gamers with a fluid, tear-free gameplay experience at peak performance.
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So look. I saw this on LTT and I instantly got swept up into the hype. I still mulled it over for about a month because it was 1500 at the time. Not a cheap display. I got it and it was love at first sight, it really gives amazing first impressions, but after about a week of using it I started to notice its annoyances.
Primely, even if it’s been off the entire night, I will sometimes turn it on in the morning and receive the message saying to turn the monitor off for panel protection. It will do this even if the full panel protection runs when I turn it off.
It doesn’t do it every day, but probably 3 times a week and the message is concerning for a monitor so expensive. So I create a ticket and I ask them if this is a bug, an issue I should be concerned about or what? After a lot of back and forth they told me that it was a setting in my GPU driver.
Why on earth would they think that the OLED conditioning app is a driver setting. It’s extra stupid because I told them it happens with my Xbox, it happens with my Raspberry Pi, it happens with the HDMI splitter hooked to 6 other classic consoles.
Yet somehow it’s my driver. I went back and forth on them with this for a while and was eventually told that it was “fine” and not to worry about it. Here is a list of bugs that I currently have: – Connection to the desktop app is buggy – Monitor “Runtime” says 20 hours despite the fact that I use this 10ish hours a day and have had it for 6 months.
– Monitor complains about panel protection even if it JUST DID IT – Picture Mode sometimes changes randomly – Random audio issues (this one could be my Razer Speakers) Features missing that I consider unacceptable: – A way to force run the panel protection.
The only way is to use the display for 8 hours straight and then turn off the panel (indicated by the blinking power light) I’m currently on the latest firmware and I regularly check. It’s sad, this is a PREMIUM product and I feel like it’s unacceptable to have these kinds of issues with a monitor that costs over a thousand dollars.
I love this monitor but it shares a panel with the LG C1 and honestly the LG is more feature complete and would have as good or better visual quality. Don’t bother with this.
This is large and crisp. We are all hesitant that it is too large. Push it back quite a bit on your desk, can even be wall mounted. I appreciate all the desk room in front of the display. Unlike a large LCD there is no random light pollution on your face.
This helps the size issue. In a dark scene, you’ll still be in a dark room with an OLED, unlike a large backlit screen will be a light for the room. It spoils you rotten, I can’t believe how complacent we’ve been with bright gray with no uniformity and light bleed on the edges for so long.
This is the only splurge to consider. 3080 Ti Founders maxes it out this display for rock solid 120Hz 4K on Max Settings often times (Witcher 3, All things Doom) and this is adaptive as well, so even when its not locked at 120Hz, you still see 90’s is amazing.
Be smart, take care of the panel a little bit (don’t leave it on a still image for days on end), change the game you’re playing from time to time, and most of all. stop being complacent with LCD that sure they last 12 years but gosh they look terrible.
And they do look terrible you are just “used to it”. 10 bit color. I kid you not, I got the 5K Apple Studio Display next to this thing and the OLED is in another league. Price is decent, I haven’t dealt with GIGABYTE customer service so I can’t comment on that.
This thing is the ultimate treat. 3080 + this really shine together. 75% of games highly depend on black. In a dark room, images appear to float on screen.
The MSI Optix MPG321UR QD is designed for the best large format 4K display resolution for the best gaming experience. Rapid boost display provides gamers with an ultra-fast response time and refresh rate, which will significantly reduce monitor blur occurrence.
The crystal clear image will certainly give you a competitive edge for precise decisions in fast-moving games.
With the “new normal” of working from home I was looking for a second screen to complement my 5 year old 32″ 4k Samsung display. I was tossing up between a Gigabyte M32U and the MSI Optix MPG32UR-QD, and decided to with MSI’s monitor because everything the Gigabyte could do, the MSI could do better.
The MSI’s display is gorgeous with excellent colour space coverage and accuracy thanks to its quantum dot technology providing accurate colours even at peak brightness. That peak brightness of 400-600 nits also outperforms Gigabyte’s display, but still offers satisfyingly deep blacks especially for an IPS panel.
Gigabyte heavily advertised the KVM feature of their monitor, but the MSI Optix offers the same feature, letting you use the monitor as a hub for your keyboard and mouse and switch seamlessly between input devices.
Both the Gigabyte and MSI Optix support a peak refresh rate of 144Hz and have VRR/Freesync support, but only the MSI Optix has full bandwidth HDMI 2. 1 making it the better choice for anybody planning to hook a PS5 console up to their monitor.
While the primary reason for my buying a second monitor was to improve productivity at work, I also wanted the new monitor to be my primary gaming monitor, and the MSI Optix doesn’t disappoint. I play a lot of fighting games and the input lag between making a button press and seeing the result on-screen is important.
Input lag is unnoticeable to me, and if the “Hardware Unboxed” Youtube reviews are to be believed, this screen takes less than a millisecond to get image from source to screen whether at 60Hz or 144Hz, and any display lag after that is down to the speed of the panel refreshing.
So unless IPS panel technology dramatically evolves over the next few years, you’ll be on an equal or better footing with anybody you compete with online. Finally the panel supports HDR600. While the peak brightness is not as high as I’d like for HDR and more local dimming zones would help provide blacker blacks, these would also drive up the cost.
The HDR support is a nice-to-have feature when using the monitor for games and movies. There isn’t any other panel in this price range that is going to look better for content consumption. The MSI Optix provides an excellent balance of price to performance and has to be the pick of monitors for gamers or professional artists/editors in 2022.
I recently purchased this monitor because of a sale price, had intentions of getting a non-quantum display, am very happy I caught a sale on it because I think it looks fantastic. Not many reviews out on these newer MSI monitors so want to contribute where I could.
The monitor came out flawless, no bad pixels nor any bad IPS glow or bleeding. First off, make sure to get the monitor driver from their website and install it on all the computers using this monitor.
Also get the gaming OSD software so you can control the display settings and profiles from your mouse and keyboard. One of my favorite things about this monitor is KVM. I previously used another MSI gaming monitor that had KVM and fell in love with it so I was looking forward to using it on this one, but one major flawthere is only ONE usb port on this monitor! ONE! KVM stands for KEYBOARD video and MOUSE.
How am I going to hookup a keyboard and mouse with one USB?? The previous MSI monitor had 2 USB ports so there was a decision to remove the much needed extra USB port for some awful reason. Luckily, I am still able to use a powered USB hub to connect multiple devices to this monitor kvm.
Non-powered USB hub did not work for me. So now instead of having the normal 2 built in usb ports for a efficiency and a clean look, I have to have more junk cables and a box hanging from the monitor and taking up another power spot on my battery backup, very ridiculous and this is my biggest gripe about the monitor.
Once I got the USB 2. 0 hub ($13 from Best Buy), I was finally able to use my gaming laptop on this monitor. There are no instructions or explanations about settings, it sadly came very bare and couldnt find much except some youtube videos, most of which had similar settings I was trying to learn about.
MSI makes a great monitor but could definitely do better marketing and could ship out units for review. So youre mostly on your own for fine tuning, but there is a guy on youtube who does over a 3 part video on this monitor (His name is Not Bios or something like that).
It helped me understand what settings I should use based on his opinion and explanations. My aged video card on my desktop could not maximize the beauty of this monitor but my laptop sure did, my COD game looks smooth and fantastic! I used some color settings from rtings.
com for a similar MSI model to find a good option for a custom profile. The colors are rich and beautiful and switching profiles is fairly easy with the Gaming OSD app. However, it does have a weird dimming option that I think is tied to the HDR option which really bothers me when a dark screen comes up.
I do love bright screens with rich color, so I like the default Movie and RTS settings, but the youtube guy wasnt fond of them. This panel is gorgeous and Im glad a sale happened so this monitor would catch my eye, I believe it competes with some of the higher end Gigabyte monitors easily and at a better price point.
The KVM setup was strange for me since I didnt know what to expect, but USB C provides Video/Keyboard/Mouse and whatever else I guess I hook up to my hub. to another computer. My laptop does not have Thunderbolt but it still worked and appears to be 100% functional as far as max display settings go.
You need to hookup the USB B cable to your computer (my desktop in my case). Overall Im very happy with this monitor, so much so I ordered a new video card for my desktop (hurt my bank account lol). MSI really needs to work on their marketing, they have a great product but with the lack of reviews out there, no one is going to find out about it.
I recently got this monitor to replace another 34 non-gaming monitor, but ended up returning because of a bad pixel. Thats no reason to take off a rating IMO as that is just normal for there to be monitors with bad units, instead I wanted to focus on the monitor and its features which I really liked.
Since there are only a couple of reviews, I wanted to be sure to provide any insight I could for future buyers. First off, the monitor looks great for gaming. The higher refresh rate and with the 10 bit color was a nice upgrade for me.
It was the best monitor I could find in its class at this price range ($499 on sale). One of my favorite features were not the panel or display, but the KVM. I have a desktop and gaming laptop and being able to switch easily was amazing! Love using my desktop keyboard & mouse and now new monitor with my laptop just by plugging in the USB C cable to my laptop.
I got the max refresh rate and resolution on my laptop even though my USB C port is not Thunderbolt. Now the KVM is not perfect because, when the computer falls asleep or the monitor turns off due to being idle, your mouse and keyboard wont wake up the computer which is an aggravation.
I had to hookup another mouse to the desktop to wake it up, or you can turn off and on the monitor which should work. Aside from that, which hopefully therell be a fix soon, I love it. The gaming OSD (software install) is also a nice feature so you can change monitor profiles or settings without the knob in the back.
You will also need to make sure you have the driver for the monitor installed to get the gaming OSD and KVM to work. I also had to turn off and on the monitor to register the driver and settings for KVM.
So initially I ran into some speed bumps, but it worked great. Their instructions and explanation of settings is horrible, basically non-existent. I found some youtube videos of other MSI monitors that go over some of the settings, but each monitor may be different with available options, so you gotta play with it and find what you like.
I reached out to Support regarding a location to check for firmware updates since there are none on the download page. They responded quickly which was nice and basically told me when one becomes available, itll be on the download page.
I wish MSI would market and promote their monitors more to increase the reviews available, they really do have a good product but marketing is non-existent by the looks of it. Overall its a great monitor.
Easy and intuitive to use the knob in the back, came with all the cables I would need. The included cables were a bit short for me though so I ordered a longer Display Port cable for my desktop. I ended up upgrading to a nicer quantum MSI monitor because of a sale, but would have been happy sticking with this monitor and getting a replacement for the bad pixels if the other opportunity never surfaced.
This was my first MSI monitor I was really impressed with their brand and think they can compete with the other top brands.
As an unseen player, a monitor is often being underestimated. The truth is monitors form as a synergistic effect and brings out the best performance of PC components. GIGABYTE gaming monitors offer the ultimate specifications and quality, users can truly enjoy the upscale performance without the need for extravagance.
KVM feature allows you to control multiple devices via one set of keyboard, video, and mouse. With our exclusive KVM button, you’ll find switching devices cannot be any easier! Quick like a snap!.
I bought this monitor from Newegg on 4/1/22, received it on 4/4/22, and started experiencing problems with it on 6/6/22. First thing I noticed was that the monitor would sometimes no longer turn on with an active input.
The “no signal” message would go away and the LED would go from blinking to solid, but no image would appear. This was inconsistent but would regularly happen when turning on my PC, waking up my PC after energy saver turned off the display, or when connecting/disconnecting my work laptop.
At the same time I started noticing flicker when running at 60Hz (with my work Macbook connected), which was particularly noticeable with white backgrounds, and it started giving me major eye strain.
When scrolling web pages, text would often show some ghosting on the red channel in particular. This was confirmed by the UFO blur trail test where a red vertical bar would appear after the white line.
(https://www. testufo. com/blurtrail#foreground=FFFFFF&background=000000&thickness=1&height=480&ppf=16&separation=1000) I compared this to my wife’s cheapo $250 Dell monitor to make sure I wasn’t my laptop and it’s totally fine.
Thirdly, I also noticed the monitor seemed brighter than usual so I went to adjust brightness and lo and behold, the brightness control is now also broken and 0 and 100 look exactly the same. So it seems pretty clear that some internal component is no longer working correctly.
It’s not like this monitor even saw a ton of use. I was away for a couple of weeks in May so realistically this saw at most 1. 5 months of use at 10-12 hours a day. If Gigabyte support was amazing this would just be a small inconvenience, but after almost a week of back and forth and spending well over an hour of my time describing the issue, taking and uploading videos to show the problems, they finally approved my RMA.
But apparently now I’m going to be out $50 to ship this thing back to them and be without a monitor for who knows how long while they service it FOR A PROBLEM THAT ISN’T MY FAULT. Better companies will typically send you a replacement before you send the defective product back and cover the cost of shipping.
So, yeah, I’ve completely lost faith in the quality of Gigabyte’s monitors and I would encourage anyone to think twice about purchasing this monitor or any other Gigabyte product unless you are willing to roll the dice.
There are a few competitively priced 4k gaming monitors on the market, the main players seem to be this one and the LG GP27 (which is 27 inches). The LG monitors have the cool RGB lighting that syncs with the content on your display, but the Gigabyte monitors have a built in KVM.
If you use a work computer and a personal computer on the same desk then a KVM is invaluable, and if you’ve ever shopped for one you may find that a KVM capable of handling 4k at 144hz is extremely hard to find, and will likely cost hundreds of dollars.
To me this was an easy decision, I wanted a 32″ display since I don’t do competitive gaming, I needed a KVM for my work, and this monitor has a higher score from Rtings who I trust for highly accurate reviews.
The monitor looks fantastic from the moment I set it up. I haven’t adjusted the settings yet, but I really like the default look my panel came with so I’m not sure I’ll even bother. It’s a slightly warmer color, much more so than my last monitor.
I did a check for dead pixels, backlight bleed, etc. and everything turned out okay, obviously your luck may be different so for a big purchase like this you would be wise to do a check on your own panel.
Setting up the monitor was very easy, the stand was extremely easy to put together and it was packaged well so I never felt like I was putting the panel at risk. It comes with all the cables you might need, other than a USB-C cable to connect a second computer for the KVM.
I will say that for me I found the cables a bit short, but I planned on buying extra long cables anyway since I use a sit-stand desk so I don’t mind too much. If you get this monitor and get extra cables make sure you get the high end 8k DisplayPort or HDMI 2.
1 cables or you may run into issues like flickering. One thing I should briefly mention is there was one strange issue I encountered. At one point the monitor started making a bit of a buzzing sound towards the bottom left of the screen.
It went away when I changed to colder color profiles. I don’t really know what caused it, I restarted the monitor and haven’t heard it since. Hopefully my panel won’t suddenly die or the buzzing doesn’t come back.
I want to throw in a quick extra word on setup and the KVM, just for anyone who does decide on this monitor. I almost thought I had a DOA monitor because it was not turning on or reacting to the power button.
As it turns out, the monitor has an additional power switch hidden by the ports that isn’t mentioned in the setup guide for some reason. If your monitor isn’t working, make sure you flipped that on. The second issue I had was with the KVM, it is somewhat unusual.
You can use DisplayPort (which you have one of) or HDMI 2. 1 (two slots for that) for the KVM, whichever two slots you want. You then, somewhat strangely, will use USB-B to connect the USB input to your PC.
A USB-B to A cable is provided for you (though you may find it somewhat short). The other computer will have to connect to the USB-C port on the monitor. There are three USB-A ports on the monitor, but for some reason you will need to use USB-C and USB-B for the KVM setup.
To reiterate, if you are buying this monitor and plan to use the KVM feature, buy a USB-C cable, one will not be included (however, the USB-B to A will be included). The KVM works with a button on the back, which I found a little bit annoying.
However, you can set up a keyboard shortcut for this KVM. You will need to get the Gigabyte OSD Sidekick software on both computers and then you can change the KVM settings and set up some kind of key combination to switch computers.
Switching computers takes a few seconds, as with just about any KVM. This includes a delay for keyboard and mouse input. My keyboard turns off for a brief second and then reconnects to the proper computer.
All in all, the KVM is working great for me and I’m very happy with it. So in summary, the picture quality is better than any monitor I’ve ever seen, the refresh rate is a great feature (though most games don’t get that many FPS running at 4k yet), the KVM feature with the keyboard shortcut is extremely handy and even essential to me, there was a slight buzzing issue for a time but no other quality issues for my panel that I found, and setup was generally easy but I wish they would have provided a much more detailed setup guide and manual.
In fact, the manual wasn’t provided at all, only a quick setup guide, I had to find the manual online. Very expensive, but a great monitor, I have no regrets. If it’s a little too rich for you then Gigabyte they also offer a 27″ 4k 144hz monitor, the M27U, for cheaper but sadly Micro Center does not offer it.
I’d argue 32″ is the perfect size for 4k though anyway. If money’s not an issue for you or you really want an absolute top of the line monitor, then this is a great choice.
First of all, great monitor. It is big, has accurate color, comes with a great stand and more. There are a few areas that I feel hold this monitor back. They may not be deal breakers for you but I wish I knew them earlier.
First, one item that I was aware of but still wish this monitor had is the ability to daisy chain the display port connections. Next, the KVM USB ports are not usb3. -The KVM switch is in a place that is not ideal for a multiple monitor setup, especially if this is the right-hand or center monitor, since the switch is behind the monitor you will have to keep a slight gap to reach your hand through.
I read that the software allows a hotkey for this but I haven’t tried yet. -This leads to my biggest issue, the KVM itself. 3 times now in 2 weeks my keyboard and mouse stopped working altogether when switching back to the USB-B input.
I had to connect another keyboard a reboot my computer. Also, I noticed if my main PC is in screensaver, screenoff or sleeping, when I switch to it, it just switches back to my laptop, I have to wake my PC ‘manually’ with another device that is only connected to my PC then hit KVM.
Entertainment is a top priority at LG Electronics – as the 27GP950 proves. This 27-inch monitor with a screen diagonal of 68. 47 centimeters displays streaming and gaming content on its groundbreaking IPS display in stunning quality.
This is ensured by the interplay of brilliant color reproduction (98% DCI-P3), 750 candela per square meter peak brightness, HDR10 and VESA DisplayHDR 600. This combination enables an absolutely gripping display with vibrant colors and impressive contrast sharpness.
In addition, the 27GP950 ensures the best gaming fun. Thanks to its lightning-fast response time of 1 millisecond and the nVidia G-Sync Compatible certification as well as FreeSync support, all details remain clearly visible even during fast action.
Both monitor apps(OnScreen Control and LG Calibration Studio) do not work at all in macOS Monterey 12. 1. LG has had a whole month to fix this but still nothing has been done despite releasing new versions of the apps multiple times.
So LG are working on the software, they’re just not listening to anyone or bothering to test anything. The light ring on the back of the monitor runs a crazy rainbow light show at full brightness every.
single. time. you turn on or wake the monitor from standby and there is literally no way to disable it, even if you have the light disabled in settings. Minimum brightness for this monitor is about 80nits, which is ~2x the minimum brightness on basically every other monitor in existence.
So general nighttime use is a bit of a pain unless you use a third party app to artificially dim the screen further in software. As far as I am aware there is no way to manually adjust picture settings for HDR mode, and sadly the set colour temperature is way off.
The little joystick thing on the bottom of the monitor is obnoxiously loud when clicked. A large annoying instruction card is displayed on the screen every time you turn the monitor on, again there is no way to disable this either.
LG support is absolutely terrible. Contacted them about all of the above issues and they either make up excuses to justify the problems or say they would escalate my case and call me back, but they never bothered to.
Works well for gaming if that’s all you care about.
Bought a couple of weeks ago to replace an aging 2k display. Great for next gen gaming, handles 4k at 120hz with ease. Haven’t tested the full fps range yet. Plenty of options to tweak the picture. Excellent colour range.
It’s an IPS display so don’t expect the best blacks or contrast, and there will also be some bleed from the backlighting. If that’s important to you, don’t go IPS. Don’t bother with HDR, it’s always going to be rubbish on a display like this.
Real HDR requires something much more high-end, ideally an OLED TV. A couple of quirks. Firstly, you can’t stop the RGB light show whenever the monitor turns on. It will do it every time, even from a sleep state.
It doesn’t auto change inputs, something even my 6-year old display could manage. Not a problem if you’re only doing one thing with it, but if you switch between consoles or PC, you’ll need to go into the menu to change inputs every time.
A minor thing, but for £500 I would have expected more. Main issue I have – the fan. Yup there is a fan at the back and even now I can hear it faintly in the background, like a rapidly ticking clock.
Going to ask support of this is normal. If it is, and you enjoy working in silence, it may annoy you. Overall an excellent display for the price range, but if you want all the ultra high def bells and whistles I recommend saving up and buying a big TV.
This monitor should be a market leader, but it simply isn’t worth buying in my opinion. I’ve had mine for just over 2 months and feel very frustrated with the intermittent black screen problem. I have tried the DP cable that came with the monitor and 3 others but changing cables makes no difference.
Just when you don’t need it the screen goes black and stays black for a couple of seconds. During one session this happened 17 times in 30 minutes, and I had to shut down my PC and walk away in sheer frustration.
I can go for a week and not experience a single black screen and then just as I start to regain my confidence in it, the screen blacks out again. There is no way I would recommend this monitor as it is.
Why LG have not fixed this yet is beyond me as the “black screen” issue is well documented on various sites. I have seen reviews of people having theirs exchanged just to experience the same black screen on their replacement.
Look elsewhere people, this monitor is doing my head in!.
The conclusion of 4k gaming monitor for xbox one x is that it is an excellent choice for gaming and provides an immersive experience. The monitor is also very versatile and can be used for a variety of different purposes.
Overall, the 4k gaming monitor for xbox one x is a great investment for any gamer.
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