Author Topic: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors  (Read 19880 times)

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Hazro
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2018, 12:14:38 am »
Hazro

Hazro HZ27WiDPA

Review by TFT Central

The Hazro HZ27WiDP uses an 8 Bit +FRC LG-AH-IPS panel with Plasma Deposition Coating, and was reviewed by TFT Central.  It performs like the Crossover 27QW DP, but has an 842hz PWM frequency, two year warranty and can be purchased from retailers with hassle free return and exchange policies in the UK.  I don't know if the 842hz PWM frequency is high enough to neither ruin motion clarity nor cause eyestrain like lower frequencies do.
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HP
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2018, 12:16:14 am »
HP

HP ZR2740W

Discontinued 2011-2012 matte 2560x1440 LG IPS panel.

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HP Z27i

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HP Z27x
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The Z27x uses a glow free, matte, 8 Bit +FRC LG AH-IPS panel which does not have a colour compensation feature like the Eizo CX271 and Eizo CG277.  The HP can be hardware calibrated by editing an XML file, but to the same degree as the Eizo and NEC which makes them much better choices for colour accuracy related work.  The HP is a better choice for multi-media use though, especially gaming since it has lower input lag than the NEC PA272W and less ghosting than the Eizos.

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HP 27Q

Review by Rtings

Matte IPS with AMD Free-Sync (48-75hz range), 75hz, decent preset color accuracy, Displayport, 1x HDMI 1.4 and 3.5mm audio out.  Has high input lag (28ms) unless the Free-Sync mode is enabled in the menu, and suffers from image retention.


HP DreamColor Z27x G2 Studio (2NJ08AT)

Measurements by Belgium Hardware

Fully adjustable matte 2560x1440 wide gamut IPS with Displayport, 2x HDMI, USB-C, 3.5mm Audio Out, 4x USB 3.0 and USB-C.  The HP suffers from a slight preset green tint, has nearly 2.4 average gamma and high input lag (35.7ms Leo Bodnar device measurements).
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iiyama
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2018, 12:16:56 am »
iiyama

iiyama XB2779QS

Discontinued 2013 2560x1440 LG AH-IPS with Plasma Deposition Coating

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iiyama XUB2792QSU-B1

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (=DEAD=)
Review by Hardware Info UK & Test Results Page

Fake frame-less 8 bit matte 2560x1440 AUO AHVA M270DAN 02.5 panel with a height adjustable stand and 2x USB 3.0.  It has excellent preset color accuracy, fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot ghosting, negligible input lag, AMD Free-Sync, and 75hz support (73hz via overclock with Nvidia graphics cards).
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Lenovo
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2018, 12:18:18 am »
Lenovo

Lenovo L27q-10 IPS DP

Review by PC Magazine
Review by Playwares

The Lenovo uses a fake frame-less matte 27" 1440p matte AH-IPS panel with Displayport and HDMI, negligible input lag, fast pixel response times on par with 60hz competitors, and excellent color presets.  The Lenovo is not VESA compliant and has a fake frame-less casing with an inner black bezel which reduces the perceived black depth.
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LG
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2018, 12:20:09 am »
LG

LG 27MB85R-B

Discontinued 2014 matte 2560x1440 LG AH-IPS panels.

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LG 27MB85R-Z

Discontinued 2014 matte wide gamut 2560x1440 LG AH-IPS panels.

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LG 27QD58P-B

Review by PRAD


LG 27GL850

Review by Playwares
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Review by TECHSPOT
Review by TFT Central

Very accurate and fully adjustable matte 2560x1440 144hz wide gamut LG IPS with G-Sync compatible AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz over Displayport and 48-100hz over HDMI) Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0. RGB Lighting, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out. The 27GL850 needs to be set to the sRGB mode (which is very accurate and has adjustable brightness but locked color controls) to prevent the wide gamut panel from over-saturating the color of non-HDR content.  The 27GL850 has negligible or very low input lag and very fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot, but the overdrive needs to be set from Normal to Fast at 144hz to provide the fastest pixel response times, and to Normal at 60hz to prevent obvious overshoot ghosting.
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MOTV
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2018, 12:21:26 am »
MOTV

Discontinued 2014 glossy 2560x1440 LG IPS panel.

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NEC
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2018, 12:22:53 am »
NEC

NEC EA274WMi

The NEC EA274WMi uses an 8 bit +FRC semi-glossy AH-IPS panel.  It is free from obvious overshoot ghosting when the Response Time Improve setting is set to off and has excellent color presets.

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NEC PA272W

The NEC PA272W is a Wide Gamut monitor which can be hardware calibrated and is an excellent choice for professionals who intend to buy the PA272W plus Spectraview Kit bundle and calibrate the monitor.

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NEC EA271Q

Review by PRAD

Fully Adjustable matte 2560x1440 Samsung PLS panel with Disaplyport In & Out for Daisy Chaining, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.1 including USB-C and 3.5mm Audio In and Out.  The NEC is very accurate, supports hardware calibration and has uniformity compensation, but has very high input lag and very slow pixel response times (Over Drive Off), or suffers from very obvious overshoot ghosting (Overdrive On) which makes it only suitable for very casual gaming.
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Nixeus
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2018, 12:25:06 am »
Nixeus


Nixeus NX-VUE27S

Review By Tom's Hardware

The PRO Vue 27P uses coated tempered glass some call Plasma Deposition Coating, is fairly accurate once set to the User mode, but has high input lag (>20ms) for a modern (2019) 1440p monitor.  PDC coated monitors are the clearest, least reflective and most vibrant type of glossy monitors, but the black looks greyish due to the perceived black depth decreasing glass covered black bezel.  The perceived black depth can be increased with bias lighting (light placed behind the display) or by placing non-stick silver tape tape on the black bezel.


Nixeus NX-EDG27S v2 & NX-EDG27v2

Review by TFT Central

Matte 2560x1440 144hz AUO AHVA panel with AMD Free-Sync (30-144hz over Displayport and HDMI), 2x Displayport, 2x HDMI2.0.  The non-S version, the NX-EDG27v2 does not come with a height adjustable stand.  The Nixues is very accurate, but is a bit too warm (5800k color temperature) or has a minor preset orange or red dominance.  It can be considered to be display free or to have negligible input lag (TFT Central measured <5ms with the SMT Tool), but has significantly slower pixel response times than some AHVA panel using competitors, however, it is important to remember that the Nixeus is one of the cheapest 144hz 1440p non-TN panels, and that the Innolux IPS panels are also slower than the best AHVA panels such as the Acer XF270HUA bmiidprzx.
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Overlord
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2018, 12:34:01 am »
Overlord

Overlord Tempest X27OC

Discontinued 2013-2015 overclock-able glossy 2560x1440 LG AH-IPS panel.

Review by Tom's Hardware

The Overlord Tempest X27OC uses a glossy 8 Bit LG S-IPS panel like the MOTV M2700 and Yamakasi Catleap, performs the same, and can be overclocked up to 120hz. The single input 1440p Korean S-IPS panels all suffer from an obvious preset green tint, green over-saturation after calibration, lack menus with color controls and only work with PC's when connected with a Dual-Link DVI cable.
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Philips
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2018, 12:39:19 am »
Philips

Philips 272B7Q-P

Review by Les Numeriques

The Philips uses a fake frame-less (all frame-less monitors have perceived black depth ruining inner black bezels) matte 27" 2560x1440 LG IPS panel with a height adjustable stand, built in web camera, 3x USB ports, HDMI, Displayport in, Displayport out for daisy chaining, VGA and 3.5mm audio in and out.  Its color presets are very accurate, it has fast pixel response times, can be considered delay free, but has average contrast of around 800:1.


Philips 272B8QJEB

Review By Belgium Hardware & Measurements


Philips 272B7QUPBEB

The Philips uses a fake frame-less (all frame-less monitors have perceived black depth ruining inner black bezels) matte 27" 2560x1440 LG IPS panel with a height adjustable stand, USB-C, 2x USB 3.0, 1100:1 contrast, accurate color presets, negligible input lag and excellent overdrive when the Faster Smart Response setting is used.

Review by PRAD
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Planar
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2018, 01:41:45 am »
Planar

Planar PXL2790MW

Review by Tom's Hardware

Plasma Deposition Coated 2560x1440 LG -AH-IPS panel with Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.

The Planar PXL2790MW use coated tempered glass some call Plasma Deposition Coating.  The Planar is very accurate, has fast pixel response times and is clearer and more vibrant than monitors without PDC, but has a 20ms delay (measured with the Leo Bodnar device) and has a glass covered black bezel which vastly reduces the perceived black depth.  The perceived black depth can be increased with bias lighting (light placed behind the display) or by placing non-stick silver tape tape on the black bezel.  The Planar has one flaw which some may deem fatal which is the very high minimum brightness of 174cdm/2 when the menu brightness is set to zero.
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Qnix
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2018, 01:55:43 am »
Qnix

Glossy Qnix QX2710

Discontinued 2013-2014 2560x1440 Samsung PLS panels which either came with 120-160 LED PWM Dimming or no PWM.

Review by NCX of the original version without LED PWM Dimming or Flicker.

Video Review by NCX of the 2014 version with a different inferior panel and LED PWM Dimming or Flicker.


Qnix QX2710 Multi Hot

It's the same as the QX2710R, but has a nice brushed dark matte grey bezel which vastly increases the perceived black depth while the QX2710R uses a glossy black bezel which ruins the perceived black depth, but has more inputs and costs more.  I recommend buying the Multi Hot over the others since I have tested it.

It can be overclocked to 87hz via Dual-Link DVI without skipping or dropping frames.

Review by NCX

Qnix QX2710R


Review by Playwares
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The updated DP Multi True 10 is much better than the original since it is actually PWM/Flicker free, has double the contrast, faster and actually competitive pixel response times, and more accurate colour presets.  It is one of the best budget, multi-input matte 1440p options, but the slightly more expensive Asus PB278Q/PB278QR is better.  The QX2710R has faster pixel response times (less ghosting) and higher contrast than the QHD2730R, but the QHD2730R uses a PLS panel with less glow.

Qnix QX2730R

Review by Playwares.

The QHD2730R is similar to the QX2710R, but uses a PLS panel.  It's a great budget multi-input matte choice, but the slightly more expensive Asus PB278Q/PB278QR is better.
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Razer
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2018, 01:58:03 am »
Razer

Razer Raptor 27

Review by Tom's Hardware

Matte, fully adjust-able, 144hz, HDR/wide gamut, 2560x1440 resolution IPS* panel with AMd Free-Sync and G-Sync compatibility.  The Razer Raptor has Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The Razer is very accurate, but has a slight preset red tint and over-saturates the color of non DCI-P3 content (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) by 36% since it uses a wide gamut and HDR capable panel without a properly functioning sRGB emulation mode.  The HDR mode is more accurate than the SDR modes, and the Razer has negligible input lag and fast pixel response times for a non-TN panel.
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Samsung
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2019, 12:54:44 am »
Samsung

Samsung S27A850D

Discontinued 2011-2012 matte 2560x1440 Samsung PLS panel.

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Samsung S27D850T

Discontinued 2014 matte 2560x1440 Samsung PLS panel.

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Samsung S27H850QFI

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (=DEAD=)

The Samsung S27H850QFI uses LED PWM Dimming or Flicker (very low 240-250hz) when the brightness is set below 36 (0-35; 36 Brightness in the menu is around 220cdm/2 which is vert bright), has a high minimum brightness (105cdm/2 vs <80 for many competitors) but has good preset color accuracy and is fully adjustable.


Samsung S27H850QFU


Review by Belgium Hardware
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Matte 8 bit 27" 2560x1440 75hz Samsung PLS panel with AMD Free-Sync and outstanding preset color accuracy.
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ViewSonic
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2019, 05:38:31 pm »
ViewSonic

Viewsonic VP2770

Discontinued 2012 matte 2560x1440 Samsung PLS panel.

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Viewsonic VP2772

Discontinued wide gamut IPS from 2013.

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Viewsonic VP2771

Review by Toms' Hardware


Viewsonic VP2768

Review by Alexander Gryzhin
Review by PC Magazine
Review by PRAD


Viewsonic VX2778

Review by PRAD

The Viewsonic uses a fake frame-less (all frame-less monitors have perceived black depth ruining inner black bezels) matte 27" 2560x1440 LG IPS panel with a non-height adjustable stand, but it is VESA compliant.  It has Displayport, HDMI, Mini Displayport, a 3.5mm audio output, outstanding color preset accuracy and above average contrast (950:1 measured by PRAD).


Viewsonic XG2703-GS

Discontinued 2016-2018 144-165hz matte AUO AHVA panel with Nvidia G-Sync
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Viewsonic VG2755-2K

Review by PRAD

Fully adjustable, matte 2560x1440 LG AH-IPS with Displayport, HDMI, USB-C and 3x USB 3.1.  It's fairly accurate but can't fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709) color spaces (limited to 89%) which prevents it from being competitive.


Viewsonic VA2719-2K-SMH

Review by Les Numeriques

Matte 2560x1440 LG AH-IPS panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 1.4 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The ViewSonic is fairly accurate out of the box as well as nearly top tier overdrive performance (fast pixel response times without overshoot ghosting) for a 60hz non-TN panel with the overdrive (Response Time setting in the menu) is st to the Advanced mode.  Unfortunately it suffers from a 27.8ms delay versus 10ms typically measured by the Leo Bodnar device when measuring display delay in the middle of the screen.  Subtract 7-8ms to compare middle screen Leo Bodnar measurements to SMT Tool measurements.


ViewSonic XG270QG

Review by PC Monitors

Matte, fully adjust-able, 165hz, HDR/wide gamut, 2560x1440 resolution IPS* panel with G-Sync and 120hz ULMB (back-light strobing) over Displayport.  The ViewSonic XG270QG has Displayport, HDMI 1.4, 3x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The XG270QG is very accurate aside from a slight warm preset green tint, and can fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces, but has average contrast (850:1) and over-saturates the color of non DCI-P3 content (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) since it uses a wide gamut and HDR capable panel without a properly functioning sRGB emulation mode.  The ViewSonic XG270QG has negligible input lag and fast pixel response times for a non-TN panel at all refresh rates with the response time is set to the Standard (no overshoot) and Advanced (faster but with minor overshoot) settings.
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