With only a DisplayPort input, I can’t use the standard Leo Bodnar lag tester for this. I also can’t test it at native resolution against another 1440p CRT, as I don’t have one. The best I can do is take some averages for different lag tests and come up with my overall average.

Using this, admittedly imprecise, method I find the Nixeus VUE27D has an input lag of only 20ms. With no on-screen display or color adjustment that take time to process, we get a nice lag number here. This comes out ahead of almost all the other 27” monitors tested. If you want a display for gaming that is 1440p, the new recommendation is going to be the VUE27D.

Processing Lag Comparison (By FPS)

Power Use

The VUE27D does well on power measurement ratings. The maximum power use is higher than other monitors but it is very good on a watt-per-candela basis. It maintains this even at lower light levels, while some monitors don’t, so it is more efficient at more commonly used light levels.

Candelas per Watt

LCD Power Draw (Kill-A-Watt)

Color Gamut

The VUE27D has a larger-than-sRGB gamut with almost 75% of the AdobeRGB gamut being present. The gamut is a little bit larger in Blue/Red compared to sRGB but not so much that we see a lot of over-saturation of colors. This is pushing the limits of a white-LED backlit display as going larger means CCFL or G-B LED lighting systems.

LCD Color Gamut

Uniformity Data Conclusions


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  • ZeDestructor - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    Good image-quality results, no ISP of any sort and a single displayport input... Exactly what big screens should be (IMO): All screen, no features I'll never use (I really don't need more than 1 input on a desktop screen). Reply
  • dishayu - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link


    I mean yes, there are use cases where you do need the ISP and multiple inputs but a vast majority of people don't touch the monitor controls after the initial setup so those things go pretty much unused anyways.
  • marcosears - Thursday, October 9, 2014 - link

    +2 /Marco from http://www.consumertop.com/best-monitor-guide/ Reply
  • Daniel Egger - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    Damn, those are some really horrible product images. Vignetting, unsharp, terrible lighting, barrel distortion... With such a terrible article opening I'm not even interested in reading the rest of the article. Reply
  • shaolin95 - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    You know, as a photography fan, I try not to be picky about articles but damn you are right, this is extremely bad photography! Reply
  • ingwe - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    It is not great. I would have really appreciated something better. But let's not be too harsh. Reply
  • ws3 - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    With which Android phone were these photos taken? Reply
  • abhaxus - Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - link

    Don't think the Sony NEX-6 is an android phone. Attempt at troll failed. Reply
  • cheinonen - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    Yes, my main photography location has been overrun by wrapped presents at this point, so I had to choose somewhere else. I also just switched my camera from JPEG to RAW (NEX-6 with 16-50 lens) and by the time I noticed the lack of any lens correction with RAW, the originals were deleted. I've added Lightroom and Photoshop since then, as well as a prime lens, and so I'll retake these images when I get a chance to avoid them distracting. Reply
  • shaolin95 - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    haahah only because you got a great camera I forgive you (I love my NEX-6) and indeed when I looked at it quickly thought of my RAW images before DXO 9 since that lens requires heavy correction indeed. :) Reply

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