An interesting display showcased at CES 2016 is the Lenovo Y27g. As the title suggests, it is a 27-inch gaming monitor and it offers some specs that cater to many gamers.
First of all, the Lenovo Y27g is curved, meaning that it offers a more immersive gaming experience. Some people, however, dislike this feature, so have this particular feature in mind if you plan on purchasing this monitor. Another very interesting feature is our unofficial trademark – the 144Hz refresh rate. This is the epitome of gaming in 2016. If you don’t have it yet, you really don’t know what you are missing. With a high refresh rate, you can enjoy a clearer and smoother gameplay as the screen refreshes the image more often than the old-style 60Hz monitors. This fluidness can also be noticed in desktop mode and when browsing the internet for example. Most people who have a 144Hz gaming monitor already will have a hard time using a 60Hz monitor again. The 144Hz refresh rate benchmark is what you should go after – and everything beyond that is just better, but will give you diminishing returns, so it isn’t worth it in most cases.
The panel used in this gaming monitor is a Samsung VA panel. The panel has full support for NVIDIA G-SYNC, but there has not been any word about the G-SYNC range just yet. We’ll update this article once we get hold of this key information. Resolution is only Full HD (1920 x 1080), which isn’t optimal for gaming in 2016. This will make it easier to hit the sweet 144Hz refresh rate with G-SYNC enabled, since it synchronizes the refresh rate of the monitor with the FPS output of your GPU. The Lenovo Y27g has
The Lenovo Y27g has an 800R curvature and a specified 8ms GtG response time. Contrast ratio is 3000:1 and the maximum brightness is 300 cd/m2 (Nit). Viewing angles are 178/178 horizontal and vertical. On the back side, you will find four USB 3.0 ports, but other connection options have not been released as of the date of this writing. We’ll update with this key information as well once we get hold of it from Lenovo.
Availability is set for early summer 2016 and the price is expected to be around $549. There will also be a Razer-branded model of this monitor, which will cost $599. This model will have an inbuilt lighting system that will match your Razer Chroma keyboard or mouse.