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Two 240Hz gaming monitors tested - review

Two 240Hz gaming monitors tested – review

  • Lenovo Legion Y25-25
  • Samsung Odyssey G4

Summarization

According to the manufacturer, the Lenovo Legion Y25-25 should be able to evoke 1ms response times on its 240Hz screen. We don’t make it, but the integrated Full HD display is fast and has a great screen in the most used sRGB color space. This is also the only color space supported: the monitor does not offer many extras. The HDR option is really unusable: the brightness is not enough for gaming with HDR. If you like the design, you can buy the monitor, but remember that there are better monitors for less.

Summarization

Samsung made a small 25-inch Odeyssey G4 gaming monitor for gamers. It has a special design on the back, but on the front it is very elegant, except for the crazy fake speakers. Image quality is very reasonable, although uniformity could be improved. What’s better is you are limited by the standard sRGB color space. HDR reproduction is almost usable, but of course it has a 240Hz refresh rate and fast response times. The latter is perfectly fine with the G4: all transitions drop below 4ms, overshoot becomes very high in only a few cases, the screen is cheaper than many competitors and offers extensive adjustment options.

Not so long ago, manufacturers proudly announced their first monitors with a 240Hz panel It was. We are now about five years later and 240Hz is no longer a feature to make too much fuss in your press releases. However, something more important has changed for consumers: prices for 240Hz screens have almost halved. This means that you can actually buy a 25-inch monitor with a 240Hz HD panel for 250 to 270 euros.

The two screens we’re looking at here are Lenovo Legion Y25-25 and the Samsung 25″ Odyssey G4The resounding name is LS25BG400EUXEN. You can currently buy a Lenovo monitor from €270 and the G4 will cost you around €260. For this money, you can buy a 25-inch IPS screen in either case, of course, with a refresh rate of 240 Hz. Both monitors support AMD’s FreeSync technology and are G-Sync compatible, so images appear accurately on your screen even if your video card can’t handle 240Hz. The minimum frame rate for Legion is 44 Hz and for Samsung it is 48 Hz; This means that the monitors’ variable frame rate range is nice and large.

Regarding their specifications, the screens rarely differ from each other. Their price is almost the same, so where are the differences? We compare the two fast monitors and put them next to monitors from other manufacturers with fairly high refresh rates. We haven’t yet tested many 240Hz screens, but Legion and Odyssey show that these screens are getting more and more intuitive.

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