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Detailed Comparison: ASUS TUF Gaming vs MSI Optix

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM is a very good option for those demanding gamers who demand speed and response time that prioritize that over all things. Its 280 HZ in OC mode, its good panel, color fidelity, and G-Sync compatibility, will delight them all. The MSI Optix MAG272CQR hits the competitive 2K monitor market with 3 aces up its sleeve: 1500R curved display, 165Hz refresh, and Freesync Premium Pro.

Pros and Cons

ASUS TUF GamingMSI Optix MAG272CQR
240Hz or 280Hz with OverclockDeep blacks and bright colors
Panel quality and colorsFairly correct factory calibration
Built-in 2W speakersGood viewing angles for a VA
External power supplySomewhat low peak brightness
It has no USB hubThe HDR400 is insufficient

Key Specification

ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QMMSI Optix MAG272CQR
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BrandAsusMSI
ModelTUF Gaming VG279QMOptix MAG272CQR
Gaming MonitorYesYes
WebcamNoNo
Weight with Stand5.6 kg5.9 kg
ColourBlackBlack
Dimension619.4 x 506.7 x 211.4 mm611.5 x 560.0 x 267.0 mm
Power Consumption26 W61 W

ASUS TUF Gaming

ASUS presented us at the end of the year, what was going to be the fastest monitor on the market for this year with its 280Hz, at least until the next 360Hz monitors make an appearance. The ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM is the monitor we now have in our hands and whose main features are geared towards gaming: response speed, ELMB-Sync anti-ghosting refresh technology, and G-Sync compatibility.

MSI Optix

MSI continues to take steps in the right direction in the world of monitors, where in just over 2 years it has become a brand to be taken into account. Today we have in our hands the MSI Optix MAG272CQR, a 27 ″ monitor with 2K resolution and 165Hz refresh rate that aims to eat the market with a very competitive price

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Picture/Display

ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QMMSI Optix MAG272CQR
Display TypeIPS-Type LCDVA LCD
Size27 Inch27 Inch
TouchscreenNoNo
CurvedNoYes 1500R
FinishMatteMatte
Aspect ratio16:916:9
Resolution1920 x 1080 Pixel2560 x 1440 Pixel
Pixel Density81 ppi108 ppi
Response Time1 ms (GtG)1 ms
Refresh Rate280 Hz165 Hz

ASUS TUF Gaming

The screen of the ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM along with the technologies that it incorporates is really the heart and most important of this monitor. The panel it mounts is manufactured by AU Optronics with matrix and model M270HAN03.0, being a panel with AHVA IPS technology, with 8 bits of color depth capable of delivering a maximum resolution of 1920x1080p in 16: 9 panoramic format with a representation of 24-bit colors.

Regarding gaming performance, the ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM is capable of delivering a refresh rate of 240 Hz, or 280 Hz in overclocking mode with a response time of 1 microsecond GTG.

As it could not be missing in a self-respecting gaming monitor, we find technologies that support this high refresh rate such as ASUS Low Motion Blur Sync (or ELMB Sync) technology that works in conjunction with G-Sync Compatible to eliminate any trace of ghosting, flickering, or tearing during our gaming sessions.

MSI Optix

The 1500R panel means that it is very curved, so much so that the first sensation is of being in front of a 16:10 monitor as if it were smaller than my flat Dell U2715H. After that first sensation, we began to use it and the sensations are good thanks to its 8-bit VA panel + FRC (signed by Samsung) and 2560 × 1440 resolution, which has really good viewing angles for a VA.

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Connectivity

ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QMMSI Optix MAG272CQR
HDMI2.0 x 22.0 x 2
DisplayPort1.2 x 11.2 x 1
Audio Out-put3.5 mm3.5 mm
HDCPYesNo
USBNo2.0 x 3
RJ45NoNo
Memory Card SlotsNoNo
Built-in SpeakersYes 2 x 2WNo
G-SYNC SupportYes (Compatible)Yes (Compatible)
FreeSync SupportYes (Compatible)Yes (Compatible)

ASUS TUF Gaming

Located in a more than usual and accessible position at the rear, the ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM has a 3.5mm Jack headphone connector, a Displayport 1.2 port, and two HDMI 2.0 ports, whose cables can be routed inside the arm as we have already mentioned for an orderly setup and not visible.

MSI Optix

The MAG series is in the mid-range within MSI’s monitor catalogue, with the G series as the entry range and the MPG range as the high-end, something that always translates into the number of connections available. In this case, we have 2 HDMI (2.0), 1 DisplayPort (1.2), and 1 USB type C cable as video inputs, in addition to 2 USB 3.2Gen1, an Upstream USB 3.2 input that will connect to the PC (necessary for GamingOSD to work ) and an audio jack output.

Power

ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QMMSI Optix MAG272CQR
Power On100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power SupplyExternalInternal
DC Input Power

ASUS TUF Gaming

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM is a great alternative for all those lovers of e-sports and games in general who are looking for a monitor with a good response time and great fluency and its 280Hz, G-Sync compatibility and Its ASUS Low Motion Blur technology will prevent us from appearing or ghosting at any time.

MSI Optix

This MSI Optix MAG272CQR has surprised me for good. You can see that MSI has done its best to maintain a reasonable price (that the base does not rotate, lack of connectors on the side, absence of speakers), but without compromising how important the screen is. The performance has been sensational, with good calibration, great contrast, vivid colors. although the HDR400 is as always with an insufficient note.

 

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Samsung U32R590 Curved UHD vs Samsung Space SR75 UHD 4K

The Samsung U32R590 monitor is one of the cheapest 32-inch Ultra HD models on the market. We, therefore, wanted to know what it really is. The Samsung S32R750UEU is a rather original monitor whose foot is clamped on the back edge of the desk to free up space. It remains to be seen in this test whether the image quality is there.

Pros and Cons

Samsung U32R590Samsung Space SR75 UHD
Cable management system.Contrast compared to an IPS monitor.
Reactivity.Delay in posting.
Image quality.Original design freeing up space on the desk.
No height adjustment.Height adjustment linked to that of the inclination.
No USB hub.Limited connectivity.
Lack of FreeSync / G-Sync compatibility.No USB hub.

The Samsung U32R590 monitor features a curved VA LCD panel over a radius of 1.5 m (1500R) and displaying an Ultra HD definition of 3840 x 2160 px. The manufacturer claims a maximum brightness of 250 cd / m², a contrast of 2500: 1, viewing angles of 178, and a response time of 4 ms. The refresh rate is limited to 60 Hz and this monitor is not compatible with the FreeSync and G-Sync variable refresh technologies, which is a shame with such a definition. Finally, the ergonomics are also limited, but we will come back to that.

The Samsung S32R750UEU monitor has a 32-inch VA panel displaying an Ultra HD definition of 3,840 x 2,160 px. The manufacturer announces a maximum brightness of 300 cd / m², a contrast of 2,500: 1, viewing angles of 178, and a response time of 4 ms. This model stands out above all for its original foot which clamps the desk and thus saves a lot of workspaces. On this point, it is clearly an innovation in the monitor market and it avoids purchasing a mounting arm separately.

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Key Specification

Samsung U32R590Samsung Space SR75 UHD
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BrandSamsungSamsung
SeriesU32R590SR75
Gaming MonitorYes CurvedNo
WebcamNoNo
Weight with Stand8.16 kg9.34 kg
ColourBlackBlack
Dimension714 x 516 x 239 mm714 x 602 x x 114 mm
Power Consumption59 W59 W

Picture/Display

Samsung U32R590Samsung Space SR75 UHD
Display TypeLCDVA LCD
Size32 inch32 inch
TouchscreenNoNo
CurvedYes 1500RNo
Aspect ratio16:916:9
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixel3840 x 2160 pixel
Pixel Density137 ppi139 ppi
Response Time4 ms (GtG)4 ms (GtG)
Refresh Rate60 Hz60 Hz

Connectivity

Samsung U32R590Samsung Space SR75 UHD
HDMI2.0 x 12.0 x 1
DisplayPort1.2 x 11.2 x 1
Audio Out-put3.5 mmNo
HDCPNoNo
USBNoNo
RJ45NoNo
Built-in SpeakersNoNo
G-SYNC SupportNo
FreeSync SupportYes

Power

Samsung U32R590Samsung Space SR75 UHD
Power On100-240VAC,50/60Hz100-240VAC,50/60Hz
Power SupplyExternalExternal
DC Input Power

Which is better!

Samsung U32R590

The Samsung U32R590 is a good, well-calibrated Ultra HD monitor that benefits from a very good finish at this price point. Too bad it skips the FreeSync and is content with basic ergonomics. For the rest, it should satisfy both casual gamers and those looking for an affordable large Ultra HD monitor.

Samsung Space SR75 UHD

The Samsung Space Monitor S32R750UEU has an original design that frees up space on the desk thanks to its arm and its ingenious cable passage. And the image quality is not left out, very good right out of the box, without the need for calibration. The Samsung Space Monitor would still deserve a little more connection (USB and USB-C) and an improvement of the orientation system of the panel to make it independent of the height.

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Viewsonic VX2758-2KP-MHD vs Asus VG27AQ: 27 Inch Gaming Monitors

We are back again with another interesting comparison for you. Today we have two gaming monitors from the 27-inch gaming monitor segment, Viewsonic VX2758-2KP-MHD 27 vs Asus VG27AQE 27. We will compare both of these monitors to know which one is really suitable for your choices.

Pros and Cons

Viewsonic Asus
Amazing response time165Hz refresh
Amazing ColourSolid settings menu
AMD FreeSync up to 144HzFreeSync/G-Sync compatible
High pixel densityGood color accuracy
Bad ergonomics.High price
No extra gaming features.Mediocre brightness uniformity

Key Specification

Viewsonic Asus
BrandViewsonicAsus
SeriesMHD
ModelVX2758-2KPVG27AQE
Gaming MonitorYes GamingYes Gaming
WebcamNoNo
Weight with Stand5.3 kg5.9 kg
ColourBlackBlack
Dimension615.0 x 450.0 x 189.0 mm620 x 363 x 66 mm
Power Consumption43 W0.5 W

Viewsonic VX2758-2KP-MHD

The design is very basic using standard black plastic with a few silver highlights. It’s not particularly thin it doesn’t use any fancy materials but at the same time. It doesn’t look bad it’s a fine mid-range design that seems reasonably well put together. We’d have liked to see a nicer stand here, in particular, both from a materials and ergonomics standpoint. But you can understand why they went down the cheap route to ensure that there’s an overall low price point that the VX2758 doesn’t have is a particularly agonic standard.

There is no height adjustment here just tilt support so if you want to raise the screen from its fairly low sitting position. You’ll need to make use of the phaser mount depending on whether you have a Vaser arm or not this can add a bit of cost to the overall unit price if you do need height adjustability. The overall dimensions of this monitor are 615.0 x 450.0 x 189.0 mm and also it weighs around 5.3 Kg so it is fairly lighter in terms of weight.

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Asus VG27AQE 27

This is one of the few monitor designs from Asus in the last few years that we actually like it’s a lot more subtle than their crazy ROG designs. With RGB lighting and weird patterns all over the place but it’s still definitely a gamer-oriented aesthetic with red highlights and hard angles almost all the exposed surfaces are plastic of some kind. So no metals or anything like that and a lot of it is just your standard basic black plastic. But it works nothing crazy is required here and the overall build quality is pretty good.

One thing we really appreciate about this design is the highly adjustable stand. We’re getting the works here with height tilt swivel and pivot support. The range of height adjustment is above average and it’s great to get enough pivot support to use.

The monitor in a portrait orientation there is a base amount available as well just in case you need it and despite offering all this stuff the stand is sturdy and doesn’t wobble. The overall dimension of this monitor is 620 x 363 x 66 mm and it weighs around 5.9 Kg which is a little bit heavier than the ViewSonic monitor.

Picture/Display

Viewsonic Asus
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Display TypeIPS-Type LCDIPS-Type LCD
Size27 inch27 inch
TouchscreenNoNo
CurvedNoNo
FinishMatteMatte
Aspect ratio16:916:9
Resolution2560 x 1440 pixel2560 x 1440 pixel
Pixel Density109 ppi109 ppi
Response Time1 ms (MPRT)1 ms (MPRT)
Refresh Rate144 Hz155 Hz

Viewsonic VX2758-2KP-MHD

The VX27582KP-MHD is a very attractive monitor for a couple of reasons. It’s a 27-inch 1440p 144 hertz IPS gaming monitor so it’s hitting all those key specifications that gamers love to see and really nailing that sweet spot. But it offers this and a budget-oriented price tag of around 320 US dollars going on pricing in the last few months this makes it the cheapest high refresh 1440p IPS monitor on the market undercutting other popular options and offering more value-oriented alternative to some flagship models. It’s not as cheap as some VA options.

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The VX27582KP-MHD has a lot of other features you’ll be after for gaming like Adaptive-Sync support with low framerate compensation and a backlight strobing mode for blur reduction. It is a wide gamut panel with a rated 96% DCI p3 coverage but there’s no HDR functionality as you’d probably expect from a mid-range monitor.

Asus VG27AQE 27

It’s a 27-inch 1440p 165 Hertz IPS display so that’s the sweet spot for resolution refresh rate and panel technology for gaming. It’s one of those things that ticks a lot of boxes the next factor is it includes a feature called LNB Sync. Which for the first time allows you to use adaptive sync variable refresh rates and blur reducing backlight strobing at the same time. The overall picture is its price tag of 430 US dollars for this sort of monitor is very competitive in today’s market especially given its 165 Hertz refresh rate and feature.

There’s plenty of features here crosshairs timers FPS counters shadow boosting and blue light filters are some of the major inclusion C plus, of course, LNB synched for backlight strobing more mid-range and budget options often don’t bother with decent feature sets but the Asus is keeping the VG27A too strong in this regard.

Connectivity

Viewsonic Asus
HDMI2.0 x 21.4 x 2
DisplayPort1.4 x 11.2 x 1
Audio Out-put3.5 mm3.5 mm
HDCPNoYes
USBNoType-A x 1
Type-B x 2
RJ45NoNo
Memory Card SlotsNoNo
Built-in Speakers2 x 2.5WNo
G-SYNC SupportYes (Compatible)Yes (Compatible)
FreeSync SupportYes (Compatible)Yes (Compatible)

Viewsonic VX2758-2KP-MHD

Talking about the connectivity options. With Viewsonic VX2758-2KP-MHD you will get two 2.0 HDMI ports and one 1.4 DisplayPort. It also gets a 3.5mm headphone jack for the audio output. It won’t offer any of the USB options which is kind of weird for any monitor. There are also two built-in speakers which are of terrible quality worse than laptop quality.

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Asus VG27AQE 27

The Asus VG27AQE 27 comes with two 1.4 HDMI ports and one 1.2 DisplayPort. It got a 3.5mm headphone jack. It does come with a Type-A and a Type-B USB port Additionally it got an HDCP port which is quite a good thing. But it won’t get an in-built speaker setup so you have to buy an external speaker set up for this one.

Both of these devices does compatible with the G-Synch and Free-Synch support which is excellent for gaming-oriented buyers.

Power

Viewsonic Asus
Power On100-240VAC,50/60Hz100-240VAC,50/60Hz
Power SupplyInternalExternal

Moving towards the power options you will require a 100-240VAC,50/60Hz power with the power on mode. And also the ViewSonic monitor requires an internal type of power supply and the Asus monitor requires an external type of power supply.

Which is better!

Both of these devices are pretty identical in terms of screen size, aspect ratio, and resolution. But when it comes to the picture quality and proper gaming features then the Asus VG27AQE really outshines the ViewSonic monitor also both of them served on the different price tag in the market so it also depends on the budget of the buyer.

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AOC Q2781PQ vs BenQ SW271: Professional IPS Monitors

Here we have two gaming monitors that having a 27-inch screen size. The 27-inch gaming monitors are nowadays so popular that they are the most selling gaming monitor segment because of their compact size and budget-friendly pricing the buyers really convincing to buying them. Here we have AOC Q2781PQ 27 and BenQ SW271 27, we will compare them to know which is really worth your consideration.

Pros and Cons

AOC Q2781PQ 27BenQ SW271 27
IPS panelEasy calibration maintains accuracy
Best post-calibration accuracyColor calibration
2.5K resolutionBuilt-in card reader
Low accuracyExcellent wide gamut
Not adjustable tilt downExpensive

Key Specification

AOC Q2781PQ 27BenQ SW271 27
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BrandAOCBenQ
Model Q2781PQSW271
Gaming MonitorNoNo
WebcamNoNo
Weight with Stand5.23 kg9.3 kg
ColourBlack & WhiteBlack
Dimension614.68 x 452.12 x 198.12 mm613.8 x 610.9 x 213.4 mm
Power Consumption45 W43.38 W

AOC Q2781PQ 27

It all starts with the design this is arguably the main selling point of this monitor and it’s an almost bezel list-style display well we mean by that is that the bezels are really thin and there isn’t hid that just really isn’t much here to look at. There are monitors elbow with a similar style bezel that doesn’t parade around the fact that it’s bezels this thin but they’re a lot more expensive and this does look very nice. The stand as well looks good and the whole thing when you put it on your desk.

If you’re going for a minimalist design this really will stick in there nicely there are a few trade-offs for this design though and that, unfortunately. Comes in the adjustment department. So if you do want to put this on your mount you won’t be able to do it and you don’t have any adjustments other than tilt. The main problem here is height adjustment and pretty much every desk. We put this on we’ve found the monitors just a little bit too low for our liking granted most people will get used to this but when it’s so simple as a height adjustment feature is a shame it’s not here.

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BenQ SW271 27

This thing nice fan it’s pretty heavy again. All of this is kind of metal underneath it. We get just plastic on the outside but it’s metal on the inside. So a lot of weight holding this thing down pretty easy to carry. So it’s nice and easy to pour it around again tons of ports on this thing so basically anything that you’re using if any of you out there love cable management hiding those cables don’t have a whole lot of options.

You can just push things through here and that’s it you’re gonna see them unless your monitors down and then we’ll kind of remain mostly out of sight but a lot of you guys are looking for ten-bit HDR it’s gonna be a whole lot of fun using this thing out at $1,100 is what the prices have got some links in this article to check this monitor out. It is not cheap for a monitor is the most expensive one you may ever own. However, if you want ten-bit in each yarn a monitor it is pretty difficult to find anything cheaper than this from a reliable company this monitor comes with a three-year warranty on it which is also really nice again.

Picture/Display

AOC Q2781PQ 27BenQ SW271 27
Display TypeAH-IPSIPS-Type LCD
Size27 inch27 inch
Dynamic Contrast Ratio50000000:120000000:1
TouchscreenNoNo
CurvedNoNo
FinishMatteMatte
Aspect ratio16:916:9
Resolution2560 x 1440 pixel3840 x 2160 pixel
Pixel Density109 ppi163 ppi
Response Time4 ms (millisecond)5 ms (GtG)
Refresh Rate76 Hz60 Hz

AOC Q2781PQ 27

This is a solid choice the IPS panel is really good here the color accuracy is on point everything is quite vibrant. It does pop a fair amount and just for most things that you’re going to be using it for it does do a good job. If you do want to play some games on this monitor then it’s not a bad choice at all.

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The blind controller games is a real joy we mean you’re not going to notice much difference between this and a TV or 144 Hertz monitor, to be honest with the controller you can’t notice as much of a difference so hooking up an Xbox via HDMI socket you actually will have a very competitive game on this one. But it was a yeah it was a good experience nonetheless as we move over to the PC side of things again.

If you want to play controller games it’s a solid choice you want to play something like an RTS or something like civilization. Again it’s a very good choice because you’re not going to need anything more than 60 Hertz and the resolution and that IPS panel mean that games look nice and very smooth as well.

We would say there probably is a small amount of input lag not that much and it’s only 60 Hertz as well. So if you do want to play first-person shooters or you want to play competitively and this is the reason why you’re buying this monitor is probably not the best choice for you. It is not so bad in terms of gaming and it won’t be a bad experience at all. But if you’re doing something like video editing photo editing or general productivity of any kind the resolution helps here.

BenQ SW271 27

As far as 27-inch known photo monitors are regarded, the BenQ SW271 quite produces great affordability, however, more significantly this holds a 4K resolution display, an extra adaptable collection of inputs, and some extra working support to help with workflow capabilities.

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The primary and leading thing is that the combination of a 27-inch display and 4K resolution remains a great one concerning both photographers and video-makers identical as it remains able to quite determine the nice features produced by the modern generation of higher-res sensors in both DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. This also guarantees rendering beats are yet very small and, in physical terms, it’s not too big so it’s relatively simple to move throughout and doesn’t take up an unnecessary measure of workspace.

Connectivity

AOC Q2781PQ 27BenQ SW271 27
HDMI1.4 x 22.0 x 2
DisplayPort1.2 x 11.4 x 1
Audio Out-put3.5 mmYes
HDCPYesYes V 2.2
USBD-Sub x 1Type-A x 2
Type-B x 1
Type-C x 1
RJ45NoNo
Memory Card Slots1 x SDXC
Built-in SpeakersNoNo
G-SYNC SupportNoNo
FreeSync SupportNoNo

AOC Q2781PQ 27

In terms of inputs, it comes with a lot of ports. First of all, it got two 1.4 HDMI ports and one 1.2 DisplayPort. It also got an HDCP port which is a good thing. For the audio output, it got a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It also gets a USB-D sub for the USB connectivity. This monitor doesn’t come with a memory card slot.

BenQ SW271 27

The BenQ SW271 27 comes with two 2.0 HDMI ports and one 1.4 DisplayPort. For USB connectivity it will get two Type-A, a Type-B, and a Type-C USB port. Surprisingly it got a memory card slot which is an additional option for the user. It does get a 2.2 HDCI port which is again a good thing. For audio output, it does get a 3.5mm headphone jack. Both of these monitors don’t get any kind of in-built speaker set up so you have a buy an aftermarket external speaker set up for both of these monitors.

Power

AOC Q2781PQ 27BenQ SW271 27
Power On100-240VAC,50/60Hz90-240VAC,50/60Hz
Power SupplyExternalInternal
DC Input Power10 W (USB Type-C)

Moving towards the power options from the above table you can observe that the AOC Q2781PQ 27 requires a 100-240VAC,50/60Hz, and the BenQ SW271 27 does require a 90-240VAC,50/60Hz of power on the power-on mode, and also the BenQ monitor additionally requires a 10 W (USB Type-C) DC input power. The BenQ monitor requires an internal type of power supply whereas the AOC monitor requires an external type of power supply.

Which is better!

AOC Q2781PQ 27

If you’re in the market for a svelte looking 27-inch display for daily practice that gives a reliable execution and a definite WQHD image, the AOC Q2781PQ remains unquestionably deserving consideration. Its IPS panel produces true colors, and it is more than sufficient for easygoing gaming.

BenQ SW271 27

The SW271, however, holds affordability as the main temptation, though it plays pretty strongly with costly 4K models in terms of performance, efficiency, versatility, and calibration perspective so it’s likewise about absolute value-for-money than the original price tag. Add the USB-C port, HDR mode, including hardware calibration, plus you’re receiving a number of the pro-level monitor’s features for your money.

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