In competitive gaming, every frame matters. Introducing Acer’s XB Series Series WQHD gaming monitor that can keep up with your game play. Through NVIDIA G-Sync technology, on-screen action is smooth and clear, minimizing distractions, boosting response times, and giving you a serious competitive edge.
Plus, users can enjoy comfortable viewing experience while gaming via flicker-less, low dimming and ComfyView display. Acer XB 27″ monitor features WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440) presenting stunning, high quality images with excellent detail that not only enhances users’ working efficiency, but creates outstanding visual enjoyment.
NVIDIA G-SYNC technology synchronizes the monitor’s refresh rate to the GPU render rate providing the smoothest, fastest gaming experience. G-SYNC even eliminates screen tearing and minimizes display stutter and input lag when users start playing games so scenes appear instantly and sharper.
Full disclosure. This monitor makes 4k gaming not just possible on weaker geforce cards, but smooth too. Being a refurb i was skeptical and ready to return it the same day should there be any single issue.
Much to my surprise the monitor was and is an absolute STAR! Like many I lined up early trying to snag myself a shiny powerful RTX 3080. After days of failed attempts to get into viable 4K gaming via the 3080 i decided to take a different less popular route.
The plan was to get a faster 144hz 4k panel later if I secured a 3080. My current LG 27GN850 works well with my aging 2080Ti. Instead I switched gears and took a chance on this discounted refurb 4K G-sync assisted panel to see if my current set up would be competent in 4K gaming.
Spoiler, it sure is. As you all know the 2080Ti runs many great games in 4k 60+ fps easily but falters in some titles like Assassins Creed Odyssey, Borderlands 3 etc. These games run close “enough” to 60 but without G-sync the screen tearing is real on top of stuttery sub 60 fps in some intense scenes.
That’s where G-sync / overclocking comes in. Fortunately my 2080Ti oc’s like a champ achieving an additional 15% performance pushing AC to over 60 fps on average but sometimes it will dip below and it’s noticeable on my 4k Samsung tv.
With this Acer Predator XB271HK that stuttery gameplay all goes away. It’s game changing literally. Borderlands 3, Deus Ex, Metro Exodus with RTX ON you name it all feel like a buttery smooth 60 FPS experience at all times.
Full stop. Subjectively the monitor looks like it could eat small pets. it’s agressively designed and definetly has a gamer aesthetic. It’s a 4 year old design, but it holds up well even today with thin bezels just now popping up on the designs of today’s mainstream high refresh QHD gaming monitors.
The Acer Predator has a 4ms response time, there is no RGB, just a led power indicator. There are internal speakers for those interested, but like with most monitors they are not very good, sound flat, “tinny”and I would guide anyone to hook up external speakers or headphones.
The G-Sync is an actual module. This is better than “G-sync compatible” since it works from 1 fps up to the maximum refresh rate of the panel unlike the compatible G-sync monitors which don’t smooth out and sync frames below 48fps in most cases.
However please note it does not work over HDMI in my experience. You must use DP. The panel itself is an AHVA advanced hyper viewing angle “VA” not AMVA. That means even looking at the panel from the side or off center looks fantastic.
It’s 10-bit color and banding hasn’t been an issue thus far. This didn’t come in retail packaging being a refurb, but you already knew that. The refurbished package included a power, DP and HDMI cables.
There’s 2 USB 3. 0 ports on at the rear, a headphone/speaker jack. No users manual was included. Color was pre calibrated out of the box and looked stellar imo. Going into the settings does not use the nipple that’s popular today but instead 6 buttons on the bottom right bezel.
They’re easy to see and access and just take a moment to get used to. I can’t go into much more detail as i’m just an average end user not a panel expert, but i hope this was helpful. A few GPU suggestions for entry level 4k with this monitor Ultra settings: 30 fps: GTX 1070/ti, 1080 60 fps: GTX 1080Ti, RTX 2070/2070 Super, 2080 60 fps+: RTX 2080 Super, 2080Ti and of course the 3080/3090 but these last two can power a 144hz 4k panel.
As always dropping down just one setting from Ultra to Very High or High substantially increases the performance of all these cards across the board and so fourth and so on. Additionally 2016 msrp was 800 bucks, I snagged this sample for just $270 tax included.
I’ve been really please with this monitor. Got it as an upgrade for gaming. Blown away to be honest but I’m coming off of old 1080 monitors lol. Resolution is sharp, and gets great frame rates for what I do.
Love that it had the USB 3. 0 ports. It’s on an adjustable stand so it can raise, lower, pivot etc which is a must. The menu GUI is nice and easy to understand. I may not be looking deep enough but so far it seems it is lacking auto input detection (I run it hooked up to my gaming PC and a dock for my work MBP) so I have to change input manually when powering on something different than what I last used, but that’s such a minor issue it’s not even a complaint.
I ended up purchasing 2 of these monitors to have matching monitors for the first time. They ended up replacing another 2k 144hz monitor that had it’s own set of issues, display port connection didn’t persist and caused some screen swap issues when I’d turn it on after the first monitor.
But I did enjoy the monitor. The other a 8-10 year old Samsung LED monitor that I’ve had forever. The matching monitors both with 4-port USB hubs has really let me clean up my desk and organize my cable management.
They have a persistent Display Port connection so they monitors don’t swap every time I turn them on in a different order. The images are clean and clear, color is good and the screen real estate with 2 2k monitors is handy when doing work on the dual screens.
I can have my work PC connected via HDMI to the 2 monitors and just swap the connections, then at the end of the day swap back. My only complaints is the normal issues with G-SYNC monitors when they get the random band on the screen, fixing it just requires you to turn the monitor off then back on.
And the speakers aren’t really that loud, even though I mostly wear headphones at the PC.
Introducing the G5 Odyssey’s high performance line-up of Full HD and Quad HD curved gaming monitors. The G5 range hosts a variety of next level performance and visual upgrades at a fantastic price point, allowing gamers to pick and choose the model that’s right for the games they love to play.
Unmatched Immersion Get your head in the game with Odyssey’s 1000R panel, which matches the curvature of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eye strain. Stunning WQHD Your gaming world, now astoundingly lifelike.
Packing in 1. 7 times the pixel density of Full HD, WQHD resolution boasts incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a fuller view with more space to take in all the action. Express 144hz Refresh Rate More than double your potential frame production, with the Odyssey G5.
With a 144hz super smooth refresh rate, you’ll never want to go back to a traditional screen. Lightning Fast 1ms Response Times A fraction of a second can be the difference between your destruction, or your enemy’s.
With Odyssey’s grey to grey 1ms response time, you can be sure that you’re receiving information as fast as technologically possible. AMD FreeSync Premium Effortlessly smooth gameplay. AMD FreeSync Premium features adaptive sync technology which reduces screen tearing, stutter, and input latency.
Low framerate compensation ensures every scene flows seamlessly. Truly realistic HDRAwe-inspiring graphics with HDR10 A kaleidoscope of shades brings game scenes to life more vibrantly than ever before.
Uncover the secrets hiding in the shadows with deep dark blacks, luminous whites, and outstandingly detailed resolution.
Bought this on sale for 300AUD (an absolute steal imo) to use as a secondary and backup monitor for my main ultrawide. Bit overkill for a secondary but it was tied for the cheapest 1440p monitor at the time so it was an easy choice.
Normally I wouldn’t review it as a gaming monitor given how I’m using it, but I couldn’t find reviews for it anywhere I looked on the internet, so I figured I should do it anyway. Before setting it up as the secondary I ran it as the primary for a bit in a few games (Apex Legends, Doom: Eternal, R6:S) and coming from my 100hz Acer Predator X34 I was very impressed with the input lag and image clarity in motion.
It’s not “can read text on a wall while spinning at 3000rpm” sharp but it’s a big step up, with noticeably less motion blur. Colour reproduction seems good but I have no benchmark for that, really. Settings in the OSD menu are quite robust, with adjustable colour channels, saturation, contrast, brightness, black equaliser, sharpness, auto-dim, pixel overdrive, crosshair overlay, and a couple of other miscellaneous ones.
Pixel overdrive is not adjustable when adaptive sync is turned on. I haven’t had a chance to try the HDR and local array dimming but I expect for the price and given the peak brightness, it is likely underwhelming.
This is the only reason I’ve given it 4/5 instead of 5/5 so if it actually does have good HDR (in general or even just for the price) then consider this review a 5/5.
Going into this I already knew that the monitor doesn’t really swivel or go up or down but just tilt a little bit. I didn’t want to Shell out for a G7 because eventually I will get a nice 4K TV running 120hz but for now I just needed a quick PC monitor.
When you first powered on I had to go into the display settings and change it to the native resolution and turn on 144hrz and then the video control panel. The monitor does come with some decent presets but you’ll just have to tweak your settings to the game you’re playing.
I loaded up Lost ark and while I was in game I just tweaked the monitor to my liking. At first about an hour and a half in with Lost ark I just wasn’t really digging the monitor, yeah it looks great but until I hit that dungeon then this monitor shined it really photo realistic colors 3D environments pop out.
It’s in the dark scenes where this bad boy shines and that’s where the VA panel comes in. Same with Doom eternal I loaded it up and man it looks fantastic. I’m really happy with it haven’t really noticed any ghosting I am playing at 144 Hertz.
I tried HDR with doom and it just doesn’t look good at all maybe that’s why this monitor is a little pricey because they’re trying to sell HDR. Other than that if you’re looking for a quick monitor pick it up got it on sale.
Love this monitor. Tremendous value for the price. It replaced a 24-inch 1080p flat-screen monitor but I wanted a 1440p curved screen. I use it solely for playing Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and wanted a monitor that would provide an immersive experience.
This really does it! The 1000R curvature seems a bit weird at first and takes a few days to get used to. I think kind of monitor is great for simulation gaming from a first-person perspective. Pros: Nice size for a close-up a immersive experience, fairly easy to put together, good quality screen, simple menu system, aesthetically pleasing, great value, supports Freesync and G-Sync (compatibility mode).
Cons: Quality of materials is fairly low, no height adjustment on the stand (wasn’t needed for my desk luckily), not great for office (productivity) work, screen wobbles a bit on the stand.
Eliminate choppy gameplay and distracting visual tear with AMD Radeon FreeSync. Savor the smooth, responsive visuals as the monitor’s refresh rate is synched to your computer’s framerate. Marvel at how your favorite games look in enhanced WQHD.
Experience the sharp, focused clarity and true-to-life colors of this 27″ IPS display. Show off your screen to an eager audience as shades and contrasts stay true with a viewing angle of up to 178°. Enjoy seamless, lag-free gaming with a rapid 144Hz refresh rate.
Even when the action gets frenetic, the 1ms Visual Response Boost ensures clear, blur-free images. Immerse yourself in the hyper-realistic colors of the game world. Smooth transitions, finer shades and uniform appearance are achieved with a wide 95% DCI-P3 color gamut.
Gain an edge over the competition with Black Boost technology, providing more detail in darker environments. Protect your eyes from unnecessary strain by utilizing Acer BlueLightShield and Flickerless technologies.
Settle in for long gaming sessions with reduced monitor glare and eye fatigue thanks to Acer ComfyView and Low Dimming.
I have been waiting for the 4K 144hz adaptive sync monitors for a very long time. When Nvidia announced that this cheaper version of the perfect allrounder monitor would gain GSync compatibility certification, I absolutely jumped for joy.
I spent a while pondering to purchase this one, or the ultimate big brother the Acer X27. Weighing up the pros and cons I decided to take a punt at thisGoodThe picture quality itself is flawless. Stunning colours out of the box, lush and vibrant with clarity and that 120Hz nonoc fluidity.
The GSync compatibility works like a charm, lower framerates are ironed out by the technology nicely. I already have an IPS Acer 4k monitor Acer H277HK and this knocks the socks off it. Attempting to use GSync compatible on that monitor would just result in constant black screens and an unplayable experience.
BadI have never had a monitor or television where the backlight bleed had annoyed me before this. Next to my other IPS Acer, the difference is night and day. This monitor has absolutely horrendous backlight bleeding in all four corners of the screen it protrudes out into the middle of the action in dark scenes like genital warts on perfectly sculpted genitalia.
Now, I may have an unlucky bad panel, but judging by the Stationery Packs Warehouse used returns on the listing already currently two, on a brand new in item Id say not. The monitor packaging looked slightly dubious to me, with additional sellotape untidily fixing the box closed I suspect a previous return, but am not 100.
I have attached images and a video not sure if it will show due to the large file size, comparing the monitor on lower than out of the box brightness vs my other Acer IPS with near FULL setting brightness cheaper Acer showing near perfect uniformity.
If the XV273KP monitor had the same backlight standard as my cheaper Acer, I would be giving this 5stars all around. But with this cost of a monitor, Acers QA simply need to be doing better.
Check all the boxes for a great ultrawide IPS display and best of all it is 1440p, 144hz with freesync and G-sync(compatible). Compared to its competitors, it is a great value pick in the ultrawide category.
It brightness could be better, so it might not be the best if you use it in a room with a lot of windows. It might also require some tweaking of color settings to get a more color accurate experience.
A great display for gaming and office work. Might not be the best for consuming content as some of the VA competitors for around the same price are better b/c of better contrast ratio. Side notes: -Monitor supports PbP and PiP, (no resolution adjustment) -Has a USB hub -There is a display widget the lets you adjust monitor’s settings from you computer instead of using buttons.
(Acer Display Widget) -Has speakers and an audio jack. -Stand is quite big and takes a lot of desk room. -Since monitor is not curved it has distorted pixel at the edges if you are sitting to close.
For those of you going from a cheap TN monitor with washed out colors and bad viewing angles then this might be an upgrade, if you already had a decent IPS with decent color and decent viewing angles then prepare to be let down.
I came from a decent monitor, not anything fancy, my main monitor was a 29UM60-P which is a LG 1080p Ultrawide. It doesn’t look much different than this monitor when you compare the numbers on paper but I would prefer to continue to use my smaller LG ultrawide than continue to use this thing.
I have only had it for a few days and I noticed from first use that the monitor looks awful when on your desktop or doing standard production work. Reading and looking at text on this is not a joy at all, the closer your text is to the middle the more bearable it is but forget about reading from the corners.
Its a blurry miserable experience that puts more strain on my eyes than I can tolerate for more than a few minutes at a time. I took some pictures so you can see the light bleed test and an all white screen to try and illustrate the viewing angles.
I would prefer to use the auxiliary monitor above it that has a TN display and washed out color specifically because it has a better viewing angle and doesn’t fade anywhere close to the amount this beast does in the corners.
Now I will say that I have no complaints when I did a bit of gaming on this. I only fired up Borderlands 3 and Dead Space but the experience was fine, usable. It’s really the desktop and text I have an issue with.
If you are dead set on getting this then be ready to adjust the settings and push this thing as far back on your desk as you can. The closer you are to this monitor the more noticeable the bad viewing angles get.
I suggest you save your money and either get a good 1080p monitor for less or prepare to spend a premium for a different 1440p Ultrawide. I have decided I will be returning this and going with a significantly more expensive LG 34GP83A-B ultrawide.
I don’t look forward to shipping this thing back and probably getting hit with restocking fees for something that I would consider unusable for more than a few minutes at a time. It was torture looking at this thing while typing this review.
Worst monitor I have ever used. makes me think that this thing is defective. Would not recommend to anyone.
THE GAMER “SWEET-SPOT” A 27-inch 1440p 165Hz monitor that combines lightning-fast speed and spectacular image quality in a compact, beautiful design. Smooth video. Zero dropped frames. Rapid-fire 1ms response times.
A multimedia dream! PIXELS BROUGHT TO LIFE The vibrant QHD monitor resolution (2560x1440p) pushes every with stunning detail. And with 99% sRGB gamut, colors are rich and accurate, with customizable display settings and space to store up to 3 user profiles.
TAKE THE LEAD & KEEP IT Our 1440p monitor with 1ms (OD) gives you extra tools to be a solid player. AMD FreeSync with LFC for liquid-smooth gameplay. GAMEPLUS crosshairs for direct hits, every time. FPS/RTS optimization for extra details in darker games A WORK FROM HOME POWERHOUSE This WQHD monitor isn’t just for gamers.
The flicker-free video makes teleconferencing a pure joy. And you’ll have multiple ports to connect to the devices you need, even if you just need a second monitor for laptop.
Good monitor for the price. Easy to use and connect. I liked the joistick/toggle tht has in the back to configure. Does come with an HDMI cable and connection to my laptop was easy. This will be. Work monitor, not gamer myself but I do see this would work well to watch movies or videos in it.
The included speakers have good sound for the size, so that is a plus. The base frame is sturdy as made out of metal and comes with all hardware, BUT the only problem I had, as another buyer described, is the screw for the 2nd position which is too long and won’t fit because of the cover.
I used smler screw I had with same thread. A note to the manufacturer to revise that screw design. Besides that, great monitor for work.
So I didn’t really know what to expect with this monitor because it was my first one, console gamer on a PS4 with a 55in TV, but I decided to try it out due to me having built a gaming PC last week. The monitor is beautiful and comes with LED lights in the middle in the back around where the stand mounts,, and it comes with a Display Cable and power cord.
It has a lot of cool features such as being able to turn: FPS tracker on, GSync on, Crosshair, etc. If you want to make sure it is displaying at 1440p at 144hz then go into your display setting, if you’re on Windows 10, go into advanced display settings and then go into “Display adapter properties” and you can adjust it there.
The response time is amazing, and I had no problems with the GSync turned on or off! Again, it’s a wonderful monitor and I will probably end up getting another for my brother’s PC!.
Overall love this gaming computer a lot! Deep blacks, rich colors and very responsive, there’s no harsh glare or distracting reflection from the screen. Picture is very clear and crisp. Monitor itself has a nice sleek design and an awesome stand which allows you to adjust the display higher or lower depending on how you need.
The PX277 monitor is a 27inch monitor with tons of features. The immersive 2560 x 1440p WQHD (Wide Quad High Definition, 2k) display will provide you with stunning and crisp visuals. Super slim bezel-less design is finished in completely matte black color.
The fast 144Hz refresh rate enables liquid smooth seamless images. Adaptive-Sync technology provides wide dynamic refresh rate control from 30hz to 144hz to make sure there is no tearing, input lag, and image blur while you play your favorites games in low to high frame rate.
With the PX277, you can experience your games to the fullest.
– This was a good purchase for me. However, due to unforeseen problems with the monitor and some rather tedious customer service, I am demoting my previous review. -I have owned this product for close to a year and have recently faced stability issues for about a month.
-120,144,165Hz settings would cause momentary blackouts during gaming. – This made running 60Hz the only option without having blackouts. -Having Freesync on did not fix the issue, nor did change the sync rate from 48-166 to 50-166.
-Changing the cable did not fix the issue either and the GPU replacement was only a couple of days old. I have reached out to Pixio about the problem and provided some troubleshooting details, which was after the fact that I had my GPU replaced.
I originally thought my GPU was at fault, but now with my new GPU in its place, that is not the case. The biggest complaint was the amount of money I needed to shell out just to ship the product back for repairs, which was around half the cost of the monitor.
I hope that it was just a defective monitor because I liked the product. Just a little disappointed with its longevity and customer support.
Solid display, good for gaming. The missing hardware is baffling. I looked through the packing materials three times including a careful inspection of the packing foam. Nothing. Happily, I had just disassembled another displays stand and a couple of those screws worked in the base.
Otherwise, I’d not have been able to set up the display. Handy. Still, it performs well. Visibility is great. The price was fair. It sits solidly on my desk. The missing screws are a dumb mistake but not enough to take my rating below a 4-star.
I haven’t purchased a monitor in over a decade so that’s a testament to Samsung’s quality. However, i needed an upgrade for my newer gaming machine and the px277p had the right specs and price. I purchased through Amazon and it was delivered in 2 days.
Of course with the price being lower than the top tier brands, there had to be corners that were cut or so i thought. The stand is larger than what the photos show but it is very sturdy! The image is bright and the response time is fast.
My son went from 60 fps to 250+ in minecraft. Now we just have to see how long this monitor will last.
A gaming monitor requires extreme performance with speed and clarity, so you can react in a split-second. It also needs to be able to display deep vibrant colors and a natural life-like image to create a sense of immersion.
The Razer Raptor was created to be a true expression of this, and more – a no-compromise display that produces breathtaking image quality for your battlestation.
Having come from a Gigabyte Aorus 27” which has shocking build quality this is fantastic. Monitor is very heavy and you can tell when you unpackage it that it’s going to be quality. Fantastic Synapse software allows you to change any setting in the software instead of using the thumb joystick on the back of the screen.
Razer lighting along the bottom edge of the screen, along with a high quality fabric back with Razer logo. A lot of people have issues with the way the Razer cables connect but when you get the knack of it, it is very neat.
Just leave enough slack for height adjustment of the monitor. This isn’t an issue if you don’t move it much once set up. Picture is great. Colours vibrant and clear. Amazingly fluid during gameplay. The smoothest I have felt.
I really love this monitor. Yes it is dear (at time of purchase) but you pay for quality. I would recommend and would purchase again.
Is it worth the money? No one can decide that except you. Will it change your life? Absolutely! From the moment I opened the box, I was overjoyed by the little aesthetic things about the monitor. It runs absolutely beautifully.
I don’t want to go back because it felt like I was living in a dream before the Raptor. Didn’t even need the instructions because it is very self-explanatory (For gamers by gamers). For all I care, Razer can keep taking my money because of the convenience and aesthetics.
It needs tweaking out of the box. Make sure you turn on HDR in windows and that your refresh rate is set too. Highly recommend the Razer Syanpse app. This display looks and feels extremely sturdy. Amazing quality.
GSYNC works well too! It’s worth the extra money to experience how all around beautiful this display is. I love the cable system too!.
Bought this a few days ago since it was time I move away from 60Hz Monitors. When it first arrived, the packaging was very large for a 24″ monitor but easy to carry. The unboxing experience was rather pleasant even though it would be better if they added a screen protector and warned you that the box opens from the side (I almost broke it because of that!) Installing the monitor is very straightforward.
You just have the base stand, the stand itself and the monitor and they just all go together easily. They provide a very high quality HDMI cable (I assume to handle 144Hz) and a power cable which is just your typical power cable.
It also comes with instructions on how to install it as well as those typical legal documents and a warranty card which Dell’s warranty policy looks far better than any other company. I believe they can replace your panel free of charge if it goes bad within warranty.
Using the monitor for the first time for me is very different. As someone who has been on 60/75Hz for an eternity, going to 144Hz is like a blessing. You won’t be able to go back once you use it! The UI itself is fairly easy to use and I would recommend using game 1 preset.
The monitor has an adjustable height and angle but you’d have to move the entire monitor if you want to turn it. The image is crystal clear but I’ve noticed that the blacks aren’t very good but it’s hardly noticeable.
The monitor is very fast though and that’s just on a fast preset. You have fast, super fast and extreme presets. I don’t reccomend using extreme presets on games that are designed to look beautiful and fast paced since there will be ghosting.
Extreme presets are awesome for shooters though! I should also add that the monitor is very bulky and heavy, so don’t expect a super thin design. The design at the back is very gamer like though and i dig it a lot! I was rather disappointed over its logo though because it looked to me that it was going to glow up in rgb but it didn’t.
Overall, I genuinely reccomend getting this monitor if you’re looking to get into 144Hz gaming for the first time. It’s worth getting it for the price and from a very trustworthy brand!.
It looks great! Really crisp images and great color. I spent a lot of time researching and deciding between a monitor with a VA screen or one with an IPS screen (at various price levels), and I am very happy with my decision.
The contrast is great and I like that black actually appears black. This is also my first curved monitor, and while I always thought curved screens were a silly gimmick, I actually really prefer this curved monitor for my PC.
It doesn’t distort the image and actually makes everything look more natural when you’re sitting at the center. I don’t really play any competitive games to know if ghosting is an issue for this monitor.
Honestly, I think this is a great monitor, and I don’t have any suggestions that would make a noticeable improvement; it’s already awesome.
The dream gaming monitor for speed and image quality You can experience breathtaking gaming performance and total immersion with Nano IPS 1ms technology for ultra-high speed and exceptional graphics quality.
Feel the real fight in real colors This monitor supports a wide color spectrum, 98% DCI-P3 color gamut, expressing faithful colors for reproduction with HDR10, allowing for realistic visual immersion.
Regardless of the battlefield, players experience the feeling that they are at the center of it. Smooth motion in games Ultra-fast 165Hz (Overclock 180Hz) allows gamers to quickly see the next frame and makes the image appear smoothly.
Players can react quickly to opponents and easily aim at the target.
I have only had this monitor for a short time, but so far it is met all my expectations. I was looking for a new monitor upgrade to support 1440p gaming and after hours of research including reading and watching reviews, this model repeatedly emerged as a top contender.
I certainly could have went with it’s smaller (and decidedly excellent) 27-inch cousin, but for the price I treated myself to the 32-inch. The cost was a bit of an extravagance, yes, but not unreasonably so.
The build quality is high, and setup was easy and quick, with HDMI, DisplayPort, power cable and the monitor-to-computer USB cable all included and saving me that extra bit of shopping or scrounging.
I did anticipate that I would have to tinker with the settings for the best viewing experience, but to my surprise this was not so. Whether this was due to factory defaults or an enterprising technician somewhere along the way, I do not know, but it was appreciated.
All in all, the monitor has done exactly what I have needed it to do. As stated, setup was a breeze, largely in part to the versatility of viewing angle, larger screen-size and height adjustment. The rotating feature is also neat, though I currently do not use it, but it is nice to have the option should I ever need it.
While others may disagree, the unit really does not have a huge footprint. The legs are well-placed and have a notably degree of clearance for cables and cord if needed, while providing a very stable platform.
This combined with convenient USB hub and “cable hook” — I cannot really call the latter “cable management” — allowed me to greatly improve my space efficiency. I highly recommend this monitor for anyone looking for a solidly built, versatile gaming monitor that delivers excellence performance.
I purchased this monitor as a secondary monitor after good experiences with other LG monitors, including the GL850 that this product is a refresh of. The panel quality is good, with minimal backlight bleed and no other display issues as far as I can tell, but there are two massive issues with this product that make it near unusable.
1. (Minor issue) LG has taken to providing a very short power adapter with the main power supply electronics in a large box at the wall plug (as opposed to either an internal power supply or one with cables coming out of each end).
This makes the monitor take up significantly more space than it should on power bricks and required a rerouting of my monitor power because of how short the cable is. 2. (MASSIVE ISSUE) Like some other LG monitors, this product has a broken implementation of “Deep Sleep” or DDC/CI, meaning that no matter what you do, when you turn off the monitor it will act as though it was disconnected, meaning that when you wake it back up, all your windows are moved and you get popups related to G-Sync.
This is *every time* it gets turned off, even with all related updates installed. This is extremely annoying and often means that waking my computer up from sleep takes 45-60 seconds, exclusively because I have to wait for this monitor to reconnect while my screens all flash repeatedly.
With this issue fixed, this monitor would be a 5/5 (like its predecessor). Without it, it’s entirely unusable.
I don’t have much to compare with (Just a Dell IPS from 2014). Just to note I’m running Linux and so some things my differ from Windows experience. Picture quality is great even without HDR working on Linux yet.
The build quality feels fine, but not as good as the Dell I have, The stand doesn’t support “yaw” rotation, so you’ll have to make do with rotating the entire monitor on the desk, this may or may not be ideal for you especially with the feet being quite long.
The bad: It seems like no one at LG tested this with multiple monitor setups, let me explain: When the monitor goes to sleep it goes in to a “lite sleep” mode, and everything works fine. But after a few minutes of being off it goes in to a deep sleep mode to save power, this mode cannot be turned off like in older models.
This causes a bunch of bugs, Upon recovery from deep sleep the monitor: Is no longer my primary display causing games to launch on my other monitor. The frequency is dropped from 180hz to 165hz. The monitor flickers if adaptive_sync is enabled, this does not happen before it goes to sleep.
According to reddit users, On windows this results all your desktop icons moving to the other display, and the “hot-plug” sound happening in the background. I spent several hours getting a Windows Install running to check for a firmware update, but no firmware updates were available.
Optimal curve. True immersion. Vivid scenes wrap around you. The all-encompassing 1000R display fills every part of your peripheral vision and draws you right into the character’s shoes. Experience a level of gaming more heart-pounding than anything before.
Stunning WQHD Your gaming world, now astoundingly lifelike. Packing in 1. 7 times the pixel density of Full HD, WQHD resolution boasts incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a fuller view with more space to take in all the action.
144Hz refresh rate Conquer every enemy, even at soaring speeds. A 144Hz refresh rate eliminates lag and motion blur for exhilarating gameplay with ultra-smooth action. 1ms response time Make every move count with a 1ms response time.
Jump on enemies as soon as you see them and stay ahead with precise mouse movements. Your on-screen performance is as swift as your own reflexes. AMD Free Sync Premium Effortlessly smooth gameplay. AMD Free Sync Premium features adaptive sync technology which reduces screen tearing, stutter and input latency.
Low frame rate compensation ensures every scene flows seamlessly. Truly realistic HDR Awe-inspiring graphics with HDR10. A kaleidoscope of shades brings game scenes to life more vibrantly than ever before.
Uncover the secrets hiding in the shadows with deep dark blacks, luminous whites and outstandingly detailed resolution.
Geared Up for Victory! See your way to wins with the innovative 27GL850 UltraGear gaming monitor, providing the crispest visuals and the sharpest clarity. You can experience breath-taking immersion on a Nano IPS display with a 1ms response time.
The value of an UltraGear monitor is total immersion. You can experience breath-taking gaming performance that surpasses your expectations through 27GL850 with Nano IPS 1ms (GtG) called the ultimate gear.
Nano IPS cover 98% of the DCI-P3 color space, the professional film industry standard. The Nano IPS display delivers stunning image reproduction that brings your virtual world to life from any vantage point.
With IPS 1ms comparable to TN Speed, providing the minimized afterimage and a fast response time, you can enjoy a whole new gaming performance. LG 27GL850 monitor is a NVIDIA-tested and officially verified G-SYNC compatible monitor, reducing screen tearing and minimizing stutter for a smoother, faster gaming experience.
Enhance your gaming experience with an eye-catching design and virtually borderless design. The base can be adjusted to change the tilt, height, and pivot of the monitor to help you play the game more comfortably.
Crosshair Display, Flicker Safe, Reader Mode, Wide Color Gamut, Smart Energy Saving technology, Color Calibrated, Black Stabilizer, DAS Mode (Dynamic Action Sync), Super Resolution+, 3-side virtually borderless display
24.2 in x 10.8 in x 22.6 in – with stand
2 x HDMI DisplayPort Headphones USB 3.0 upstream 2 x USB 3.0 downstream
Display Position Adjustments
Height, pivot (rotation), tilt
VESA Mounting Interface
100 x 100 mm
2 x HDMI cable 1 x DisplayPort cable 1 x SuperSpeed USB cable
AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption (On mode)
Power Consumption SDR (On mode)
Power Consumption HDR (On mode)
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Consumption Sleep
Power Consumption (Off Mode)
Software / System Requirements
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions & Weight Details
With stand – width: 24.2 in – depth: 10.8 in – height: 22.6 in – weight: 13.5 lbs Without stand – width: 24.2 in – depth: 2.2 in – height: 14.4 in – weight: 9.3 lbs
Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)
Service & Support
Limited warranty – parts and labor – 1 year
Reviews From Real Customers
The picture quality looks great to my eyes, even off axis. The UI with its joystick is reasonably snappy, most of the time, strangely better than the LG 32UN880. I like the way the ports are on the back rather than on the bottom.
I did have compatibility problems: It works fine with my main work laptop (which is quite old) but I could not get HDMI to work with my home build gaming desktop with it’s Radeon RX 6700 XT. The display port connection worked OK though.
Likewise with a newer laptop thunderbolt worked fine but HDMI only worked at 30Hz. The LG 32UL750 was a replacement for a LG 32UG89 which has no compatibility issues at all. I was using the HDMI cable supplied with the unit.
On one occasion the speakers stopped working and I had to do a factory reset to get them back (no it was not muted). The audio quality is not as good as the LG 32UG89 or LG 32UN880.
Fasten your seatbelt: Acer’s Predator XB271HU WQHD display is about to turbocharge your gaming experience. This monitor combines jaw dropping specs IPS panel that supports 144Hz refresh rate delivering an amazing gaming experience.
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.
Store the LCD monitor in a room with a temperature of -20 to 60 C (-4 to 140 F).
Not all Gaming monitors can claim VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. This industry standard certifies HDR quality based on luminance, colour gamut, bit depth and rise time. Move to a more advanced level of gameplay, with more accurate colours and better contrast.
Immerse yourself in the realistic colours of the game. Smooth transitions, delicate nuances and uniformity of appearance thanks to 95% of the DCI-P3 colour space and colour accuracy with a Delta E of less than 2.
No more buttons. Easily change monitor settings with the Display Widget software utility. Protect your eyes from unnecessary fatigue with Acer’s BlueLightShield and Flickerless technologies. Put yourself in the comfort of long gaming sessions without the hassle of monitor reflections and without straining your eyes too much, thanks to Acer ComfyView and Low Dimming technologies.
A good monitor must be ergonomic. The inclination from -5 ° to 20 ° allows ergonomic use. You can choose between different gaming and non-gaming modes, with a specific colour profile. Choose between Action, Racing, Sports and more! Customize all your apps by setting automatic selection of your favorite mode.
Transform the gameplay by reproducing fluid and engaging images with realistic colours. Explore new worlds thanks to the amazing WQHD resolution with Radeon FreeSync technology.
I bought this to pair with the RTX 3080 prebuilt I also bought from Microcenter. My main objective was a high refresh G-SYNC compatible monitor that would be good for sim racing. Ultrawides in this class were all prohibitively expensive until I came across this.
It ticked all the boxes at half the price. My first simracing laps with this on a GPU that could handle more than 60fps was awesome. Finally, no screen tearing or input lag from v-sync! Everything was buttery smooth.
Despite not being officially G-SYNC compatible, it does indeed work. Enable FreeSync from the monitor’s settings and then enable G-SYNC from Nvidia Control Panel and it works flawlessly. I calibrated it with an X-Rite ColorMunki Display and achieved good color.
It really is a nice panel that holds its own right up there with the curved screens at twice the price. However, that brings me to why I didn’t give it 5 stars. the flatness. There is very noticeable falloff in brightness, clarity, and color at the far edges because they are SO far from your eye compared to the center.
Even at 2-3ft away it’s still present. If you’re only gaming, I’d say it’s barely a concern. Your eye is going to be focused on the center and you’ll still get the intense immersion that an ultrawide offers.
Outside of gaming it can be a deal breaker. I gave myself a week of testing it with regular PC tasks and photo editing work. Like I said before, the color on it is really nice, but I was straining my eyes to read the side panels of Lightroom and Photoshop.
Thumbnails at the far ends of the filmstrip in Lightroom looked darker than they ought to because of the brightness falloff. (I did notice that the dark edges became less apparent with the brightness cranked all the way up, but that’s not ideal for photo editing.
) I originally intended to mount this onto my simracing rig and then buy a second one for my desk, but ultimately decided against the second one. It’s still excellent for racing and I love it on the rig.
And again, if you mostly game I think you’ll really enjoy this. If you do other work, you may be somewhat disappointed. It’s still an amazing value if you can live with the edges.
I am not using this monitor for gaming, but rather for general office use. I wanted to simplify my desktop setup and this is easier to deal with than two smaller monitors and a separate monitor arm. The monitor looks good and doesn’t cause eye strain for me when paired with the right video card.
Just be aware that if you have an older, outdated video card in your PC that you will not get the full 144Hz refresh rate. Check compatibility before buying or plan to get a compatible GPU to go with it.
Right now I’m using an MSI GT1030 DDR5 with display port and HDMI connections. Over display port I do get the full 144Hz. The max refresh rate over HDMI is 100Hz with this card. My old card was terrible with this monitor and would only give me a 30Hz refresh rate.
Again, check compatibility before buying. Overall, very pleased with this monitor. I’m not a gamer but I did download a couple of free games to try out the gaming performance and it looked pretty good in my very unqualified opinion.
My only real complaint is the monitor stand it came with could be just a little bit sturdier as it does have a tendency to wobbly sometimes. Not a huge deal, and I have seen some of these stock monitor stands that are worse.
See your way to victory with the innovative 27GL83A-B UltraGear gaming monitor, providing the most crisp visuals and the sharpest clarity. You can experience breathtaking immersion on a Nano IPS display with a 1ms response time.
I’ve been a big fan of LG panels for years now. So when it came time to upgrade from my old budget 1080p non-LG monitor. I knew where I wanted to start. On paper, the 27GL83A-B checked all the boxes.
1440p, 1ms response time, G-sync, and more meant it’d be perfect for high end, FPS heavy, gaming. The color accuracy, color adjustability, image brightness, and IPS panel were exactly what I needed for color accuracy dependent work project.
I’ve owned the monitor for a little over a month now. It has lived up to the advertised promises and then some. The image quality and consistency is unlike any other monitor i’ve owned before. For the price, I’m confident there’s nothing on the market that comes close.
If you’re looking for an extremely high quality, yet budget friendly, monitor for gaming and/or work? Look no further.
This monitor started flickering on and off every few seconds after about 2 months of use. This was not a cable issue as I tried changing the DP cable and I am using the cable that was originally connected right now.
I thought it might be the DP input port or a gpu issue, but the problem persisted when switching to the HDMI input which was connected to my laptop. I sent in in for repair and the result was that the monitor was unrepairable, which tells me this is most likely a quality issue.
Furthermore, the whole repair/return process was terrible. 3 weeks after the monitor was delivered for repair, I had to reach out to LG for the status, as I was not contacted at all. I was told it was changed from a repair to an RMA and later received a refund a few weeks later, again with no contact.
I would rather have been sent a new monitor if that was an option, but I do not know if that was a viable option as I was not contacted. Up until the problem, the monitor was great, but since it became faulty in less than 3 months on top of the bad repair process leaving me without a monitor for over a month, I cannot give this more than one star at this time.
That being said, I did love the monitor, and my quality experience is probably the minority. I have since ordered another on the hope that this one stays functional.
I upgraded to this from a 24″ 1080p 144hz Viewsonic. Fortunately I did not have any dead pixels at all, the image is pleasing and sharp, and the 1440p resolution gives plenty of desktop real estate. There is no vertical gamma shift such as on a TN panel, where the whole screen looks like it has a vertical gradient.
Such effects are absent from this screen due to the IPS panel which are known for good viewing angles. This panel also handles motion well with no visible burring or ghosting to my eye, and it’s compatible with both AMD and Nvidia variable refresh rate tech which is a plus, since you are not locked in to any one GPU manufacturer.
However, right away I noticed issues of color uniformity. Not only are the edges darker than the center of the screen, but the upper left and bottom right corners are significantly dimmer and have a blueish tint which is very noticeable on white backgrounds.
I use my monitor for working from home during the day and gaming in the evening and when working on any white app such as excel or browsing the web, this uniformity issue is very distracting. It is not noticeable when gaming though.
Secondly there is a lot of IPS glow coming from the bottom left corner, and even when I position the monitor to view it head-on and perpendicular, it’s still very distracting, especially in any black loading screen.
My eye instantly goes to the bottom left because of the bright glow. And this is on a brightness level of about 10/100. Furthermore after a month, the left side of the panel started showing random flickering or sparkling pixels.
Bought in 2021. There is minor IPS glow on the left-hand side of the monitor, it’s really only visible on black though. nSince it arrived, one of the wires has been pinched between the frame, but it’s never caused any issues so I never bothered with it.
nnDoesn’t have the original box, but will be sent in a monitor box.
I bought three of these for a triple monitor setup. I currently have them on mounts on my desk, so I can’t say if the stands were any good. But unboxing was simple and it looks like they can be re-boxed easily.
The monitors themselves are physically pretty nice. Good color, contrast, sharp details. I have them connected to a KVM with a Mac Studio, Windows, and Linux machines. The issues I have with these is the light bleeding, it’s noticeable when watching movies or playing games that’s dark.
It took me weeks to mostly not notice it, but it’s there. What I don’t like is that there is no control for how long a monitor will go to sleep, so when switching between KVM and another machine, the monitors will quickly fall asleep and then the video signal gets all messed up when they’re awaken again during a boot up.
It’s extremely annoying because I have switch ports again on the KVM to try and reset the video signal. Also, LG’s support for this monitor is not good. I still can’t any firmware updates for this, or any instructions on how to update firmware or find any software that works for it.
I was hoping some issues would be fixed by now, but I couldn’t even update it if there were any. The other issue is that my Mac Studio WILL NOT work well with these monitors if I set them to 120Hz refresh, the text and image gets blurry.
It works under 100Hz and 144Hz, but I can’t drive all three at 144Hz on Mac Studio without one of the monitors blinking off and on. I don’t know if it’s Apple or LG that’s the cause of this, but 120Hz works fine on my Linux and Windows machines.
Even though they are “gaming” monitors, I use them mostly for software development and need reliability when switching between devices via KVM. So far these monitors aren’t very reliable when on a KVM, it’s a 50/50 chance that the monitors will even turn on when switching KVM ports.
Overall, they are good monitors for what they are and are probably best when used with a single device.
One of the best monitors around. Good response and colour replication and perfect for gaming and WFH. It’s no wonder that this monitor is highly rated on people’s top monitor lists. Obviously with the newer technology coming out now and 4K resolution above 144Hz becoming more “affordable” and accessible, this monitor may not be as desirable in the future BUT will still be an excellent monitor for still some years.
Overall aesthetics are great with a tiny bezel at the top, left and right sides. Perfect for multiple monitors. It’s not over-the-top in it’s look, unlike some other monitors with plenty of reds and RGB going around.
Functionally does everything that you would need. Only minor gripe is that the monitor doesn’t swing left and right on it’s stand and even though I’m not really affected by it, I know a lot of people would be put off by it.
Setup and compatibility is just too easy and has enough connectivity behind the monitor to suit most people. Price-wise, it’s not a cheap monitor at RRP, but you definitely get your money’s worth. I would still definitely recommend this to cost conscious buyers, especially as the monitor gets older.
Until 4K gaming becomes attainable in fps without too much effort, this will still be a great monitor. Seriously consider this monitor as your daily driver as it’s buttery smooth in gaming unless you’re after 4K resolutions.
Or just get it in the interim, and sell it when the 4K monitors at 144Hz+ are cheaper and easier to get.
Games that pull you into the action. Movies that completely draw you in. Images so life-like, you might forget theyre just pixels on a screen. Thats the beauty of the GNV32DB? the latest curved 32-inch monitor from VIOTEK.
From its blazing-fast 144Hz refresh rate to the deeper, tighter 1500R curvature, everything about the GNV32DB is designed to add value to your workspace, office, or game station, while keeping more money in your pocket.
Its a feature-rich monitor you dont need to be rich to own. Working from home more than before? Then youll appreciate the high 144Hz monitor refresh rate and the tighter 1500R curvature, both combined to deliver a more relaxed, comfortable viewing experience.
But thats not the only way the GNV32DB makes working longer and playing harder easier on your eyes. The low blue-light filter complements the anti-glare treated screen to help reduce eyestrain and minimize headaches caused by long hours of work, extended study sessions, and intense gameplay.
I’ve used this monitor for a week and a half, and overall I like it. The first thing I noticed was it was darker than my 4K TV, and that took a bit to get used to. It’s not in direct light, so it still looks good for games.
The second thing I noticed was the black bezels around each side. Not the plastic ones you see in the pictures, but the ones built into the screen giving you less screen real estate than what you think you’re getting.
It’s disappointing, but you get used to it after awhile. On the bright side, the picture quality is nice and the refresh rate is pretty nice coming from 60hz. The colors are good enough for gaming and editing, but I doubt you should use it for major, color accurate editing.
I’d personally recommend it if you want a cheap 1440p 144gz monitor, but I’m not a monitor aficionado. Edit: black text will smear in games.
To start off, I know monitors. I saw the VIOTEK GNV32DB with all of its bells and whistles and thought, “Is too good to be true???” I bought it expecting the best. BOY was I disappointed. The look and feel of the monitor is great for the price point.
Feels sturdy, nice little headset holder on the back of it. Back panel has red LED lights. Curve is gorgeous. Monitor has no speakers. AT first impressions, this thing looks like it means pure business at a awesome price.
Before I even set the resolution, there was no dead pixels. Here is where things get interesting. 1. NO GSYNC Compatibility on my OMEN laptop running a nvidia gpu. Look at the picture I uploaded. Selected display is not validated as GSYNC compatible.
That was the MAIN reason why I bought it. Before you ask if I updated my drivers, Yes I did. Updated the NVIDIA and Windows drivers. Yes, My display port cable is an Accell cable, VESA certified to run at 1440k 144hz.
Restarted, and the GSYNC prompt disappeared. Red flag 1. 2. Refresh rate changes. If I am browsing the web, or watching youtube it stays at 144hz. When I open COD:MW, ROTR, or Witcher 3, the refresh rate changes.
I got a 1060 6gb and it runs a perfect 1440p 144hz medium to low settings on my other monitor which isnt g sync. Before you ask again, Yes. all my settings are set to run the game at 144hz. Using NVIDIA inspector to force the 144hz as well.
Red Flag 2. 3. Viotek loves to brag about their Xbox One X capability on their website. It says it can run 1440p at 120hz. With freesync! “If it works this would be great investment for the Series X,” I thought.
I would rather run 1440p at 120hz with optimized performance like the XB1X does at 1080p at 120hz. But this monitor can’t detect the 1440p at 120hz. I then disabled the freesync control on the monitor hard reset my xbox.
and STILL not able to get 1440p at 120hz. Red Flag 3. I hope that this monitor is just an outlier in the bunch that were produced. Didn’t get what I paid for. Buy at your own risk.
Pros: – Supports freesync (Freesync/Gsync are very overrated in my honest opinion) – Monitor is sturdy – Curve is very nice Cons: – Very bad ghosting with 6ms (GTG) / 4ms (OD) response times – Very dim display at 250cd/m2 – Bad colors, I found my self having to increase the saturation having to make up for how weak the colors were in this monitor.
My conclusion: It pains me to say after I was so excited to find a cheap monitor, but you should avoid this monitor. If you are willing to go with a 27″ screen, there are far better options at this price range if you spend the time to research diligently.
If you must get a 32″ screen, I would suggest to spend more money on a better monitor with a 1/2ms (GTG) response time to avoid ghosting. I am personally going to be returning this monitor as both the dim display and the ghosting are too big of issues for me as a gamer.
Gain the advantage during grueling online matches with this BenQ 27-inch gaming monitor. The 2K QHD resolution displays intricate details, and the 144Hz refresh rate and FreeSync technology offer a smooth image with no tearing.
This BenQ 27-inch gaming monitor features Black eQualizer technology for better visibility in low-light game conditions, and the preloaded modes let you quickly change the settings to match what you’re playing.
Great color, no dead pixles, stand is metal and solid, no cheap plastic. Did not find the HDR useful, it makes the screen way too bright, in fact I had to turn down the brightness quite a bit so it took some fine tuning out of the box.
The OBD display is easy to use with the joystick even if awkward on the back compared to buttons on the side. 4th Benq monitor, a pair over 10 years old still working perfectly, just too small. Cons, power cord was unusually short and there was a small but noticeable chip in the paint on the front.
speaker, well 2x5w with no bass so they are weak as expected, you can hear voice alright but don’t bother playing music.
I bought this for two reasons, to use with an xbox series x and with my macbook pro via usb-c. It arrived with no dead pixels, but is still pretty dark and not very sharp when used with Mac. I heard a rattling before I even plugged it in.
I noticed it was super quiet with the speakers at full volume, and then realized that the rattling was coming from the whoofer on the back. You can’t see inside of it through the speaker holes, so I have no clue what was wrong with it, maybe it was detached or blown out, but no sound but shaky rattles came out of it.
The front two 2W speakers alone weren’t very loud, so it pretty much lost its functionality for audio. Other than that, the other features worked great when using it with a headset and muted, but I’m still returning it to hopefully replace with a functional one.
Big bummer on the quality control/careful delivery end.
There are tons of reviews for this monitor on the Web. People loved this beauty when it was $499 after launching with an MSRP of $599. At $349 this is a no brainer. Get one. You will not regret it. I am thrilled with mine and imagine most everyone else will be too.
This is a GREAT monitor at this price. I love this thing. One of the best purchases I’ve made in a while when you consider the longevity of your monitor compared to the rest of your system. You generally don’t upgrade monitors nearly as often as other PC components so you’ll likely be using whatever you get for a long time.
I suggest you get one of these if it’s time for a monitor upgrade. You’ll be glad you did.
Spot snipers easily with this 27-inch black LG UltraGear QHD gaming monitor. The nano IPS display uses nanometer-size particles to enhance color fidelity during tournaments, while the 1 ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate provide smooth gameplay.
This LG UltraGear QHD gaming monitor features NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync to minimize screen tearing for lag-free performance, and the three-side borderless design immerses you in the action.
I’ve Unleashed and been using this ultra beast now for over one year now and I’ve been pushing it to it’s full potential extensively using my RTX 3080 Ti GPU & Gaming Consoles. Forget the “Pro’s & Con’s” Here is the Truth: I purchased the “LG UltraGear 27GN850-B model” which is pretty much the same monitor as the 27GL850-B but without the (USB-ports).
Let me tell you. This Monitor Dropkicks” the QHD 2K 1440p -144hrz & HD 1080p 100hrz gaming competition out of our solar system with it’s raw IPS performance!! It is a phenomenal gaming monitor and I have experienced three other gaming monitors so far, Now 4! It delivers vibrant, accurate, and consistent colors with the fastest response time speed equal if not better than any other IPS monitor in the market from 2020 into 2021! I’ve been giddy like a kid again enjoying the extremely low input lag, and tear-free G-sync action!.
There’s plenty of additional useful features that I am loving like the “Cross-Hair” input option that actually helps in fast paced FPS games. I thought it was just a gimmick but I was schooled by it’s attribute.
Other features like “Black Stabilizer” which lets you tune/tweak the blacks/shadows within games and media to your satisfaction! Also, there is a “Game Mode” a preset configuration of different calibrated styles like “Gamer Mode 1 & 2 which are for a variety of different games that gives you the ability to tweak & configure them both to enjoy your favorite games! There is also an “FPS Mode – RTS Mode” For when you need to quickly switch to the easiest optimized gaming mode as you jump in and out of multiplayer games.
Other modes like HDR Effect – Reader Mode & sRGB Mode gives the user the edge for entertainment & work related uses. But the best of them all. “My Favorite” = “Vibrant Mode” this mode (in my opinion) is excellent for Movie watching and especially for single player open world Games like The Witcher 3 & Red Dead Redemption 2, and also The Last of Us 2 which I’m currently playing on my PS5 and it’s Gorgeous running at 2160p/60FPS due to the wonderful radiant colors and finely tuned gamma/contrast ratio!.
I could ramble on about how good this monitor is but I’m sure you get the point. Now for the other Truth: My only warning to anyone who loves to use monitors in the darkest of rooms will of course notice there is some IPS glow from the edges of the screen and some minor backlight bleeding.
So to those who might be wondering what does that mean? It means the deep blacks within videos/movies that appear on screen look more like very dark grey and at bad angels there is shiny reflections/glowing from the corners of the screen but for games you can work around that with built in features/options as I described above.
Also easy fix is to just turn on a lamp or burn some candles which will brighten up the room a little thus negating some of the IPS glow. But with that said this small downside does not have a negative impact on me with my every day enjoyment/experience with it, but it might for someone who like I said, “Really Loves” to watch scary horror flicks or prefers to work/edit in the dark.
Overall: This LG UltraGear QHD LED IPS Monitor is a premium (Savage!) For the $400+ price-tag this is one of the top 5 best of the best gaming monitors you can buy hands down!!. For someone who is looking to upgrade or is a new adventurer in this landscape.
For the money, this is an excellent 2K gaming monitor. Since I use nVidia, having the G-SYNC compatibility really does optimize this monitor. If you are going to use HDR, make sure you have a GOOD graphics card, such as the GTX 3060 series.
DisplayPort and HDMI are standard, but I always recommend DisplayPort for gaming over HDMI. The smoothness of the graphics on screen is wonderful, and I have not seen any issues on the borders of the screen while using my computer on Windows or playing games.
LG makes some nice monitors, and I recommend them overall. The reason for 4 out of 5 stars is for the monitor you can sometimes get the same or a little better currently, but this is still a really good monitor.
The other reason for the four stars is something I have issues with on many gaming monitors, and that is the on-screen controls from the bottom of the monitor. I have never been a fan of this, and I think there should be easier ways to use the onscreen controls for the monitor, even adding extra software for install on your operating system.
With an immersive 1500R curved screen and stunning WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution, the ViewSonic VX2768-2KPC-MHD monitor provides an incredible viewing experience for work or play. With features including a high 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms (MPRT) repsonse time and AMD FreeSync Premium technology, this monitor virtually eliminates screen tearing and stuttering for a fluid gaming experience.
The VX2768-2KPC-MHD also comes equipped with ViewSonic exclusive ViewMode presets, which offer optimized screen performance for different home entertainment applications such as watching movies, editing files, or playing video games.
Two HDMI (v2. 0) inputs, and one DisplayPort (v1. 2) input offers flexible connectivity for both general use and entertainment.
It’s hard to believe that I paid $165 for this monitor. Pros: the colors out of the box are almost great though you will need to spend a few minutes calibrating it if you want perfection. The monitor has zero IPS glow, zero backlight bleed and neither did it come with any dead pixels.
It’s excellent for gaming and media consumption and I did not encounter some of the major flaws covered by Hardware Unboxed in their review of this monitor. Yes, response time is not the greatest in the world but this won’t be noticeable unless you are a pro gamer and play competitively.
Cons: no height adjustable stand and navigating the menu can be a chore given the monitor doesn’t have a joystick. However, this is not a problem for me considering I paid $165 for the monitor. Overall: great budget monitor and works well with consoles too.
Pros: -1440p IPS panel 144hz -no dead pixels, decent colors and brightness -IEC power cable input -VESA mount -2x HDMI, 1x Displayport -bottom/front mounted controls Cons: -styrofoam packaging. Makes it a hassle to trash.
Other companies have figured out how to ship monitors in cardboard only packaging. -Tilt only monitor stand. Strongly suggest buying an adjustable monitor VESA arm. Other: -Coming from a Dell S2721DG TN panel gaming monitor so it wasn’t a huge wow factor upgrade but the IPS panel makes it great for viewing when I’m leaning back in my chair or slouching.
-Other higher end/expensive gaming monitors from Dell/Acer/MSI etc have extra features like software menus, USB hub, and adjustable monitor stand but if you can forego those bells and whistles you can get a good panel for a bit less.
I really like this monitor as it provides a huge picture and plenty of room to open and work on multiple documents or projects at the same time without having to open and close them. I initially purchased another monitor (should have known better) and in a matter of days brought it back and purchased a ViewSonic.
The monitor has awesome graphics, the colors are very realistic and life like, the picture works very well with the graphics cards and speed that the system is running all the different application. I would highly recommend spending your hard-earned money on this monitor or any other ViewSonic monitor as they are more than worth the cost.
They work great, are very easy to operate, hold up well to the most demanding applications and games and will simply make you feel good about your decision to buy one.
Get lost in the action with the Odyssey G5 27″ 1440p HDR 165Hz Curved Gaming Monitor from Samsung. Utilizing a 27″ Vertical Alignment (VA) panel, this monitor provides a 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution for detailed views and 1000R curved design for heightened immersion.
Get smooth on-screen action with a 165 Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync Premium. Plus, a 1 ms (MPRT) response time ensures accuracy when gameplay intensifies. A 2500:1 static contrast ratio, 16. 7 million colors, and HDR10 support allow for crisp and accurate colors.
Connect to a host via DisplayPort and HDMI inputs. Stay comfortable during long gaming sessions thanks to wide 178° viewing angles and 300 nits of brightness. Additionally, Eye Saver mode and flicker-free screen technology reduce eye strain.
Tilt the display to find your perfect viewing angle, or use the 75 x 75mm VESA mounting pattern to attach this monitor to compatible third-party mounts or stands.
Right out of the box, this monitor looks fantastic. I have been using computer monitors since the early ’80s spanning many brands, form factors, panel types, resolutions, intended use cases, etc. The Samsung Odyssey G5 (S27AG500PN) stands out as one of the best display options that I have experienced, especially if you have an interest in gaming.
The Odyssey G5 sports a laundry list of premium features including HDR support, 2560×1440 resolution, Nvidia G-SYNC, AMD FreeSync, 1-millisecond response time, DisplayPort 1. 2 support, as well as 165/144hz refresh rate (DisplayPort/HDMI).
This is an excellent monitor for those searching for premium performance from an accessible price point. Regarding the performance of the monitor, I have tested it in three circumstances: gaming, media-viewing, and productivity.
On the gaming front, I was impressed. The monitor provides a crisp display and vibrant colors while maintaining a lightning-fast response time and framerate, provided you have the hardware required to drive games at this resolution and framerate.
From first person shooters to strategy games to rhythm games, the speedy performance of this monitor is outstanding. I experienced no input lag at any point, including gaming with a controller. However, one minor issue presented itself: the contrast and light-balance of the panel.
Given the fact that this is an IPS panel, it is understandable that it would not be capable of producing the insane contrast provided by the likes of OLED/QLED panels, but I found that the black-balance and viewing angles of the monitor left a little to be desired.
On this point, I would recommend against using this monitor if you consistently have sunlight shining directly on your setup, as it does succumb to some glare in the presence of exceedingly bright light.
However, for myself, and I’m assuming many others, this does not pose much of a downside. Regarding media-viewing, the minor image-quality issues outlined above persist, however, I feel that it is worth noting that this criticism only holds up when comparing the monitor to OLED/QLED panels.
Speaking strictly in terms of IPS panel performance, this monitor offers a very pleasing image; and if all this talk of OLEDs, QLEDs, light balancing, and panels sounds confusing, you likely won’t take any issue with the monitor whatsoever.
Getting back to the performance, I was impressed with the vibrance and clarity of the image, especially when viewing HDR supported content. On the topic of productivity, I found that the Eye-Saver mode made for a much more comfortable user experience in the realm of bright, white, high-contrast user interfaces often found in business applications such as the Office 365 Suite.
Regarding the physical attributes of the monitor, the stand provides a sturdy stature and a small footprint while allowing for a range of ergonomic adjustments in height, tilt, and rotation. Additionally, the stand includes a small strap near the base which helps quite a bit with cable management.
Visually speaking, the monitor gently straddles the line between ‘professional monitor’ and ‘premium gaming apparatus. ’ There are no RGB accent lighting features, but the small Nvidia G-SYNC insignia as well as the finishing pattern on the rear of the monitor subtly indicate the horsepower hiding under the hood.
Overall, I believe that this is an outstanding monitor and provides excellent performance in gaming, media-viewing, and productivity. I would recommend the Odyssey G5 to anyone looking for a premium performance package.
I’ll begin with the pros. I like the styling, build quality and gaming performance of this Samsung G5 monitor. The pros include solid constructed and ease of use features that include a wide screen that slides vertically on the stand, swivels right to left and rotates 90-degrees.
It also has built-in cable management, intuitive controls, and a small desktop footprint for the base. Gaming performance is good with snappy fast response and no noticeable ghosting or lag. Fast paced racing games like Forza Horizon 5 have smooth, clean, fluid motion when played through my G-SYNC enabled Nvidia RTX card.
Even when driving past scenery at over 300 mph in Forza H5, textures and graphics render quick and cleanly. Desktop performance is equally well with no lag whatsoever when opening, minimizing or maximizing files and windows.
Spreadsheets and documents have good sharpness with no jaggies on the edges. Gaming and desktop performance are nicely balanced for mixed use systems. The matte screen is excellent for avoiding harsh reflections and glare from nearby users, windows, and bright light sources.
Color and brightness seemed a little lacking out of the box but I was able to quickly adjust the display to a satisfying level without using a screen calibration tool. A panel that started out somewhat dim with washed out colors now has good brightness, popping colors and rich saturation.
HDR looks good when enabled and although it does improve graphical quality of most games, it is not quite as stunning a difference as my primary gaming monitor. The G5’s viewing angles are also somewhat shallow which results in a shimmering effect with even slight shifts off center.
The effect is more noticeable in darker gaming environments. There is also noticeable light bleed along the lower left side of the screen. Like the shimmering effect, the light bleed is most noticeable on dark backgrounds and in darker environments.
This display utilizes a proprietary power cord and brick that is far less convenient than the universally swappable standard three prong monitor power cord. If a pet chews this cord or some other mishap strikes, get ready to shell out bucks for another cord and power brick versus grabbing a spare 3-prong off an old monitor or desktop PC or for a few bucks online.
Overall, the G5 is a decent gaming and desktop monitor. It has good brightness and saturation, albeit after some fine tuning. Gaming and desktop performance are also both quite good. The screen orientation and position can be adjusted in just about any manner desired and the controls are actually asy to use, which isn’t typically the case with monitors.
On the downside, he G5 does have some noticeable light bleed, narrow viewing angles, and a proprietary power cord. It’s not perfect but still pretty good. Solid four out of five.
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Picture quality – As good as you can get for 1080p, has 2 x HDMI 2. 0 (up to 120hz) and 1 x DP 1. 2 (165hz). Color reproduction is very good on this monitor being an IPS panel but there are a lot of options in the OSD.
personally I choose RPG preset for color setting and tweaked it from there but everyone’s preference will be different. It will do the job for editing but for professional editing there are better choices out there.
Refresh rate – up to 165hz on my PC but I use it at 120hz for the xbox series X. Set the AMA (advanced motion accelerator) to 2 if your playing at 120hz or higher, and I promise you that you will get one of the most smoothest experiences, that’s as good as a TN panel but with better color reproduction.
Design – some people not a fan of orange accent at the bottom, I like it as it makes the Mobiuz line more unique. Thin bezels around the sides and the top. Buttons are easy to navigate for the OSD and the monitor can slide up and down and tilt, but it can’t rotate.
Monitor feels heavy enough and sturdy. Power is also a 3 pin plug directly into the back, never been a fan of the DC power adapters! Sound – speakers are decent for monitor speakers, you could get away with casual gaming on them or music/films but Id’e recommend headphones always for competitive games regardless of speakers.
Gaming experience – I mainly use it for gaming on PC and xbox series X. I have the previous version (EX2510) and I would say this performance as good in the way of very minor motion blur and very low input lag.
This keeps up with all my fast movements and aiming. at 60hz I reccomend AMA 1 but it’s still a very good experience! HDR – Not the best HDR experience when trying to adjust the settings manually, but if you use the “hdr” button at the front of the monitor and set it to the preset “HDR”, It made Far Cry 6 looks really good.
Colors were deeper without them looking over saturated. This is a dedicate gaming monitor first above all else (editing/movies etc), It can be pricey if it’s not on offer but it has that premium feel.
I would get a 3rd again if I ever needed another 1080p display.
This is a great monitor I purchased this exact model I couple years ago but the 25 inch and I liked it so much I decided to purchase this same model but In bigger screen 27 inch. The picture quality is top tier I used this monitor for both Xbox series X and PS5.
In my opinion the XBOX performance was AMAZING. Either way this is a great monitor I highly recommend it. It’s hight is adjustable and swivels left to right and the built in speakers are great addition the sound is good I use all the time when streaming movies on my monitor.
I’m 100% happy with my purchase BenQ never disappoints.
Bought several of these for the office, and was more than impressed. One of the key reasons was a staff member who is sensitive to blue light and screen flicker (causing headaches/nausea) and this eliminated the problems for this user.
I find the colour to be VERY close to the x-rite calibrated display in my ThinkPad, which I was not expecting. The included base offers a great level of adjustability (height/tilt/swivel) and feels very sturdy, yet moves very smoothly.
I don’t know how they perform as gaming monitors, since we’re using them for office work, but based on my experience, I’m thinking of getting one for home as well.
There are a few things to consider when looking for the cheapest 1440p 144hz monitor. The first is what you plan to use the monitor for. If you are a casual gamer or just need a monitor for general use, then you can probably find a cheaper option.
However, if you are a competitive gamer or need a high-refresh-rate monitor for professional use, then you will need to spend more money.
The second thing to consider is the panel type. TN panels are generally the cheapest, but they have the worst image quality. IPS panels are more expensive, but they offer much better image quality. If you can afford it, we recommend getting an IPS panel.
The third thing to consider is the size of the monitor. 1440p 144hz monitors come in a variety of sizes, from 24″ to 27″. If you have the money, we recommend getting a 27″ monitor. However, if you are on a budget, a 24″ monitor will still give you a great gaming experience.
The fourth and final thing to consider is the brand. Some brands, like Acer and ASUS, are known for their budget-friendly monitors. Other brands, like LG and Samsung, are known for their high-end monitors.
If you can afford it, we recommend going with a high-end brand. However, if you are on a budget, a budget-friendly brand will still give you a great gaming experience.
In conclusion, there are a few things to consider when looking for the cheapest 1440p 144hz monitor. The first is what you plan to use the monitor for. The second is the panel type. The third is the size of the monitor.
The fourth and final thing to consider is the brand.