Page 1:Planar PXL2790MW: Clarity, Performance, And Accuracy In QHD
Page 2:Packaging, Physical Layout, And Accessories
Page 3:OSD Setup And Calibration
Page 4:Measurement And Calibration Methodology: How We Test
Page 5:Results: Brightness And Contrast
Page 6:Results: Grayscale Tracking And Gamma Response
Page 7:Results: Color Gamut And Performance
Page 8:Results: Viewing Angle And Uniformity
Page 9:Results: Pixel Response And Input Lag
Page 10:Planar's PXL2790MW Gets Top Marks For Clarity And Performance
Planar's PXL2790MW Gets Top Marks For Clarity And Performance
Planar may not be the very first manufacturer you think of for mainstream computer displays, but the company does make a full line of screens to suit most computing needs. And if you get a chance to see the PXL2790MW in person, you will almost surely want to own one. Its clarity and sharpness are simply unparalleled, and with no tests to back that up, we hope you’ll take our word for it. The display delivers a truly compelling image. We’ve tested a few other screens that are nearly as accurate in color, grayscale, and gamma. But none offer the crisp picture that we enjoyed from Planar's PXL2790MW.
This monitor makes style a high priority; but don’t be fooled, its performance does not compromise. Planar's design process very specifically addressed the desire for a Retina-type screen available to the rank-and-file office warrior. While pricing remains premium, this is a monitor that will improve the look and feel of any desktop.
Planar has a reputation for its high-quality displays. Not only does the company make computer monitors, but it also sells large commercial screens and video wall products. One example is the Clarity Matrix system. These monitors have a thin 1/16” bezel that minimizes the separation between them in a video wall configuration. Seeing this system in operation at the recent CEDIA Expo was quite impressive. Planar is also an early adopter of 4K. Its 84-inch UHD touchscreen display is available now. Words can barely describe how stunning that screen looks in person. And a product we're hoping to test soon is Planar's 39-inch 4K monitor.
For the time being, though, we have a 27" monitor in front of us with a native 2560x1440 resolution, and we strongly recommend you consider a display like this for your desktop workstation. Unless you need the high refresh rate of a more gaming-oriented screen, Planar's PXL2790MW checks off all of our boxes for productivity and media. Its contrast is not the highest we’ve seen, but it is above-average. Top-tier gamma results elevate the image’s perceived contrast to a high level. For color and grayscale accuracy, it’s also one of the best. Those are all criteria that any discerning computer user should take seriously. This display has superb out-of-box accuracy, and if you want a great picture, simply replicate the settings we just published.
Anyone concerned about the readability of text at high resolutions has their solution in the PXL2790MW. We've been using this monitor for several weeks now, and not once have we messed with DPI scaling options in Windows or any other application. The output is just that sharp. Moreover, once you have the extra desktop real estate of a QHD screen, it's really hard to settle for FHD again, or any monitor smaller than 27" for that matter. With brightness to spare, you'll be hard-pressed to find a situation where the PXL2790MW doesn't look amazing.
Though Planar markets this display as a business-class product, we believe enthusiasts should take a serious look at the PXL2790MW as well.
- Planar PXL2790MW: Clarity, Performance, And Accuracy In QHD
- Packaging, Physical Layout, And Accessories
- OSD Setup And Calibration
- Measurement And Calibration Methodology: How We Test
- Results: Brightness And Contrast
- Results: Grayscale Tracking And Gamma Response
- Results: Color Gamut And Performance
- Results: Viewing Angle And Uniformity
- Results: Pixel Response And Input Lag
- Planar's PXL2790MW Gets Top Marks For Clarity And Performance