To compare the Omen 27u’s performance, I’ve gathered Ultra HD displays ranging from 27 to 32 inches in size. All are edge backlight IPS panels running at 144 Hz. We have Philips’ 329M1RV, the Eve Spectrum D03, Asus’ VG28U, Acer's XV282K and LG’s 27GN950.
Pixel Response and Input Lag
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The Acer draws a full white field 1ms quicker than the rest. That gives it a slight edge in smoothness with a tad less motion blur. In practice, the difference is very small. The rest, including the Omen 27u, hit 7ms which is typical for a 144 Hz monitor.
Total input lag is right in the middle at 32ms. The LG is a standout here; one of the few 144 Hz monitors that is significantly quicker than 30ms. Gamers of average ability will have no problem enjoying play on the Omen 27u. It has similar levels of motion blur and responsiveness to its competition.
The Omen 27u has reasonable viewing angles with very little loss of brightness at 45 degrees to the side and a slight green tint. You can still see all the pattern steps clearly with no change in shadow detail. The top view is blue with a washed-out look, which is typical of the IPS category.
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My Omen 27u sample scored very well in the uniformity test with no visible hotspots, bleed or glow. The edge backlight kept things nice and smooth at all brightness levels and all colors when I viewed full-field patterns. There is no reason to expect issues with any example of this monitor.