Well this being our second panel from Viotek we can say we are impressed. This company, which many of you probably haven’t heard of are releasing panels with all of the important specifications you want without all of unneeded extras that other more expensive panels have. What’s even better is that these panels are good! Both panels we’ve taken a look at so far haven’t have any dead pixels or bleeding. They also exhibited great performance in games.
Talking about all of the specifications you want this is a 27-inch VA panel that offers a 1440p (2560 x 1440) resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate, and FreeSync. Gaming on a panel this size almost seems perfect, I was using a 32-inch panel before and this size definitely seems more suited towards serious gaming. Also if you have been gaming on a 60 Hz display moving up to 144 Hz is definitely a treat. Also 27-inches at 1440p is still large enough to have two windows open side-by-side and not have things seem cramped. Ever since using a ultra-wide I worked this way and it is nice to know I can still do it on this display.
Now there were some things that are missing from this display and definitely one thing you might notice if moving from another display to this one. That one thing is brightness, this brightness of this display is 250 cd/m2, whereas most displays are 300 cd/m2. Now this is not noticeable if this is your first display, but if you are going to be using this side-by-side with another display it is likely to be noticeable. I could definitely tell the brightness difference between this display and Viotek’s GN32Q. Other things that are missing is that you have no vertical adjustment on the stand or rotation, and there is no USB hub or cable management built into the display.
Given the specifications and performance of this monitor its price of $369.99 at our favorite online retailer is quite good. If you are a person looking for pure performance and can deal without some of the extras this is going to be a great display for you. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Viotek GN27D 27-inch Curved 1440p 144Hz Monitor a 9 out of 10 score.
– 1440p at 144 Hz
– Samsung-made VA panel
– Bezel-less design
– Great overall performance
– Not as bright as other displays
– Not height or rotation adjustment