If you've been gaming at 1080p (opens in new tab)but have been waiting for the right moment to move to 1440p, the best tech deal (opens in new tab)on the HP 27xq is just the ticket. The 27-inch gaming monitor is now on sale at Newegg for $279.99 (opens in new tab), $70 off its original price.
The 27xq comes with a TN screen with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms (GTG) response time with AMD FreeSync (opens in new tab), meaning it has similar specs to some of the best gaming monitors (opens in new tab).
HP 27xq: was $349.99, now $279.99 @ Newegg (opens in new tab)
This has the perfect size and combination of features to be a great gaming monitor. It's a 27-incher at 1440p resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms (GTG) response time and FreeSync. That means it's a great fit for competitive gaming and will offer sharper images than a FHD display.
The HP 27xq's panel comes with an anti-glare and anti-static treatment to reduce eye strain during your gaming sessions. The monitor also has a high maximum brightness level of 350 nits. With TN, you won't get the same high contrast levels as you might with VA (opens in new tab); the 27xq's contrast ratio is just typical at 1,000:1.
The monitor supports tilt, pivot, swivel and height adjustments. There's also a standard 100mm VESA mount behind the monitor, so you can install it on your monitor arm if you wish. The display outputs are a bit limited, but enough for everyday usage. There's an HDMI 2.0 port and one DisplayPort 1.2 output.
For more help, check out the PC Monitor Buying Guide (opens in new tab). And if QHD isn't enough for you, visit our Best 4K Gaming Monitors (opens in new tab) page.