Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Despite the fact that the selection of a computer configuration when buying is almost always focused primarily on the power of individual systems and performance in general, it is obvious that in the end the user will have to watch any content on the monitor. That is why the visual component is sometimes even more important than the performance of electronics, especially when it comes to the work of professional designers and video makers.
The market offer of monitors is very large and replete with a variety of technologies, innovations and improvements. We decided to devote today's rating review to one of the most prominent categories of monitors – a device with a large 27-inch screen diagonally. Experts have selected the best models to date in three nominations – for gamers, for professional work with graphics, and optimal models in terms of price, quality and opportunities for general use.
- Rating of the best monitors ASUS
- The best 27-inch gaming monitors
- ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ
- Acer Predator X27bmiiphzx
- The best 27-inch monitors for graphics
- Eizo ColorEdge CG277
- HP DreamColor Z27x G2
- Lenovo ThinkVision X1
- Acer ProDesigner BM270bmiipphuzx
- The best 27-inch monitors in terms of price-performance ratio
- BenQ SW271
- NEC MultiSync EA275UHD
- BenQ PV270
- Acer Predator Z271Ubmiphzx
Rating of the best monitors ASUS
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best 27-inch gaming monitors||1||ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ||RUB 211,990|
|2||Acer Predator X27bmiiphzx||RUB 199,990|
|The best 27-inch monitors for graphics||1||Eizo ColorEdge CG277||RUB 178,735|
|2||HP DreamColor Z27x G2||RUB 150,990|
|3||Lenovo ThinkVision X1||RUB 137,215|
|4||Acer ProDesigner BM270bmiipphuzx||RUB 109 974|
|The best 27-inch monitors in terms of price-performance ratio||1||BenQ SW271||RUB 70 690|
|2||NEC MultiSync EA275UHD||70 270 RUB|
|3||BenQ PV270||RUB 53 260|
|4||Acer Predator Z271Ubmiphzx||RUB 54,610|
The best 27-inch gaming monitors
In the first category of the review, we will look at two outstanding models aimed at the passionate professional gamer. They are powerful machines with excellent performance and, as expected, very expensive. The first model is produced by the famous Taiwanese company ASUS, the second is a product of the engineering thought of the best specialists of another Taiwanese company Acer.
ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ
Let's take a look at the striking gaming model of the ASUS ROG Swift series widescreen monitor as the first in a gaming pair. By its appearance alone, this monitor leaves no doubts about its purpose and high class.
The manufacturer itself positions the model as 'the world's first monitor capable of displaying images in 4K UHD quality at 144 Hz'. Despite some controversy of this statement, this is still a gaming monitor of the highest level, and its outstanding parameters – work in the technical quality of 3840 × 2160 with a frequency of 144Hz completely correspond to reality. The response speed of the matrix is almost a record 4 ms, which is important for particularly intense gaming processes.
This model implements 'promoted' quantum dot technology, due to which the DCI-P3 standard is fully covered, maximizing color fidelity and smooth gradient transitions.
The monitor contains a sensor that records the intensity of the ambient light. Based on its results, the brightness parameters are automatically adjusted.
This model is fully compatible with such remarkable visual innovation of recent years as HDR, which reveals a richer spectrum of 'picture' brightness. In parallel, a wider coverage of shades is provided when compared to monitors that do not have this technology. Actually, this is one of the first monitors on the market to receive certification within the DisplayHDR1000 industry standard.
Perhaps one of the highest engineering achievements in this model is the implementation of flexible LED backlighting. In practice, it looks like this. The screen is divided into 384 conditional zones, the backlight of each of which is independently adjustable with the possibility of selective on and off. Thus, the possibilities of displaying contrasting colors, natural black, and achieving maximum realism of graphics are further expanded.
Also of great importance to the professional gamer is NVIDIA's G-SYNC ™ technology, which achieves precise synchronization of the frame rate of the graphics subsystem with the refresh rate of the screen itself. This technology takes on particular importance at maximum game settings.
With the use of built-in AuraSync technologies, light signature and LightSignal projection, the installation location of the monitor can be visually adjusted to the maximum for the individual style of space design.
In line with the 'ideology' of ROG gaming devices, the monitor's designers have also included a number of special features in the model that can be activated by pressing the GamePlus button.
- impressive appearance;
- a lot of possibilities for customization;
- 4K resolution;
- flexible adjustment of the matrix backlight;
- a set of special functions for video games.
- individual evaluative opinions.
Acer Predator X27bmiiphzx
And another striking monitor model for gamers in our rating is a representative of the Predator series of gaming devices manufactured Acer. In many respects, the model does not lag behind the previous one, while having some interesting personalities of its own.
Monitor dimensions – 630x575x375 mm, weight without packaging – 12.30 kg, power consumption – up to 71 W in operation. This model is equipped with a matrix of the same type as the previous one – IPS, has the same maximum resolution – 3840×2160 with an aspect ratio of 16 to 9 and exactly the same maximum refresh rate – 144Hz. Despite such similarities, these two models are by no means identical, and the second is noticeably inferior to the first in terms of functionality and capabilities. However, this difference is fairly offset by a more affordable price.
This monitor also implements HDR support, not as versatile as in the first case, but still there. The maximum screen brightness is 600 cd / sq. m. The response time of the matrix is just as fast – 4 ms.
IPS-matrix technology allows you to realize the maximum possible angles of comfortable viewing of the image without distortion – 178 ° in both directions. The maximum number of reproducible color tones is 16.7 million.
Let's talk a little more about the specifics of the frequency of changing the 'picture'. Progressive varies from 30 to 322 kHz, vertical – from 24 to 144 Hz.
The following interfaces are used to connect functional modules or the monitor itself: standard DisplayPort, two HDMI sockets, USB TypeA (4 pcs), USB TypeB (1 pc). There is also a 4-port USB 3.0 hub. The multimedia capabilities of the monitor are complemented by a pair of 8 W stereo speakers.
The position of the blade can be changed in height on the stand. The accessory kit contains special tools for mounting the display on a wall. The package also includes: power cables of various specifications (2 pcs), power supply, cable for DisplayPort, USB cable for a computer, a hook for fixing headphones, a cable routing device, a plate adapter for VESA brackets, screws (4 pcs), visors (hoods) light protection, installation and configuration manual, warranty booklet, booklet with recommendations for safe use, booklet in Arabic, report with the results of the calibration performed at the factory.
- high-quality matrix;
- high refresh rate;
- flawless color rendering;
- 4K resolution;
- not marked.
The best 27-inch monitors for graphics
In the second part of the rating, we will consider an expanded selection of monitors, which our experts have identified as the best for versatile work with graphics – graphic design, photo and video editing, and other similar purposes. We will pay attention to professional and semi-professional models of different price categories in order to maximally cover the consumer interest of our readers.
Eizo ColorEdge CG277
This collection of ratings opens with a professional graphics monitor series ColorEdge from the Japanese company Eizo, specializing in the production of professional monitors. This model was created specifically for professional photo processing, prepress preparation of printed products, high definition video processing and other professional purposes.
The linear dimensions of the monitor are 646x425x282mm, the weight without packaging is 12.80 kg. These dimensions contain an IPS-matrix with a maximum resolution of 2560×1440 and aspect ratios of 16 to 9. The refresh rate (frame) is limited to 71Hz. Pixel pitch in both directions corresponds to 0.2331 mm. The limiting image brightness is 300 cd / sq. meter. The contrast level is up to 1000 to 1. The matrix response time is 6 ms. Viewing angles are typical for IPS-type matrices, that is, the maximum – 178 ° vertically and horizontally. The matrix reproduces the widest range of shades – over a billion.
The refresh rate parameters are as follows: lowercase – from 15 to 89 kHz; personnel – from 23 to 71 Hz. The monitor is powered by a built-in power supply and consumes up to 99 W of power from the mains (in standby – no more than 0.7 W, in 'sleep' mode – no more than 0.5 W).
DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-D (HDCP) interfaces are used to connect the monitor. Other interfaces – two USB Type A sockets, one USB Type B, USB hub for two USB 2.0 ports.
The monitor provides the user with a wide and convenient toolkit for leveling the unevenness of the matrix backlight and calibrating the shades – for this purpose, the special software ColorNavigator is used. There is full built-in support for the Digital Uniformity Equalizer technology, due to which the maximum uniformity of brightness and saturation of the 'picture' across the entire screen area is achieved.
The mechanics of this model allows you to adjust the position of the blade in height on the stand, turn it 90 degrees. A wall mount kit with dimensions 100x100mm is available.
- realistic color rendering;
- flexible calibration;
- the presence of a light-protective hood;
- uniformity of brightness and saturation throughout the panel area.
- no pronounced disadvantages were noted.
HP DreamColor Z27x G2
The rating continues with a novelty of 2018 from Hewlett-Packard – the DreamColor Studio Display series. The main orientation of this series is aimed at the operation of the monitor by professional designers, specialists in the field of pre-printing preparation of printed publications, photo and video editors.
Device dimensions – 642x573x248 mm, weight without packaging – 12.10 kg. Powered by a built-in power supply with the following power consumption parameters: up to 65 W in intensive work, up to 0.5 W in standby. In special modes of increased intensity, power consumption can increase up to 160 watts.
The matrix parameters are as follows: maximum resolution – 2560×1440 with 16 to 9 proportions, technology – IPS, LED backlight without flicker (Flicker-Free technology), maximum frame refresh rate of the 'picture' – 60 Hz (minimum – 24 Hz). The pixel pitch in both directions is 0.2331 mm. The panel develops a brightness level of up to 250 cd / sq. meter and contrast up to 1500 to 1. The response time of the matrix is 10 ms. Viewing angles are typical for IPS technology, that is, the maximum possible – 178 degrees in both directions.
Like its predecessor, this monitor boasts outstanding color tone capabilities of over 1 billion and 100% sRGB coverage. The surface of the screen is provided with anti-static and anti-reflective coatings.
The monitor is connected via HDMI 2.0 inputs (2 connectors), two DisplayPort 1.2, a USB connector for video. Other interfaces: four USB Type A, one each USB Type B and Type-C, Ethernet. There is a USB hub for 4 interfaces, version 3.0. There are separate outputs for stereo audio.
The monitor complies with the Energy Star standard, has a built-in function to attenuate the harmful part of the blue spectrum, and provides the user with a wide range of tools for color calibration. There is a built-in colorimeter.
The mechanics of the monitor allow you to adjust its position in height on a stand or place it on the wall using a special mount of 100×100 mm.
The package of the device includes: power cable, cable for connection to DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI cable, USB Type-C, Type-B / Type-A and Type-C / Type-A cables, warranty card and documentation.
- 'honest' color rendering;
- 100% sRGB coverage;
- convenient positioning and adjustment;
- color calibration tools;
- wide range of interfaces.
- no pronounced shortcomings were noted.
Lenovo ThinkVision X1
This selection of the rating is continued by a monitor made by a famous Chinese company Lenovo. This device is also aimed at professional designers and photo editors, but its advanced capabilities add to the target audience also video editors working with 4K format.
Monitor dimensions – 615x491x270 mm, weight without packaging – 6.40 kg. Powered by an external power supply. Power consumption is significantly lower than that of all the models described above – up to 40 W in operation and no more than 0.5 W in standby and sleep.
This is the first monitor in this group that reproduces an image in 4K quality – a resolution of 3840×2160 with a proportion of 16 to 9. Matrix type – IPS with WLED backlighting. The pixel pitch in both directions is 0.16 mm. Brightness and contrast settings: 300 cd / sq. meter and 1300: 1 respectively. The response speed of the matrix is very high, almost at the level of the above described gaming monitors – 6 ms. The viewing areas are typical for IPS technology – 178 degrees in both directions. The signal bandwidth is 600 MHz.
To connect the monitor, two types of interfaces are used – DisplayPort and HDMI 1.4. Other interfaces: four USB Type A, one USB Type-C, USB hub for 4 USB 3.0 ports. There are headphone outputs. Multimedia capabilities are complemented by a pair of 3W stereo speakers, microphone and built-in webcam.
Устройство соответствует целому ряду стандартов: энергетическому Energy Star 7.0, экологическим MPR-II и TCO 7.0 и Plug&Play: VESA DDC2B/CI.
The package includes a kit for mounting the monitor on a wall with a size of 100×100 mm.
- flawless image without distortion and deliberate 'enhancements';
- 4K resolution;
- environmental friendliness and efficiency.
- some users have questions about build quality and sustainability.
Acer ProDesigner BM270bmiipphuzx
The most inexpensive model in this group, which, despite the price, has very impressive characteristics, rounds off the selection of the rating of professional monitors for working with graphics.
The dimensions of this model are 614x439x202 mm, net weight is 8.98 kg. In operation, it consumes up to 67 W of power from the power grid, no more than 0.31 W in standby and no more than 0.27 W in sleep mode.
In full accordance with the above-described solution, this monitor is capable of displaying images in 4K 3840×2160 resolution with aspect ratios of 16 to 9. Matrix type – IPS with LED-backlit, suppressing flicker (Flicker-Free). The frame-by-frame rate of change of the image reaches 60 Hz (minimum – 40 Hz), horizontal frequency – minimum 30 and maximum 160 kHz. Brightness – up to 400 cd per sq. meter. Contrast level – up to 1 thousand. to 1, dynamic contrast ratio – 100 million to 1. The matrix response time is the highest in this collection – 4 ms, which corresponds to the level of top gaming monitors. The field of view is the same as in all the above models with IPS-matrices – 178 degrees in both directions.
The monitor covers 100% of the sRGB range, reproducing up to 16.7 million colors. There is support for an extended HDR range. There is a built-in function to suppress the harmful part of the blue spectrum. Convenient color calibration tools are provided.
The monitor is connected via HDMI 2.0 inputs (2 pcs), DisplayPort 1.2 (2 pcs). Other interfaces – four USB Type A, one USB Type-C, USB hub for 4 ports USB 3.1. Multimedia capabilities are complemented by a pair of 4W stereo speakers.
The positioning of the monitor allows you to adjust its position on the stand in height or to mount it on the wall using a special mount of 100×100 mm.
In addition to a professional focus for design work, this monitor has the characteristics and features that make it suitable for fully playing modern video games. In particular, we are talking about AMD FreeSync technology, which reduces screen tearing to zero and provides the most smooth gameplay with seamless visuals. What is also noteworthy is support for another innovation from AMD – Low Framerate Compensation, which makes it comfortable to play at FPS 30 or less. This is primarily manifested as an advantage in racing, first-person shooters and real-time strategies.
- HDR support;
- calibration tools;
- 4K resolution;
- minimum matrix response time;
- suitable for gamers.
- no pronounced shortcomings were noted.
The best 27-inch monitors in terms of price-performance ratio
The final selection in the ranking of the best 27-inch monitors according to the version is relatively inexpensive models that do not have a clearly defined specialization (gaming or design), but rather act as universal monitors for general use. Despite the striking difference in price, formally in terms of key characteristics, these models may not even be inferior to the above-described professional monitors, but you need to understand that the class of these devices is still lower, and other things being equal, they cannot compete with professional models.
Opening the latest collection of our ranking is a high-resolution widescreen monitor made by Taiwanese technology company BenQ.
Monitor dimensions – 614x505x213 mm, net weight – 9.30 kg. Powered by a built-in power supply with a consumption of 43 W in operation, and 0.5 W in sleep and standby modes.
This is the first of two models in this category, which is capable of reproducing images in high resolution 4K 3840×2160 with an aspect ratio of 16 to 9. A high-quality IPS-matrix has a built-in ability to suppress flicker with LED backlighting. The brightness of the image is achieved up to a level of 350 cd per square meter. meter. Contrast – 1000 to 1 (dynamic – 20 million to 1). The response (response) speed of the matrix is one of the highest here – 5 ms. Extended HDR range supported. Comfortable viewing angles without distortion are typical for IPS technology – 178 in both directions. The monitor is capable of 100% sRGB coverage with over 1 billion tones.
Two HDMI 2.0 ports and one DisplayPort 1.4 are used to connect the device. You can connect various peripheral and auxiliary devices via USB Type-C, Type B and Type A interfaces (there are two of the latter). There is a small but useful 2-port USB 3.1 hub. Standard headphone outputs are provided.
The functionality of the monitor includes convenient and effective tools for color calibration. The mechanics allows you to turn the canvas 90 degrees directly on the rack, position it in height or mount it on the wall (the mount is included in the package).
- high resolution (4K);
- almost the minimum possible response time;
- image quality;
- point complaints about the presence of light.
NEC MultiSync EA275UHD
This part of the rating is continued by another monitor supporting high resolution 4K, only this time made by NEC, a Japanese corporation well known to the mass consumer for its excellent quality computer technology and telecommunications equipment.
The dimensions of this model are 639x418x230mm, net weight is 9.10 kg. The power consumption level is up to 49W in operation and no more than 0.37W in standby. Устройство сертифицировано в рамках важнейших стандартов: экологических TCO 6.0 и MPR-II, энергетических VESA DPMS и Energy Star 6.0, Plug&Play.
As mentioned above, the monitor is capable of reproducing images in 3840×2160 resolution with 16 to 9. Matrix type – IPS, or more precisely, its modification is AH-IPS. A fairly high limiting frame rate is supported – 75Hz (minimum – 30Hz, lowercase – from 32 to 135 kHz). The brightness property of the screen is 350 cd per square meter. meter. The distribution of points in both directions occurs with a step of 0.16mm. The contrast parameter is equal to the same parameter of the previous model – 1000 to 1. The matrix recall speed is 6ms. Fields of view are typical for IPS technology and are equal to 178 degrees in both directions. The monitor is capable of reproducing over a billion tones.
The monitor is connected to a computer through three interfaces to choose from – DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0 or DVI-D (HDCP). There are stereo audio outputs. Interfaces for connecting auxiliary peripherals: three USB ports of the TypeA standard, one TypeB. There is a three-port USB 3.0 hub. Multimedia capabilities are complemented by a pair of stereo speakers.
The functionality of the monitor also includes presence and lighting sensors, a set of tools for color calibration.
The mechanics of the monitor allow you to freely position the canvas on the stand in height, fix the monitor on the wall using a special fastening device 100×100 mm in size, rotate the panel on the stand by 90 degrees.
- flawless 'picture';
- high resolution (4K);
- energy efficiency;
- fast matrix response;
- build quality;
- almost complete absence of glow and flicker.
- rare complaints of uneven black.
The rating is continued by another monitor manufactured by the Taiwanese company BenQ, only of a different series and with significant differences in performance downward. The limited options are fairly offset by the significantly more affordable cost.
The dimensions of this model are 639x418x254mm, the net weight is extremely small compared to most of the solutions described above – only 7.80 kg. The monitor is powered by a built-in power supply with power consumption parameters of 73 W in operation and 0.5 W in standby and sleep modes.
This model, like all the above, is equipped with an IPS-type matrix with flicker-free LED backlighting. The maximum resolution is 2560×1440 with the aspect ratio of 16 to 9. The parameters of the image refresh rate are reflected in the horizontal frequency from 30 to 89 kHz and the vertical frequency in 50-76 Hz. The matrix points are distributed with a step of 0.233 mm in both directions. Image brightness – up to 250 cd per sq. meter, contrast – 1 thousand to 1. The response rate of the matrix is 5 ms. Viewing areas are typical for IPS technology (178 degrees vertically and horizontally). The monitor matrix covers 100% of the sRGB range with over a billion tones. The signal bandwidth is 300MHz.
The monitor is connected to a PC via Mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort, HDMI 1.4 or DVI-D (HDCP) to choose from. There is built-in support for MHL. There are headphone outputs. The set of interfaces for peripherals includes two ports USB TypeA, USB TypeB, two-port USB 3.0 standard. There is also a slot for reading memory cards.
The functionality of the monitor includes a light sensor and a set of tools for color calibration. The mechanics allows you to turn the canvas on the rack 90 degrees, adjust the height of the panel on the rack, or fix the panel on the wall.
- high-quality matrix;
- the ability to turn on the rack 90 degrees;
- fast matrix response;
- black level adjustment directly from the monitor;
- no glare or crystal effect.
- few observations of color temperature unevenness.
Acer Predator Z271Ubmiphzx
Completing this rating group, and at the same time our entire review, is the Predator series monitor manufactured by the company Acer. Given that the monitor belongs to the Predator series of gaming devices, there is a suspicion about the gaming 'specialization' of this monitor. This is partly true, but you need to understand that it cannot be put on a par with the top Gemer models described in the first nomination of our review.
The dimensions of this model are 614x512x269mm, the weight without packaging is just a little more than that of the previous model – 8.50 kg. Energy parameters: consumption up to 41W in operation and 0.5W each in sleep and standby modes. The model complies with the MPR-II environmental standard.
The matrix resolution of this monitor is 2560×1440 with 16 to 9. But in this particular case the type of the matrix itself becomes important. This is the only model in our entire review that uses a budget TN-matrix, which is characterized by significantly smaller viewing angles without distortion – 170 degrees horizontally and 160 vertically. Accordingly, the question arises how then this model can be playable. In this particular case, the developers partially compensated for the disadvantages of the viewing angles of the matrix with the curved shape of the panel and a number of other characteristics that command respect.
Of these properties, first of all, it is worth highlighting the unprecedented response speed of the matrix – 1 ms, the highest frame refresh rate at the level of top gaming models – 144 Hz, uniform WLED-backlighting. The brightness reaches 400 cd per square meter. meter. The points are distributed in 0.233 mm increments in both directions. Contrast – 1000 to 1. The matrix reproduces up to 16.7 million tones.
The monitor is connected via HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. Other interfaces – USB TypeA (4 pcs), USB TypeB, four-port USB 3.0 hub. The monitor has built-in fairly powerful stereo speakers of 7 W each.
The functionality of the monitor includes a variable refresh rate with the possibility of maximum increase in acceleration mode up to 165Hz, a set of tools for calibration. The panel is easily adjustable in height on a stand, or it can be mounted on the wall using a special device included in the kit.
- minimum response time;
- juicy colors;
- uniformity of shades;
- record refresh rate.
- TN-matrix with typical drawbacks regarding viewing angles.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.