The Nixeus PRO Vue 27p is a 27-inch 1440p monitor with 10-bit color which aims to claim a spot in the crucial budget-oriented market. Even if pricing has considerably decreased over time, QHD displays from big brands are still too expensive for some. Products like the Nixeus PRO Vue 27p are essential to keep sales rolling while letting thrifty consumers save a bit of cash, but there might be some compromises we need to seek out.
Nixeus PRO Vue 27p Specifications
- Screen Size: 27 Inches
- Resolution: 2560 x 1440 2K QHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: In Plane Switching (IPS)
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz
- Response Time: 6ms
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 400 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: Yes
- Stand: Height – No
- Stand: Tilt – Yes (-5°/+20°)
- Stand: Swivel – No
- Stand: Pivot – No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes 100 x 100
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1, DVI-D x 1, VGA x 1, 3.5mm Jack
- Dimensions with Stand(WxHxD): 27” x 16” x 6.7”
- Weight: 18.1 lbs
Design and Features
The Nixeus PRO Vue 27p features an edge to edge design which would have been great if it weren’t for the black borders which are over an inch thick. There are no plastic strips on the surface, but placing multiple units of this model next to each other isn’t ideal. What’s pleasing is that the matte black cabinet is only 1.5 inches thick, but the downside is you have to deal with an external power brick.
The included stand is affected by the price and feature cutting since it can only tilt, plus the hinge is located at the bottom. Movements are stiff, so tilting the monitor requires two hands to keep it stable. We recommend users to spend the extra cash for a better stand or mount, which you can attach to the 100 x 100 VESA bolt pattern at the back.
The I/O panel is easy to reach thanks to its horizontal orientation and placement at the side of the rear bulge. There are no duplicate ports, but you get HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI-D, and VGA. Nixeus also excluded useful extras like additional USB 3.0 ports, since adding in a control module will more cost. The OSD buttons are nice and clicky, and they are conveniently placed at the right side of the bottom bezel.
The last accessory for the Nixeus PRO Vue 27p are the two speakers at the back. The pair is embedded into the center bulge at the rear, and while they are sufficiently loud for near field listening, the response and clarity aren’t enough for entertainment.
Display and Performance
The Nixeus PRO Vue 27p features a 27-inch IPS panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, and 6ms response time. The brand advertises this monitor to have a 10-bit interface, meaning it can display 1.07 billion colors. The glossy treatment pushes out more vibrancy than matte coatings, but it can be a detrimental factor in brightly lit environments.
Out of the box, there is a slight tinge of blue, but color accuracy and gamma are fairly superb for a budget monitor. Color accuracy is also disappointing at a Delta E of 3.8. Even the included sRGB mode cannot improve it beyond Delta E 3.2, which is still ways off from the ideal 2.2.
The default setting describes that it sits at the ideal 6500K, although it looks too cool and it limits brightness to around 180cd/m2. Using sRGB or creating custom profiles via User Define mode can correct the white levels, plus it releases brightness to go up to more or less 300 cd/m2.
Contrast levels range from 680:1 to 770:1 which is a bit low for a panel advertised as premium, but images in dark settings appear defined. Grayscale performance is also a bit disappointing with a noticeable deviation, but gamma sits steady at 2.25 in both its default and calibrated state. With minor brightness and RGB temp adjustments, you can improve color accuracy to 1.80 as well.
The sample we viewed suffers from slight backlight bleeding, and the panel had as much as 16% variances from the center to the sides. Although, it’s a good thing this flaw does not affect color uniformity which has an unnoticeable variance of only .50%. Also, increasing the brightness can alleviate the mentioned flaws, but we recommend a comfort and safety ceiling of 50% or lower for all users.
The Nixeus PRO Vue 27p isn’t advertised and sold as a cutting-edge gaming monitor. But it does exceed our expectations in input lag with an average result of 23ms, a few milliseconds above our ideal threshold. We consider sub 20ms displays best for fast-paced gaming, but the Nixeus PRO Vue 27p’s performance isn’t too far behind.
Finally, the Nixeus PRO Vue 27p does not include FreeSync or G-Sync capabilities which could boost its attractiveness to customers. To be honest, we are spoiled with the sophisticated products out there which carry variable refresh rate technology.
The Nixeus PRO Vue 27p is a superb value product which offers reasonable imaging performance. The potential is there, but unfortunately, Nixeus’ implementation fell a bit short in some aspects. One example is the middling contrast which would have complemented the color vibrancy and accuracy to create fantastic images.
But for its asking price, the Nixeus PRO Vue 27p is a fair choice to include in your shortlist of cheap monitors. Its decent performance in the most important aspects of monitors is worthy of consideration if your budget is limited, although we can say that there are other better options for a bit more cash like the BenQ GW2765HT.