Pixio is looking to grab a larger slice of the pie with its recent releases of gaming monitors which cover several budget tiers and categories. Their upcoming Pixio PX5 Hayabusa 2 gets an update from its predecessor with a shiny new IPS panel. The latter offers better viewing angles and color fidelity than the previous model’s TN panel which makes it more attractive to enthusiasts who want the best possible visual experience.
The monitor uses an AU Optronics AHVA module with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and the wide viewing angles associated with the screen type. It also offers 99% coverage of the sRGB gamut and a 400 cd/m2 brightness courtesy of the WLED backlight used. Its also rated to respond to HDR10 content, but it doesn’t have any DisplayHDR certification.
Another attractive aspect of the Pixio PX5 Hayabusa 2 is its compatibility with both FreeSync and G-Sync. The monitor has a 48Hz to 240Hz adaptive sync range with LFC, so tearing and stuttering will be less of an issue when your frames drop. Monitors like this offering are practical since you don’t have to prematurely replace it if you switch GPU brands.
This model doesn’t go for the aggressive or over the edge looks, so it looks more like a professional variant which we think is a nice touch. The screen is bezel-free on three sides, but it’s actually a dual-stage design which means you will still see minimal panel borders when the monitor is in use.
The product has a matte black finish with glossy Pixio and Hayabusa 2 lettering pasted at the rear which looks subtle. But one of the more prominent features you will immediately notice is the red joystick which controls the OSD. We’re glad Pixio is taking this approach with the monitor’s controls whereas some competitors are still stuck with OSD buttons.
Another highlight of the Pixio PX5 Hayabusa 2 is it has a fully-adjustable stand and a well-equipped I/O layout. Brands often cut corners here to meet a targeted price point, but that isn’t the case for some of the brand’s offerings.
The Pixio PX5 Hayabusa 2 is scheduled to arrive before this month ends with a gorgeous $360 price tag. You can find more information on this new model on Pixio’s official product page, and its already listed on Amazon. Keep watching this page for the latest updates and news bits regarding this enticing new variant.
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Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since his junior high years. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.