A gaming monitor is a display device designed specifically for use with video games. Gaming monitors typically have higher refresh rates, lower input lag, and faster response times than regular monitors, making them well-suited for fast-paced, competitive gaming.
Many gaming monitors also offer features such as adjustable refresh rates, NVIDIA G-Sync or AMD FreeSync technology, and HDR support.
QLED brings a full range of lifelike hues to your display. See game scenes straight from your imagination vividly come to life. The advanced apex of curved screen technology matches the contours of the human eye for epic realism.
As much as I intended for this to be my gaming monitor, I wound up using my TV for gaming instead (since it was 55 inch, 4K 120hz), and this became my work from home monitor. The huge screen size and 1440p resolution mean I can snap two windows left and right and multitask easily.
The curve also feels natural. The stand is very wobbly and would benefit from a wall mount perhaps. Could also be my desk as well, my new desk is more wobbly than my old. Even typing this review right now the monitor wobbles some, but I’ve gotten used to it.
Most of the upper tier features of this monitor require displayport instead of HDMI, so for the highest refresh rate and VRR and such. I have it hooked up to my laptop through a DP-to-USB-C cord (v1.
5 of DP) and it supports all settings this way; connecting to laptop via HDMI did not. Also, when I put the laptop to sleep, the monitor will shut off, but when I wake the laptop every morning, I have to manually turn the monitor back on, it won’t automatically turn back on when the laptop wakes up.
Samsung seems to be one of the few brands that doesn’t do this and I don’t know why they don’t consider this to be a default function that every monitor across all price ranges should have. For Samsung, monitors often have to be physically unplugged and plugged back in to auto turn on or switch source input.
Strange. It is this lack of automatically turning on which loses it one star for me. Otherwise, it’s a great monitor.
The Aoc 27G2 is engineered with Adaptive-Sync technology to offer a super-fast refresh rate with no visible screen blur, allowing gamers to immerse in the e-sports professional standard with an ultra-smooth experience.
IPS Panel also allows players to enjoy wider viewing angles while HDMI & DisplayPort compatibility fully caters the various needs of PC and console gaming users. 27G2 is the exclusive official product of the GeForce Cup Pacific 2019.
This monitor is perfect for the casual gamer who is operating on a budget. The 27G2 has amazing gaming performance, comes with freesync and adaptivesync (meaning it connects with all graphics cards) and is very affordable.
I’ve purchased two and it works beautifully on a monitor arm as a dual monitor setup. Some things to consider before purchasing thought. It does not have any USB ports, lacks features you will find in more expensive monitors and the monitor setup buttons on are horribly designed and will test your patience.
Overall though, an amazing monitor! Highly recommended.
Pretty OK monitor, panel is a bit dim and colors are not amazing, but you get what you pay for. What’s not OK though, is the black line that appeared after 4 months of use. Research suggests it’s a common problem with this model.
No word back from AOC about it a few weeks after sending a warranty request. Please keep this in mind if you buy this. I think AOC seriously cheaped out on the panel considering the low price for the amount of features you get.
I would personally suggest buying the ASUS TUF VG279Q1A instead as it has a much better panel and all the same features as this one and a higher refresh rate.
Bought this monitor as a second monitor to replace a really old one. Works well as a side monitor to my Asus, screen is bright and looks good for playing videos etc. My only gripe is the power cord: the included power cable is incredibly short, barely reaching from the power board on the floor to the monitor.
It’s in fact too short to allow the monitor to be rotated to a vertical orientation as the monitor is supposed to be capable of, and seems like it would make mounting the monitor on a monitor arm and doing cable management difficult.
Basically makes an otherwise very solid monitor incredibly frustrating.
7 Million Colors with HDR, NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible, Aura Sync RGB Lighting – USB Hub Enhance your gaming experience with fast liquid-smooth performance with the ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQM 27 16:9 G-SYNC QHD 270 Hz HDR IPS Gaming Monitor.
Designed for pro-grade gaming and content creation this 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution monitor features a 270 Hz refresh rate through the DisplayPort inputs a 0. 5 ms response time and ASUS ELMB (Extreme Low Motion Blur) technology that work together to deliver exceptionally smooth graphics with minimal blur.
The graphics are further enhanced with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology which reduces screen tearing stuttering and other artifacts from fast-action scenes with compatible graphics cards. DisplayHDR 400 certified high-dynamic range support provides realistic looking color with deep blacks and bright whites.
At the same time visual enhancements such as Dynamic Shadow Boost GameVisual modes and GamePlus hotkeys give you an edge against the competition. Other features include a 2-port USB 3. 1 Gen 1 hub and Aura Sync RGB lighting.
The 27-inch (68. 58 cm) display of the Viewsonic XG2705 offers a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels at a refresh rate of 144 hertz. The fast IPS panel offers a response time of only one millisecond. Thanks to AMD FreeSync or Adaptive Sync, the refresh rate is flexibly adapted to the calculated FPS, provided the graphics card supports it.
The Viewsonic XG2705 displays 16. 7 million colors and covers the sRGB color space completely. The maximum brightness is 250 cd/m2 and the static contrast is 1000:1. The IPS panel offers stable viewing angles of 178 degrees, which means the image is displayed undistorted from all perspectives.
The gaming monitor is completely black and the display is framed in a very slim bezel, which gives the Viewsonic XG2705 a modern look. The display can be tilted, swiveled and adjusted in height. It is also possible to rotate it 90 degrees into pivot mode.
VESA holes with a spacing of 100 x 100 millimeters are available for mounting on alternative monitor mounts. Viewsonic equips the XG2705 with one DisplayPort as well as two HDMI ports. Furthermore, the screen has a 3.
5 millimeter jack for connecting headphones or desk speakers. It also has integrated stereo speakers with a power of 2 watts each for multimedia playback.
Let me preface this review by saying that it is almost impossible to find a monitor with a high refresh rate (120+) that also doesn’t have that ‘gamer aesthetic’ look. You know, the black matte with glossy red or the RGB lights and faux-wiring imprints.
I do play video games from time to time, but I also use my desktop around my family and friends. It would just be nice to have a quality computer monitor that doesn’t scream ‘edgelord’ to the world. That being said, this monitor is the one.
144 Hz, FHD, 1ms response time, Freesync Premium – I assume you’ve read the specs because they’re pretty good. In my opinion, 1080p is the sweet spot for pixels per inch at 24 inches. The brightness is plenty bright for my use next to a window.
Color contrast is much better than my old TN monitor. The refresh rate is amazing, just buttery smooth. Height, tilt, and swivel adjustments are easy, and the monitor itself is solid. Did I mention that I like the aesthetic, too? Honestly, I have nothing bad to say about this monitor.
It does exactly as described for a reasonable price. If you do decide to pick it up, make sure to download the drivers (instructions come in box). ViewSonic is still making top-notch products after 20+ years.
I’m quite picky about my display’s appearance, but I’m also on a budget, so I took a little bit of a gamble because I could only find one good review of this monitor. (Pros) And it’s amazing. Super easy to set up, fairly good color balance, good detail with small text, etc.
No glossy edges means the light in my room isn’t reflecting off of it, which is very appreciated. Works well in low-light environments, though it’s a tiny bit bright by my standards, but I always turn the brightness of everything to 0, and I’m picky like I said.
For the best appearance, I use brightness 10, contrast 75, native color mode for standard lighting or user color with all set to 80 for low light. The freesync mode disables the 1ms mode, but the freesync mode seems to work well.
The 1ms mode makes the image extremely clear at the cost of having two visible images when an object is moving quickly across the screen. The main image is super clear with a dimmer ghost 1 frame behind it.
The 1ms mode also makes the monitor brighter, so I don’t use it. Without 1ms mode, the image is slightly blurry when an object is traveling very quickly across the screen. Cons: Comes with an HDMI cable.
It still works at 144hz and looks great, but many modern graphics cards only have 1 HDMI slot, and I have a VR headset, so I need that slot to play VR. Note: To open the advanced settings, you need to hit the button right above the power button (which is the bottom button).
Featuring a 24. 5 Twisted Nematic (TN) panel that supports a 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution and a 240 Hz refresh rate the ZOWIE XL2546K is built to deliver smooth graphical performance with minimal motion blur when playing fast-paced action games.
Additionally BenQ’s DyAC technology helps to further reduce motion blur allowing players to better see crosshair positions and impact points with improved recoil control when firing weapons. Other features include a 320 cd/m2 brightness and 1000: 1 static contrast ratio for crisp clear images.
The included S-Switch allows you to quickly change your saved preferences and connected inputs while the shield helps to keep you focused by blocking out distractions. The ZOWIE XL2546K includes three HDMI 2.
0 and DisplayPort 1. 2 inputs for high versatility. Its space-saving base can be configured at multiple angles allowing you to sit closer to the screen while optimizing desktop space. The screen’s height tilt and swivel can be adjusted for maximum comfort.
Additionally it can also be tilted 90 to view documents in portrait mode or for a multi-monitor setup using the 100 x 100mm VESA mounting holes.
I have still been on a CRT until recently. Had one and the shops just couldnt repair it from no skill. And they become recently more rare. So this time I couldnt hunt one down to replace my last monitor I had when this one started to have problems, from a 21″ crt that went from 1600×1280.
I never switched because I seen the LCD’s that came out at the time when they started to first come out and the ghosting just made it were I play games and i like to be competitive and there was no way I could play the games.
I was really feeling bad when I went out to try to find anything, I had spent some times before trying to find a led/lcd monitor that wouldnt have ghosting or motion blur on it. Every time, I always ended up seeing that there was basically a trail behind them.
plus some stuff about input lag, but after reading up even crts do have some input lag. after reading up on recent lcd’s, they have equal to or maybe even beter, or maybe a tiny bit like 1ms worse input lag.
After watching some videos of this monitors motion blur, or what? motion blur, i decided that this monitor would be the one to get to do the best I could get to a crt. ive tried lcd when ive borrrowed laptops and i have an older one but nice, with an lcd screen but switching between it and the crt i had, i would have a headache from the lcd and notice the ghosting between when i was switching from the lcd to the crt.
After seeing the videos and then I got this, its as good as the videos show. There is practically no ghosting. I don’t notice anthing. When I scroll a page of text up and down the screen, the text stays solid.
and as far as eye strain from what some people have said about other monitors motion blur, they said this one wouldnt do it, give you eye strain. and ive not noticed any eye strain. And ive played a through the weekend at 2-3 hours straight.
its as good as i can get, and when its late at night i just turn the blue light down and brightness and it doesnt bother me to leave it on to watch a movie before i go to bed, after turning it down enough it looks fine.
maybe the colors arent as solid as they were on the crt but its not really a bad problem and i like the setup and wider size of the screen compared to my old crt. this one has a bigger size. best as ive seen compared to a crt and im a crt person who couldnt switch from them.
i seen that theyd came out with this new tech and i checked it out and,im glad they did it when they did, i am fine with this from the switch. if you want as close to crt, this is the best i have, not a lto experienced with many LCD’s but ive been on crts, this is as good as ive seen and i am.
Had a 144hz ACER TN Panel monitor from 2018, decided to get this as it seemed intriguing. Worst decision I’ve ever made, I had the monitor plugged in for all of 30 minutes, terrible picture quality, it looks washed out and worn down, reminded me of a school library computer screen.
Truly disappointing, the features as far as the base & tilt were great although no matter what I did in the settings the monitor looked TERRIBLE. Exchanged and went with a 165HZ IPS Acer and it’s far superior to my previous as well as this load of junk.
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.
Introducing the PXC325 equipped with a 165Hz Refresh Rate, and a 1500R Curved VA Panel to provide the very best gaming and content viewing experience. The PXC325 has everything you need to meet all your viewing needs, whether gaming, content creation, or productivity, displaying a slim, bezel-less form factor design.
Minimize eyestrain during long gaming sessions with this Samsung 27-inch RapidCurve gaming monitor. The 240Hz refresh rate eliminates lag, even in fast-paced scenes, while the curved design heightens concentration for a more immersive experience.
This Samsung 27-inch Rapid Curve gaming monitor features an advanced contrast ratio for greater clarity when navigating dark scenes.
The ViewSonic ELITE XG240R is a 24″ Full HD monitor packed with all the speed and features esports and gaming enthusiasts need. Equipped with ViewSonic exclusive RGB lighting technology, ELITE RGB, the XG240R beautifully illuminates gaming setups and synchronizes to other RGB peripherals without any additional software.
Featuring an incredible 144Hz refresh rate, as well as AMD FreeSync technology, this monitor’s variable refresh rate capabilities virtually eliminate screen tearing and stuttering for fluid gameplay during fast-paced action scenes.
A blazing-fast 1ms response time and low input lag provides smooth screen performance even in the most graphic-intense sequences. For a game-winning competitive edge, a Game Mode feature optimizes visuals for FPS, RTS and MOBA.
On top of that, a customizable 22-level black stabilization function helps you target enemies lurking in the dark, while the monitor maintains brilliantly rich colors and contrast.
The ViewSonic XG271QG is a 27″ QHD monitor that delivers the raw power and stunning graphics that gamers need to win the day. Featuring a supercharged 240Hz refresh rate and state-of-the-art NVDIA G-Sync technology, this monitor’s variable refresh rate capabilities virtually eliminate screen tearing and stuttering for silky-smooth gameplay from the start menu to the end credits.
A staggering 1ms response time and low input lag provide a fluid gaming experience during even the most graphic-intense sequences. Decimate opponents and annihilate the competition with NVIDIA Reflex, which provides precision accuracy down to the millisecond.
And with VESA-certified DisplayHDR 400 technology, the XG271QG immerses you in a new level of realism in gaming. Play longer and reduce neck strain with an ergonomic -5° to 20° tilt, 120° swivel, 90° pivot, 120mm height adjustment and a 100mm x 100mm VESA-compliant mount for more flexible installation options in any setting.
It was a fairly quick setup and works well. Absolutely stunning for daily use like office productivity apps, school or work, internet browsing and YouTube. Your gaming experience may or may not be improved over 1080p resolution monitors.
This ViewSonic runs at 2560×1440 (2K, WQHD) and in gaming mode requires both the graphics card and CPU power to push. Check your system specifications before you buy because it could actually look worse than a 1080p display.
That said, with enough horsepower, you can hit insane FPS – I maxed it out around 190+ in Battlefield V and it looked flawless. The reason for 4 stars is because it’s really heavy and takes up a fair amount of desk space.
Also, the OSD is a little confusing and RGB can be distracting – turned off the front lighting immediately because it illuminated my desk way too much. In summary, if you have the system to run it and enough desk space, it’s a good monitor off sale and an amazing deal on sale! Trust the ViewSonic brand – I’ve been using the them for over twenty years in both commercial and consumer environments, and have 5 installed in my home right now.
No failures in all that time and every other one was donated still functioning, some at the 8-year mark. My family loves ViewSonic.
I wanted to give high refresh gaming a try so I decided to step up (and down) from a 4k 60hz fixed 10-bit display to the ViewSonic Elite. I paired it with my Nvidia 3090ti and I figured this would give me 100+ fps everywhere which it did for the most part so that objective was achieved.
After setup and calibration I was not too pleased with the overall picture display. Even in games, the levels seemed off and most importantly 1440p @ 32″ resulted in a soft picture with dithering/pixelation on the edges of text when using Windows 10 Pro.
This isn’t a true 10-bit panel which readily showed its colors (so to speak) when viewing certain images and videos versus my true 10-bit 32″ panel. Banding was evident in many areas that were non-existent on my 10-bit panel and to me this was a deal breaker.
I do also have a 2560×1600 10-bit older display that has a much superior image quality and none of the banding or dithering effect I could see with the ViewSonic. The price ($700 at the time of this review and price paid) also was a bit high considering what you can get elsewhere for the same (or better) image quality.
In summary, if gaming is your primary focus and you do not care about a potential step down on color representation or a soft image for non-gaming work, this monitor is competent if a bit pricey for what it offers.
This might actually be the perfect monitor. It is big, has great resolution, and the image is spectacular; bright colors, great refresh, sharp and vivid. The stand has height, tilt and rotation adjustments.
And the base of the stand sits flat on the desk so a keyboard can easily sit on top of it, not like many of the “sloped” base/leg monitors. The speakers are not too shabby either, good enough for daily use.
At this point I can’t say anything negative at all about it.
Immerse yourself in the action with the Odyssey Neo G7 32″ 4K 165 Hz Curved Gaming Monitor in black 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 165 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 G7 to a compatible third-party mount or stand.
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.
32″ In-Plane Switching (IPS) QD Panel, HDMI 2. 1 – DisplayPort 1. 4 – USB Type-C, QHD 2560 x 1440 Resolution, 400 Nits of Brightness, 178°/178° Viewing Angles, 240 Hz Refresh Rate (270 Hz OC), 1 ms Response Time (GtG), 178°/178° Viewing Angles, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro Support, Integrated KVM & Audio – RGB Fusion 2.
0. With the Gigabyte AORUS FI32Q X 32 16:9 FreeSync QHD 240 Hz HDR IPS Gaming Monitor you’ll experience smooth gameplay in fast-paced genres such as first-person shooters fighting and racing. The 32 SS IPS Quantum Dot panel provides a vibrant screen with a wider color gamut and viewing angles.
The display features a QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution a 16:9 aspect ratio and fast 240 Hz refresh rate (can be overclocked to 270 Hz). Combined with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro support you’ll have a low-latency smooth gaming experience with no screen tearing and stuttering.
This display features two HDMI 2. 1 inputs with VRR and ALLM support making it compatible with next-gen consoles such as the Sony PlayStation 5 and the Microsoft Xbox Series X. There is also a DisplayPort 1.
4 input ideal for connecting to a PC. Dual USB Type-A ports a single USB Type-B port and a single USB Type-C port are available. The monitor also has KVM support so you’ll be able to control multiple devices with one keyboard and mouse.
If you have other Gigabyte components you can sync them together with RGB Fusion 2. 0 for a customizable unique look.
So far I have been very impressed with this monitor. It’s large, fast, compatible with lots of hardware and despite the edge backlight very even. For PC gaming, this monitor being 1440p pairs especially well with high-end graphics cards.
I’ve got a 3080, and most top-end games still can’t run at decent framerates at 4k with all the options on, so I ended up dropping to 1440p anyway to be playable in a lot of games. Stack in HDR and GSync, and you have a very pleasant gaming experience.
There’s even an app that you can install that lets you control most of the monitor settings from inside Windows without needing to use the monitor joystick menus. As a Mac monitor, the USB-C connectivity is great – it’s a single cable connection that allows you to use you keyboard, mouse, audio and video – just plug it in and off you go.
It’s no ProRes 5k, but as a basic workstation monitor it more than suffices and has good enough color accuracy to do a decent job as a pro monitor as well. To make both of those options even better, the monitor has a built-in KVM switch.
Just plug your keyboard and mouse into the monitor, the supplied USB-B cable into your PC, and the supplied USB-C cable into your Mac, and you can swap between them with a flick of the monitor joystick control.
There’s also PIP and PBP modes so you can have both up at once if you need to. Lastly, the two HDMI 2. 1 inputs work perfectly with modern consoles. Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X – just plug in and go (the XBox will run at 120hz 1080p (downscaled), 1440p (native), or 4k (via interpolation), the PS5 will only do 120hz 1080p or 4k).
Both consoles work with VRR and HDR as well, although the monitor does lack Dolby Vision. You can play the audio out via the built-in jacks on the monitor, which is a problem with trying to use consoles on a lot of gaming monitors without sound.
Speaking of the audio, I have issues with mine. There are two output jacks on the montor, a line out and a headphone out, and I cannot get the headphone out to work. The line out works fine, but there isn’t a quick access feature to get to the volume on it, only for the headphone out.
The headphone out is listed as “usb audio”, but there is no usb audio device on the PC, just a USB device that isn’t recognized by either the PC or Mac (and no drivers for it on the Gigiabyte site). I suspect there is a problem in the device firmware, but I am running the latest version so there’s no fix available.
I can use the onboard displayport/HDMI audio out via the line out setting, so I am not completely out of luck, but for the money I paid I would expect at least expect the basic advertised features to work as intended.
I guess that my only real complaint outside of the audio is the price point. On sale, it’s a great monitor, but if you are looking at or near MSRP, I would keep saving for something with FALD, or better yet a mini/microLED, OLED or QDOLED monitor.
If you are already spending nearly a thousand dollars, you may as well spend another couple hundred and get all the bells and whistles instead of just most of them. That being said, if you can get one of these for under $800 and don’t want to spend more, you won’t regret buying this one, especially if you want to connect a lot of various kinds of devices.
I have been looking for a good gaming monitor for some time now, to replace my aging AOC 144Hz TN panel. I’ve been avoiding OLED (my previous LG TV had some burn-in) and VA panels (due to black level smearing), and these new Fast IPS panels seemed like a good compromise between pixel response time and image quality.
In that regard, this panel exceeds my expectations. The motion clarity this monitor provides is absolutely amazing. If you have the hardware to keep both the resolution and frame rates high, this monitor does not disappoint.
Almost by every metric, this panel is better than a TN, and the pixel response times seem quite comparable, which is crazy considering this is an IPS-type screen. I would state that the issues I’ve had with this monitor are mostly minor or don’t necessarily impede my use.
It would have been nice to be able to use the software OSD, but the OSD functions built into the monitor work just fine. And since I mostly run or try to run my games at >90Hz, I don’t have to worry too much about playing with the overdrive settings.
I just keep it on the balanced preset, which is more than sufficient. The monitor also lets you save up to 3 presets, if you plan on switching content or inputs that may require OSD tweaking. I also bought this monitor knowing the HDR would be inadequate– which is fine.
I didn’t really buy it for that purpose, and considering the price, I wouldn’t expect a high level of HDR fidelity. For pure high-refresh gaming, this is the best monitor I’ve owned yet.
My experience with the AORUS FI32Q has been great as it performs really well for both Gaming and content creation. Therefore it really is the perfect monitor for me due to its great colours, contrast, viewing angles, low motion blur, and high refresh rate.
The stand is also very flexible and easy to adjust quickly. To my eyes, the colours were much better calibrated and more pleasing than the M32Q which I had. The size and good viewing angles are also good for watching and playing games alongside another viewer/player.
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.
This monitor is blowing me away. I used to have to decide between work and play for choosing a monitor, but not this time. The color clarity and accuracy is excellent for my design and digital artwork, pre-tuned perfectly right out of the box.
I can finally play in the maximum available frame rates of supported games on my Series X, or even higher on a PC. Unlike a different brand I tried first, this monitor (thankfully) auto-connects to whichever device is in use right out of the box.
MSI is quite generous with included cords. There’s only one HDMI 2. 1 included, but a cord is included for just about every other major port. Though it’s obviously a “gamer oriented” interface design, the OSD menu is not overdone and makes perfect sense.
It is easy to navigate and key functionalities are customizable. There’s extra OSD Gaming software downloads that MSI offers for Android and Windows, but as usual, there’s, understandably, no extra OSD software download for macOS or iOS users.
Why bother I guess? That being said my Macbook connected right up in seconds via the USB-C port. It is stunning to work with a monitor of this size and clarity and via 120Ghz on macOS. Buttery smooth.
Additionally B&H, via FedEx, had this monitor to me, as promised, in TWO days. I would have preferred the contents be obscured for shipping, but it wasn’t a dealbreaker with a signature required package.
Kudos to MSI for designing packaging that is TRULY protective. (Not so for the previous comparable monitor I had to return to B&H). The box is sealed on the outside and then there’s an additional MSI seal to open inside before fully unpacking.
There’s more to learn, but I am extremely grateful to be able to say “Yes” to such an amazing tool for work and play.
ASUS ROG Strix 27 inch 4K HDR 144Hz DSC XG27UQR UHD 3840 x 2160 IPS 1ms, Extreme Low Motion Blur, DisplayHDR 400, DCI-P3 90%, G-SYNC Compatible, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3. 0 Height Adjust Gaming Monitor 27-inch 4K IPS gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate for super-smooth gaming visual Supports Display Stream Compression Technology for transporting ultra-high definition video streams across a single interface at high speed with no perceptible loss of visual quality High dynamic range (HDR) technology with DisplayHDR 400 certification and 90% DCI-P3 professional color gamut ensures exceptional contrast and color performance G-SYNC Compatible ready, delivering a seamless, tear-free gaming experience Full HD(1920 X 1080) at 120Hz output on PS5; Full HD and 1440P(2560 x 1440) at 120Hz VRR output on Xbox Series X/S.
The XL2540K esports gaming monitor further enhances adjustment flexibility, as well as players’ comfort and convenience, allowing them to focus on their in-game performance. XL2540K is the non-DyAc version of the 240Hz lineup.
Nonetheless, with the newly released “Fast Liquid Crystal” panel technology, this monitor will still deliver a clearer image compare to XL2540.
ASUS VG32VQ1B Curved Gaming Monitor ÔÇô 31. 5 inch WQHD (2560×1440), 165Hz(Above 144Hz), Extreme Low Motion BlurÔäó, Adaptive-sync, FreeSyncÔäó Premium, 1ms (MPRT), HDR10 31. 5-inch WQHD (2560×1440) 1500R gaming monitor with ultrafast 165Hz refresh rate designed for professional gamers and immersive gameplay ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB Ôäó) technology enables a 1ms response time (MPRT) together with Adaptive-sync, eliminating ghosting and tearing for sharp gaming visuals with high frame rates FreeSync Premium technology supported through DP and HDMI ports providing variable refresh rates for low latency, stuttering-free and tearing-free while gaming Shadow Boost enhances image details in dark areas, brightening scenes without over-exposing bright areas Support HDR-10 to enhance bright and dark area, delivers lifelike gaming experience Full HD(1920 X 1080)@120Hz & 1440P (2560 x 1440)@60Hz output on PS5; Full HD &1440P(2560 x 1440)@120Hz VRR output on Xbox Series X/S Display Panel Size (inch) : 31.
5 Aspect Ratio : 16:9 Display Viewing Area (H x V) : 697. 344 x 392. 256 mm Display Surface : Non-Glare Backlight Type : LED Panel Type : VA Viewing Angle (CRÔëo10, H/V) : 178?? / 178?? Curvature : 1500R Pixel Pitch : 0.
272mm Resolution : 2560×1440 Color Space (sRGB) : 120% Brightness (Typ. ) : 250cd/ÒÄí Contrast Ratio (Typ. ) : 3000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 100000000:1 Display Colors : 16. 7M Response Time : 1ms MPRT Refresh Rate (Max) : 165Hz HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support : HDR10 Flicker-free : Yes Audio Feature Speaker : Yes(2Wx2) I/O Ports DisplayPort 1.
2 x 1 HDMI(v2. 0) x 2 Earphone Jack : Yes Phys. Dimension with Stand (W x H x D) : 610. 34 x 475. 16 x 213. 77 mm Phys. Dimension without Stand (W x H x D) : 610. 34 x 367. 34 x 77. 72 mm Box Dimension (W x H x D) : 680 x 520 x 150 mm Net Weight with Stand : 5.
35 Kg Net Weight without Stand : 4. 37 Kg Gross Weight : 8. 0 Kg.
A large and versatile display that’s optimized for and excels at gaming, and between gaming sessions it serves well for general purpose work. My main gaming hooks are Sports, Adventure, and FPS. To put this display to the test I hooked it up to both a gaming PC and a pair of XBox Consoles – an XBox One S and an XBox Series S – though the display settings and options are equally applicable to both.
Most of the features on the VG279Q1A are nice but fairly standard to ASUS gaming monitors – Low motion blur and response times, high frame rate capability up to 165Hz for this model, and visual enhancements like Shadow Boost, FPS counters, and a selection of OSD crosshair overlays.
Standout features to me on this particular model are the Timers and FPS Histogram mode for gaining a short but helpful visual history of recent FPS peaks and lows. Gaming on this didn’t blow me away, but it was a definite upgrade from the 21” non-gaming display I had been using recently.
The display is 165Hz capable but you’ll only get that if your video card is capable of it AND if you’re using DisplayPort. Via HDMI you’ll find yourself capped to 144Hz which is still respectable, just keep in mind that if you’re a performance junkie (and what gamer isn’t) you’ll want to use DisplayPort if at all possible.
Also, know that for modern gaming consoles it appears to be capped at 120Hz, the specs mentions PS5 and XBoix though though I was only able to test it with the pair of previously mentioned XBox systems and they both were recognized for and worked great at 120Hz The display supports 2xHDMI 1.
4 and 1xDisplayPort 1. 2 connection, and is both AMD and NVIDIA sync friendly, Freesync and Adaptive-Sync respectively. The VG279Q1A doesn’t have speakers of its own but it does have a 3. 5mm audio port which proved handy for consolidating the various inputs to headphones or for passing the audio for the active input on to a soundbar/speaker system.
When not gaming the VG279Q1A looks quite nice for regular app and browser usage, like previous ASUS gaming monitors I personally found the FPS mode gave a balanced “not too warm not too cold” colorscape for to my liking that, frankly, I found myself using in almost all cases if only because I think it honestly just looked the best.
I’m happy if not blown away by this display. It’s a good-sized, solid performer, for a reasonable price. I have previous ASUS gaming computers and displays that are well built and continue to last so I expect the VG279Q1A to serve our main gaming-den needs for quite some time.
As a self confessed computer nerd bird I have always been fascinated with computer graphics and in that vein, by default, that extends to what you are playing on. I’ve always considered ASUS a top brand in my book, up there with Corsair and EVGA.
There is a reason for that, cutting edge tech backed with superb support and industry wide acceptance and support in each and every project. This monitor, although my first ASUS, is not my first ASUS product, of which there are many.
I tend to either get EVGA or ASUS for my graphic cards and so it would stand to reason that getting one for my monitor is not beyond the pale. This monitor is easy to setup, completely tool less and fast, we are talking only maybe 5 mintues in total.
Now once it’s setup and you head to the actual use part, well things only continue to do quite well and that is to be expected, I think, considering the brand. I fired this up with my second PC in order to try it out and that consisted of a lot of games.
The actual setup of the issue is made easier with the fact that I also, coincidentally have an ASUS Gefoce RTX 3070 Tuf video card, which is ideal considering this is same manufacturer and same line.
But really this monitor is going to work for anyone so perhaps not a big deal but rather a timely coincidence. Now how does it function? Well amazing! It plays everything out of the box, no adjustments, pretty well.
I’m not a professional when it comes to color calibration and such but it looks really good to me and it does give you several options to choose from (I believe I chose VIVID) and of course those with an eye for this can go ahead and customize it the way that they see fit.
Windows 11 recognized it right away and installed the drivers for it and I was able to change the overclock for Hz to maximum in the Nvidia Control Panel without any issue. Games run flawless, Windows looks amazing, the actual joystick control given is also something you usually only see on high end monitors so I am very impressed with this monitor and will be using it on my second PC that my wife uses to game on.
SUPER FAST GAMING Elevate your pixel performance with the WQHD monitor resolution boosted by a lightning-fast 144Hz monitor refresh rate. Flicker-free video with zero dropped frames. Perfect for PC gaming, video conferencing.
SUPERIOR IMAGE QUALITY Bring your movies, shows and favorite gaming titles to life with the absolute best VA panel widescreen monitor display on the market. Vibrant and accurate colors at every angle, with 96% sRGB gamut and 3000:1 contrast ratio.
FREESYNC WITH LFC AMD FreeSync monitors help smooth out fast-paced games, squashing motion blur and image ghosting. But the slower scenes need help too. With low-framerate compensation, motion remains smooth even if the framerate drops as low as 48Hz.
FOR PLAY & PRODUCTIVITY With dual-input PIP/PBP and a bevy of available connection ports, our 27” QHD curved monitor isn’t just taking games seriously. It’s a real multimedia and productivity powerhouse, perfect for home offices, businesses and more.
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.
PXC243 PREMIER eSports GAMING Looking for something form factor, faster but within your budget? The PXC243 is the perfect entree level gaming monitor for you. At 24 inches, 1080p and a 144Hz refresh rate, elevate the way you game without sacrificing too much.
The slim, curved, bezel-less design also provides a space saving solution for all your viewing needs. The PXC243 is a premier eSports gaming monitor that comes with everything you need for competitive gaming.
I like the monitor as a whole. But I just don’t like when I move my mouse around everything is fine, but then if I move my mouse to the left it completely disappears. Of course it comes back but then, I just don’t like how sometimes I see that my cursor completely disappears and I’d have to look for it.
Other than the dead pixel and that. The monitor is very solid.
I would definitely recommend this monitor, especially if you’re not too sure on buying a curved or not. For the price you can’t really get a better deal, maybe from some offbrand chinese subpar company, but you won’t get the same quality as this one.
Underrated Brand, they truly do live up to their moto: Making Gaming experience affordable.
The best gaming monitor for Xbox Series X is the LG UltraGear 34GN850-B. This monitor has a 34-inch display with a resolution of 3440×1440, making it perfect for gaming at high resolutions. It also has a 144Hz refresh rate, which is great for gamers who want the best possible gaming experience.
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