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BenQ BL3200PT Review: A 32-Inch AMVA Monitor At 2560x1440
Aug 26, 2014 - in Reviews
The extra pixel density of a 27-inch monitor sporting a native 2560x1440 resolution can make small text difficult to read. BenQ solves the problem by adding five extra inches to its BL3200PT. Today we test this jumbo 32-inch AMVA-based panel in our lab.
Samsung PN51F8500 Review: A 51-Inch Plasma HDTV With SmartHub
Aug 20, 2014 - in Reviews
Only two companies still make plasma TVs, so we’re excited to check out Samsung’s latest, the PN51F8500. It boasts 3D, SmartHub 2.0, and superb image quality. In the vast ocean of LCD televisions, it’s a compelling choice. Our lab results show you why.
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27-inch G-Sync Monitor Review
Aug 11, 2014 - in Reviews
We’ve been waiting to experience the wonders of G-Sync for months, and Asus is the first company to deliver a finished product. Its ROG Swift PG278Q is a 27-inch QHD TN-based display with G-Sync, 144 Hz operation, and ULMB, a new blur-reduction feature.
BenQ PG2401PT, 24-inch Color Accurate Monitor Review
Aug 6, 2014 - in Reviews
Photographers and printing pros look for the ultimate accuracy when they choose a monitor. BenQ answers the call with its 24-inch PG2401PT IPS display. It’s industry-certified for color accuracy, even without calibration. Today, we put it to the test.
LG 34UM95 34-Inch Ultra-Wide QHD Monitor Review
Jul 25, 2014 - in Reviews
When we looked at 29-inch ultra-wide displays last year, we asked for greater size and more pixels. LG answers that request with its 34UM95, a 34-inch panel with a resolution of 3440x1440. Today we run it through our performance and usability analysis.
Overlord Tempest X270OC, 27" 120 Hz IPS Gaming Monitor Review
Jul 17, 2014 - in Reviews
After many reader requests to review Overlord’s 120 Hz 27-inch QHD monitor, we finally got a brand new X270OC in our labs. It’s the only IPS screen we know of that can exceed a 60 Hz refresh rate. We run it through our benchmark and usability test suite.
AOC G2460PQU 24-inch 144 Hz Gaming Monitor Review
Jul 10, 2014 - in Reviews
Not many monitors can run at 144 Hz, but AOC is adding to your list of choices with its G2460PQU 24-inch TN-based screen. We’ve already tested similar displays from Asus and BenQ. Can AOC match their speed and performance at a roughly $250 price point?
BenQ RL2460HT 24-Inch Monitor Review: Is Gaming Good At 60 Hz?
Jun 30, 2014 - in Reviews
Does a true gaming monitor need to have a 120 or 144 Hz refresh rate? BenQ’s RL2460HT offers plenty of features that cater to enthusiasts, but it tops out at 60 Hz. Can those extra capabilities compensate, or should you continue your search elsewhere?
NEC PA272W 27-Inch Monitor Review: Accuracy And Flexibility
Jun 12, 2014 - in Reviews
We’ve reviewed a lot of professional-class monitors, NEC's PA272W may be the most accurate and capable one ever to hit the Tom's Hardware lab. At almost $1300, it’s expensive for a 27-inch QHD screen. But there are features here you won’t find elsewhere.
BenQ XL2720Z Monitor Review: A 27-Inch, 144 Hz Gaming Display
May 30, 2014 - in Reviews
Many displays are marketed as gaming monitors. But only a tiny handful operate at refresh rates greater than 60 Hz. The BenQ XL2720Z sails along at 144 Hz and offers many gaming-specific features. Today we run it through our benchmark suite.
Asus PB287Q 28-Inch 4K Monitor Review: Ultra HD For $650
May 27, 2014 - in Reviews
We've seen plenty of buzz about the beauty of gaming at 3840x2160. Up until now, though, that meant spending several grand on a 4K monitor. Asus drives the price down to $650 with its 28-inch PB287Q. But are there sacrifices made in the process?
NEC EA274WMi Monitor Review: Eco-Friendly At 2560x1440
May 14, 2014 - in Reviews
The high pixel density of a 27-inch QHD monitor is fast becoming the desktop standard for power users. But prices are stalled in the $600 to $800 range. Today we check out NEC’s entry, the EA274WMi. Our hands-on review reveals what you get for your money.
ViewSonic VP2772 27-Inch QHD Professional Monitor Review
Apr 30, 2014 - in Reviews
Today we’re testing the latest addition to ViewSonic's professional monitor line, the VP2772. This 27-inch screen offers QHD resolution; Adobe RGB and sRGB color gamuts; and 10-bit color with a 14-bit LUT. We see if its performance and specs match up.
Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor: The $1300 UP2414Q
Apr 18, 2014 - in Reviews
Dell now offers three Ultra HD monitors for your consideration. We tested the 32-inch UP3214Q last month. Today, we’re looking at the 24-inch UP2414Q. Despite its smaller size, this is still a $1000+ display. Can Dell make the trade-off worthwhile?
Toshiba 65L9300U: A 4K HDTV With HDMI 2.0 Support
Apr 3, 2014 - in Reviews
With Ultra HD monitors becoming more prolific, we thought it was time to check out a 4K HDTV. Toshiba sent us its 65-inch L9300U LED panel. This TV offers 3D and cloud features in addition to a high pixel count. We put it through its paces in this review.
Do It Like Tom's: Calibrating Your Monitor With CalMAN RGB
Mar 19, 2014 - in Reviews
A while back, we introduced you to display calibration with Datacolor's Sypder4Elite. Today we look at CalMAN RGB, which is the other major calibration solution. With extensive meter and pattern source support, it’s positioned as a professional’s tool.
Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor Review: UP3214Q At $3500
Mar 7, 2014 - in Reviews
When it comes to monitor technology, 3840x2160 is the most bleeding-edge resolution. We recently reviewed Asus' PQ321Q and found it to be a solid performer. Today we test an alternative from Dell, the UP3214Q. Let’s see what you get for nearly $3500.
Samsung S27B971D 27-Inch QHD Monitor, Reviewed
Feb 19, 2014 - in Reviews
Samsung's S27B971D is a refreshed flagship 27-inch QHD monitor selling for $200 less than last-gen's model. It certainly looks impressive on paper, with its factory calibration and internal look-up table capability. Does it measure up in our lab, though?
Toshiba 50L7300U Review: A 50-Inch LED HDTV With Wi-Fi
Feb 5, 2014 - in Reviews
You've seen us dramatically increase our display coverage over the last year, and now we're reviewing HDTVs too. Our first screen is Toshiba’s 50-inch L7300U Cloud TV with Wi-Fi. We run it through our lab and usability tests to see how it measures up.
Asus PQ321Q 4K Monitor Review: Top-Shelf Ultra HD For $3500
Jan 23, 2014 - in Reviews
We recently got our hands on Asus’ highest-end Ultra HD-capable screen. The PQ321Q offers a native resolution of 3840x2160; and those 8.3 million pixels don’t come cheap. Our real-world and lab testing will tell you if this 4K display is worth $3500.
Dell P2714T 27-Inch Touchscreen Monitor, Reviewed
Jan 8, 2014 - in Reviews
If you're looking for the tablet-like experience on your desktop PC, Dell's P2714T could be the answer. This 27-inch multi-touch screen offers FHD resolution and sleek design at a high price point. But does its performance stack up in our lab tests?
AOC E1659FWU And GeChic On-Lap 1502I: Portable Monitors, To Go
Jan 2, 2014 - in Reviews
AOC and GeChic recently introduced a pair of portable, USB-powered displays. GeChic’s On-Lap 1502I boasts a 1920x1080 resolution and 10-point multi-touch. AOC’s E1659FWU delivers simplicity and a low price. We compare their display performance today.
G-Sync Technology Preview: Quite Literally A Game Changer
Dec 12, 2013 - in Reviews
You've forever faced this dilemma: disable V-sync and live with image tearing, or turn V-sync on and tolerate the annoying stutter and lag? Nvidia promises to make that question obsolete with a variable refresh rate technology we're previewing today.
NEC V801 Review: Benchmarking A Massive 80-Inch Monitor
Dec 9, 2013 - in Reviews
As you may have noticed, we've really ramped up our display coverage. Today, we have the pleasure of reviewing NEC's 80-inch V801. Is it a monitor, an HDTV, or both? We tax this beast with our benchmark suite and a load of movies to find the answer.
Planar 27" QHD Monitor Review: Clarity Like We've Never Seen
Nov 25, 2013 - in Reviews
Planar sent over its newest QHD screen, the 27" PXL2790MW. This is the sharpest display we’ve ever seen, and one of the most accurate. With high-end styling and a 2560x1440 native resolution, it introduces a sense of luxury to the business class.
Asus ProArt PQ279Q Monitor Review: 27-Inch, Wide-Gamut, QHD
Nov 14, 2013 - in Reviews
Are you looking for a monitor that does it all? Your search may just end with the Asus PA279Q. Wide-gamut, USB 3.0, and color management are only a few of its features. We bring one into our lab to see if it performs at the level of its $850 price tag.
NEC EA294WMi 29" Monitor Review: 21:9 At Twice The Price
Oct 29, 2013 - in Reviews
Last month, we reviewed AOC’s Q2963PM ultra-wide monitor at 2560x1080. Based on the same LG panel, NEC brings us its EA294WMi. Selling for almost twice as much, does this screen offer two times the performance and features? Our tests give you the answer.
Asus VG248QE: A 24-Inch, 144 Hz Gaming Monitor Under $300
Oct 2, 2013 - in Reviews
Every performance-oriented gaming rig needs a speedy display to keep up with cutting-edge GPUs. Asus delivers up to 144 Hz with its VG248QE 24-inch TN-based monitor. Is its display performance as impressive as the company's sub-$300 price tag?
Gaming At 3840x2160: Is Your PC Ready For A 4K Display?
Sep 19, 2013 - in Reviews
We got our hands on Asus' PQ321Q Ultra HD display with a resolution of 3840x2160. Anxious to game on it, we pulled out our GeForce GTX Titan, 780, and 770 cards for a high-quality romp through seven of our favorite titles. What do you need to game at 4K?
HP EliteDisplay E271i Review: Solid Performance From A 27" Screen
Sep 10, 2013 - in Reviews
Can a business-class monitor work well for the entertainment-oriented? We discover the answer is yes if you’re using HP’s new EliteDisplay E271i 27-inch AH-IPS screen. Not only does it perform well, but it also offers some unique features and great value.