If space is a concern, then the 27-inch Prism+ PG270 Ultra actually makes a lot of sense. Despite its relatively modest size, you get a sharp 4K resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate, making it a great gaming monitor if you're not too concerned about the less-than-useful HDR400 Ready feature.
- 3,840 x 2,160 pixels (4K) resolution
- 144Hz refresh rate
- 27-inch IPS panel
- Connectivity: 2x HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4, USB-C 3.1 (65W)
While this Prism+ display is no 300Hz monster like some BenQ monitors, its 144Hz refresh rate is definitely more than enough, at least for me. Having 4K resolution in a 27-inch monitor may seem like overkill, but it makes everything sharp, and clear. And because it's not a 32-inch display, you don't have to sit that far back to enjoy it. Speaking of desk space, the stand it comes with is decent, with swivel, tilt and height adjustment. You can also mount it to a Prism+ monitor arm, such as this one, but you'll need to use the included adaptor.
Connectivity-wise, the PG270 Ultra offers decent options. There are two HDMI 2.1 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4, and a USB-C 3.1 port that also offers 65W charging, and video input. I do wish it had a couple more ports though, such as one or two USB-A ports. Built-in speakers would have been nice, too. Like the Gigabyte M28U Gaming Monitor, you get an IPS panel, and colours are fine. You should be fine editing photos on it, though I prefer my Dell UltraSharp, which feels slightly more accurate. The PG270 Ultra isn't too far off, though.
Screen brightness is fine. And while it's HDR400 Ready, which isn't particularly useful. Turning on HDR in Windows or MacOS made things look washed out. The monitor only has a peak brightness of 320 nits, while VESA's DisplayHDR 400 standard (for proper HDR) requires a minimum of 400 nits. So the HDR function is well, disappointing. Otherwise, the fast refresh rate and low latency make it a great gaming monitor — I've been playing lots of Dota 2 and Cyberpunk 2077 with no issues.
At S$899, the Prism+ PG270 Ultra is a good buy for a 4K monitor, and is pretty cheap, too. Just don't expect higher-end features such as a built-in USB hub. Get it from Shopee, Lazada, Amazon SG, or Prism+.
Note: Review unit provided by Prism+
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