Lenovo L27Q Review: Great 1440p IPS Monitor Under 300 USD

Lenovo L27Q

Introduction

If you’re looking for an affordable, reliable, and high-quality WQHD 2560×1440 IPS monitor, the Lenovo L27Q is just what you need. Apart from that, the display offers the eye-protection technology as well as an alluringly thin bezel design.

Depending on the area where it’s sold, this 27-inch monitor also goes by the following names: the Lenovo 65D4GCC1US, Lenovo 65CEGAC1EU, Lenovo L27Q-10, and Lenovo L27Q-20.

Image Quality

Thanks to its IPS panel and the QHD resolution, the Lenovo L27Q ensures vibrant colors and crystal-clear image quality. With roughly 109 pixels per inch, you’ll have plenty of screen real estate as well as maximum picture detail.

The Lenovo L27Q-10 is mainly aimed at casual users who wish to enjoy the extra details the QHD resolution offers in comparison to the standard Full HD. Whether you’ll be watching movies, playing video games, or simply surfing the web, more pixels are always welcome.

It’s also a great monitor for professional and office work. On the screen, you can open two browsers side by side without overlapping of the contents and thus get your multitasking activities done more easily. The Lenovo L27Q screen is flicker-free which along with its blue light filter allows you to work or enjoy multimedia content for hours without straining your eyes.

The IPS panel supports 10-bit color through dithering (8-bit + FRC) and covers 99% of the sRGB color space. Though the image quality is fascinating, the monitor isn’t suited for color-critical work. The colors are uniform and consistent but lack professional-level accuracy.

Performance

We haven’t encountered any issues with the Lenovo L27Q 1440p display. There wasn’t any noticeable backlight bleeding nor IPS glow and besides the slightly contorted green color value, the monitor showed no flaws whatsoever.

The Lenovo L27Q input lag performance was stunning with only 10 milliseconds measured. The 4ms response time speed effectively eliminated most of ghosting and trailing of the fast-moving objects, making the monitor great for casual fast-paced gameplay as well.

Features

The Lenovo L27Q offers very basics OSD (On-Screen Display) adjustments via the four buttons placed on the bottom bezel. In the OSD menu, you’ll be able to adjust brightness, contrast, dynamic contrast ratio, color temperatures (Neutral, Normal, Reddish, Blueish), and red, green, and blue color values.

The first two OSD buttons allow you to quickly swap between the input sources and to open up the NovoVision feature (picture presets for Text, Web, Video, and Low Blue Light). Other buttons can be used to adjust brightness, open up the OSD menu, and power on/off the monitor.

Lastly, the OverDrive feature (Off, Normal, Extreme) modifies the response time speed. Set it to Extreme if you wish to achieve the 4ms response time speed for minimal motion blur in video games.

Design and Connectivity

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The Lenovo L27Q-20 design makes the monitor look worth more due to its premium silver-color finish and attractively thin bezel. However, it lacks ergonomic support as it’s tilt-only by -5°, 22° and not VESA mount compatible. Moreover, there are no USB ports nor built-in speakers.

The bezel is only 2mm thick at the top and at the sides while the bottom bezel is around 27mm thick. The screen is coated with an anti-glare matte finish which eliminates the sunlight reflection. Connector ports include an HDMI 1.4, a DisplayPort 1.2, and the headphone jack. Only the HDMI cable is provided with the monitor.

Price & Similar Monitors

The Lenovo L27Q price is only $285 at the moment (Septmeber 2017) which makes it the most affordable WQHD IPS monitor – others being over $350. Check out the best 1440p monitors currently available for more information.

Overall, you can use the Lenovo L27Q for work due to its spacious desktop real estate yet thanks to its decent 27-inch size, intensive colors, and flawless viewing angles, it’s awesome for watching movies and playing games as well.

If you’re more into competitive gaming, for the same amount of money, you could get a 144Hz gaming monitor instead, though with a lesser screen resolution and worse color reproduction.

Conclusion

The Lenovo L27Q is an excellent 1440p monitor which will significantly improve your viewing experience no matter whether you’re playing games, watching movies, or just surfing the web or working. If you’re sick of your old, standard 1080p display and think it’s time for an upgrade, the Lenovo L27Q PC monitor is the first in line. If you’re after something better, check out the best 4K monitors or the best gaming monitors available.

Lenovo L27Q Specifications
Screen Size27-inch
Resolution2560x1440 (WQHD)
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time4ms (GtG)
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
Brightness350 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (static)
Colors1.07 billion (8-bit + FRC)

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