Lenovo L27q-20 Monitor Review

Lenovo L27q-20 Monitor Review

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First of all in my Lenovo L27q-20 Monitor Review, I have to say: when you get into a certain range in monitors it is all about what is your primary feature that separate you from the pack. That range is right around $300 dollars and this model fits right on that line.

This monitor features a sleek silver design using the maximum amount of screen it can on its borderless frame thanks to a super slim bezel. 27 inches is a great size for its range but the really focus in this model is superb picture quality.

Finding that type of screen size along with super high-quality Quad HD 1440p visuals in a mid range monitor is quite rare to find. Lenovo went out of their way to make sure people with budget concerns can afford to see that 2K HD glory.

The speed is also pretty nice for the price range to make a pretty robust package. You can find touchscreens for less or even gamer specific monitors, but this models combination of size, picture quality, and speed deserves a bit of shine to itself. Of course the utility is lacking so you better really enjoy that picture.

Specs at a Glance

  • 27″ IPS QHD Display
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 2560 x 1440 Maximum Resolution
  • 4 ms Response Time
  • 60 Hz Refresh Rate
  • 1000:1 Native Contrast
  • 3 Million:1 Dynamic Contrast
  • 350 cd/m2 Brightness
  • 1.07 Billion Colors
  • 99% sRGB Coverage
  • 1x Display Port
  • 1x HDMI Port
  • Tilt Adjustable
  • Cable Management System
  • Security Lock Slot
  • Audio Line Out
  • Product Dimensions 9.33 x 18.36 x 24.08

Pros

  • At a high mid range price this model still delivers top of the line visual capabilities thanks to its high resolution and large screen size.
  • Speed is here to help smooth out the edges for gamers even though it doesn’t have freesync or G-Sync
  • Great color depth in comparison to similarly priced competition

Cons

  • As mentioned above no built in graphical synchronization
  • The extra utility is extremely light for a pretty basic level of connectivity

Lenovo L27q-20 Review

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Design and Features

If I told you that you could get a 27 inch IPS monitor for a pretty good price this would be a nice model to present to anyone. That size of the screen along with the color perception that IPS allows is something that you will often see in monitors that cost a hundred dollars more. While these are both nice to have the true beauty comes in when we get to the topic of resolution.

Lenovo outfitted this model with a 2560 x 1440 resolution for gorgeous, vibrant, and crisp 1440p visuals that will make people turn heads. You don’t see colors like these every day its magnified on the 27-inch screen.

This pumps out an amazing 1.07 billion colors differentiating itself from almost every other monitor you will find for near $300. Most monitors in this range top out at 16.7 million. To couple along with the colors, we have an impressive brightness score of 350 cd/m2 which means that this monitor handles darkness and shadows well too.

On the flip side while the static contrast ratio is the standard 1000:1 the dynamic contrast ratio is surprisingly low at only 3 million to one. This means that stable images will look great but when the action speeds up some blur might occur that you wouldn’t see elsewhere. However, when you have a rough edge you smooth it out as well as possible and that is what Lenovo has done here.

While the ratio lags behind the overall speed of this monitor is actually quite spectacular. A 4 millisecond response time allows for a level of smoothness in action that will help you forget that this monitor does not have any graphical synchronization built in. The refresh rate is also decent maxing out at 74 Hz gives you at least the hope of achieving over 60 frames per second even if it does not always surpass it.

This monitor is also TUV certified so it’s made to protect your eyes well in competition with the rest of the market. Blue light and flicker free technology are very nice to have though even if you do not always notice the work that they do.

The visual capabilities of this model are truly awe inspiring especially when you consider the price. Who needs a bunch of funky features when the main feature you are looking for is done so well

Extra Features

Speaking of features there are not any here for you to really gloat about. We have no USB ports at all so your handshakes will have to be limited to wireless activities. As far as a connection for monitors we have to two most basic solutions.

An HDMI port and a standard 1.2 Display port will be your only built in connections. This is quite puzzling considering Lenovo designed this model for easy cable management. I do not really see the point of a cable management system if there isn’t any room to connect cables. For any with safety concerns, there is a security lock slot though no cable is provided.

When it comes to maneuverability this model is only tilted adjustable but that makes sense for a 27-inch monitor.

Lenovo L27q-20 Monitor Conclusion

Lenovo is located in China and it seems this monitor shares some similarities with its birthplace. Like China, this monitor is large and beautiful in its majesty sporting top of the line size and resolution for a monitor in the $300 dollar range.

As nice as that is though, it is not going to help anyone who has specific uses in mind for their monitor. It makes a good purchase for a graphics designers or gamers while not being a great purchase for either. Unless you only deal with stationary graphics you can find more focused machines around the same price line.

The real miss fire is in the area of extra features however as this monitor is devoid of them. The first thing you will probably think of with this monitor is a TV and it’s a great representation because while this monitor definitely delivers great size and a gorgeous picture.

It also lacks many of the computer specific properties that make a monitor unique.

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