Viotek GFI27DBXA 1440p Gaming Monitor Review

Introducing the Viotek GFI27DBXA 1440p Gaming Monitor

When I got the chance to review the TCL TV back in November of 2020, that panel sort of ruined all other screens for me. Almost overnight, using the computer wasn’t as fun anymore. My monitors fell far short in every aspect of comparison. Contrast, brightness, no HDR, only 1080p. Viotek has brought back most of the satisfaction of consuming video content and gaming. Why most and not all? Well, the TCL TV is 50” where the monitor is 27”. “Uh, dude, which monitor are you referring to?” Viotek’s GFI27DBXA. Check out the full spec list below, and I’ll give you some of my thoughts after.


From the Manufacturer: The Viotek GFI27DBXA 1440p Gaming Monitor

Don’t choose between color, resolution and performance. You can have it all with the GFI27DBXA 27-inch IPS Gaming Monitor from VIOTEK®. Our expertly engineered IPS panel has been optimized for pro-motion gaming that’s fast and fluid. Max out with a 180Hz refresh rate and 1ms response (OD). Enjoy smooth, glitch-free gameplay with minimal motion blur and image ghosting with Adaptive Sync, compatible with G-Sync and FreeSync. The HDR-ready QHD display delivers a more satisfying, visually superior picture over a standard definition monitor. Images are more realistic, produced with over 1.07 billion colors and a wide 141% sRGB gamut. Expect faithful color reproduction with better clarity in shadows and highlights—all with ultra-sharp detail and 2560x1440p resolution. Customize the display using 6 presets (standard, text, FPS, movie, game, RTS) with options to fine-tune the colors even more. FPS/RTS optimization can bring out extra details in darker games, letting you see enemies lurking in the shadows before they see you. And with GAMEPLUS crosshairs, every shot can be a direct hit. For marathon gaming sessions, protect your eye health and minimize eye strain with user-controlled blue light filter, available in 3 levels.

GFI27DBXA Full Spec List
Display
– Dimensions: 24.22 x 16.44 x 8.14 in.
– Weight: 12.13 lb.
– Screen Size: 27 in.
– Panel Type: IPS
– Resolution: QHD (2560x1440p)
– Aspect Ratio: 16:9
– Brightness: 600 cd/m2 (max.)
– Viewing Angle: 178° H / 178° V
Performance
– Refresh Rate: 180Hz (max.)
– Response Time: 3ms / 1ms (OD)
– Displayable Colors: 1.07G
– Color Gamut: 141% sRGB, 103% NTSC
– Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
– Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 1M:1
– FreeSync Range: 48Hz-180Hz (DP), 60Hz-165Hz (HDMI)
Ports
– 2x DP 1.4
– 1x HDMI 2.0
– 1x 3.5mm audio out
– 1x USB (firmware download only)
Stand
– Height Adjust: 5.31 in.
– Tilt Adjust: +5° / -15°
– Pivot Adjust: 20°
– Orientation Adjust: Portrait/Landscape
Other Features
– Adaptive Sync w/ Low Framerate Compensation (LFC)
– G-Sync/FreeSync compatibility
– FPS/RTS Optimization
– GAMEPLUS crosshairs
– Anti-glare treated screen
– 3-Level Blue Light Filter
– VESA (100×100 mm)

I’m big on customer service. There are few things I appreciate more than a company that stands behind their products, so I feel it’s appropriate that I start out with my experience in dealing with Viotek. The first monitor we received had a stuck pixel. Just one. It was almost in the center of the screen and really only visible on a static dark background. I really couldn’t notice it otherwise. Still, I was curious at how Viotek would handle it. I sent an email, and the response I got instantly gave me a sense of great appreciation.

“Viotek will replace ANY FULL dead pixel for any monitor that is under our
Three-Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty. Viotek will replace a monitor
that has 4 or more Bright sub-pixels for any monitor that is under our
Three-Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty. Viotek will replace a monitor
that has 6 or more Dark sub-pixels for any monitor that is under our
Three-Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty. Viotek will replace a monitor
that has 5 or more mixed Bright or Dark sub-pixels for any monitor that is
under our Three-Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.”

I received a replacement monitor, completely free of stuck pixels, in about 5 days. MAJOR kudos here, Viotek.

 



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