Lenovo G25-10 Gaming Monitor Review: 144 Hz on a Budget

Solid performance, color accuracy and a low price

Lenovo G25-10
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Uncalibrated – Maximum Backlight Level

The G25-10 is very bright in SDR mode with over 443 nits peak measured from our sample. That’s more than enough light for any indoor or outdoor environment. The backlight has a narrow adjustment range and can only go down to 108 nits. That’s too bright for use in total darkness. You’ll want some room light even at the minimum brightness setting to offset the image and prevent eye fatigue.

Black levels are commensurate with the high light output value, and the resulting contrast beats our standard of 1000:1. Any IPS or TN panel should be above this number, and as you can see, some of the latest IPS screens are raising the bar. The G25-10 has a satisfying contrast level, just not a record-breaking one.

After Calibration to 200 nits

Calibration reduces contrast slightly but not enough to negatively impact the image. The G25-10 finishes last, but that is because this is a strong group. For the price, it offers decent contrast.

ANSI contrast stays solid at a slightly higher value than the static result, so there are no complaints here. The grid polarizer is properly fitted, and the G25-10 is built with good quality control.

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.