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