Nixeus EDG 27 IPS Freesync 144Hz Gaming Monitor Review: Hitting The Sweet Spot

Inspecting The Nixeus EDG 27

Save for a logo that’s centered beneath the display and the labeling around its buttons, the Nixeus EDG 27 is matte black throughout. The bezels, screen, and base are all matte black, though the pointy metal protrusions on the far edges of its base are somewhat glossier than the rest of the monitor.

edg27 front

As we’ve mentioned, the IPS panel used in the Nixeus EDG 27 is 27” (diagonal). Factor the display size in with the base and bezels and the actual monitor’s dimensions are 25.1” wide (in landscape mode), 18.8” high (in its lowest position), and 10.25” deep accounting for the entire stand – the display itself is only about an inch deep around the edges, with an additional 3/4 of an inch protrusion at its center to accommodate the various inputs, connections, and VESA mount.

edg27 front rotating

The Nixeus EDG 27’s stand offers height adjustment, 90-degree pivot for portrait mode, left and right swivel, and forward and back tilting. There are oval shaped holes in the stand for easy cable management. And the stand is removable should you want to mount the display to an arm, etc. The EDG 27 has standard VESA mounts that are 100mm x 100mm.

edg27 front rotated

Generally speaking, the Nixeus EDG 27 has an understated aesthetic due to the all-matte-black finish, though the sharp, angular lines and points on the base are somewhat reminiscent of a Batman logo. There is no customizable lighting or colored accents of any kind, except for the logo, labels, and power LED. But, despite the mostly understated look, there is one thing that will stand out to some of you upon first glance – the EDG 27’s relatively large bezels.

edg27 front angle

The bezels around the Nixeus EDG 27’s display are about an inch thick. That’s not huge, but in light of many high end gaming displays, they are clearly wider, which will limit the Nixeus EDG 27’s appeal for multi-monitor setups. Nixeus likely went with the relatively wide bezels to keep costs down and minimize backlight bleed around the edges.

edg27 back

We don’t think the bezels on the Nixeus EDG 27 are a deal-breaker, though. The fact of the matter is most gamers use a single display. And as you’ll see a little later, Nixeus didn’t skimp on the panel used in this monitor. The output is really nice...

edg27 inputs

The connections on the back of the display have the same white lettering for their labels as the control buttons on the front. The Nixeus EDG 27 features a small DC-In power jack, a dual-link DVI input, dual HDMI 2.0 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.2 input, a 3.5mm stereo audio input, and a 3.5mm headphone output. We should note, however, that FreeSync is only supported when the DisplayPort is used. The HDMI 2.0 ports DO support 144Hz refresh rates at the display’s full resolution, but not FreeSync.

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