Monoprice today announced that it will release a gaming monitor with an IGZO enhanced panel in the United States on August 3.The price of this display is only 350 US dollars. It is our first consumer-oriented display using IGZO technology since 2014. When we tested Sharp PN-K321 Monitor for professionals.
IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) is a semiconductor material that can be used in thin film transistors (TFT) LCD Monitor panel. As an alternative to the more commonly used amorphous silicon (a-Si), IGZO can reduce power consumption to achieve a higher pixel density screen. IGZO can also help improve contrast.
IGZO did not cause much sensation in the field of PC monitors outside of the professional field. Today, it is mainly used in high-end TV panels, laptops, smart phones and tablets.But a few weeks ago we saw a Japanese company Green House Gaming launches 27-inch IGZO Screen, now Monoprice brings this technology to American gamers.
“Compared with a-Si semiconductors, IGZO semiconductors have significantly improved energy efficiency and faster response times, resulting in lower power consumption, less heat, more accurate colors, more vivid colors, and faster response times,” said Monoprice’s announcement.
Power consumption is hardly a concern for ordinary gamers, but the 37W of 27-inch dark matter is lower than some other high-performance 27-inch gaming monitors.For example, similar specifications LG 27GL83A Claimed 51W typical power consumption and ViewSonic Elite XG270Q 41W.
Monoprice 27 inch dark matter specification
|Panel type||IGZO IPS|
|Screen size/aspect ratio||27 inches / 16:9|
|Refresh rate||180 Hz|
|Response time||1ms overload|
|Maximum brightness||400 nits|
Monoprice’s upcoming gaming monitor also claims to have a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and a maximum brightness of 400 nits High dynamic range Mode and adaptive synchronization technology to combat screen tearing, possibly AMD Free synchronization.
To emphasize that the dark matter LCD is a display for gamers, the manufacturer installed some radical LED decorations: two on the front and two on the back.
The connection department of the Dark Matter display has 1 DisplayPort 1.4a, 3 HDMI 2.0 ports and 1 USB-C. You can also get a 3.5 mm jack.
The LCD does not come with an adjustable stand, but it supports a 75x75mm VESA stand, so it can be used with a suitable arm.
Although Monoprice Dark Matter is not an extraordinary monitor with unique features and specifications, its features combined with an entry price of less than US$350 can help it interact with some The best gaming monitor.