The AG251FG may come with the same 24.5-inch 240Hz panel as the Viewsonic XG2530 and BenQ XL2540, but it adds something new in the form of G-Sync. Let’s see which monitor reigns as our favourite by the end of the article.
We’ll start with a brief look at the monitor’s design and features.Design
The AG251FG is immediately recognisable as an AOC monitor, with the company’s trademark straight-edge aluminium stand. The stand rests on a V-shaped base, just wide enough to fit a tenkeyless (compact) keyboard between the two legs.
The AG251FG’s bezels are reasonably thin (2.5mm) on the top and both sides, and a little chunkier [...]
The Philips 272P7VPTKEB is a catchily-named monitor designed for creative types. The monitor is built around a 4K IPS panel with 10-bit colour, which should translate into a sharp and colour-accurate picture ideal for image editing, animation, CAD/CAM, colour grading and other professional pursuits. The 27-inch panel is expansive without taking up too much desk space, while the inclusion of a webcam and USB ports should make this a convenient part of any office. Here’s our review.Design
This Philips monitor comes with a modern design, comprising of that 4K panel surrounded by a relatively thin black bezel.
Press on the top of the monitor, and a small [...]
Today we’re looking at one of the fastest monitors on the market: the 240Hz ViewSonic XG2530. Using the same panel as the BenQ Zowie XL2540, can ViewSonic prove that their implementation is the one to choose for buttery-smooth gaming? Let’s find out!Design
The ViewSonic XG2530 is a stylish monitor with that traditional ‘gamer’ look: black chassis, red trim. It’s a sensible arrangement that melds well with many other gaming peripherals, but I do wish we’d see a little more variety in the marketplace!
The ergonomic stand allows for good levels of adjustability, including height adjustment and rotation, while the [...]
Today we’re looking at not a designer monitor, but a monitor for designers: the PD2700Q. It comes with a 27-inch 10-bit IPS panel with a 2560 by 1440 resolution, at a reasonable £330 price point. Let’s put it to the test and see how it performs!Design
The PD2700Q is a simple but stylish monitor wrought from matte black plastic, with moderately sized bezels. The rectangular stand is slightly textured, but the monitor otherwise lacks stylistic adornment. The on-screen display is controlled by buttons on the rear; their position is indicated by small white markings on the bottom-right side of the bezel.
Turning the monitor around, you can see the stand [...]
This 35-inch monitor sports a beautiful curved design and a higher-than-average 3440 x 1440 resolution at 100Hz. That’s a tempting combination, despite the monitor’s premium £800 price point. Let’s see how it stacks up for gaming, creative endeavours and really wide spreadsheets!Design
The AG352UCG looks similar to its stablemates: a glossy black bezel of medium thickness on all four sides surrounding an amusingly wide screen, the AGON wordmark in the bottom centre and LEDs shining gently through transparent strips on the underside of the monitor. The thicker bezels here make the AG352UCG less suitable for multi-monitor setups, but with this [...]
This IPS monitor for creatives boasts 100% sRGB and Rec.709 coverage and a modern thin bezel design, but we’re more excited about its built-in USB-C dock. A single cable carries video, audio, four USB peripherals and power for your laptop — awesome! Here’s our review of the BenQ PD2710Qc.Design
The PD2710Qc has a modern design, with slim and dark bezels on all four sides of the 27-inch 8-bit panel. The monitor has a resolution of 2560 x 1440, with a quoted 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/㎡ peak brightness and 5 ms GtG response time. 1080p monitors at this size look a little grainy, and 4K monitors require scaling in Windows, so 1440p is a reasonable [...]