The highly anticipated Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 240Hz OLED gaming monitor has finally hit shop shelves, joining the LG Ultragear 27GR95QE-B as one of the few sensibly-sized, dedicated OLED gaming monitors.
The new display uses the same panel as the LG, which incorporates micro lens array technology to boost brightness over existing OLED panels. This technology puts a slightly mind-boggling 5,117 microscopic lens in front of each pixel of the panel. These lenses help distribute the light better both increasing brightness and improving viewing angles.
For gaming monitor purposes the micro lens tech isn’t super impactful in terms of day-to-day benefits – screen brightness and wide viewing angles are far less of a concern for a monitor than a TV – but the other benefit of the tech is it allows the panel to run at a lower internal brightness for any given external brightness, which should help to increase the life of the panel and reduce the risk of OLED burn-in.
Other benefits of the OLED panel are the ability to create true black levels for essentially infinite contrast and stunning HDR. The maximum brightness of the panel is also a blinding 1,000nits.
Then there’s what most gamers will care about which is the lightning-fast response times. Whereas the best LCD panels can reach around 1ms response time, Corsair rates this panel as having a 0.03ms response time. This effectively means the ghosting or smeared images of slow-responding LCD panels is gone, making for an incredibly crisp image right up to the panel’s 240Hz maximum refresh rate.
Joining the panel itself, Corsair has kitted out the 27QHD240 with some premium extras, including a proximity sensor OSD control, USB-C video input, and fully movable stand (tilt, pivot, swivel, height), though the display has no speakers at all.
The sad part? The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 costs a whopping $999.99 or £1,049, making it hugely expensive for a 27-inch display with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, although the LG is priced at a similar level. It also seems to be out of stock in most shops so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled for when stock actually arrives.
Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 specs
The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 specs list is:
|Native resolution||2560×1440 (16:9)|
|Response time||GtG 0.03ms|
|Display inputs||2x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x Type-C DP Alt-Mode|
|Display colors||1.07B (10-bit RGB)|
|Static contrast ratio||1,500,000:1|
|Peak brightness||450 nit peak brightness, 800 nit @10%APL, 1,000 nit@3% APL|
|Color gamut||98.5% (DCI-P3), 100% (sRGB)|
|Adaptive sync||NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible;Yes|
|Max resolution||2560×1440 (16:9)|
|Warranty||3 Years / Zero Dead Pixels|
Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 release date
The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 release date was Wednesday, May 19 2023.
Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 price
The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 price is $999.99 (£1,049), making it a very expensive 27-inch gaming monitor.
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