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Re: Monitor Review Update Log 2020
« on: February 15, 2020, 07:07:12 pm »
ACER KG251QD

Added the Review by =DEAD= to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 240h-280z Monitors buying guides.

Matte, 240hz, 1920x1080, AUO TN (M250HTN01.3) panel with 40-240hz AMD Free-Sync (Nvidia G-Sync Compatible), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The KG251QD is preset to the Standard mode which suffers from dull or washed out colors and shades since it can not fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces (it significantly under-saturates greens; this is common among 240hz TN panels) and has low gamma (1.98 average). =DEAD= does not measure the input lag or signal delay, but does test the overdrive or response times; the KG251QD has very fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot ghosting when the default Normal over drive setting is used.  The KG251QD uses a grainy or sparkly matte coating which dulls color and appears grainy or sparkly when light colors and white are displayed.


AOC 24G2U

Added the Review by Playwares to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24-25" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors buying guides.

Matte 1920x1080 144hz, 6 bit +FRC IPS (Panda LC238LF1F IGZO IPS) panel with a fully adjust-able stand, AMD Free-Sync, back-light strobing (MBR), Displayport (G-Sync compatible Free-Sync), 2x HDMI 1.4, 4x USB 3.0, and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The AOC is quite accurate, has high contrast (1400-1500:1), but suffers from a minor preset green tint of greys and whites.  The 24G2U has negligible input lag (<4ms measured with the SMT Tool) and very well tuned overdrive when the Overdrive is set to Medium at 60hz and Strong at 144hz.


Asus VG279QM

Added the Review by =DEAD= and Review by PC Lab PL to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 240-280hz Monitors buying guides.

Fully adjust-able, matte, 1920x1080, 280hz IPS (probably AUO AHVA) panel with back-light strobing (ELMB), Nvidia G-Sync (48-280hz), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The VG279QM is preset to the Racing Game Visual Mode which is very accurate and almost properly covers the sRGB color space, but has slightly too low gamma (2.1-2.2) under-saturates blue slightly and over-saturates greens, oranges, reds and yellows by over 10%.  The VG279Q supports HDR, but it is best lest off since it lacks almost all of the features required for true HDR, especially in regards to the DCI-P3 color space coverage since it peaks around 80%.  The overdrive is preset to the Trace Free 60 setting which provides fast and overshoot free pixel response times along with the higher Trace Free 80 setting, but it has a 27.5ms delay (measured by PC Lab PL) which is very high for a gaming monitor.


BenQ EW3270U

Added the Review by Les Numeriques to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Matte, wide gamut, 3840x2160 VA panel with an extended color space, 40-60hz AMD Free-Sync and some HDR support (DCI-P3 color space coverage).  The EW3270U over-saturates SDR color (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) since it natively covers the DCI-P3 (HDR) color space by default (93.9%).  The EW3270U has an accurate sRGB mode (98.5% color space coverage with minor blue under-saturation) which prevents over-saturation and does not significantly under-saturate colors like some 4K 32" VA panel using competitors, but does lock the color controls.  The EW3270U has negligible input lag and decent over-drive for a 60hz VA panel when the default AMA High overdrive setting is used.


BenQ EW2780U

Added the Review by Playwares to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Matte, 3840x2160 IPS (probably AUO AHVA) panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The BenQ EW2780U can fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces and is fairly accurate, but has slightly too low preset gamma (2.15 with the default 2.2 setting), a slight blue tint and very poor HDR support which is best lest off.  The EW2780U has negligible input lag (4-5ms measured by Playwares with the SMT Tool), and minimal overshoot when the default AMA High overdrive setting is used, but it is a bit slower (6.4ms pixel response time average) than multiple 27" 4K competitors Playwares tested:

AOC U277PQU: 4.14ms
Asus PG27UQ: 3.98ms
BenQ PD2700U: 4.15ms
BenQ PD2720U: 4.59ms
LG 27UK850: 5.41ms
ViewSonic VP2780-4K (released in 2015): 6.3ms


Dell P2720DC

Added the Review by Les Numeriques to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Fully adjust-able matte, 2560x1440 IPS panel with Displayport, HDMI 1.4, USB-C and 4x USB 3.0.  The PD2720DC is very accurate, has 1,000:1 contrast, negligible input lag and fast pixel response times plus balanced overdrive for a 60hz non-TN panel when the default Normal Response Time setting is used. 


iiyama ProLite XB3288UHSU-B1

Added the Review by IT Hardware PLS to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Fully adjust-able, matte 3840x2160, wide gamut VA panel with 38-60hz AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The iiyama is fairly accurate, but suffers from slightly too high gamma (2.4 average) a minor preset green tint and does not and does not have a properly functioning color space emulation mode to prevent SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content over-saturation (>40%) since the iiyama covers the DCI-P3 (HDR) color space natively.  The iiyama has negligible input lag and fast pixel response times for a 60hz VA panel.


Gigabyte Aorus CV27Q

Added the Review by IBXT to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors buying guide.

Matte, curved (1500R), wide gamut, 2560x1440 165hz VA panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync, Displayport (48-165hz Free-Sync range), 2x HDMI 2.0 (48-165hz Free-Sync range). 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The Gigabyte has 2,000:1 to 7,000:1 contrast, very accurate color presets (the only issue is a preset blue dominance) for DCI-P3, or HDR content.  The CV27Q has a wide gamut panel which over-saturates the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content significantly (30%), and its sRGB mode is quite inaccurate and not useful even though it does reduce the over-saturation.  The HDR mode suffers from a strong preset green tint which can not be reduced since the color controls are locked.  The CV27Q has low input lag and fast pixel response times for a VA panel.


Samsung S32R750

Added the Review by Les Numeriques to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Non-curved and non-semi-wide gamut matte 60hz 3840x2160 Samsung VA panel with HDMI 2.0, mini-Displayport and USB 2.0.  The 32" version IBXT and Les Numeriques tested is very accurate, as well as more accurate than the 144hz 2560x1440 27" S27R750QEI =DEAD= tested which has low preset gamma which can be improved by selecting Gamma Mode 2.  The S32R750 has low contrast for a VA panel (2,000:1-2,400:1), negligible input lag and fast pixel response times for a 60hz VA panel when the Fast setting is used.
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