Philips OLED 807 test with Play-Fi external speaker

Philips offers up to four different OLED models, and after the second highest (907), the cheaper model numbered 807 has made its way to us. However, to avoid repeating the same test over and over again, this time we’ll also focus on DTS Play-Fi technology, using the TAW6205 wireless speaker. Thanks to its WiFi connection, it has several advantages over conventional speakers. This will be discussed as well. Read more “Philips OLED 807 test with Play-Fi external speaker” »

Philips 27B1U5601: Affordable monitor for your work desk

A business monitor with a USB-C port, Windows Hello camera, KVM switch, LightSensor and PowerSensor. If you’ve heard this somewhere before, it was probably the Philips 34B1U5600 that we recently tested.This time, we’re focusing on the smaller, 27-inch variant, which is perhaps even more suited to the workplace environment than the curved widescreen. What makes the 27B1U5601 different besides the smaller diagonal? Read more “Philips 27B1U5601: Affordable monitor for your work desk” »

Gigabyte M32UC: 4K at 160Hz on curved 32 inches

Monitors at the moment are probably dominated by 27-inch models, which is logical given their price and availability. The next step in the evolution are 32-inch models, which include the tested M32UC from Gigabyte. This one is very similar to the recently tested G32QC. However, appearance is the only thing they are similar in, as the M32UC is a bit of a “different animal”. 4K at 160Hz and KVM are just the tip of the iceberg of what the monitor offers. Read more “Gigabyte M32UC: 4K at 160Hz on curved 32 inches” »

Bit of a “different” monitor. MSI Modern MD272QP Ultramarine

Monitors usually offer a very similar and rather unremarkable design in black or grey. Gaming models are trying to break out of this stereotype, with various red elements or RGB lighting. However, the world of professional monitors is virtually black and white, and MSI thought it would bring some colour to this environment, and not a grey one, but an “Ultramarine” one at that. That’s a colour particularly associated with Renaissance artwork. Read more “Bit of a “different” monitor. MSI Modern MD272QP Ultramarine” »

Iiyama G-Master G4380UHSU: A monitor as big as a TV

Large diagonal monitors are slowly but surely starting to catch on with more users, and the recent rise in popularity is no doubt mainly due to the boom of more OLED models. However, these aren’t the only option and you’ll find a number of IPS and VA models on the market, including the G4380UHSU from iiyama. This gaming monitor is based on a 42″ fast (144Hz) 4K panel. Price? 650 EUR. Read more “Iiyama G-Master G4380UHSU: A monitor as big as a TV” »

Philips 27E1N5600HE: A monitor can be “all-in-one” too

Although we have taken a break from the pandemic for a few months, the home office trend is not likely to go away any time soon. Regardless of whether you work from home or an office, the need for online meetings continues to grow, and everyone is familiar with the hassle of setting up cameras and speakers before a call. But what if everything you needed was part of the monitor and you could also conveniently unlock your computer with your face? Read more “Philips 27E1N5600HE: A monitor can be “all-in-one” too” »

Philips Momentum 32M1N5800 test: 32″ w/ UltraHD and 144 Hz

Philips has long focused more on professional and multimedia monitors, but it seems to be getting serious about gaming monitors as well. After the console-focused 329M1RV, we have the 32M1N5800, which offers the same 32-inch 4K 144 Hz HDR display, but in a slightly more aggressive design. The aim of the test will be to compare the two models and find the differences between them, as the paper specs are very similar. Read more “Philips Momentum 32M1N5800 test: 32″ w/ UltraHD and 144 Hz” »

MSI double monitor test: 2160p or 1440p resolution at 32″?

Until recently, 32-inch monitors were a relatively marginal category and manufacturers were pushing mainly the smaller 27″ versions. Recently, it seems as if the market is swarming with 32″ monitors, and after the latest from AOC, we take a look at two new gaming models from MSI right away. At first glance they look the same, but besides the name they differ in panels, connectivity, or other small details, which we will gradually break down. Read more “MSI double monitor test: 2160p or 1440p resolution at 32″?” »

AOC Agon 4 Pro AG324UX: Finally in the big leagues

I usually praise AOC in our tests for its great price-performance ratio, as the monitors we’ve tested so far have been aimed more at the lower to mid-range segment. Thus, there were usually a few compromises that the manufacturer made to keep the price attractive. The new AG324UX, however, is something entirely different. It is the first truly high-end gaming monitor from AOC in our tests to offer 4K at 144Hz, Adaptive Sync, HDR and USB-C. Read more “AOC Agon 4 Pro AG324UX: Finally in the big leagues” »

AOC U27V4EA: 4K on 27″ for the economical, but with IPS

Monitors with 4K resolution have been here for some time now, but their significant expansion has long been hindered by their high prices. More solid models used to cost over €500, and the cheaper ones often offered relatively low-quality panels with TN. However, times have changed and 4K monitors are not necessarily a privilege anymore, but common mainstream products. This is exactly what AOC is trying to prove with the new U27V4EA. Read more “AOC U27V4EA: 4K on 27″ for the economical, but with IPS” »

MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD: gaming monitor with pro features

We have recently looked at several multimedia-oriented, design or professional monitors, but most of you will probably be most interested in gaming models. We got a hot news from MSI with the complicated designation Optix MAG274QRF-QD. It has a 27″ QHD 165 Hz display with Quantum Dot and G-Sync support, which are really solid features. Are we looking at a new go-to monitor for passionate gamers? Read more “MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD: gaming monitor with pro features” »

Asus ROG Strix XG438Q – almost my next monitor

4K monitors are no longer unusual today. However, when labels like 120 Hz, HDR or FreeSync complement 4K, more than one player will start paying attention. I consider the ROG Strix XG438Q to be one of the most interesting gaming monitors on the market, as it has long been on my personal watchlist, too. Let’s take a look at this oversized breathtaking gaming display. Read more “Asus ROG Strix XG438Q – almost my next monitor” »

Philips 439P9H – wide boy with a camera for multitasking

Ultrawide monitors have not only gaming but also work use. This is especially the case when it comes to the so-called super ultrawide monitors or pieces with an aspect ratio of 32:10. This is exactly where the Philips 439P9H fits. It impressed us with features, such as rich port selection or an IR camera for Windows Hello. It also offers a KVM switch for connecting accessories to two computers at once and easily switching between them. Read more “Philips 439P9H – wide boy with a camera for multitasking” »

Monitor test of AOC U32U1: when design is priority

AOC design monitors, in collaboration with Studio F.A.Porsche, have grown by a new piece. Last tested Q27T1 attracted attention with its unconventional stand and the new U32U1 plans to continue this trend. However, it adds larger dimensions as well as resolution and wider positioning options. It also wants to show great color reproduction for graphic work and very solid port selection. But will its design be the only reason for purchase? Read more “Monitor test of AOC U32U1: when design is priority” »

Gigabyte G32QC – budget 32″ for gaming

Gaming monitors are available in various sizes, formats and curvatures. We’ve had a few 27″ models here lately, representing the current mainstream. But what if you want something bigger, but ultrawide isn’t right for you? In that case, you’ll probably reach for a 32″ display. Would you also like a curve, a lot of Hz and various gaming features? Then you may be interested in Gigabyte G32QC. Read more “Gigabyte G32QC – budget 32″ for gaming” »