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General Category => Best Reviewed Flicker Free Monitor Buying Guides => Topic started by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 07:32:30 pm

Title: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 07:32:30 pm
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Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS

Always purchase from retailers with hassle free return and exchange policies.  Read retailers return and exchange policies before buying.

My recommendations are based off of testing more than 60 monitors and reading in-depth reviews from over fifteen reviewers across the realm.

Best Monitor Review Sites: Monitor Review Resource Center (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-advice-by-ncx/best-monitor-review-sites/msg61/#msg61)

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 (https://flic.kr/p/qSbVjo) and cause some people to suffer from health issues like head aches and eyestrain.  LED PWM Dimming Side Effects (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/pulse_width_modulation.htm#side_effects).
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 07:36:08 pm
Table Of Content

Best 60-75hz Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=278)
Best 144hz+ AMD Free-Sync Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=279)
Best 144hz+ Nvidia G-Sync Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=280)
Correct Display Height=Reduced AHVA/IPS/PLS Glow (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=281)
Improve Perceived Contrast/Black Depth & Reduce Glare With Bias Lighting (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=282)
Acer (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=283)
AOC (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=284)
Asus (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=285)
BenQ (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=286)
Crossover (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=287)
Dell (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=288)
Eizo (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=289)
Gigabyte (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=290)
Hazro (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=291)
HP (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=292)
iiyama (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=293)
Lenovo (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=294)
LG (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=295)
MOTV (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=296)
NEC (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=297)
Overlord (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=298)
Philips (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=299)
Qnix (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/msg300/#msg300)
Samsung (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=301)
Viewsonic (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=302)
X-Star (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=303)
Yamakasi (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=304)
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 07:37:47 pm
Best 60-75hz Monitors

There are many monitors not mentioned below which are decent or passable, but not good enough to single out and recommend here, as well as many discontinued monitors.  There's only one modern (2016-2018) glossy-type coated monitor, the Dell S2718D which is not as accurate as the best matte competitors and uses a semi-glossy coating which looks washed out under bright lighting. 

The Asus VZ27AQ, Dell S2719DM, Dell U2719DC (USB-C),  iiyama XUB2792QSU-B1 and Samsung S27H850QFU (most accurate) are the best of the non-wide gamut 2560x1440 IPS/PLS 60-75hz monitors for casual (non 144hz+) gaming and preset color accuracy wise they support 73-74* (overclocked with Nvidia gpu) to 75hz (native with AMD cards) and AMD Free-Sync.  The Dell lacks a height adjustable stand and is not VESA compliant, and the Samsung uses a PLS panel which is the most accurate of the bunch, but uses LED PWM Dimming or Flicker when the brightness is set below 31% or 31/100 in the menu.

*The Dell (74hz) and iiyama (73hz) drop or skip frames when overclocked above the bracketed refresh rates when connected to Nvidia graphics cards.  I'm not sure about the others.

The S2719D has fake HDR (lacks wide gamut 8 bit panel with full DCI-P3 color space coverage, local dimming and high brightness), only two HDMI, and the matte coating is slightly grainier than some competitors according to PC Monitors.

The Asus PA27AC and Viewsonic VP2768 only supports 60hz and lacks Free-Sync, but are extremely accurate and supports hardware calibration with an accurate colorimeter like the X-Rite i1 Display Pro, and have 14 bit 3D Look Up Tables which help reduce banding and color and shade differentiation.

The very accurate and delay free BenQ PD2710QC, Dell U2719DC (USB-C), LG 27QD58P-B and Philips 272B7QUPBEB (USB-C) are also great 60hz matte 1440p options with 1000:1+ contrast and height adjustable stands.

Some other competitors are the Acer RC271U, AOC Q2790PQU, Dell U2715H, Dell U2717D, S2718D (semi-glossy), Lenovo L27q-10 IPS DP, Philips 272B8QJEB, Viewsonic VX2778 which aren't as accurate and/or have lower contrast than the monitors mentioned above.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 07:40:19 pm
Best 144hz 1440p Monitors with Free-Sync

List of cards which support Free-Sync (http://support.amd.com/en-us/search/faq/219).

1.) Acer Nitro VG270UP (40-144hz AMD Free-Sync & 120hz back-light strobing = Visual Boost Response); from 2018
1.) Eizo FS2735 (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync & back-light strobing) AHVA; from 2015
2.) Acer XF270HUA (30-144hz AMD Free-Sync) AHVA
3.) Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync) AHVA
3.) Asus MG279Q (30-90hz AMD Free-Sync) AHVA
4.) Crossover 27 Fast 144 (30-90hz AMD-Free-Sync) AHVA
5.) Asus MG278Q (30-144hz AMD Free-Sync) TN
6.) AOC AG271X Agon (30-144hz AMD Free-Sync) TN
7.) BenQ XL2730Z (30-144hz AMD Free-Sync and Blur Reduction) TN

There are many non-big brand 144hz 1440p AUO AHVA panels (marketed as IPS) with AMD Free-Sync which have not been properly tested such as the Mbest, Nixeus Edge, Pixio PX277, and probably a few others from South Korea. 

The Acer Nitro VG270UP and Eizo Foris FS2735 is the best 144hz 1440p AHVA panel since they are very accurate as well as supports back-light strobing; the Acer is significantly cheaper and newer, but lacks a height adjustable stand and USB ports.  The Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD (Innolux IPS) has slightly slower pixel response times and significantly more overshoot ghosting than the AUO AHVA panels (marketed as IPS), but has a wider Free-Sync range than the MG279Q, as well as is more accurate, and has a semi-wide gamut panel with decent HDR color (not brightness) support for the price.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 07:40:53 pm
Best 144hz 1440p Monitors with G-Sync

1.) Viewsonic XG2703-GS (30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync) AHVA
2.) AOC AG271QG (30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync) AHVA
3.) Asus PG279QZ (30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync) AHVA
3.) Asus PG279Q (30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync) AHVA
4.) Acer XB271HU (30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync) AHVA
5.) Acer XB270HU (30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync) AHVA
6.) HP 27 Omen (30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync) TN
7.) Dell S2417DG (30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync) TN
8.) Dell S2716DG (30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync) TN
9.) Asus PG278Q (30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync) TN

There are five 144-165hz 2560x1440 matte AUO AHVA panels (marketed as IPS) with Nvidia G-Sync, of which the AOC AG271QG is currently the best since the Viewsonic XG2703-GS was discontinued.  The other two options are the Acer XB271HU (least accurate), and Asus PG279Q (overpriced and worst build quality) and PG279QZ, but none have gamma settings to combat potentially low preset gamma, the Acer suffers from a bit of overshoot ghosting at 60hz (important for console gaming), and the Asus can not scale 1080p very well.  All of these monitors suffer from an obvious preset green/yellow tint, as well as tend to under-saturate blue.  The Acer is the least accurate of the bunch, and AOC tends to purposefully preset their monitors gamma too low, but at least AOC has multiple useful gamma settings to achieve more linear 2.2 gamma while the Acer and Asus's gamma can only be lowered resulting in more washed out colors.

The S2417DG does not suffer from very obvious overshoot ghosting like the 27" (especially when looking at black on white/scrolling text), and has better preset color accuracy and less banding, plus it only comes with a light matte coating while the S2716DG can if a A00-A03 revision. A sticker on the back of Dell monitors indicates the manufacturing date and revision.

The Asus PG278Q comes in last place because it is very expensive, uses the grainiest matte coating used by a 1440p monitor since 2011 (http://overclockers.ru/lab/65051_5/obzor-i-testirovanie-igrovogo-monitora-asus-pg278q-dlya-izbrannyh.html#19), often comes with pathetically low average gamma (1.7 gamma average=washed out colors) and has many quality control and functionality related issues.


Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 07:43:01 pm
Correct Display Height=Reduced AHVA/IPS/PLS Glow

Read the Steemit Article (https://steemit.com/monitors/@ncx/ips-vs-tn-right-and-wrong-ways-to-use-or-view-how-to-vastly-reduce-ahva-ips-pls-glow-and-increase-the-perceived-black-depth) and/or watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBAQ4Toxt9U
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 07:43:28 pm
Improve Perceived Contrast/Black Depth & Reduce Glare With Bias Lighting

Read the Steemit Article (https://steemit.com/displays/@ncx/high-display-brightness-and-room-lighting-the-importance-of-light) and/or watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Dnp7RTZWs
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 07:44:08 pm
Acer

Acer H277U

Review by Les Numeriques (http://lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/acer-h277hu-h277husmipuz-p32377/test.html)

The Acer H277HU uses a 60hz matte 8 bit 2560x1440 frame-less LG AH-IPS panel with good preset color accuracy, lots of inputs, fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot ghosting, but is not VESA compliant, and its frame-less casing has an inner black bezel which ruins its perceived black depth.


Acer XB270HU

Discontinued original 27" 2560x1440 144hz AUO AHVA panel with Nvidia G-Sync.

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Acer XF270HUA

List of cards which support Free-Sync (http://support.amd.com/en-us/search/faq/219).

Review By Lim's Cave (https://www.limscave.com/acer-xf270hua)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/testberichte/test-acer-xf270hua-gaming-monitor-ueberzeugt/)
Review by Trusted Reviews (http://trustedreviews.com/acer-xf270hu-review-image-quality-gaming-and-verdict-page-2)

Accurate matte 2560x1440 144hz AUO AHVA (marketed as IPS) panel with AMD Free-Sync (40-144hz range supported by the Displayport and HDMI 2.0) with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, Dul-Link DVI, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0 (144hz), 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In and Out.


Acer XB271HU

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (http://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_acer_predator_xb271hubmiprz/) (=DEAD=)
Measurements (https://nl.hardware.info/product/328970/acer-predator-xb271hubmiprz/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://nl.hardware.info/reviews/7580/16-gaming-monitoren-review-de-144hz-voorbij)
Review by NCX (https://web.archive.org/web/20171214100059/http://wecravegamestoo.com:80/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/16058-acer-xb271hu-review-27-2560x1440-matte-165hz-ahva-g-sync.html) (archived version)
Review by PC Mag (http://pcmag.com/review/343158/acer-predator-xb271hu)
Review by Rtings (http://rtings.com/monitor/reviews/acer/predator-xb271hu-gaming-monitor)
Review by Trusted Reviews (http://trustedreviews.com/reviews/acer-predator-xb271hu-image-quality-and-verdict-page-2)

It's pretty much the same as the PG279Q.  The Acer XB271HU uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel, a nearly grain free matte coating, has good color presets aside from a preset green tint, a frame-less casing with an inner black bezel which decreases the perceived black depth, fast pixel response times and a 144hz refresh rate.  G-Sync (Nvivida GPU required) works from 30-165hz (144hz is the default maximum refresh rate but it can be overclocked to 165hz), eliminates tearing and lag, but Lightboost is limited to 120z.  It also has an HDMI input which allows it to work with external devices like consoles.


Acer BE270UA

Review by PC Mag (http://pcmag.com/review/351765/acer-be270u)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2017/test-acer-be270uabmipruzx.html)
Review by Toms Hardware (http://tomshardware.com/reviews/acer-be270u-27-inch-qhd-ips-monitor,4936.html)

The B270HUA has a fully adjustable stand, a fake frame-less casing with a perceived black depth decreasing inner black bezel, and a 18ms delay (PRAD Displayport oscilloscope measurement) or <11ms PC Mag middle screen Leo Bodnar device measurement (I believe this more accurate), but it has fairly accurate color presets, fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot ghosting (overdrive Extreme is the best), a native 75hz refresh rate, and supports AMD Free-Sync.

Acer RC271U

Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2017/test-acer-rc271u.html)


Acer Nitro VG270UP

Added the Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_acer_nitro_vg270up/) (=DEAD=) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/) buying guides.

The Acer uses  a fake bezel/frame-less (it has an inner black bezel (https://4k-monitor.ru/upload/medialibrary/fc9/fc92857e0f05d9a8b1a9f39856b72fff.jpg) which reduces the perceived black depth versus a grey bezel) 144hz AUO M270DAN02 AHVA panel (advertised as IPS) with Displayport (Free-Sync + 40-144hz range), HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0 (Free-Sync + 40-144hz range) and 3.5mm Audio Out.  It supports AMD Free-Sync (40-144hz range), 120hz back-light strobing (named VRB=Visual Boost Response,  can completely cover the sRGB color space without significant over or under-saturation, and has quite accurate color presets (sRGB mode is a bit better and reduces the brightness to 153cdm/2), above average contrast (1100:1 vs 800:1 for AHVA/IPS/PLS and TN), and the typical balanced preset Acer overdrive (OD: Normal) with very fast pixel response times and minimal to no overshoot ghosting.  =DEAD= did not measure the input lag, but I'd be shocked if the VG270UP can not be considered delay free (<5ms delay) since almost all 144hz AHVA panels are.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 08:00:05 pm
AOC

AOC AGON AG271QG

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/anons_aoc_agon_ag271qg/) (=DEAD=)
Review by Digital Versus (http://lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/aoc-ag271qg-p33613/test.html)
Review by PC Monitors (http://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-ag271qg/)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/51943014)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2016/test-aoc-ag271qg.html) (low preset gamma)
Review by Sweclockers (http://www.sweclockers.com/test/22861-aoc-agon-ag271qg-premiumskarm-med-ips-panel-nvidia-g-sync-och-165-hz)

The AOC AGON AG271QG uses a 27" 2560x1440 essentially grain free matte AUO AHVA panel with 30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync range.  It has a fully adjustable stand, lots of inputs and a matte black bezel.  The AG271QG is the best of the AHVA panels (marketed as IPS) since it has better resolution scaling (vs Asus; important for console use and 1080p) and two different gamma settings to combat the potentially low preset gamma all 144hz 1440p G-Sync AHVA (marketed as IPS) panels can come with, as well as has 2 useful overdrive settings and better build quality than the Asus which has a fake-thin casing with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/38655328682/in/dateposted-public/).  The AOC AG271QC reviewed by PRAD came with low preset gamma while the rest of the tested units are great. 

AOC Q2770PQU

Discontinued 2014 2560x1440 matte Samsung PLS panel.

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AOC Q2775PQU


Review by Nl Hardware (http://nl.hardware.info/reviews/6777/2/aoc-q2775pqu-review-wqhd-prijsbreker-aoc-q2775pqu)

It's pretty much the same as the Q2770PQU image quality wise and offers slightly faster pixel response times, but it too has a 20ms delay.

AOC Q2781PQ

Review by Tom'ss Hardware (http://tomshardware.com/reviews/aoc-q2781pq-ips-qhd-monitor,5068.html)


AOC Q2790PQU

Review by Belgium Hardware (http://be.hardware.info/reviews/7691/aoc-90-serie-review-zakelijk-en-leuk-voor-thuis) & Measurements (http://be.hardware.info/product/416278/aoc-q2790pqu/testresultaten)

AOC Q27P1

Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57124428)

Matte 27" 1440p IPS with a fully adjustable stand, perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel, Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, VGA, 4x USB 3.1, and 3.5mm  Audio In & Out.  The AOC has very low preset gamma (<1.75=very washed out colors and shades), but can be improved by setting the Gamma to 3, suffers from a strong preset green tint and can't, but almost covers the HDTV/REC 709 or sRGB color space, and slightly under and over-saturates colors.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 08:07:13 pm
Asus

Asus MG279Q

The Asus MG279Q uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel, a nearly grain free matte coating, has excellent colour presets when the Racing mode is selected, a high quality matte grey bezel which vastly increases the perceived black depth, fast pixel response times and a 144hz refresh rate.  Free-Sync (AMD GPU required) works from 30-90fps, eliminates tearing and lag, but the has >10ms delay when not set to 144hz.

Review by Daywalker (http://prohardver.hu/teszt/asus_mg279q_144_hz_freesync_wqhd_monitor/bevezeto_kulso.html)
Review by =DEAD= (http://3dnews.ru/916421)
Review by Extrahardware CZ (http://cnews.cz/recenze/freesync-144-hz-ips-2560-x-1440-bodu-je-asus-mg279q-perfektni-recenze)
Hardware Info Test Results (http://be.hardware.info/product/293002/asus-mg279q/testresultaten)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/index.php?mid=dpreview&page=5&document_srl=47103350#)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2015/test-asus-mg279q.html)
Review by SWECLOCKERS (http://sweclockers.com/test/20675-asus-mg279q-gaming-med-ips-panel-144-hz-och-amd-freesync)
Review by TFT Central (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_mg279q.htm)

List of cards which support Free-Sync (http://support.amd.com/en-us/search/faq/219).


Asus MX27AQ

Discontinued 2014-2016 monitor.

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Asus PB278Q

Discontinued 2014-2017 matte AUO AHVA panel which replaced  the original PLS panel using version from 2012-2014.
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Asus PG279Q

The Asus PG279Q uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel, a nearly grain free matte coating, has good colour presets aside from a preset green tint, a matte black bezel and an inner black bezel which decreases the perceived black depth, fast pixel response times and a 144hz refresh rate.  G-Sync (Nvivida GPU required) works from 30-165hz (144hz is the default maximum refresh rate but it can be overclocked to 165hz), eliminates tearing and lag, but Lightboost is limited to 120z.  It also has an HDMI input which allows it to work with external devices like consoles.

Review by =DEAD= (http://3dnews.ru/923340)
Review by Digital Versus (http://digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/asus-rog-pg279q-p28671/test.html)
Review by Extrahardware CZ (http://cnews.cz/recenze/recenze-asus-rog-swift-pg279q-165hz-vladce-hernich-monitoru-s-ips-g-sync)
Review by Hardware.Info (http://nl.hardware.info/product/323897/asus-pg279q)
Review by NCX (https://web.archive.org/web/20171214100325/http://wecravegamestoo.com:80/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/16012-asus-pg279q-review-g-sync-144-165hz-matte-1440p-auo-ahva.html)
Review by PC Lab PL (http://pclab.pl/art66315.html)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2015/test-asus-pg279q.html)
Review by Sweclockers (http://sweclockers.com/test/21139-asus-rog-swift-pg279q-kvalitetsgaming-med-165-hz-och-g-sync)
Review by TFT Central (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_rog_swift_pg279q.htm)

Asus VZ27AQ

Review by PRAD (http://www.prad.de/new/monitore/test/2017/test-asus-vz27aq.html)

Asus VZ27AQ uses a 75hz matte 2560x1440 LG AH-IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync and excellent all around performance.

Asus MAZ27AQ

Review by Les Numeriques (http://lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/asus-mz27aq-p41447/test.html)

Asus PA27AC

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://3dnews.ru/970562) (=DEAD=)
Review by IBXT (https://www.ixbt.com/3dv/asus-proart-pa27ac-review.html)

Matte fake frame-less 8 bit +FRC (unsure if AHVA/IPS/PLS despite marketing as IPS) panel with accurate color presets, AMD Free-Sync, 75hz and hardware calibration (requires colorimeter like the X-Rite i1 display pro) and 14 bit 3D LUT.  The hardware calibration feature can not provide as accurate results as free calibration software such as dispcalgui.  Reduce the Trace Free setting from 60 to 40 to reduce the obvious overshoot ghosting, and 20 to get rid of the overshoot entirely.

Asus PG279QZ

Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/asus/rog-swift-pg279qz#page-top)

The Asus PG279QZ is an updated version of the PG279Q (2015), released in 2019, and with zero improvements.  The PG279QZ is fully adjustable, has Displayport (30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync), HDMI, G-Sync (Nvidia GPU required), ULMB (120hz back-light strobing), 2x USB 3.0 and the same fake-thin matte grey casing with an inner black bezel which decreases the perceived black depth.  The PG279QZ Rtings tested has excellent all-around performance, however, without more reviews available, it's impossible to know if it is consistently accurate unlike the PG279Q.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 08:16:34 pm
BenQ

BenQ BL2710PT

Discontinued 2013 monitor.

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BenQ GW2765HT

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BenQ PD2700Q

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (http://3dnews.ru/943323)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2016/test-benq-pd2700q.html) (2016)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/testberichte/test-benq-pd2700q-guenstiger-grafik-monitor/) (2018; low input lag)
Review by Tom's Hardware (http://tomshardware.com/reviews/benq-pd2700q-27-inch-qhd-designer-monitor,4820.html)

The BenQ PD2700Q uses a matte 2560x1440 8 Bit +FRC AUO AHVA panel encased in  a nice sparkly and coarsely surfaced matte grey plastic casing (http://"http://www.3dnews.ru/assets/external/illustrations/2016/11/24/943323/photo_20.jpg") which has a fully adjust-able stand.  The PD2700Q has excellent preset color accuracy, fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot ghosting, negligible input lag and excellent resolution scaling which is good for those who play or watch both 720p (Xbox 360 & PS3) and 1080p content.


BenQ PD2710QC

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (http://3dnews.ru/959446) (=DEAD=)
Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/398977/benq-pd2710qc/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8157/4/dit-zijn-de-beste-qhd-monitoren-de-beste-27-inch-qhd-monitoren)
Review by Les Numeriques (http://lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/benq-pd2710qc-p37485/test.html)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2017/test-benq-pd2710qc.html)
Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/benq-pd2710qc-qhd-ips-designer-monitor,5179.html)

Matte fake frame-less 8 bit 2560x1440 LG AH-IPS panel with a height adjustable stand and  4x USB 3.0.  It has excellent preset color accuracy, fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot ghosting, negligible input lag and excellent resolution scaling which is good for those who play or watch both 720p (Xbox 360 & PS3) and 1080p content.


BenQ SW2700PT

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BenQ PV2720

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (http://3dnews.ru/940456)
Review by IBXT (http://ixbt.com/monitor/benq-pv270.shtml)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/56904196)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2017/test-benq-pv270.html)

The BenQ PV270 is wide gamut monitor created for those who calibrated their monitors use programs which support color management.  It has a 14 bit 3d LUT, color compensation, better color presets and overdrive (less overshoot ghosting) than the SW2700T, and BenQ's hardware calibration program, Palette Master works better with the PV270.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 08:27:53 pm
Crossover

Crossover 2795QHD
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Crossover 27S IPS DP Freedom
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Crossover 27100Q
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Crossover 27 Fast 144

Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/49272445)

The Crossover 27 Fast 144 uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel, a nearly grain free matte coating, has excellent colour presets, a matte black and silver bezel, fast pixel response times and a 144hz refresh rate. Free-Sync (AMD GPU required) works from 30-90fps, eliminates tearing and lag.

Crossover 2720MDP

Discontinued glossy 2012 IPS.

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Crossover 2730MD

Discontinued glossy 2013 IPS.

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Crossover AMG & QW Series Monitors

Discontinued 2013-2014 IPS panels with Plasma Deposition Coating

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Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 11:43:03 pm
Dell

Dell U2715H

Review by Daywalker (http://prohardver.hu/teszt/dell_u2715h_melto_regi_nagy_hirehe/bevezetes_kulso.html)
PRAD's Review (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2015/test-dell-u2715h.html)
TFT Centrals Review (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2715h.htm")

The Dell U2715H has good color presets, fast pixel response times, minimal overshoot and a low delay like the Asus PB278QR and LG 27MB85R-B.  The U2715H is overpriced uses LG's frame-less casing which is not actually frame-less.  Frame-less monitors have inner black bezels which ruin the perceived black depth and make dark content look a bit washed out, just like glossy black and matte black bezels do.  Example (http://"https://flic.kr/p/op9UwK"): notice how light the black letter box bars look compared to the monitors inner black bezel.


Dell U2717D

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (http://3dnews.ru/953545") (=DEAD=)
Review by Belgium Hardware (http://be.hardware.info/product/340620/dell-ultrasharp-u2717d/testresultaten)
Review by Les Numeriques (http://lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/dell-u2717d-p31243/test.html)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2016/test-dell-u2717d.html#Einleitung)
Review by Rtings (http://rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/u2717d) (high lag)
Review by Sweclockers (https://www.sweclockers.com/test/22832-dell-u2717da-armen-gor-skarmen) U2717DA version with adjustable arm
Review by TFT Central (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2717d.htm)(high lag)

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The Dell U2717D has worse color presets than the U2715H and many competitors, has decent contrast (900:1), fast pixel response times, but suffers from overshoot ghosting and a 20ms delay.  The U2717D is essentially an overpriced version of the Qnix QHD2730R with a height adjustable stand and better warranty, but worse color presets, overshoot ghosting and no overclocking. 

The U2717D is uses LG's fake frame-less casing which is not actually frame-less.  Frame-less monitors have inner black bezels which decrease the perceived black depth and make dark content look a bit washed out, just like glossy black and matte black bezels do.  Example (http://flic.kr/p/op9UwK): notice how light the black letter box bars look compared to the monitors inner black bezel.

The U2717D reviewed by Les Numeriques has lower input lag and better color presets which indicates to me that Les Numeriques reviewed a newer revision.


Dell U2716D

Review by =DEAD= (http://3dnews.ru/932151)
Review by Hardware.Info (http://nl.hardware.info/product/328965/dell-ultrasharp-up2716d)
Review by PC Monitors (http://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-up2716d/)

The Dell UP2716D is the first decent wide gamut monitor Dell has released.  The UP2716D has low input lag and minimal overshoot ghosting unlike its predecessor the U2713H which suffered from excessive overshoot ghosting.  As expected the sRGB mode has locked color controls and is inferior to that of a normal monitor.  The UP2716D is a good choice for those who need a wide gamut monitor, intend to calibrate it, and use it with programs which support color management.  The UP2716D is a waste of money for gaming and regular use (text, email, movies, coding, ect).


Dell S2718D

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (http://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_dell_s2718d/) (=DEAD=)
Review by PC Magazine (https://www.pcmag.com/review/354713/dell-27-ultrathin-monitor-s2718d)
Review by Sweclockers (http://sweclockers.com/test/24228-dell-s2718d-designad-ips-allroundskarm-med-usb-type-c-och-hdr)
Review by Tom's Hardware (http://tomshardware.com/reviews/dell-s2718d-hdr-monitor,5106.html)

Fake frame-less semi-glossy (same coating as the HP 24 Envy I tested (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/hp-24-envy-review-glossy-1080p-ips-with-75hz-amd-free-sync/?message=90); the semi-glossy coating looks washed out in brightly lit rooms) 2560x1440 LG AH-IPS panel with height adjustable stand.  It has negligible input lag, good preset color accuracy and competitive pixel response times for  a 60hz panel.


Dell S2719DM

Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-s2719dm/)

The Dell lacks a height adjustable stand and is not VESA compliant, as well as drop or skip frames when overclocked above 74hz when connected to Nvidia graphics cards.  It has fake HDR (lacks wide gamut 8 bit panel with full DCI-P3 color space coverage, local dimming and high brightness), only two HDMI, and the matte coating is slightly grainier than some competitors according to PC Monitors.


Dell S2719DC

Measurements by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/product/486809/dell-s2719dc/testresultaten)


Dell U2719DC

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_i_testirovanie_monitora_dell_u2719dc/) (=DEAD=)

Fully adjustable, matte, 2560x1440 IPS with Displayport In & Out (for Daisy Chaining), HDMI, 4x USB 3.0, USB-C, 3.5mm Audio OUt and accurate out-of-the-box color accuracy in the default Standard mode.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 12, 2018, 11:51:08 pm
Eizo

Eizo CG277 & CX271

The Eizo CG277 and CX271 use a matte 2560x1440 8 Bit +FRC LG AH-IPS panel, are glow free, can be hardware calibrated, self-calibrated (the CG277 has a built in colorimeter) and have colour compensation. The CX271 is the same as the CG277 but does not come with a built in colorimeter.

Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2014/test-eizo-cg277.html)

Eizo CG2730

Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2017/test-eizo-cg2730.html)


Eizo EV2736W

Discontinued 2013 monitor which used multiple matte 2560x1440 Samsung PLS panels.

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Eizo FS2735

Review by Extra Hardware CZ (http://cnews.cz/recenze/eizo-foris-fs2735-herni-supermonitor-co-kamaradi-s-mobilem-test)
Review by Hardware Info (http://be.hardware.info/reviews/6515/eizo-foris-fs2735-review-gaming-beeldscherm-met-bluetooth)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2016/test-eizo-fs2735.html)
Review by TFT Central (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/eizo_foris_fs2735.htm)

The Eizo FS2735 uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel, a nearly grain free matte coating, excellent colour presets, a high quality matte black bezel which increases the perceived black depth*, fast pixel response times and a 144hz refresh rate. Free-Sync (AMD GPU required) works from 56-144hz/fps, eliminates tearing and lag, it is the only AHVA Free-Sync monitor with back-light strobing, and has excellent 1080p scaling which makes it the best all around 27" 1440p AHVA 144hz monitor for PC and console gaming, and watching 1080p content.

*Dark matte grey bezels increase the perceived black depth even more.


Eizo EV2750

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_eizo_flexscan_ev2750/) (=DEAD=)


Eizo CG279X

Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-eizo-cg279x-bildqualitaet-in-perfektion/)

Matte, fully wide gamut and fully adjustable 2560x1440 resolution LG AH-IPS panel with a built in colorimeter, Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, USB-C, 2x USB 2.0 (back), 2x USB 3.0 (side) and a 16 bit 3D LUT.  The Eizo has very accurate color presets aside from the DCI-P3 mode which has very high, 2.6 preset gamma which causes black crush, but it is important to note that the point of monitors like the CG279X is to be hardware calibrated with an accurate colorimeter, and used for work with programs which support color management.  The Eizo has slow pixel response times, but fairly low input lag (9ms) for a professional display.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 13, 2018, 12:05:25 am
Gigabyte

Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD

Measurements (https://nl.hardware.info/product/507015/gigabyte-aorus-ad27qd/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://nl.hardware.info/reviews/8995/gigabyte-aorus-ad27qd-review-gaming-monitor-debuut-met-noise-cancellation)
Review by IT Hardware PL (https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/test_gigabyte_aorus_ad27qd_z_panelem_ips_qhd_144_hz_i_hdr_monitor_idealny-8352-2.html)


Fully adjustable matte 144hz 2560x1440 Innolux IPS with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz range) Displayport, 2x HDMI, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The Gigabyte has very accurate preset color accuracy (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_xl/507015/7/gigabyte-aorus-ad27qd.jpg), but has a very minor preset pink tint, and slightly slower pixel response (https://nl.hardware.info/reviews/8995/9/gigabyte-aorus-ad27qd-review-gaming-monitor-debuut-met-noise-cancellation-gaming-responstijd-en-inputlag) (some transitions are 2-3ms slower) times, and significantly more overshoot ghosting (20%) than 144-165hz 1440 AUO AHVA panels (marketed as IPS) Belgium Hardware tested such as the Acer XB271HU (15%), Asus MG279Q (5%), and Asus PG279Q (3%).

The Gigabyte over-saturates SDR (130% or 30% over-saturation of the HDTV/REC709 and sRGB color spaces used by non-HDR content) colors by default since it has a semi-wide gamut panel with DCI-P3 (HDR) color space coverage (>92% (https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/test_gigabyte_aorus_ad27qd_z_panelem_ips_qhd_144_hz_i_hdr_monitor_idealny-8352-4.html)) and capability (>400cdm/2 brightness), but it does have a good sRGB mode to prevent over-saturation.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 13, 2018, 12:14:38 am
Hazro

Hazro HZ27WiDPA

Review by TFT Central (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/hazro_hz27widp.htm)

The Hazro HZ27WiDP uses an 8 Bit +FRC LG-AH-IPS panel with Plasma Deposition Coating (https://steemit.com/monitors/@ncx/glass-glossy-matte-and-plasma-deposition-coatings-part-1), and was reviewed by TFT Central (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/hazro_hz27widp.htm).  It performs like the Crossover 27QW DP (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/?message=287), but has an 842hz PWM frequency (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/hazro_hz27widp.htm#panel), 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.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX 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 (http://"http://www.prad.de/new/monitore/test/2014/test-hp-z27x-teil11.html#XML"), 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.

=DEAD='s Review (http://overclockers.ru/lab/64356/Obzor_i_testirovanie_monitora_HP_DreamColor_Z27x_neravnyj_boj.html)
Extrahardware CZ Review (http://cnews.cz/recenze/hp-dreamcolor-z27x-profi-lcd-za-cenu-obycejneho-nebo-jen-papirovy-drak)
PRAD Review (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2014/test-hp-z27x.html)

HP 27Q

Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/hp/27q)

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 (https://nl.hardware.info/product/504601/hp-dreamcolor-z27x-g2-studio-2nj08at/testresultaten)

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 (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_xl/504601/7/hp-dreamcolor-z27x-g2-studio-2nj08at.jpg), has nearly 2.4 average gamma and high input lag (35.7ms Leo Bodnar device measurements).
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX 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 (https://3dnews.ru/962717) (=DEAD=)
Review by Hardware Info UK (http://be.hardware.info/reviews/7288/iiyama-prolite-xub2792qsu-b1-review-speels-werkpaard) & Test Results Page (http://be.hardware.info/product/374615/iiyama-prolite-xub2792qsu-b1/testresultaten)

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).
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 13, 2018, 12:18:18 am
Lenovo

Lenovo L27q-10 IPS DP

Review by PC Magazine (http://pcmag.com/review/355608/lenovo-l27q-monitor)
Review by Playwares (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/playwares.com/dpreview/53908536)

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.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX 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 (http://prad.de/testberichte/test-lg-27qd58p-b-business-monitor-mit-gaming-qualitaeten/)
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 13, 2018, 12:21:26 am
MOTV

Discontinued 2014 glossy 2560x1440 LG IPS panel.

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Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX 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.

22ms Delay

=DEAD='s Review (http://overclockers.ru/lab/59382/Zapozdalyj_variant_obzor_i_testirovanie_monitora_NEC_MultiSync_EA274WMi.html) (Use Google or Chrome to translate)
Extra Hardware CZ Review (http://extrahardware.cnews.cz/recenze/nec-ea274wmi-na-27-patri-2560-x-1440-px-tento-japonec-se-povedl)


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 (http://"http://www.necdisplay.com/p/desktop-monitors/pa272w-bk-sv") and calibrate the monitor.

=DEAD='s Review (http://overclockers.ru/lab/60656/Poslednyaya_iz_novinok_obzor_i_testirovanie_monitora_NEC_MultiSync_PA272W.html) (Use Google or Chrome to Translate)
PRAD's Review (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2014/test-nec-pa272w-bk.html) (Use Google or Chrome to Translate)
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 13, 2018, 12:25:06 am
Overlord

Overlord Tempest X27OC

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

Review by Tom's Hardware (http://tomshardware.com/reviews/overlord-tempest-x270oc-monitor,3879.html)

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.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 13, 2018, 12:34:01 am
Philips

Philips 272B7Q-P

Review by Les Numeriques (http://lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/philips-272b7q-p35373/test.html)

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 (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8407/philips-272b8qjeb-review-qhd-ips-monitor-voor-250-euro) & Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/440759/philips-272b8qjeb/testresultaten)

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 (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-philips-272b7qupbeb-mit-usb-c-dockingstation/)
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 13, 2018, 12:39:19 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 (https://web.archive.org/web/20171102061333/http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/14165-glossy-qnix-qx2710-review-2560x1440-pls-monitor.html#post1092938) of the original version without LED PWM Dimming or Flicker.

Video Review by NCX (https://tinyurl.com/y87rgmfc) 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 (https://web.archive.org/web/20171214100330/http://wecravegamestoo.com:80/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/16081-qnix-qx2710-multi-hot-review.html)

Qnix QX2710R


Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/47671515).

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 (http://playwares.com/index.php?mid=dpreview&page=2&document_srl=47518386).

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.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 13, 2018, 01:41:45 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=) (https://3dnews.ru/955727")

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 (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8157/dit-zijn-de-beste-qhd-monitoren) & Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/402766/samsung-s27h850qfu/testresultaten)

Matte 8 bit 27" 2560x1440 75hz Samsung PLS panel with AMD Free-Sync and outstanding preset color accuracy.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 13, 2018, 01:55:43 am
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 (http://tomshardware.com/reviews/viewsonic-vp2771-monitor,5026.html)


Viewsonic VP2768

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://3dnews.ru/959999)
Review by PC Magazine (https://www.pcmag.com/review/356660/viewsonic-vp2768)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2017/test-viewsonic-vp2768.html)


Viewsonic VX2778

Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2016/test-viewsonic-vx2778-smhd.html#Einleitung)

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 in 2018.

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (http://4k-monitor.ru/news/smelaya_popytka_obzor_i_testirovanie_igrovogo_wqhd_monitora_viewsonic_xg2703_gs/?SHOWALL_1=1) (bad uniformity)
Review by PC Monitors (http://pcmonitors.info/reviews/viewsonic-xg2703-gs/)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/51512429)
Review by Sweclockers (https://www.sweclockers.com/test/25161-viewsonic-xg2703-gs-premiumskarm-med-nvidia-g-sync-i-165-hz)
Review by Toms Hardware (http://tomshardware.com/reviews/viewsonic-xg2703-gs-qhd-g-sync-monitor,5022.html)

The Viewsonic XG2703-GS uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel (M270DAN02.3), a nearly grain free matte coating, has excellent color presets, a nice dark matte black bezel which increases the perceived black depth, very fast pixel response times and a 165hz refresh rate. G-Sync (compatible Nvidia GPU required) works from 30-165hz/FPS, and eliminates screen tearing and lag.  The Viewsonic XG2703-GS also has ULMB (back-light strobing, excellent 1080p scaling unlike the Asus PG279Q, and superior 60hz overdrive with less overshoot ghosting than the Acer XB271HU.  The Viewsonic XG2703 is the best all around 27" 1440p AHVA 144-165hz monitor with Nvidia G-Sync for PC and console gaming, and watching 1080p content.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 13, 2018, 01:58:03 am
X-Star

Glossy X-Star DP2710

Review by NCX (https://web.archive.org/web/20171102061333/http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/15158-x-star-dp2710-review-glossy-overclock-able-2560x1440-pls.html#post1246921)

Discontinued 2013 2560x1440 Samsung PLS panel. It's the same as the Qnix QX2710 which along with X-Star is part of the same company.
Title: Re: Best 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on January 29, 2019, 12:54:44 am
Yamakasi

Yamakasi Catleap Q270

The Yamakasi Catleap uses the same glossy, 8 Bit LG S-IPS panel as the MOTV M2700 I reviewed and offers nearly identical performance. I have tested both, and the MOTV had slightly better color presets and contrast, but this is a result of inter-panel variance. The MOTV M2700 is cheaper and is easier to VESA mount since the Yamakasi needs to be taken apart to remove the gray plastic piece on the black which blocks the VESA holes.

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.

Yamakasi Picture Gallery #1 (https://web.archive.org/web/20171102061333/http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/general-gaming-discussion/88-*official-videogames-blu-ray-hdtv-pic-thread*-691.html#post1283059) (Bioshock Infinite PC)
Yamakasi Picture Gallery #2 (https://web.archive.org/web/20171102061333/http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/general-gaming-discussion/88-*official-videogames-blu-ray-hdtv-pic-thread*-692.html#post1284994) (Assassin's Creed, Defiance, Fallout 3 and The Bureau)
Yamakasi Picture Gallery #3 (https://web.archive.org/web/20171102061333/http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/general-gaming-discussion/88-*official-videogames-blu-ray-hdtv-pic-thread*-692.html#post1290219) (The Bureau X-COM Declassified)
Yamakasi Catleap Gallery #4 (https://web.archive.org/web/20171102061333/http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/general-gaming-discussion/88-*official-videogames-blu-ray-hdtv-pic-thread*-694.html#post1313260) (Lost Planet 3 PC)
Yamakasi Catleap Gallery #5 (https://web.archive.org/web/20171102061333/http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/general-gaming-discussion/88-*official-videogames-blu-ray-hdtv-pic-thread*-694.html#post1315033) (Shadowrun)