Monoprice Dark Matter 27-inch gaming monitor Review

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Monoprice Dark Matter 27-inch gaming monitor

The Monoprice Dark Matter 27-inch gaming monitor is a great choice for those looking to save some money and get an HDR display. It also has very good refresh rates, but if you want more features like surround sound or Nvidia G-Sync this won’t be your perfect match.

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Overview

The Monoprice Dark Matter 27-inch gaming monitor may not be as imposing in appearance than a curved ultra-wide screen, but it has plenty to offer gamers. For starters, this affordable option prioritized image quality and speed over packing in every feature imaginable – which is one reason why you’ll find that its HDR capabilities stand out among other things likelag free gameplay or low blue light readings (which can help reduce eye strain).

Monoprice has crafted a 27-inch monitor that is perfect for gamers looking to save money and get right into the action. At $299 (about £220, AU$420), this display will make an excellent purchase – but it’s not possible to find another like it on sale!

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The Alienware AW2720HF, a 240Hz monitor that can be found for under $600 with Dell’s many sales. If you want something higher resolution like the Samsung Odyssey G7 or an even cheaper option from Monoprice which is not available yet in Canada at time of writing this article but will cost less than 600 dollars then I would go ahead and get one before they’re all gone!

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As a budget-level gaming laptop, the Monoprice Dark Matter 27″s design is clear. The only indication that it’s meant for gamers appears on its back in form of two thin red lines and angular etched lines reminiscent of cheaper gaming laptops. Unfortunately though color scheme won’t please many fans as they are all grey or black without much variation possible otherwise there might’ve been some RGB illumination too which would have looked beautiful!

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The stand is a little more unusual and it can be difficult to move around, but we appreciate its stability since the display couldn’t swivel. It has three legs which keeps things steady when you’re using your laptop on an uneven surface like carpeting or wood floors as opposed to metal shelves with no traction at all – so thanks for thinking about that! The monitor also tilts up 20 degrees (perfectly horizontal) and down 5 degrees backward giving users even more options in how they want their screens viewed; great idea!!

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The IPS panel on the monitor offers a 178-degree viewing angle, making it great for any size room. The thin bezels and LED light indicate power at front of screen which also has very few to none in comparison with other models out there today!

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This graphics card’s port selection will satisfy most gamers at least, featuring a DisplayPort, two HDMI ports and one USB. However there is an interesting variation to be found with the type of each connection as well: one connector can support higher video resolutions in addition 1.4 connections while another offers 2-channel audio along side it too!

Confusing naming aside, this is an important distinction to make for gamers. The HDMI 1.4 standard has a smaller bandwidth and can only support 60Hz refresh rates which are not as smooth in comparison with the higher refresh rate offered by 2a interfaces like Mhl or DisplayPort (100 Hz). Monoprice designated slower port as “HDMI1” because it doesn’t really seem necessary when pushing hard advertising 240Hz native screen output speeds? To add more confusion there’s even indication manual saying faster 2nd generation version of protocol known simply through number designation instead – all while forgetting what I just said about how confusing things could get!

The manual said we should plug in our cable, but it turns out that you have to turn the power on first. It took a while of troubleshooting before anyone figured this one out!

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We should mention the rocker switch that sits behind the right side of our monitor and is meant for navigating through menus. It’s easy enough with just one button, but we would have liked an app available on Apple TV or similarly designed device so you could adjust all those settings in real time while watching a video (or playing games). Still, it was possible to access everything outside these two resolutions as well – color depth counts too!

The Monoprice Dark Matter 27 is a great gaming monitor for fast-paced games. The 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time make the buttery smooth gameplay even more amazing, while keeping up with point of view changes in these types of video gamers can be tough! Running through Night City as part of Cyberpunk 2077 was easy thanks to its high frame rates. And when Rocket League came on deck during our test runthrough? There were no laggy moments or stutters whatsoever; just pure action all around us without any interruptions from unwanted scenery—which made me feel like one step ahead at every turn!

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The 1080p resolution is just enough to make the screen look beautiful. With an almost 100% sRGB color gamut and 1000:1 contrast ratio, colors are vibrant and rich looking without being oversaturated or fake-looking like some TVs can be when they put HDR in them as well!

We were excited to see how Cyberpunk 2077 would look on our gaming monitor, and while it doesn’t have cutting edge HDR tech like VR goggles or an Xbox Scorpio for games with 4K resolution. But what surprised us most was that this game displayed colors so beautifully! The different environments had more depth than before – especially in dark areas where you could really appreciate by wonderful deep blues of nightscapes; brighter parts didn’t seem overblown at all thanks to the good use of brightness timings (HDR400). There is no need expensively upgrade your desktop right now if Monoprice will keep getting better monitors without

One of the best parts about this monitor is that it has FreeSync for anyone sporting an AMD graphics card. When you combine everything Monoprice offers with their affordable price tag, there are really no excuses left not to get one!

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Why should you buy it?

  • The Monoprice Dark Matter 27-inch monitor is perfect for competitive gamers who can’t afford even a millisecond delay in the middle of their match. With its 240Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time, this screen will give you nothing but smooth gameplay without any lag or blurriness whatsoever!
  • The HDR on the monitor is an excellent addition to games. It adds contrast and depth, unlike most non-certified monitors that advertise their capability but cannot fully deliver what they promise.
  • It’s hard to find a monitor with these features at this price, but the Panny27 is worth checking out. It has an HDR-ready screen and refresh rate that will keep your eyes happy!

What we don’t like about it

  • The build quality of the LED-LCD monitor is not what you would expect from a premium product, as it lacks any special features. However there are some redeeming qualities in its design and performance that make up for this shortcoming such as sporting an ergonomic stand which can easily adjust to multiple viewing positions or tuning out distractions by muting all external sounds with just one button press!
  • Monoprice’s budget-friendly G27 has the essentials for gamers and office workers alike. You won’t find a USB hub or software to custom make your display settings, but it still offers great picture quality at an affordable price point!
  • This device doesn’t have a USB-C port. The most noticeable missing feature may not seem important to some gamers, but these days everyone has an Ultrabook or MacBook that needs one too!

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