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Best 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« on: July 31, 2017, 07:15:15 pm »
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Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors

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My recommendations are based off of testing more than 60 monitors and reading in-depth reviews from over fifteen reviewers across the realm.  Some reviewers do not provide enough information to truly know how good a display is.

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Many monitors not found in this thread likely perform well, but it makes more sense to buy well reviewed monitors, and I like having sources to refer to, even though I do not always agree with them.

If a monitor is not mentioned it is because it has not been reviewed properly, been reviewed at all or is mediocre.  All monitors suffer from regular quality control issues: back-light bleeding and pixel issues (dead and stuck pixels).

Recommendations are PWM or Flicker Free:

I do not recommend monitors which use low LED PWM Dimming frequencies since they ruin motion clarity and cause some people to suffer from health issues like head aches and eyestrain.  LED PWM Dimming Side Effects.
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Re: Best 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018, 07:54:58 pm »
Best Glossy Monitors

The Dell S2718H (supports Free-Sync), HP 27XW (overclock-able) and 27er/es (non-overclock-able but have slightly better image quality than the XW) are the best glossy-type monitors.  The Dell uses a semi-glossy coating which looks washed out under bright lighting, and none of the glossy monitors are as accurate as the best matte monitors.  The untested 2018 HP 27F uses a matte coating while the 25F uses the same almost-glossy coating as the 25-27CW/er/es/XW monitors, supports AMD Free-Sync and 75hz.

Best Matte Monitors

The Acer RG270 (48-75hz AMD Free-Sync), Acer B277bmiprzx (AMD Free-Sync, 75hz; set gamma to 2.4), AOC AOC I2790PQU, AOC 27V2Q (75hz AMD Free-Sync), Asus VG279Q (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync), Dell SE2717 (AMD Free-Sync 48-75hz), HP 27F (48-75hz AMD Free-Sync and native 75hz for Nvidia), Philips 276E7QDSW, 276E9 (AMD Free-Sync, 75hz and semi-wide gamut panel) are the best matte monitors.

The Asus VG279Q (144hz), Dell SE2717H, HP 27F and Philips 276E9 are the best matte monitors since they're the most accurate and support 75-144hz AMD Free-Sync, though the Dell and Philips are limited to 75hz or less (73-74hz with Nvidia cards and need to manually overclock in the Nvidia Control Panel).  The 75hz HP 27F is slightly less accurate than the Dell, and the Philips has more inputs than the Dell (HDMI and VGA only), but is only available in Europe. 

The Acer B277bmiprzx height adjustable stand and nearly cover the sRGB color space, but has low preset gamma compared to the monitors mentioned above, but can be improved by selecting the Gamma 2.4 setting.  The AOC 27V2Q has higher preset gamma than the Acer, but it's a bit low and can't be improved, and the AOC can not fully cover the sRGB color space.  The Philips 276E7QDSW from 2016 has better image quality than all but the Philips 276E9, but it does not support Free-Sync  are a native refresh rate above 60hz, though it may be overclock-able.

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Re: Best 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 07:55:13 pm »
Correct Display Height=Reduced AHVA/IPS/PLS Glow

Read The Article and/or watch The Extended YouTube Version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBAQ4Toxt9U
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Re: Best 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 07:57:13 pm »
Improve Perceived Contrast/Black Depth & Reduce Glare With Bias Lighting

Read the Steemit Article and/or watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Dnp7RTZWs
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Re: Best 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 08:01:01 pm »
Acer

Acer R271

It's fairly accurate but has low (87% before and 91% after calibration vs 95-99%) sRGB color space coverage for a 1080p IPS/PLS panel made after 2015.  Keep the OD (overdrive) setting set to off to prevent obvious overshoot ghosting.

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (=DEAD=)

Acer B277bmiprzx

Review by PRAD

Matte with Adaptive Sync (AMD Free-Sync), 75hz,  98% sRGB color space coverage, a height adjustable stand and USB ports, but low preset gamma which can be improved by selecting the 2.4 gamma setting.

Acer RG270

Revivew by Tom's Hardware

Matte 1080p IPS with 48-75hz AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm Audio Out and VGA and nearly perfect preset color accuracy.
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Re: Best 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 08:01:20 pm »
AOC

AOC 2777 IPS MHL+DP

Review by Playwares


AOC 2781

Review by Playwares


AOC P2779VC

Review by PC Mag


AOC 27V2Q

Matte 1080p LG AH-IPS with AMD Free-Sync and native 75hz.  Review by Playwares.


AOC I2790PQU

Measurements and Review by Belgium Hardware

Fully adjustable and very accurate matte 1920x180 LG AH-IPS with Displayport, HDMI, VGA, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The I2790PQU is more accurate than the 24" version, and the 27" version is one of the most accurate, and best 60hz 27" 1080p IPS/PLS monitors.
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Re: Best 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2018, 08:01:34 pm »
Asus

Asus VG279Q

Measurements and Review by Belgium Hardware
Review by Playwares
Review by PRAD

Fully adjust-able matte 1920x1080 144hz AUO AHVA panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), Displayport, Dual-Link DVI (120hz), HDMI, 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The Asus can fully covers, as well as slightly over-saturates colors of the HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB (SDR) color spaces, and has accurate color presets overall (default=Game Visual MOBA), which can be marginally improved by setting the Low Blue Light Filter to Level 1.  As expected, the Asus has very fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot, even when using the default overdrive (Trace Free 60) setting, and has negligible input lag (4-5ms measured by Playwares with the SMT Tool 2.0 vs a CRT).

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Re: Best 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2018, 08:02:45 pm »
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Re: Best 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2018, 08:03:01 pm »
Dell

Dell SE2717H

Matte with 48-75hz AMD Free-Sync and accurate color presets.  Review by Tom's Hardware.


Dell S2718H

Glossy type with 24-60hz AMD Free-Sync. Review by Alexander Gryzhin (=DEAD=)


Dell S2719DM

Review by Les Numeriques

Matte 1920x1080 fake* four-sided border/frame-less IPS with AMD Free-Sync (48-75hz range), 2x HDMI, 3.5mm Audi Out and fairly accurate color presets hampered by the skewed and slightly too high gamma curve.

*Four sided border/frame-less monitors have a thin inner black bezel which reduces the perceived black depth.
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Re: Best 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2018, 08:06:14 pm »
Eizo
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Re: Best 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2018, 08:06:32 pm »
HP

HP 27CW

Almost-Glossy and overclock-able to 75hz. Review by NCX (archived version).


HP 27XW

Almost-Glossy and overclock-able to 75hz.  Review by NCX (archived version).


HP 27F

Review by Rtings

Fairly accurate (for a budget monitor) matte 1080p IPS with AMD Free-Sync (48-75hz range), native 75hz for both AMD and Nvidia cards, 2x HDMI (Free-Sync) and 1x VGA.  Set the Response Time setting to Level 2 for the best balance between fast pixel response times and minimal overshoot ghosting.


HP 27Fh

 Measurements by Belgium Hardware

Significantly less accurate (than the 27F) matte 1080p IPS with AMD Free-Sync (48-75hz range), native 75hz for both AMD and Nvidia cards, a height adjustable stand, 2x HDMI (Free-Sync) and 1x VGA.  Set the Response Time setting to Level 2 for the best balance between fast pixel response times and minimal overshoot ghosting.
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2018, 08:06:48 pm »
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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2018, 08:07:36 pm »
Lenovo

Lenovo L27m-28

Revivew by Sweclockers

Matte 1080p IPS with 48-75hz AMD Free-Sync, HDMI 1.4, USB-C, 2x USB 3.1, 3.5mm Audio Out and VGA and good preset color accuracy marred by a slightly skewed gamma curve in the Web Pic mode, and a stronger blue tint, but better gamma when switched to the Text Mode.  It does not natively support 75hz @1080p over USB-C and needs a custom resolution to be made to do so, read more about this here (scroll down).
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Re: Best 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2018, 08:13:21 pm »
LG

LG 27MP75HM

Review by Playwares

LG 27MP77HM

Review by PRAD

LG 27MP35VQ

Matte. Review by NCX (archived)

LG 27MB35PH-B

[Matte. Review by PRAD

The 27MB35PH-B has has a nice perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel instead of a fake frame-less casing with a perceived black depth increasing inner black bezel, a fully height adjustable stand and fast pixel response times (overdrive Fast), but has a 19ms delay and can only cover 91% of the sRGB color space which while on par with older panels made before the second half of 2015, it is not on par with many of the newer 1080p IPS/PLS panels which can cover 94-99% of the sRGB color space.

LG 27MP59G

Matte with 75hz & AMD Free-Sync. Review by Alexander Gryzhin (=DEAD=). The LG uses a perceived black depth ruining glossy black bezel, has low sRGB color space coverage (<90%) and has an inner black bezel too.
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