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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There’s no doubt that gaming monitors have come a long way since 2013. That Asus VG248Q we mentioned earlier cost $400 and didn’t come with Adaptive-Sync. To add it required an additional $200 to purchase a G-Sync module which then had to be installed by the user.

Now, you can get that same performance for $230 from Lenovo. The G25-10 delivers a reliable 144 Hz, FreeSync & G-Sync and accurate color. HDR is there, although it won’t work along with Adaptive-Sync. That’s a bit of a bummer though HDR is still uncommon in value-priced FHD displays.

(Image credit: Lenovo)

If solid gaming performance is what you’re after, the G25-10 checks that box. Though it has a bit more input lag than some of the latest panels, it’s still quick enough to create a good experience. As casual players, we had no trouble ripping through enemies in our favorite first-person shooters. Skilled players will want to consider higher refresh rates. 240 Hz is not too hard to find but probably not for $230.

We were most impressed with the G25-10’s accurate color. Calibration is completely unnecessary for a visually perfect grayscale and color gamut. Our only complaint was a slightly off-the-mark gamma trace. Luminance levels in the brighter parts of the image are a little too dark, which removes some of that extra pop. Ultimately, we enjoyed looking at and playing on this value-priced Lenovo. And with solid build quality, you’ll be enjoying this monitor long-term

For budget-minded users looking for a competent gaming display in the 25-inch size, the Lenovo G25-10 is a great choice for just $230 at this writing. It leaves out a couple of things, but has everything needed for affordable gaming fun. Definitely check it out.

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.