Burst for Three Hundred Balls – Round-up

Burst for Three Hundred Balls - Round-up

  • Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ3A
  • Dell G2724D
  • MSI G272QPF
  • LG Ultra Gear 27GR75Q-B
  • Samsung Odyssey 27AG500PP


Compared to many competitors with a 27-inch IPS panel and WQHD resolution in this price range, the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ3A has a slightly higher refresh rate of 180Hz. Thanks to a good overdrive adjustment, the motion picture looks sharp, with almost no overdrive. “It also has an excellent built-in motion blur reduction function that works with FreeSync. Unfortunately, the brightness of the screen does not last, especially when using MBR. When the screen reduces its color gamut to standard sRGB, color reproduction is not nearly as good as in Display mode P3. In addition, ASUS has provided a height-adjustable base.


The Dell G2724D is a great 27-inch WQHD gaming monitor with an IPS panel that doesn’t cost much. The screen impresses with excellent color modulation, a wide brightness range and good overdrive adjustment, offering a nice balance between speed and little ‘overshoot. The lack of a motion blur reduction function is unfortunate. Our test sample also had average uniformity. Dell wins the points again With a practical, no-nonsense design with its own built-in power supply, eco-friendly packaging without Styrofoam and the inclusion of a USB-C to DisplayPort cable, so you can also connect your laptop without the need for an additional purchase.


The MSI G272QPF is a relatively affordable 27-inch IPS gaming monitor with a WQHD resolution, which promises to offer a bit more than the competition in this price segment with a 170Hz refresh rate and P3 wide color gamut. According to our tests, the screen also has relatively good contrast, with the uniformity of the tested sample also being excellent. Unfortunately, color reproduction in both sRGB and Display P3 modes is not as good as some other monitors for this amount, and MSI can also work on Increased speed adjustment, because no mode provides as good a balance between speed and overdrive as with other monitors we’ve tested.


The LG UltraGear 27GR75Q-B is one of the cheaper gaming monitors with a 27-inch WQHD IPS panel, but you can’t tell: the look is a little more luxurious than competitors, and very comparable to LG’s more expensive UltraGear monitors. The design isn’t equally practical everywhere, the screen can’t rotate back and forth, the cord is very short, and when it comes to response times, the test results are excellent, although the screen suffers a bit more at lower refresh rates. Color reproduction has been tweaked less accurately, and it’s also unfortunate that contrast is rather low, which might be even better for an IPS display.


The Odyssey G50A (27AG500PP) is one of the cheapest monitors in Samsung’s gaming series, and is equipped with a 27-inch IPS panel with WQHD resolution. As shown by our tests, the screen has excellent color reproduction and can also be very bright, although just like with other screens in this price range, this does not mean that the HDR screen is good either, and it is typical for Samsung screens that the overclocking It’s not adjustable when using FreeSync, so response times are relatively slow, and it’s also unfortunate that the base is somewhat wobbly, as horizontal viewing angles are relatively limited for an IPS screen and you can’t see the edges of the screen properly when viewing it from the front.

With Christmas just around the corner, you may be looking for some relaxation. Gaming monitors have become much cheaper in recent years. For less than €300, you can now put a gorgeous 27-inch WQHD IPS monitor on your desk, well suited for gaming thanks to its 165Hz refresh rate. Five years ago, you could choose between HD or High Refresh. The average price of a WQHD gaming monitor at the time still cost around 500 euros.

If you now have a Full HD (smaller) screen, the WQHD version is a definite upgrade. With 2560 x 1440 pixels, this screen has 70 percent more pixels, which suddenly makes the game world look less grainy. This of course also depends on your GPU, but with a mid-range model like the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT, WQHD gaming is now a possible option, although you won’t be able to hit the maximum screen refresh rate in the latest titles. . For desktop work, the 27-inch WQHD monitor is also more enjoyable to use than the Full HD panel. You have a much better overview and can place multiple windows next to each other without crowding, and you’ll have to scroll less thanks to the higher vertical resolution screen.

Five monitors were tested

Our Pricewatch has approximately 150 displays with a diagonal of 27 inches, a refresh rate of 165 Hz or more and a WQHD resolution. Even the cheapest monitors cost less than €200, but they are generally VA panel-based monitors. Higher contrast compared to IPS technology, but response times are often not as good, and this is especially important for gaming monitors, as a panel that does not respond quickly enough will display fast movements less sharply.

This fall, several manufacturers asked us if we’d like to test their new 27-inch IPS gaming monitor, which led to this comparison test of five monitors. All displays have been on sale since this summer. “They’re all written to sell for less than €300. As mentioned in the comments below the video for this article, prices have changed since then, so that some monitors now cost a bit more. LG has introduced the UltraGear 27GR75Q- B, a more affordable successor For the popular UltraGear 27GP850-B, which can regularly be found for less than € 250. The MSI G272QPF recently cost € 259, but its price has now risen to € 303. This makes it not the most expensive of the bunch, given current prices: This is the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ3A, which now costs around 308 euros, and the list is completed by the Samsung Odyssey G50A (27AG500PP) at 279 euros and the Dell G2724D at 278 euros.

Between €200 and €300, you have many options in addition to these five if you’re looking for a 27-inch WQHD IPS gaming monitor, including older models from the manufacturers in this article. We have tested several models so we can include them in the comparison. Based on the test results, you get a great display with a screen in the 300 Euro category, but spending more is not always meaningless, the more expensive options sometimes offer a higher refresh rate of 240 Hz or more. , often has a more comprehensive feature set with RGB lighting and a USB hub, and has much better HDR support.

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