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.
AOC Q2963PM Monitor Review: 2560x1080 Is A New Way To Play
Aug 25, 2013 - in Reviews
2560x1080 is an unusual resolution for a computer monitor. Does it change the way we work? We spent some time with AOC's new Q2963PM to find out. With some unique features on-board, we're more than curious to see what makes this radical new display tick.
HP ZR30w Versus DoubleSight DS-309W, 30-Inch Monitors, Tested
Jun 27, 2013 - in Reviews
With a steady stream of 27-inch QHD monitors coming through our lab, we thought we’d take a quick break and test two even bigger screens, the 30-inch, 16:10 aspect ratio HP ZR30w and DoubleSight DS-309W. How do these $1000+ stunners compare?
HP ZR2740w Versus Asus PB278Q: QHD 27" Monitors, Tested
May 16, 2013 - in Reviews
Until cutting-edge UHD (3840×2160) displays hit the mainstream, most enthusiasts have to be content with QHD monitors at 2560x1440 pixels. In the lab today, we have two more 27-inch QHD screens: the ZR2740w from HP and the PB278Q from Asus.
Auria EQ276W 27" IPS Monitor Review: QHD For $400
Apr 3, 2013 - in Reviews
Although QHD screens are nothing new, they remain atop the desktop monitor price ladder. Auria broke the $400 barrier with its new EQ276W 27” IPS panel. Today, we run it through our display benchmarks to see how it compares to far pricier competition.
GeChic On-Lap 2501M 15.6" Battery-Powered Monitor, Tested
Mar 27, 2013 - in Reviews
Do you ever wish you could watch video on something larger than a smartphone when you're on the road? GeChic thinks it has an answer with the On-Lap 2501M portable monitor. We benchmark the display to see if its performance matches its convenience.
VP2770-LED Vs. S27B970D: 27" Monitors At 2560x1440
Feb 13, 2013 - in Reviews
If you demand maximum pixel density and the highest resolution on your desktop PC, these 27-inch screens from ViewSonic and Samsung do not disappoint. Today, we put ViewSonic's VP2770-LED and Samsung's S27B970D to the test. Is QHD right for you?