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

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Nixeus EDG 27 Calibration And Controls

Nixeus provides a number of controls in the EDG 27's OSD (On-Screen Display) so users can tune and optimize on-screen images to their liking. There are color temperature, saturation, and gamma controls, in addition to various preset modes designed for particular types of content. Users also have the ability to alter pixel Over Drive settings, blue lighting levels, audio levels, and basic settings fro the OSD itself.

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    Nixeus incorporated physical buttons on the bottom, right edge of the display, which is a good solution. Many monitors have touch-sensitive buttons that don't always register key-presses when touched. They may look good, but having to press a touch-sensitive button multiple times just to register an input can get annoying. The physical buttons on the Nixeus EDG 27 make navigating the on-screen menus quick and easy.

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    The buttons on the display all serve a particular purpose when inside the menu, but also act as shortcuts to certain features. The buttons can be used for quick Input Selection, activating the menu, adjusting audio volume, and adjusting brightness.  Navigating through the OSD menu on EDG 27 is pretty straightforward thanks to the clear labeling and well organized menu system, though you'll have to do some tunneling to hit certain features.

    The plus side to a setup like this is that it is functional and easy to use, but the plain-Jane looking labels and basic buttons don't ad much to the aesthetic appeal.


    Calibration
    Menus and Options




    Sample Test Screens
     
    For some of our testing of the Nixeus EDG 27, we used the Lagom LCD monitor test pages found at http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/. The Lagom LCD monitor test pages provide tests for saturation, banding, sharpness, uniformity, and more.

    Our testing showed that contrast on the Nixeus EDG 27 was very good. The display was also nice and sharp (thanks it its relatively high resolution and pixel density) and it offered good black levels too. The white level performance was top-notch as well.

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    Banding was not an issue at all. And neither was pixel walk. There was virtually no backlight bleed or IPS glow visible when viewing black screens in the dark either. Colored test screens were uniform and clean from corner to corner.

    We also did some testing with the patterns / tools available at Techmind, and didn't discover any major issues. Some color shifts and pixel flashing were evident when moving windows with test patterns across the display, but that is very common. With static windows, the Nixeus EDG 27 looked great. Overall, most users should be very pleased with the performance of this display in our opinion.

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