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« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2019, 06:23:05 pm »
BenQ BL2581T

Added the Review by PRAD to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS monitors buying guide.

The BenQ BL2581T uses a matte 1920x1200 LG AH-IPS panel with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport Duak-Link DVI, VGA, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out ports.  The BL2518T is very accurate, has high contrast (1200:1), balanced overdrive (AMA High setting) without overshoot, but has a high 26ms signal delay or input lag, and can not scale 16:9 signals properly if not sent from a PC.


Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD

Added the Review by PC Monitors to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guides.

Very accurate and fully adjustable matte 2560x1440 144hz semi-wide gamut Innolux IPS with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0. RGB Lighting, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out. PC Monitor's review is the sixth review to confirm that the Gigabyte is consistently very accurate, and that the Speed overdrive setting causes obvious overshoot.


LG 27UL500

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

Matte height adjustable 3840x2160 LG AH-IPS panel with 40-60hz AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Auido Out. The 27UL500 is least accurate of the tested 27" 4K monitors on the market, and while not awful, is not competitive or worth purchasing.  It has low 2.05 (average) gamma and slightly slower pixel response times than the many better options


LG 27UL550

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

Matte height adjustable 3840x2160 LG AH-IPS panel with 40-60hz AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The UL550 is pretty much the same as the UL650 aside from the fact that the UL550 has a perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel while the UL650 has a fake bezel or frame-less panel with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel.  The 27UL550 is quite accurate, especially when set to the SMPTE-C mode, as well as offers top tier 60hz gaming performance (negligible input lag and fast pixel response times without overshoot ghosting).  Belgium Hardware's Standard Mode RGB Level Measurements (as well as others) are extremely similar to the 27UL550 I tested.


LG 27UL650

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

Matte height adjustable 3840x2160 LG AH-IPS panel with 40-60hz AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Auido Out.   The 27UL650 is pretty much the same as the UL550 aside from the fact that the UL550 has a perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel while the UL650 has a fake bezel or frame-less panel with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel.  The 27UL650 is quite accurate, as well as offers top tier 60hz gaming performance (negligible input lag and fast pixel response times without overshoot ghosting).  Belgium Hardware's Standard Mode RGB Level Measurements (as well as others) are extremely similar to the 27UL550 I tested.

Gigabyte Aorus KD25F

Added the Review by Belgium Hardware to my Best Reviewed Flicker 240hz TN Panels buying guide.

Matte 1920x1080 240hz AUO TN panel with a fully adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync (40-240hz), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 (240hz), 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The KD25F is very accurate, can cover 98% of the sRGB color space, has good contrast for a 240hz TN panel (860:1), and has very fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot, but has high input lag at 60hz (240hz not measured; 19.8ms top screen Leo Bodnar device measurement).


Philips 276E8VJSB

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

The Philips 276E8VJSB has a fake bezel or frame-less 3840x2160 LG AH-IPS panel with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel. Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out jack.  Set the overdrive (Response Time) to Faster for top tier 60hz gaming performance (negligible input lag and fast pixel response times without overshoot ghosting.


Philips 328M6

Added the Review by Playwares to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors

Curved, matte, semi-wide gamut 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync (-144hz), 2x Displayport, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, VGA and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The 328M6 is very accurate, has high contrast for a VA panel (4,000:1 versus 2,300-3,000:1 for most VA monitors), can display an HDR signal (not properly since it lacks all of the features required for true HDR), and has fast pixel response times and negligible input lag.  While not mentioned in the Playwares review, expect typical VA smearing of black, browns and greys due to VA panels slower pixel response times. The Response Time setting needs to be switched from the preset Off setting to Faster for the best performance and fastest pixel response times without overshoot ghosting.


Philips 329P9H

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

Matte fully adjustable 3840x2160 LG AH-IPS panel with Displayport In & Out, Gigabyte-LAN port, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C 3.1, 4x USB 3.1.  The 329P9H is very accurate, has almost 1400:1 contrast and fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot when the Response Time (overdrive) setting is switched from the preset Off setting to Faster.  PRAD measured a 25ms signal delay which is almost a two frame delay (32ms), which is far too high for competitive 60hz gaming, but is fine for casual gaming and in line with most TV's.
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« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2019, 07:37:28 pm »
AOC 27V2Q

Added the Review by PRAD to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors buying guide.

75hz Matte 1920x1080 LG AH-IPS panel with Displayport, HDMI and AMD Free-Sync.  The AOC can only cover 90% of the sRGB color space and has skewed preset gamma and a blue tint out of the box.


BenQ GW2480T

Added the Review By Playwares to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24-25" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors buying guide

Matte, fully adjustable 1920x1080 IPS with Displayport, HDMI, VGA and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The GW2480T is very accurate and offers excellent 60hz gaming performance (negligible input lag and fast pixel response times without obvious overshoot ghosting) for a 60hz non-TN panel, but can not fully cover the sRGB color space (typical for 24" 1080p IPS/PLS).


MSI MAG271CQR

Added the Review by IT Hardware PL to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1440p Monitors

Matte, curved (1800R), semi-wide gamut, 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync, Displayport (48-144hz Free-Sync range), 2x HDMI 2.0 (48-120hz Free-Sync range) and 2x USB 3.0.  The MSI has skewed, but still fairly accurate preset gamma, a blue tint and over-saturates the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content since it has a semi-wide gamut panel which is also not capable of fully covering the DCI-P3 (HDR) color space, though MSI only claims it can cover 90% (IT Hardware PL measured 85%).   


MSI MAG321CQR

Added the Review by Playwares to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1440p Monitors

Matte, curved (1800R), semi-wide gamut, 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync, Displayport (48-144hz Free-Sync range), 2x HDMI 2.0 (48-120hz Free-Sync range) and 2x USB 2.0.  The MAG321CQR has low (1.99) preset gamma and over-saturates the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB content), but has negligible input lag, good overdrive for a VA panel and back-light strobing.


MSI MAG321CURV

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

Matte, curved (1500R) 3840x2160 and fully adjustable VA panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C 3.1, 2x USB 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The MAG321CURV offers great 60hz gaming performance for a VA panel, is quite accurate, but has slightly too low preset gamma (2.13 average), can not fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces, and has a fake bezel or frame-less casing with a perceived black depth decreasing inner black bezel.


MSI MPG27CQ

Added the Review by Rtings to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1440p Monitors

Matte curved (1800R) semi-wide gamut matte 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz range) 2x USB 3.0, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, a height adjustable stand and a fake frame-less casing with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel.  The preset color accuracy can very significantly, so read the reviews before buying.


Philips 326M6VJRMB

Added the Review by PC Monitors and the Review by PRAD to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide

Matte, wide gamut (HDR), 3840x2160 Innolux VA (TPV-M315DJJ-K31) panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync (40-60hz), Displayport, edge-lit back-light dimming for HDR, 3x HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The 326M6VJRMB offers very accurate DCI-P3 color accuracy out of the box, but the sRGB mode significantly under-saturates colors which leaves one with over-saturated and inaccurate color when viewing SDR or non-HDR content created for the HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB color spaces.  The HDR image quality offered is quite good due to the high brightness (>700cdm/2), high DCI-P3 color space coverage and edge-lit back-light dimming.


Viewsonic XG240R

Added the Review by IBXT and  Review by Tom's Hardware (skewed gamma) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors buying guide.

Fully adjust-able matte 144hz 1920x1080 AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz from), Displayport, 2x HDMI (120hz), 2x USB 3.0, and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The Viewsonic has accurate 60hz image quality, but suffers from a significant gamma drop (60hz 2.3 to 1.9 at 144hz), and loss of color and shade accuracy and vibrancy when set to 144hz.  Setting the Gamma to 2.6, and setting the Gaming Settings to Custom 1 and 2 (best) improve the 144hz gamma.  The Viewsonic has negligible input lag, balanced overdrive (fast pixel response times and minimal overshoot) with the Faster Response Time OD setting, but has a perceived black depth decreasing matte black bezel versus the XG2401's perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel.
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