electriQ 27" QHD 1440p 95Hz FreeSync HDR IPS Monitor £179.97 @ Laptops Direct
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electriQ 27" QHD 1440p 95Hz FreeSync HDR IPS Monitor £179.97 @ Laptops Direct

£179.97£1832%Laptops Direct Deals
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Posted 16th May
Seems like a decent spec for the money, here are a few of the highlights:

* New 2019 model
* HDR
* 27" 1440P QHD
* 95hz 5ms IPS panel
* Thin bezel
* Freesync (hopefully Nvidia Gsync support, it says it does!)
* VESA compatible
* HDMI and DisplayPort
* 2 Year warranty

2.1% cashback from TCB and free delivery
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Decided to get one as I needed a second 1440p monitor that can double for my PS4. Stand is decent, made out of metal with some tilt adjustment. Colours are a little blue/off out of the box but a calibration and its pretty good. Freesync works well, haven't bothered with HDR. Blacks are your typical IPS, response time is decent too. Couldn't seem to overclock with CRU as the custom resolution wasn't appearing so I'll look into it again later.

There is a some backlight bleed from one of the corners which is typical of these but it isn't too intrusive. Black levels aren't amazing out of the box but I've yet to properly fiddle with the settings. Mine does have 1 stuck pixel but its hardly noticeable.

On the whole pretty good.
Edited by: "3anana" 18th May
smellykellyking01/07/2019 10:43

Meh. 40 extra quid you could have a samsung 4k 28inch off amazon with free …Meh. 40 extra quid you could have a samsung 4k 28inch off amazon with free delivery.


The U28E590D? Your extra £40 gains some pixel density and an inch of display area, but you drop from 95Hz to 60Hz, lose Gsync, and change from an IPS to a minging TN panel. It's a lot to lose, for very little gain.
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95hz? I think they buy panels which fail qc. Kind of gamble imho
jordantr16/05/2019 23:51

95hz? I think they buy panels which fail qc. Kind of gamble imho


Isn't that what the 2 year warranty is for?
Edited by: "Carson_Official" 17th May
Carson_Official16/05/2019 23:57

Isn't that what the 2 warranty is for?


but a pain in the bum RMA-ing if its your only monitor and the Direct group aren't the friendliest of people to deal with. I had months of problems years ago with a faulty Dell Mini 9 and vowed never to buy from them again.
Not 100% sure but some minor defects they treat as norm. Like up to 5 dead pixels or screen randomly going black. It's just few to name.
This monitor for the most part is the same as this pixiogaming.com/px275h and Pixio have a very good reputation. ElectriQ is a brand of Laptops/Appliance Direct so they probably source from the same ODM as Pixio, although the colour calibration is probably worse than what Pixio do. Their OSDs is definitely different.

Should be a decent panel all things considered, shame the customer service of the retailer is hit or miss. Also I think this was £2 or so cheaper this morning I believe, along with the 35" UW. Strange to raise the price by that much.
Edited by: "3anana" 17th May
Isn't this their own brand?
Seems to good to be true gsync monitors are usually very expensive, I'm tempted to upgrade my UW LG 29inch as my 2060 would drive this nice. Anyone who owns one care to weigh in.
polly6917/05/2019 07:34

Seems to good to be true gsync monitors are usually very expensive, I'm …Seems to good to be true gsync monitors are usually very expensive, I'm tempted to upgrade my UW LG 29inch as my 2060 would drive this nice. Anyone who owns one care to weigh in.


Freesync is now open to NVIDIA, and is under the Gsync option in the control panel.
polly6917/05/2019 07:34

Seems to good to be true gsync monitors are usually very expensive, I'm …Seems to good to be true gsync monitors are usually very expensive, I'm tempted to upgrade my UW LG 29inch as my 2060 would drive this nice. Anyone who owns one care to weigh in.


Yea it will be natively a FreeSync monitor, hopefully because it's a new panel its support for GSync will be good.
powerbrick17/05/2019 00:16

but a pain in the bum RMA-ing if its your only monitor and the Direct …but a pain in the bum RMA-ing if its your only monitor and the Direct group aren't the friendliest of people to deal with. I had months of problems years ago with a faulty Dell Mini 9 and vowed never to buy from them again.


Of course, it is a budget monitor after all. At least with dead pixels you can just return it if it's got dead pixels out of the box.
Any idea if this can be overclocked to 120hz?
Aquacadabra17/05/2019 08:31

Any idea if this can be overclocked to 120hz?



Potentially... It uses the same panel as the Pixio I linked.. in fact its near enough the same thing.
on spec alone this is a crazy deal, experience tells me it will be absolute rubbish when I take it out the box though. Anyone have one? thanks
win_win_etc17/05/2019 09:36

on spec alone this is a crazy deal, experience tells me it will be …on spec alone this is a crazy deal, experience tells me it will be absolute rubbish when I take it out the box though. Anyone have one? thanks


I've only seen these on here and Debanhams Plus (for £215, might be better warranty) so I don't think anyone has them yet as they are brand new
oooo... really interested on a real life review on this....
3anana17/05/2019 01:12

This monitor for the most part is the same as this …This monitor for the most part is the same as this https://www.pixiogaming.com/px275h and Pixio have a very good reputation. ElectriQ is a brand of Laptops/Appliance Direct so they probably source from the same ODM as Pixio, although the colour calibration is probably worse than what Pixio do. Their OSDs is definitely different.Should be a decent panel all things considered, shame the customer service of the retailer is hit or miss. Also I think this was £2 or so cheaper this morning I believe, along with the 35" UW. Strange to raise the price by that much.


If it is the same as the Pixio, here's something that might be helpful?

reddit.com/r/b…p3/

Nothing mentioned on the site re: DCI-P3, sRGB colour gamut space.
Edited by: "superleeds27" 17th May
Decent spec for the money?

These are insane specs for the money.
Taken the plunge and ordered - coming Tuesday
Seems a good deal but guesisng there might be backlight bleed issues
Goose7417/05/2019 19:58

Seems a good deal but guesisng there might be backlight bleed issues



Kinda like every monitor nowadays. Risk of dead pixels, backlight bleed and banding (dirty screen effect).
Edited by: "rev6" 17th May
rev617/05/2019 20:00

Kinda like every monitor nowadays. Risk of dead pixels, backlight bleed …Kinda like every monitor nowadays. Risk of dead pixels, backlight bleed and banding (dirty screen effect).


Will be going straight back if it does. I noticed they had a "5 point" check for £15 if you want piece of mind.

Anyone else gone for it?
Would really hope those who bought it can give a quick feedback and review Returning a 27 inch monitor is not an easy task and especially if it's not to Amazon.
Carson_Official17/05/2019 21:28

Will be going straight back if it does. I noticed they had a "5 point" …Will be going straight back if it does. I noticed they had a "5 point" check for £15 if you want piece of mind.Anyone else gone for it?


Tempted. Waiting for them to reply re: sRGB etc
superleeds2717/05/2019 22:40

Tempted. Waiting for them to reply re: sRGB etc


According to your post, the PIXIO has 100% sRGB?
ah_heng17/05/2019 21:33

Would really hope those who bought it can give a quick feedback and review …Would really hope those who bought it can give a quick feedback and review Returning a 27 inch monitor is not an easy task and especially if it's not to Amazon.


Mine is coming Tuesday so I will get some pictures etc together. The only thing I won't test is the stand as I have a monitor arm but it's probs just as limited / bad as most stands in this price range.
I thing I have read that has put me off is the lack of HDR when using Displayport because it uses v1.2 instead of v1.4. changing to the HDMI 2.0 fixes this but then you can't use variable refresh rates if you have a nVidia card via FreeSync.

I think that will be a show stopper for me. If I had a AMD card, this would be a winner but the killer features were HDR and 95hz so one or the other isn't enough for me.
Edited by: "Carson_Official" 18th May
Carson_Official18/05/2019 06:20

I thing I have read that has put me off is the lack of HDR when using …I thing I have read that has put me off is the lack of HDR when using Displayport because it uses v1.2 instead of v1.4. changing to the HDMI 2.0 fixes this but then you can't use variable refresh rates if you have a nVidia card via FreeSync.I think that will be a show stopper for me. If I had a AMD card, this would be a winner but the killer features were HDR and 95hz so one or the other isn't enough for me.


Ahh. That is a shame
Carson_Official18/05/2019 05:34

Mine is coming Tuesday so I will get some pictures etc together. The only …Mine is coming Tuesday so I will get some pictures etc together. The only thing I won't test is the stand as I have a monitor arm but it's probs just as limited / bad as most stands in this price range.


Thank you so much
ah_heng18/05/2019 09:29

Thank you so much


Won't be going ahead with now I afraid due to the reasons above
Decided to get one as I needed a second 1440p monitor that can double for my PS4. Stand is decent, made out of metal with some tilt adjustment. Colours are a little blue/off out of the box but a calibration and its pretty good. Freesync works well, haven't bothered with HDR. Blacks are your typical IPS, response time is decent too. Couldn't seem to overclock with CRU as the custom resolution wasn't appearing so I'll look into it again later.

There is a some backlight bleed from one of the corners which is typical of these but it isn't too intrusive. Black levels aren't amazing out of the box but I've yet to properly fiddle with the settings. Mine does have 1 stuck pixel but its hardly noticeable.

On the whole pretty good.
Edited by: "3anana" 18th May
3anana18/05/2019 13:36

Decided to get one as I needed a second 1440p monitor that can double for …Decided to get one as I needed a second 1440p monitor that can double for my PS4. Stand is decent, made out of metal with some tilt adjustment. Colours are a little blue/off out of the box but a calibration and its pretty good. Freesync works well, haven't bothered with HDR. Blacks are your typical IPS, response time is decent too. Couldn't seem to overclock with CRU as the custom resolution wasn't appearing so I'll look into it again later.There is a some backlight bleed from one of the corners which is typical of these but it isn't too intrusive. Black levels aren't amazing out of the box but I've yet to properly fiddle with the settings. Mine does have 1 stuck pixel but its hardly noticeable. On the whole pretty good.


Any chance of photos etc?
superleeds2718/05/2019 16:05

Any chance of photos etc?



Not the best pictures I know For now OH will use it until the MSI monitor she got is delivered. Compared to my MAG271CQR haven't really noticed a significant difference from 144hz to 95. Generally most IPS/VA monitors have a response time that doesn't give you a true 144hz refresh rate anyway (usually 100-120).

Input lag doesn't feel any higher either so that's good, and blur is minimal. Still haven't worked out why it won't overclock but I'll test that again on my system after reinstalling windows.

For £200 its certainly not bad. The screen quality is definitely better than than your average budget IPS panel. WQHD monitors are generally close to the 200 mark anyway so the higher refresh rate and HDR (if that matters) is just a bonus really. Build quality is acceptable, not amazing not terrible. Might open the back sometime to see which panel it runs in hopes of getting more detailed specs.


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Edited by: "3anana" 19th May
3anana19/05/2019 11:59

Not the best pictures I know For now OH will use it until the MSI …Not the best pictures I know For now OH will use it until the MSI monitor she got is delivered. Compared to my MAG271CQR haven't really noticed a significant difference from 144hz to 95. Generally most IPS/VA monitors have a response time that doesn't give you a true 144hz refresh rate anyway (usually 100-120). Input lag doesn't feel any higher either so that's good, and blur is minimal. Still haven't worked out why it won't overclock but I'll test that again on my system after reinstalling windows. For £200 its certainly not bad. The screen quality is definitely better than than your average budget IPS panel. WQHD monitors are generally close to the 200 mark anyway so the higher refresh rate and HDR (if that matters) is just a bonus really. Build quality is acceptable, not amazing not terrible. Might open the back sometime to see which panel it runs in hopes of getting more detailed specs. [Image] [Image]


Thanks would you say it’s better than an average TN panel monitor in terms of colour reproduction? thanks.
ah_heng19/05/2019 12:51

Thanks would you say it’s better than an average TN panel monitor in t …Thanks would you say it’s better than an average TN panel monitor in terms of colour reproduction? thanks.



Yea definitely. better than a 1080p viewsonic IPS that I use as a second monitor (which this replaces), although I've yet to properly adjust colours and such for this. But certainly better than a TN panel. There is very slight backlight glow in one corner but for an IPS its really low. To be honest you'll almost never notice it, especially if you run the black level setting a little higher.

Edit: Freesync range is 30 to 95hz which is pretty good.
Edited by: "3anana" 20th May
edited the price to match the drop - £189.97
ah_heng29/05/2019 13:38

So it’s worth £10 more than now?


Something like that haha
once again, another price drop to £179!
Can I return this if I'm not happy with it? Or can I only do that if there's something wrong with it? I've been wanting to upgrade my monitor for ages. These specs look really decent. Even 1 stuck/dead pixel would annoy the hell out of me.
Crosshash05/06/2019 09:44

Can I return this if I'm not happy with it? Or can I only do that if …Can I return this if I'm not happy with it? Or can I only do that if there's something wrong with it? I've been wanting to upgrade my monitor for ages. These specs look really decent. Even 1 stuck/dead pixel would annoy the hell out of me.


Just make sure you are very careful with opening the box and make sure it's within the 14 day period - they wouldn't have much of a defence then
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