Titan Army P27A2R 180 Hz gaming monitor review: No frills value and performance

27-inch QHD IPS panel with 180 Hz, Adaptive-Sync, wide gamut color and a very low price.

Titan Army PA27A2R
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It’s easy to get spoiled by high-end gaming displays, especially with OLEDs becoming more common. However, though that technology delivers incredible imagery and performance, it will still cost you the price of two gaming consoles to put a 27-inch QHD OLED on your desktop. There are plenty of less expensive alternatives, though, and at the bottom of the price scale is Titan Army’s P27A2R. It isn’t at the bottom of the performance scale and it definitely delivers a lot for the money.

With 180 Hz, flawless Adaptive-Sync and a precisely tuned overdrive, the P27A2R showed me superb gameplay. There was no visible motion blur at 180fps, and input lag proved to be perceptually nonexistent. In that regard, it is nearly equal to an OLED, for a quarter the price.

The image has no real flaws either when compared to other IPS screens. Contrast is around 1,200:1 – above the industry average. Color accuracy is there right out of the box. The P27A2R has no visible grayscale, gamma or color errors. And it covers almost 92% of DCI-P3 which is also above average for wide gamut displays. The only bummer is that there’s no HDR.

If you really need USB ports or internal speakers, the P27A2R doesn’t have them. And the OSD’s joystick navigation is needlessly fiddly. But these things don’t diminish the gaming experience. Everything you need for satisfying play, or any other task, is there. In the budget monitor realm, Titan Army is making a superb effort. If you need a high-performing gaming display and you’re down to the last $200 of your budget, be sure to put it on your shortlist.

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Christian Eberle
Contributing Editor

Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors. Christian began his obsession with tech when he built his first PC in 1991, a 286 running DOS 3.0 at a blazing 12MHz. In 2006, he undertook training from the Imaging Science Foundation in video calibration and testing and thus started a passion for precise imaging that persists to this day. He is also a professional musician with a degree from the New England Conservatory as a classical bassoonist which he used to good effect as a performer with the West Point Army Band from 1987 to 2013. He enjoys watching movies and listening to high-end audio in his custom-built home theater and can be seen riding trails near his home on a race-ready ICE VTX recumbent trike. Christian enjoys the endless summer in Florida where he lives with his wife and Chihuahua and plays with orchestras around the state.

  • cknobman
    Thank you for reviewing something closer to the price range regular shoppers are looking at.
    I mean looks pretty darn decent for only $200.