January 17th, 2013

Crossover 27Q 2560 x 1440 LED Pivot Monitor

crossover27q

Introduction

The Crossover 27Q sounded like an absolute bargain – a pixel-dense 2560 x 1440 PLS display, 27″ across the diagonal, mounted on a stand that allowed up to 90 degree rotation, all for £250. That’s the same price I paid for my HannsG 28DP monitor three years ago – and that monitor uses a TFT panel, has no LED backlight, doesn’t swivel and indeed has broken down three times in three months.

Of course, there’s a bit of a catch – Crossover is a Korean brand that isn’t widely available in the UK, so if you order it, it has to come from South Korea. If you need it repaired or replaced, it has to go back to South Korea. I had enough problems getting my HannsG back to Guildford, so I was a bit worried about the prospect of international shipping.

Even so, the Crossover 27Q sounded too good to be pass up and I love Korean things anyway (girl bands, Kimchi, StarCraft-as-a-sport) so I decided to pull the trigger and order it from Accessories Whole, who list themselves on ebay.

In this review, we’ll find out if I’ve made a huge mistake – or whether the 27Q is the best thing to come out of Korea since Gangnam Style.

Specifications

  • LCD: LG Display S-IPS FHD
  • Viewable image size: 27″
  • Pixel area: 0.2331 mm
  • Maximum brightness: 380 cd / m2
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1
  • Colour support: 8 bit, 16 million colours
  • Colour gamut: 72%
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440
  • Horizontal frequency: 30 – 81 kHz
  • Vertical frequency: 56 – 75 Hz
  • Response time: 6 ms (gtg)
  • Connectors: Dual Port DVI
  • Power consumption: Less than 65 W
  • Sleep mode: Less than 1 W
  • Mount point: VESA 100×100
  • Stand: 90 degree rotation (portrait mode), raise, tilt
  • Size: 645 x 385 x 445 mm
  • Body Weight: 6.5 kg
  • Packaging: 7 kg

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