Nixeus, a Los Angeles-based consumer electronics company that was founded in 2010, has officially launched their new EDG 27 gaming monitor, which they claim is the world’s first WQHD IPS-based display with an AMD FreeSync range of 30Hz to 144Hz.

Since the devil is in the details, their claim might indeed be correct. Based on our research, its principal competition either has a similar wide adaptive refresh range but a TN panel (Acer Predator XG270HU) or a 144Hz IPS panel that only supports a much narrower 35-90Hz FreeSync range (ASUS MG279Q). As a result, the Nixeus EDG 27 does indeed appear to be the only 144Hz FreeSync IPS monitor that has a 30Hz minimum refresh rate.

Focusing on some of the other specs, the Nixeus EDG 27 is a 27-inch model with a WQHD resolution of 2560 × 1440 and 16:9 aspect ratio. It features an IPS (AHVA) panel with a typical brightness of 300 cd/m2, a native contrast ratio of 1000:1, and a low 4ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time. This a true 8-bit panel that can display 16.7 million colors, but there is no color gamut coverage details. The viewing angles are wide at 178°/178°, which is typical for an IPS display.

Connectivity appears excellent with multiple inputs, namely DisplayPort 1.2a, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4, and Dual-Link DVI. The FreeSync feature is only supported on the DisplayPort, but the HDMI 2.0 can handle the full 2560 x 1440 resolution at 144Hz. There is no integrated USB hub, but there are built-in stereo speakers, and both input and output 3.5mm audio jacks.

The stand was designed with ergonomics in mind, and there is height adjustment, left and right swivel, forward and back tilt, and it even pivots 90-degrees for portrait mode. Cable management features have also been integrated into the stand, while the back of the display features a 100mm x 100mm VESA mount.

Nixeus NX-EDG27
Panel 27-inch IPS (AHVA)
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440 (16:9)
Maximum Refresh Rate 144 Hz
Dynamic Refresh Rate AMD FreeSync (30 Hz - 144 Hz)
Response Time 4 ms (GTG)
Brightness 300 cd/m2
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178º/178º
Pixel Density 109 PPI
Display Colors 16.7 million
Stand Pivot (-90º to 90º)
Tilt
Swivel
Height
Inputs 1 x DisplayPort 1.2a
1 x Dual-Link DVI-D
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x HDMI 1.4
Audio Stereo Speakers
3.5mm Audio Output
3.5mm Audio Input

Backed by a 3-year manufacturer warranty, this model should start shipping sometime next month and it will retail for about $499 USD.

Source: Nixeus

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  • FATCamaro - Thursday, June 08, 2017 - link

    The Acer XF270-HUA (IPS WQHD) has a 40-144 Hz range and has a less shitty stand. Reply
  • bigboxes - Thursday, June 08, 2017 - link

    I haven't used a supplied monitor stand in over ten years. Reply
  • DanNeely - Thursday, June 08, 2017 - link

    I'm guessing you've invested in monitor arms or a multi-panel stand? Otherwise I'm dubious that buying aftermarket replacement stands would be cheaper than just buying the model with a good stand and not wasting anything on a junky on in the first place. Reply
  • Death666Angel - Thursday, June 08, 2017 - link

    You can get height adjustable, pivotable, swivel monitor stands with positive and negative tilt angles for fairly cheap from older, reliable monitor models. 15 to 25€ for something used from older Dell or HP high end business monitors is not a bad deal. And considering they are very unlikely to ever break, it might even make monetary sense, since you only have to look at vesa mounting options and the panel and can ignore the stand completely. Reply
  • Ninhalem - Friday, June 09, 2017 - link

    That particular Acer model also has a crap load of panel quality problems if you go by all the posters in the OCN thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1581706/acer-xf270hu-14...

    The one monitor that really stands out for 27" 144 Hz IPS is the EIZO Foris FS2735 but that awesome quality comes at a price: ~1000 USD.
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  • BrokenCrayons - Thursday, June 08, 2017 - link

    They need to turn in their gamer card if the NX-EDG isn't festooned with a blinding array of taste-the-rainbow RGB LEDs and cannot project the company's stupid logo onto the desk via its stand. /s

    In all seriousness, this looks like a nice monitor.
    Reply
  • nissefar - Thursday, June 08, 2017 - link

    While it doesn't scream g4m3r like the rest of these monitors, it's still quite ugly :P Reply
  • Vishnu NS - Thursday, June 08, 2017 - link

    Hey ASUS has an IPS 27" 1440p & 144Hz Freesync Monitor....

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N...
    Reply
  • FearfulSPARTAN - Thursday, June 08, 2017 - link

    If you read it you would know they mention that monitor but it only has a 30-90hz refresh range this has a 30-144hz Reply
  • Vishnu NS - Friday, June 09, 2017 - link

    You're correct, I read the article but I clearly overlooked the important line 😥 Reply

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