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High refresh rate Full HD models with IPS (In-Plane Switching) and related panels are relatively new to the market, but hit the price and performance point that some users are after. The Gigabyte M27F is one such offering from the company’s ever-expanding range of gaming monitors. The styling is simple, with a slight nod to the ‘gaming’ aesthetic but in a fairly low-key way. Dark grey and black matte plastics are used extensively on both the stand and bottom bezel. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, with a slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen plus a slim hard plastic outer component. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick at the rear of the monitor, towards the bottom right as viewed from the front. There’s also a dedicated KVM button to allow connected peripherals to be quickly switched between different systems.
A 27″ 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) IPS-type panel is employed, with matte anti-glare screen surface, 1000:1 specified static contrast and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles. The monitor supports a 144Hz refresh rate, alongside Adaptive-Sync. This includes AMD FreeSync with a 48 – 144Hz VRR range plus LFC to help tackle tearing and stuttering below the 48Hz floor of operation. A flicker-free WLED backlight is included, offering a colour gamut of 95% DCI-P3 (130% sRGB) and a typical maximum luminance of 300 cd/m². 8-bit colour is supported and an 1ms MPRT response time is specified using the included ‘Aim Stabilizer’ strobe backlight setting. Basic HDR10 support is included, allowing 10-bit colour processing to be used (GPU dithering) and the colour gamut put to good use. It’s very basic HDR without a high luminance level or local dimming to enhance contrast. The included stand offers tilt and height adjustment and attaches using a quick-release mechanism. Removing the stand reveals 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The ports face downwards and include; DP 1.2a+ (HDR feature set), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 2 USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream) and DC power input (external ‘power brick’).
Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~£240.