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Element Electronics
Element Electronics - Element 27" IPS LED 1080p Full HD Frameless Monitor
Description

Element's 27" 1080p frameless computer monitor provides simple connectivity to get straight to work. Whether you're adding to your current work-from-home setup or purchasing a new monitor to stay in touch with loved ones, this full HD monitor will do the trick.

6 Features
  • 1080p Full HD resolution: This Element monitor offers a 1080p, full high-definition screen for a clear, vivid picture.
  • IPS panel: The IPS panel provides great viewing angles and color gamut.
  • 3 sided frameless bezels: Thin, frameless bezel allows for a full-screen experience.
  • HDMI and VGA connectivity: Expand your view and get more done by adding a second or third monitor to your office set-up with easy HDMI and VGA connectivity.
  • Tilt adjustable: Adjust your monitor between -5 and 15 degrees to get the right viewing angle.
  • VESA mountable: 100mm x 100mm VESA mounting holes on the rear panel let you customize your desk setup to fit your needs.
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  • Review by Hipery, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    Large bright monitor. It's a great monitor for an office setting where two monitors are needed side by side.

    Nov 19, 2021 17:34
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    Mount-It! - Dual Monitor Desk Mount - Black
    Description

    Raise your monitors to an ergonomic position and work more efficiently with this dual monitor mount. Designed for performance, this mount is made from high-strength steel for durability. Includes both clamp and grommet installation components to fit a variety of desks. The arms can be raised and lowered on the pole for easy height adjustment.

    5 Features
  • Compatibility: MI-2752 supports up to 22 lbs. on each arm, monitors up to 27", and fits 75mm x 75mm and 100mm x 100mm VESA patterns
  • Performance: Full-motion, height adjustable arms made of heavy duty steel and include integrated cable management clips
  • 1" Height Adjustment: The VESA head height can be adjusted up to 1 inch to perfectly align the height of monitors.
  • Cable Management: Cable clips help keep your space neat and organized. Store the included hex key in the clip on the pole, so you can adjust the your monitors in a flash
  • Clamp or Grommet: Choose the mounting option that works for you. The clamp configuration fits desktops up to 4" thick, and the grommet configuration fits desktops up to 3.25" thick.
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    HP
    HP - 27" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor (2 x HDMI, VGA) - Silver and Black
    Description

    The New Definition of High Definition: This FHD monitor feels as good as it looks, packing IPS technology for 178 degrees ultra-wide viewing angles, 99% sRGB color gamut for color accuracy, and AMD FreeSync™ to keep your eyes up to speed with your imagination.

    11 Features
  • Step up to the best: No matter where you stand, an HP IPS monitor delivers clear, vivid images. IPS technology ensures image accuracy and consistency across the ultra-wide viewing spectrum.
  • Share the panoramic view: Vibrant detail from practically any position with consistent color and image clarity maintained across ultra-wide 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles.
  • HP Eye Ease with Eyesafe® Certification: HP Eye Ease technology keeps your eyes comfortable with an always-on blue light filter that presents your vivid content with zero impact on color accuracy.
  • Highly accurate color: With 99% sRGB(3) color space, this HP display provides ideal color reproduction with minimal effort. Perfect for photos, videos—all your creative projects.
  • Integrated cable management: Cord and wire pass-through located on the display stand reduces cord-clutter and helps keep your workspace clean and organized.
  • AMD FreeSync™ technology: See and feel the difference of fluid, responsive gameplay. By synchronizing the refresh rate with your GPU, AMD FreeSync™ makes display stutter, input lag, and screen tears ancient history.
  • Full HD display: Be prepared for brilliant visuals and crisp images with the unforgettable quality of this stunning FHD / 1080p display.
  • Three-sided micro-edge display: See more of your screen with a threesided micro-edge display that maximizes your viewing area.
  • An easier way to connect: With both HDMI and VGA ports, this display is ready to connect for brilliant high definition visuals over a smooth digital connection.
  • Easily personalize and adjust your display: Customize your display with easy, intuitive HP Display Center software that lets you tailor your settings, partition screens, and even dim the screen.
  • Environmentally conscious: Energy efficient design and components help reduce power consumption and @Matt Gaeenergy costs.
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  • Review by softwareEngineer, 8 out of 10
    A Cool Looking Everyday Monitor

    IPS monitors provide excellent color reproduction as well as much better viewing angles and the HP M27f Full HD monitor is just that monitor for your everyday use.

    The M27f isn’t your traditional IPS monitor though; it’s very simple in design, yet more contemporary with its unique monitor stand and silver accents. The monitor’s bezels are fairly thin and the chin is of an acceptable size. It allows for two HDMI and one VGA inputs. Monitor controls are tucked underneath the chin with a single LED light to indicate power as well as a tiny symbol designating where the power button is located. Right in the center of the chin is the HP logo. Overall, the monitor just looks really, really cool.

    This monitor is probably the lightest, thinnest monitor I’ve ever owned. A monitor’s stand typically puts on the weight to allow for stability, but the combination of its thin screen and its uniquely designed stand is well balanced. It also probably has to do with the limited adjustability of the screen as you can only forward tilt it to and fro; you cannot raise or lower the monitor, and you cannot switch it to landscape. Other omissions are the ability to VESA mount this monitor as there are no mounting provisions for it. You’ll have to rock the stand it came with.

    Performance? It’s an IPS monitor with a generous 75Hz refresh rate with AMD FreeSync. Probably not a gamer’s monitor, but photo viewing, movie watching and the like are indeed enjoyable experiences with the M27f. Bringing up the OSD, there are many options to play with to get the monitor dialed in for your needs. I flipped between Neutral and Native for as they both provided a more natural color output that was easy on the eyes. Speaking of easy, HP Eye Ease is a feature that reduces blue light to help one get to bed easier. It's synonymous with cell phones that “warms” the screen to help aid in sleep. Viewing angles on the M27f are fantastic no matter which angle you’re coming from. Try this on a VA or TN panel and your screen begins to degrade or disappear.

    Other honorable mentions -- on the backside, there is a small groove in the stand for cable management...and that’s all I can say about the backside. HP decided to go with a power brick to keep the monitor light and super thin and that doesn’t bother me unless I manage to lose the power brick somehow.

    Cons?? Like I mentioned above, it has limited adjustability as well as mountability. Also, there are no speakers if you’re looking for sound output. There is a VGA port, which confuses me to this day. I thought we got rid of those a long time ago. It seems to be the still ongoing trend for many 1080p displays made today.

    Finally, there’s the price. IPS monitors generally are more expensive than their VA/TN counterparts at the equivalent resolution and refresh rate. But you do get the better color saturation and viewing angles. But when competing with the other 27” FHD IPS monitors in its class, the M27f is an aesthetics first, function second kind of monitor. No doubt, the monitor looks cool, but there are other monitors that can be adjusted in every which way as well as be VESA mounted if you choose to, all with the IPS benefits at around the same price range.

    So if you’re looking for a 27” FHD IPS monitor and you love the way the M27f looks, yet know its physical limitations, I’d say go for it. It’s just a sleek looking monitor all around, it visually performs well, and ultimately gets a recommendation from me.

    May 13, 2021 22:25
  • Review by STAN1IM, 10 out of 10
    HP 27" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor

    We wanted a monitor that would "play well" with our new HP Omen. I make about 4-5 videos a week and use the Adobe products to make opening and closing screens. I usually have to add words or put photos together to make the screens. This monitor is Huge! I love it. I can see the details on my artwork.

    Loved working with the Best Buy team!

    Oct 25, 2021 07:38
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Great display, but not wall mountable

    ## Setup and Design

    It's important to note that this monitor is not meant for wall mounting and has no VESA-compatible mount points on the back. Therefore, plan on using this monitor with its included base.

    The monitor has a minimal design with very thin bezels along the top and sides (the bottom bezel is a little larger). The buttons for power and navigating the on-screen menus are located on the bottom of the monitor towards the right. The setup menus contain options for adjusting FreeSync, the response rate, and image sharpening, as well as the normal brightness, contrast, etc options you will find on most monitors.

    The monitor has 2 HDMI ports and 1 VGA port for older systems. This monitor is lacking a headphone jack, so you will not be able to output sound via the HDMI connection to the monitor.

    ## Performance

    The monitor has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, so if you already have a 1080p monitor, you won't be able to "fit" more on the screen just because this monitor is larger. However, if you're squinting at your current 1080p monitor and you would like the onscreen elements to be larger, the 27" size of this monitor can definitely help.

    The 5ms response rate and FreeSync technology also make this monitor good for gaming. I tested out the monitor while playing a round of Fortnite and gameplay looked great on this screen.

    The LED backlight and IPS display provides a consistent viewing experience across the display, even if you're viewing the monitor from an angle or if you're looking up at the monitor while slouched in your chair. The monitor has a matte finish which helps reduce glare and reflections while still maintaining a surprisingly sharp image.

    This monitor includes an always-on blue light filter that reduces the amount of blue light you see, which can help reduce eye strain and help you relax more in the evening. However, even with this filter in place, I didn't find the image to be overly "warm" like a phone appears when its "Night Shift" mode is active. Colors still look great on this monitor, so you likely won't notice that the blue light filter is even there.

    ## Summary

    The HP M27f monitor works great for both gaming and working-from-home purposes. The matte display with blue light filter should help those that suffer with eye strain from long hours in front of a computer. However, you likely won't be able to mount this monitor on a wall mount or other adjustable desk mount as there are no VESA mount points on the back of this monitor.

    May 12, 2021 18:26
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    Great for Work, But Not the best for Gaming

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic my son has not been able to attend Kindergarten in person. Instead, his school provided him with a Chromebook and, for nearly an entire year, he has been participating in Remote Learning. We are lucky to be in a school district that was able to provide him with a computer, but the screen is so small that it is incredibly difficult to help him with his school work while standing over his shoulder. Plus, such a small screen does a poor job at displaying each of his classmate’s video feeds. When his very first eye test showed that he needed glasses, we decided he needed a larger monitor.

    This HP Monitor has been quite a refreshing upgrade. The 27 inch size is perfect. Not only does he have more real estate for his school work, but he can now actually see each of his classmates in greater detail. The monitor is incredibly lightweight, easy to set up, has clips on the back to organize the cables, and it easily tilts forwards/backwards - although unfortunately, there are no height adjustment options. I also appreciate that the front of the monitor has an small icon that shows where the power button is. (All of our other monitors seem to hide the menu buttons which can lead to frustration.)

    The screen appears to have almost no bezel at all - although when the monitor is turned on, there is about ¼” around the edge that does not display an image. Also curious is that the Blue Light Filter is always on. We do like that the filter should be better on our son’s eyes, but I would imagine that many users would like the ability to turn off the feature so that images can be more vivid for content such as games, or movies. Apparently almost all new monitors have a blue light filter option somewhere in their menus (usually “night” or “low light” settings). Even with the blue light filter always on, the screen's color appears accurate (although I have intentionally avoided comparing it to another monitor as blue light filters tend to make images appear slightly more yellow).

    Because the blue light filter cannot be turned off, because the resolution is only 1920 x 1080, and because the refresh rate maxes out at 70 fps - I would not suggest this monitor for PC gaming….even though it does include AMD FreeSync (which is a technology that reduces misalignment between the screen's refresh rate and the frame rate of the source content being received by the Monitor.) HP claims that the color produced is accurate, but with the blue light filter this simply cannot be the case. Also, gaming now is commonly 4K at 120 fps which is beyond this monitor’s capabilities.

    For anyone now working from home, this monitor is a fantastic option. It is large enough that it should be able to be used as a single large monitor. But, be aware that if it is used in a dual monitor set-up, the image may look different if paired with a different monitor model (as again, the blue light filter cannot be turned off).

    May 27, 2021 00:12
  • Review by Hmirza, 8 out of 10
    HP Eye Ease!!!

    Just like the title says this monitor is truly easy on the eyes even after staring it all day. Pretty much everyone uses a computer everyday for one thing or another and most people are on them all day which puts a strain on your eyes and especially with me, I used to get headaches from staring at the monitor all day long. I would use a filter to help with the eye strain and my headaches, but those screen filters are cumbersome to work and the screen just looks odd. This monitor makes everything an ease. So, lets go over some of the features and Pros and Cons of this HP IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor.

    Setup

    This monitor is pretty much ready to go right out of the box. The setup requires no tools and there is one screw on the base that you need to tighten in order to put the monitor together. The monitor has two HDMI ports and 1 VGA port.

    Features-

    HP Eye Ease - HP Eye Ease technology keeps your eyes comfortable with an always-on blue light filter.

    Accurate Colors – Even with the always on blue light filter there is barely any loss in colors.

    Full HD 1080p Display

    Wire management System

    Pros-

    Extremely light weight

    HDMI ports

    AMD Free sync

    Size

    Cons-

    Lack of DisplayPort input

    Overall, this is not a bad monitor at all. Its ease of use and Eye Ease technology makes this the perfect monitor for your everyday and office use. The always on blue light definitely cuts down on eye strain and headaches for me. Combination of size, FHD display and Eye Ease technology makes this monitor a good buy.

    May 13, 2021 16:56
  • Review by Quincy0980, 10 out of 10
    Easy on the eyes

    I recently pick up this 27" IPS LED FHD Monitor to make it easier on my eyes. First off this monitor has a very sleek form factor and doesn't take up too much room on the desk .

    It is essentially plug and play and allows you to connect to your computer and you're off and running. There are two HDMI connections and a standard VGA video input.. There is a cable management system in the back that hides the cables from sight. The screen size is not overwhelming and with the larger screen I can have two windows open at the same time and they display fine. Color and picture quality are excellent, displaying in full HD.

    This is a great monitor for anyone looking for a larger screen.

    May 11, 2021 11:51
  • Review by rest, 2 out of 10
    screen developed split 5 weeks after purchase.

    The screen developed split 5 weeks after purchase.

    Sep 13, 2021 20:00
  • Review by GGonzo, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase!

    My old mac desktop has finally slowed down to the point of insanity, so I decided to set up a port for my newer MacBook Pro laptop. This monitor has a very clear and well defined picture and was very easy to hook up.

    Jun 19, 2021 12:57
  • 9.6score
    Mount-It! - Dual Monitor Desk Mount with USB and Multimedia Ports - Black
    Description

    Raise your monitor to an ergonomic position and free up desk space with this dual monitor mount. The heavy-duty gas spring arms holds up to 33lbs per arm and features fluid, full motion movements to achieve the perfect monitor placement. The mount includes both clamp and grommet installation options to fit a variety of desks. Tilt and swivel functionality offer multiple monitor angles for comfortable reading, and integrated cable management keeps your cords off your desk.

    5 Features
  • Compatibility: MI-4772 holds two display screens up to 35" with maximum weight of 33 pounds per arm, and is compatible with 75x75mm, 100x100mm, 200x100mm and 200x200mm VESA patterns
  • Weight Capacity: Gas spring arm with full motion movements and a 33lb load capacity per arm capable of supporting two large screens
  • Ports Info: USB and multimedia ports built in to the mount's base to simplify connectivity - Great for charging or data transfer
  • Raise Info: Raise your monitor off of your desktop to clear tabletop space and to improve posture by placing your monitor at eye level
  • Material: Material: Aluminum, Steel, Plastic
  • 9.6score
    ASUS - TUF 31.5" Curved QHD 165Hz 1ms 1440P Freesync Premium Gaming Monitor (DisplayPort,HDMI)
    Description

    Enjoy a smooth gaming experience with this 32-inch ASUS WLED Curved monitor. The Shadow Boost feature increases clarity in dark scenes, and the ultrafast response times minimize blurring and streaking for seamless gameplay. This ASUS WLED monitor has an ergonomic design that allows tilting, swiveling and pivoting as needed.

    15 Features
  • Viewing Angle: 178°(H)/178°(V)
  • Special Picture Modes: HDR Gaming Monitor
  • Brand-Specific Technology/Features: ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync (ELMB SYNC™) technology enables a 1ms response time (MPRT) together with Adaptive-sync, eliminating ghosting and tearing for sharp gaming visuals with high frame rates
  • Brightness: 400 cd/㎡
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Built-in Speakers and/or Webcam: Stereo Speakers : 2W x 2 Stereo RMS
  • 1ms Trace Free: Fast paced gaming experience with ghosting free
  • WQHD 2560 x 1440: Enjoy greater image details and more onscreen desktop space than Full HD displays
  • VESA compatible/wall mountable: Yes
  • Display HDR: Display HDR 400 compatible to reproduce lifelike images
  • 165Hz Rapid Refresh Rate: High refresh rate for ultra fast and smooth gameplay
  • AMD FreeSync Premium: Eliminates smearing and tearing, allowing you to smoothly react to your game
  • Inputs/Connections: Signal Input : HDMI(v2.0) x2, DisplayPort 1.2. Earphone jack : 3.5mm Mini-Jack
  • ELMB Sync: Enables VRR and ELMB at the same time to reduce motion blur
  • GameFast Input: Low input lag to react as quick as possible
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  • Review by Mirvana, 10 out of 10
    Excellent 1440p on a budget

    The VG32VGR from ASUS is a great gaming monitor for those of us on a bit of a tighter budget. It provides a crisp, clear picture and, as you would expect, is an excellent gaming monitor. ASUS didn't skimp on features either as this monitor comes packed with features that allow you to tailor your experience to your personal preferences.

    There are 7 different picture modes including a very interesting MOBA setting that essentially eliminates every color except for green and red. You can adjust for blue light filtering for longer gaming/work sessions to reduce eye strain which is very important for me as I also use this monitor for work.

    Worth noting is that some picture modes don't allow certain picture adjustments (sRGB in particular doesn't allow for any customization of brightness, contrast, saturation, color temp, etc.) but most allow extensive adjustment.

    ELMB Sync does a fantastic job of enhancing motion clarity during gaming and fast moving scenes though it does come at the cost of some brightness. Shadow Boost is an interesting feature that boosts shadow detail to help you find enemies in dark environments faster. The Trace Free setting can also further reduce motion blur though it, like most monitors with similar features, causes a bit of over-scan.

    The picture looks fantastic and the VA panel can produce deeper blacks than any monitor I've ever used before. Since the monitor is curved there is very little horizontal picture degradation and vertical color accuracy is, to my eye, above average. The screen can be easily adjusted to suit your setup and/or preference.

    My preferred settings:

    - Racing Mode, Brightness 70, Contrast 80, Color Temp: Warm, VividPixel 25, Trace Free 0

    A few quirky things I've noticed about the monitor that are not at all deal breakers for me:

    - When HDR is enabled, several picture adjustments become unavailable until HDR is disabled. If you find a setting to not be to your liking, you'll have to disable HDR, adjust the picture accordingly, and then re-enable HDR. A minor annoyance but one that can easily be worked around.

    - For whatever reason, HDR would significantly increase in contrast and brightness if I adjusted the volume on my PC during gameplay for a few seconds (around 2 seconds or so) but would revert very quickly. This could very well have nothing to do with the monitor itself.

    - Not an "issue" but worth noting: HDMI limits you to 144Hz at 1440p so you'll need to use DisplayPort to use the monitor to its full 165Hz potential.

    Overall, this is a fantastic monitor and well worth the money. I have thoroughly enjoyed playing Destiny 2 on this monitor and using it for a work monitor as well. Highly recommended if you need a more budget friendly but very capable monitor.

    Jun 03, 2021 20:52
  • Review by YourMainDude, 10 out of 10
    VA (Vertical Alignment) panel Excellence

    The Asus VG32VQR, TUF Gaming 32" WLED monitor proves what VA panels are now capable of.

    My experience includes many large-format displays over the past 10 or so years, including a professional grade Asus IPS color-calibrated model and a competitors gaming display that is G-Sync enabled, 240 Hz capable and built upon a TN panel.

    I've have read numerous articles and watched blind-test comparisons between the three major panel types and honestly, I wasn't expecting much from the VA realm; especially in this size category. So, I was completely shocked and immediately struck by the amazing picture quality of this curved display.

    Presentation & Setup

    The VG32VQR is a mid-line, mid-priced 'gaming' monitor without any of the bling and with the absolute bare minimum of connection ports - albeit the right ports. The physical bezels are very thin but the dead-space area around the actual pixel plane is wider, although not distracting. The power indicator led is very subtle - which I personally like - and all the button controls are located on the rear, right hand side. If you're coming from a truly flat panel setup you will be immediately taken by the curved presentation but it will become a natural thing within a few days. The curve helps to reduce uniformity issues detected by the eyes whilst at the same time creating a very 'immersive' experience, even at viewing distances greater than 18 to 20 inches.

    Assembly was tool-less, simple and firm. One thing I appreciate in this design is the understated and compact base. No spidery legs here, which makes the accommodation for various desktop stands and platforms simple.

    Performance

    Again, coming from a 27" TN, 240 Hz panel and having read a wealth of less than favorable reviews regarding VA panel tech, I wasn't expecting much. But needless to say, my expectations were blown away as this generation of VA panel @ 165 Hz is a something that needs to be seen to be believed. I was immediately shocked to see what I consider to be OLED rivaling performance in terms of the depth of black, absence of light bleed and vividness in color reproduction. Straight out of the box, this monitor can be used without any fuss. But if you do have access to something like a SpyderX Pro, a simple warm-up and calibration will produce even more spectacular results.

    I am driving this monitor with a RTX 2070 Founders Edition card via Display Port and I have to say, although the 165 Hz is noticeably lower in overall motion quality vs. 240 Hz ... the near-OLED experience and vibrancy is utterly mind blowing. And I'd like to add that other than calibrating with a SpyderX Pro, I' have found this monitor is able to perform just fine without invoking HDR in Windows 10, not utilizing the advanced ELMB - nor the shadow boost or the vivid pixel controls. Essentially using this monitor on its defaults with DP, a capable graphics card ... and perhaps a little manual 'by-eye' calibration or with a SpyderX is all you will need to do to realize your money's worth here. I do go back and forth with a slight touch of vivid pixel enhancement but it is really game dependent (think old game titles...) and for C o D platforms or Insurgency, I find it best just leaving it turned off.

    With respect to the gaming experience, this monitor runs smooth and sharp, even in the most action/motion demanding scenarios. C o D Black Ops, Nuke Town is one of my favorite online sessions to engage and on the VG32VQR - it takes gaming to a completely new-level of wow. Color depth is outstanding, V-Sync enabled controls is a thing of the past and the contrast ratios from the brightest down to the darkest scenes is incredible and well balanced. I'll say it again ... calibrated - this thing looks like an OLED panel, across very bright to modestly darkened, ambient room environments.

    I'm 100% in the VA camp now. TN is too washed out and IPS isn't really meant for gaming anyhow. VA has come of age and I look forward to the faster response times that will certainly arrive in the years to come for VA based gaming monitors. I seriously cannot imagine a TN based 32" gaming monitor coming anywhere near the visual quality of the VG32VQR.

    The only real drawback I noticed with this display in that it appears to go into a rather deep, secondary sleep mode when allowed to do so - due to inactivity - thereby making it slow to wake up in a monitor-only sleep mode scenario. I assume this due to ECO friendly design practices. It's OK but just something worth mentioning.... as it takes about 15 seconds, give or take, to wake up.

    Pros

    Solid, top tier build quality

    All the essential ports

    Easy button controls and well laid out menu system

    Very easily the best non-OLED panel I've experience first-hand with Excellent color, brightness and black-level uniformity

    Comes with both a HDMI and DP cable. Thank you, Asus!

    Comprehensive enhancement features for those that want that extra boost in presentation

    Cons

    No onboard USB ports for those needing that convenience

    Slow resume from its onboard deep-sleep state

    Very average built-in speakers

    Highly recommended if you're a value conscious Gamer and prefer a curved, OLED mimicking gaming monitor.

    Jun 06, 2021 21:39
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor at affordable price

    First Impressions: With a 32” (really 31.5”) monitor, I expected there to be a little bit of weight, but the box, even though it has handles on either side of it, is a bit hard to move around. The monitor itself only weighs 20 pounds, but it really does feel like so much more than that with the box. The assembly process is easy enough. You simply attached the stand to the monitor body and then connect the appropriate cables. You also have the option of using the VESA mount on the back of the monitor if you would prefer to mount it on the wall or a desk mount. The monitor moves on its stand - up and down, side to side, and tilting back and forth - which is great for adjusting viewing angles.

    Viewing Quality: The monitor provides a very good level of brightness as well as a higher contrast range and deep blacks. So the visuals that come through are stunning. As for the 165 Hz refresh rate - it’s very useful for gaming as long as the game can support it. In addition to PC gaming, the higher refresh rate makes the monitor an ideal companion for console gaming, too. The Xbox Series X has an output of 120 Hz, so users can definitely take advantage of the advanced specs of this monitor. Because this monitor has a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440, it is not rated as 4K. This isn’t going to be a deal-breaker for most people who just want to use it for gaming, but if you plan to use it for any other media, it could be.

    Actual Use: I used this monitor in a variety of ways to test it out. When it came to gaming, I didn’t notice any screen tearing, lag, or motion blur. I thought that the colors were vibrant and that the visuals were realistic. I also did some regular productivity-type tasks like work with spreadsheets and answer emails. I found the monitor was perfectly adequate for those things as well, but definitely more suited toward gaming (to really reap the benefits of the technology). I did also watch a movie on this monitor and I was very impressed with how good the picture quality was. If I were going to dedicate this for media streaming though, I would calibrate the colors for that purpose instead of leaving it for gaming. I did also hook up my Xbox Series X to the monitor and was impressed with how good console gaming was on it.

    Overall: I think this is a very strong gaming monitor that can be used for other uses as well. It’s affordable and really excels at providing a consistent gaming experience for the user. You will want to use a DisplayPort cable to take full advantage of the refresh rate.

    Jun 06, 2021 14:35
  • Review by Ssmithcrew, 10 out of 10
    Great for Gaming!

    My son enjoys gaming so I got this Asus monitor for him. He is so happy with the 165HZ....no lagging and the picture is amazing! The curved screen makes the game experience more realistic. Super fast response time and overall a top notch monitor for gaming!

    Jun 02, 2021 13:47
  • Review by KevinM, 10 out of 10
    Gaming monitor

    Excellent gaming monitor for your Xbox or PC with its 1440 resolution.

    Jun 23, 2021 16:02
  • Review by Balboa3, 10 out of 10
    Treat Your Eyes

    What do you look for in a great gaming monitor? Is it the high refresh rate, the super fast response time, color accuracy, or high resolution? I think most gamers wish for all of those, but generally prioritize and pick the ones that are most important to them. Sometimes, it all just depends on the kind of games you plan on playing. FPS gamers generally prioritize refresh rates and response times. RPG and action/adventure gamers usually prioritize the resolution, colors, and overall crispness of the image. The great thing is this monitor doesn’t ask you to choose a couple of these things, you can have them all!

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    Build Quality -

    This monitor is beautiful! The build of this 32” monitor is great, exactly what I would come to expect from ASUS. Solid, easy access to all of the ports, and smooth articulation of the stand to maneuver the monitor into a comfortable viewing angle. I love that I can easily tilt, pivot, or swivel the monitor to find that perfect viewing angle. This uses a power brick as opposed to the traditional single power cable. No big deal, many monitors use this setup, and if you have ever used a laptop, it’s the same idea. Buttons are all found on the bottom right rear of the monitor, where I think most expect it to be. I did like that you can’t accidentally power off the monitor. You need to press the power button and then use the little joystick button to toggle it off and then you can power it off. You won’t accidentally power it off the monitor when you are trying to change the angle.

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    Image Quality -

    This image is crisp. The 2560 x 1440 resolution makes anything on the monitor look great. Even just sitting on my desktop or browsing the web, this thing is beautiful! Now, obviously websites and desktops is not why you are looking at a gaming monitor. Games look amazing on here. My previous gaming monitor was a 1080p HD monitor so this is a noticeable improvement over that. You get so many image quality features that when combined, make your games look beautiful. The 1ms response time, 165Hz refresh rate, adaptive sync, and ASUS’s Extreme Motion Blur Sync all work together to make sure that no matter how fast you are gaming, your image stays clean and you don’t get tearing. Combine all of that with the WQHD 2560x1440 resolution, HDR, and shadow boost feature and you will really get the most out of your games. The icing on the cake here is that you also get a curved display. I’ve used a few other curved displays that are actually a bit distracting with the severity of the curve. The curve on this monitor is subtle, it doesn’t distract you but immerses you further into your game.

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    Overall -

    After playing this for about a week now, I can say it would be difficult to go back to using something at a lower resolution, or something that didn’t support HDR. This monitor has so many features, but in the end the only thing that matters is that it improves your gaming experience and doesn’t get in the way of it. This monitor does just that. High image quality, fast response time, FreeSync, and a slightly curved display, all come together to give you a great experience. After hours playing World of Warcraft, Fortnite, Apex, CoD, Minecraft, Red Dead 2, and GTAV on this monitor I can easily recommend it to anyone looking for a gaming monitor with zero compromises. This is the complete package. It’s such a great experience that two of my sons are already scheming ways that they can ditch their monitors and take over mine.

    Jun 08, 2021 10:53
  • Review by ZBMILLER, 10 out of 10
    Great display for you budget conscious

    The ASUS 31.5" WLED is a beast! The sheer size of the display is great, you have a curved display with minimal bezels and a small chin, enough to rep the brand. The product is solid, weighing in around 20lbs, once you get it set in place the monitor is sturdy!

    In the box you have the display itself, an HDMI, Display Cable, Power adapter, a simple cable organizer and some documentation. The monitor itself is simple in design, no LEDs other than a power indicator, but nothing flashy on it, the monitor can easily function for work (and look the part), with the specs to also give you a smooth gaming experience.

    You have 2 HDMI Ports, 1 Display Port, 1 3.5mm headphone jack and the input for power on the back. The buttons are on the back right hand side, you have the little navigation nub that you can navigate and bring up the menus plus various shortcuts on the buttons below for Cancel, GamePlus, GameVisual and Power.

    GamePlus gives you Crosshair (Practice Mode), Timer, FPS Counter, Display Alignment and Sniper (Practice Mode).

    GameVisual gives you visual presets for Scenery Mode, Racing Mode, Cinema Mode, RTS/RPG Mode, FPS Mode, sRGB Mode and MOBA Mode.

    The monitor does have built in speakers, they are a little flat, however if you are using an HDMI gaming input display audio output can be handy if you're playing something casual. A pair of speakers or a gaming headset is what I typically use so I only tested them out then turned them down again.

    The 165HZ 1440P display looks amazing, it took a couple adjustments after launching a game to get the display to my preferred visuals, I was initially using the monitor to work on some Excel sheets for work and had adjusted the visuals to a mostly white display. I jumped in and played a couple battle royales to try and finish off the season pass before they ended, so I sat in front of the display for quite a few hours, FPS Mode was my preferred setting (I did turn the brightness down just a touch). With the refresh rate and Freesync the display was buttery smooth! After a little more gaming I did adjust the monitors sharpness (mostly for text) and now I am pleased!

    Overall I am very pleased with this monitor, ASUS hit all of the right specs to make this an amazing display, and with the TUF Gaming badge you know you're getting great gaming hardware, at a price that is more budget friendly!

    Jun 07, 2021 19:01
  • Review by softwareEngineer, 10 out of 10
    Yep, It's Immersive

    The Asus TUF Gaming VG32VQR is one of Asus’ latest installment of gaming monitors in the larger, curved space. They have a couple of curved monitors in the 31.5” size, but this one looks to stand out to professional gamers in both PC and console realms.

    Specs Taken from the Asus Website:

    31.5-inch WQHD (2560x1440) 1800R curved gaming monitor with ultrafast 165Hz refresh rate designed for professional gamers and immersive gameplay

    ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB ™) technology enables a 1ms response time (MPRT) together with Adaptive-sync, eliminating ghosting and tearing for sharp gaming visuals with high frame rates.

    FreeSync Premium technology to eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates

    High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology with professional color gamut delivers contrast and color performance that meets the DisplayHDR 400 certification

    Supports both Adaptive-Sync with NVIDIA GeForce* graphics cards and FreeSync with AMD Radeon graphics cards *Compatible with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series, GTX 16 series, RTX 20 series and newer graphics cards

    Full HD(1920 X 1080)@120Hz & 1440P (2560 x 1440)@60Hz output on PS5; Full HD & 1440P(2560 x 1440)@120Hz VRR output on Xbox Series X/S

    Build Quality:

    Out of the box, the monitor felt overwhelmingly large since I am used to 24”/27” monitors at home as well as at work, and I’m guessing you will too when you unbox it from its overwhelmingly large box. Assembly is quite simple as attaching the base footing to the monitor stand, requiring no tools. One would think that this monitor fully assembled would weigh a considerable amount, but no! It’s very light and that for those of us that will VESA mount (100x100mm) this monitor won’t have to sweat the stress on the mount. If you intend to use the included base, monitor adjustability is as follows:

    Tilt : Yes (+20° ~ -3°)

    Height Adjustable

    Swivel

    There is no option to on the included base to rotate to portrait...but then who would do that to a curved monitor anyway???

    As far as looks are concerned, the monitor’s plastic bezels are fairly thin, but about a ¼” of panel on the top and sides are actually bezels flushed with the VA panel. So effectively the monitor is indeed 31.5” due to these bezels. The same is true for another Asus TUF monitor I own, so that must be a thing for them. Other than that, a vast majority of the monitor is made out of plastic, save the metal base for its weight to keep the monitor planted.

    I/O Ports:

    DisplayPort 1.2 x 1

    HDMI(v2.0) x 2

    Earphone Jack : Yes

    There isn’t a USB Hub built into the monitor, which kind of sucks as I’ve gotten used to monitors that do, but it isn’t a deal breaker by any means.

    Performance:

    The VG32VQR monitor is a gorgeous monitor. I run a 5900x with an Nvidia RTX3090. Right off the bat, Nvidia was able to detect both the refresh rate of 165Hz as well as the option to enable G-SYNC (although it does mention that the display is not validated as a G-SYNC compatible monitor). I turned it on just fine.

    Messing with the OSD allows the selection of predefined “GameVisuals” for most scenarios. sRGB was perfect for everyday browsing and productivity. Moving from visual to visual will change the color, brightness and contrast settings to benefit a particular genre of game or viewing mode. FPS, MOBA, RTS/RPG and Racing are the gaming modes; Scenery, Cinema and sRGB are more for your everyday viewing pleasure. I found each to be mostly positive for its intended purposes, but the advanced user will be able to customize each GameVisual that works for their situation. Another quick menu item is “GamePlus”, which allows an option of overlay: FPS practice crosshairs, a timer, FPS counter, DisplayAlignment and Sniper crosshairs.

    The VG32VQR is a DisplayHDR 400 certified monitor and when HDR is enabled in Windows, the monitor will disable GameVisuals to allow you to either choose HDR Cinema or HDR Gaming. If a particular game you play has a setting for HDR, it might be worthwhile to run in this mode, but beware that HDR will make your game appear washed out if there isn’t an option to do so.

    Finally, frame rates! Using an online website test tool, I was able to confirm the 165Hz refresh. This is making sure FreeSync Premium is enabled in the monitor. But how does that equate to gaming? You have to remember that your PC’s hardware will dictate the amount of fps it can generate based on the game you are trying to play. Will I get 165Hz out of Shadow of the Tomb Raider at Ultra settings? Probably not. But dang, it is so gorgeous on this monitor. But when I ran in lowest settings, I was able to max out fps at 165Hz. The same can be said for most games; find a good medium of graphics quality and fps if you can. Obviously if fps is your priority, then make the necessary graphics adjustments to do so. There is also the ELMB option to quicken the MPRT, but I found it made the picture darker overall.

    The biggest surprise for me is the 120Hz VRR output on Xbox Series X. Maybe I’ve been living under a rock for a minute, but to me this monitor is a bonafide gaming monitor made for console gaming! Currently, the PS5 only puts out 60Hz according to Asus, but I’m guessing with a PS5 VRR update down the road, this too will be able to allow higher refresh rates.

    Price-wise, there is a lot of competition in the 32” 1440p space, curved or not. Some omissions that I wish were on this monitor are USB ports as they come in extremely handy rather than buying another hub as well as Nvidia G-SYNC compatible. These features can be found on other monitors at around or below the asking price for this monitor. Seeing that this is an AMD-friendly monitor with Freesync Premium, this will probably suit better for AMD Radeon GPUs as well as next gen consoles with AMD silicon. I’d say if you’re part of that group, this is an easy buy. If you’ve got an Nvidia card like me, I don’t think you’ll find any issues running G-SYNC either, but you may be inclined to find a monitor with the GSYNC stamp of approval.

    Jun 02, 2021 02:00
  • 9.6score
    Samsung - 390 Series 24" LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor (HDMI, VGA) - High glossy black
    Description

    Enjoy an immersive viewing experience with this Samsung 24-inch curved monitor. An ultra-fast video response prevents blurring so you don't miss a detail. This Samsung 24-inch curved monitor provides bold panoramic views and its ultra-slim design is complimented with a simple tilting stand.

    9 Features
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio: Delivers crystal-clear picture quality with stunning detail.
  • 4 ms response time: Helps prevent blurring, ghosting and streaking during intense action sequences in video games and movies.
  • Watch crisp images: The 60Hz refresh rate is a good choice for gaming and other fast-moving media.
  • 24" widescreen curved LED monitor: Provides a large viewing area and clear images.
  • FreeSync technology for fluid gameplay: AMD FreeSync synchronizes the refresh rate between the GPU and display to eliminate image tears and choppiness.
  • HDMI and VGA inputs: Enable you to connect both digital and analog devices.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Ensure a clear view of the monitor from multiple vantage points.
  • 3000:1 contrast ratio: Provides a high number of shades between black and white. This range enables accurate color reproduction when displaying images with extreme differences between light and dark for excellent picture quality.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: For a highly visible display and crisp on-screen images.
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  • Review by MBH123, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommend.

    Had my computer monitor go out from a lightening storm and so I hooked up a TV to use in the meantime. TV's are designed to be viewed from across the room, not up close, so the screen was hurting my eyes.

    I went to BestBuy.com, my source for everything electronic and picked out this curved screen because the reviews were good and I wads intrigued with the screen curvature.

    Using it now for about a month and it's been great. Very sharp, very bright, excellent color after I adjusted the monitor and my graphics software. No more sore eyes when working onn the computer.

    I'm very happy with it and would recommend it.

    Dec 26, 2020 15:19
  • Review by KimD, 10 out of 10
    Best Monitor I ever owned!

    I wasn't sure how I was going to like the curved monitor but let me tell you, it's AWESOME!! Now I want all of my monitors to be curved. The picture is crisp/sharp/clear, the colors are vivid and bright, excellent color! When I picked up the box I almost threw it over my shoulder, I expected it to be heavy but it's not, it's very light. Definitely super happy with this purchase.

    Mar 07, 2021 08:57
  • Review by obmaeve, 10 out of 10
    MUST BUY

    This is an amazing monitor! For the price it’s the best monitor I’ve ever had. I use it to connect my MacBook Pro to for another screen! You have to order a dongle to connect but you can guy one from amazing for 8 bucks and it works perfectly! Highly recommend and everyone compliments my rounded shape monitor!

    Oct 22, 2021 15:55
  • Review by RonW, 10 out of 10
    2nd monitor

    I bought my first curved monitor about 2 years ago and love it. I just bought this one along with the USBC dual/triple display docking station so I could use 2 monitors with my laptop.

    Aug 21, 2021 08:27
  • Review by Sarahroo31, 10 out of 10
    I love this monitor!

    I bought two of these monitors, and I ended up putting one up in portrait style. I love these monitors!

    Jul 19, 2019 15:45
  • Review by BrianL, 10 out of 10
    Great display to meet your needs.

    Fantastic curved display for business or gaming. I love the sleek look. The only downside is the single button for all functions and power.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:29
  • Review by Matthew, 10 out of 10
    Fits great on small desk

    Main goal when purchasing this was to optimize my desk space Looks great and fits my needs (mostly work related).

    Would be better if the tilt and/or height could be adjusted but it's fine the way it is.

    Base scuffs easily from resting my laptop on it but still happy with it.

    Jan 03, 2021 02:59
  • Review by Alexander, 10 out of 10
    Samsung curved monitor

    Great product. Definitely would recommend as i have bought two.

    Jul 27, 2021 20:02
  • 9.4score
    Dell - 24" VA LED FHD Curved Gaming Monitor (HDMI 2.0, Display Port 1.2) - Black
    Description

    The new Dell 24" Curved Gaming Monitor is equipped with a 4ms Response Time - 165Hz - AMD FreeSync™ Premium Technology featuring Vertical Alignment, Anti-glare with 3H hardness, and 1500R Curvature. Adjustable height and LED screen, this 24" monitor is equipped for ultimate game play.

    13 Features
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution: The three-sided ultrathin bezel design lets you enjoy superb screen clarity in 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution
  • Consistent colors: Get virtually seamless views with consistent colors across a wide 178°/178° viewing angle with In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology
  • 24" LED Edgelight Monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • AMD FreeSync Technology: Seamlessly synchronizes the frame rate output between your graphics card and monitor. This dynamic refresh rate effectively eliminates image tearing, stuttering, and jerkiness for smooth gameplay.
  • Seamless switching: Built-in dual HDMI ports keep your devices always plugged in and let you effortlessly switch between streaming and console gaming
  • Design: Curved Gaming monitor is built to deliver swift and responsive gameplay, versatility and highly customizable features to deliver an exceptional and immersive gaming experience to mainstream and casual gamers.
  • Refresh Rate: An impressively quick 165Hz refresh rate allows fast-moving visuals to be seen with incredible clarity so you can react quicker.
  • Response Time: Enjoy seamless performance during high-speed action thanks to an incredibly fast 1ms Moving Picture Response Time (MPRT) and 4ms GtG response time that eliminates motion blur.
  • Contrast ratio: View rich, consistent colors (99% sRGB color gamut) on the VA (Vertical Alignment) panel that offers a high contrast ratio of 3000:1 across a wide 178-degree viewing angle
  • Curved screen: The 1500R curved screen creates a more realistic field of vision for a more immersive viewing experience
  • Height Adjustable: Height and tilt adjustability let you customize to your viewing preference for long hours of gaming
  • In-game advantage: 3 user-defined profiles to fit the variety of games played in addition to 4 preset modes and game features such as Timer, Frame Rate Counter, Dark Stabilizer.
  • A cable management chamber: Allows for cables to pass through the stand discreetly to easily connect to the ports within the hidden compartment on the back of the monitor.
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  • Review by NAMO, 10 out of 10
    Inexpensive and Very Accurate Color Reproduction

    Key Features

    165Hz Refresh Rate

    1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution

    AMD FreeSync Compatible

    2 HDMI 2.0 Inputs

    1 Full-Size DisplayPort 1.2 Input

    1ms MPRT (Moving Picture Response Time)

    SET-UP

    The monitor comes well packaged and protected. Anyone with a Dell monitor will instantly recognize the steps necessary to get it attached to the stand and set-up for use. This is the same mounting solution Dell has used for years (even my 2012 model Dell UltraSharps use the same mounting system). If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Dell even made the assembly a tool-free, issue-free affair. Excellent!

    As notated above the monitor includes what I would consider the basic assortment of available connections. But, it should be just enough to satisfy a vast majority of consumers. There are 3 input connections, 2 HDMI 2.0 inputs, and 1 full-size DisplayPort 1.2 input. Note, there are no analog video inputs. Next to those inputs, is the monitor’s sole output, a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is not a lot of extras built-in, but at this price point, the selections are sufficient, and I think does the job at covering the bases for what the average consumer would need in a quality 1080p monitor.

    There are 4 buttons, and a joystick multi-selector on the back of the monitor to adjust the settings and parameters of the monitor. I found the buttons a little clunky and somewhat hard to decipher when initially setting it up. It became more familiar after a few adjustments, but still clunky to me. Thankfully, Dell has developed its excellent: Dell Display Manager Application. A small download allows the user to control and adjust the functions of the monitor with simple clicks of the mouse. The program enables a 2-way communication with the monitor, and it works great!!! You no longer must reach behind the monitor and guess at which button does what. It is a well-executed and implemented program. Dell should be commended on its functionality.

    USE

    I was all set to hate on this monitor after getting it connected and turned on for the first time. I am an IPS panel snob and when the screen turned on and I could see the hot spots from the edge lit LED’s I had made my mind up that this was going to be an average monitor at best. I was right. The monitor was OK, it had decent color and imaging. I used it for a few hours and it served its purpose well enough. Text was clear. I was able to write up a couple of long overdue Word documents. Web browsing was equally fair. The monitor had a decent picture and didn’t do anything necessarily wrong, but I wasn’t wow’d in any way. So, I decided to hook up my colorimeter and do a calibration now that the new monitor had several hours of break in.

    My initial indifference was immediately removed after calibration. The monitor looked vibrant, and colors were much more accurate. The shortcomings and my lack of enthusiasm were gone. The monitor really did have a great image in it after all. I posted pictures of the results of the calibration. This monitor returned a near perfect image and an almost equally perfect D65 color. WOW!!!! This is something that my expensive UltraSharps aren’t able to achieve, nor can my HP Omen gaming monitor. This is one of the most accurate monitors I’ve used to date.

    NEGATIVES

    There are only two potential negatives that I can think of:

    1. The monitor is only compatible with AMD FreeSync. So, owners of gaming rigs containing nVidia graphics cards will not be able to take advantage of the screen matching refresh rate that nVidia uses (GSync).

    2. I’m not sure that a 24” monitor is really wide enough to need to be curved. I will admit that it could just be that I am not totally comfortable with the curved monitor yet, but I just don’t know if there is any really real benefit of the curve at this screen size. Both my Dell UltraSharps are 24” and neither one is curved and I don’t see a need.

    CONCLUSIONS

    I am incredibly pleased with the performance of this monitor. It has an accurate color reproduction, that covers 99% of the available sRGB color spectrum and a near instantaneous response time, rivaling even the best IPS panels. Text in spreadsheets and documents are clear and images are authentic and natural looking. Games played smoothly with no perceivable lag or stuttering. Even fast paced games like Call of Duty and Forza played cleanly and smoothly with no perceivable lag or tearing.

    While I was fully prepared to give this monitor a mediocre rating after first turning it on, it has completely won me over. I give this a full 5 star rating for its crisp, clear text and extremely accurate color reproduction that rivals or exceeds much more expensive IPS monitors.

    Mar 29, 2021 19:17
  • Review by explore42, 10 out of 10
    Full Featured Gaming Monitor

    Getting a monitor that gives you a great FHD panel with a high refresh rate for a reasonable amount of money has just gotten easier. This Dell monitor once I got it fully set up really amazed me. The overall display quality, build, stand flexibility and ease of set up makes this monitor a real winner. Naturally one of Dell’s larger curved monitors will give you a more immersive feel but if you don’t have the space or the money this is a great alternative.

    Features: The display is VA panel which supports FHD 1920 x 1080 with a refresh rate up to 165hz. It has up to a 178 degree viewing angle and a 3000:1 contrast ratio for deep blacks. The response times are 1ms in MPRT mode, 4ms Gray to Gray (GtG) in Super Fast mode and 8ms GtG in Fast mode. There are two HDMI ports, a Display Port and a Headphone/audio out jack. The monitor has the typical Dell stand which gives you total control over the display height and angle. I think this is more important with a curved screen than a flat screen. To get the full immersive feel you need to have the monitor at eye level so that your eyes are aligned with the middle of the screen. Since this is a 24” monitor I set mine up so that I was sitting about 1.2 ft away for playing games, that is the minimum recommended distance for a 16 x 9, 24” FHD display. When doing anything else I would move back to about 24 inches from the screen. If you sit close your games are going to become far more intensive. The display has a very thin side bezel so all the control buttons are on the right rear of the panel. There is one main joy stick menu button and four function buttons. These are the buttons you need to access the set-up menu but more importantly you use them for selecting input source, short cuts and game presets. So when choosing where to put the monitor its important to make sure you can get your hand around the right side of the display. The other option is load Dell’s Display Manager (DDM) app for windows and control everything via the app.

    Setup: After I put the monitor together on its stand and cabled it I went through the basic set up items. My gaming laptop can do up to 144 hz at FHD so I configured Windows for 1080 at 144hz and set the monitor’s response time settings to MPRT – note that MPRT only works with 144hz and 165hz refresh rates. Next I checked out the monitors performance using the Eizo monitor test and TestUFO. The panel was perfect with no pixel issues and the colors and gray scales were uniform across the panel. Playing with the TestUFO I was able to see how much the 144 hz refresh improved over a standard 60hz rate. I repeated this same process with my desktop which support FHD 1080 at the 165hz refresh rate. Again the monitor looked and performed great. There are five preset game settings and 3 customizable presets as well. The preconfigured presets are Standard, FSP First-Person Shooter, MOBA Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, RPG Role-Playing Games and Sports. These are definitely something you are going to want to play around with and if you don’t like them you can create up to three more presets to meet your taste.

    Bottom Line: What I really like about this monitor is that the colors are vivid and blacks are reasonably black. Some of my games seemed to run better under MPRT and others seemed to look better using the Super Fast response time. I’m not sure how much of this was personal preference vs measurable performance but I played with the settings until I found what I liked. I would recommend making sure your game’s refresh rate is set correctly because I found several of mine defaulted to 60 fps and I had to manually change it. I also found that because it’s a curved monitor the in-game camera angles can change the immersive feel. Viewing the game from inside the car was much more immersive than having the camera show a bird’s eye view from behind. You need to try the various options because what worked on a flat screen may not give you the maximum benefit of this curved monitor. Lastly because this is a VA monitor its good for general use as well. Getting used to the curved screen while doing spreadsheets and documents does take a little getting used to but once you do it becomes a non-issue.

    Mar 19, 2021 11:10
  • Review by Omar94, 10 out of 10
    Curved monitor

    This phenomenal curved screen delivers on everything it says it will in description, I waited A while before making any reviews to see if I would Experience any problems but over all it’s very clear and bright picture and doesn’t have any texture loss when running certain things so I’m in love and highly recommend it to anyone whose starting off gaming on pc like me

    Jul 05, 2021 15:32
  • Review by TechTux, 10 out of 10
    Great Monitor / Great Display

    I was in the market for a curve display with great refresh rate and quality picture. I really enjoy this monitor and the ease of navigation through the menus using the knob on the back of the panel. Over all the ports are easy to access and connect to peripherals and the menu navigation is a breeze. There are multiple customized settings you can go through to set the picture to the way you prefer.

    Overall I recommend this monitor for anyone who is looking for a curve display.

    May 13, 2021 12:31
  • Review by Good, 8 out of 10
    Beautiful monitor

    Before this one I had a 75hz monitor also from Dell and now after using this one I can play so much better on my PC and also I use it for a PlayStation 5, looks good and the curve makes it a nice monitor

    Oct 23, 2021 23:53
  • Review by Djbino, 10 out of 10
    Dell gaming monitor

    This monitor is really good for gaming and the curved screen is super cool

    Jun 06, 2021 12:40
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Look at that Curve!!!

    The Dell 24 Inch LED Curved Gaming Monitor is a true beauty in every sense. The monitor not only looks amazing with its curvature, but will also amaze you its with display. It provides excellent colors and blacks and performed well in every aspect for myself. The monitor is very easy to setup out of the box with no tools required. With one simple screw on the bottom, you are ready to go and get your gaming on. so lets go over some of the PROS and CONS of the Dell LED Curved Gaming Monitor.

    PROS-

    165Hz Refresh Rate

    FreeSync

    Light Weight – Compared to my other gaming monitor same height

    Easy Installation

    Excellent Colors / Darks

    That Curvature

    Multiple Gaming Presets

    Anti-Glare

    1080 FHD – For the Price

    All in all, keeping the price point in mind this is an amazing monitor. You will not be disappointed.

    Mar 19, 2021 17:58
  • Review by Echo, 8 out of 10
    Great value gaming

    Great gaming monitor for the pice and g-sync works with my 2070 super

    Jun 25, 2021 20:02
  • 9.4score
    ASUS - TUF 24.5” IPS FHD 280Hz Fast 1ms G-SYNC Gaming Monitor with DisplayHDR™ 400
    Description

    24.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Fast IPS gaming monitor with ultrafast 280Hz refresh rate designed for professional gamers and immersive gameplay. G-SYNC Compatible ready, delivering a seamless, tear-free gaming experience by enabling VRR (variable refresh rate) by default

    5 Features
  • Panel Size (diagonal): 24.5"(62.23cm) Wide Screen (16:9)
  • Display Viewing Area: 543.744 x 302.616 mm
  • Panel Backlight/ Type: WLED / Fast IPS
  • True Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Refresh Rate: 280Hz (overclocking)
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  • Review by ZenkiDavidTTV, 10 out of 10
    What an FPS Beast...

    No words. I upgraded from a 144hz 27 inch TN panel and the IPS is waaaay better. For Competitive gaming especially high frames, this 280hz is the SHIZ. 11/10 recommend to anyone. I get 300 frames on Valorant so this is a must have! If you’re wanting the upgrade and don’t think this is worth it, click the order button don’t be scared.

    Dec 11, 2020 22:11
  • Review by Malek, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    It is a Great monitor for gaming and for other staff

    Jun 16, 2021 21:20
  • Review by PowerTower, 10 out of 10
    Awesome monitor, sketchy packaging

    I received the monitor 3 days after I placed the order, so that was a very nice surprise. However, the bad surprise was that the monitor was shipped in a regular unlabeled shipping box, and not in Asus' retail box. I don't know if that's how BestBuy sells this monitor, or maybe the person who shipped it made a mistake. It doesn't look used as well, so most likely it's not a returned unit.

    My only complain about the monitor itself is that it doesn't go very high. I'm 5'6", and I feel like I need a few extra inches for a comfortable viewing experience. I might buy a monitor arm later on. In terms of gaming, I'm coming from a 60hz panel, so going to 280hz is eye opening. BF1 at ~150 fps looks nothing like BF1 on 60 fps :) And if you get yourself one of those coveted RTX 3080 cards, then your experience is truly going to be god-like.

    This is pretty much the same thing as VG259QM, but it looks like this is exclusive for BestBuy. Definitely recommend for any gamer that can afford a $300 monitor.

    Sep 19, 2020 12:48
  • Review by Asus, 6 out of 10
    dead pixels

    Ded pixels! with monitors always crossing fingers to avoid this...

    Oct 27, 2021 13:38
  • Review by EddieConfetti, 10 out of 10
    Just got mine and it’s really good!

    280hz moment I plugged it in “it’s in the oc settings btw” but after that i was blown away by how sharp and smooth it was with G sync turned on it was nuts 5/5 highly recommend I got very lucky with the panel lottery I have a flawless panel on my vg25qmy

    Sep 24, 2021 17:04
  • Review by Perry, 10 out of 10
    Amazing display, but the panel lottery is real...

    I love this awesome monitor, but the panel lottery is real.

    After months of research and a few false starts, I finally found the perfect display for my dual-monitor gaming/work setup.

    What else did I look at?

    I also tried a 34" curved ultrawide from LG, but the curve made me feel nauseated when using it for work. It also had a stuck pixel. That went back to Amazon.

    The top 24" budget pick from AOC felt absurdly cheap with horrible backlight bleed. Likewise, one of the two displays I received had a dead pixel. With a replacement out of the question until March, I wasn't waiting that long for something I didn't even like. Again, back to Amazon.

    My search eventually led me to the ASUS VG259QM, which I got from Best Buy.

    Because I use this setup for both gaming and work, it's important that the displays are comfortable with strong color performance and exceptional uniformity. I also have limited desk space, so dual 25" monitors is literally the biggest I could do. Likewise, these were going to be mounted to a dual-monitor stand, so they couldn't have a "chin" that would prevent them from being pushed flush together.

    The GOOD news: my search is over. I love this monitor.

    The display I'm using now is phenomenal with no serious issues and great black uniformity. While there's significant IPS glow in the corners (unavoidable, really), I don't notice any backlight bleed around the edges, nor any dead/stuck pixels. I liked the colors out of the box, but I also admit they need some tweaking.

    I also love 240hz more than expected and don't think I could ever go back to a slower display. It's been great for gaming and work alike. Awesome build quality, too. The monitor feels sturdy and was easy to set up. There's even a trick to get it to run 10-bit color using CRU.

    Now for the BAD news...

    I'm still trying to lock in an acceptable replacement for my second screen. The first had a small, dark spot in the upper half of the screen (see pics). Not a dead pixel, it looked more like a piece of dirt or dust got caught under the anti-glare coating during manufacturing. This was in addition to moderately distracting backlight bleed, so that was too many serious issues for one display.

    I ordered a replacement.

    Unfortunately, the replacement had the same "dust speck" issue as the first, only much worse, with two or three specks on the display that were noticeable on a light-colored background. I'm now waiting for a second replacement to get here, this way I can (hopefully) close the book on this setup.

    Each of my displays were manufactured in December 2020, so it's possible a couple bad eggs made it into that batch. Here's hoping my next replacement is my final replacement, with performance as good as the display I have in front of me right now. If that winds up being the case, I couldn't be happier.

    Overall, I recommend the VG259QM, but check your screen carefully when you get it.

    Feb 07, 2021 14:35
  • Review by Anonymous, 2 out of 10
    Dead Pixels

    Found a couple of dead pixels after running a couple of dead pixel tests. Hoping to exchange for a new one without any further issues.

    Oct 26, 2021 22:39
  • Review by Armando, 10 out of 10
    Best !

    Amazing monitor fast response time 240hz for great value aswell !

    Nov 05, 2020 13:13
  • 9.4score
    HP - 24" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor (HDMI, VGA) - Silver and Black
    Description

    The New Definition of High Definition: This FHD monitor feels as good as it looks, packing IPS technology for 178 degrees ultra-wide viewing angles, 99% sRGB color gamut for color accuracy, and AMD FreeSync™ to keep your eyes up to speed with your imagination.

    11 Features
  • Step up to the best: No matter where you stand, an HP IPS monitor delivers clear, vivid images. IPS technology ensures image accuracy and consistency across the ultra-wide viewing spectrum.
  • Share the panoramic view: Vibrant detail from practically any position with consistent color and image clarity maintained across ultra-wide 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles.
  • HP Eye Ease with Eyesafe® Certification: HP Eye Ease technology keeps your eyes comfortable with an always-on blue light filter that presents your vivid content with zero impact on color accuracy.
  • Highly accurate color: With 99% sRGB(3) color space, this HP display provides ideal color reproduction with minimal effort. Perfect for photos, videos—all your creative projects.
  • Integrated cable management: Cord and wire pass-through located on the display stand reduces cord-clutter and helps keep your workspace clean and organized.
  • AMD FreeSync™ technology: See and feel the difference of fluid, responsive gameplay. By synchronizing the refresh rate with your GPU, AMD FreeSync™ makes display stutter, input lag, and screen tears ancient history.
  • Full HD display: Be prepared for brilliant visuals and crisp images with the unforgettable quality of this stunning FHD / 1080p display.
  • Three-sided micro-edge display: See more of your screen with a threesided micro-edge display that maximizes your viewing area.
  • An easier way to connect: With both HDMI and VGA ports, this display is ready to connect for brilliant high definition visuals over a smooth digital connection.
  • Easily personalize and adjust your display: Customize your display with easy, intuitive HP Display Center software that lets you tailor your settings, partition screens, and even dim the screen.
  • Environmentally conscious: Energy efficient design and components help reduce power consumption and @Matt Gaeenergy costs.
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  • Review by Solrak, 10 out of 10
    Exceptional “Jack of All Trades” 1080p Monitor

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    The 24” HP M24f does so many things right – especially at this price point – that I feel that it becomes really hard to find any deal breaking faults; without feeling like I am going into “knit-picking” mode. If you’re looking for something on the affordable side of the 24” monitor segment, particularly for a home office or workstation application - the M24f’s IPS panel is going to be tough to beat. It looks absolutely great on almost any desk, excellent viewing angles, a respectable 99% sRGB color gamut reproduction, and thoughtful productivity enhancing touches like HP’s Eye Ease (the always on blue light filtering tech) to help protect your eyes while you’re plugging away on your work for hours on end. The M24f supports AMD FreeSync variable refresh rate and is a more than capable of pulling double duty for casual HD gaming at “lower” refresh rates (compared to the “higher 144Hz + up models). HP makes other gaming monitors that would undoubtedly be better suited if that what you’re looking.

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    I work with a lot, and I do mean a lot, of computer monitors, TV monitors, projectors, and everything in between for what seems like decades now. Needless to say, many of those monitors have been HP monitors throughout that time. I have come to respect HP for always providing a quality product for almost every segment and the M24f is no exception. It sports an exceptionally crisp 1920 x 1080 native display resolution that HP states offers “ultra-wide 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles”. I’d be hard pressed to argue with their claims, because even compared to other IPS panels in this size range, something about the M24f just “popped” in images and video when I started messing around with the viewing angles in study. The M24f also has a more than respectable color reproduction with 99% sRGB color space. Like literally every monitor – ever – you will most likely have to “tune” or calibrate the monitor to enhance the color palate for a particular type of workload or productivity task in order to get the most visual effect out of the images/videos you are working with.

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    I really liked the elegant and simplistic design aesthetic that HP used for the M24f. In summary - it looks more expensive than it is. Particularly when viewed from the side or at corner angles that allow the particularly slim upper and side bezels showcase the IPS panel even more. Add in the M24f’s simple, yet cleverly implemented cable management system that runs down the back of the silver base, it is ideal for workstation use or front office style desks where a smaller 24” form factor or visual exterior design appeal matters more than sheer physical screen size. I am not particularly crazy about the hidden OSD control buttons along the lower right side – but they work well enough and fit in with the whole “minimalistic” design theme that is going on here. I was disappointed to learn that the M24f does NOT support VESA mounting, which is a bummer for me (and anyone else) that has a multiple monitor arm set up at home or in the workspace. While the M24f’s screen may sport exceptional viewing angles – sadly the monitor arm and base do not. You can “tilt” and adjust the horizontal viewing angle, the stand/base does not offer vertical height adjustment not does the screen tilt left – to -right either. That being said, even with the limited base adjustment, the IPS screen viewing angles make the whole package more than manageable for everyday use. Also, I can’t neglect to mention how light the whole unit feels, almost too light – which is a compliment. Unfortunately, I was also disappointed to learn that there are no “built-in” speakers for “basic” sound reproduction, which isn’t really a negative thing, but more of something to be aware of in case you needed that functionality out the box. I wasn’t expecting the M24f to have a built-in web camera either at this price point – so I was not surprised to learn it didn’t actually have one after setting it up.

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    I opted to use the M24f as my “main” monitor to get a feel if it could handle all my day to work loads, and for the most part it exceeded my expectations, however there were some things that warrant considerations/thoughts before you pull the trigger.

    - Make sure 24” is the appropriate size for your workloads and personal needs. All the best image quality and viewing angles in world won’t make your desktop bigger. So, make sure this size works for you.

    - it is not a substitute for a high end/high resolution/high frame rate gaming monitor. This monitor is limited to a maximum refresh rate of 70Hz, a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and a 5-millisecond response time and lack of HDR support – HP makes other gaming monitors that would undoubtedly be better suited if that what you’re looking for – but casual gaming was no problem for the M24f.

    - while the build quality is solid, I still can’t help but feel HP did a little too much cost cutting when I think about the lack of VESA mounting integration, lack of built-in speakers, and “basic” adjustability of the base. This also comes across in the limited amount of input option as you only have 1x HDMI or 1x VGA connector. (I happen to primarily use Display Port).

    In the end I was still impressed with everything HP brought to the table with the M24f – particularly at the sub $200 MSRP. I think this is perfect for smaller workstations, desk, or a highly visible study (as in my usage case) where the design aesthetics and extremely crisp and vibrant IPS can be seen in all its glory.

    May 17, 2021 00:38
  • Review by AtlantaGreg, 10 out of 10
    An excellent monitor for the price

    A growing number of people today are doing much if not all of their computing on phone and tablet screens. More on laptops that usually top out at 15 inches (or less). While fine for basic tasks, sometimes you need more screen space, especially when photo and video editing, or doing a video chat call with a class or office. The HP M24f monitor hits that sweet spot at 24 inches (23.8 diagonally, actually), where it gives you a lot more space to work on, but isn’t so large it overwhelms your eyes or can’t fit in a smaller workspace area.

    The M24f has a 1080p / 70Hz resolution which is just fine for something this size, is very bright, and has a 99% rated sRGB color range for accurate colors, and they look really nice on this screen. Mine had zero dead pixels (yay!). The stand comes in two pieces which basically just snap onto the monitor and a screw on the bottom secures it; note though, the stand does not adjust in terms of height, but does tilt forward and back easily for the best angle. The monitor has a nice wide viewing range of 178 degrees, meaning you don’t have to be right in front of it to see the clarity and brightness – you can be a bit off to the side, or others around you can see it just as well as you do, which not every monitor can claim – and it’s accurate in this case as even off to the side I could see everything just as clearly as in front. Since the bezels on three sides are incredibly thin, this makes for a nice viewing experience. There’s a built-in blue light filter that helps to reduce eye strain as well, that stays on automatically all of the time, which comes in handy when you are having to stare at the screen for longer periods of time. I tend to get a headache after a couple of hours of monitor time and this must work because so far I haven’t had this issue with the M24f. A snap-off piece on the back of the stand has a cable management clip so you can better hide cables behind the monitor and keep the desk looking cleaner. A small row of adjustment buttons along with the power button sit on the underside.

    Now, keep in mind this is a “no thrills” monitor in terms of extras on the case, meaning there are no USB or USB-C ports on the back, and no built-in web cam. You cannot mount it on a wall. You have the monitor and stand with an older style VGA port and a HDMI port on the back to connect to a desktop, laptop, or other device that can handle either of those connections (a HDMI cable is included in the box). The power cord port and adjustment buttons on the bottom round it off, so it’s basic in terms of no extra fluff, but at under $200, the price reflects that. You still get a very good, sharp, and bright monitor that doesn’t use a ton of power via it’s 25 watt power adapter. At barely more than 5 pounds and overall VERY thin, you can carry it around and move it to wherever you need it and it’s not ugly, so you can leave it out all of the time.

    For those who have computers that are compatible with “AMD FreeSync”, it’s built into the M24f, and it synchronizes the monitor’s refresh rate with your graphics card and reduces screen stutter and lag. HP Display Center software is an option as well, to allow you to adjust settings via your computer if you prefer more control over the standard buttons.

    I really like the HP M24f. It has the basics I need, is just the right size without being “tv sized”, and has a very good level of sharpness, brightness, and color accuracy for my needs. It compliments a desktop and a laptop as well. For again, under $200, I think it’s well worth the price for what you get. Recommended and I give it 5 stars based on what you get for the price.

    May 12, 2021 21:40
  • Review by hahanson, 6 out of 10
    Looks great on a desk

    But other than being aesthetically beautiful edge to edge screen and a wonderfully thin, compact design it was pretty average.

    Color accuracy out of the box was terrible. All presets were exceedingly red. Manually adjusting RGB gave better results, but I could never exceed beyond "acceptable". It's kind of like the difference between the "soft white" incandescent bulb and a bluish tinted LED bulb - was either too far one way or the other -- I could not find a balance that was pleasing to me.

    Freesync is a nice feature, however it's not very useful in this monitor. With 5 ms latency, While it will suffice for a casual gamer, it's simply not competitive with gaming displays at its price point.

    The IPS panel offers a wide viewing angle, and this monitor will certainly suffice as a day-to-day productivity tool. It will serve somewhat capably as a desktop display, or an external laptop display. You can write reports, browse the web, read/write email, and distract yourself with an occasional game. In fact you can pretty much do it all -- outside of graphics/photo editing -- and find everything acceptable. However computer displays reside in a very competitive market with a plethora of choices at different price points. There are better options in this price point.

    On a side note it is manufactured using 85% recycled materials, including plastics recovered from the ocean, and it does offer a featured called "eyesafe", which claims to be gentler on the eyes without affecting color quality. For me it seemed to impact the color

    What I liked:

    - Pleasing design and aesthetics.

    - Cable management stood out. I really like the layout which allows for hiding the cables well.

    - Very good viewing angles.

    - Crisp display for 24" 1080p monitor.

    - 75 Hz refresh rate

    - Manufactured using 85% recycled materials.

    Not so much:

    - No VESA suport; stand only allows for tilt.

    - No Display Port support; only VGA and HDMI.

    - Out of box color accuracy and preset modes.

    - Everything else about it was mediocre/average.

    May 15, 2021 23:32
  • Review by Kcir, 10 out of 10
    Looks great, performs well, good value

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    Pros

    - Easy on the eyes for extended periods of time due to blue-light filtering and great contrast ratio resulting in crisp text.

    - Easy to set up, standard HDMI connection, well placed monitor controls

    - Wide viewing angle and vibrant color range due to the IPS tech

    - Attractive, thin modern design with thin bezels as well.

    - Turns on and off along with my computer

    Neutral

    - Tilts well, but no swivel

    - Decent response time, 5 ms

    - Decent refresh rate, 70 Hzbi

    - 300 nits (brightness) is low for viewing in sunlight, but decent in an office

    Cons

    - For the price point, I don’t have any cons. That’s rare for me!

    I wanted a second monitor to compliment my 14-inch Dell laptop screen, but turns out the HP 24” IPS LED was so good it became my primary screen in the office. The laptop screen is okay for on the road, but for the office I needed a screen that was easier on the eyes for long term viewing (bigger, sharper, better color). I wanted a decent performer but didn’t need fancy (costly) add-ons like a web cam, USB hub or internal speakers as I had those already on my desk. The HP 24" IPS LED FHD fits the bill nicely. The particular model I reviewed is the ‘mf’, but I suspect the others in this collection would work as well. What seems to vary is the connection and to some degree the frequency.

    Setup was quick and painless, I literally was up and running in less than 5 minutes and that was while simultaneously watching TV. The MF connects by either HDMI 1.4 or VGA. HDMI is pretty much the gold standard, so this works for me without having to pay for additional ports.

    I first used the HP as my primary screen (laptop closed) or off to the side as a second monitor. I was impressed with the wide viewing angle (kudos to the IPS tech) when I did that. Really made glancing over easy. The text is crisp and large, easy to read. Colors are vibrant. I noticed it is much easier on my eyes than other monitors which I attribute to the contrast ratio and the blue-light filter. It’s pretty much accepted that the blue light from our screens leads to headaches and even disrupted sleep, so reducing it is a good thing and seems to be working in my case. The net result is that its now my primary monitor and when I need a second screen for e-mail, it is my laptop!

    I should mention I use this monitor primarily for work. E-mails. Reports. And web browsing. But I have also used it to watch movies and it does that well. Gamers will note that this is NOT designed to be a competitive game monitor, but for the casual play I do it was fine.

    For me, 24” was about as big as I wanted to go for a FHD (1920 x 1080) screen. Anything bigger, like a 27” I need it to be 4k to not look pixelated. And that costs. The HP 24” is not a budget monitor, but I do appreciate the things they did to make it a value monitor that has a great picture.

    It is a good addition to my set up.

    May 13, 2021 02:41
  • Review by TCBToBeAll, 10 out of 10
    HP 24" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor Review

    The HP 24" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor is highly rated everywhere, perfect size, thin, light weight and no eye strain after hours of use. I use the HDMI monitor port to connect to my small 14” screen laptop. Best Buy had the best sales price for this highly rated quality monitor and it was a fast delivery. I would purchase this monitor again.

    Aug 13, 2021 17:02
  • Review by hotice, 10 out of 10
    High quality, easy to use, 1080p monitor

    The HP M24f is high quality 1080p monitor with an excellent design and feature set.

    Image Quality

    Though 1920x1080 isn't a high resolution for a 24" display it sure looks good on this monitor! The colors are rich and vibrant! The viewing angle is excellent too. I can look at it from sharp angles horizontally or vertically and the image is still visible. I was surprised when I realized it has a low blue light mode that's always on. In fact, I opened an image of a color wheel and it looked normal and perfect. I use three monitors for work, this being the third, and comparing images across the three this one looks the brightest and the colors look as good or better than on the others. So I don't know how they're doing it but they have a way to reduce blue light being emitted without hurting the color quality - at least not that I could notice. It does have a "night mode" and that makes the display look like I would expect for a mode that reduces blue light. Obviously it's taking out a lot more blue but that's what it's supposed to do. The fact that I can have reduced blue light all the time without noticing it is awesome! The monitor is "eyesafe Display" certified which apparently has to do with reducing blue light and maintaining high color quality. There is also an "HP Enhance +" feature in the "Color" options. It seems to adjust the sharpness of what's on the display. I tried getting photos to show the difference it makes but that didn't work and since it's an effect applied by the monitor I can't get a screenshot showing the difference either. Anyway, it makes fine details more visible. For instance, hair on someone's head or details of a mountain in the distance in a photo. I've never seen a monitor do that!

    Design

    I like the thin top and side bezels of this monitor. I also like the design of the base while it doesn't swivel side to side it does tilt up and down and you can always turn the whole unit side to side anyway. I took some pictures of the base and the cable management for you to see. The base is easy to put together and the cable management works very well to run the power and video cables. It won't get too crazy since there is only one HDMI port and one VGA port. They get points for including VGA! While not used as often anymore there are still tons of systems out there that have VGA and no HDMI so it's good to see it there. There are no USB or audio ports on it. This monitor also supports AMD FreeSync for gaming.

    Ease of use

    I've worked with many different on screen menu systems for monitors. It seems like every monitor has a different one. I like this the best by far! Take a look at my pictures. There are four buttons plus the power button under the bottom right side of the monitor. The power button is easy to find because there's a bump with the power LED right next to it. Then, to activate and use the on screen display just press any one of the four buttons. Then you will see soft buttons pop up on the screen, one above each button. It's very self-explanatory and easy to get used to. You can even re-assign three of the four default soft buttons if you want.

    May 14, 2021 12:28
  • Review by TechNerd, 10 out of 10
    Awesome monitor!

    I’m so happy with my purchase! The quality is superb and connects easily to my MacBook Pro. Also, loved how fast Best Buy delivered it!

    Aug 13, 2021 19:13
  • Review by bsby, 8 out of 10
    decent monitor but you pay extra for the look

    Its a good monitor, nice and sleek with thin bezels, I just wish it had more options than just HDMI and VGA

    Jun 18, 2021 17:42
  • 9.4score
    Dell - S2421NX 24" IPS LED FHD - AMD FreeSync - VESA - Monitor (HDMI) - Black
    Description

    The Dell 24” FHD monitor is beautifully designed to sit easily into any space ready for your everyday lifestyle. Built-in dual HDMI ports keep your devices always plugged in. The three-sided ultrathin bezel design lets you enjoy superb screen clarity in 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution. Smooth, tear-free experience with AMD FreeSync™ technology, featuring up to 75Hz refresh rate. This TÜV-certified monitor has a flicker-free screen with ComfortView, a feature that reduces harmful blue light emissions.

    16 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 4 ms response time: Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 75Hz Refresh Rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • IPS Technology: Get virtually seamless views with consistent colors across a wide 178°/178° viewing angle with In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology
  • 24" LED Edgelight Monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • AMD FreeSync Technology: Seamlessly synchronizes the frame rate output between your graphics card and monitor. This dynamic refresh rate effectively eliminates image tearing, stuttering, and jerkiness for smooth gameplay.
  • Seamless switching: Built-in dual HDMI ports keep your devices always plugged in and let you effortlessly switch between streaming and console gaming.
  • Design: Modern, elegant design with a subtle textured pattern at the back of the monitor has its own unique look. It brings the feeling of a harmonious blend of great style and quality into every living space.
  • ComfortView with Flicker-Free Screen: Reduces blue light emissions and optimizes eye comfort.
  • Dell Display Manager: Compatible with Dell Display Manager software to use easy arrange and other key features (requires software download)
  • VESA Mountable: Compatible with VESA mounts, 100 mm x 100 mm
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Ensures images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • Stand Features: The stand has tilt adjustability(-5 degrees/21 degrees) and it comes with a cable management slot.
  • 1,000 : 1 Contrast Ratio (Typical): Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • ENERGY STAR certified: Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Warranty: 1-year Advanced Exchange Service & Premium Panel Exchange (see full warranty for details).
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  • Review by Kcir, 10 out of 10
    Budget monitor worth a look

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    Sorry, couldn't resist the title pun, but seeing is believing and the Dell 24" S2421NX has numerous features that makes it easy on the eyes,a pleasure to use, and all without breaking the bank (which is the point.)

    Summary:

    Short on extras (like multiple inputs), but big on visual appeal (16.7 million colors), this monitor is a great second monitor for working at home or a first monitor for casual folks on a budget.

    More:

    My wife is the practical one and wanted a second monitor but didn’t to spend a lot. This fits the bill. With AMD FreeSync Technology, a refresh rate of 75 Hz, and a decent 4ms response time you might think this is tailor made for the casual (emphasis casual) gamer but with the vibrant colors typical of IPS monitors it is great for watching YouTube and Netflix as well. And sure all that means it handles the office well with no eyestrain after a long day. The monitor behave like much more expensive brethren.

    So why the relatively low price? Well, 1080 p for one thing, it's not 4k (which is at least twice the price). But text still looked crisp to me. Sure, if I squinted and looked close, I could tell it wasn't ultra-hi resolution. But, This does limit how much text you can comfortably read in a window, and balances well with the 24" diagonal size. Also on the cost saving side, it has all the inputs you could want, if all you want is HDMI 1.4. It has two of those, nothing else. Ergonomics wise, it has a solid stand and monitor, thin bezels, but it simply tilts forward or back, not side to side and not at a 90 degree angle (portrait versus landscape, but it can be VESA mounted in portrait mode). It has some thoughtful features like a cable management slot, security-lock slot and option for the VESA mount. Two speakers, and audio line out port though I was bummed that it did not support my headphones.

    Bottom line, solid monitor for the price. I tested in on a PC (Lenovo thinkpad), Apple MacBook Pro, and iPad. Worked fine with all, no connection issues,, but to be fair, not sure if there was a use case for the iPad. Thats more a ding on the iPad which only does mirroring, but it was the only time I was aware of the resolution compromises. The retinue screen on the iPad is amazing. But my wife uses it every day all day on her thinkpad, work and you tube, and loves it.

    Nov 01, 2020 10:42
  • Review by MacUser, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for home office

    First of all, a shout out to the packaging engineers and packaging designers. Unboxing this item is a pleasure - the clear tape that allows removal of the entire contents in one go is appreciated, and all the packing materials remain in original condition should the need for repackaging arise. Included are the monitor itself, power cable and adapter, an HDMI cable and the base. I'm a mechanical design engineer by profession and spend 100% of my work time on computer. While I've got 2 monitors at work to project my laptop to but at home, I had only 1 which is a great monitor from another reputed brand. I've been working from home since March and this monitor was serving well. I didn't think I needed a second monitor until I stumbled upon this one from Dell. I immediately grabbed this to give it a try. It had lived up to my expectations so far. It's as good as my first monitor which has been exceptional so far. As far as the image quality and other features are concerned, this Dell monitor has matched my other monitor. The power is provided by an AC cord, without the bulky and awkward power transformer box that my first monitor came with. The size and resolution were a good match for my work laptop. The thin margin on 3 sides makes working across multiple monitors much easier.

    I selected this monitor because it has both HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, (it also has VGA, but I'll never use it) has a stand that will rotate to 90 degrees, allows for VESA mounting without blocking inputs, is 24" diagonally with 1980 x 1080 resolution, and small bezels. Time spent from opening the box to having the monitor up and running was under 5 minutes. Well designed packaging and easy to put together - no screwdriver required. The screen bezels are tiny which looks good and helps manage size. Dell did an awesome job of including VESA mounting holes (& hardware) in this one because I know some of their monitors lack this and so does my first monitor. As soon as I received this monitor, I also ordered a dual monitor mount to clear up some clutter from my desk and give it a cleaner look. But because my first monitor doesn't have the VESA mounting capability, I had to order a VESA mount adapter for that but with my Dell monitor, it wasn't an issue and it fitted perfectly on the stand. I didn't have to struggle a bit for my Dell monitor and on the other had, my other monitor did give me some trouble for adjusting the VESA mount adapter.

    Normally I don't care much about the menus built into the monitor, but these deserve special recognition. The user interface ("OSD" = On Screen Display) is very well organized, full featured, and easy to use. It is translucent. It does lack in-built speakers and webcam. I've never seen a monitor with built-in speakers that sounded good anyways. While it does not matter to me because I only use it for work, it may be a deciding factor for few people.

    PROS:

    - It has a phenomenal picture quality.

    - It looks super sleek and classy as it has no border but for the bottom.

    - Base is solid with zero wobble (note that the base is a little big).

    - Controls are on the bottom of the monitor, not the back or side - they are hidden but accessible and menus are intuitive.

    - Love the tilt and the up/down adjustability.

    - Whatever all the stats are that denote how smooth the action is and how little choppiness there is - this is wonderful. I do not experience any discernible lag with mouse movement or typing.

    - Comes with an HDMI cord.

    CONS:

    - Lacks built-in speakers (not a big deal for me, might be for others)

    - Bottom bezel is a tad bit bigger than other three edge bezels (again not a big issue for me as my first monitor is same). This actually make my both monitor complement each other.

    Overall I am very pleased with this monitor, it is a GREAT VALUE!

    Nov 09, 2020 17:25
  • Review by Juvencia, 10 out of 10
    Worth Every Penny

    I needed a second screen to work off of other my laptop and I saw this screen on sale. It was easy to put together and definitely makes working from home a breeze. Definitely worth the money & I’m very happy with this purchase.

    Nov 07, 2021 22:23
  • Review by HoMi3, 10 out of 10
    Good basic monitor

    Reputable brand Dell has a great monitor for anyone looking to have a comfortable viewing experience. I think 24 inches is the sweet spot for most people looking for a well priced monitor. At full HD 1920x1080 resolution, it is great for all videos and gaming. The IPS panel also helps for those looking for accurate color representation in media. Having 2 hdmi ports helps to move from different inputs. Great for anyone working from home.

    Nov 15, 2020 18:26
  • Review by Marisue, 10 out of 10
    Best Buy indeed!

    I decided to buy 2 of their open box ones because i just need it to hook up my work laptop. It’s a great buy! both monitors doesn’t have any defects, the colors are great and to me they’re very lightweight. I mounted both to my Vesa mount and it looks perfect.

    Jun 18, 2021 10:01
  • Review by CMCMom29, 10 out of 10
    Great Monitor

    I love this Dell Monitor. It’s an upgrade for me from a 20” screen. My old monitor was so old…

    {How old was it?}

    …it was so old that it still used a serial port. I had to use a serial to HDMI converter to use it with my current tower.

    This Dell Monitor was simple to set up and install. I used an HDMI cable (included) to connect to my computer, plugged the monitor into the power, and turned it on.

    The screen itself is a matte finish. I would not say it is fingerprint proof, as I somehow got something on the screen while attaching the stand that caused streaks. They did not just wipe off as I expected, but they did come off. The resolution is easy on my eyes and my work is easier to see.

    The unit is large without being too overwhelming for my small desk. If space is a limitation, though, you may want to consider getting a monitor arm.

    I would recommend to anyone considering getting a new monitor.

    Oct 28, 2020 22:30
  • Review by JC1503, 8 out of 10
    Solid Monitor!

    Great monitor. Picture quality is great! The thin bezel really looks like I’m just seeing a screen sitting on my desktop and not a huge monitor bezel encasing a screen on my desk top. Easy on the eyes and pictures and text are super clear and easy to read.

    I also really like the dual HDMI ports. I got a USB C HDMI adapter and can run it on anything now. Hooked it up to my IMAC and Surface laptop easily. The surface defaults at 3000x2000 so the Dell monitor either had a little black on the sides or you can adjust resolution on your laptop to get it to the full screen. Either way it looked good. The mac had no troubles either.

    Solid monitor for its price point! minus 1 star for not being able to turn it vertical. With todays electronic doc and multiple screen work spaces, a monitor really need to flip vertically in my opinion. If you only plan to use it horizontally 5 stars. For me, it was an oversight on Dell’s part.

    Oct 24, 2020 09:23
  • Review by magzz, 10 out of 10
    perfect for wfh!

    perfect monitor for working at home! i had been just using my tiny macbook and it was such a headache and this was just what i needed. no frills just extra screen space. insanely easy to set up took me maybe 45 seconds total. insane quality too. can’t recommend enough!

    May 13, 2021 09:59
  • 9.4score
    ASUS - TUF 27” IPS FHD 165Hz 1ms G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitor with Height Adjustable (DisplayPort,HDMI)
    Description

    Enjoy a smooth gaming experience with this 27-inch ASUS Full HD monitor. The Shadow Boost feature increases clarity in dark scenes, and the ultrafast response times minimize blurring and streaking for seamless gameplay. This ASUS Full HD monitor has an ergonomic design that allows tilting, swiveling and pivoting as needed.

    10 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 1 ms response time: Delivers ultra-fast performance, minimizing lag and time-to-screen.
  • 165 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 27" antiglare LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • HDMI and DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and 178° vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 2-watt built-in speakers: Let you enjoy your favorite entertainment in stereo sound.
  • 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1,000:1 typical): Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 300 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • ASUS GamePlus: Ensures impressive gaming performance with various features that allow you to check FPS and incorporates crosshairs and real-time refresh rate.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ActiveITSolutions, 6 out of 10
    great price and monitor with one major let down

    I bought two of these monitors on Friday 11/19/2021. What made me buy this monitor was the price. There was a deal going on and I managed to get two at $199.99 each.

    Aside from the price, the 1ms MPRT, IPS, 165Hz, 27in and G-Sync Compatible (not Native G-Sync), were more reasons why this monitor was a steal. Keep in mind, they retail for $329.99 so grabbing these for $200/piece was a major steal.

    Though, there is a chance I might return both of these. First and foremost, the pixel density. When comparing this display to the VG249Q, it is obvious that the screen looks less HD due to it being a 1080p display but at 27 inches. The VG249Q really benefits from its 23.8in display. If both monitors were on sale, I would get the VG249Q and sacrifice 21Hz and 3.2in simply because I know there's a higher pixel density on the smaller monitor.

    Secondly, one monitor had a dead pixel. I went to Best Buy and exchanged it. I still have it in the box and have yet to test it out. I've had dead pixels before on other monitors. It is not a bid deal, but if you're paying for a new monitor, it has to be flawless. Especially if they're ASUS monitors.

    Ultimately, these monitors are pretty good for the price. I know I previously mentioned that I might return them, but the price was so good that I'm willing to keep it. If it was retail price, I would definitely pass and pick up two VG249Qs at retail instead.

    If neither are on sale, definitely get the VG249Q. If both are on sale, you can't go wrong with either choice. Get the cheapest one.

    Nov 21, 2021 16:17
  • Review by Cole, 10 out of 10
    Asus is the best

    Asus is the way to go. Me and 2 of my buddies bought this monitor for the ps4 and ps5 and it’s excellent. Runs at 120hz 1080p on games that support 120 hz on ps5 and has excellent brightness unlike other cheaper pc monitors. I have the Sony x900h for games like assassin creed but FPS games are excellent on this pc. Wouldn’t suggest buying for anything other then FPS games tho

    Jun 15, 2021 13:51
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Excellent for gaming and work

    I have been using this monitor extensively for over a week now and it is quickly becoming my go to for work and play! The 1080P panel is crisp and clear, though a 2k or 4k would be nice, at this price level this is perfect! I tested the refresh rate through both HDMI and Display Port, with HDMI topping out at 144hz and Display Port at the full 165hz. The display is extreme fast and responsive during fast paced FPS titles, like CS:GO and COD:MW & BOCW. For the periods between gaming, this monitor fits in perfectly in a professional setting, with very subtle gaming style and a clean bezel. The best feature for this is the swivel and rotating base, this allows you to utilize the sharp IPS display easily in horizontal and vertical modes, perfect for spreadsheets and long Word docs! The subtle styling and versatile configurations make this monitor an easy sell to the IT department or a spouse as a 2-in-1 device that will allow you get work done from 9-5, and game on an incredible display the rest of the time! The included speakers are nice to have for notifications, but are not loud enough to be used for more than quick audio or background noise. The I/O selection is very nice, offering 2 HDMI and 1 Display Port in, with one 3.5mm audio out for a headset! Setup is incredibly easy, menus are intuitive and flush with settings and features, and the controls on the back are easy to navigate. This display is able to handle it all!

    Overall, I would highly recommend this panel for someone looking for an excellent value, high refresh rate, quick response time, do-it-all monitor that will bring their work, and especially gaming, to a higher level!

    Apr 09, 2021 15:06
  • Review by Yambonies, 10 out of 10
    27" asus tuff gaming monitor 165hz

    Found no lag or screen tare. Excellent monitor sceen heght is very easy to raise and lower, also found that the screen rotates so good for landscape or portrait use. Adjustable in many ways. The base is very nice and allows for rotation of the sceen. Would recommend. I will be buying 2 more.

    Oct 08, 2021 16:49
  • Review by DaveW, 8 out of 10
    Big and Pretty but Pushing the Limits

    I have had a chance to use the ASUS TUF VG279QR 27" monitor almost a week now. I paired this monitor with my existing gaming PC setup of R7 1800X with a Vega 64 GPU. I also tried to pair it with my ASUS TUF Dash F15 (w/an RTX 3070) laptop but ran into issues setting the refresh rate. I currently have an abundance of 1080p monitors – triple 22” 75hz IPS gaming monitors, and double 24” 144HZ TN gaming panels. This is this largest, and highest refreshing monitor I have used.

    Specs

    Resolution – 1920 x 1080p FHD

    Refresh Rate – 165Hz

    Screen Size/Ratio – 27” diagonal 16:9

    Panel Type – IPS

    Anti-Glare – Yes

    Brightness – 300 cd/m¬2 (nits)

    Speakers – Yes 2Wx2

    Viewing Angle - ±178°

    VRR – Yes – G-Sync and Freesync Premium

    Ports – 2X HDMI 1.4/DisplayPort 1.2/3.5mm Headset

    Build Quality/Design

    Construction and build quality are excellent, which is something I have come to expect from ASUS. The stand the monitor comes with quite nice. It has a couple of “gamer” looking features like the NVIDIA and TUF branding as well as the red ring around the swivel base. The backside of the stand has some info printed onto it describing its capabilities – 130mm (5.12”) of height adjustment, tilt is 5° forward/30° back, 180° swivel (±90°), and 180° rotation (±90°) for portrait or landscape orientation. I found the stand to be It is very stable thanks to some extra weight in its small footprint. The max height (to the bottom bezel) is 5.75”, which means this monitor can adjust down to a minimum height of 5/8” off your desk surface. Because of the size of the screen and the max adjustable height you can’t switch from landscape to portrait without first tilting the screen back a bit. If you remove the monitor mount you will be met with a 100 X 100 VESA mounting pattern.

    The aesthetic design of the monitor itself is mullet-esque. It’s business in the front and a gamer party on the back. The front is a standard monitor design with a 0.4” thick bezel (frame edge to wear pixels begin on screen) around the sides and top with a thicker 0.57” bottom. This is a fairly thin bezel profile but not quite to the frameless design of my other monitors (0.28” thick). Still with a screen this size the thickness of these bezels shouldn’t deter you from using it in a multi-monitor setup. The backside on the other hand has angular design with an etched pattern that reminds me of my Halo Forerunner structures. There are 4 buttons on the back along with a little joystick. The buttons aren’t squares but zippered together trapezoids.

    Setup

    The panel itself provides a great picture after you fiddle with the settings. Out of the box the image is somewhat muddy and the presets leave a little to be desired. I settled on the scenery mode and then adjusted the sharpness down, lowered the brightness, and adjusted the vivid pixel setting down. All of the settings are accessible via the OSD which you use the little joystick on the rear of the panel to navigate. At the bottom of the menu are the presets (3 of them) that you can save you settings to once you have it dialed in to your liking. As you roll through the menus some items are greyed out depending on your settings. ASUS’s ELMB (extreme low motion blur) is not available of adaptive sync (Freesync)/G-Sync is enabled. Shadow Boost is another that toggles off if you are using as one of the brighter presets. The monitor also include a blue light setting for those that wish to adjust the blue light output – ranges from 0-5.

    Image Quality

    At 27", 1080p is starting to get stretched a little too thin. 1080p at 27” has a PPI of 81.6 which pushes below what you would normally want on a PC monitor. Even a 24” @ 1080p has a PPI of 92 and is considered just below what a good rating would be (100-150) for a normal desktop viewing distance of 2.5’. Currently my 22’s are the only ones that actually fall in this range, which is why I prefer them for typing/reading text. In order to mitigate this lower pixel density you would need to move your seating position a little further out and closer to 4’. This is why 27” is usually the line where a jump to 1440p starts to happen (108 PPI) – however your budget and your graphics card have to be prepared. For most graphics cards 1080p at high or ultra settings will be in their wheelhouse with 1440p quickly becoming more accessible. [email protected] on high settings, let alone ultra is still a stretch for a lot of hardware out there, especially with people holding onto older hardware due to the GPU shortage. This monitor at 1080p and 165Hz is more squarely aimed at the competitive gaming segment where FPS is king. 1080p allows for a high frame rate from mid range hardware and the high refresh of the TUF VG279QR allows it to display more of those frames. If you plan to seat yourself a little further back then the lower pixel density shouldn’t bother you – for me I can’t sit back on my 22’s like I can with the 27.

    In games, with VRR (Freesync) enabled, the image quality was excellent. I had no frame tearing, or framerate issues. Games I tested were Halo MCC, Dirt Rally, Shadow of War, and Ori and the Blind Forest. The 1ms (gray to gray) response time is fantastic for FPS games as well as racing games where input lag kills you. The brightness of the screen was nice to have in Ori where you have a lot of dark and light elements in the same frame. I utilized the Shadow Boost feature in Shadow of War where the game can become heavily steeped in shadows/darkness.

    The screen itself had zero stuck or dead pixels upon startup. The backlight is consistent without any edge bleeding or visible hot spots.

    The Jump to 165Hz

    Prior to this monitor I have had 75Hz and 144Hz panels. The difference between 75Hz and 144Hz was very noticeable. However, the jump from 144 to 165 is only noticeable in the peak framerates that it can achieve. I have a difficult/impossible time discerning the difference between 144 and 165. However, if you are upgrading from a 60/75Hz screen then by all means go for the highest refresh you can get. There are a number of games that rely on the highest refresh you can get that won’t be as concerned with the PPI – games like Overwatch, CS:GO, COD, etc. Those are games where you typically turn down settings to get higher frames, and reduced lag. Anything the get the edge over your opponent.

    The monitor came packaged with an HDMI and DisplayPort cables. The HDMI is a Premium High Speed cable (18gbps), which is the same speed cable I had been using to drive my [email protected] Like a lot of high refresh monitors, Windows likes to cap the refresh at 120Hz unless you make a custom resolution. I had to do this for 144Hz as well. So I just swapped the monitor in, went into my GPU settings and created a custom display setting at 165Hz. When I went to enable it all I got was a black screen that eventually timed out and reverted. I decided to swap cables to the included one only to run into the same issue. I then swapped out for the DisplayPort cable, which ran the resolution/refresh rate just fine. So for whatever reason I can’t hit 165Hz over HDMI, but I can on DP. My GPU has HDMI 2.0 ports so I not sure why it won’t work. My Freesync range is 48-165Hz over DP.

    Conclusion

    For those wanting to jump to a larger panel, but 1440p sits a little out of your budget then this is a good option. It comes with a high refresh rate that starts to become cost prohibitive at the higher resolutions due to panel cost and the necessary horsepower to drive it. 1080p keeps the price point low enough to make such a large panel affordable. The panel displays a really beautiful picture and is great for games and even movies. The only real caveat to this monitor is the low pixel density. I would avoid this for tasks like typing/reading and other tasks that require sharp lines to be legible. I have used it for 3D modeling which worked nicely, gaming was good as well. I was able to sit back further and use a controller to play. If you plan to sit close then you might want to save up for the 1440p version.

    Apr 12, 2021 01:47
  • Review by Scalles1116, 10 out of 10
    AWESOME!

    Awesome! Picture is great. Easy set up. Worth the buy for sure!

    Nov 12, 2021 15:44
  • Review by CrysisComplex, 10 out of 10
    Affordable (AWESOME) gaming monitor in every way.

    This is purely a gaming monitor to its core. It has every single feature you would want in a monitor for gaming @165Hz; slightly missing a few things but overall I’m just gonna highly recommend the monitor now because the price is phenomenal, it’s great @1080p, G-Sync, low powered, and tons of other features through its own software. Long story short if you are looking for a great gaming monitor you can't go wrong at all here. Disclaimer: I use an Nvidia card.

    The design is extremely nice looking, I happen to enjoy the aesthetics of ASUS TUF Gaming. Many do not. The red around the base would be off-putting to some but it looks great and subliminal. Thin bezels all the way around the monitor keep it looking sleek and futuristic. Viewing angles are nice, the monitor tilts, Pivit, and swivel which comes in handy for Portrait or landscape. There is height adjustment which I applaud for this price something I wish my MSI monitor did. On the back, there is DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, headphone jack, and A/C. There are no USB 3.0 ports so don't expect them here and Nvidia's 3D Vision seems to be a dead thing now so it's not here either.

    I currently use the monitor as the third screen in a triple 27’ inch @1080p. I’ve used both Nvidia’s surround spanning options and as an individual screen within windows; Both worked great and couldn’t be happier. Very different gaming on three screens @120hz, Forza Horizon 4 looked amazing sitting inside the Cyberpunk 2077 car. But beyond being an additional screen on its own it’s fantastic with its color accuracy and there is no doubt the response times are good. Ghosting wasn't an issue for me either and I happen to enjoy trying out Nvidia's Reflex technology on Overwatch and Rainbow Six Siege with this display, The additional low latency combined with the monitor was a treat. The display is great and the text and super crisp along with watching a video.

    One shining feature I love about the TUF VG279QR is "Shadow Boost" and let me explain; You know how some games can get dark in some areas? sometimes it becomes annoying. (*cough* CONTROL*cough*) well, this monitor can boost those dark areas of games you can really see. Resident Evil 2/3 Remake also benefits from this as well. GamePlus seems to be offering mostly what comes in line with gaming monitors of this price point. You can put a Crosshair, Timer, FPS Counter, and align the display through the settings menu. There is a button (and settings menu) where you can access a setting called "GAMEVISUAL" where you can set the tone of the display to match the type of game you are playing. Blue Light filter helps reduces strain on the eyes and is extremely useful if you are going to be gaming all night.

    Gaming has been a fun experience with this monitor and ASUS did a fantastic job hitting every feature and the price for gaming. From one gamer to another you really would enjoy this screen. I highly recommend this one.

    Apr 08, 2021 13:40
  • Review by TimothyTrimble, 10 out of 10
    Impressive Performance for the Price

    The ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM 27" Monitor is a beautiful monitor with impressive performance.

    I use this monitor with a GeForce MX150 GPU with DirectX 12.0 on an HP Spectre 360 laptop with GeForce Experience Version 3.21 and a custom-built gaming computer with a B550 motherboard, a Ryzen 3600 CPU, 32 Gigs Ram at 3600mhz, and an RTX 2080ti GPU.

    The unboxing and setup went smoothly. The ports are clearly marked and easy to access. I love the whole motion range of the display in height, rotation, pivot, and angle. The base is a nice size for supporting the monitor but not too big on the desktop. The stand and display have a durable build quality.

    This monitor really shines when gaming. It is crazy fast, and I hardly noticed any ghosting at the 60 / 100 "tracefree" setting, also known as overdrive. Right out of the box, the color accuracy was excellent. The contrast ratio is decent for an IPS panel. I don't recommend the built-in speakers unless you don't have any other options. At least it has speakers.

    There are multiple Nvidia G-sync stickers; however, the monitor does not have a physical Nvidia G-sync module. It is a G-sync emulation to provide compatibility. Not a big deal, considering the price range, since an actual G-sync module would raise the price by $200.

    The joystick control for the monitor menu and settings is a nice touch. There are way too many settings and options to bring up here; however, the flexibility of options is nice, especially assigning custom settings.

    With the 27" screen size and a 1080 resolution, the pixel density is only 81 PPI. The edges are not smooth, and the image is a little rough. But again, for the price range, it's acceptable, especially with the insane 280Hz refresh rate. I wouldn't recommend it for photo editing or illustrative work. Still, it does a decent job for gaming and writing code in portrait mode.

    Overall: For a budget 1080p monitor, at 27", it is a strong contender with the crazy fast refresh rates and remarkable color accuracy on an IPS screen. If you can overlook some of the more minor flaws, you'll get a decent gaming monitor at a very reasonable price.

    Features

    • Non-glare, LED, IPS, 27 inch, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

    • 1ms GTG response time

    • G-SYNC Compatible with Variable Refresh Rate

    • Overclockable 280Hz refresh rate

    • High Dynamic Range technology with DisplayHDR ™ 400 certification.

    • One DisplayPort, 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, and an Earphone jack.

    Apr 25, 2021 16:47
  • 9.4score
    12
    MSI
    MSI Optix G271 27" 144Hz FHD IPS FreeSync Monitor - Black
    Description

    Visualize victory with the MSI Optix G271 eSports gaming monitor. Equipped with a 1920x1080, 144hz Refresh rate, 1ms response time panel, the Optix G271 will give you the competitive edge you need. Built with FreeSync technology, the Optix G271 can match the display's refresh rate with your GPU for ultra-smooth gameplay. Reach the peak of immersion with the latest technologies built into MSI Gaming monitors.

    6 Features
  • eSports Gaming: MSI eSports gaming monitor will enhance your competitive gameplay to ensure you are always at your best levels.
  • IPS Panel: Optimize the screen colors and brightness to enhance your viewing experience.
  • 144Hz High Refresh Rate: Experience smooth gaming with a blazing fast 144Hz refresh rate, that gives you the upperhand in fast moving games
  • 1ms Fast Response Time: Eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates with 1ms response time.
  • Night Vision: See every detail clearly in the dark, helping you find and attack enemies before they notice.
  • Wide Color Gamut: Game colors and details will look more realistic and refined, to push game immersion to its limits.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Great Gaming Monitor

    Love this monitor! One big positive, power button is on the bottom of the monitor and not the back. I know some other budget monitors have them on the back, so with a multiple monitor setup it's hard to reach the power button. Honestly, I think 27 inch even at 1080p is fine for everyday use and gaming. Unless you have a 1080ti, good luck pushing any triple A titles over 100fps on ultra settings anyways! Haven't had any issues yet and I don't think there will be any issues soon. I've had two other 23 inch MSI curved gaming monitors for 2 years now with now issues. I would highly recommend this monitor to anyone on a budget. You'll be happy! Just for reference, I've had an super high end gaming monitor, the Asus PG348Q, $1200+ gaming monitor, and this monitor makes me just as happy! High frame rates, smoother gameplay, and cheaper on the wallet! Ultrawide is overrated and not as productive in my opinion.

    Jun 17, 2020 00:51
  • Review by Jmann, 10 out of 10
    A Really Nice Monitor For a Really Nice Price

    I got this monitor two days early surprisingly. It was packaged really good and everything was in the box. I upgraded from a 60hz monitor by Samsung and I boy was it a jump. When I first used it it looked way smoother than any other thing I’ve seen. I paired it with a 1050ti but am waiting for a 2060 to see its full potential. There is only one thing however. It is not quite borderless because some of the monitor is not fully in use and you’ll see what I mean in the picture. If you don’t care about that, this monitor is for you.

    Apr 24, 2020 15:44
  • Review by Jarred, 10 out of 10
    Nice for 1080

    They look very nice, the picture is good as well. The stand feels nice and sturdy, so I don't have to worry about knocking it over if I bump my desk. The tilt is pretty smooth to use yet holds the monitor pretty firmly where you put it.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:00
  • Review by Slump, 10 out of 10
    Best monitor for the price.

    It’s so smooth, for the price. It runs better than my last one, and it was the same price.

    Nov 05, 2021 14:55
  • Review by Wakolala, 10 out of 10
    Excellent monitor

    Excellent monitor for gaming and every day use. The size and refresh rate is perfect.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:32
  • Review by Geistnet, 10 out of 10
    Perfect.

    Love it and a step up for the Asus 144Hz TN panel I had.

    Nov 08, 2021 04:26
  • Review by Pksm, 10 out of 10
    Good quality goid price

    So far i love this monitor. Clear picture. Will probably buy a 2nd one.

    Oct 30, 2021 11:20
  • Review by Ghost, 10 out of 10
    Would buy again

    Easy to use great quality thin vessels 10/10 would buy again

    Oct 28, 2021 10:52
  • 9.4score
    13
    LG
    LG - UltraGear 27" IPS LED FHD G-Sync Compatible Monitor with HDR (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Black
    Description

    Play like a pro with LG's 27" UltraGear LED Gaming Monitor. Color intensity and purity of an IPS display with Full HD resolution and unbelievable 1ms response rate and 144Hz refresh rate. Featuring sRGB 99% color gamut, HDR 10, custom gaming controls, two HDMI ports and NVIDIA® G-SYNC® and AMD FreeSync™ Premium compatibility to minimize tearing and stutter — all in a virtually borderless, wall-mountable design.*

    5 Features
  • 27” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Display: At 27" and 16:9 screen ratio, LG's UltraGear™ Full HD IPS Display features two HDMI ports, realistic color, enhanced contrast, clarity and detail, while delivering ultra-fast response rates.
  • 1ms Response Time & 144Hz Refresh Rate: With 1ms response time, gamers see fast action, obstacles and opponents in near real time for a clear advantage. A refresh rate of 144Hz displays less motion blur and supplies smooth movement regardless of game genre.
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible with AMD FreeSync Premium: Faster, smoother gaming tech is built in with verified NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync Premium compatibility. Both technologies reduce screen tearing, minimize stutter and input lag by syncing the monitor's refresh rates to the graphics card.
  • sRGB 99% Color Gamut: sRGB 99% Picture Mode reproduces 99% coverage of the sRGB color spectrum. It's an incredibly accurate color gamut for gaming, professional photography, graphic design, video and more.
  • 3-Side Virtually Borderless Display: Stay in the game with a wall-mountable*, 3 side virtually borderless screen with an overall monitor design that keeps you immersed in every moment.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by manachronistic, 10 out of 10
    If you can't afford a 4K monitor, get this one

    My PC has 4K capability, but 4K monitors are out of my price range. I bought this LG monitor and I really really like it. I highly recommend this one if you're not willing to put money towards a 4K monitor, but still want crisp beauty in game. The image quality is great and the screen is matted so there is no issue with glare. I use this one along side my curved monitor and there is a noticeable image quality difference between the two- this one is better. This monitor has some good pre-set options such as gaming, vivid, and one that filters blue light during prolonged use. The in-monitor menu is easy to access and navigate. I found the easy menu helpful when I needed to adjust the settings while in game. Only downside is it's a bit heavy, but once you got it set up the weight doesn't matter.

    Dec 28, 2020 14:03
  • Review by Nerdyjock, 10 out of 10
    Good quality but tricky

    I bought this monitor to replace a 24" LG monitor. And while I enjoy it it was kind of a challenge to mess with the settings and get it set up. I had to end up looking up a YouTube tutorial to figure it out. In the end I enjoy it very much and playing Apex on it is amazing in a whole new way

    Aug 28, 2021 17:12
  • Review by AyeAyeRonRaces, 10 out of 10
    Great 1080 144hz Monitor

    Great monitors for my simulator. Setup three of these bad boys to get that 180 degree FOV. everything worked as they should. Picked these up during black friday fro 229 ea.

    Jan 25, 2021 13:15
  • Review by Great, 10 out of 10
    Amazing deal

    Excellent monitor to buy and for the price? Even better deal. Loved it as soon as I got it!

    Sep 06, 2021 10:01
  • Review by LGgaming, 10 out of 10
    I like

    I loved the image. Excellent monitor..............

    Dec 05, 2020 04:18
  • Review by Elijah, 6 out of 10
    Power cable doesn't plugs

    It's cool, but I can't turn it on because the power cable doesn't plugs the monitor. Maybe I'm doing it wrong but hopefully someone can help me

    Nov 18, 2020 20:59
  • Review by Sheesh, 8 out of 10
    No adjustable stand

    This is my first gaming monitor and I’m not disappointed with the performance. Everything is fine except for the fact that the stand makes the whole monitor slanted and it bothers me. Also you cannot adjust the stand’s height.

    Dec 08, 2020 21:25
  • Review by Mosesart, 10 out of 10
    Great PS5 Monitor

    Great entry level gaming monitor with all the things i was looking for.

    Ips Panel - check

    120hz for PS5 - check

    Great Color from LGs Panel - check

    HDR/Nvidia G Sync compatibility- check.

    For under 250 it was the perfect panel for the price. Only downside when comparing the 600 to the 650 is the adjustable stand.

    Sep 20, 2021 08:30
  • 9.4score
    Dell - S2721HGF 27" Gaming - LED Curved FHD FreeSync and G-SYNC Compatible Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Black
    Description

    27" Full-HD curved gaming monitor with bold new design. Featuring 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms MPRT for smooth, immersive gameplay.

    16 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate and 1ms (MPRT) Moving Picture Response Time: A 144Hz refresh rate combined with a 1ms (MPRT) response time eliminates motion blur and allows fast-moving visuals to be seen with incredible clarity.
  • 27" LED Edgelight Monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible Certification: NVIDIA G-SYNC synchronizes the refresh rates between the GPU and display, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag.
  • AMD FreeSync Premium Technology: Seamlessly synchronizes the frame rate output between your graphics card and monitor. This dynamic refresh rate effectively eliminates image tearing, stuttering, and jerkiness for smooth gameplay.
  • Bold Design: The distinct and gaming-centric design offers both functional and aesthetic benefits for gamers, such as a 3-sided ultrathin bezel that creates expansive views, and uniquely-designed vents located in the back that enhance heat dispersal.
  • Curved Screen: The 1500R curved screen enhances field of vision and reduces distortion, glare and reflection to create a truly immersive gaming experience.
  • Sturdy and Sleek: The tapered stand is sturdy and sleek, with a small footprint that brings you closer to the action.
  • Height Adjustable: The stand is height, tilt, swivel and pivot adjustable so you can game in comfort for extended periods.
  • Customizable Features: Joystick and shortcut buttons on the back allow for easy navigation and management of the OSD menus. Three user-defined profiles for even more personalization options. The Timer, FPS Counter and Dark Stabilizer for managing frame rates, brightness, and shadow control.
  • Connectivity: Includes 2 HDMI 1.4 ports and a DisplayPort. (HDMI cable is included in the box, DisplayPort cable is not included)
  • ComfortView with Flicker-Free Screen: Reduces blue light emissions and optimizes eye comfort.
  • Dell Display Manager: Compatible with Dell Display Manager software to use easy arrange and other key features (requires software download)
  • VESA Mount Compatible: Compatible with VESA mounts, 100 mm x 100 mm
  • 3,000 : 1 Contrast Ratio (Typical): Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 3 Year Warranty and Advanced Exchange: Dell Premium Panel Exchange allows a free panel replacement during the Limited Hardware Warranty period even if only one bright pixel is found. (See Limited Hardware Warranty for details and qualifications)
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for gaming!

    I’m certainly not a gaming expert but my son is and he is absolutely in love with his new monitor. I shopped around and settled on this because of the good reviews (didn’t let me down) and Best Buy always takes care of us if issues arise. My son has had this for almost a month and we haven’t had 1 issue. I read another reviewer mentioning something about the settings needing to be tweaked but it was perfect out of the box. The only issue I have, my daughter wants 1 now!

    Mar 19, 2021 17:21
  • Review by stoptheclocks, 10 out of 10
    Enveloping Curved Monitor with Joystick Control

    Amazing curved screen really puts you in the action with this Dell gaming monitor. It gives you a different viewpoint that makes gaming more intense and more realistic. Easy to use Joystick on the rear panel allows you to control the way you want to set up this Curved Monitor. The Joystick and Curved monitor, set this Dell apart from the rest.

    • Setup – Once I unboxed the Curved Monitor, there were 2 additional solid pieces for connecting. These 2 pieces were the base and stand riser. The Base attaches to the Riser with a handle screw. Once that was put on, the Curved Monitor back slid into the Riser. The Curved Monitor was base heavy. The plastic pieces with metal reinforcements made this Curved Monitor so firm, it would take more than a bump to knock it over! SOLID! After the easy assembly, the box contained a HDMI cable and a power cord.

    • Connections – The connections for the Curved Monitor are located near the middle of the back facing downwards. There you can connect your power cord, two locks (security, stand), 2 HMDI ports, 1 display port and a headphone 3.5mm jack. I connected the power cord and plugged the Curved Monitor. Then I plugged the HDMI cable from the Laptop to HDMI input on the back of the Curved Monitor. It was plug n play after turning on the power. The Curved Monitor brightened up the room when I pressed the power lit button on the bottom right front. It was simple to set up and looked great even before I made adjustments. The only issue I have run into is the headphone jack. I have plugged wired headphones and I get no sound. I have looked thru the menus, but had no success. There is no sound at all coming from the monitor. I consider this a minor detail when you look at the whole package that is the Dell 27in Curved Gaming Monitor.

    • Joystick – A feature that really makes this Curved monitor a game changer is the Joystick. It makes moving the Joystick to the either side, up and down to navigate options to change menus and monitor options a breeze. It’s also easy to get to! On the back right side as you face the Curved Monitor, there are 4 buttons and the Joystick. I activated the OSD (on screen display) by pressing in the Joystick. The main options are Game, Brightness/Contrast, Input source, Display, Audio, Menu, Personalize and other. From this menu I am able to operate changes for how I would like the Curved Monitor to look. I made these adjustments (options) to get the screen effects that personalized the Curved Monitor for me. First, I kept the Standard Preset Mode, turned on the AMD FreeSync, made the Response Time fast and left the Dark Stablizer at 0 (my room is darker). Secondly, I set the Brightness at 75 and the Contrast at 88, I chose the input #1 which I had plugged the HMDI Cable into the back of the Curved Monitor and adjusted the sharpness at 70. Now, you can adjust the options however you like, but these helped make the Curved Monitor setup great for me. Next I was able to see the saved personalized short cut buttons. The 4 buttons are located just under the Joystick. Each one has a special function. It helped me navigate the Curved Monitor options without going through the OSD. They are as follows: Preset Mode, Dark Stabilizer and Brightness/Contrast with menus. The Joystick and shortcut buttons really made my personalized options extremely easy to access.

    • Curved Monitor Features – The 27in Curved Gaming Monitor from Dell is outstanding for gaming. The screen displays 1920x1080 at 144 MHz so action packed games run smooth and graphics are Full HD. Another feature is the Moving Picture Respose Time (MPRT) which is set at 1 ms that keeps the action going without monitor fatigued or getting smeared. The anti-glare 16x9 widescreen is rich with 16.7 million colors that make it brilliant to watch. I found the experience outstanding! Playing Bulletstorm and Serious Sam BFE never looked better. Whether I am shooting or running in the games, detailed graphics are the normal. The active Matrix thin-film transistor (TFT) with its LED screen, light up to the very edge with a thin bezel. The backlighting LED with 3000:1 contrast will make the difference for you in gaming. The Curved Monitor is treated for anti-glare reflection and decreases the level of blue light that is put out from the screen. This means your eyes will be able to keep up in comfort with the Curved Monitor’s smooth graphics, accurate coloration, and no lag time for hours of intense game play. Another feature that really makes a difference in this Curved Monitor is the Sync. AMD FreeSync Premium works with your graphics card to keep the screen clean in great action scenes from looking fuzzy and blurred. It made the difference for the on screen graphics from looking good to looking great! Not to be overlooked, the screen tilt is -5 degrees to 21 degrees meaning you can find a comfortable position when viewing the Curved Monitor.

    The Curved Monitor Screen is flat out amazing. Whether you are playing games, working on Microsoft Office or browsing the net, you will notice the difference a Curved Monitor makes. To me, images seem to surround you and envelope you in whatever you are doing with the computer. This Curved Monitor takes gaming to another level.

    Sep 17, 2020 21:26
  • Review by aarondr, 10 out of 10
    Solid budget gamer with 144Hz, FreeSync, and more

    The Dell S2721HGF is a 27” 1080p VA curved high variable refresh rate monitor offering MPRT support. There’s a lot packed into that sentence, but the essence of what sets the S2721 apart is that nervana of technologies and features and not much else. Dell has consistently put out monitors that cater to the gaming crowd with solid core feature sets, and the S2721 doesn’t sway from that lineage.

    Physically the monitor is wrapped in matte plastic. The back has a subtle design that makes me think of 80’s car window louvers. No RGB or lights other than the white on LED. It’s a subtle and handsome design. Obviously it’s curved at a 1500R (1.5M radius if you tried to make a circle). There are a plethora of buttons on the back, but all functions are controlled through a simple joystick/button. Bezels are thin at 7mm, and the stand offers a generous height adjustment (5”) and tilt (-5 to 21 degrees). As with most midrange and higher Dell monitors, the stand is excellent. VESA 100x100 is also available with screws preinstalled. Port selection is really good too, with DisplayPort, and dual HDMI. You could easily use a console or two and a PC with this monitor. Power is a standard AC cable, so no annoying power brick!

    So what sets the S2721HGF apart from Dell’s other offerings? Well, Dell’s curved monitor selection (other than ultrawides) is generally pretty sparse, making this a pretty unique offering. Curved monitors are more comfortable because the eye itself is curved. The image is less straining on our eyes, and as a result feels more immersive. There are downsides, mostly in image distortion and geometry that affect some professional work. The truth is, I’ve been using curved monitors for years now, and I have a hard time going back to a flat screen when the panel is larger than 24”. I was a skeptic, but having used a 32” 16:9 4K curved, as well as a few ultrawides, I’m convinced. The importance of a curve becomes less as the size decreases, but even on a 27” 16:9 panel it’s noticeable.

    But the curve is just one aspect of the monitor. Another selling feature that will attract a crowd is the 144Hz refresh rate. If you’re an aspiring gamer, or even a casual FPS player, then I’d recommend checking out why the pros go for high refresh rates. Arguments of perceived screens per second still exist, but there have been many tests proving that the higher the refresh rate, the lower the perceived lag from mouse to game, which results in better and more consistent playing. Again, I was a skeptic for a long time, having grown up on 60Hz monitors and playing relatively competitive shooters. While the brain adjusts and adapts to 60Hz, 120, 144, or 240Hz do make measurable differences. The 144Hz that this monitor supports is a great place to be, as anyone will tell you the night and day difference between a 60 and 120+ refresh rate with diminishing appreciation after 120Hz. So why is it 144Hz? Well, while 60Hz has been the norm for a long time on PCs, movies and cinematics run at 24 FPS. If your refresh rate is a multiple of 24 then you don’t get the judder associated with the mismatch of frames.

    Let’s keep breaking down the topics in that first sentence: What is MPRT? LCDs struggle with blur. Blur occurs on monitors due to the way our brains/eyes work vs how LCDs and OLEDs work. MPRT (Moving Picture Response Time) attempts to correct this visual phenomenon by strobing the backlight to reduce the perceived blur. This is enabled through the settings menu, specifically on the response time. So does it work? While the MPRT setting does make a very visible difference on the famous UFO test (google it), the results for me were mixed. First of all enabling MPRT does affect brightness output (on a monitor that’s already not that bright). Secondly, the perception at higher motions is that it feels like a ghost or trail image (different from ghosting from overdrive). I noticed this playing CS:GO, and honestly I preferred the extreme overdrive setting to MPRT. Your mileage may vary, as the science behind how MPRT works is interesting. However, this setting isn’t enabled by default, and it will disable VRR support (Freesync Premium), so I would suspect many purchasers of this monitor won’t enable it.

    Moving on to VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) support, the S2721 shines here with Freesync Premium support and being G-Sync compatible. If you haven’t had a variable refresh rate experience yet, this monitor does a great job and supports essentially every graphics card on the market. The G-Sync pendulum demo is a great testing tool for this (even on AMD cards) and even simulating 40-60 frames per second, the motion of the pendum was natural. Without VRR the frames being rendered by your graphics card won’t meet up perfectly with the monitor. You can fix this with VSync, but that causes its own issues. VRR fixes this by syncing the monitor to a multiple of the frame. This is especially important if you have games that can’t hold the native refresh rate of your monitor (144hz), as it maintains a consistent experience all the way down to the 40 FPS range (lower than that and you’ll probably start to notice the lower FPS more intensely). Through experimentation, the freesync range appears to be 55-144Hz, with frame doubling occurring below 55Hz. Given the tradeoff, I would choose VRR over MPRT any day. Overall, this is a great G-sync compatible monitor.

    Now, the VA referenced stands for Vertical Alignment, which is the LCD panel tech. TN is one of the oldest, and fastest tech, while IPS is renowned for colors, viewing angle and image quality. VA is the middle ground, offering some of the colors advantages, viewing angles, while also bringing superior contrast. VA’s do have downsides, including black smearing caused by a natural sluggishness between swapping between grays (this is where MPRT stood out for me, as it removes much of this). Overall, the contrast ratio mates well to gaming, and the screen uniformity is pretty good on this display. Unlike IPS panels, the VA might have a bit of glow in dark scenarios, but it doesn’t have bright spots around the edges. The curve doesn’t have any impact on the uniformity which is showing how mature the tech has become.

    So some other details about this monitor. The OSD (on screen display) is super helpful and awesome. The Game menu has lots of presets, including 3 fully customizable game modes which let you tweak color. There’s an Game Enhanced Mode with a timer, frame rate, and display alignment settings - of which Timer is about the only useful thing. You can turn on and off FreeSync. The MPRT is hidden under the response time, but there are 3 other overdrive settings: Fast, Super Fast, and Extreme. Obviously Extreme is the best because it’s extreme… also it appeared to have the least ghosting or inverse ghosting. Dark stabilizer lets you adjust the gamma to see better in dark scenes in a game (don’t use it). The other menus are pretty basic, but when you get to ‘Personalize’ you see one of Dell’s most famous features. They really like giving the user the ability to adjust settings quickly on the display by mapping buttons to whatever setting you want, and it's amazing. It’s a huge reason to get a Dell monitor, as if you want to adjust between presets, it’s simply a button push.

    Colors seem accurate enough for the VA panel, and the standard gamma seemed on point. I don’t have a colorimeter to calibrate the display, but considering this is for gaming, dialing in the settings that look the best to you is probably the right answer. The panel itself is 8-bit, but I observed no banding issues - that said it’s no 10bit panel. Again, out of the box, the image was pretty well tuned neutral so most will be happy without further tweaking. If you want to tweak, the built in Game color profiles added to the custom profile mean you get 4 fully customizable color profiles - not bad for a budget gamer.

    So what downsides are there? First and foremost 1080p FHD. 1080p is a fine resolution, but at 27” it starts to get a very coarse feeling. This is especially apparently in productivity where the VA panel’s subpixel arrangement does it no favors with text exacerbating the situation. If you do a lot of school or work this display is tolerable, but not ideal. VA panels do have response time issues, and while this is an excellent example, it’s no TN. Even with MPRT there are issues. Nothing that I personally notice in gaming, but some might. HDR is absent, but at this price point that’s actually fine and even preferred (as even expensive monitors don’t do HDR well yet). No USB hub or speakers, but at least there is audio passthrough via a 3.5mm jack (hook speakers to that and PC/Xbox/PS would all route audio when their input was selected).

    Alternatively Dell’s S2721DGF model sports IPS, 165Hz, and 1440p - which while costing more is a better investment for those going more multi-function. However if all you’re doing is gaming on this monitor, 1080p is a great sweet spot for PC and obviously consoles, as it’s easier to drive than 1440p. Plus this model is curved, and the D is not.

    At it’s given price, it’s a value. While there are other 1080p curved monitors, not many sport the high refresh rate, VRR support, customizability and general feature set. Most of those alternatives hit in the 23-24” range, and 27” is more comfortable for gaming in my opinion. Overall this is an amazing monitor for gaming on a budget.

    Sep 18, 2020 01:14
  • Review by Susyga, 10 out of 10
    Peferct

    Super awesome just what my son was looking for on the hz...He is so enjoying the gaming on this 144hz monitor.

    Oct 02, 2021 00:16
  • Review by Santiago, 10 out of 10
    Great product.

    Works nicely with my simulator for drifting. I bought 3 of them and they make the curve nice.

    Sep 24, 2021 15:49
  • Review by RyanW, 10 out of 10
    My second one!

    This monitor is so great, I had to buy a second one! It has an awesome response time. It is currently hooked up to my Mac, PC and Apple TV.

    Apr 10, 2021 02:21
  • Review by RGM4, 2 out of 10
    Surprised

    I bought this item "Open Box Excellent". Returned it four days later due to two rather noticeable lines going horizontally across the bottom of the screen. The box was pretty tattered upon arrival and the actual monitor was pretty dusty. I'm very skeptical about buying open box items now. Very surprised Best Buy's open box products have declined since I last purchased one.

    Oct 19, 2021 18:26
  • Review by Tee81, 2 out of 10
    Not functional right out of box

    Bought two of these monitors. One worked fine out the box, the other flickered on and off and the resolution was washed out.

    Aug 31, 2021 07:49
  • 9.4score
    Lenovo Q24i-1L 23.8" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor Natural Low Blue Light Built-in Speakers (HDMI, VGA) - Black
    Description

    Add a touch of class and confidence to your living space with the elegantly designed, ultra-slim Lenovo Q24i-1L monitor. Be it in the living room or the study, this sleek display with Full-HD resolution and NearEdgeless bezels bring beauty and functionality together in a perfect 23.8-inch package. Experience superior visuals with its In-Plane Switching display that makes the view from any angle striking. Bid goodbye to eye strain with Natural Low Blue Light and Eyesafe Display Certification that minimize harmful blue light and yellow distortions without impacting color accuracy. Moreover, TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort-certified panel ensures endless viewing comfort. Take your world of entertainment to the next level with the AMD FreeSync™ technology and dual speakers that offer seamless picture quality and rich audio for an immersive experience, every time.

    11 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 4 ms response time: Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 75 Hz refresh rate: Provides smooth video and good refresh rates for everyday use.
  • 23.8" antiglare LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • HDMI and VGA inputs: Let you connect both digital and analog devices.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 3-watt built-in speakers: Let you enjoy your favorite entertainment in stereo sound.
  • 3,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1,000:1 typical): Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Ensures images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • Natural Low Blue Light: Reduce harmful blue light and minimize eye strain while maintaining color accuracy
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Finally2018, 10 out of 10
    Best work monitor so far

    I can't believe the visual quality that this monitor has! Paired with my Lenovo laptop the colors and crispness are far superior than the laptop display.

    Dec 18, 2020 16:05
  • Review by GoodDeal, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    High end monitor. Pretty good deal on Best Buy. Saved at least $130

    Jul 22, 2021 22:24
  • Review by McNugget, 10 out of 10
    AWESOME gaming monitor

    Great monitor! Will probably be buying another in the near future! The eye care tech makes sure that my eyes don’t hurt after long playtimes

    Apr 23, 2021 16:26
  • Review by Anonymous, 6 out of 10
    Great Unit, Check Manufacturers site for specs

    Extremely happy with the monitor overall. Size is great. First disappointment is that the monitor DOES NOT come with the DisplayPort Adapter that is REQUIRED for connection to a Lenovo Desktop. Second disappointment was on Best Buy. Their site very clearly indicates that this unit has a built in web cam, IT DOES NOT.

    Aug 05, 2021 08:23
  • Review by MaxC05, 10 out of 10
    Buy this Monitor

    Good Monitor, Great quality, Really thin just what I was looking for.

    Jan 14, 2021 01:03
  • Review by Mj1ton, 10 out of 10
    Good and Cheap.

    Love the monitor. Perfect cheap monitor for desktop work. Not a gamer, so can't comment. It fits the look of my home office area. Been over 6 months and no problem.

    Feb 11, 2021 12:22
  • Review by TTAnnie, 10 out of 10
    I like this

    This one is very good! I really like the thinness and it has build in speaker. Super good purchase!

    Dec 25, 2020 17:59
  • Review by ElPaso79936, 10 out of 10
    Great Monitor

    I had a 1080P tv being used as computer monitor and the image quality was not very good, bought this Lenovo monitor and made a huge difference! Clear and beautiful graphics, easy to install (basically two screws) very happy with the purchase. Definitely recommend this for a inexpensive monitor. My computer is a MacMini M1 processor

    Jan 05, 2021 01:46
  • 9.4score
    16
    MSI
    MSI - Optix 27" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI) - Black
    Description

    Enjoy detailed visuals while gaming with this curved 27-inch MSI Optix QHD (2560 x 1440) monitor. The 1 ms response time minimizes blurring, streaking and ghosting for smooth gameplay, while AMD FreeSync technology eliminates input lag for stutter-free and tear-free visuals. This MSI Optix Full HD monitor has an ergonomic stand with tilt and lift settings for creating a customized setup, and VESA mount compatibility allows installation on a wall.

    10 Features
  • Full QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 1 ms response time: Delivers ultra-fast performance, minimizing lag and time-to-screen.
  • 144Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 27" antiglare LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • HDMI, DVII and DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (3,000:1 typical): Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Ensures images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by kckinwa, 8 out of 10
    Great gaming monitor with minor flaws.

    I am happy with the monitor for my needs. I purchase one of these monitors a couple of years ago and have been completely happy and satisfied with it. I recently purchased two more of these monitors off of Best Buy Online. The purchasing, shipping and receipt of shipment was all fantastic. Upon turning on the two new monitors I found one of them to had a stuck pixel, no problem Best Buy was great with the return. I then re ordered another of the same monitors and this time it was perfect. I am in no way disappointed with Best Buy or MSI, these things happen and it was handled as it should of been. I would however like to point out that if you plan to do a 3 monitor set up it would be advantageous for you to purchase all three at the same time. I have noticed that the two new monitors are the same in color, contrast, brightness and clarity however my oldest of the three is a bit different. I do not think this is a product defect but most likely due to the age and 24/7 on cycle leaving it with a slightly dimmer hue or appearance, but I don't know I am certainly no expert, but again I am completely satisfied for my needs. My needs are mostly web searches, streaming shows, games and flight sim. The only cons I have for the monitor is the stand can be a bit wobbly if not on a solid surface or solid wood desk and the monitor tends to make snap crackle pop noises when expanding and contracting from heat, this goes away once it's warmed up.

    Jan 04, 2020 20:06
  • Review by LivinTheDream, 10 out of 10
    Exactly what i need

    Great monitor for gaming, the display port slot is a great thing to have for the graphics. The 2560x1440 resolution really pops.

    While i would recommend it, I would hold out for a sale. $329 is a bit of a stretch for me, but that's my personal opinion. If you've got a decent graphics card to utilize the full resolution (2560x1440), its worth every penny. The curved screen is an added bonus.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:54
  • Review by cremesomyunggui, 10 out of 10
    love this screen

    using as a second moniter to extend the ultrawide I have, honestly between the two screens I have never been so happy with a setup in my life. This alone is a great screen, very crisp and fresh looking, thin bezzels. For the price you can not beat it.

    Oct 16, 2021 15:55
  • Review by Edgar, 10 out of 10
    .

    Honestly its not going to be the best monitor you’ll buy but I’ll do the work for the price. The only thing missing that will make it great its HDR.

    Sep 28, 2021 15:25
  • Review by Ironlifter, 10 out of 10
    good 144p monitor.

    real good 1440p monitor the knife is extreme crisp and I like the led lights on the back. The stand is sturdy and highly adjustable.

    Nov 06, 2021 03:26
  • Review by Elijah, 10 out of 10
    Good monitor

    This item is good i use it for pc and Ps4 and it come in handy it also tells u what hertz your playing at

    Sep 17, 2021 15:59
  • Review by PUPCRN, 10 out of 10
    Good deal for a 1440p monitor

    I previously owned an MSI C27C4 monitor that I loved, but my cat ended up knocking it over and shattering the screen. So, I went to look for a replacement MSI monitor with something higher than a 1080p resolution, and happened to stumble upon this one. I'm extremely happy with my purchase so far, since this monitor is way more versatile and higher quality than my previous one.

    Pros:

    1. The monitor comes with a very sturdy and versatile stand, allowing for both height and tilt adjustment. This is a major plus since my previous monitor stand didn't move at all, despite taking up more desk space.

    2. The price is great for a 1440p 144hz curved gaming monitor. You're getting a pretty high quality piece of hardware while paying a lot less than most other name brands. Not to mention the color and images are gorgeous compared to some other VA panel monitors (the subtle glow in the back is a nice touch as well).

    Cons:

    1. There wasn't really any instructions on how to attach the cord organizer to the stand, and I almost ended up snapping it in the process until I realized I was doing it wrong. Not enough to knock off a star, just enough to slightly annoy me (otherwise it was very easy to put together).

    2. For some reason, and I can't quite explain why, but my previous MSI monitor that was only 1080p seemed to have just a tad bit more depth to the colors despite both being VA panels. This isn't so much of a con as it is a personal observation. Most people won't be swapping out one almost identical monitor for another like I did. Plus I'm sure I'll forget about it in a day or two (this image still looks gorgeous regardless).

    If you're looking for a good gaming monitor that gives you the best bang for your buck in the 1440p 144hz world, then this is the monitor for you.

    Aug 18, 2021 19:25
  • Review by Jm345, 10 out of 10
    GREAT!!

    Amazing Monitor. I was skeptical at first and just really not sure but i told myself to stop being so tight and im really happy with the results. Will most definitely recommend to a friend.

    Jul 18, 2021 00:02
  • 9.4score
    17
    HP
    HP - X24ih 23.8" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Premium Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Black
    Description

    Experience action-packed gaming in real-life quality with the 23.8-inch diagonal monitor that’s built to deliver the most colorful picture.

    8 Features
  • Escape in immersive color: Enjoy better views and sharper moves with an IPS panel that provides ultra-wide viewing angles and a more colorful picture. Now, you can stay immersed in content with the most realistic gaming experience.
  • Lightning speed for laser sharp accuracy: Be ready to react to anything that comes your way with a 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate. Even in the most action-packed moments, always be one step ahead of your opponents.
  • Faster moves. Fluid gaming: Perfectly smooth gameplay and peak performance with AMD FreeSync™ Premium. Game confidently with a high refresh rate, low framerate compensation and low latency.
  • Step up to the best: No matter where you stand, an HP IPS monitor delivers clear, vivid images. IPS technology ensures image accuracy and consistency across the ultra-wide viewing spectrum.
  • 144Hz refresh rate: Get smooth gaming, sharper objects, and cleaner details with a gaming display that refreshes frames 144 times a second – over twice the refresh rate of standard displays.
  • 1-millisecond response time with Overdrive: How fast your pixels can react to changing frames is critical for fast-paced gaming, and a 1ms response time ensures even the most action-packed moments are fluid, crisp, and free of motion blur.
  • Height adjustment stand: Gas piston design allows 110mm of smooth, precise height adjustment so your display is always in the most comfortable position, no matter who is viewing it.
  • AMD FreeSync™ Premium technology: See and feel the difference of fluid, responsive gameplay. By synchronizing the refresh rate with your GPU, AMD FreeSync™ makes display stutter, input lag, and screen tears ancient history.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MOMOFBOYS, 10 out of 10
    Happy gamer

    I purchased this monitor on December 4 , 2020 it was a Christmas surprise for my son I’m not a tech person so I had no idea what to look for inside Best Buy I told the associate my son wanted a pc so he can play games online with friends I told him my son specifically made it clear to me that if he gets a pc it has to be a gaming pc and no other the Best Buy associated asked me what games was my son into I told him and the associate took it from there he knew exactly what my son wanted he explained all the functions and features told me the quality and picked out what was in my price range I purchased this monitor along with the ibuypower gaming desktop and its a great combination together this monitor does everything the Best Buy associate said it would I kind of thought the monitor would be small since it’s 24” I thought my son would complain but to my surprise it’s a nice size monitor it isn’t small like I thought it would be and the number one thing is the picture on this monitor is very clear and bright my son said the graphics when he plays fortnite on this pc is better then when he plays on his gaming consoles i even tried the computer out myself and I didn’t even need my glasses to look at the screen overall this pc is excellent it works great it looks great and my son is very satisfied

    Jan 02, 2021 03:52
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Great for Xbox Series X at 1080p 120hz

    So far so good, also works perfect playing my Xbox Series X at 1080p 120hz.

    Feb 12, 2021 15:47
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 10 out of 10
    Bright, vivid colors, tear-free, fast refresh

    The HP X24ih is my second IPS display, and I’ve been using it in a dual-monitor setup with my HP Omen gaming tower. The first thing I noticed with this display is that it is much brighter at 350 nits versus the 250 nit display I’ve been using. This makes the contrast sharper with deeper, truer blacks and brighter whites. The default brightness at 90% is pretty intense, so I set this monitor to a more comfortable 75% brightness. I was happy to find that the monitor had no visible dead pixels or sub-pixels upon arrival. It has relatively little IPS glow, though it is still noticeable mostly at the corners and edges of the screen in a pitch dark room. The viewing angles are decent and color accuracy tends to hold up at to near parallel viewing, provided there’s color on the screen, since I found that true blacks tends to take on a yellowish brown hue at 45°angles or greater.

    The stand that the monitor comes with is adjustable in height about 4.25 inches so the max height from the desktop to the top of the screen is 19 inches while the minimum height is 14.75 inches. The screen is also tilt-able about 30° and rotates 90° clockwise to portrait mode. It cannot rotate to portrait orientation in the counter-clockwise direction nor swivel side-to-side on the stand. The stand is easily removed with a quick release button and the monitor is compatible with VESA mounts (100 x 100 mm). The monitor and stand when assembled weighs 13.5 lbs.

    The monitor’s on-screen display menu is easy and straightforward to navigate, and I thought the ability to re-assign three of them for shortcut access was useful. The OSD also keeps track of the “backlight hours” of the display so you can track its lifespan, which is rated to 30K hours. That information might also be important if you’re thinking of picking one up secondhand or selling the monitor later on. You can also toggle standard game overlays like a crosshair and FPS counter which you can customize by choosing the color and position on the screen. There are nine color profiles to choose from, including one that has fully customizable RGB. I did appreciate the inclusion of a Low Blue Light mode, for folks who are in front of the screen a significant portion of the day and need to protect their eyes from blue light fatigue, but note that it will apply a yellowish cast to the entire screen that takes a few minutes to adjust to. However, I think ‘Native’ mode gives you the most realistic color reproduction. Since the monitor’s 8-bit implementation is 6-bit+FRC, you get nearly 99% of the sRGB color space for really accurate colors that is essential for creative work like photo or video editing and digital art.

    The bezels at the top and sides are super thin at 1/16 inch but there is a gap from the outer edge to the viewable portion of the display that is about 1/4 inch wide, so multi-monitor setups won’t be completely seamless. I’m using this monitor with an NVDIA video card, so I had to connect via a display port cable since the G-Sync option did not appear when connected with the included HDMI cable. After enabling G-sync (with a compatibility warning) in the NVIDIA control panel, I was able to take advantage of the monitor’s adaptive-sync capability, turned on by default in the OSD, for tear-free performance during gaming sessions. With AMD GPUs you would be able to use FreeSync over either cable type. Since the monitor has a fast response time, I found there was relatively little motion blur, although increasing the overdrive (response time levels) introduced noticeable corona artifacts. I also clocked the input lag at an average of 28ms slower than my other IPS display; however, I don’t play competitively nor tend to play games where it made a huge difference.

    I especially liked that this screen has a headphone output port next to the two video inputs, so I can connect my headphones directly to the monitor, rather than my gaming tower, which sits farther away on my desk. One thing to note is that if you use the “Sleep Timer” the power LED will flash orange while in sleep mode until the “On Time” is triggered. If the monitor is in a bedroom, you may want to set the power LED to ‘off’ to avoid this blinking light at night. Also, if the “On Time” and the “Sleep Time” are set to the same value, the monitor will only ever go to sleep and will not turn back on unless one of the four menu keys is pressed; if you press the power key during sleep mode, the monitor shuts off, requiring a second press to turn it back on.

    Overall, I’ve really been enjoying the display and although the colors and brightness are slightly different than my existing monitor, with a bit of calibration, I was able to get them fairly close, so I could use them in a dual-monitor setup without there being a huge disparity between them. I found this monitor to be more than adequate for both the gaming and the creative work that I do.

    Sep 22, 2020 18:11
  • Review by cjisley31, 10 out of 10
    Love this product!

    This right here is the best 144hz monitor in the market. Great for being on a budget. I love this monitor so much that I bought 2 more of them.

    Apr 27, 2021 00:01
  • Review by Linda, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    For my preteen’s first gaming pc. He loves it so far

    Sep 24, 2021 20:16
  • Review by Swanky, 10 out of 10
    Gaming monitor

    Just what I was looking for I was told by friends it’s different playing on the TV The gaming monitor performs better than the TV 100% I love it you have to get one like this one like with 1 ms and 100 or more hz love it

    Mar 29, 2021 14:15
  • Review by hahanson, 8 out of 10
    Quality gaming monitor

    The HP X24ih gaming monitor features a 23.8 inch no bezel IPS screen, fast 1 ms response, 1080p resolution, Freesync Premium and a fantastic 144 Hz refresh rate. It has a solid build and very good ergonomics, allowing you to easily position the screen to your optimal liking using it's adjustible height/tilt/ratation stand. The IPS panel provides exceptional viewing angles and excellent out-of-the-box color accuracy.

    Motion handling is excellent with minimal motion blur in fast-moving scenes thanks to its fast 1ms response time, and its 144Hz refresh rate keeps everything looking buttery smooth. The X24ih has native FreeSync support, which matches your AMD Radeon (and nVidia; later Geforce drivers support Freesync via the nvidia control panel) card's output to the refresh rate of your monitor, eliminating screen tearing. The importance of a 144 Hz refresh rate cannot be understated. While it's not talked about often, it's at least as important as frame rate. Regardless of the frames per second at which your graphics card renders a graphics frame, a 60 Hz monitor refreshes the picture 60 times per second -- a 144 Hz monitor refreshes the image 144 up to times per second, making the motion much smoother using a 144 Hz screen. Other factors such as v-sync plays into it, but the bottom line is if you're a gamer, 60 Hz is outdated; 144 Hz is now the standard.

    HP is targeting the X24ih as an affordable performance gaming monitor. I think they've succeeded with a combination of important, must-have gaming features at a moderate price. 24 inches keeps the image sharp at 1080p, and doesn't require you to break your budget for a graphics card with the power to run high frame rates. You'll find only necessary ports to keep the price modest - single Display Port and HDMI -- but it has everything you'll really need.

    Sep 22, 2020 19:14
  • Review by N2GAAMZ, 10 out of 10
    HP goodness

    i love this monitor....was going for another brand at the time i purchased this one but saw all the features it had to offer and it was a no brainer to buy this

    Jan 09, 2021 11:01
  • 9.4score
    Dell - 24" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Compatible Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI, USB) - Silver
    Description

    Connecting virtually with friends and co-workers gets a major upgrade with the monitor’s built-in camera, noise-cancelling microphones and dual 5W speakers. You’ll enjoy amazing video clarity and crystal-clear sound. Versatile USB-C connectivity delivers video, audio and data, and charges your laptop. Plus, with just one cord, you'll have a clutter-free desk space. A super clear 5MP IR pop-up camera features facial recognition through Windows Hello for convenient, instant sign-on to Windows. The best part? The camera stays hidden until you're ready for video chatting or selfies. A height-adjustable stand and a monitor that tilts, swivels and pivots so you look your best and feel your best for all-day conferencing.

    8 Features
  • Outstanding value: Connecting virtually with friends and co-workers gets a major upgrade with the monitor’s built-in camera, noise-cancelling microphones and dual 5W speakers.
  • The power of USB-C: Versatile USB-C connectivity delivers video, audio and data, and charges your laptop with up to 65 watts of power (even when the monitor is off) with the Always On Power Delivery feature
  • Privacy when you want it: A super clear 5MP IR pop-up camera features facial recognition through Windows Hello for convenient, instant sign-on to Windows. The camera stays hidden until you're ready for video chatting or selfies.
  • Comfort comes first: A height-adjustable stand and a monitor that tilts, swivels and pivots so you look your best and feel your best for all-day conferencing.
  • A stunning setup: It brings a blend of great style and quality into every living space with a modern, sleek design. Plus, In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology together with 99% sRGB color coverage lets you see extraordinary colors across a wide viewing angle.
  • Perfect ports: Charging and connecting your storage devices, mobile phones and other peripherals just got easier with a conveniently placed, quick-access USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port.
  • Keep everything in order: Stay organized between applications, emails and windows on one screen using Dell Easy Arrange.
  • Next-level eye comfort: ComfortView Plus is an always-on, built-in low blue light screen that optimizes eye comfort by reducing potentially harmful blue light emissions while delivering excellent color accuracy.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Hmirza, 8 out of 10
    DOES IT ALL!!!

    Now a days a lot of people have been working from home, video conferencing, or even video calling friends and family and now you can do it all from your monitor. The new Dell 24-inch Video conferencing monitor comes with a built-in HD webcam, Noise cancelling microphone, 5W speaker, and to top it all off it also has a built in 65w USB-C charger, that also delivers video, audio, and data, this monitor does it all. So, let’s go over the features, Pros and Cons on this new Dell monitor.

    Features:

    Setup – The setup of this monitor and like other Dell monitors is very simple and user friendly and no tools required. In the box you will get the monitor, the base, stand, power cord, and a USB-C cable. The monitor has a built-in VESA mounting screws in case you do not want to use the base and mount it on a mounting bracket. First you would need to attach the base to the stand, and then the stand just kind of slides right into the back of the monitor. The stand also has wire gromet built-in for a clean look. At this point you are pretty much good to go. Plug in the power cord and the USB-C cable to your desktop or laptop and get to work. The monitor can also be adjusted to meet your needs. You can adjust the stand to pivot, tilt and swivel in the direction of your choosing.

    1 HDMI Port

    1 Displayport

    1 USB-C Port

    Audio Jack

    2 SS USB-A ports

    1080p Display / 75 Hz refresh rate

    Camera – Let’s start off with the main feature of this laptop and that would be the built-in camera. The monitor has a 5-megapixel IR pop up camera. The camera pops up with a gentle push and can be pushed closed when not in use. I am unsure if Dell is planning on coming up with another model for this, but it would be cool if the camera was automatic, where you can open and close the pop-up camera with a touch of a button. The quality of the camera, in my experience, is not bad but it’s not that great either. I have tested out other 5-megapixel cameras on brands and devices and the picture quality of those cameras was much better compared to Dell. The image quality on Dell video conferencing seemed a bit grainy but not terrible, but on a positive note I did like that fact that the camera mounted on top of the monitor provided a better and a wider angle then compared to a camera on your laptop.

    Noise cancelling microphone - The built-in microphone on the monitor worked well, I had no complains there. The microphone was able to cancel out some of the background noise I had created to check if it would be able to cancel it out and it worked just fine.

    5W Speaker – The speakers on the monitor serve their purpose well. If you are conducting a video call, you can clearly hear the person talking and it sounds just fine But, if you trying to pump some beats through them, they don’t really sound that great. You really can’t expect much from 5W speakers other then the purpose they were designed for, which they perform well.

    USB-C Port – So, this was by far my favorite feature of this monitor. I loved the fact that I could just connect a single cable to the monitor and do it all. I was able to charge my laptop, transfer audio, and data all in a single provided USB-C cable. I am sure this feature probably is not new, but I had seen it for the first time on this monitor and just fell in love. I love that I can connect my laptop to my monitor and charge at the same time. Amazing!!!

    Built-in Low Blue Light Screen – The built- in low blue light screen makes working all day long on a computer so much easier especially if you wear glasses like do. The light and the glare from staring at the monitor does not really make for a good day at work. I really liked how this monitor has that feature built in and its on all the time, so you don’t need to mess with the options to turn it on or off without sacrificing on the display quality.

    PROS:

    USB-C – Multi-purpose port

    Built-in Camera

    Noise Cancelling Microphone

    Speaker (Serve their purpose)

    Built in blue light filter

    CONS:

    Camera – Although its not terrible, but not a fan of the picture quality.

    Manual pop out camera

    Overall, I really like the idea of having everything built-in to the monitor to make my work life easier and this monitor has really done so and while clearing up so much wire clutter from my desk. I am now just using that single cable to connect my laptop to my monitor do what I need to do and if I need to do a video conference call, I can just pop the camera out and get that done. I really like the idea, design and the finish of this monitor and If you are in the market for something that can do it all for you as well, I would suggest giving this monitor a shot.

    Oct 20, 2021 00:01
  • Review by 3Tcubed, 10 out of 10
    Brilliant

    Having not left my office for nearly the last 2 years I can appreciate where this Monitor fits in. Very few laptops have decent cameras. I frequently use MS Teams and Zoom for video conferencing. My office setup is pretty typical a notebook to the side and a larger monitor (or 2) connected to my note book. The larger monitor is usually front and center. Which means for video conferencing I have to look to the right to use my notebooks camera (which I also have to do to use MS Hello to sign on). I've experimented with a seperate external camera and microphone and lighting. But the hassles with all the extra cables to plug in and get/keep setup, and to reconnect when I have to take my notebook with me.... well it's not worth the effort. Enter Dell's new line of video ready monitors; like I said brilliant. Not only a great IPS monitor but a monitor with a very good digital camera, which includes IR sensing so that it can be used with MS Hello to login (Hello requires 2 signals, video for comparison, and IR to make sure is not just a photograph (human heat and depth)).

    The quality is the monitor for 24" is fine for Full HD. The color set up can be adjusted via RGB settings (great if your using it for photo editing, or content creation - you can exactly match the calibration you need). The 75Hz refresh rate insures you can't see any repaint on the screen, and it also prevents screen tearing when gaming. It supports AMD's FreeSync for improve frame stability when gaming. The other hidden big deal i that this monitor has a 5W sound bar built in. The sound quality is really excellent and clear, it seems to come from the sides and the bottom (it won't replace my $1K sound system w/sub), but does an adequate job of providing crisp voices when used in a video conference. It also provides a echo canceling microphone(s) so that the sounds from the monitor do not effect the sound heard on the other end. It does an excellent job of this. I have a $100 dual mic, echo canceling set up that I used with a seperate camera, and the Dell mic set up is every bit as good. This is often over looked when making video calls. The quality of the mic greatly effects the quality of the video call. The only thing that I might have added is some direct diffused lighting, I use a 4" light ring with adjustable color/light output clamped to my desk on a long goose neck. I use it for video calls and for desktop lighting, when doing close-up work.

    The monitor is highly adjustable up/down,right/left. And the monitor can be turned on it's stand so that it can be used in portrait or landscape modes (it's not hard to turn, but you can't do it without using 2 hands). The monitor supports 3 means for connection: HDMI, DP and USB-C. USB-C is fairly new, your computer must support USB-C/DP output. Most notebooks with Thunderbolt/USB-C output or Power Delivery support this. Mid to high end notebooks fro the last 2+ years have offer this. I love this functionality. This Dell monitor also has a USB hub with Power Delivery built in so you can connect a USB device to the monitor (under left side of monitor (I put a little piece of tape on the bottom edge of the monitor so I could find it more easily). I can use it to fast charge my iPhone; very convenient, and it can be disabled to save energy from the setup menu.

    The display quality and off angle viewing of this monitor is excellent, watching video on the monitor is very good when at least 16-18" from the monitor. Any closer and you can see the pixel array onscreen. The 24" is full HD (the 27" DZ monitor is QHD). One feature that is not supported is HDR/HDR10. The only time you would miss this is when watching Movie's that support this. It is something I look for, but in testing the HD set up in Windows 11, it was hard to see how the output could be improved (once the brightness and contrast were turned down from their defaut 75% settings). These settings are fine for a bright room but for viewing movies I found 40%/50% to provide better cleaner shades of grey and blacks.

    For a 24" HD monitor it is excellent. I suspect the 27" QHD is more in line with state of the art. But not all workspaces are alike. Because I have 2 monitors on my desk, I really can't fit 2 27" monitors, but 2 24" plus the notebook fit comfortably. I also found the USB power deliver output under the monitor was sufficient to charge/power my notebook, one less power cord to my desk - cool.

    I'm proud to have this monitor on my desk. I've been asked by several clients, what I'm using, as they can tell it's an improvement from just using my notebook. Dell once again has produced an excellent product, and push the camera down and you know your not going to be spied upon!

    Nov 06, 2021 13:24
  • Review by lambda100, 10 out of 10
    Dell Declutters the Work From Home Setup

    Dell’s latest 24” full high definition (FHD) 1920 x 1080 monitor integrates a webcam, noise cancelling microphone, speakers, power delivery, and usb connections all in a single monitor to make a clutter free workspace. I have a small table at home that I use for work, so the compact size of the 24” monitor doesn’t take up much table space. And with the super thin bezel along the sides and the top, it feels larger than 24 inches. I also like that the monitor can tilt, swivel, and be raised up and down for the best viewing ergonomics. As an added bonus, I can rotate it 90 degrees into portrait mode which is great for providing a much greater view of the list of emails in my inbox and for reading long paragraphs of text. Not many monitors nowadays can boast having the ability to tilt, swivel, adjust height, and swing into portrait mode. Well done Dell!

    While I like the vividness of glossy displays, I really enjoy the anti glare matte display on the Dell monitor. My workstation is set up such that I constantly get the reflection and glare from my window and lights. I’ve used glossy displays in the past, but had to frequently move my head around to see the screen due to all the reflection and glare. Now, I only consider screens with anti glare properties.

    There are plenty of options for connecting the monitor to your computer. There is an HDMI 1.4 port, Display port 1.2, and a usb-c port. However, connecting via the usb-c port will allow the greatest use of the monitor. With a single usb-c cable, it will provide power delivery up to 65 watts to your laptop along with video, audio, and data. Rounding out the other ports, there is a 3.5mm audio out jack, and two usb 3.2 Gen 1 ports, one of which can provide up to 2A of charge for devices such as cellphones. Did you catch what is missing? There is no LAN network connection on the Dell 24”. You’ll need to look at other monitors for that if you want to hardwire into your network.

    Dell also did a great job with a well-thought out webcam design. It’s a pop-up style webcam that can be pushed down away from view to ensure both full privacy and avoid any unintentional mishaps. The webcam can be used with Windows Hello for face recognition login. It does a decent job with video. It’s crisp and clear when there is plenty of light, but gets a bit grainy in lower light conditions. It’s quite a bit better than my laptop’s built-in 720p webcam. The noise cancelling microphone on the Dell monitor also works well. I used it throughout the week for several video conference work meetings, and my meeting participants all heard me loud and clear even when the gardeners were mowing the lawn next to my open window.

    The integrated 2 x 5 watt speakers are well tuned for voices for video conferencing but leaves much to be desired if you’re planning to use them for entertainment purposes. Using the speakers for music and movies was disappointing. There are adjustments on the menu for different audio profiles (standard, voice, music, movies, games), but none of them really made much of a difference. Audio enthusiasts should keep their external speakers close by.

    The display menu is easy to access from the buttons on the lower right hand edge of the monitor. There are plenty of options to adjust color, brightness, contrast, etc. One feature from the menu that I want to highlight is the option to allow the laptop to continue charging from the connected usb-c cable even when the monitor is turned off.

    Something to take note of, the 65 watt power delivery may not be sufficient for your laptop. Some of the current laptops need more than 65 watts of input power for optimal performance. I’m using a Dell XPS 15” and with the power delivery from the usb-c cable plugged in from the monitor, I get a warning notification on my laptop that it is still receiving charge, but not charging optimally.

    Finally, it’s not entirely a plug and play set up. When you plug in the usb-c cable, you may need to go into your laptop’s settings to enable it to use the external monitor’s webcam, microphone, and speakers. Otherwise, you might encounter a situation where you are using the Dell monitor’s webcam, but the laptop’s microphone is being used instead of the Dell noise cancelling microphone or the audio is coming out of your laptop’s speakers instead of the speakers from the monitor.

    In summary, I think Dell developed a useful video conference monitor that the work from home professional will appreciate. It has the critical video conference features such as a pop-up webcam with noise cancelling microphone along with speakers tuned for clear dialogue. Connecting the monitor using a single usb-c cable also provides a clutter free set up. Rotating the monitor into portrait mode is a big plus for those needing to view column-type content such as paragraphs of text. Dell packed a lot of outstanding and useful features into the monitor, making it one of the standouts in a crowded field of monitors.

    What's In the Box

    Dell 24" monitor with stand

    charging cable

    usb-c cable

    pictorial installation guide

    warranty and regulatory information

    Oct 24, 2021 02:46
  • Review by explore42, 10 out of 10
    Must have for Video Calls

    Doing video calls can be such a hassle especially if you are collaborating with the caller at the same time. Dell’s S2422 HZ monitor eliminates those hassles whether you are using a desktop or a laptop. This monitor was designed around and excels at video conferencing.

    Features: The display is an IPS panel which supports FHD 1920 x 1080 with a refresh rate up to 75 hz. It has a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a 4ms response time which is great for general use. The monitor has the typical Dell stand which gives you total control over the display height and angle. There is a 5 MP IR webcam with a 2560 x 1920 resolution at 30 frames per second that is built into the top of the monitor and it is retractable. To use the webcam you just push down on the top panel to release it and it raises up above the center of the display. To store the webcam you just push the webcam down until it locks into place again. This is a great feature because there is no confusion as whether the webcam is on or not since its concealed when not in use. The webcam has IR capability which helps for video calls when the overhead lighting isn’t very bright. There is a small white LED IR indicator that comes on next to the lens when the IR webcam is working. The monitor has two 5 watt speakers that are down firing. Because the speakers are built into the monitor and face downward the monitor has some depth to it towards the bottom of the display. The audio quality is good enough for video calls and above the quality of the typical laptop speakers. At the top of the monitor there are built in microphones that have noise cancelling capabilities. Note that you need to make sure the microphones are correctly set up to get the benefit of the noise cancellation. The Dell user manual explains this in detail.

    Setup: There are several ways to connect this monitor to a laptop or pc. You can use the supplied USB-C cable if your computer supports USB-C otherwise you will need a HDMI or Display Port cable. The HDMI or Display port cable will support the audio as well as the video to the monitor but you will need to also connect a USB cable between the monitor and computer to get the webcam operational. I tested mine with using the USB-C cable as well as using a HDMI with an USB-A cable and both scenarios were plug and play with my laptop. The Dell user manual explains the possible connections in detail so its worth downloading it. On the back of the monitor there is a HDMI port, Full size Display Port, USB-C with 65 watt charging capabilities, audio out jack and a USB-A port which can charge a phone. Note both USB ports are version 3.2. To set up the monitor there are four selector buttons and an on/off switch on the bottom of the right side of the monitor. While having the buttons on the bottom allows you to mount multiple monitors edge-to-edge it also makes it more difficult to operate them. Why Dell doesn’t put these buttons on the front of the monitor is beyond reason! The default functions for the buttons are Mute, Preset Display mode, Menu, and select. Via the menu button you can fully personalize the monitor and all its functions. You can also download Dell’s Display Monitor app which gives you like functionality without having to hunt and peck at the little buttons on the bottom of the display. Once I had the monitor cabled, I checked out the monitors performance using the Eizo monitor test. The panel was perfect with no pixel issues and the colors and gray scales were uniform across the panel. Basically the image quality is what you expect from a quality monitor. Next I tested the webcam capabilities and I found the image quality from the camera to be acceptable. I did not perceive any choppiness when moving around in the image so the 30 frames per second was sufficient to provide smooth video. The noise cancellation was helpful but this won’t mute out a barking dog on a conference call. Overall I liked the monitor and it is well designed for its purpose of supporting video calls.

    Oct 22, 2021 15:12
  • Review by emiliosic, 10 out of 10
    Monitor connections done right

    This is an excellent monitor for working from home.

    Nice and bright screen: IPS display with anti-glare coating. It can get very bright and it's comfortable to watch.

    The screen is a fairly standard full HD 1920x1040, 16:9, and 24".

    The design of the monitor is very good. The overall design is typical Dell, and in a good way, they know what they're doing: Bezels are very thin. The bottom border is thicker but still very compact. The base is the block of plastic painted silver that's one come to expect from Dell. I don't particularly appreciate plastic pretending to be metal, but looks fine. The back is a really nice patterned cream color that's nice if it gets exposed. The arm is very solid: The monitor can be lifted up and down, with ample movement and can also rotate 90 deg. Very stable arm. I appreciate it. Putting the base together is a cinch with not tools required and the arm snaps into the monitor. It can be released with a concealed button in the back, and it conceals a VESA mount. It even comes with the appropriate screws, that remain hidden when using the stand provided. Excellent design here.

    Where this monitor really shines is connectivity: 1 USB-C, 1 DisplayPort, 1 HDMI.

    It has a built-in 1080p camera with IR (Works with Windows Hello), microphone array and speakers.

    The camera is concealed. It works exactly like the All-in-One Inspirion series from Dell: Push the top of the screen and the camera pops up. Pop it inside the monitor when not in use.

    The camera and mic works with the USB-C connection. Speakers also work with the DisplayPort and HDMI connections.

    The power supply is part of the monitor: No power brick, it uses a standard (removable) power cable. The monitor also comes with an USB-C cable which also charges the computer, and that's where it makes a huge difference: Single power cable for both the monitor and a laptop. Single connection from the laptop, doesn’t get any simpler.

    The monitor also has two USB-A 3.0 outputs: One on the back next to the other connections, and one on the bottom bezel: Ideal for an USB-C stick when needed. These works when using the USB-C connection.

    Speaker: When connecting the computer the first time via USB-C, it recognizes two outputs: One via the video connection and one via USB-C. Both sound good. When selecting the USB audio, the volume can be controlled from the computer.

    Power delivery: The monitor can also charge devices via the USB-A ports in addition to the USB-C. Power delivery settings can be configured from the monitor's menu, independently between USB-A and USB-C.

    Controls: Settings and shortcuts are accessible via concealed buttons on the bottom bezel. An on-screen menu that's aligned with the button comes up when pressing them. The camera and mics can be completely disabled from the menu.

    This monitor is not just for windows computers:

    • MacBook recognized everything, and the camera worked just as well, with better resolution and clearer than the built-in camera (macOS does not use the IR cameras however).

    • Chromebook also worked just fine, and recognized the camera (Tested it with Zoom).

    Also this monitor supports AMD FreeSync.

    Overall I really like this. Ideal for working from home with the built-in camera that also focuses on privacy. It eliminates a lot of clutter with a single connection to the computer.

    Oct 21, 2021 21:44
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Monitor and USB-C Hub in one

    ## Features

    Probably the standout feature for this monitor is the fact that it basically has the functionality of a USB-C hub built into it! With just one USB-C cable (included), you can connect this monitor to a compatible laptop in order to:

    - Extend the display to this monitor

    - Charge your laptop

    - Add a Windows Hello-compatible webcam and microphone

    - Add speakers (built-in to this Dell monitor)

    - Add two USB devices (such as a keyboard or mouse) using the 2 USB ports on the monitor

    This is extremely convenient for hybrid work and learning from home, as when you want to work from home, you can simply connect the USB-C cable to your (hopefully) compatible work laptop and get a full desktop experience. Then if your significant other or child needs to connect their (hopefully) compatible laptop to work at the same desk, swapping is just a matter of unplugging the USB-C cable from one laptop and plugging in the next.

    So which computers are compatible? You’ll probably need to Google the technical specs of your laptop to see if it supports DisplayPort 1.2 via USB-C. Most modern Dell laptops with a USB-C port seem to work, but there is no rule that states that a manufacturer must support DisplayPort if they include a USB-C port on a machine.

    The USB-C cable also supports charging via the Power Delivery standard up to 65 watts. Even if your laptop came with a more powerful charger (such as a 100-watt charger), it might still accept a smaller charge over USB-C at a slower rate. Again, you may need to Google the specs of your laptop because there is no definite rule that a USB-C port must support charging.

    ## Performance

    The display on this monitor is vivid and clear and both photos and movies look great on it. The IPS panel allows the display to look sharp even when it is at an angle. And the monitor can be set to a low 4ms refresh rate for casual gaming. Just note that this is not a 4K monitor as it maxes out at a 1080 resolution.

    I tested this monitor with the Dell G15 gaming laptop (which came with a 100-watt charger) and although it didn’t seem to indicate that it was charging, it seemed to discharge at a slower rate. The display, camera, and USB devices connected to the monitor all worked correctly regardless. Testing this monitor with the new Surface Pro 8 tablet produced similar results and did indeed activate the charging indicator in Windows.

    The built-in webcam can be lowered into the monitor for privacy when not in use. When you’re ready to make a video call, simply press down on it to pop it up. The video quality is great in bright lighting conditions but does become very grainy in low light. If you have a relatively dark home office, you may need to add a light ring to your setup to get the best picture quality.

    The speakers are fine for online meetings, but they can sound tinny and are not great for music due to their lack of bass.

    ## Summary

    Although this monitor is pricier than many other 24-inch monitors, it does include a USB-C hub and Windows Hello hardware that could cost a couple hundred extra if purchased separately. The display, charging, webcam, and USB ports work great, but you’ll need to make sure your laptop supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery via USB-C in order to take advantage of all of the features.

    Oct 21, 2021 15:44
  • Review by Aggieof83, 10 out of 10
    Excellent monitor and features-- gotta have!

    If you are looking for a monitor that is easy to assemble, has every type connection you may need (USB-C, HMDI, DP) to hook it to your laptop, has an easy-to hide camera, mic and great speakers, well, this is the monitor you need!

    My employer recently issued laptops to everyone so that we can be super functional in the office, at home, or on the go. At work, I have a nice docking station, but needed something at home that I could use for work and for personal. This monitor, well, calling it a monitor is not that descriptive!, connects me to everything I need with one USB-C cable.... It includes a good camera which pops up at the top of the screen and goes down for privacy, mic and great speakers, PLUS you can attach usb devices like externat hard drives, etc. I can join a video conference with nor worries and no cables everywhere, just that one usb-C, which is also charging my laptop! When I want to switch laptops, it's unplug from one and plug into the other. marvelous!!!

    Now, taking it out of the box and attaching the stand was a snap. just hand tighten the wingnut to add the base to the stand, then pop the stand into the back of the monitor. This monitor has a good heft and weight, so it is very stable (which is great with the camera). The screen can be vertical or horizontal -- just be certain you have it high enough so it doesn't hit the table when you flip it! ). It also moves side-to-side and tilts. Controls are easy to access in the lower bottom right edge of the monitor. Again, it is so much more than a monitor-- is likes a super monitor!

    Anyone who hates to fuss with lots of cables but wants a bigger monitor with the laptop will love this Dell Video Conferencing Monitor. And it's Dell Quality, of course!

    Oct 24, 2021 17:20
  • Review by kwilks3, 10 out of 10
    Excellent work station monitor

    This is an excellent work station monitor. This monitor has a lot of things going for it. It's super simple to setup out of the box, but it only comes with a usb-c cable, so be sure that your port can handle video, or you're going to need either an hdmi or displayport cord. It has a web cam, microphone and built in speakers, which is perfect for video chats, or online meetings. Picture quality is great, and it has several options to tailor the picture as well. It's 75hz capable refresh rate makes it a decent gaming monitor too. Only issue I have with it is that it has a slight backlight bleed through. Overall it's an excellent monitor.

    Likes:

    1.) Great picture with ability to customize

    2.) Built in web camera and microphone

    3.) 75hz refresh rate for gaming

    Dislikes:

    1.) Backlight bleed through

    2.) Sound = meh

    3.) Only includes USB-C cable

    Oct 23, 2021 06:31
  • 9.4score
    Dell - S3222DGM 32" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Gaming Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Black
    Description

    Enjoy stunning panoramic views during gameplay with this Dell 32-inch curved gaming monitor. A vibrant 2560 x 1440 resolution coupled with a contrast ratio of 3000:1 delivers precise colors for an immersive gaming experience. This Dell 32-inch curved gaming monitor has AMD FreeSync 2 to reduce screen tearing and splitting, and a 165Hz refresh rate keeps the action smooth.

    13 Features
  • QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio: Delivers crystal clear picture quality with stunning detail.
  • VESA DisplayHDR™ 400 technology: Ensures lifelike fidelity and striking color, so games and movies are seen exactly as the developer or filmmaker intended.
  • 165Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 32" flat-panel VA monitor: Provides a large viewing area and clear images.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming and video watching.
  • AMD FreeSync™ technology: This adaptive synchronization technology matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • One DisplayPort and two HDMI inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high-quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Ensure a clear view of the monitor from multiple vantage points.
  • Wall-mountable design: Detach your monitor from its base to hang it on the wall via the included 100mm x 100mm VESA mount.
  • 3000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 350 cd/m² brightness: Offers a highly visible display and crisp on-screen images.
  • Adjustable stand: Enables tilt and height adjustments so you can create a more personal, comfortable environment for optimal performance.
  • Improve your gaming experience: Features like Timer, Frame Rate Counter and Dark Stabilizer give you an in-game advantage by improving visibility during dark gaming scenarios, controlling the frame rate and aligning the display.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Rivae, 10 out of 10
    Amazingly vibrant VA display

    I won’t rehash the standard reduced VA viewing angles versus IPS other than to say this monitor looks gorgeous when viewing dead on. Luckily since this is geared towards being a gaming monitor, most users will be directly in front and get to enjoy the best view.

    As a gaming monitor this one is stellar with the higher resolution providing a more immersive experience. The curvature of the screen helps with this as maintaining a full view across the entire screen in FPS games is made easier with the curve. On most flat 32” screens you lose the edges in your peripheral so the somewhat gentle 1800r curve definitely helped me see the whole scene without having to scan my head right or left. I describe it as gentle as it’s certainly not overwhelming like other more aggressive curves I’ve seen as this one feels like a perfect little hug for your eyeballs.

    Packaging was well done as always with Dell and included a display port cable, hdmi cable, and power cord. Ports on the back include two HDMI, the DP, and an audio out. I personally used the DP as that gave me the full 165Hz refresh versus looking like it’s limited to 144 with HDMI.

    Gaming was an absolute pleasure and I mainly tested using Apex Legends. There was no noticeable blurring or stuttering when having to whip around 180 to deal with enemies in the opposite direction. As mentioned previously the colors are super vibrant and this panel definitely lives up to its gaming monitor moniker. Adjustability is all there via up/down and a fairly wide degree of tilt available. Also it looks like the VESA mount is standard on the back (100mm). One key note if you don’t want to peruse the quick guide to find it is that the power button is on the bottom right versus the buttons on the back of the monitor.

    Sep 18, 2021 02:01
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 10 out of 10
    Vibrant and bright w/smooth, blur-free motion

    The Dell S3222DGM 32” gaming monitor is my first curved screen monitor, and it’s pretty cool. I’d previously been using a flat IPS display for gaming, and since this is a VA display, the experience was quite different. After a very brief acclimation period of getting used to a curved screen versus a flat one, I found that despite the significant increase in screen real estate, I could still see pretty much the whole screen all at once, plus there was little distortion at the peripheral of my vision. That’s thanks to the screen being at a roughly equal distance to your eye even at the sides of the screen, and it really does feel like a more immersive experience when gaming.

    Make sure you measure your desk space though because the monitor has a quite a large footprint at 28 inches wide, 18 inch minimum height, and a depth of 9 inches. The screen height is adjustable on the included stand about 4 inches increasing the maximum height to 22 inches. You can also tilt the screen around 30 degrees to pitch up or slightly down, however, there is no side-to-side swivel or portrait rotation. I like that attaching the included stand and base is a tool-less process, though the stand can be easily removed, and underneath are four removable screws to make this monitor compatible with VESA 100mm x 100mm mounting systems.

    Since this monitor is an upgrade for me from 250 nits to 350 nits, the increase in brightness was instantly noticeable, especially in a brightly lit room with window glare. At full brightness, I feel it’s a tad intense, so I like to set the color mode to ComfortView which is Dell’s “Low Blue Light” setting. This mode also has the benefit of reducing eye strain and fatigue, though it will throw off color accuracy, so you’ll want to use the standard of custom color calibrated profile for creative work where accuracy is important. Speaking of which, the colors on the screen are in general, vibrant and well-saturated with a full 8-bit color depth that covers 99% sRGB color gamut.

    The contrast of this monitor is good at 3000:1, displaying dark blacks and bright whites, and the visual performance is pretty uniform across the screen – provided you’re sitting centered in front of it. Because this is a VA panel, there is a slight color shift at off angles, so while the visuals are great for a single viewer, this monitor may not provide the same experience when there are multiple viewers seated in different positions around the screen. At full 2560x1440 resolution (1440p), text is crisp, clear, and easy to read. While the monitor’s fastest refresh rate is 165 Hz, note that this can only be achieved over a DisplayPort connection and if connecting via HDMI, the max refresh rate you’ll get is 144 Hz, which is still plenty fast.

    The monitor does support Adaptive Sync for AMD FreeSync Premium, but if you’re using a contemporary NVIDIA GPU, you may still be able to enable G-SYNC for the display, but again, only when connected via DisplayPort and performance/compatibility is not guaranteed. Adaptive Sync over HDMI is available with AMD GPUs. For me, G-Sync appeared to be working just fine with my GTX 1070 and gaming in large, fast-paced arenas like Fortnite and CS:GO was a super smooth with tear-free motion. The monitor’s OSD is accessible by pressing any of the 4 buttons on the back or clicking the 4-way joystick. You can custom set the functions for the OSD buttons and change the various settings like adaptive sync, frame rate display, and response time in the full menu. Interestingly there’s a soft blue downlight in the center of the screen that you can toggle by simply tapping just under the logo, but you can also turn it off altogether in the menu as well as disable the light in the power button.

    The bezels around the screen are razor thin, though keep in mind there’s about a ¼ inch border from the viewable screen to the bezel as well, so there will be a gap in multi-monitor setups, albeit a pretty small one. One thing to note is that this monitor does not have built-in speakers, so you won’t be able to hear audio out of the monitor itself. However, it can pass through audio via DP/HDMI to the AUX output port adjacent to the video inputs, to which you can attach a set of headphones or external speakers. This model also does not have a USB hub, so you won’t be able to connect or power USB devices off of it.

    Overall, I’ve been pretty happy with the performance of this screen for gaming. It’s fast, smooth, bright and immersive. It’s even pretty good for watching movies on. For productivity applications and creative work, I’m a bit more ambivalent because you can tell that the screen is curved when you track your eyes along the bottom and at the sides and your eyes have to move over a greater distance, which can be distracting depending on what you’re working on; so when I don’t need all that screen real estate, I just work in a smaller window centered on the screen instead.

    Sep 16, 2021 21:03
  • Review by Evolved1, 10 out of 10
    32" of Greatness for All

    Let me start off by saying that this is the largest monitor I have ever had the pleasure of owning and it’s my first endeavor into the curved monitor world. I have a triple monitor mount and have the Dell S3222DGM 32” curved monitor in between two 27” monitors. The first thing that I noticed is that it’s a different game trying to position everything around the 32” curved beast. Once I got past the size of it, it was time to play with it.

    The Dell 32 Curved Gaming Monitor – S3222DGM boasts AMD FreeSync 2 technology and contrast ratio of 3000:1 with a refresh rate of 144-165Hz depending on your input selection. Either way, I can certainly say that the gameplay has been impressive. Whether it was some FPS fun with Fortnite or flying fun with Star Wars: Squadrons, I didn’t see any flickering with the blacks or the vibrant colors on-screen. I definitely see the upgrade from my previous primary gaming monitors. From a setup perspective, this couldn’t be any easier. You have your choice of 1 DisplayPort or 2 HDMI ports to connect to. Then you have your power cable and a 3.5mm jack for those that want to connect headphones to it.

    For those like me, you may want to utilize the VESA certified mounting option. This is one of two little dings/issues that I came upon and this could just be my mounting system for my monitor arm. The indentation for the VESA plate setup makes things a little difficult if you have a style that has a sliding/snapping solution to connect to the arm. I had to get creative to make it work because there isn’t enough room to slide it on because of the depth of that indentation. Most of the others that I have worked with mounted right to the back panel and not into an indentation. Again, I may seem like I am drilling on it, but I don’t hold it against Dell or the monitor as a whole. The look and performance totally make up for this little hassle.

    The other little ding is the button placement on the back panel. If you don’t have a clear view or open path to the back panel, it could be a little difficult to adjust everything. Even after a few days of tinkering with settings, I was still hitting the wrong buttons or pushing the wrong way on the joystick. I am sure I will get by, but the placement could have been better. Luckily, there are a number of presets that will allow you to set it and forget it. That certainly helped me get up and running quickly.

    Ultimately, I recommend the Dell 32 Curved Gaming Monitor – S3222DGM for all gamers and entertainment enthusiasts. The versatility and style will appeal to all. For the RGB nut, the downlight on the bottom of the monitor is an added bonus. It does well to illuminate a good amount of desktop space while looking nice. The 1 to 2ms response time will certainly make everyone happy. When you have a clean, crisp, and beautiful picture that refreshes excellently, there aren’t too many things that you won’t like.

    Sep 19, 2021 11:59
  • Review by Shail, 10 out of 10
    Good design, Vibrant Colors, Great for gaming

    I use this monitor daily in my home office as well as have used it for gaming over the weekends. In both the scenarios, it has met my expectations very well and I am quite happy with it. Here are more details:

    The setup was a breeze. You don't need any tools. Just insert the stand into the base and secure with the provided screw. After that you snap the stand into the back of the monitor and you are done. You can adjust the height (up to 10 cm) as well as Tilt (-22.5 to 5 degree). It does not support swivel though. The monitor comes with and HDMI and DisplayPort cables. Simply insert the cable of your choosing into your device and you are good to go.

    It has good design. The bezels are thin which helps me with my 2 monitor setup in my home office (the other monitor is an Asus 32" curved monitor and both of them work well together).

    The other thing that I like about this is that it has preset modes as well as three modes for user-defined settings. I personally prefer the "Standard" mode for my day-to-day home office use.

    The colors are vibrant, response time is excellent, has fast refresh rate and input lag is quite low.

    Overall it is a good monitor for the price for daily home office use as well as gaming needs.

    Oct 02, 2021 13:22
  • Review by Kelby, 10 out of 10
    Immersive Gaming Monitor

    ----- Summary -----

    Verdict:

    The difference that a high-performance gaming monitor like the Dell S3222DGMA can make on your gaming experience is stunning. The exceptional detail and clarity, high contrast ratio, smooth 165Hz refresh rate, and AMD FreeSync all work together to deliver an incredibly immersive gaming experience. If you’re looking for a curved gaming monitor, this one is a top contender.

    Pros:

    - Appealing design

    - Solid build quality

    - Curved screen

    - Thin bezels

    - Height and tilt adjustability

    - Clear and detailed QHD resolution

    - High 3000:1 contrast ratio

    - Fast refresh rate (165Hz)

    - Stutter-free gameplay with AMD FreeSync

    Cons:

    - Stand doesn’t swivel or rotate to portrait orientation

    ----- Details -----

    Design:

    The Dell S3222DGMA has an appealing design that will look great in any setting. The curved screen is the standout design aspect. As a first-time owner of a curved monitor, I’m impressed by the extra immersion it provides, especially for gaming. I was also impressed by the thin bezels and height and tilt adjustability. It doesn’t swivel or rotate to portrait orientation though, which would be nice to have for added versatility. Although the monitor and stand are made of plastic, the build quality is solid. I haven’t noticed any quality issues during setup or use, and the stand is sturdy. Speaking of the stand, a small but much-appreciated design aspect is the cutout for cable management. Since I use both HDMI inputs and might use the DisplayPort as well, it’s nice to have the cutout to keep them all together. Another nice touch is the blue ambient downlight at the bottom of the monitor, which can be turned off/on by touching it.

    Setup:

    With just a few steps and no tools required, I had the Dell S3222DGMA set up in a couple of minutes. After unboxing, the stand needs to be inserted into the base and locked into place with a screw (which can be tightened by hand). Then, the stand just snaps into the back of the monitor. It does support VESA 100mm x 100mm if you’d like to mount this monitor instead. After that, plug in the included power cable and it’s ready to go. Other cables in the box include one DisplayPort and one HDMI.

    Features & Performance:

    Since the Dell S3222DGMA is designed for gaming, the features reflect that, and they don’t disappoint. With QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution for exceptional detail and clarity, a high 3000:1 contrast ratio for deeper blacks and brighter whites, a smooth 165Hz refresh rate for clarity and faster reaction time, and AMD FreeSync for stutter-free gameplay, this monitor delivers an immersive gaming experience. It’s unlike any TV or monitor I’ve played games on before. The first day I got it, I was tempted to pull an all-nighter because I was so giddy with excitement. It might sound silly, but that’s the best way I can describe the experience of playing games on this monitor. Other notable features include game preset modes (Standard, FPS, MOBA/RTS, RPG, Sports, and three user-defined profiles), as well as Timer, Frame Rate Counter, and Dark Stabilizer options for managing frame rates, brightness, or shadow control. The features and high performance of the Dell S3222DGMA have elevated my gaming experience.

    Sep 18, 2021 15:10
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Beast!!!

    Dell 32 Inch LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor is a beast in every sense of the word. From its sheer size to its crystal clear display, everything about this monitor is big. You can enjoy an immersive gaming experience with its panoramic view and amazing resolution. So, lets go over some of the key features and the PROS and CONS.

    Key Features:

    Curve

    QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution

    AMD FreeSync technology

    3000:1 contrast ratio - Crisp Images with Deep Blacks

    165Hz refresh rate

    2 HDMI 2.0 Inputs

    1 DisplayPort 1.2

    Super Cool Downlight - Nice Touch

    Vesa Certified DisplayHDR 400

    Setup:

    The setup process for this monitor is super simple. You will find everything you need to get this monitor up and running in a few minutes in the box. In the box you receive, the monitor, stand, power cable, 1 HDMI Cable and 1 Display port cable. To setup the monitor with the stand all you need to do simply insert and lock in the stand into the monitor and the best part no tool required. Once the setup process is complete, hook up the power cable and the the input of your desire and your are pretty much ready to go.

    Usage:

    As soon as I received this monitor I super excited to to hook this baby up and see what this can do and it did not disappoint. The colors on this monitor are vivid, blacks are deep blacks, and the images are crisp, clear, and just vibrant and the panoramic curve just brings everything together. Even though there are multiple preset modes already setup, you will have to play around with the settings a bit to better suit your needs. This monitor is not only gaming, I was able to complete some data input for work as well. The text was crisp and clear and with the 32 inch display, very easy to read.

    The monitor comes setup with 12 presets. STANDARD, FPS, MOBA/RTS, RPG, SPORTS, GAME 1,2, and 3, COMFORT VIEW, WARM, COOL AND CUSTOM COLOR. I would recommend that you play with the setting to fit what fit your needs. The Comfort view setting has become my best friend. After spending hours staring at a monitor at work and then coming home to relax and spend sometime playing some games really does strain the eyes. I realize the color and the resolution may not be as vibrant on comfort view, but believe me it really helps.

    PROS:

    Multiple Presets

    Curve

    165 Hertz Refresh Rate

    QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution

    AMD FreeSync technology

    3000:1 contrast ratio - Crisp Images with Deep Blacks

    CONS:

    There was only one thing that I was did not like on this monitor and that was the button placement. The power button for the monitor is on the bottom right corner and the the joystick toggle and 4 buttons are on the back. its hard to figure out which button does what.

    Overall, this is an amazing monitor that is the best of both worlds. It will fulfill all your gaming and work needs and instead of having multiple monitor setup you will only need this.

    Sep 14, 2021 22:27
  • Review by TechGeek, 10 out of 10
    Great gaming monitor for an affordable price!

    Dell S32222DGM is a 32" (31.5") curved QHD FreeSync gaming monitor that Dell recently released. Plenty of real estate with a narrow bezel, offers immersive experience with 165 Hz refresh rate, 3000:1 contrast ratio, and QHD 2560X1440 resolution with FreeSync technology that takes gaming to a whole new level. These are the common specs on most of the gaming monitors and this product definitely competes with the name brand gaming monitors in the market on the price point. I had an opportunity to compare its performance side-by-side and I didn't notice any significant difference in the performance and this comes at a lower price tag compared to the name brand ones in the market.

    Setup and installation: Set-up was a breeze, took less than a minute to get the stand installed on the monitor. The stand is pretty sturdy and doesn't wobble. Comes with a power cord, HDMI cable and a display port cable. The monitor height can easily be adjusted, slides up and down the vertical rail. The monitor has the menu buttons on the back right that are easily accessible and has two customizable buttons that lets you switch settings with a button click. I had one button programmed for gaming mode and the other for comfort mode for work.

    Performance: I had it hooked up to a dock to the HDMI port (144Hz) for office use and used the display port (165Hz) to connect to my gaming desktop. I played around with different settings and found the preset game mode 3 best for my gaming needs, chose the Comfort mode for work and sports mode for watching movies on the PC. I didn't see any screen tearing, or blur images, distortion or flicker when playing games on the PC. I have another old gaming monitor and I can clearly tell the SyncFree technology made a big difference on my gaming experience with zero lag, high contrasting colors with a good color depth, excellent response time with a fast refresh rate. Saw some black smears on dark scenes, which is pretty common on most gaming monitors, unless you splurge on some high end gaming monitor, it did bother me though.

    Cons:

    My only complain is it doesn’t come with a swivel stand and I have manually adjust the monitor stand to play nice with my second gaming monitor that has a swivel stand.

    Overall a great gaming monitor at an affordable price!

    Sep 16, 2021 16:34
  • Review by zero325, 8 out of 10
    Great Gaming Monitor

    The Dell S3222DGM is a quality 1440p, 165Hz, curved gaming monitor. Design is solid with no over the top “gamer” aesthetic. Darks look great and no notable issues with color. This model doesn’t support HDR, expect a higher price tag for a similar spec that feature.

    Don’t expect much from the included stand. It has a reasonable tilt and acceptable height adjustment. No swivel and nothing too notable.

    Sitting directly in front of the curved monitor for the first time is breathtaking. I regularly play Battlefield 4, 5 and 1, and love the feeling of being surrounded by the game. The size of the screen is perfect, and the angle of the curve gives a great sense of immersion.

    Overall, awesome curved gaming monitor without any over the top style or out of this world price tag.

    Sep 20, 2021 01:21
  • 9.4score
    Dell - S3220DGF 32" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR (DisplayPort, HDMI, USB) - Ascent Gray
    Description

    Enjoy stunning panoramic views during gameplay with this Dell 32-inch curved gaming monitor. A vibrant 2560 x 1440 resolution coupled with a contrast ratio of 3000:1 delivers precise colors for an immersive gaming experience. This Dell 32-inch curved gaming monitor has AMD FreeSync 2 to reduce screen tearing and splitting, and a 165Hz refresh rate keeps the action smooth.

    16 Features
  • 2K Quad HD 2560 x 1440 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio: Delivers crystal clear picture quality with stunning detail.
  • VESA DisplayHDR™ 400 technology: Ensures lifelike fidelity and striking color, so games and movies are seen exactly as the developer or filmmaker intended.
  • 4ms response time: Helps prevent blurring, ghosting and streaking during intense action sequences in video games and movies.
  • 165Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 32" flat-panel VA monitor: Provides a large viewing area and clear images.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming and video watching.
  • AMD FreeSync™ 2 technology: This adaptive synchronization technology matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • One DisplayPort and two HDMI inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high-quality audio and video signal.
  • Five USB 3.0 ports: One USB upstream and four USB downstream ports let you connect devices to the monitor, which then transfers the data to the computer.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Ensure a clear view of the monitor from multiple vantage points.
  • Wall-mountable design: Detach your monitor from its base to hang it on the wall via the included 100mm x 100mm VESA mount.
  • 3000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 400 cd/m² brightness: Offers a highly visible display and crisp on-screen images.
  • Adjustable stand: Enables tilt and height adjustments so you can create a more personal, comfortable environment for optimal performance.
  • Improve your gaming experience: Features like Timer, Frame Rate Counter and Dark Stabilizer give you an in-game advantage by improving visibility during dark gaming scenarios, controlling the frame rate and aligning the display.
  • ENERGY STAR certified: Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jsugarsd, 10 out of 10
    So happy!

    I have been waiting a long time to upgrade to a monitor like this! I am not a competitive gamer but I am no noob either. I built my own system which has a 4.3 GHz stable overclocked i7 and GTX 1070 Ti. I feel that since high end GPUs like the 2080 Ti struggle to push 4K over 100Hz reliably, that 1440p is the proverbial "sweet spot" for screens under 40 in or so. I normally play games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Mass Effect and the occasional Battlefield when it comes to AAA titles. I played blu ray dvds of Tron Legacy and 300 and it looked fantastic. The darks and contrast on this panel are a clear upgrade to my old 24 in 60Hz Asus IPS and 43 in Samsung tv that I was using. If you are looking to play FPS (shooters) or be more competitive then I recommend you look at 24 to 27 in monitors with 240Hz+ refresh rates. Whatever you decide, I wish you the best of luck!

    Jun 23, 2020 02:47
  • Review by Electrician, 10 out of 10
    A gamers must!!

    Bought this monitor November 2020. Review is July 2021. First off this is the first curved monitor I have had. It is also the best. Keeps everything in eyesight and you don’t notice the curve during gameplay. It’s really got a great picture as well. Got this one for gaming and got another 24 inch regular dell monitor for chat/discord that way I can keep the game up but interact with chat and friends while playing. Then I added the 82 inch tv on a wall mount to finish off the setup. This is a must have and I really love the quality build this has. I would definitely recommend if anyone is looking for a good gaming monitor with a great refresh rate to get this monitor. It moves up and down with ease has a area for wire management in the stand as well and even tilts a little so you can get the right view for your needs. I actually bought two of these one for me and one for my wife’s gaming computer as well. It is worth every penny. You do have to adjust the refresh rate in settings. It comes preset on 60 I believe. However I don’t really play fast paced racing games so I set mine to 120 refresh rate. It’s nice to have the option to bump it up if I ever play a game where it’s needed though why not. Hopefully this helps you make your choice on monitor. I don’t really review much items I purchase but a friend was asking about monitors so I looked back at what I purchased and figured it deserved a review. Never have had any problems with picture quality or any malfunctioning at all. Don’t throw $600 out for a monitor because you think you need it. Check the specs and compare a lot of times a little tweak in the specs isn’t worth another $250 more then what you get with this monitor. I would recommend and Honestly will probably pick up another one of these in the near future.

    Jul 14, 2021 20:02
  • Review by Jason, 10 out of 10
    Amazing monitor. Forget IPS screens, get this!

    One of the best curved monitors you can get bar none. I went through a few monitors before finding this gem, and for the price, performance, and picture quality you cannot go wrong. It isn't too big, it isn't too small, it is just right. Couple thought with a high refresh rate, freesync, QHD, and great port options, it's the best monitor you can pair with a gaming PC. The pixels are dense enough so that graphics don't look pixelated with you are close to the screen. It's a great balance. I don't feel 4k is worth it since it is such a performance hit, even for higher end cards like my RTX 3080.

    Minimal to no light bleeding on this one. This monitor actually trumps any IPS panel that I've tried on the market. And the picture quality almost looks as if it is IPS...just without the IPS glow.

    Oct 23, 2021 02:17
  • Review by Zero7159, 10 out of 10
    Love the size, features and picture quality!

    I bought three of these monitors to replace my triple screen setup which was previously outfitted with three 27 inch Dell S2716DG 1440p G-sync monitors. In summary, this monitor is a nice upgrade from the S2716DG because of the size, features and picture quality.

    First, as to size, there is definitely a difference going from 27 inches to 32 inches. I wonder how I lived without 32 inches, I cannot see myself going back. So, 32 inches is not too big, its perfect. 27 inches for gaming is too small IMO.

    Second, this monitor has all of the features I want for PC gaming, including 1440p resolution, which is perfect for this size monitor. This monitor also has Freesync adaptive sync technology, which helps smooth the action by syncing the GPU and monitor. The monitor also has a refresh rate of 165 hz (164 hz in the Nvidia driver), which also helps smooth out the action, particularly when you are at or near 165 frames per second.

    Speaking of adaptive sync, although this monitor is not officially G-sync compatible, it nonetheless largely supports G-sync technology if you are using an Nvidia GPU. I say "largely" because I have noticed some flickering with G-sync enabled that I never had with my S2716DG monitors or my Alienware AW3418DW, both of which have native G-sync support via a chip inside the monitor.

    Also, the HDR on this monitor is quite good on my PS4 Pro. The whites are quite bright, without being washed out, and the colors are rich. GT Sport, for example, looks incredible. An added bonus is that by enabling HDR on the monitor, my PS4 Pro is able to transmit and the monitor receives a 4K signal. Very cool. HDR on PC, however, is generally weak. I tried Shadow of the Tomb Raider in HDR on this monitor and the colors were muted and I saw too much gray compared to SDR, which was much more vibrant. HDR in Windows also apparently causes flickering in some games, for example iRacing and Shadow of the Tomb Raider when I am running in Nvidia Surround with G-sync enabled. In summary, HDR is a perk if you are using this monitor with a PS4 Pro, but I would not get your hopes up regarding HDR if using this monitor on PC.

    The monitor has a DisplayPort 1.4 port, plus two HDMI 2.0 ports. I bought three DP 1.4 cables to use because I had read about flickering issues when people used the included DP 1.2 cables. I question Dell's decision not to include DP 1.4 cables, even though the monitor supports it. HDMI 2.0 is good, that is what is needed for 4K on PS4 Pro or your Xbox One X.

    The OSD is quite good, similar to other Dell and Alienware monitors I have used and owned. It is very easy to scroll through the menus and make adjustments.

    And finally, the picture quality of this monitor is superb. The VA panel produces rich, vibrant colors, at least in part because of its 3000:1 contrast ratio, which is much higher than the 1000:1 contrast ratio we typically see on TN or IPS panels. I love deep, saturated colors and so I used the OSD to crank up the Saturation. Very cool. Text is sharp, although not quite as sharp as what I see in my Alienware AW3418DW monitor, which of course has an IPS panel.

    In summary, this monitor is great value, even at the regular price of $449. I was able to get a price match down to $360 when the monitor went on sale at Best Buy. Definitely buy with confidence!

    Jul 07, 2020 18:54
  • Review by Raymond1210, 10 out of 10
    Crisp, amazing graphics and pretty fast response r

    Well I lm gonna give this monitor 5 stars even though I had to return it because the large screen was way to big for me but that should not affect the rating of this monitor. The image is very very crisp watching videos was amazing for some reason when I tried to run warzone with an intel i5 process and a 1660ti graphic card warzone would crash and not launch I disable the free sync and gsync and I uninstalled and reinstalled warzone but for some reason when I switched from my old dell S2716DG monitor which is also a 2k monitor I started having problems, I really don’t know why but I couldn’t figure it out and I ended up not wanting to deal with it anymore so I ended up just returning my monitor.

    Apr 10, 2021 07:27
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Graphics!!!

    Amazing Graphics paired with my Xbox Series X. Running [email protected] or [email protected] is a game changer...It even makes playing older titles more enjoyable! Highly recommend!!!

    Dec 05, 2020 20:38
  • Review by Scoshis, 10 out of 10
    Great screens for gaming

    Aside from my 3080, this has been my been my favorite upgrade. I decided to get a second one a few weeks later. The only gripe is that they weigh over 25lbs so have them on a dual mount isn't worth the risk since most weight capacity are around 2/3 of their weight.

    I've ran the likes of Doom Eternal, Cyberpunk, The Medium, Apex, Warzone all at 1440p Ultra 165hz and the difference from my 4k 30hz monitor was massive. Curved screens give the illusion of a larger screen so that adds to the value. Ive recommended them to a couple of friends who bought soon after they came to see the quality in person.

    I purchased them both while they were on sale for 399 and 329 so be patient!

    Feb 02, 2021 18:17
  • Review by Sparky, 10 out of 10
    Very Glad I Purchased This.

    I'm not a gamer, but I love this large screen for watching videos, video conferencing, or just doing routine computer work. Very easy on the eyes. I attached mine to a desk mount so I can position it wherever needed and to eliminate the stand and wasted desk space. I also attached a portable speaker box to the monitor's headphone jack as a speaker option. Totally happy so far. Worth every penny. I'll never go smaller than 32" from this point forward.

    Mar 19, 2021 18:29
  • 9.4score
    21
    LG
    LG - 24" Full HD Gaming Monitor with FreeSync Premium
    Description

    Even if you're not a pro gamer, you'll feel like one with LG's 24" Ultra Gear monitor. A super-fast IPS 1ms and 144Hz gaming monitor. Cutting-edge tech gives you the edge with features AMD FreeSync Premium, lightning-fast response times, multiple gamer modes and Full HD IPS resolution. Virtually no tearing or stuttering. Less latency and all housed on a 3-sided, virtually borderless display with tilt, height and pivots adjustments.

    5 Features
  • 24” UltraGear Full HD (1920x1080) IPS Display - 16:9: At 24" and 16:9 screen ratio, LG's UltraGear Full HD IPS Display features realistic, true color, enhanced contrast, clarity and detail, while delivering ultra-fast response rates
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate and 1ms (GTG) Response Time: Responsiveness on a dime. With 1ms response time, gamers see fast action, obstacles and opponents in near real time for a clear advantage and with a 144Hz refresh rate for less motion blur and smooth movement regardless of game genre
  • AMD FreeSync™ Premium: With FreeSync™ Premium technology, gamers can experience seamless, fluid movement in hi-resolution and fast-paced games. It virtually minimizes screen tearing and stuttering
  • sRGB 99% Color Gamut with HDR 10: This monitor supports HDR10 with sRGB 99% enabling realistic visual immersion with rich colors and contrast which can help gamers to see dramatic colors the game developers intended
  • Easily Adjustable, Stylish Design: Enhance your gaming experience with eye-catching, and virtually borderless design. The base can be adjusted to change the height, tilt and pivot of the monitor to help you play game more comfortable
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  • Review by Caosreach, 10 out of 10
    You need this

    Great gaming monitor perfect for PS5 and Xbox series x

    Oct 29, 2021 15:30
  • Review by Dueltar, 10 out of 10
    Satisfied!

    The monitor is very nice and so much better than my old one. It works great for my gaming. I have noticed a few blocky views in certain areas of my game but I think it is just because I do not know how to properly change the setting for the best performance.

    The only negative i have is that the legs come out a bit too far and sometimes interferes with my mouse movements but that would not be an issue if my desk with bigger so the monitor could sit back a bit further. Overall I am very happy with the product and feel like it was a good purchase!

    Jun 18, 2021 15:46
  • Review by BashGamingg, 10 out of 10
    Great Specs All Around!!!

    Love it! The quality resolution are amazing for my PS5!!! Love that it’s 144 Hz and 1 ms response time! This my first monitor with those specs and it makes a HUGE difference when play League Play!!!

    May 22, 2021 00:22
  • Review by Abdul, 10 out of 10
    Great second monitor!

    I use this as my 2nd monitor as on a vertical mount with my Lg gn950b, fantastic for multi tasking!

    Jul 21, 2021 15:37
  • Review by WalterP, 10 out of 10
    Perfect monitor at a perfect price

    Holy cow, this monitor is amazing for the price. I have no negatives yet. Just keep in mind there are no speakers but it does have a headphone jack. The colors and the overall picture and controls are excellent.

    Oct 17, 2021 10:51
  • Review by Julian, 10 out of 10
    Great Monitor

    bought it for my ps5 and it works great i love the built in crosshairs feature and so does my brother we use it for fps and the refresh rate is good for us if we decide to switch to pc. there is a slight wobble but it’s great otherwise

    Sep 17, 2021 16:45
  • Review by DeathConnection, 10 out of 10
    Would buy again!

    Not a bad thing to say about this Monitor. The colors are all beautiful and the blacks are rich and deep!

    Nov 05, 2021 21:48
  • Review by Itsme, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor for the price

    No regrets here this thing has great picture quality! If you are looking for an upgrade on a budget, do not overlook this monitor!

    Oct 23, 2021 06:17
  • 9.4score
    Samsung - A650 Series 34" LED 1000R Curved WQHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR - Black
    Description

    The latest in curved screen technology, the A650 ultra QHD monitor showcases ultimate user comfort and productivity. The A650 monitor provides 1000R curvature, 21:9 aspect ratio, and USB Type-C port with 90W charging power. With HDR10 technology, colors will look vivid and lifelike while the TUV-certified eye comfort care will reduce eye fatigue and keep you productive. The minimalistic, virtually borderless design, clean cable management and slim, sleek stand gives you an optimized clutter-free workstation.

    9 Features
  • Feel fully immersed Ultra-WQHD resolution with 34” curved display: Immerse yourself in detail. Within games, movies or design projects, surround yourself with the 34” ultra-wide curved display featuring a 21:9 aspect ratio.
  • Enhanced concentration and comfort: Enhance productivity and reduce eye strain for those long working days.
  • Enjoy a billion colors with incredible depth 1 billion colors with HDR 10: Enjoy any content in stunning color accuracy and detail.
  • Keep your setup clean and clutter-free USB Type-C with LAN Port: Contoured to your unique needs. From innovative ergonomic features to a docking station with USB-C connectivity, this monitor is designed to put your work ahead of the curve.
  • Relieve your eyes from strain TUV certified Intelligent Eye Care: Keep your eyes fresh and strain-free. For those late-night projects, brightness and color temperature adjust automatically for optimization in any environment.
  • Focus uninterrupted for optimal productivity: With a virtually borderless design, stay focused on your work with minimum distractions.
  • Fast 100 Hz Refresh Rate: The fast 100 Hz screen refresh rate provides smoother, silkier mouse sensitivity for enhanced productivity in any application. It also reduces screen stutter in fast-moving action scenes for a flawless gaming experience.
  • Stay in sync with the action: Make your entertainment experience more fluid than eve. AMD FreeSync™ keeps your monitor and graphics card refresh rate in sync to reduced image tear and stutter.
  • Create a sustainable future: Transform your eco-friendly, FSC-certified packaging into practical tools or choose to recycle for enhanced sustainability. And with S6’s EPEAT and Energy Star-certified eco saving plus mode, save up to 10% of electricity while maintaining beautiful picture quality.
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  • Review by Xephyroth, 8 out of 10
    Good Ultrawide with 90W USB-C, But With Caveats

    < INTRO >

    The Samsung A650 Ultrawide monitor aims to provide users with a wide array of features that could appeal to both productivity focused tasks as well as gaming. It sports a 34” 21:9 aspect ratio VA display with high contrast ratio, “HDR10” support, 100Hz refresh rate with FreeSync, and a USB-C connection that supports DisplayPort, USB Data transfer, Ethernet & 90W Power Delivery.

    It aims to combine two separate purchases—a Monitor & USB-C dock into one product. But does the A650 deliver on this promised experience?

    < UNBOXING & INITIAL SETUP >

    The unboxing experience of the A650 was pleasantly simple. Inside the box, you’ll be presented with the components for the 2-piece stand as well as the display, itself. I grabbed a Phillips-head screwdriver and assembled the base to the pole-like stand, and then without any additional tools, I attached the display to the stand using the integrated latching mechanism. It was very easy to assemble, which is always great to see, as I’ve dealt with many monitors that require too many screws or are fidgety to assemble.

    < PHYSICAL ADJUSTMENTS >

    Once it was assembled, I placed it on my desk and used the stand’s built-in height adjustment to bring the monitor to eye-level. Samsung gives users 120mm (4.7”) of height adjustment which might seem small, but can really make a big difference. On my recording studio desk, I sometimes stand up to play guitar while viewing the monitor, so it’s nice to have that extra height so I can have a more appropriate viewing angle.

    You also have a -2 degree (aiming down) to 25 degree (aiming up) tilt which is plenty for users to dial in good posture for viewing the display. Additionally, the display can be rotated left or right 30 degrees each way—this might be useful for showing content to someone standing next to you, so you don’t have to rotate the entire stand.

    The stand doesn’t have a swivel which might be desirable for some workflows like coding, but since this display has such a strong curvature, it wouldn’t be such a great experience.

    < BUILD >

    In terms of the build quality, I have no complaints. The base might be thin, but it is a solid hunk of metal and feels very sturdy. I don’t have issues with screen wobble on my unit, and it doesn’t have any issue maintaining all of aforementioned physical adjustments. The A650 appears well-built, and I like the classy aesthetic. It’s not too business oriented, and it’s also not gamer-oriented. While it’s largely a plastic build, everything feels solid without also being super heavy.

    < ON-SCREEN CONTROLS / OPTIONS >

    The on-screen controls are usable, but certainly not my favorite. Under the bottom center of the display is effectively a rubber D-pad with a center “action” button (which can also be used to power-on the display). While it’s easy to feel the buttons (as they have small dot bumps that you can feel), they’re rather mushy and require extra force to press in. I’d rather they have provided plastic tactile buttons.

    That being said, the user interface for the on-screen controls is fairly intuitive, although if you’re used to dedicated back buttons, you’ll need to instead press the action button to escape modals and the left arrow button to exit sub-menus. As a UI/UX developer, I found this to be not my favorite user experience, but this is honestly just a nit-pick and isn’t something worth dwelling over.

    However, one thing that really confused me was the number of settings that directly affect brightness. The on-screen descriptions of these settings don’t explain when the options are available; instead, forcing you to consult the manual for guidance. Many of the settings won’t allow you to engage them if other settings are toggled. Let’s walk through some of the extra settings that affect brightness.

    • Eco Sensor Mode: Optimizes brightness in real time, based on your lighting environment.

    • Eco Saving Plus: The Eco Saving Plus function reduces power consumption by controlling the electric current used by the monitor panel.

    • Dynamic Brightness: Automatically adjust the Brightness to provide the best possible screen contrast under the current conditions.

    • Adaptive Picture: Optimizes brightness and provides the best picture quality in real time, based on the lighting condition and the content you're viewing.

    • Min Backlight: Minimizes screen backlight when running Adaptive Picture.

    If you’re thinking that’s a lot, well that’s because it is. And you’ll need to consult the manual to see which ones you should (and can) engage based on your needs—whether professional or personal.

    There are a lot of helpful settings for things such as auto-switching to a newly plugged in device when there’s no signal, as well as some extra power savings features based on your habits and needs.

    < USB-C CONNECTIVITY >

    The A650 supports DisplayPort over USB-C along with 90W Power Delivery. In the monitor’s system settings, setting the USB-C Preference to High Resolution will enable [email protected], but will limit the 3 USB ports to USB 2.0 speeds and also limit the speed of the ethernet port. Whereas setting it to High-Speed Data will limit the display to [email protected], but the 3 USB ports can operate as USB 3.0.

    Since this isn’t a Thunderbolt or USB4-enabled monitor, you’re unfortunately forced to pick between these options. On one hand, if you only need to use the USB ports for mouse and keyboard, using the High Resolution mode will be great. But if you planned to use the ethernet jack and/or external SSDs, you’ll have to compromise on the frame rate by selecting High-Speed Data mode instead. Hopefully with USB4 becoming more prominent, we’ll see more ultrawide monitors with high refresh rates as well as high speed USB ports at lower costs. But in the meantime, this is really only available in Thunderbolt 3-enabled ultrawide monitors.

    My USB-C usage was limited to my 16” Intel-based MacBook Pro. My intention was to have a one-cable solution that would allow me to forego a Thunderbolt 3 dock. And while it did work just fine during actual usage, it also had some worrisome issues with Power Delivery during sleep mode. I found that during sleep mode, the monitor would seemingly cause the power chime noise to go off every couple minutes until it eventually woke up my MacBook and subsequently woke up the monitor. The MacBook itself would become hot while this was happening. The “fix” to this is to power the MacBook via the wall adapter. This will allow it to sleep normally and without overheating. This means it’s unfortunately not a one-cable solution for MacBook users unless you plan to unplug the MacBook from the monitor after each session. There are other monitors that exhibit this same issue with MacBooks, so it may very well be something more related to the MacBook ecosystem.

    But if you don’t have any intention of using this monitor with USB-C, then you may want to consider other options because you could easily spend a couple hundred dollars less and get a great display without USB-C but with faster response times and also higher refresh rates.

    < DISPLAY >

    My assessment of the display will be largely subjective since I do not have the tools to perform measurements. Firstly, I think this is a great display for productivity purposes. I didn’t think I’d like the 1000R curvature over the milder 1500R curvatures I’m used to, but I forgot about it very quickly after using it for a while. Viewing angles are definitely focused on the sweet spot and will definitely shift more due to the curvature exacerbating the “actual” angle from which you’re viewing the display.

    It gets plenty bright when configured correctly and has excellent contrast so that blacks are rich while lighter colors still pop through. The colors present themselves vividly compared to some other displays that end up more washed out. However, HDR is best experienced on displays that can achieve much higher peak brightness. When I tried using HDR in macOS with the A650, darker scenes in HDR content became noticeably noisy at times. Having more local dimming zones is necessary for HDR content, and this A650 just doesn’t really hold up well compared to a proper HDR display certified by VESA

    The 100Hz refresh rate lends to a fluid visual experience and is decent for gaming, but there are certainly better monitors for gaming, especially for the price. That being said, there is a Game Mode which Samsung recommends enabling if you intend to use the A650 for gaming. Additionally, there is a setting for enabling faster response times, which is good to see for a monitor that doesn’t market itself heavily towards gamers. If your primary purpose is for gaming, I’d still advise looking at other options.

    < CONCLUSION >

    Overall, the Samsung A650 ultrawide monitor is a good contender for those looking for a display that is decent for both gaming and productivity over USB-C. If you’re the kind of person who has two computers—a desktop for gaming and a USB-C enabled thin and light laptop for work, the A650 might be a good option to simplify your connectivity. While I don’t think it’s the best option for single-cable use for MacBook owners due to the sleep-related issues I encountered, your mileage may vary for other USB-C enabled notebooks.

    It’s well-designed and otherwise a joy to use. The display is good, but not the best I’ve used. And while it claims to support HDR10, it’s not bright enough and also not VESA-certified.

    There are not many ultrawide monitors that support [email protected] along with 90W Power Delivery over USB-C. In that regard, Samsung is delivering something that is pretty rare to find—especially at this price point. You’ll have to spend a lot more for Thunderbolt 3-enabled displays. So while the A650 isn’t perfect for everyone’s use-cases, it provides a compelling feature set for the price when compared to the competition.

    May 10, 2021 18:36
  • Review by JKinSYR, 10 out of 10
    Impressive in size and beautiful

    Samsung knocks it out of the park with this curved WQHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR. I have been using it mainly for working from home purposes and I love it. This has spoiled me with it's large size for multiple window placement, power management, and relief from eye strain.

    The curvature of the monitor is unique and took a moment to get used to, but then I realized how much easier it was to naturally turn my head left and right and still be comfortably looking at the screen. The large 34" size has been amazing to have Outlook, Zoom, Excel, Chrome, and etc. all open at once in multiple windows. I much more prefer this singular monitor over a 2 monitor home office setup.

    The power management ability of this monitor is very nice and it almost acts much like a docking station. USB-C ability allows me to have a cable running from the monitor to my laptop and that allows me to power my laptop and use that as my display as well. Simplified wires to maximize the work space. I can also operate it with HDMI from my laptop for simple visual and audio only. TUV certified Intelligent Eye Care is an impressive feature to have on this as I work long hours and want to care for my eyes without damaging them. This monitor is gentle on they eyes, and doesn't get overly bright. This might be an issue for someone in a bright room setting, but works well for me in my home office during day and night. This has a fast refresh rate of 100hz and I haven't noticed any lag or blurring. I like to edit my YouTube videos on here and consume a lot of streaming content as well, and am pleased with the video quality. So far the HDR10 content I have watched on Disney+ and also on Amazon Prime has looked really nice. My eyes appreciate the color accuracy and the crisp details.

    It's a beautiful monitor to see in action and just looks plain nice when sitting on my desk space. I've really liked the adjustable neck of the stand as well to shift it up or down and left to right easily. Samsung really hit the nail on the head with this one.

    May 11, 2021 23:32
  • Review by Aaronxx7, 10 out of 10
    Excellent for Work and Games!

    The Samsung S6 34 (A650) monitor is one of Samsung's newest lineup of monitors. Designed for everyday work at home, or office use with the user in mind. The new lineup offers special features to reduce eye strain, and make the viewing experience as comfortable and beneficial as possible.The monitor is nice and streamlined, with a tiny bezel, nice curve, and lightweight feel. The curve of the monitor is actually based off of the same curvature of a person's eye. Typically flat wide screens can fatigue the user's eye by forcing them to constantly move around to see the full screen, but the S6's curve is designed to meet your eye in those fatigue spots, and lessen the movements needed for a similar flat screen. The stand is easy to connect, with only 1 screw at the bottom, the base is slim but heavy enough to stay in place. The monitor can be turned in virtually every direction and height to best fit your requirements, it can even be tilted up or down at decent angles. The viewing angle of the monitor is 178 degrees, but I have noticed that some of the color depth is lost moving out of 100 degrees from center. Everything is still very detailed, and easy to see, just not as in depth as 0 degrees.

    The monitor is TUV certified, with intelligent eye care. The brightness and color temperature is automatically adjusted based on your environment . The S6 also protects eyes against excessive blue light with the eye saver mode and a flicker free setting. All of these features can be found in the monitor's settings, and can be switched on or off, based on your preferences. Personally, I have used these settings and found them to be very beneficial. There has been a lot of new information about blue light and eye health, so do your eyes a favor and try it out. I have definitely noticed less eye fatigue, dry-eye, and headaches. So, thank you Samsung.

    Samsung really put a lot of thought into this monitor. It comes with a USB 3.0 hub, a headset/speaker 3.5mm port, USB-C port, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a 1.2 version Display port. It even has an ethernet port, the ethernet port serves no direct feature to the monitor, it has no built in web browser, and you can not update the software from here either. So you are probably wondering what it is for, and that is for sharing the ethernet connection to supported devices via the USB-C cable. It is a plug and play feature for any available device, there is nothing more that needs to be done aside from plugging everything in. The available USB ports can also provide connections to additional devices to be used with the connected USB-C device.

    I was able to directly connect my Samsung Note 20+ to the monitor via the USB-C cable. It automatically activated the Samsung DEX feature on my phone, and displayed my desktop on the monitor. There is no need to use a DEX hub with this monitor. A pop-up on your phone should allow you to use your phone as a touchpad to navigate the DEX desktop.If the pop-up does not appear, you can activate it by pressing an icon on the bottom left of your phone screen. The cool thing is that you can connect a keyboard and mouse directly to the USB ports on the back of the monitor and use those instead. I tried it, and everything worked great.

    The USB-C cable also works as a charging cable to limit some of your desktop cables, it provides up to 90watts of power and can charge almost any device that has a USB-C connection.

    The monitor can be set to auto detect and switch to available inputs.

    It will also tell you what the max resolution possible is for the connected device, if it is not already chosen. Even though the monitor has no internal speakers, the audio will carry from whatever input you are using to the 3.5mm headphone jack on the back of the monitor. You can even adjust the volume to the speakers directly on the monitor, with the navigation buttons on the underside of the monitor. The speaker volume actually works great for consoles that don't have any volume controls of their own, ie; some video game systems.

    The S6 34 boasts 100hz refresh rate and a 5ms response time, which should give you a pretty clean screen during most scenes with a lot of action.

    The higher the refresh rate the smoother the action is. Low refresh rates can cause stutter, blurr or pixilation, making a very messy looking screen, plus it makes it harder to follow the action or very fast moving objects, if everything is blurred together.To further add to the smoothness of this monitor it offers FreeSync. AMD FreeSync promises a tear free, low latency experience. FreeSync works with Radeon, and some Nvidia graphics cards, so check for any available downloads if it's not already installed on your machine.

    The monitor provides an excellent work experience. The ultra wide display makes it possible to easily have 3 or 4 windows open at a time. Everything just looks so neat and clean with the size of the monitor, and easy physical screen positioning. The USB hub even reduces desk clutter, keeping all your wires behind the screen and unseen . I love that I can just run 1 cable to the monitor, and connect everything else directly to the back of it. No more crawling under my desk to reach the desktop. I used to have 2 wide monitors and all their power and connection cables all over my desk, now I can do just as much if not more with this one monitor. Plus it has built in blue-light and anti-eye fatiguing features, that my other monitors did not have. I used to wear blue light blocker glasses all the time, but not anymore.

    I realize that the resolution is not quite the same as 4K, but it's definitely very sufficient at 3440x1440. If I was watching nature movies all day, then maybe I'd go for a 4k screen, but this ultra wide display is where it's at for work and play. I hooked up my gaming laptop to this, and set the resolution to 3440x1440, then bumped up the refresh rate to 100hz, and everything is super smooth, and the field of view is incredible, it reminds me of almost wearing a VR headset. The games looked great with no lag, and amazing response times. The colors were just as good as any 4k display with HDR10. The monitor can display over a billion colors in HDR10 mode. Everything was very impressive, and my laptop seemed to handle the video load a lot better than a 4K monitor, in fact a lot of games started dropping frame rates using the 4k settings. I have not seen that yet on this monitor.

    You can even hook up your consoles to the monitor for similar experiences. The Xbox consoles are closer matched to the PC experience, and even offer supporting resolutions of 1440 on the Xbox one and series X/S machines. The Xbox consoles even offer FreeSync and HDR.

    The Sony PS4 and PS5 do not offer 1440 resolutions or FreeSync.You can still connect your Sony console to the monitor, but it will have a stretched look to everything.The effective resolution on the PS4 and PS5 will be 1080P at 60Hz with HDR*( on PS5s and some PS4s).

    Any capable laptop or desktop will be able to reach the full potential of the monitor at 3440x1440 and 100Hzs.A lot of devices will connect at 3440x1440 and 60Hzs, so you might have to go into your advanced display properties on Windows,or straight through your graphics cards software to change the refresh rate.

    Overall, I am very pleased with this monitor as it meets all my work and gaming needs.

    May 11, 2021 13:22
  • Review by Erik77, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor, love it

    This quickly became my favorite and primary monitor. I must say that I like everything about it except sound which I will address later.

    Size:

    34” wide screen with slim design is definitely a great size and well above standard screen size which in my personal opinion makes this a premium monitor. Monitor sits on adjustable, tiltable and rotatable stand, which it’s also 100mm (quick press and release) VESA mountable. Stand base also has simple rubber made cable management clip to keep the cords in place. Curved screen definitely offers great visibility and new exciting viewing experience from any angle. I use this monitor as primary screen for both my computer and my home surveillance system (4K NVR) simply by switching input sources or using PIP mode. It is pretty heavy (21lb) so be very careful if you decide to mount monitor on arm or wall mount.

    Picture:

    Very clean and bright picture with great resolution up to 3440 x 1440 @100Hz and aspect ratio of 21:9. With sharp and clean picture you will enjoy this monitor regardless are you playing games, watching videos or doing office work. Monitor offers 5 pictures modes: Custom, Standard, Cinema, Dynamic contrast and Game mode. It also provides speed settings for response time (standard, faster and fastest).

    Sounds:

    This monitor does not have a speakers but it does have 3,5mm headphone output jack. I must say that I do not like sound quality delivered to headsets since it’s in my personal opinion good only for gaming, bringing lots of background sounds to front. I have external speakers so this was not a big deal for me.

    Features:

    Picture in Picture (PIP) mode which allows you to use two sources at the same time (split screen or full screen with picture of 2nd source on one of the corners.

    “Eye care”, mode which those who use computer for several hours a day will appreciate. It offers Adaptive picture, minimal backlight and low and high "eye saver mode" which you are guessing is dimming the screen and adjusting the brightness.

    USB-C output with 90w charging power to charge your phone is another of cool features on this monitor.

    Ports:

    This monitor offers 1 HDMI port, 1 DisplayPort, USB-C (which can charge your phone), RJ45 network port, 3 USB’s and 1 3,5mm jack.

    Energy use:

    This is Energy Star certified LED panel

    May 10, 2021 22:54
  • Review by TheStigenator, 10 out of 10
    Useful for productivity but takes getting used to.

    A good number of years ago, curved TV’s were the hottest thing at CES, and while that trend did not last, this trend of a curved monitor for high-end desktops is here to stay.

    There are several reasons why you’d want to go to a single widescreen monitor vs a dual-screen setup, but there are also several reasons you may not want to either. This review hopefully will help you make that decision for you.

    My current desktop setup consists of two 24” 1080P (1920x1080) IPS screens; for a lot of my everyday work, a single widescreen 34” in a 21:9 format would be a more suitable replacement. Considering the max spec resolution of [email protected] (1440p) and its size, it is equivalent to my dual-screen setup.

    Unboxing

    The large 34” widescreen monitor is packaged well; removing the screen from the box was quite a bit easier than I thought it would be. Just be aware, the box is big enough and just about heavy sufficiently that you may need to use a second person to lift it, and the backseat or fold-down rear seats if you plan to take it home with you in your car, after all, it is a big monitor.

    Setup & Usability

    The monitor setup is straightforward; everything that comes out of the box is very organised. Requires only a screwdriver to attach pole to base. The monitor itself feels well-made and sturdy. It comes with a built-in cable management attachment near the bottom to help keep the two (power & HDMI/DP) necessary cords neat. The laptop also has a 90W Power Delivery USB-C interface that allows you to use a single cord display and power connector for your laptop and provides extra USB connections.

    The initial setup via HDMI was easy, though one needed to reset the resolution to match the screen. Using Display Port also was no hassle in comparison. USB-C video connectivity was a bit unpolished of an experience; even so, my laptop requires more power and far outstrips the 90W PD via USB-C, which meant it needed to be plugged directly into the wall with its charger to use the USB-C video out.

    I liked the central control on the bottom of the monitor, as it is easy to find and adjust settings. The monitor provides ample ergonomic adjustments from colour temperature adjustment to display height (about 5” rise) and tilt angle up to 25*. This monitor can be set to be placed in a very ergonomic position for any office setup.

    Workflow:

    This monitor was tested both on a PC and a Mac to evaluate the possibility of getting more of these monitors. A late 2013 Mac Pro is used for editing 4K footage and is usually hooked to dual 4K screens. The setup experience of this monitor with the mac was not any different from the PC. We loved that as an editing solution, it was easy to fit in all the necessary windows needed to create and edit. The timeline and source windows all fit in nicely, and because they are on one screen, it eliminates some of the headaches of dragging and dropping clips across screens. However, in this case, the 1440P resolution meant this monitor is more set up for my everyday use than hardcore 4K video editing. If you do not need the ability to preview 4K for video editing, this screen will work well, but in my case, that was not an option.

    So what would be this monitor good for? Gaming? Frankly yes... I enjoyed playing Counter-Strike on a curved screen. It made for an immersive experience, but caution must be used as when running it at 1440P, depending on your gaming rig video card setup, your frame rates may drop. I preferred a windowed 1080P layout but nothing beats the immersive 1440P. That said, games like Rocket League and GTA-V provide quite an enhanced gaming experience.

    When it comes to writing documents, graphics design and coding, the monitor has my dual 24” setup beat. While I tend to have reference documents (or a movie) on the second monitor, the ease of having it all on one monitor and not having to turn my head to look up a reference made things so easy. If anything, the ergonomic solution made me more productive once you got used to the deep curve. The curve is intense, which takes some getting used to moving from a single or dual monitor setup. The distortion of the image from the curve is quite noticeable at first.

    That said, the downside to this monitor is that you now have one 34” wide, vs two monitors that act independently and can be independently controlled. I still think there is a place for a 34” Ultra Widescreen over dual monitors. The overall productivity increase from having one monitor is unquestionable. The clarity, colour quality and overall fatigue levels from not having to turn your head constantly helps. The decision on should you go for dual monitors or a single monitor will come to your use case criteria. In my case, I have replaced one of my daily desktop setups with this 34” ultrawide, while I source a 4K version of a curved ultrawide to replace the dual 24” IPS screens.

    Pro’s

    Solidly built, good looking monitor

    HDR image quality, capable of 100hz refresh (though I don’t think it made a difference to me)

    Large clear ergonomically compliant monitor that is easy to set up and use every day

    Con’s

    No speakers built-in, only a headphone out (via the HDMI / or USB-C), but audio quality sucks.

    Take a bit of getting used to the perfect spot where you are comfortable to see the entire screen. The sweet spot is quite immersive as it's quite a deep curve.

    May 11, 2021 04:29
  • Review by lambda100, 10 out of 10
    The Samsung A650 is Ahead of the Curve

    The Samsung A650 34” ultra wide curved monitor has been beautifully crafted and engineered to give you more screen without adding to the desktop clutter. With the A650, I eliminated a docking station and a pair of aging 23” monitors from my desktop.

    First of all, this monitor has excellent build quality. It is a heavy monitor, requiring an all metal base and metal stem to support it. I love that there are three degrees of freedom to make physical adjustments to the monitor. The monitor slides smoothly along its stem to allow vertical height adjustment. This means I no longer have to resort to stacking old textbooks to adjust the height of the monitor. It also tilts up and down and can also swivel left and right.

    The monitor has plenty of choices for input connections: HDMI, Display Port, and USB Type C. It also has a standard headphone jack, 3 USB Type-A ports, and a LAN interface. With this many connections, it basically turns the monitor into a docking station. I’m using a Dell XPS which lacks ports of any kind except the usb-c thunderbolt connector. Now I only have a single cable running to the monitor. No need to have a separate power charger to the laptop when I have it docked and charged to the monitor. The monitor provides up to 90 watts of power. I have access to all my portable external hard drives which are connected to the usb ports on the monitor. What a clean setup! It made my desktop literally clutter free. Another welcome sight is that the power cord for the monitor is simply a regular cord. There is no bulky power brick attached to the cord like you would find on many monitors in the market today.

    The 34”curved screen is nothing short of amazing. It has very thin bezels. It is bright with excellent contrast, sharpness, and vivid colors. The screen is anti-glare and non-glossy. You can set it up anywhere in your room without worrying about having too much reflection. It also has wide viewing angles. The screen has a 21:9 aspect ratio. Using Windows Snap features, I am able to mimic a dual monitor setup and use half the screen for my e-mail browser while the other half is reserved for working on documents and spreadsheets. Beside the standard screen adjustments to color, brightness, contrast, etc., the Samsung A650 has a feature to change the warmth of the display to make it easier on your eyes and reduce fatigue. The monitor also features Picture In Picture (PIP) and Picture By Picture (PBP). Both PIP and PBP allow you to view contents on the monitor simultaneously from two different input sources. PIP basically places the second display as an inset to the larger display. I find PBP to be the more useful of the two since it splits the display in half with the left side from one input device and the right side from another device.

    Another bonus with this monitor is that it has VESA mounts. The mount spacing is 100mm x 100mm.

    I can’t find anything negative to say about the Samsung A650. I use it solely for office productivity and watching videos, and I am very happy with it. In fact I am even contemplating purchasing another one for a super ultra wide dual curved monitor setup, but that would defeat the purpose of having a clutter free desktop. So much for clearing up my desktop, I’m in...I’m getting another A650 monitor!

    May 13, 2021 01:51
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    A good multi-purpose monitor

    I’m always excited to try out new monitors. They are an essential element of any workstation - even if you primarily use a laptop - and depending on what your line of work is, a monitor can make or break your project. I’m a photographer by trade and so I’m always looking for the best monitor for color accuracy and uniform brightness across the screen. While you can certainly go through the paces of calibrating monitors for your needs, if you start out with one that is color accurate, you are that far ahead of the game when you start. With these needs in mind, I decided to take a look at the A650 Series monitor from Samsung.

    To start, this monitor is not a 4K monitor. With a resolution of 3440x1440, it is considered 2K since 4K resolution starts at 3840x2160. Even though it’s not 4K, this screen size still works beautifully with games that support it. The monitor is labeled as “WQHD”, which stands for Wide Quad HD. The QHD part of it means that the monitor has four times as many pixels as 720p resolution (standard HD). The Wide part refers to the wide resolution, but that’s apparently a bit redundant since all HD resolutions are meant to be widescreen. The monitor has a refresh rate of 100Hz, which is impressive when paired with the screen resolution. In my opinion, it’s sort of the middle of the road for refresh rate for gaming, but when you think about all the other activities the monitor might be used for, 100Hz is a good option - especially if you are upgrading from a lower refresh rate like 60Hz. With a contrast ratio of 4000:1, the monitor has a nice range of brightness vs. dark levels. It also has a brightness rating of 300 candela per square meter, which puts it into the ‘high-level brightness’ category for monitors/TVs. With these specs in mind, I would consider this a decent monitor for photography, but it’s probably best suited for general productivity, gaming, and other entertainment purposes.

    Setting up the monitor is quite easy. It comes in three pieces - the monitor, the stand, and the base. The stand screws into the base and the monitor snaps into place on the stand. The monitor can then be adjusted for height, tilt, or left-to-right orientation. The monitor comes with an HDMI cable, power cable, and USB-C cable. One of the coolest features of this monitor that might be overlooked by some people is the absence of a power brick. The monitor only has a single AC power cable that plugs directly into the back of the monitor and then into an outlet. This was a joy for me to see because I hate having to deal with power bricks.

    The USB-C cable is included because the monitor features a USB Type C port with 90W charging power. I tested this against a 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro that requires a 96W power adapter. After a few seconds, the MBP recognized that it was plugged into an external power source and started charging. The system profiler still was still showing that the battery was not charging and that the laptop was not plugged into AC power, but the menu bar icon showed that it was receiving a charge. The battery percentage even started increasing. I was actually thrilled that the UBS-C port not only provided a charging option for a connected device but also allows for the visual connection as well. There are four source ports - 1 x HDMI, 1 x display port, 1 x USB-C, and 1 x headphones. There is also a LAN port provided for additional connectivity.

    The image quality of the Samsung monitor is really impressive. I have used it in conjunction with my 16-inch MacBook Pro for standard productivity use as well as photo/video editing and design work. In addition to that, I’ve also connected an Xbox One X and gaming PC for gaming tests and had an Apple TV connected for video streaming purposes. The monitor has performed admirably under every circumstance and I have truly been impressed with the picture quality across the board. To verify the picture quality of the monitor, I ran the Eizo monitor test. This is an online test that checks 13 different measurements including a test pattern, defective pixels, uniformity, color distances, gradients, sharpness, viewing angle, gamma, and response time. The Samsung monitor passed each of the tests, without any issues. Another test I ran was the MotionMark test. It’s a graphics benchmarking software that tests the graphics performance of your monitors. The Samsung received a score of 859.69, which was much higher than my current monitor's score of 654.14.

    The retail price of the monitor is very reasonable and I believe this monitor is worth it. It’s an amazing piece of equipment that provides premium visuals and an easy set-up. It really excelled at showing off high-quality graphics in movies as well as being awesome for detailed work like photo editing. This is a wonderful investment for anyone looking to upgrade their monitor.

    May 11, 2021 12:20
  • Review by Saitzev, 10 out of 10
    Real Estate for Days!

    This is the best Ultrawide I have ever used! Fantastic for spreadsheets, immersive for gaming, and great for watching movies! The 1440 resolution is fantastic on the UW format, and it even has a decent refresh rate. I can work and play on this monitor at the same time! It feels like 2 monitors in one!

    May 12, 2021 09:57
  • 9.4score
    23
    HP
    HP - 21.5" IPS LED Full HD FreeSync Monitor (HDMI, VGA) - Silver & Black
    Description

    The New Definition of High Definition: This FHD monitor feels as good as it looks, packing IPS technology for 178 degrees ultra-wide viewing angles, 99% sRGB color gamut for color accuracy, and FreeSync™ to keep your eyes up to speed with your imagination. Looks Good, Feels Good, Does Good: Increase viewing comfort with HP Eye Ease with Eyesafe® certified technology that doesn't sacrifice color quality. Monitor designed with sustainability in mind with 85% postconsumer recycled plastics and packaged in recycled materials. Doing good never looked so good. Streamlined & Seamless: Streamline your setup with its slim profile, innovative cable containment, and seamless design for side-by-side screens.

    11 Features
  • Step up to the best: No matter where you stand, an HP IPS monitor delivers clear, vivid images. IPS technology ensures image accuracy and consistency across the ultra-wide viewing spectrum.
  • Share the panoramic view: Vibrant detail from practically any position with consistent color and image clarity maintained across ultra-wide 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles.
  • HP Eye Ease with Eyesafe Certification: HP Eye Ease technology keeps your eyes comfortable with an always-on blue light filter that presents your vivid content with zero impact on color accuracy.
  • Highly accurate color: With 99% sRGB(3) color space, this HP display provides ideal color reproduction with minimal effort. Perfect for photos, videos—all your creative projects.
  • Integrated cable management: Cord and wire pass-through located on the display stand reduces cord-clutter and helps keep your workspace clean and organized.
  • AMD FreeSync™ technology: See and feel the difference of fluid, responsive gameplay. By synchronizing the refresh rate with your GPU, AMD FreeSync™ makes display stutter, input lag, and screen tears ancient history.
  • Full HD display: Be prepared for brilliant visuals and crisp images with the unforgettable quality of this stunning FHD / 1080p display.
  • Three-sided micro-edge display: See more of your screen with a threesided micro-edge display that maximizes your viewing area.
  • An easier way to connect: With both HDMI and VGA ports, this display is ready to connect for brilliant high definition visuals over a smooth digital connection.
  • Easily personalize and adjust your display: Customize your display with easy, intuitive HP Display Center software that lets you tailor your settings, partition screens, and even dim the screen.
  • Environmentally conscious: Energy efficient design and components help reduce power consumption and energy costs.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by NBCTeach05, 10 out of 10
    Functionality + Design + Resolution = Incredible

    During the pandemic, I was fortunate to be able to work remotely from home with a new laptop and two monitors. Now that we are back to working in the brick-and-mortar office building, I no longer have an extra monitor at home for my personal laptop and I really miss it. I decided to buy an HP monitor because I have had good luck with the brand. I have an HP laptop and color printer I absolutely love that they communicate so well with one another. An advantage of the HP M22f monitor is that it is compatible with most other laptops.

    The first monitor I ordered arrived banged up so badly during transit that the monitor was damaged, resulting in spiderweb cracks making it unusable. HP very quickly shipped me a replacement.

    SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES:

    • Resolution is 1920 x 1080 FHD

    • At under 5 lbs, it is lightweight making it easy to move

    • LCD display panel with active matrix and in-plane switching (IPS)

    • AMD FreeSync is a type of adaptive synchronization technology for LCD displays. It helps displays eliminate screen tearing and stuttering by synchronizing the monitor’s refresh rate (48-75 Hz) with the framerate of your AMD graphics card. As a result, you experience the optimal framerate the graphics card can achieve.

    • FHD – full high-definition.

    POSITIVES:

    • The monitor was so easy to set up and I was using it immediately.

    • It has a slim, stylishly sleek profile with a thin bezel maximizing the display.

    • With the 21.5” screen, it fits on desk without taking up too much space.

    • The foot/base is sturdy and an open design making it a great spot to store items on the desk (pens, post-its, etc.) for easy accessibility.

    • The auto image adjustments are intuitive providing great picture quality and color accuracy.

    • The cable containment feature hides the cord in the mount to keep it from getting entangled with other cables and cords.

    • Tilt adjustment (head forward or backward) sets it to a comfortable eye level.

    • The control buttons are located under the monitor and easily accessible. The OSD menu lets you customize the viewing features of the monitor with these settings: brightness, color, image, input, power, menu, management, information, exit. There is a power light to let you know if the unit is on, off, or in sleep state. While the function buttons are pre-assigned, you can reassign them to quickly access your most commonly used menu items.

    • Eyesafe means low blue light without affecting color quality. The anti-glare panel has an LED backlight. This is perfect for people like me who spend long hours in front of a computer!

    • Sustainability: monitor is crafted with 85% recycled materials. Energy saver feature for reduced power consumption.

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY:

    • While you can’t adjust the height, the 178-degrees ultra-wide viewing angles makes it adaptable for a sitting or standing position or moving from side to side.

    • While it connects to your laptop via VGA or HDMI port, only an HDMI cable is included.

    • It is not VESA mount compatible.

    I found it very helpful to access the user guide at http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c07008860.pdf.

    I love this monitor so much that my husband is purchasing me a second one for my upcoming birthday. Once you get used to 3 monitors, there is no going back to fewer.

    Sep 04, 2021 11:32
  • Review by GirlsCanTechToo, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Monitor / Couple of Improvements

    This monitor has a fantastic display. While 22 inches is slightly smaller size than the market standard of 24 inches, the smaller display at the same 1080p resolution actually produces a better picture.

    PROS

    - Bright and clear display. I did not make any changes to the monitor's settings, and was very happy with the picture. The colors are a bit more saturated, but this monitor has a glare-free display (meaning it's not reflective), so this is actually impressive.

    - Excellent viewing angles. I could almost look at the monitor from the side and there was absolutely no distortion of the color.

    - Wide tilt. This monitor would work well in an environment where it is placed higher or lower than the average height of the viewer in that environment. For most users sitting in front of it, it can easily be adjusted to that user's height.

    - Incredibly thin bezel. The matte screen goes to the very edge of the monitor, meaning there is no space where the screen and bezel meet for dust to collect as the monitor ages. At the same time, the very slight bezel behind that screen is almost hard to notice.

    - Blue light reduction is almost unnoticeable when it comes to the colors on the screen. I did not feel as though I had the orange "hue" that a lot of blue-light-reduction seems to cause.

    - Surprisingly intuitive buttons for adjustments and input. There are actually no labels for the buttons other than the power button (and the on/standby light is very small), but simply pressing any of the buttons brings up a menu on the screen, with options lining up directly above the button location, making them very easy to use just by touch.

    CONS

    - No height adjustments. While the screen tilt is generous, there is no height adjustment to this monitor.

    - Not VESA mountable. You will have to use the stand with this monitor. However, I appreciate the open design of the stand base, as it makes a handy area to place small objects such as pens, flash drives, SD cards, paper clips, and other items that tend to slide and roll around on the desk.

    For me personally, this monitor lacks a couple of features that could greatly improve it for a power user like myself.

    CONSIDERATIONS FOR POWER USERS

    - Use one of the buttons for channel changing instead of color or brightness. I frequently have multiple devices plugged into my monitors, and I prefer to have a button that quickly changes the input ("channel") rather than having to go through a serious of menus just to change that input.

    - More HDMI ports. Again, as a power user, I would appreciate more inputs than just 1 HDMI and 1 VGA. I will often have a second computer, a streaming device, or a game system plugged into the monitor, depending on the location I am using the monitor. My primary desk has 3 different computers set up on it, so I would have to create a complicated setup in order to have multiple devices set up on this monitor.

    - No speakers. While speakers built in to monitors are generally terrible, they are handy to have when you need them.

    I have to give a couple of kudos to HP for the packaging and assembly of this monitor. In most cases, the monitor is centered in the box and the cables and accessories are dropped in on the front and back. Opening the box, I found all of the accessories organized in a "tray" (see my photo), and removing the tray revealed the monitor itself. Very easy to unpack. The stand was also so easy to attach, and FINALLY, no tools required!!!

    For the price point, this is a fantastic monitor and I would recommend it to almost anyone needing one for everyday use.

    Aug 22, 2021 18:32
  • Review by JKinSYR, 10 out of 10
    HP monitor for daily everyday use

    This HP monitor is perfect for my needs with it's lightweight feel, thin profile design, and clarity. I have really been able to utilize this for work at home scenarios to be more productive. Having the large real estate of a 21.5" IPS monitor with 1080p has been a nice upgrade for me so I don't have to rely on my laptop's 13" screen. This HP monitor also has a small footprint so it doesn't take up too much space on my desk or table. The only thing it lacks is a vertical adjustable option, but I can easily buy a small monitor stand for that.

    It's a simple plug and play type monitor that allows for an extra screen with both the HDMI and VGA ports offered. It has a Full HD display so you'll get a nice crisp clear screen. HP offers Eye Ease technology on this and it helps more than I thought it would. Keeping my eyes fairly strain free for the hours I'm working on my productivity. Easily viewable screen from multiangle, as HP states it's at 178 degree viewing angle. As for the AMD FreeSync technology I've been pleased with the monitor's performance of keeping up with streaming video content and not stuttering. The color accuracy seems to be on point and I think it's a great fit for most consumers. This is a pretty good monitor for your everyday basic needs without breaking the budget. Have been using it for a couple weeks and have no complaints as it's worked flawlessly.

    PRO:

    Quick setup - unbox and hook up

    Large screen, small footprint

    Lightweight

    Aug 19, 2021 15:58
  • Review by Amazing, 10 out of 10
    AMAZING PRODUCT OMG

    Great product bought it for 92 after tax if there is ever a sale again I will buy 1 more this is a great item I 100% recommend all monitor is made of metal and is excellent quality it’s bright and awesome I definitely recommend if your buying this for your kid this would be a great monitor for him/her but if it’s for u it’s still awesome 1/10 it’s a 10/10 amazing product and it came in 2 days awesome thanks to the seller thanks so much if u read this thankss I hope if a potential buyer is reading this buys it it’s amazing sorry for texting to much lol bye

    Jul 01, 2021 15:15
  • Review by TechWoman, 10 out of 10
    Simply Amazing

    Like so many others I am working from home. This monitor has made my life so much easier. I absolutely love this monitor, so much so that I bought two!

    Sep 05, 2021 14:53
  • Review by Cooldoorbell, 10 out of 10
    Cool monitor

    Its so different then my other i had one of those old kind the hoing to a flat screen is awesome i did have to buy an adapter for it though cause my computer was updated to windows 10 snd i believe it was windows 8 i think i got it as a gift but the montoir was mine now i have a flat screen monitor which is awesome

    Jul 16, 2021 17:32
  • Review by Suni, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    It is awesome. best value for money. It is as described in the website

    Oct 22, 2021 15:55
  • Review by NatureLover2, 10 out of 10
    Great Monitor for Replacing Your Laptop Screen

    Like many others, I am mainly doing telework at home. I have a 15" display on my work laptop. If I open more than one doc or app on the same screen, (which I have to do all the time) I end up squinting through my reading glasses, trying to make out what's on the page & my eyes get so fatigued by the middle of the day.

    That's why I welcomed the HP M22f FHD 1920 x 1080 Monitor with HP Eye Ease! Now, I can easily see all my opened docs & apps without the squinting & eye strain. And I enjoy using this bright, clear display with excellent color accuracy and wide viewing angles.

    The monitor itself is a pleasure to view, with it's 3-sided bezel-less ,ultra-thin modern design.

    I like that it weighs less than 5 lbs,, so it is easy to move around.

    This is a great monitor to replace your small laptop display. I am so enjoying it!

    Aug 23, 2021 09:36
  • 9.4score
    Samsung - T350 Series 24" IPS LED FHD, FreeSync, 4ms (HDMI) - Dark Blue Gray
    Description

    Seamless screen with 3-sided border-less display stretches from edge to edge for immersive viewing and maximum concentration. With refined dark blue gray exterior, the screen brings more sleek and modern look.

    7 Features
  • All-expansive view: Minimalist design, maximum concentration. The 3-sided borderless display brings a clean and modern aesthetic to any working environment. In a multi-monitor setup, the displays line up seamlessly for a virtually gapless view without distractions.
  • See It from Any Angle: Sit anywhere and have a full technicolor experience. The IPS panel preserves color vividness and clarity across every inch of the screen. Even on a display this wide, tones and shades look completely accurate from virtually any angle, with no color washing.
  • Synchronized action: Superfluid entertainment experience. AMD Radeon FreeSync™ keeps your monitor and graphics card refresh rate in sync to reduce image tearing. Watch movies and play games without any interruptions. Even fast scenes look seamless and smooth.
  • Seamless, smooth visuals: Now, the picture looks flawless. The 75Hz refresh rate delivers more fluid scenes. Whether you're catching up on your favorite TV drama, watching a video, or playing a game, your entertainment has no lag or ghosting effect.
  • More gaming power: Ideal game settings instantly give you the edge. Get optimal color and image contrast to see scenes more vividly and spot enemies hiding in the dark. Game Mode adjusts any game to fill your screen with every detail in view
  • Superior eye care: Protect your eyes and do more. The advanced eye comfort technology reduces eye strain for less strenuous extended computing. Flicker Free technology continuously removes tiring and irritating screen flicker, while Eye Saver Mode minimizes emitted blue light.
  • True versatility: Connect to more. With both HDMI and D-sub ports, multiple devices can be plugged straight into your monitor for complete flexibility. Now, your computing environment is even more convenient with additional input possibilities.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Stingray52, 10 out of 10
    Nice viewing angles, good colors.

    I bought this monitor to use in portrait mode for coding, this is way better than my non-IPS display, very happy with my purchase. The included stand only tilts vertically (up & down).

    I don't have a AMD GPU so I was not able to get the 75Hz refresh rate.

    Note: "FreeSync" only works with AMD GPUs (this monitor), "FreeSync 2" works with both Nvidia and AMD.

    Nov 08, 2020 22:14
  • Review by Elena, 10 out of 10
    the wire is included in the kit

    I have long wanted a large monitor for a laptop. I was afraid that I had to buy a separate wire. but everything turned out to be simple and easy: the wire is included in the kit. installed and connected herself in 10 minutes. Thank you.

    Dec 28, 2020 20:22
  • Review by Mari, 10 out of 10
    Great screen

    Bought 2 monitors to work from home they got here quick and in time and have been working fine no issues so far for 3 months

    Oct 31, 2021 20:29
  • Review by Jowe, 8 out of 10
    Samsung monitor 24 inch ips fhd

    Really good monitor for on sale price $89. IPS display [email protected] Colors are good, but the only thing about this monitor was there is no tilt on the stand. I had to put little padding under the stand to make it tilt upwards

    Dec 04, 2020 18:41
  • Review by Dianne, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    Terrific monitor easy set up i would give it 5 starts if you could adjust it a bit. For me it tilts ever so slightly down that now im looking for something to put it on so it's a bit more at the level i like.

    That is really my only complaint it was packef well, shipped very fast i hsd it plugged into my laptop with the provided hdmi>hdmi cord in less than a minute, had the standing bracket on in about 3 minutes. Works great, clear and bright

    Oct 20, 2021 08:04
  • Review by BeastO, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful For Ps5 Trust me

    Looooooovvveeee this monitor!!!! Bought 2 of em. And it looks great. I mean come on it’s Samsung.

    Oct 01, 2021 16:54
  • Review by Hasan, 10 out of 10
    A Great Monitor!

    I purchased this screen to use with my laptop when working from home as a main screen/ secondary screen.

    I love the screen, there is no glare, prefect size. I wish it had been a touch screen!

    Oct 23, 2021 11:50
  • Review by Josh, 8 out of 10
    Not bad

    It’s a great monitor for my kiddo. She says the only down side to it is the ease of turning it on and off..ya have to hold the button down for longer than a few seconds compared to her other monitor we got her for much cheaper..and we got this one on sale..so if ya get it for a great price buy it but just know there are others cheaper that can produce the same quality!

    Jan 29, 2021 15:39
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - T55 Series 27" LED 1000R Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA)
    Description

    27" Curved Monitor with optimal curvature 1000R

    8 Features
  • Optimum curvature: Introducing the boldest curve ever accomplished. This milestone, born from years of relentless innovation, changes the shape of visual display and pioneers the future of monitor technology.
  • 1000R and eye comfort certification: T55 received a high performance curved display (1000R) and eye comfort certificate for its superior 1000R curved display from TÜV Rheinland; a leading international Testing , Inspection, and Certification body.
  • Ready to entertain: Connect to all your favorite devices with a convenient HDMI, DP, and D-Sub triple interface. The built-in 5 Watt speakers make it even easier to get lost in your favorite movies or TV shows, without plugging in a speaker.
  • The curve champion: The leader in curved monitors. Samsung has led the curved monitor market since being the first to introduce the innovative displays to the world in 2015. With industry-leading technology in a full line-up, Samsung's curved monitors are consistently number one in market share.
  • Easy on the eyes: In comparison to conventional monitors that have less curve, 1000R closely fits the human field of view for less eye strain. The whole screen can be seen in just one glance to limit visual fatigue, even during sustained use.
  • Minimalist design: Next-generation design. The virtually borderless display's striking aesthetic is enhanced by a fabric-textured backside and premium-quality slim metal stand. The result is a monitor that won't just catch eyes, but complements any interior, too.
  • What gamers want: Welcome to your new playground. AMD FreeSync delivers seamless gaming, while 75Hz makes scenes smooth. This flawless imagery comes together with Game Mode and the renowned 1000R curve for intensely realistic immersion.
  • Focused comfort: Protect your eyes and do more. The T55's advanced eye comfort technology reduces eye strain for more comfortable extended computing. Flicker Free technology continuously removes tiring and irritating screen flicker
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Brucester, 10 out of 10
    Double 27's

    This is the first time I've use two curved screens as the monitor, and it will not be the last... Primarily a working computer with some CAD functions necessary though out the week.. Much easier for the excel sheets, and also stacking the word or PDF documents..

    Easy to see and no apparent eye strain after almost a month

    Dec 11, 2020 18:14
  • Review by AvidShopper, 8 out of 10
    Great monitor

    Bought this for my son who had to work from home, when he returned to office I used it at my wfh desk. Took a minute to get used to the curved screen but once I did I love it. Great picture, clarity and crisp colors. I use two and plan to replace my other with a match. Only thing I don't like is you can't tilt up and down.

    Nov 05, 2021 08:12
  • Review by Chewy, 10 out of 10
    Amazing must habe

    Love this. Was debating between this or a small tv saw this and new it would fit perfect in the corner of my desk.

    Wasn’t to bad to set up with iMac computer.

    If you have iMac go to setting display and make sure the second monitor picture is highlighted and make sure mirror monitors is UNCHECKED. THEN DRAG STUFF TO THE FAR LEFT TO SEE ON YOUR NEW MONITOR

    SORRY FOR CAPS

    Aug 30, 2020 21:28
  • Review by Samsunggoesoverthetop, 10 out of 10
    She's wrong you know it's the better one!

    Purchased as a gift for my gaming grand child, she loves it, even thou her brothers have better. You know she's wrong right? Samsung is reaching new heights with performance and ease of use. BOOM great video screen with all the essentials of clear and brighter than life colors.

    Oct 30, 2021 09:19
  • Review by DescJockey, 10 out of 10
    Curved Coolness

    First time I've bought a curved monitor. Took a couple of days of getting used to but we really like it. Probably best if your desk and monitor backside face a window vs. having its light reflect a little in the monitor. The curve picks up a little more reflection angle but is not really a problem when using it. Definition is crisp and colors are sharp and true.

    Aug 04, 2021 13:05
  • Review by David, 8 out of 10
    Good monitor

    I love the monitor but I bought one and it had a little bit of white light shining through the crack between the screen the frame of the monitor i returned it and the one they gave me in exchange has the exact same problem in the exact same spot, guessing its a normal defect for this monitor but I don't see it in anyone else's review, I will be returning this one for a different monitor.

    Aug 01, 2020 17:31
  • Review by Satisfiedcustomer, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Fantastic clarity and I love the curved screen. Looks great and does the job well.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:58
  • Review by MCutting, 10 out of 10
    Best Monitor

    I loved this monitor so much I bought another one a month later.

    Apr 09, 2021 15:36
  • 9.2score
    26
    LG
    LG - 34WL500-B 34" IPS LED UltraWide FHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR (HDMI) - Black
    Description

    Enjoy seamless viewing with this LG 34-inch WFHD monitor. The 178-degree wide-viewing angles provide quality visuals from almost any direction, while the anti-glare coating eliminates distractive reflections to let you focus. Flicker-safe technology helps prevent eye strain during extended viewing periods. This LG WFHD monitor has fast response times that eliminate blurring.

    10 Features
  • 2560 x 1080 WFHD resolution: Ultra-wide resolution lets you use more of the screen without resorting to a second one.
  • 5 ms response time: Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 75 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 34" antiglare LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • UltraWide screen: Maximizes the view thanks to additional space either side of the UltraWide monitor.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • 2 HDMI inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 1,000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Ensures images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    Extra Work Space & Improved PC Gaming Immersion

    Selecting a monitor is tricky these days when there are so many budget options available. In this case, I think LG has created a good balance of quality, features, and price. I moved from a 32 inch monitor to this 34 inch ultra-wide (**See a visual comparison in the attached pictures**)

    This monitor is best equipped for work, or for PC gaming that provides the option to use the ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. Be aware that neither XBOX One or Playstation 4 are compatible with the ultra-wide mode (as they don’t want to give certain players an advantage over those who can’t see the additional visuals on the far edges of the screen). The monitor does not have speakers, but does have a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The included software disk does provide options to divide up the screen real estate into various options, but the average user will probably just appreciate having extra horizontal space for placing program windows side by side.

    When you fill the screen, it is incredibly immersive! Racing games are probably the most impressive as you are almost wrapped in the visuals of the car and the road around you. It is also a very good option for viewing security screens as multiple cameras can all be displayed seamlessly on one screen.

    There following are the reasons that I rated the screen at 4 stars instead of 5:

    - The stand is stationary and cannot be adjusted up or down.

    - The stand is not particularly stable, which means the monitor is fairly wobbly. If you bounce your leg, have a sit stand desk that you are moving frequently, or if something bumps your desk; you will very much notice the monitor shake.

    - The physical bezel is incredibly small, but the image does not display right to the edge of what appears to be the screen. There is about a quarter inch of “screen” that does not display any image.

    - The matte screen does a pretty good job of reducing reflections, but it also makes the image feel slightly flat and not bright and glossy like a HDTV image typically is.

    What initially excited me about having an ultra-wide monitor was the ability to watch movies in cinematic widescreen without having the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. BUT, this not as easy as I was hoping. Let me explain:

    It turns out that the aspect ratio of 21:9 (which is equal to 2.2:1) is actually a marketing term for the Ultra Widescreen aspect ratio of 64:27 or 2.370:1. Ultra WIdescreen is basically designed to display films that were recorded in CinemaScope or equivalent Anamorphic formats. Unfortunately, 21:9 is not included on Blu-Ray discs. The black bars at the top and bottom of the screen do not appear simply because your screen is not as wide as a theater’s screen. The black bars are actually a part of the 16:9 source image put onto the disc. Only high end Blu-Ray players are able to extract the middle rectangle that equates to the 21:9 image that we need to accurately fill this ultra-wide screen.

    It also turns out that movies are typically NOT filmed in ultra-wide screen. The average movie is filmed with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1. This is MUCH closer to 16:9 which equals 1.77:1. So, in order to determine if your source image will be a correct fit for this ultra-wide screen, you would first need to know what aspect ratio the video was filmed with:

    :::HOW TO DETERMINE THE ASPECT RATIO THAT A MOVIE WAS FILMED IN:::

    Look up the movie on IMDB.com

    Select the option for MORE.

    Under “DETAILS” you will select “Technical Specs”

    Then in the chart you will see the Aspect Ratio listed

    So, finding video that was filmed in true 21:9 or 2.3:1 can seem like a bit of a nightmare. Couple this with the fact that the average Blu-Ray & 4K Ultra High Def Blu-Ray players don’t have the option to output in 21:9. Instead they only allow the option of 16:9 and stretching to fit the ultra-wide screen. But, in the age of digital streaming, there is hope.

    Amazon’s Prime VIdeo service, YouTube, and Netflix (within a web browser) all provide the option to display in the ultra-wide 21:9 format. Otherwise, you will probably be viewing a 16:9 image that is stretched to fit this ultra-side screen (which is a stretch that is quite noticeable).

    ***Helpful Note***

    21:9 can also represent ratios of 12:5, 43:18, and 64:27

    Overall, If your goal is to increase the immersion of PC games, or have the maximum amount of horizontal real estate while doing computer work - then I do recommend this monitor.

    If you do not care about having the most horizontal space, you can save a good amount of money by sticking with a regular monitor. Take a look at the attached picture of a standard ratio 32 inch monitor compared with this 34 inch ultra wide monitor. Be aware that the 32 inch screen costs literally half as much.

    The choice is yours. Choose what is best for your needs & enjoy!

    Jun 29, 2019 14:15
  • Review by grimmace, 10 out of 10
    Great UltraWide Monitor

    The monitor is excellent for anything you want to do. The price is a good deal too. I was using a 28" 4K 16:9 monitor and tried this one. They are the same height wise, but the Ultra-wide extra inches on the side make a big difference. At the default setting of 2560x1080 it looks like there should be more real estate available. Using a Nvidia 2070RTX one of the default settings is 2560x1440. You only get 60Hz vs 75Hz at this setting but the extra space is worth it. You may have to adjust some windows settings for it look correct at the 1440 setting, but once adjusted it looks great. This isn’t software DSR, but an option from the monitor.

    For regular desktop use, you have plenty of room to put programs side by side or in windows, 3/4 screen, etc. The included disk has a program that lets you divide up the screen as you see fit. See attached picture for modes. These are only for the programs on the computer screen, not other inputs. At 2560x1440 the 2070RTX has been breezing through games. Everything on high, and a much expanded field of view. You'll have to adjust many games to take advantage of the extra space.

    The screen has presets and you can do custom settings. The presets are okay and change the picture to adjust to what you are doing. From gaming, to work, to movie watching. But, going custom provides the best options. The presets can lock you out of certain settings or being able to adjust them. Custom lets you alter any setting as you see fit. There is an HDR emulation setting too. The presets are good, but you may want to change them depending on what you are doing.

    I hooked up a HD Blu-ray player and it looked as good as any TV. But, no HDR to test. Switching back and forth between HDMI ports is easy through center button/control stick on the bottom of the screen. This gives you access to all the monitor settings. It’s easy to navigate and adjust the options.

    The only downside to the monitor is displaying it. The included stand is not adjustable. I use a 100x100 VESA mount and it has worked for three other monitors with no issues. This monitor had a problem. The mounts are recessed and the head of my mount would not fit. Spacers worked out fine. You could have issues. They have an adapter, but if it's a standard VESA 100 mount you shouldn't need one. I’m going to stay with this monitor for now. At 2560x1440p the 2070RTX hasn’t struggled and the games look great. I’d say 4.5 stars if possible due to mounting issues, but there is nothing wrong with the display, it’s big and really expands your desktop. It is basically the same as having two monitors on your desk without the bezel between them.

    Jun 17, 2019 20:47
  • Review by Dead, 4 out of 10
    Great Monitor . . . At First

    I bought this monitor for $300 in October of 2019. It worked wonderfully for about a year, offering a clear, bright picture and an ultrawide screen that made parts of the games I play into works of art. For the first year of this product's active life, I would have happily given this monitor a five star review.

    Unfortunately, in January of 2021, the monitor started going black every three minutes with an accompanying flicker. I tried every solution on the internet including checking the refresh rate, ensuring that my PC's drivers were updated, using the other HDMI port, using another HDMI cable, and switching out what was connected to the monitor from a Windows 10 PC to a Windows 7 laptop to my Sega Genesis Mini. I moved all wifi devices well away from the monitor as that was listed as a solution elsewhere. Nothing worked.

    After exhausting all options, I called LG's support and did a little more troubleshooting. The problem remained unsolved, and since my monitor is just a few months out of warranty, I was told that I'd have to pay $400 to get it fixed. I declined and am currently shopping for another monitor.

    It's disappointing in the extreme because my previous monitor was a smaller LG that still works and will be what I'm using in the interim. It's not as if the unit was ever abused or dropped; I take great care of my possessions. Every other monitor I have ever had, LG or not, has lasted for years, and I've never actually had a monitor go bad before. I recall being at Best Buy picking out this monitor and choosing between this one and another LG because my previous monitor was so good that I wanted another LG. However, between the lack of longevity of this unit and the idea of having to pay more to get the monitor fixed than what I originally paid for it, I don't have any brand loyalty left for LG.

    Maybe I just got a bad monitor and your experience may vary, but I'm disappointed, angry, and frustrated and can only give this monitor two stars. The attached picture is what I see when the monitor is "on."

    Jan 21, 2021 10:00
  • Review by Djjja14, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Amazing Monitor. Big enough to split screen into thirds but still clear enough to work on each efficiently. Saves a lot of space with not needing 2-3 extra monitors.

    Sep 25, 2021 22:44
  • Review by OhioGuy, 10 out of 10
    Great office wide screen!

    100% satisfied. I use a laptop and had two monitors set up to use with it, but that meant a hub and three monitors was putting miles of wasted mouse moving. This one monitor replaced my two others and got rid of tons of wires and is much more efficient. My Remote Desktop doesn’t like the split screen functionality but I just run that on the laptop and all my other programs on this. Side by side excel documents are soooo much easier to use with this. Love it!

    Jan 22, 2021 17:07
  • Review by Drew, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    Great monitor. I bought it for work and it does a wonderful job.

    Feb 07, 2020 15:55
  • Review by alanp, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for the right person.

    If you’re looking for a gaming monitor, there are better options. If you’re looking to be able to have several apps open at the same time (streamer, musician, podcaster, stock trader, student) this is an excellent monitor. It is pretty good for gaming too but the refresh rate maxes out at 75hz.

    All that being said it was the perfect choice for my needs.

    May 07, 2021 16:36
  • Review by DYLGO, 10 out of 10
    Great Monitor

    Bought 2 of these monster monitors and have them connected to a Surface Book 2. AWESOME!

    Aug 02, 2019 18:18
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - T350 Series 27" IPS LED FHD, FreeSync, 4ms - Dark Blue Gray
    Description

    Seamless screen with 3-sided border-less display stretches from edge to edge for immersive viewing and maximum concentration. With refined dark blue gray exterior, the screen brings more sleek and modern look.

    7 Features
  • All-expansive view: Minimalist design, maximum concentration. The 3-sided borderless display brings a clean and modern aesthetic to any working environment. In a multi-monitor setup, the displays line up seamlessly for a virtually gapless view without distractions.
  • See It from Any Angle: Sit anywhere and have a full technicolor experience. The IPS panel preserves color vividness and clarity across every inch of the screen. Even on a display this wide, tones and shades look completely accurate from virtually any angle, with no color washing.
  • Synchronized action: Superfluid entertainment experience. AMD Radeon FreeSync™ keeps your monitor and graphics card refresh rate in sync to reduce image tearing. Watch movies and play games without any interruptions. Even fast scenes look seamless and smooth.
  • Seamless, smooth visuals: Now, the picture looks flawless. The 75Hz refresh rate delivers more fluid scenes. Whether you're catching up on your favorite TV drama, watching a video, or playing a game, your entertainment has no lag or ghosting effect.
  • More gaming power: Ideal game settings instantly give you the edge. Get optimal color and image contrast to see scenes more vividly and spot enemies hiding in the dark. Game Mode adjusts any game to fill your screen with every detail in view
  • Superior eye care: Protect your eyes and do more. The advanced eye comfort technology reduces eye strain for less strenuous extended computing. Flicker Free technology continuously removes tiring and irritating screen flicker, while Eye Saver Mode minimizes emitted blue light.
  • True versatility: Connect to more. With both HDMI and D-sub ports, multiple devices can be plugged straight into your monitor for complete flexibility. Now, your computing environment is even more convenient with additional input possibilities.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by noface, 10 out of 10
    happy camper

    I bought two and pretty happy with them. The only thing I had a problem with is the description under specs indicates the refresh rate is 75hz but after running a test on it its only at 60hz

    Dec 08, 2020 14:17
  • Review by Hotline, 10 out of 10
    Samsung monitor

    Good monitor, has a gaming mode but really just needed for working from home. Purchased 2 and running off the included HDMI cables. Really good buy.

    Jun 18, 2021 20:43
  • Review by Sapphire369, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Monitor

    I have been using this item from the day I picked it up. It has been great. You can never go wrong with a Samsung product! The price was excellent and I felt like I got a great deal - I just wished I purchased 2 so I could have two of the same size but it’s actually not be necessary- I only need the one screen. Everything fits. It’s perfect!

    Nov 20, 2020 16:53
  • Review by racerp27, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase

    Really love this monitors, is my third I buy, definitely great buy

    Feb 05, 2021 20:52
  • Review by desk, 10 out of 10
    White Desk and Chair

    I absolutely love my desk. It is exactly what I wanted

    Apr 16, 2021 20:07
  • Review by Venkata, 8 out of 10
    Great Monitor for the price!

    I recently bought this for my WFH setup, the monitor is great for it's price & doing the job great.

    The only minor drawback for me was it does not have a 3.5mm audio output port, which would have been good to connect a speaker for Movies.

    It also is not height adjustable but you can tilt it, I have no problems with this on my desk.

    If they are not your concerns, this is the monitor you are looking for.

    Oct 10, 2020 11:18
  • Review by Sinfonian2013, 8 out of 10
    Great monitor

    I'm a voice actor, and I bought this monitor to use in my home studio with my MacBook Pro. Is the picture quality as nice as the Retina display on my Mac? Definitely not. But, it's doing a great job for the awesome price, and I definitely don't regret the purchase.

    Something that is bittersweet: the display can be VERY bright. I had to turn the brightness way down as it was making my eyes hurt within minutes.

    The buttons don't seem very user-friendly, but I can usually just leave them alone.

    Mar 03, 2021 22:03
  • Review by FaultyScreen, 4 out of 10
    Somewhat of a Faulty screen

    I believe I was sent somewhat of a faulty monitor because on the bottom right of the screen it's seems like it's more bright than the rest of the screen, it's pretty annoying because I see it as a eye sore and it's very distracting for me when I'm doing anything

    Feb 16, 2021 08:02
  • 9.2score
    28
    LG
    LG - 24" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor (HDMI, VGA) - Black
    Description

    Set up a gaming station with this LG 24-inch Full HD monitor. AMD Radeon FreeSync technology eliminates screen tearing and stuttering, letting you play AAA titles smoothly, while the IPS display with a wide viewing angle delivers bright, vivid visuals from almost any direction. This LG 24-inch Full HD monitor has an antiglare coating for minimizing reflections.

    9 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 5 ms response time: Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 75 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 24" LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • 2 HDMI and VGA inputs: Let you connect both digital and analog devices.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 1,000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Ensures images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Aaronxx7, 10 out of 10
    Awesome 1080p display

    The monitor is Full HD. Full HD or FHD, for some that are unaware simply means a 1920 x 1080 resolution in a 16:9 display. Full HD does not mean you are getting the highest resolution available at the time of production. Actually anything over 640 x 480 is considered HD (high definition), and there are a few different resolutions and ratios in between, so FHD just means that you are not getting one of the lower HD resolutions. 1920 x 1080 still offers great clarity and a wide range of colors. I am including some photos taken with my phone, of the monitor's screen for some reference. I am very aware that there are a lot of the factors involved in how these pictures will look, based on your current screen's settings and capabilities, over the actual camera on my phone (Galaxy Note8). However, I wanted to provide a small reference point to maybe show how nice the image quality is.

    The monitor is plug and play, but you can download drivers from LG's website. ( I noticed no difference in features or performance by downloading the drivers.)

    The FreeSync is a great feature for gamers if you have an AMD graphics card. FreeSync - matches frame rates of compatible AMD graphics card, creating smoother game play and no screen lag. With a refresh rate of 75Hz @ 5milliseconds, screen lag should not be an issue for pretty much any game, or graphics card. All the games I played had great response times, and very smooth, clear images. This monitor also has a contrast ratio of 1000:1, and 250 cd/m² brightness, for a wide color gambit, and increased level of clarity.

    The viewing angle is actually pretty wide, 178 degrees with the IPS display- (In Plane Switching LCDs offer greater viewing angles over the older matrix LCD monitors, which use to put out restricted viewing angles and degraded colors ) This screen retains it's clarity and colors at pretty much any angle you would want to be viewing at.

    Like most computer monitors this does not have any internal speakers, but does have a headphones jack in the back of the display.The control buttons have actually been minimized to a small joystick on the bottom center of the screen. At first I thought that was going to be a bit awkward, but actually works very well, and is pretty easy to find.

    Assembly was extremely easy. The base comes with a built in screw, that can be tightened with a quarter if need be, to the neck of the stand. Which in turn can be placed into the back of the monitor at an angle( which helps hold the monitor and stand together) while you find the 2 screws and a phillips screwdriver. The stand does allow the screen to tilt at various angles. If you don't care for the stand, the monitor does have holes for a wall mount.

    Overall this monitor delivers a great picture for a 1080p display, the clarity and colors are much better than my older monitor(which was only a couple years old).Everything runs smooth and looks very impressive, especially with the low glare display, I love not having as many reflective distractions on the screen!

    Oct 19, 2019 13:18
  • Review by Ventra, 8 out of 10
    Okay for the price

    First off. YES they are mountable...

    When I was researching for monitors to set up, this was always the question I needed answered. I have two mounted on a Amazon mount. You don’t even have to do anything because it comes obviously without the stand so you can just grab and mount it from the box.

    They work great, the visuals are okay nothing too crazy. I don’t use them for gaming so I can’t say about the refresh rate or graphics ect. But for work they flow very smoothly and I use a lot of programs at the same time. It’s HDMI ready, that’s the only cable they bring so make sure your PC has two HDMI PORTS available or you will need a splitter like I used. Or another cable, they do not have sound...you can plug in your headphones directly into the back.

    This might be common sense but the power button is underneath you push up and it has the setting to connect to HDMI 1 or 2 and or power off ect. I did not know where this button was so lol that’s why I’m including it in here. I assumed it would just plug and play with my PC, no you have to turn it on first.

    Feb 05, 2021 01:46
  • Review by stevefromtheburbs, 10 out of 10
    An amazing monitor, LG has awesome monitors and TV

    I'm not biased, but my experience with both TV's and monitors always seems to point to LG as the best images I can find. My home TV is an LG OLED and it is amazing. Same with computer monitors. I've had experience with small to large, and LG wins the shootout with ease.

    This monitor impressed me from the start, with the fact it included an HDMI cable. And it has a VGA port too. With LG, it is one of the only monitors that still has it, but the best part? It tends to allow full HD through VGA, which is almost unheard of. I've used these LG monitors now for big projects that have CCTV because of this feature alone.

    As for the picture, it is outstanding. It displays everything perfect from standard web browsing and email, to details of floorpans in AutoCAD, to the smooth flow of games as well. There is an adjustment for reader mode, and I found this went from making my small desktop words looking like pixels, to being really like cohesive lines of text. Amazing.

    It is an all around decent monitor. I like their on/off, adjustment switch, it is a single joystick type setup vs. the little buttons to go up, down, select.

    One small thing, could be good or bad depending upon how you look at it, the monitor uses an external power supply. That can be good if the power supply goes bad, you can put in a new one easily vs. if it was internal. The internal ones are easier to plug in but can be a throw away if it goes bad even though the monitor is fine.

    So, looking for a great monitor, with excellent view angles, decent height and sturdy stand, etc. give this a try. You won't be disappointed and given my experience with so many monitors, for so many computers and video recorders, I can tell you these last way longer than others out there - I have had LG monitors that last so long, they get replaced because the IT folks think they must be worn out after 3 years.

    Oct 16, 2019 20:57
  • Review by Caitlin, 10 out of 10
    Great for working from home

    Just what I was looking for for my home office set-up while working at home during Covid. The monitor is nice and big and the included HDMI cable works perfectly with my laptop.

    May 27, 2020 13:31
  • Review by Jewdir, 10 out of 10
    Love the 24” monitors

    I hesitated to get 24” monitors since I don’t even have that big at my office. But since I’ve had to telework the last month they’ve been amazing!

    Apr 12, 2020 10:27
  • Review by GrenG, 8 out of 10
    Good enough for regular gamers

    Pros:

    -Good colors, not unrealistically over-saturated or washed-out and presets seem to hit the right spots; Love the reader mode preset for night browsing

    -Games achieve up to 80-85 fps for upper'ish mid-range gaming pc's

    -Non-glossy, smudge resistant screen; bezels don't bother me like they do other reviewers

    -Intuitive one button/switch control

    -Responsive and fast boot-up

    -Comes with HDMI cable

    Cons:

    -Wobbles; you have to get creative to prevent it i.e. taping or tying the base down

    -The neck is brittle! Cracks started to appear when I tightened the screw under the base! Hopefully it doesn't get worse. Oh and the adjustment hinge feels like it's gonna come loose in the future that may leave the screen looking like it's hanging its head down in shame

    -Monitor is slanted at it's supposed normal upright level

    -Came with a cd "manual" but it's useless as there's no actual manual in it just a bunch of pdf regulatory stuff! The settings are confusing and you don't know what you're adjusting outside of the presets

    -Says go to LG website for manuals but as you can see in the attached pictures here, the model number is non-existent in their manual database!

    -Annoyingly bulky power brick

    Would I recommened? Probably yes when the priced drops again. Glad I got this on sale. Will do the job for now.

    Otherwise, look for similarly spec'd monitors at the price level and range.

    Jan 04, 2021 12:47
  • Review by Priscila, 10 out of 10
    Perfect as second or primary monitor!

    I needed two monitors to help get tasks and schoolwork done more efficiently for college. This LG 24" FreeSync Monitor was exactly what I was looking for, and a great value! The display is HD and super high-quality. It's super easy to hook up with its included HDMI cable, and incredibly user-friendly to set up. It even has screws so it can be mounted to a wall if you so desire! For now I use it on my desk and it has been so convenient and has helped me manage tasks with its large screen size! I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a second monitor or even a new primary monitor!

    Best Buy College Crew Members receive products to write honest, unbiased reviews. Reviewers have received products free of charge and may have received nominal compensation.

    Oct 25, 2021 19:32
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Mounted 6 of these and they are awreome

    Great monitors, would buy again if I have the need

    Key features for me: mounting and headphone jack

    Jun 12, 2020 16:00
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - Odyssey Gaming CRG5 Series 27" LED Curved FHD G-Sync Monitor - Dark Blue/Gray
    Description

    Minimize eyestrain during long gaming sessions with this Samsung 27-inch RapidCurve gaming monitor. The 240Hz refresh rate eliminates lag, even in fast-paced scenes, while the curved design heightens concentration for a more immersive experience. This Samsung 27-inch RapidCurve gaming monitor features an advanced contrast ratio for greater clarity when navigating dark scenes.

    13 Features
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution: Offers a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 4 ms response timec: Ensures solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 240Hz refresh rate: Enables powerful operation so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 27" LED monitor: The efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Extra immersion for gaming or watching video.
  • One DisplayPort and two HDMI inputs: Let you set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high-quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow viewing the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 3,000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 300 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • Jog-button control panel: Boasts intuitive controls with only one button for easy use.
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible: Demolishes image tears, stuttering, and screen lag for exceptionally smooth gaming.
  • RapidCurve technology: Features Samsung 1500R curved-screen technology and lightning-fast 240Hz refresh rate for the ultimate gaming experience.
  • Split-picture mode: Lets you view two programs side by side simultaneously.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TooKoolBrianYT, 10 out of 10
    Amazing For The Buck

    Grade $350 budget Monitor it runs 240 Hz smoothly the response time on it is insanely quick coming up at 4 ms has multiple settings to mess with does not come with speakers one flaw that I didn’t really like my desk is small and this monitors mount pushes it forward so I had a really small room to work with until I got another monitor mount And that’s not my problem 27 inch average display curve that makes certain games like rainbow six siege modern warfare and any type of call of duty game or FOV Changeable game really nice would 100% recommends

    Mar 20, 2021 02:42
  • Review by Drew4You, 10 out of 10
    Best monitor in it’s class IMO

    I got this on sale for $299 and I am more than satisfied. It matches my 8 series curved TVs as well. The 240 refresh rate is amazing! S Ruth img about this monitor is great! I originally purchased the 24 inch monitor and still have it (I’m going to return it) but the difference was immediately obvious and most definitely worth the extra money especially with the sale!

    Jun 13, 2021 09:31
  • Review by Giovanni, 10 out of 10
    Great gaming monitor

    Great purchase to go with my PS5. Staff was very helpful in helping me make the decision. This a great monitor and I am very happy with it.

    Sep 28, 2021 12:48
  • Review by Fister69, 10 out of 10
    Amazing monitor, Pricy but worth it!

    Best Monitor! 240HZ and amazing picture quality! The only downside is it’s 1080P only (Doesn’t support 4K)

    Jul 28, 2021 21:41
  • Review by TiCr, 10 out of 10
    Nice monitor

    Very nice monitor if you can get it when on sale (got mine for $270). not that noticeable when comparing its 240hz with my MSI 165hz, but the cable management feature built in its stand is nice to have.

    Feb 13, 2021 00:34
  • Review by Jugg3rKnot, 10 out of 10
    Good for me

    Great monitor so far. No major concerns or issues as of this review. Wish I could rotate or maneuver. But I will purchase a monitor arm for that.

    Jan 23, 2021 12:55
  • Review by Mychal, 10 out of 10
    Works with PS5

    I bought this for my pc and it works great. It works with PS5 and it does the full 120fps.

    Jan 08, 2021 09:28
  • Review by Samsungmonitor, 10 out of 10
    Monitor

    Good monitor, i bought it for my son, as a Christmas present, he was pretty exited.

    Jan 01, 2021 18:55
  • 9.2score
    ASUS - ZenScreen 15.6” IPS FHD USB Type-C Portable Monitor with Foldable Smart Case - Dark Gray
    Description

    Boost your productivity with this ASUS 15.6-inch ZenScreen portable monitor. The 178-degree viewing angle provides consistent picture quality, while the anti-glare coating helps reduce eye strain and increase visibility. This flicker-free ASUS 15.6-inch ZenScreen portable monitor features a USB-C port that can connect to various devices, and the Full HD panel produces stunning visuals.

    11 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 5 ms response time: Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 60 Hz refresh rate: Provides smooth video and good refresh rates for everyday use.
  • 15.6" antiglare LCD monitor: Uses cold cathode fluorescent lamps to provide even backlighting across the entire screen.
  • Hybrid-Signal Input: Quick connectivity with any laptop with a USB-C or USB-A port.
  • 800:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Ensures images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • ASUS Eye Care: Ensures a comfortable viewing experience.
  • Portable: Ultra-slim and thin design for on-the-go client meetings.
  • Foldable Smart Case: Can be turned into a stand to prop the monitor up in either portrait or landscape mode.
  • Auto-rotation Display: Allows your screen to automatically sense its orientation and witch the monitor between portrait and landscape modes.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dylan, 10 out of 10
    Quality product that looks great too.

    Really impressed with this portable monitor! I had been looking at buying one for months and kept seeing horror stories of every single product I'd found (maybe I shouldn't read so many reviews), then committed to this ASUS ZenScreen 15.6". It's incredibly lightweight, more so than even my Mac Air. Speaking of which, I'm using a 2020 Mac Air and it works perfect with this monitor. The USBC cable connection is super simple, and the fact that the monitor doesn't need a separate power source makes it truly portable. I will note that with it's extremely light design, I'd be careful about transporting - it isn't flimsy by any means, but much thinner than your average monitor, leaving it a bit more prone to cracking if not stored/carried properly. Overall, I definitely recommend this if you are looking for a sleek, attractive, reliable product. I'm impressed!

    Mar 13, 2021 08:05
  • Review by Preston, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for traveling home office

    Got this monitor so I could work “from home” in as many places as possible, whether my apartment, parent’s house, or girlfriend’s apartment. It’s perfect for that, giving me dual monitors from my work laptop pretty much anywhere. The screen quality is crystal clear (better than my 1 year old 14” 1080p laptop screen actually). Connection is simple and worked right out of the box. Stand took ~2 minutes to figure out, it’s not obvious but once you figure it out the viewing angle is spot on.

    Mar 17, 2021 09:12
  • Review by Clock, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    These are the best portable monitors u can bad seriously.

    Mar 20, 2021 15:23
  • Review by Remoteworker101, 2 out of 10
    Broke in less than 2 weeks after buying

    Ridiculously breakable, screen concaved from carrying it in my work bag with the cover on it. What’s the point of a portable monitor if it breaks when you carry it around

    Aug 12, 2021 21:13
  • Review by ltm6032, 10 out of 10
    Great for Travel

    At first I was going to give this 4 stars becasue I thought the cover that turns into a stand only made the monitor very angled back and awkward as many others mentioned. However, after using it for a couple days I realized I wans't using the stand correctly and after one adjustment the angle is correct! See photo. That said the cover doesn't protect the whole thing but does protect the screen side well.

    I am using this with a Dell XPS 15 (2020) laptop. All I did was plug the monitor into my USB C port and BOOM connected. I did have to change from mirroring to extension in the settings but that was it. This fit perfectly in my laptop sleeve I already have because it is so thin and about the same LxW as my laptop. Frankly, with the work I do not having this laptop plugged in all the time is not possible so I can't speak to battery drain.

    Overall, with the early black Friday sale this was a steal I'll use a lot!

    Nov 17, 2020 16:21
  • Review by Meggyboo, 10 out of 10
    Perfect solution

    This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Something I could take from room to room and beyond so I can have a 2nd screen when I decide to work on my laptop vs my desktop. I did have to download the driver but after that, it’s as simple as plug in and go. I have trouble with the cover, you have to slide it on JUST right in order for it to feel secure. Other than this small issue, this was a great deal. My friend has one and she attached Velcro command strips to the back and puts it on her wall when she’s working at her desk. The screen is beautiful and bright. No complaints. This has really changed my day to day wfh experience for the better.

    Sep 15, 2021 23:22
  • Review by OnTheMove, 8 out of 10
    ASUS with Microsoft Surface Pro

    Despite the flimsy stand, this is a great travel monitor! I am using it with a Microsoft Surface Pro. Both the monitor and my computer neatly fit into my backpack or computer satchel. The monitor comes with a USB-C cord that plugged right into my Microsoft Surface Pro. The monitor has display setting adjustments to include BlueLight level settings.

    The only complaint is the stand. The stand folds up neatly and attaches to the monitor to protect the screen when traveling. But, when in use, it's flimsy and I've had the monitor slid off more than once. I will frequently prop a corner against a coffee mug to provide extra bracing.

    For anyone who needs an extra monitor to work with while traveling, this is the monitor for you.

    Jun 18, 2021 16:05
  • Review by H20werks, 10 out of 10
    Best Little Screen

    I purchased this screen for my home office to add an additional monitor to my laptop. At work I use two monitors at my desk. This monitor works great, comes with a cover similar to the iPad flexible cover which the user can use as a stand. Uses a USB-c cable with USB adapter that I plug into my laptop. This little 15 inch monitor works great! Other uses is with gaming devices and add to android cell phones.

    May 23, 2020 08:09
  • 9.2score
    Acer - 27" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor (HDMI, VGA) - Black
    Description

    Marvel at amazing clarity while gaming with this 27-inch Acer Full HD widescreen monitor. The IPS panel has a wide viewing angle for delivering bright visuals from almost any direction, while the AMD FreeSync technology minimizes input lag, delivering stutter-free images. This Acer Full HD widescreen monitor has a blue light filter and flicker-less technology to help prevent eyestrain, and the 1 ms response time reduces motion blur for smooth gameplay.

    9 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 1 ms response time: Delivers ultra-fast performance, minimizing lag and time-to-screen.
  • 75 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 27" antiglare LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • HDMI and VGA inputs: Let you connect both digital and analog devices.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Ensures images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by LaraDecor, 10 out of 10
    Monitor Rec

    I purchased this since I have been working from home to be able to give a break to my eyes. With sitting at my computer for nearly ten hours a day, it’s doing a job on my vision. So I purchased this monitor and it really helps ease my eyes. It’s also helping me to proof my presentations and proposals better as I can catch edits more readily and it helps me practice for meetings as I feel like I am in a meeting room. Highflying recommend purchasing this product.

    Dec 13, 2020 01:08
  • Review by videoholic, 6 out of 10
    Monitor is OK, except for some dark areas

    Only mildly happy with this monitor. There are dark splotches that run down both sides of the monitor, about an inch wide...only noticeable on white pages, but still...not good. I'm sitting directly in front of the center of the monitor, and the dark areas are still very visible. Not sure if it's worth the trouble to return and replace...the next one might be the same...or worse.

    Sep 28, 2021 14:45
  • Review by Lertise, 10 out of 10
    Just what we were looking for.

    Perfect size, excellent quality with a matte finish so it has minimal glare.

    Sep 17, 2021 17:48
  • Review by Lynjo, 10 out of 10
    Acer

    I absolutely love my Acer!!! Perfect. The item fits perfectly on my desk

    May 21, 2021 22:21
  • Review by Lovecryto, 10 out of 10
    Buy this screen

    Good, but no sound.hope have better buttons in front. It is easy for cus adjustable.

    Feb 12, 2021 15:49
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Good and Great..

    Hello. I'm just here to say that this monitor is great. The price was excellent. The picture is amazing. Probably the best bang for your buck..

    Apr 27, 2021 02:13
  • Review by triplemonitorsetup, 10 out of 10
    Triple monitors

    Good monitor at a great price point. Was finally able to afford that triple monitor setup!

    Nov 20, 2020 16:06
  • Review by ShellyBelly, 10 out of 10
    Great!

    Big! Great display! Love the clarity and easy view of spreadsheets on edge-less screens.

    Jan 29, 2021 19:57
  • 9.2score
    32
    HP
    HP - 27mq 27" IPS LED QHD Monitor (HDMI, VGA) - Silver & Black
    Description

    Enjoy a height-adjustable 27-inch diagonal big screen experience with this stylish, ultra-slim display. A vibrant QHD screen and exceptional ultra-wide viewing angles up to 178° make this a great value.

    12 Features
  • More screen in less space: Experience more desk space than you thought possible with this height-adjustable ultra-slim HP display. The attractive, micro-edge design adds stylish beauty to any environment.
  • Outstanding viewing experience: Get crisp Quad HD resolution with ultra-wide viewing angles that combine to give you an amazing view at up to 178°. Seeing is definitely believing.
  • Easy connectivity: Get the picture quality you’re looking for without the need for additional dongles. Conveniently connect your devices with HDMI and VGA ports.
  • 3 Sided Micro-edge display: With virtually no bezel encircling the display on three sides, an ultra-wide viewing experience provides for seamless multi-monitor set-ups.
  • Compact, sleek design: Get everything you need in one elegant package. Just one connection to the wall eliminates cable clutter. Slim design gives you more room for an enhanced computing experience.
  • Step up to the best: No matter where you stand, an HP IPS monitor delivers clear, vivid images. IPS technology ensures image accuracy and consistency across the ultra-wide viewing spectrum. Enjoy the same wide viewing experience as premium tablets and mobile devices.
  • Share the panoramic view: Vibrant detail from practically any position with consistent color and image clarity maintained across an ultra-wide 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles.
  • QHD Display: Get lost in the captivating definition and ultra-sharp details of 3.7 million pixels. The 2560 x 1440 resolution transforms all your content for an remarkable entertainment experience.
  • Low Blue Light: Using the Low Blue Light mode subtly shifts your display’s colors to a warmer spectrum, while making whites more natural and putting less strain on your eyes.
  • Tiltable: Adjust the screen to your personal preference with a 5° forward or 23° backward tilt.
  • Height adjustment stand: Easily adjust your display to the most comfortable position with 100mm range of travel.
  • Environmentally conscious: Energy efficient design and components help reduce power consumption and energy costs.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by VictoriaN, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    Incredible monitor. Easy to set up, good clarity, great size and good value. Plan to purchase another one!

    Oct 29, 2021 16:35
  • Review by Kwame, 8 out of 10
    Excellent work monitor but...

    Excellent build quality with superb color reproduction.

    Looks very good too. If you are using for office/productivity, I cannot see how you could do better.

    However, for gaming PC or new gen console, you might have to look elsewhere as it does not have the high refresh rates. For my use case, it is very good to excellent.

    Here is where I docked points:

    1. The location of the controls is behind the monitor on the right. There are individual buttons for each control and you have to feel them and follow the OSD. This is annoying. Helps with the sleek look but I think I'd rather have the buttons at the bottom.

    2. The power LED is so bright that it washes out the black level in the lower right corner. You do not notice this in high brightness images with vivid colors but it is very noticeable in say a black/blank screen or an image in space. I cant imagine it is good for image accuracy. I wish there was a way to turn off the LED.

    Besides these two points, excellent display.

    Mar 22, 2021 11:17
  • Review by Hawksfan12, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor for work

    Only second day using but I really like this monitor. After having to return a couple others that didn’t work well or as described, this one seems great so far. Super fast and easy setup. Comes with everything needed in box. Paired well with my 2020 MacBook Pro. Love the larger screen and ability to work in and view multiple apps simultaneously. Crisp color and text. Perfect for work but not sure for gaming since I don’t use for that. Stable stand and able to adjust height and tilt very easily. Looks great. Would definitely recommend.

    Nov 23, 2021 10:05
  • Review by chabber, 8 out of 10
    Good monitor.

    These are good monitors and I have two of them in my office. I like the resolution and the stand is able to be adjusted which I love.

    I will say that they will look slightly washed out from wider angles or if you're looking from above or below. They also don't get super dark but that seems to be the trend with IPS panels.

    These are also matte screens. I always like to know what I'm purchasing online as I prefer glossy screens but they are becoming increasingly harder to find.

    Oct 01, 2021 11:20
  • Review by Wally, 10 out of 10
    Quality monitor

    This monitor had certain features I really wanted, such as an adjustable stand as I need to fit it into a limited height area. It has two inputs (HDMI and VGA) so I can use it with my dual monitor setup. I wasn't specifically looking for a 27" monitor, but it's size will help with having several applications open at once. The stand is amazingly easy to attach. I purchased this one sale so it was a very good buy.

    May 17, 2021 11:37
  • Review by Bill73, 10 out of 10
    makes a great 2nd monitor

    I bought this as a 2nd monitor based on the ability to rotate the monitor to vertical orientation. It was a great value for the 2560x1440 monitor. It does not have retina-quality crisp sharpness or brightness but is perfect as a auxiliary for my 27" iMac. The control buttons/menu to adjust brightness, contrast, however are really stupid and clunky. Fortunately after adjusted, you don't need to touch them again.

    Apr 30, 2021 18:26
  • Review by HPmq27, 8 out of 10
    No Display port , otherwise a great monitor

    I like this monitor but I like the pervious iteration better that had the display port. If anyone knows an HDMI to display port adapter that will translate the full 2550 instead of 1900 resolution I would be grateful.

    Oct 23, 2021 07:23
  • Review by Convenient, 10 out of 10
    Necessity for home office

    I had been working remotely without a screen for ages - having a monitor of this size makes a huge difference, especially when working in Excel.

    Nov 06, 2021 12:56
  • 9.2score
    Acer - Nitro XF273 Sbmiiprx 27" Full HD Monitor (HDMI)
    Description

    In competitive gaming, every frame matters. Introducing Acer's XF273 gaming monitor - the Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution monitor that can keep up with your game play. Through AMD Radeon technology, the game’s frame rate is determined by your graphics card, not the fixed refresh rate of the monitor, giving you a serious competitive edge. Plus, users can enjoy comfortable viewing experience while gaming via flicker-less, low dimming and ComfyView display. The design saves space on your desk and lets you place multiple monitors side by side to build a seamless big-screen display.

    5 Features
  • Quality Visuals: The XF273 27" IPS monitor with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution in a 16:9 aspect ratio presents stunning, high quality images with excellent detail.
  • Flawless Frame Rate: Enjoy seamless viewing with AMD Radeon FreeSync technology, which eliminates screen tears so that you can game without the possibility of jitter. With AMD Radeon FreeSync, the game’s frame rate is determined by your graphics card, not the fixed refresh rate of the monitor.
  • Overclock to 165Hz: The 165Hz refresh rate speeds up the frames per second to deliver an ultra-smooth 2D motion scenes. With a rapid refresh rate of 165Hz, Acer Monitors shorten the time it takes for frame rendering, lower input lag and provide gamers an excellent in-game experience.
  • Responsive!!: Up to 0.5ms GTG (Gray to Gray) response time enhanced gamers’ in-game experience. No matter the fast-moving action or any dramatic transitions will be all rendered smoothly without the annoying effects of smearing or ghosting with XF273 Gaming Monitor.
  • ErgoStand: The Nitro XF273 has an ergonomically designed stand with -5° to 25° tilt, 360° swivel and a 4.7" height adjustment so you can always find that ideal viewing position. You can also separate the monitor from its stand so it can be VESA wall mounted.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BRUNO, 10 out of 10
    So crispy.

    So clean. So crispy. Gaming at it's finest. I love it. Wish I had 6 of them. Does exactly what it says it's supposed to do.

    Aug 21, 2021 11:24
  • Review by Randall, 8 out of 10
    Great monitor for casual gamers

    Did not give 5 stars because for some reason the HDR is not working. It dims my colors when a game tries to load in high definition. Love that it has inbuilt speakers as my last monitor by Asus did not.

    Aug 27, 2021 16:09
  • Review by aFrigginD3mon, 4 out of 10
    Dying after 3 months.

    Great picture and response for the first three months. After the return period ended, I started getting lines across the top of the monitor. Switched inputs from the display port to the HDMI and it went away for about a week. Once it came back, I tried new cables and different sources, but the lines won't go away. It's almost like static across the top of the screen. Now, everything below the line is black and does not update in real time line it is a delayed signal, or it just stays black. I may just have a bad one, but I don't trust that is the case. It is rather expensive to only last 3-4 months.

    Sep 18, 2021 12:55
  • Review by AWESOME, 10 out of 10
    AWESOME!!!

    Great visual and an even better response. Looks good with my setup!

    Sep 17, 2021 16:22
  • Review by sydneyerin, 10 out of 10
    Worth it

    Beautiful. It’s easy to slide the height up and down. Enough slots for everything you need. The buttons on the back are extremely helpful. It’s made my games significantly faster than before. The quality is amazing. I’ve had it two months now and have zero issues. Great budget for a quality monitor.

    Jul 11, 2021 15:30
  • Review by RayC, 10 out of 10
    Love it!!

    I love this monitor. Picture is very clear and crisp. Monitor itself has a nice sleek design and an awesome stand which allows you to adjust the display higher or lower depending on how you need. Love it so much, that I ended up buying a second one a few months later to replace my older monitor that was being used as a secondary and mainly for discord. I would definitely recommend this monitor!

    May 22, 2021 06:27
  • Review by YZJustDatGuy, 10 out of 10
    Great for next gen (PS5/Xbox Series S/X)

    I specifically bought this monitor to play games at 120hz on next gen consoles. It works right out of the box once you adjust the settings on your console. I’ve tested it on the xbox series s and PS5 and can confirm that it works. Great if you want gain a competitive advantage in games like Warzone, Cold War, Fortnite and more.

    Jun 20, 2021 17:33
  • Review by Codjunki, 10 out of 10
    Good monitor for the price

    Very good monitor, has good refresh rates, great for gaming/watching videos and etc...

    Mar 19, 2021 15:54
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - Odyssey Gaming CRG5 Series 24” LED Curved FHD FreeSync monitor - Black
    Description

    Samsung’s 24-inch CRG5 curved screen pulls you in and immerses you in the action and with 144Hz refresh rate gives you clear images even in fast action scenes.

    6 Features
  • Dive Into the Curve: Get fully immersed in every game with an 1800R curved screen. No matter what you are playing, get the feeling of being pulled in as your game's world wraps around you.
  • Smooth, Fast Visuals: Smooth and clear action virtually every moment. A refresh rate of up to 144Hz puts you ahead, even in the most demanding games. Spot the enemy instantly and notice tiny crucial changes in every scene.
  • Flawless Action: No more choppy gameplay. AMD Radeon FreeSync™ virtually eliminates image tears for exceptionally smooth, fast-action gaming. With a dynamically adapted display refresh rate, even the most complex game scenes are seamless and virtually stutter-free.
  • Built for Gaming: Get ideal settings for your game. Game Mode optimally adjusts black gamma levels, contrast, sharpness, and color for any game genre. Low Input Lag Mode minimizes delays between your input devices and display.
  • See Details in the Dark: Give them nowhere to hide. A whopping 3000:1 contrast ratio lets you see dangerous objects or enemies with greater clarity. Blacks are deeper and whites are brighter with more levels of shades in between. Even when enemies hide in the dark, you can spot them quickly.
  • Play On...And On: Play for even longer. Eye Saver Mode minimizes blue light enough to keep eyes relaxed and comfortable when gaming for extended periods. Flicker Free technology continuously removes tiring and irritating screen flicker so you can focus longer with less distraction or eye strain.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HMcdo7412, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor! Love it!

    Really great monitor, works perfectly and I am able to play games with no issues. I even bought an open box product for a discount and its in great condition. The only thing I don't like about it is that you have to change the brightness/settings with the power button, you tilt the button up, down, left and right to control the menu. Its a little weird, but not really an issue.

    Nov 20, 2020 16:12
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Great Product

    I bought this monitor mainly because the one I had wanted was out of stock; however, this samsung monitor is so much better than I was expecting and I no longer even miss not buying the AOC monitor I initially wanted to purchase.

    Sep 18, 2020 18:17
  • Review by Sky4571, 10 out of 10
    Good 144hz monitor

    Best budget 144hz won’t disappoint you I would tell people about this monitor

    Jan 20, 2021 23:45
  • Review by DoanTVProduction, 10 out of 10
    WORKS GREt

    Love it! It’s perfect for video editing, gaming, anything you may need it for. I would get one more, so I can have dual monitors when I edit, Love the monitor.

    Nov 01, 2020 09:04
  • Review by PurppMatt, 8 out of 10
    Great monitor.

    Great monitor runs at 144hz as advertised, however, The 24inch is NOT vesa compatible. Meaning you can not purchase a monitor stand for a dual monitor experience. Customer service tried their best to sweep it under the rug and it is almost a deal breaker. Luckily I had enough space on my desk to have both laid out on the not-so attractive stand. can’t even purchase a Vesa adapter because of the curved monitor. Back to the monitor, this a high quality perfect starter monitor that I highly suggest.

    Jul 16, 2021 15:49
  • Review by DarkStarGaming, 10 out of 10
    i absolutely love these...

    i bought 2 of the samsung 24' curved gaming monitors, and i am very pleased and happy with this product. excellent display and refresh rates not choppy one bit.

    Apr 17, 2021 02:03
  • Review by HectorH, 10 out of 10
    Great Monitor for Gaming

    This is a great monitor for gaming! Highly recommend for pc players!

    Aug 02, 2021 08:32
  • Review by DotDot, 10 out of 10
    Dot Dot

    I purchased this Samsung Monitor to sink w/my Mac Air LaptopComputer.....Apple monitor was a little steep for my pockets but I am very pleased w/this monitor. I get a very vibrant picture and I was told the gaming monitors are the best, also the

    Price was very reasonable,...

    Jan 01, 2021 16:22
  • 9.2score
    Insignia™ - USB to Dual HDMI Adapter - White
    Description

    Whether you’re working, gaming or watching a movie, why settle for a small, single-monitor display? This Insignia NS-PU32H4A USB to Dual HDMI Adapter can take your computer setup to a whole new level. Gift yourself a theatrical experience by mirroring the display from one computer to any two HDMI-enabled monitors. Or extend your existing display to two additional ones, making it easier to organize programs and windows for day-to-day use at work or while browsing. A designated HDMI port gives you dazzling 4K (3840 × 2160) quality at 30 Hz, while the second port grants you 1080p quality at 60 Hz. Its hassle-free setup installs the driver automatically, helping you to work hard and play harder.

    7 Features
  • USB 3.0 to HDMI: Mirror or extend your computer’s display by connecting from your computer’s USB port to two HDMI-enabled monitors.
  • For Windows: Works with Windows 10. All you need is an available USB port.
  • 4K resolution: Provides high-quality 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution at 30 Hz when using the 4K-designated port, or 1080p resolution at 60 Hz with the second HDMI port.
  • Audio included: Sends your audio signal through the HDMI connection.
  • Backwards compatible: Backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
  • No-hassle setup: Automatic driver installation lets you get started quickly.
  • White design: Durable white plastic casing matches your computer accessories.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TiffiniS, 10 out of 10
    USB to HDMI adapter

    I needed this adapter to connect two monitors to my lap top through HDMI and it works amazing. I am now able to have my lap top and both monitors working at the same time.

    Apr 23, 2021 19:03
  • Review by Aerinn, 10 out of 10
    Cintiq + Monitor HDMI hookup

    My laptop only came with One HDMI and 0 other Video ports. I had gotten a Cintiq recently, and wanting to still have my external monitor, well I was in a bit of a Pinch.

    Everyone online kept saying get a HDMI Splitter, but a Splitter only Duplicates your screen instead of allowing your screen to be independent.

    Thanks to a friend for being smarter about tech than I, he recommended this product. It works WONDERFULLY. Each screen is independent and my Wacom puts up 0 fuss to the arrangement.

    The USB cord is a bit small, and my laptop is raised on a grill for air flow, but it Does work with USB extension cords, and also works with USB docking stations. I was playing with my arrangement and exploring my hookup possibilities to address this problem. I settled on the docking station because it functions just fine not being direct hookup to the laptop.

    The driver itself takes about 2 min, though that was likely due to my fiddling with it. Plug it in, wait for the driver installed pop up to show up, then plug in your monitors.

    Jun 04, 2021 09:39
  • Review by Adapter, 10 out of 10
    Great adapter

    I have two computers connected to a monitor with an A/B switch. I wanted to add a 2nd monitor so I purchased this adapter. It was simple to set up and I was all set within 5 minutes. I've used it for a month with no issues.

    Nov 08, 2021 17:22
  • Review by jlpemberton300, 8 out of 10
    Does its job

    To split or not to split, that is the question. This device allows you to split onto 2 monitors, if you need that for any reason. It helped us out in a pinch in one of our conference rooms.

    Nov 19, 2021 16:32
  • Review by 1234, 10 out of 10
    Great for adding additional monitors

    Needed to add a 3rd monitor for work and this device worked great. I can use my laptop and 2 monitors to better work from home

    Oct 24, 2021 08:25
  • Review by Robertatcopperridge, 10 out of 10
    Headset

    The headset has worked just fine and has been a great benefit for my job. The microphone is a great plus I hadn't expected.

    Nov 19, 2021 16:25
  • Review by Patty, 10 out of 10
    Nice product but not for me

    This USB to Dual HDMI Adapter is very nicely made and compact. However, it didn't work for my needs. When I plugged it into a USB port on my laptop in order to add a second external monitor, my wireless mouse and keyboard (also controlled by an tiny adapter in another USB port) stopped working. I had to return the adapter I had purchased. Best Buy made returning my product very easy. I could have taken it to a store but I chose to ship it back. Best Buy sent me a UPS label.

    Jun 18, 2021 16:15
  • Review by noonereally4, 10 out of 10
    Dual Monitor Set-up

    Used this item to set up a dual monitor with my laptop. All of the other "docks" were kind of pricey, so I opted for this and an adapter to convert the USB to a USB Type-C. Worked great for much less than the purchase of a dock.

    Oct 01, 2021 16:18
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - UR55 Series 28" IPS 4K UHD Monitor - Black
    Description

    The Samsung UR55 IPS 4K UHD monitor delivers stunning images composed of 8 million pixels for even more intricate detail. Experience unparalleled realism when gaming or enjoying movies.

    6 Features
  • Reveal Every Detail: It's time to see the whole picture. Watch, browse, and play with a resolution four times higher than full HD. This UHD monitor delivers stunning images composed of 8 million pixels for even more intricate detail. Experience unparalleled realism when gaming or enjoying movies.
  • See It from Any Angle: Sit anywhere and have a full technicolor experience. The IPS panel preserves color vividness and clarity across every inch of the screen. Even on a display this wide, tones and shades look completely accurate from virtually any angle, with no color washing.
  • A Spectrum of Tones: A kaleidoscope of shades. HDR support brings a dynamic range of luminous blacks and whites to the screen. Dark areas are richer and more profound, while bright parts are even more brilliant. Experience outstandingly clear and detailed resolution.
  • Superfluid Motion: Say goodbye to choppy screenplay. AMD FreeSync virtually eliminates screen tears and stutters for a completely fluid visual experience.
  • Display with No Borders: Simplistic design, total sophistication. Exquisite craftsmanship makes the difference in this stylish 28-inch flat screen monitor with a minimalist 3-sided bezel-less screen.
  • Be Multi-Productive: Experience a more efficient and productive workflow when editing photos, creating videos, and more. PBP transforms a single monitor to a dual-view monitor by displaying content from two sources side by side on one screen.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by KevinInMD, 10 out of 10
    Almost Perfect

    It was love at first sight, and after sitting in front of them for 10 hours a day for the past few weeks, I'm very happy with my purchase. So here are the pros - size and 4K resolution are standouts; the detail, color quality, brightness, are wonderful. Since I spend most of my time staring at text (documents, code, email, slack) the eyestrain reduction has been very welcome (see images - the slight tint in color is because of this). I was fortunate to be able to get two of them to setup an office environment at home, and at this time I'd say they are almost perfect.

    So the only thing I can say is that the controls (its a direction switch at the base of the screen below the Samsung logo) can be a bit finicky when you are just starting to use it. Things like turning them off can be a bit tricky if you have no inputs, as the monitors auto detect sources and can present options based on that. But once you figure that out, its simple to use. That really the only thing I've found and that me nitpicking.

    One important lesson I've learned thought is not so much about the monitor, but about using 4K, especially multiple 4K monitors on an older laptop: You need an appropriate 4K Dock to push 4K content to all devices without issue. I have two laptops - one for work (a 2019 Dell Precision 7730 with Xeon processor) and my personal (a 2015 HP Omen 17t-W200 with Core i7 and and UHD screen) that I've connect the monitors to and while the newer Dell can push 4K to both monitors without any issue, my HP started stuttering and lagging just connecting one. After some checks, I found that the integrated graphics cards needed to be configured to use my NVIDIA card as primary or offload some of the processing to the Dock. I purchased the WAVLINK USB-C Dual 4K universal docking station (Model UG69PD2) with E-mark chip and it supported all three screens at [email protected] 60Hz from both devices without issues. It also supports Mac and has a built in 100W power to the laptop and devices (if your device supports it). If you are having issues with refresh of you purchase this monitor, I highly getting a dock. It'll provide a lot of flexibility and expandability for you.

    May 02, 2020 16:09
  • Review by Foxleema, 10 out of 10
    Mega Sweet

    Love it!! After trying a 2k monitor and a VA Panel 4k monitor I found this glorious thing. I don't play video games or edit videos so I can't speak to how it performs in those areas; however, for spreadsheets, word docks, trading websites and such it is awesome. So clear, so crisp, so awesome. The only thing I don't care for is the non-adjustable stand; it has a large footprint and is rather tall. I bought an after-market adjustable stand for $20 from a well known online retail and problem solved. Best IPS 4k monitor value around.

    Oct 15, 2021 21:34
  • Review by Hoang, 10 out of 10
    It’s perfect. Except the design of wall mount.

    Everything is just more than I expected. And I think it’s anti glare too even there’s a No in specifications.

    Just one more thing: if you want to use the Monitor Desk Mount make sure that you are buying the absolute Vesa Wall Mount “75mmx75mm”. DO NOT BUY the 100mmx100/75mmx75mm. It wil not fit the circle in the back of the monitor.

    May 03, 2020 11:41
  • Review by ExecAssistant, 10 out of 10
    Amazing monitors

    Spending $700 on 2 monitors was not the plan but after purchasing and returning cheap Lenovo monitors... I knew that this is not an area where I should compromise especially when I spend 7 hours a day staring at them for work. I have them set up on the Mount It! dual monitor stand and I see a lot of concerns about the vesa hardware issue. Honestly I just screwed them in as far as they would go without bending the mount or damaging the monitors and they are secured on even with a little gap. So the standard 75mm/100mm hardware worked for me. I added pictures.

    Sep 28, 2020 18:09
  • Review by Rmw2hot, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor for Xbox One X!

    I purchased this monitor for my Xbox One X. Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4 & Resident Evil 2 looks amazing in HDR. This monitor also supports FreeSync which is great. The picture quality is superb and is one of the few Samsung IPS panels out there. If you own a Xbox One X/PS4 Pro it’s a must buy.

    Jan 28, 2020 01:12
  • Review by Freelancer, 10 out of 10
    Amazing monitor

    this monitor is amazing the only thing that is irritating is to switch sources if you turn your ps4 off for example it takes forever toneven just switch to the main souce if your computer is turned on. Other then that its amazing of anyone know how to fix that itnwould be super helpful

    May 05, 2020 01:28
  • Review by RSlixSLC5, 10 out of 10
    hypnotizing

    Purchased two of these units and are using them side-by-side. The size and colors pull you in and you forget your surroundings. The eye saver feature is a very nice touch in the morning and in the evening. It definitely helps with eye strain during those long hours. Running off of a Microsoft Dock 2 at 4K/60HZ x2

    Sep 26, 2020 08:15
  • Review by BestBuy, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    Excellent monitor! Really enjoying the experience with my PS5. Definitely recommend this monitor until the 120hz becomes available!

    Sep 15, 2021 15:24
  • 9.2score
    37
    LG
    LG 29” UltraWide Full HD HDR Monitor with FreeSync
    Description

    LG's premium UltraWide monitors immerse you in everything from content creation to gaming. See a panoramic view made possible by the extra wide 21:9 IPS display for true color accuracy at wide angles. Experience easier multitasking, quickly switch between applications and enjoy a full, unencumbered view.

    4 Features
  • Beauty of UltraWide Full HD IPS: At 29" and 21:9 screen ratio (2560x1080), this UltraWide Full HD IPS Display features realistic, true color and enhanced contrast, clarity and detail at wide viewing angles. See a clearer, lifelike vision of productivity and play.
  • Enjoy the latest HDR videos and games.: See HDR10 content, backed by 250 nits of brightness. HDR10 delivers a more dramatic, dynamic visual immersion experience with the enhanced color of HDR content. HDR10 is the digital HDR standard based on the sRGB 99% color gamut.
  • See it all with exceptional color fidelity.: Color reproduction with exacting standards. sRGB 99% Picture Mode reproduces 99% coverage of the sRGB color spectrum. It's an incredibly accurate color gamut for content creators, photographers, designers, video editors, gamers and more.
  • A wider, immersive experience that's all screen.: Ultra-slim bezel, ultra-wide experience. Stay focused on your work or immersed in a gaming world with a virtually borderless screen on three sides and an extra wide landscape.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Abel, 10 out of 10
    Does the Job

    Taking in count the other options in the same range of the price, it's one of the best. The only bad thing for me it's that it doesn't have the option to adjust the height. I had to buy a monitor support, other than that I think is a good monitor.

    Oct 15, 2021 18:54
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    Really nice monitor

    This monitor is the same height as my regular 21" monitors. I purchased a triple monitor stand and this one is in the middle. The colors really do pop. I'm glad I bought this monitor.

    May 21, 2021 16:45
  • Review by Jeremy, 10 out of 10
    this thing is dope!

    this is only the 29 inch version, but it's like having two screens side by side.. I am wanting to get into coding or something so it will definitely be useful in that regard.

    Oct 26, 2021 23:00
  • Review by Resolute, 8 out of 10
    LG ultra wide 29inch monitor

    It's a decent monitor but there are no built in speaker drivers. This caused a lot of inconvenience. Wish that had been clear in the item description.

    Sep 12, 2021 09:56
  • Review by Carson, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Monitor!

    This monitor is massive!!! It is very worth the price, and is very efficient at doing schoolwork, gaming, or just generally browsing the internet. It fits way more on the screen: which might cause a problem getting the right resolution for some games: but nonetheless a great addition to your personal space, or work area.

    -Just make sure you have good eyesight because the factory scaling is quite small.

    Aug 20, 2021 19:52
  • Review by LAandCA, 10 out of 10
    Excellent for the price

    Working with the ultra wide monitor in my office and I am currently working on a new order. The exact same monitor! Quality is great and the price is very good for the quality. I complex settings for the dual monitor setup.

    Jul 08, 2021 03:52
  • Review by DCA1972, 10 out of 10
    Great buy for a large monitor

    Love this monitor. it is same height as standard HD monitor, but about 2x as wide. Seems to be fairly scalable to any application or applications. I did have a duvet use with my Dell laptop, but not on my Lenovo. Bonus feature - it has 2 HDMI inputs and sound output (1/8" analog Jack) - so put a smart TV stick in it, and done external speakers and it doubles as a TV. One drawback is that there height is not adjustable, but it is tiltable. The height is tolerable, but would have liked to be able to raise it up another 2-3 inches. Overall, a good but for the price, and my productivity has gone up - esp for large spreadsheets, CAD, etc.

    Oct 16, 2021 07:47
  • Review by bg1627, 10 out of 10
    Pretty solid ultrawide monitor

    The picture was crisp and clear, and the setup was pretty simple.

    It really gives you a lot of real estate to work with for desktop space. LG even has a program you can download for ultrawide monitors (called OnScreen Control) that helps with splitting the screen however you'd like.

    One thing I'd say is that it won't give you that exact two-screen feel because it's 29". If you're looking for something that's essentially two screens in one, go for the 34". You might also want to spring for the curved monitors at that size because I found my head turning side to side a LOT for simple things like clicking the Windows button in the corner or closing apps/browsers.

    May 11, 2021 14:11
  • 9.2score
    Mount-It! - Full Motion Dual Monitor Desk Mount - Black
    Description

    Save space and increase comfort in your workspace with this Mount-It! full-motion dual-monitor desk mount. The cable management clips let you keep your desk neat, and the adjustable arm allows you to set the screen at your preferred position. This Mount-It! full-motion dual-monitor desk mount has a 360-degree orientation, which allows for seamless display rotation.

    9 Features
  • Compatible with most flat-panel monitors: Holds two 13" to 27" monitors with the total weight of up to 35 lbs. Standard VESA mounting holes on the monitors are required (75mm x 75mm or 100mm x 100mm).
  • Optimizes space of most traditional or standing desks: Frees up your work surface, allowing more room for files, paperwork, writing utensils and more.
  • Helps reduce eye, back, and neck strain: Increases viewing comfort.
  • Tilt, swivel, and rotate capability: You can customize your workspace around your needs.
  • Adjustable height: Lets you easily adjust the position of your monitor to work in an ergonomically correct position.
  • Wire-clip cable management system: Offers added convenience.
  • Sturdy construction: Made of steel with plastic embellishments.
  • Designed for modern office: You can improve your productivity with two screens.
  • Easy installation: Assembles in a few minutes with the included mounting hardware.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Cflorida, 10 out of 10
    Really good

    This is actually perfect and just what I needed. Able to set my laptop in front and have to monitors suspended behind it. Not the best instructions but I figured it out.

    Sep 17, 2021 18:02
  • Review by ESAinMEM, 10 out of 10
    Sturdy mount with Options; Precise Adjustments

    Got a good deal on this (think it was on sale, plus I had Reward dollars). Surprising how much a person can spend on one of these gizmos, but at this price point, this one has GOT to be as sturdy as anything else out there and arrived with not ONE but TWO mounting options. Turns out you don't necessarily have to use the C bracket pictured--included in the box are hardware plates that allow you to use a hole in your mounting surface (like maybe a wire management port, perhaps) to situate it.

    Arms are sturdy, well-articulated and good & stiff (free of play/wobbliness). The pictures on the product details page short change the fact that inside the knuckle for the mounts, themselves, allow them to be "micro-adjusted " to achieve precise line-up height-wise of your monitors, which, for me, is important because I'm a little persnickety about things like that.

    Note, if you are trying to mount it on a desk with a top that contains drawers, be mindful that it could be tricky to mount it. I have an Ikea Alex desk, so I had to get creative--ended up drilling a hole through the wire management flap and mounting the mount that way, sans bracket.

    Aug 20, 2021 16:51
  • Review by Vanessa, 10 out of 10
    So much room!

    I bought one each for my boyfriend and me since we were reorganizing out desks and wanted more room and boy, did these save SOOO much room on our desks! The setup is easier with two people helping since one can hold the monitor while the other screws them. After figuring out how to even out the monitors, everything else went into place! Again, I love how much room there is now on my desk with the help of these!

    May 03, 2020 22:25
  • Review by GBthaGamer, 10 out of 10
    GRAB THIS NOW!!

    Ok, I had to write a review for this item. I was a bit skeptical at first, but once it arrived and I saw the build and quality, I knew I made the right purchase. This is a very well made and strong dual monitor mount. Functions well, and was pretty easy to put together. Took about 10mins or less. Mine is securely holding two, 27" monitors perfectly.

    Oct 20, 2021 14:37
  • Review by Calvin, 10 out of 10
    it just work

    i've been using it for awhile now, with two monitors that are bigger than what is recommended (stick to the recommended) and i haven't noticed any physical monitor shifting and it feels just like new still.

    Oct 24, 2021 17:18
  • Review by Rajeev, 10 out of 10
    Dual desk monitor mount

    Two 27 inch monitors affixed. Easy, minimum fuss. YOu can swivel 90 degrees so easier to read large documents...something I was not expecting.

    Aug 31, 2021 10:12
  • Review by AnglerSaga, 8 out of 10
    Great Stand

    Will Dual monitor mount is great for 27-inch monitor and this idea did not get a 5 star because it was hard to get my monitor in the right place.

    Nov 03, 2021 15:07
  • Review by alienware, 10 out of 10
    very nice quality, no more monitor stands.

    amazing mount, have my 2 monitors mounted to It and It looks great and clears up space on my desk. worth every penny.

    Oct 15, 2021 23:17
  • 9.2score
    ASUS - TUF 23.8” FHD 1ms FreeSync Gaming Monitor (HDMI)
    Description

    See more of the action with this Full HD ASUS gaming monitor. Quick 1 ms video response time lets you play action games in real time without lag. This ASUS gaming monitor comes with a stand for use on any flat surface.

    8 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 1 ms response time: Delivers ultra-fast performance, minimizing lag and time-to-screen.
  • 75 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 23.8" antiglare LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • HDMI and VGA inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and 178° vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1,000:1 typical): Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Great for Xbox

    Bought this budget monitor as Open Box for my little sister to play Xbox and the quality is amazing! Would definitely recommend to anyone starting off their gaming hobby. I was able to put the monitor together in 5 minutes since it was just 2 pieces!

    Aug 03, 2021 18:05
  • Review by buckbabes, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Color Reproduction and Response times

    This is a really good and affordable gaming monitor with excellent color reproduction and response times. If you look at my pictures you will see I have a standard 60hz 1080P monitor on the left and the 75hz 1080P ASUS VG246H on the right. Clearly, on the VG246H, the blacks are darker, the colors are brighter and the picture is more solid. Aside from the excellent picture quality there are some things I liked about this monitor and a few that disappointed me.

    What I liked about the monitor is that it included some premium features that you normally don't see on other monitors. Primarily the 4-way stand. The stand can tilt, raise and lower, twist to either side and even be used in a portrait mode. Also, if you aren't a fan of stands it's also VESA mountable. Aside from that, it has a built-in adjustment feature that allows you to align the display to another display. As well as, the other game plus features, which can come in handy. With game plus, the monitor can display crosshairs on the screen, FPS or a countdown timer. Additionally, it includes gaming visual modes for racing, first person shooting, cinema and RPG games. Each mode changes the calibration of the display to give you the best visuals for the type of game you are playing.

    Then there are the things I didn't like. For some reason, ASUS added a VGA input to a gaming monitor. I don't know of any recent graphics cards that use VGA. Also, they placed too many buttons on the bottom of the screen. There are 7 buttons which are used to toggle the monitor settings. The same job could have been accomplished with 3 buttons.

    As far as gaming on the monitor, it performed really well. With FreeSync and the 75hz refresh rate I didn't notice any tearing, dropped frames or artifacts.

    With all that being said, I like the monitor and recommend it to anyone that wants excellent color reproduction, fast response times, only needs one HDMI input and wants the full adjustability that the stand provides.

    May 21, 2021 13:25
  • Review by Ohanaman, 10 out of 10
    Budget Buy

    THE BREAKDOWN:

    If you are looking for an affordable gaming monitor on a budget that has good color and good response times this is the monitor for you. If you are into gaming and need that minimum refresh rate of 75 Hz instead of the slow 60 Hz and add the full HD picture quality, you have a great upgrade at a budget price.

    Speaking of the picture quality the colors are good and vibrant. There are definitely better gaming monitors out there on the market, but you would be hard pressed to find one at this price point.

    If you are a hardcore gamer then you definitely want a faster refresh rate, but I have used this monitor for my Xbox Series X and regular computing functions with no noticeable issues such as lag. I also used the monitor to watch videos on Netflix, Hulu, Disney + and Amazon without any noticeable issues.

    You can adjust the monitor in the vertical position as well as the horizontal position. I have tried it in the vertical position when I write code and found that you can get several more lines visible in this orientation.

    One thing that I found lacking or limiting is that monitor only has one HDMI port and one VGA port. Having either two HDMI ports or an HDMI and Display port. The monitor has no speakers on board but does have an audio jack port.

    PRO’s:

    -Easy to setup and run

    -65 Hz refresh rate

    -Great colors at the price point

    -Can use in both the horizontal and vertical position

    CON’s:

    -Limited to 1 HDMI Port and 1 VGA port

    SUMMARY:

    Overall, I feel that this product worked very well, and I would recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for device like this.

    May 26, 2021 22:37
  • Review by Woo151, 10 out of 10
    Great budget gaming monitor or 2nd Screen

    First let me start off on how to set the monitor to it's Max Refresh Rate of 75hz under Windows 10 as it set it for me at 60 when I 1st tried it.

    Right Click your desktop -> Display Settings -> Scroll all the way down to Advanced Display Settings - > Choose the monitor under Choose Display -> Scroll all the way down and change refresh rate to 75 under Refresh Rate

    Package

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    Monitor it self is in the heart of it's sturdy box with super thick Styrofoam protection. Mind you the base of the stand is not attached yet but the arm is out of the box.

    Display

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    Color accuracy out of the box was great. Just needed a little tweaking for my personal preferences. Again Win 10 sets it at 60hz and you must manually set it to its full potential of 75 (stated at the beginning). FHD content albeit games/movies/streams were great for it with the 1ms response time. Though it might suffer from hardcore competitive gaming with it's 75Hz max refresh. Other than that, it's still a great display. On the my pics, it's the one on the far right. I use it for surfing the web, watching FHD content and when gaming, I turn it 90 degrees for Discord.

    Inputs/Features

    ==========

    Pretty basic - 1x HDMI, 1x VGA, 1x Audio Jack

    Being FHD @ 75Hz doesn't require DP (Display Port) at all and the HDMI connection will suit everyone just fine. I am pretty shocked to see a major blast from the past VGA connection. Who still uses that or even has a GPU that old with it lol.

    Audio jack can be used for a headset if you use HDMI as the hook up.

    Stand is really great. Screen can Tilt, go up and down, and rotate as well for portrait display. Screen is VESA compatible but you need to unscrew the arm off 1st before you do it as it's attached right out of the box.

    ASUS has been making great displays for years and this one is a great choice for budget gamers aiming at 1080p gaming.

    May 22, 2021 21:47
  • Review by Asus, 2 out of 10
    Changes setting all by itself

    The screen keeps changing color mode and the menu constantly pops up. All on its own so that’s annoying while trying to work.

    Oct 04, 2021 17:16
  • Review by Zaid, 10 out of 10
    Great budget gaming monitor

    This budget monitor provides a great gaming experience at an affordable price without compromising any gaming experience. This Asus FreeSync VG246H 23.8" is a Full HD resolution at 1920 x 1080 with a 75 Hz refresh rate (the more refresh rate on monitors, the less resolution they offer). This is a Freesync monitor, which means it works with an AMD video card if you want to get full advantage of the 75 Hz refresh rate and have a better picture rendering experience as the video card syncs simultaneously with the monitor to produce an adaptive frame of videos for low latency of picture experience based on the refresh rate of the game. My gaming experience was outstanding on this monitor. I have not had any pictures lag or screen tearing when playing games. My game is a 60 HZ refresh rate, so it is still below the monitor's capability but worked flawlessly. The screen is glare-free, and the picture is clear, and the colors are bright. The monitor stand is sturdy wisely designed to adjust the height and preference of viewing position; it can be tilted, swiveled, pivoted. Connectivity, this monitor has HDMI version 1.4 and VGA ports. Great monitor for the price point.

    Note: If you have Nvidia GPU and want to connect this FreeSync monitor to it, you need to download the latest version of the Nvidia G-Sync driver to unlock FreeSync monitor support.

    May 21, 2021 12:52
  • Review by KarenLCB, 10 out of 10
    Good monitor

    My old monitor finally died, and I needed a monitor that fit into the relatively small space in my desk hutch. I'm so glad I found this one! The borders on it are very slim, so you get a lot of screen for the measurement. It's fully adjustable (tilt, angle, etc), and fits without a millimeter to spare. Very happy the monitor - great price, too!

    Oct 06, 2021 13:08
  • Review by Lifesaver, 10 out of 10
    Connected this monitor to my laptop

    Never had anything by this brand before but I absolutely love it. The clarity is great & it was really easy to set up.

    Jul 30, 2021 15:46
  • 9.2score
    Mobile Pixels Trio Portable LCD Monitor for Laptops, 12.5'' Full HD IPS (Dual Pack Monitors)
    Description

    Take your laptop viewing experience to its apex with the MP TRIO 12-1/2 In. 1080p Full HD 60 Hz IPS Slide-out Display 2 Pack. These versatile displays attach to your laptop via adhesive metal plates, giving you an additional 25 in. of screen real estate. Slide the screens back behind the laptop for enhanced storage and portability. Their convenient single-cable connection provides both power and the display signal from your laptop via powered USB-C or USB-A 3.1. They also work on non-laptop devices like android smartphones and tablets, and even Nintendo Switch! These displays are ideal for people on the go who need all the screen space they can get. For those in close-quarters the screens rotates up to 270°, providing even more flexibility and customization. A 1-year warranty is included.

    4 Features
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution: Delivers crystal-clear picture quality with amazing detail.
  • Watch crystal clear images: 60Hz refresh rate is a good choice for gaming and other fast-moving media.
  • Compatibility: Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Chromebook laptops (macOS laptops with M1 chip do not currently support triple screens); Android smartphones and tablets, and Nintendo Switch also supported.
  • Stay Connected: Single-cable design provides power and display signal to screen via powered USB-C or USB-A 3.1 connection
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by workfromhomenewb, 10 out of 10
    An actual lifesaver. Would not have survived WFH

    I am newly work-from-home and so I went into it not realizing how badly I needed another monitor. Well, not so much another monitor, but I needed another monitor that I could move around easily because of my office/bedroom/kids playroom/office environment.

    Ever since getting these monitors I have been able to DESTROY multitasking! Having three monitors all in the same spot has been a game-changer. I literally cannot work without these things. The best part is I can choose to just take one monitor with me to places like airports, vacations, downstairs for a quick meeting, etc.

    There is a learning curve for getting used to these. For instance, they do not slide incredibly easily and need to pivot at just the right spot to work well. But once you figure it out and break it in they glide with no issue.

    One tip that helped me - raise your computer so that you are looking straight at the monitors to reduce strain and migraines. After I raised it 12' I was able to work for longer periods of time and having way fewer headaches.

    Customer service from the manufacturer has been top-notch with any issues/questions I have had! Very responsive

    Nov 11, 2021 14:15
  • Review by Kelly, 8 out of 10
    Out of Office life is much better

    This is an amazing item. It makes life so much better when I am out of the office. The only problem I have encountered is seeing the inside edge of my screens. because of the design, they don't extend out enough to allow you to see the inside edge. see see the edge I have to manually adjust my tab on the screen so it is not blocked by the main screen.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:39
  • 9.0score
    Samsung - UJ59 Series U32J590UQN 32" LED 4K UHD FreeSync Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Dark Gray/Blue
    Description

    Enjoy enhanced viewing with this 32-inch Samsung monitor. The widescreen display lets you browse multiple windows and applications comfortably, and the upscaling technology boosts the clarity of lower resolutions to match UHD-level picture quality. This Samsung monitor uses AMD FreeSync technology to maintain a consistent refresh rate for smooth visual performance.Supporting a billion shades of color, the UJ59 delivers incredibly vivid and realistic images. Its greater accuracy means colors appear more natural and true to life, making the UJ59 ideal for photo, video and graphics applications.

    11 Features
  • 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution: Outstanding detail that's ideal for watching high-resolution videos and playing games with settings maxed out.
  • 4 ms response time: Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 60 Hz refresh rate: Provides smooth video and good refresh rates for everyday use.
  • 32" LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • 2 HDMI and DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 3,000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 270 cd/m² brightness: Ensures images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • MagicBright technology: Features 4 separate brightness modes that are designed specifically for PC, Internet and entertainment applications.
  • Picture-in-picture mode: View a small inset box overlaid on the full screen to watch 2 programs at once.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Gerald, 8 out of 10
    Solid monitor

    the monitor self is really nice for what i needed it for. I recently purchased a Mac Mini and needed a monitor. The color contrast is really nice and vibrant. I have also hooked my PS4 up to it and do some casual gaming. I know the refresh rate on this monitor is lower the the recommended needed for PC gaming so I would not recommend it for that, but if you game on an Xbox 1 or PS4, this monitor does the trick. My one knock on the monitor is the transitioning between inputs. It seems a bit clunky to have to use what I can only describe as a joy stick to do all you settings and input changes. Overall, I would recommend this monitor.

    Feb 05, 2021 16:50
  • Review by AppleGuy, 8 out of 10
    Very good but not perfect.

    For the price this is a very good monitor. My only slight complaint is the viewing angles are a little limited causing some darker areas at certain positions. Clarity of the 4K is good. I just wish that companies would put the 60hz connection on HDMI-1 rather than HDMI-2. I pretty much always forget that and start to complain that the screen is sluggish when it's the port and not the screen. So far I am happy with its performance for the price. I have used much nicer monitors as a Graphic Designer, but this one does nicely on a budget for working from home from time to time. If I did more work at home though, I would defiantly upgrade to a better monitor.

    Mar 22, 2020 20:51
  • Review by hatrickwah, 10 out of 10
    Solid monitor choice

    Great monitor, have been using for over 6 months now and continue to enjoy it. The display is sharp and clear. The ports input selection is great. Colors are solid, but even better after some calibration in MacOS. Ordered a second one on special. Pairs well with the new MBP16.

    Dec 02, 2019 15:41
  • Review by Curtis, 8 out of 10
    Samsung 32" Monitors

    The service was great and I'm happy with the monitors overall, just having some issues with them shutting off randomly and having green and blue lines come on at random times. This may be a software issue and/or computer issue so it's a work in progress. Overall very happen with my purchase and I'm sure if the monitors are the issue BestBuy will help with no issues. They are good with faulty equipment replacement if needed

    Feb 20, 2021 15:07
  • Review by Robert, 8 out of 10
    Not bad after tweaking

    Not a bad monitor, replaced a tv i was using as a monitor. Once i tweeked the settings and my graphics card, it was fine. Not as much saturation as others. Still decent monitor.

    Jul 14, 2021 17:38
  • Review by Fatherof6boys, 10 out of 10
    Great Monitor

    I purchased one of these monitors because i like samsungs products. I enjoyed it so much i bought another one even after it went off sale.

    Sep 17, 2020 08:25
  • Review by Sydetab, 10 out of 10
    It was the right screen size compared to 27"

    I wasn't sure if I should get a 27" or 32". I needed a 2nd monitor. It would be 4 feet away. I thought it would be just too big. It wasn't and I very glad I got the 32".

    Oct 12, 2019 20:13
  • Review by Byteblocks, 10 out of 10
    I like it

    I use it with my MacBook Pro. It works great. I am not too picky about colors etc. All I care is that product should integrate into my rest of environment. It just did out of the box. I was able to mount it on my UpLift desk with ease.

    Sep 04, 2020 17:37
  • 9.0score
    Samsung - A700 Series 27" IPS LED 4K UHD Slim Monitor with HDR - Black
    Description

    Immerse yourself in every detail with the Samsung A700 high resolution 4K UHD monitor. With HDR10 technology, colors will look vivid and lifelike while the TUV-certified eye comfort care will reduce eye fatigue and keep you productive. The minimalistic, virtually borderless design, clean cable management and slim, sleek stand gives you an optimized clutter-free workstation.

    4 Features
  • Experience bigger picture, deeper detail UHD Resolution: Explore and immerse yourself in every detail. .
  • Enjoy a billion colors with incredible depth 1 billion colors with HDR 10: Enjoy any content in stunning color accuracy and detail.
  • Relieve your eyes from strain TUV certified Intelligent Eye Care: Keep your eyes fresh and strain-free. For those late-night projects, brightness and color temperature adjust automatically for optimization in any environment.
  • Focus uninterrupted for optimum productivity: With a virtually borderless design, stay focused on your work with minimum distractions.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by vdoc, 8 out of 10
    Good monitor but needs one setting change

    It is a good budget 4K monitor.

    Nice-looking and I like that it has a very small footprint. Although it does lead to wobbling any time you hit your desk accidentally.

    Initially, it was very dim, and I didn't like it. Even in "High Bright" mode. I even thought I got a lemon and going to return it. But then I played with the settings and found one setting disabling which makes the screen go much brighter. Go to Menu -> System -> Eco Sensor Mode and switch it OFF. Dramatic difference.

    Oct 13, 2021 15:04
  • Review by monitorboi, 10 out of 10
    Great Monitor!

    great monitors. great viewing experience and work perfectly with my monitor arms

    Oct 01, 2021 17:28
  • Review by mrphotog808, 8 out of 10
    Great but won't wake from sleep

    I love everything about this monitor, the resolution and colors are excellent. I don't know if it is just this particular monitor, but the only way I can get it wake up from sleep is by pressing the power button. I've NEVER had to do that with any previous monitor. I'm returning this and getting another one.

    Sep 19, 2021 23:40
  • Review by sharma, 10 out of 10
    Nice 4K additiona

    Right size of the table in the dorm. Very good color contrast. Time will tell how it performs but so far so good

    Sep 03, 2021 15:46
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Perfect 4K monitor

    Beautiful, perfect, 4K: Buy it already! I read a lot and I work on this monitor, text looks better, you know the stuff all over your computer screen? It looks amazing on this monitor!

    Aug 23, 2021 21:09
  • Review by TEKTECH, 8 out of 10
    Excellent resolution

    Easy setup; allows me to read the small text from a reasonable distance

    Jul 27, 2021 13:28
  • 9.0score
    Viotek - GNV29CB Ultrawide Curved 29-Inch 120Hz Gaming Monitor - 3-Year Warranty (HDMI, Display Port)
    Description

    VIOTEK returns with an all-in-one solution for gamers, creators and productivity enthusiasts. Beautiful image quality, game-winning features and top-notch color accuracy. That's the promise of the GNV29CB, an ultrawide 29-inch curved gaming monitor. The GNV29CB is a compact display that delivers an UWFHD 2560x1080p monitor resolution with a 21:9 monitor aspect ratio. Its 120hz monitor max refresh rate gives you video fluidity that's great for video conferencing, casual gaming and T.V. binging. The VA panel pushes 16.7 million colors with a 107% sRGB color gamut. So colors are truer to life and the 3000:1 contrast ratio (1M:1 DCR) means you get inky blacks; bright whites; and RGBs that are vivid and rich. Its super-tight 1200R curvature creates a more immersive experience. In games that natively support a 21:9 aspect ratio, this desktop monitor reveals more of the content without a lot of head/eye movement. AMD FreeSync with low-framerate compensation (LFC) minimizes image distortion on high-octane games, incl. ghosting and stuttering. Even if the refresh rate drops below 48Hz, you’re covered. (Also works with G-SYNC.) GAMEPLUS crosshairs helps make ever shot a bullseye. And the user-activated FPS/RTS display optimization brings out the extra detail in the shadows. Its 4ms (GTG) overdrive response time adds rapid-fire speed into the mix. Two HDMI ports (HDMI 1.4 & HDMI 2.0). One DisplayPort 1.2. One 3.5mm audio out. Plenty of options to connect to the devices you want. And with 75x75 VESA, you can mount the GNV29CB to a wall or attach it to a VESA monitor mount. The ultrawide 21:9 gives you more real estate, while the low-bezel frame takes up less desk space. Picture-in-picture (PIP) and picture-by-picture (PBP) gives you even more options for working smarter. You'll also get the best-in-market dead pixel policy and 3-year limited warranty, backed by an American company. Need assistance? Our expert customer service is available via chat, email or phone.

    5 Features
  • ULTRAWIDE 21:9 MONITOR: The full-hd monitor resolution (2560x1080p) delivers pixels packed with detail and brilliant colors with a 107% sRGB color gamut for high color accuracy. And the ultrawide screen real estate gives you more room to enhance productivity.
  • GAME-READY 120HZ MONITOR: The fast refresh rate means smoother video transitions with zero dropped frames. Perfect for movies and video conferencing. Easier on the eyes, the higher refresh rates help reduce eyestrain during extended use.
  • ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION: Work. Play. Create. Experience. From the true cinema-quality multimedia display to the dual-input PIP/PBP integrated productivity tools. This compact desktop monitor works for entrepreneurs, casual gamers and content creators alike.
  • VIOTEK GAMING SUITE: Smooth gameplay. Optimized colors. Sure-shot targeting. We know what it takes to play and win. That’s why we give players all the tools needed to play harder and better: AMD FreeSync, FPS/RTS optimization, GAMEPLUS crosshairs.
  • SUPER-CURVED & FULLY IMMERSIVE: The tighter 1200R monitor curvature adds comfort to your daily viewing and contributes to a greater sense of immersion and realism to games and movies. The result? A more enjoyable viewing/gaming experience.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Julia, 10 out of 10
    Monitor

    I love it! Graphics are amazing as well! I got my monitor without a scratch.

    Jan 24, 2021 06:42
  • Review by Awsomemonitor, 10 out of 10
    Screen monitor

    My son love it!! Awsome quality! I recommended %100

    May 14, 2021 18:26
  • Review by Wilbert, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    I love this monitor is very good for faming, I like it

    Jan 26, 2021 00:11
  • Review by Lewis, 10 out of 10
    Great WFH Monitor, Price is fantastic.

    I work from home. Recently, I have had to add a second laptop to my desk, eliminating my dual monitor setup. I bought this to replace the dual monitors. So far so good. Unboxing impressions.

    1) Very well packaged. The manufacturer went to great lengths to prevent damage.

    2) The setup was simple. The stand goes together with two screws. Easy peasy.

    3) Port access is tough. You have to remove a panel to get to it easily. The panel adds nothing because it is behind the monitor. Why have it at all?

    4) Picture quality is good with HDMI and display port. Display port is a bit sharper, but HDMI works well too.

    All told it seems to do everything I need. If you are WFH and need more screen real estate, this is a great choice. For $250, it is a no-brainer.

    Nov 01, 2021 21:26
  • Review by Good, 8 out of 10
    Good monitor, no audio output

    I was mostly looking for a quality monitor, which this happens to be. I would say the only negative thing about this monitor is that it does not have an audio output on it. Therefore, you are going to be forced to use some sort of headphone jack to hear any sort of audio from it. Other than that, if you are fine with not being able to hear anything from the monitor itself it is a great purchase and it is a great size as well .

    Sep 24, 2021 15:53
  • Review by Keith, 10 out of 10
    perfect

    love the overall quality of this monitor. exactly was i was looking for.

    i would recommend to anyone.

    Sep 22, 2020 19:58
  • Review by MacGyverDood, 10 out of 10
    Dang, It's wider than I expected.

    This monitor is so wide you can the curvature of the earth much to the dismay of The Flat Earth Society. Here in normal people land we buy things like this to immerse ourselves in wide view.

    Jun 25, 2021 15:42
  • Review by Computergeek, 10 out of 10
    Viotek - GNV29CB Ultrawide Curved 29-Inch 120Hz Ga

    The clarity on this computer is great. It meets all my expectations. I love it so much that I'm purchasing a second.

    Oct 25, 2021 23:28
  • 9.0score
    Samsung - T55 Series 32" LED 1000R Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Dark Gray/Blue
    Description

    Experience immersive gaming with this 32-inch Samsung 1000R curved FHD monitor. AMD FreeSync technology eliminates screen tearing for smooth on-screen action, while the flicker-free design protects your eyes in the heat of battle. This Samsung 1000R curved FHD monitor features a compact design with a borderless display for a refined, modern look.

    10 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 4 ms response time: Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 75 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 32" LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort inputs: Let you connect both digital and analog devices.
  • 5-watt built-in speakers: For enhanced audio.
  • 3,000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Ensures images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HollyDarkness, 8 out of 10
    nice monitor but it's hard to tilt

    Pros: the monitor has perfect curve, brilliant colors, beautiful HD pictures, and it's very nice for watching movies, just as expected from a famous TV maker, Samsung.

    Cons: This is why I give it only 4 stars.

    1/ I'm totally OK with one-button control but please do NOT make the button completely look like a SCREW. I had thought it was a LOOSE screw until I tried to tighten it and found out it is actually the control + power button. (I know how ridiculous I was)

    2/ poor instruction guide: the instruction to install the base & stand is fine but the guide has no instructions of how to tilt the monitor (I'm going to show you right below).

    The 2 cons are easy for Samsung to fix, not major issues but I believe half of the buyers are very disappointed when they can not tilt the display.

    I've seen a lot of buyers complaining about that the monitor can NOT tilt and the stand is NOT strong enough. After using it for 2 weeks, I can confidently confirm:

    1/ the stand is completely fine if you can find a small screw under the stand and tighten it hard enough while connecting the stand and the base (3rd step in the quick installation)

    2/ this monitor CAN tilt, but you need to do in a proper way. This is how:

    - One hand with all 5 fingers HOLDS firmly the bottom edge (clench it, do NOT gently touch it).

    - The other hand holds the top edge.

    - Have someone help you push down the base if you can't do it yourself since both of your hands are already busy.

    - Now you can pull the bottom edge forward and push the top edge backward at the same time while your he