Pixio PX275C Prime Review: Style And Substance At An Attractive Price

Pixio’s PX275C Prime is a 27-inch IPS/QHD gaming monitor with 100 Hz, Adaptive-Sync and HDR.

Pixio PX275C Prime
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There is no shortage of choices for buyers interested in a 27-inch QHD/IPS gaming monitor. It represents the ideal balance between price and performance because it doesn’t have the hardware requirements of an Ultra HD screen. And it’s possible to get one that runs at 240 Hz. But these are premium displays. If you’re on a budget and in need of a more general use monitor, the Pixio PX275C Prime is a solid choice.

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Though 100 Hz is slower than the monitors I usually review, it proved more than adequate for fast-paced play. I managed good success in multiple games and had no problem racking up frags and advancing through levels. For a casual gamer like myself, the PX275CP is well qualified. Motion resolution was good, and I had little trouble keeping the frame rate at 100 fps. Adaptive-Sync prevented frame tears and input lag was low enough that I never noticed any hesitation. There is some room for improvement in the overdrive, but that is a minor point.

Image quality was also very good though I missed any extra impact from HDR content. I saw a tad more color saturation in some games, but contrast was no better. The SDR and HDR pictures looked essentially the same and color was reasonably saturated.

But these things are examples of the rounded corners I spoke of earlier. By backing off the performance metrics a notch, Pixio is able to sell the PX275C Prime for a little more than $300. That’s a very competitive price for the category. You can certainly find more speed and better HDR and a wider gamut, but you will pay more. At this price, the PX275CP is definitely worth checking 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.