Top positive review
I am extremelly impressed with this monitor! Great buy specially for gaming!
March 24, 2018
I have a GTX 1060 laptop, set up is easy and there was no need for me to calibrate anything, I even dare say this monitor looks better than my own laptop screen at 1080p.
At first i thought it didn not support 75Hz and the colors were washed out and it was too bright, also on the nvidia panel it said 1080p at 60Hz however this is what you gotta do to fix it.
1. Connect via HDMI
2. Open Display settings and make sure that they are set so that only the 2nd display is turned on, do not put duplicate or extend.
3. Open Nvidia control panel and go to "Change Resolution"
4. You will see two lists, one will say HD, UHD etc, the other one at the bottom will say "PC", (changing the first list will project your laptop screen to the second screen however your laptop is 60Hz and the monitor is 75Hz that is why its limited to 60Hz and colors are washed out, changing the second list will basically use your laptop to power up the monitor at full 75Hz 1080p with the right color calibration.)
5. On list two "PC" change the resolution to 1080p and 75Hz
And there you go, now you can use your 75Hz monitor for gaming, make sure to change the settings indvidually in games to 75Hz or they will still run at 60Hz and the colors will be washed out.
Now onto the review
*** REVIEW ***
The screen resolution is full 1920x1080p at 75Hz, the colors are very accurate, it looks no where near like a TN panel, I would say its in between a TN panel and an IPS panel but closer to IPS.
It comes with speakers which are ok for the price but I recommend headphones or your own speakers which are probably better if you got this for gaming.
This is what comes in the package
- 4 screws for mounting
- Two screws for setting up the monitor (non adjustable height(
- HDMI to VGA cable
- VGA to VGA cable
I really recommend this monitor even if not for gaming, its a great price for what you get and it even comes with two cables.
However one thing to note is that the difference between 60Hz and 75Hz is hard to notice in games. Playing Witcher 3 and Rise of Tomb Raider at locked in 75FPS wasn't anything much more amazing than 60FPS. However it is still an improvement.
One last thing to confider if you’re debating on a 75Hz vs 144Hz monitor
- If you have a graphics card such as the GTX 770,970,1060 Most games (witcher, call of duty, battlefield wont go back 80 fps on ultra / high graphics) so you wont be able to take advantage of a 144Hz monitor, so I suggest this one. UNLESS you play on medium/low settings.
- If you have a graphics card such as a GTX 770,780,980,1070 and above, I suggest the 144Hz monitor since these can run most tiles at well above 100FPS so you can take advantage of the monitor.
*** UPDATE ***
Earlier on the review I said the difference between 60Hz and 75Hz was negligible, I take it back.
I played on my laptop which is limited to 60Hz and it feels bad and slugish compared to 75Hz, once you go higher refresh rate you can never go back
Its one of those things you dont realise until its taken away, great improvement.