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Re: Monitor Review Update Log 2020
« on: May 24, 2020, 01:50:16 pm »
Acer XF250Q Cbmiiprx

Added the Review by PC Lab PL to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 240-280hz Monitors buying guide.

Matte, fully-adjust-able, 1920x1080, 240hz IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-240hz) Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The XF250Q has a 860:1 contrast ratio, very accurate color, but very low preset gamma (sub 1.9 average resulting in washed out colors and shades), and the XF250Q the can not fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces like most 240hz TN panels.  Overall it has poor image quality for a TN panel due to the low gamma, low input lag but slow pixel response times, though PC Lab does not provide much much information about the overdrive so I can not properly compare it to competitors until more detailed reviews come out.


Acer XF252QX BMIIPRZX

Added the Review by PC Lab PL to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 240-280hz Monitors buying guide.

Matte 1920x1080 240hz AUO TN panel with a fully adjustable stand, VRB (back-light strobing), AMD Free-Sync (40-240hz), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 (240hz), 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The Acer is fairly accurate but has high (2.5 average) gamma which causes black crush (loss of detail in dark scenes), though it can be reduced by setting the gamma to 1.8, but doing so sets the gamma slightly too low resulting in slightly washed out colors.  The XF252QX the can not fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces like most 240hz TN panels.  The XF252Q has negligible or extreme low input lag and the fastest pixel response times out of all the monitors TFT Central tested (oscilloscope measurements) which means it is one of the fastest LCD panels in existence, however it does suffer from a tiny bit of overshoot, especially at 60hz.

The XF252Q PC Lab PL tested came with very low (sub 2.0) gamma,or washed out colors and shades, but came with similarly accurate preset colors (PC Lab PL unit is too blue but accurate like the unit TFT Central tested) and 1000:1 contrast.

Acer XF272U PBMIIPRZX

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Fully adjustable matte 144hz 2560x1440 TN panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), Disaplayport (144hz), 2x HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The XF272U has an 876:1 contrast ratio, slightly too low but still very accurate preset gamma, an accurate (RGB levels) wide gamut TN panel with 91.5% DCI-P3 (HDR) color space coverage.  The Acer over-saturates SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color by over 30%.  The XF272U has negligible input lag (measured with an oscilloscope), and PC Lab does not provide much information about the overdrive so I can not properly compare it to competitors until more detailed reviews come out.

Alienware AW2518HF

Added the Review by PC Lab PL to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 240-280hz Monitors buying guide.

Matte 1920x1080 240hz AUO TN panel with a fully adjustable stand, VRB (back-light strobing), AMD Free-Sync (40-240hz), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 (240hz), 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The AW2518HF has accurate but too high gamma, accurate but too blue color, and like most 240hz TN panels can not fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces (caps at 93%; over and under-saturates some colors).  Overall it has great image quality for a TN panel, low input lag and good overdrive, though PC Lab does not provide much information about the overdrive so I can not properly compare it to competitors until more detailed reviews come out.


Asus VG259Q

Added the Review by PC Lab PL to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hzhz 1080p Monitors buying guides.

Fully adjust-able, matte, 1920x1080, 165hz, TN panel with AMD Free-Sync, back-light strobing (ELMB), Displayport, Dual-Link DVI (120hz), HDMI 1.4, and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The VG248QG has negligible input lag and fast pixel response times, but very dull and washed out colors and shades (very low sub 1.9 gamma), de-saturated reds with a preset blue tint, and can not fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces, but is typical for a 24" TN color space coverage wise.  Do not buy.


Asus VG279Q

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Asus VG259Q

Added the Review by PC Lab PL to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hzhz 1080p Monitors and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitorsbuying guides.

Fully adjust-able matte 1920x1080 144hz IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The VG259Q has a 1437:1 contrast (30% higher than most AHVA/IPS/PLS) fully cover, 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; accurate preset RGB level measurements by PC Lab PL).  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 (9.2ms measured with an oscilloscope by PC Lab PL); more overdrive information required to provide more detailed comparison versus competitors.

MSI G271

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