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Joshua C.

Joshua C.

Joined on 11/09/20

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Great Value Monitor with some important observations

GIGABYTE M27Q 27" 170Hz 1440P KVM Gaming Monitor, 2560 x 1440 SS IPS, 0.5ms (MPRT), 92% DCI P3, HDR Ready, FreeSync Premium, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB Type-C, Height Adjustable
GIGABYTE M27Q 27" 170Hz 1440P KVM Gaming Monitor, 2560 x 1440 SS IPS, 0.5ms (MPRT), 92% DCI P3, HDR Ready, FreeSync Premium, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB Type-C, Height Adjustable

Pros: - Great value for performance - Great color and brightness - KVM switch for work-at-home - DP and HDMI cables included.

Cons: - Depending on your GPU and what your are expecting (i.e. HDR, G-sync, Refresh Rate), you may be limited. See my comments in overall review. - Had some strange power cycling of the monitor occur when using KVM. - Online description indicates a 0.5ms response time, however the box indicates a 1ms. - Does not pivot side to side.

Overall Review: I am very happy with the quality and performance of this monitor for the price point and I would recommend this monitor. Video Inputs: 1. I noticed that depending on what connection type you choose, the performance can vary: - Display Port connection - G-sync only works on DP, can run up to 170Hz, no HDR on DP - HDMI connection - no G-Sync, can only run up to 144Hz, HDR compatible - I do not have an AMD GPU to test Freesync. - Color/contrast seems better with HDR off. For that reason, I recommend DP connection. 2. KVM - KVM switch takes about 5-10 seconds to switch source input. Not an issue, I just expected the changeover to be faster. - After using a few times, my screen started intermittently connecting and disconnecting. I had to hard reset the PC to get the cycling to stop. It has only had it happed once so far, so time will tell. - Feature is beneficial for using 2 PC's for work-at-home, and only using one keyboard/mouse. - PIP feature is nice. Other: - User manual is only available through download on Gigabyte website. - OSD software is just ok. Firmware update button doesn't work.

11/25/2020