Pixio PX248 Prime Review: Low Price, No Frills

Solid, affordable gaming performance

Pixio PX248 prime
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Viewing Angles

Pixio PX248 Prime

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Among IPS monitors, the PX248 Prime has better than average viewing angles with only a small reduction in brightness at 45 degrees to the sides. The green color shift is fairly obvious but no more so than any other IPS panel we’ve photographed. Detail remains well delineated with all steps visible. The top down view is slightly blue with a reduction in gamma and about 30% less brightness available.

Screen Uniformity

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Pixio PX248 Prime

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The PX248 Prime’s screen uniformity is nothing to complain about. 7.29% is one of the best scores we’ve recorded in this test. IPS panels have been known for bleed and glow issues, but we didn’t see that here. Both luminance and color looked perfectly uniform at all brightness levels and in all content.

Pixel Response & Input Lag

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The PX248 Prime is marketed at gamers because of its speed and video processing performance. On that score, it delivered just fine. Its 7ms response time is typical of all 144 Hz monitors regardless of resolution. The Cooler Master has an overclock feature that takes it to 200 Hz, so it runs a tad faster. In the input lag test, the PX248 Prime is slightly behind the other screens but a 6ms difference between first and last is pretty hard to spot. If you’re a casual or mainstream gamer you’ll likely see no issues while gaming. Motion was smooth during our testing with no stutter or tearing and almost no blur. Adaptive-Sync worked perfectly at all frame rates up to the 144 Hz maximum.

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.

  • NightHawkRMX
    Does seem like a good value. From experience, please do not cheap out and get TN. I regret it to be honest.