Monitors

Over the past few years GIGABYTE has expanded to a variety of new businesses. The company started to offer memory modules, SSDs, mice, keyboards, and a lot of other gear aimed at gamers. This year GIGABYTE enters the market of gaming displays with a rather interesting offering: the Aorus AD27QD. The 27-inch monitor combines a 8-bit panel with a 10-bit scaler, and a 144 Hz IPS QHD panel with a plethora of features aimed at gamers, including FreeSync. The monitor also has its own active noise cancellation too. GIGABYTE’s Aorus AD27QD features a very unusual chassis and stand that look like Martian invaders from Herbert Wells’ “War of the Worlds” or similar creatures from Valve’s Half-Life 2. Equipped with four programmable RGB bars on the...

Nixeus NX-VUE27D : A 27" $450 WQHD (2560x1440) IPS LED DP-Only Monitor

In August 2012, Nixeus launched the VUE27, a 27" WQHD (2560x1440) S-IPS LED monitor with a $430 price tag. However, the high demand led to a backlog and the...

30 by Ganesh T S on 10/1/2013

NEC PA242W Monitor Review

What separates a professional grade monitor, like the NEC PA242W, from a similarly designed consumer display? You can easily go to Dell and find a 24”, 1920x1200 resolution display...

77 by Chris Heinonen on 9/27/2013

ASUS MX299Q Monitor Review

The panel does not make the monitor. As I saw in my last 21:9 monitor review, even if you have the exact same panel in two displays, a whole...

46 by Chris Heinonen on 9/23/2013

Lenovo Announces New ThinkVision LT2934z Panoramic Display

Along with their new ThinkPad Ultrabooks, Lenovo also announced their new LT2934z panoramic display today in Berlin, Germany prior to the start of IFA. This is a 29” 21:9...

16 by Jarred Walton on 9/3/2013

Monoprice Zero-G Slim 27" IPS Monitor Review

We’ve almost all bought things from Monoprice -- most likely some cables, maybe printer toner, perhaps some speakers. They certainly come to mind for those products, but until recently...

79 by Chris Heinonen on 8/26/2013

Nixeus VUE 30: 30" 2560x1600 IPS Monitor Review

Over the past 18 months, we’ve all been happy to watch as the price of 27” 1440p monitors has steadily fallen. With cheaper import panels becoming available, the cost...

95 by Chris Heinonen on 8/20/2013

ASUS PQ321Q UltraHD Monitor Review: Living with a 31.5-inch 4K Desktop Display

Many consider me to be a 4K hater. The past few trade shows I’ve attended have been pushing it on consumers to replace their TVs, but I see less...

166 by Chris Heinonen on 7/23/2013

ASUS PQ321Q First Look

Beyond monitor reviews for AnandTech, I do reviews of TVs and Projectors for a number of sites. Ever since Sony launched their VPL-HW1000 4K projector at CEDIA in 2011...

28 by Chris Heinonen on 7/13/2013

BenQ XL2720T Gaming Monitor Reviewed

On the very first monitor review I did for AnandTech, I skipped over the input lag tests. I didn’t have a CRT I could use for a reference, and...

79 by Chris Heinonen on 6/17/2013

Nixeus NX-VUE30 30" : A $699 WQXGA (2560x1600) IPS Monitor

Updated: The article's title has been updated at 9:45 PM on 28th May, 2013 to reflect the fact that the monitor has a CCFL backlight. Apologies for the confusion. In...

25 by Ganesh T S on 5/28/2013

Dell U3014 LCD Review

In the last year, 27” 1440p displays went from being really high end in the monitor food chain to becoming close to commodity items that you buy off EBay...

84 by Chris Heinonen on 4/15/2013

LG 29EA93 Monitor Review - Rev. 1.25

Last year I reviewed the LG 29EA93 monitor before its scheduled US release date. As someone that thinks there is a good market for ultrawide displays, the 21:9...

110 by Chris Heinonen on 2/12/2013

Acer T232HL - Touch Comes to the Desktop

Windows 8 has brought about its shift in how we use our computers and its focus on having a more unified experience for phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop PCs...

66 by Chris Heinonen on 2/6/2013

LG 29EA93 Ultrawide Display - Rev. 1.09

When migrating away from 4:3 screens for home video, the 16:9 aspect ratio was chosen as a compromise between all the common formats at the time. For many film...

91 by Chris Heinonen on 12/11/2012

AOC's i2367fh: Thin, "Virtually Borderless", and IPS

We've been waiting for affordable LCDs to start showing some clear improvements in performance, quality, features, and design for a while. AOC has potentially done exactly that with their...

44 by Jarred Walton on 11/20/2012

ASUS PB278Q Review: An IPS Competitor Emerges

Every 27” panel that I have reviewed this year has had two things in common: the panel was IPS based, and it was made by LG. The vast majority...

55 by Chris Heinonen on 11/19/2012

Dell U2713HM - Unbeatable performance out of the box

When you look at the 27” panels on the market today, they virtually all use a panel from LG. Samsung has their own PLS panels, but otherwise almost everyone...

100 by Chris Heinonen on 10/4/2012

Nixeus NX-VUE27 27" Monitor: High Resolution for the Masses

The price model for 27” IPS displays has been turned on its head recently by imported models from Korea that you can buy on eBay. Selling for as little...

66 by Chris Heinonen on 9/20/2012

HP 2311xi IPS Monitor

HP managed to make the right choices with their 27” ZR2740w monitor, hitting a reasonable price point without sacrificing quality. Now HP has introduced their 2311xi monitor, a 23&rdquo...

68 by Chris Heinonen on 8/13/2012

ASUS PA246Q 24" ProArt Monitor: No Adjustments Needed?

Our monitor reviews frequently go into a lot of depth about the results before and after calibration, but for many users this won’t matter, as they aren’t going to...

52 by Chris Heinonen on 7/2/2012

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