Tech Review Tuesday: BenQ SW271 IPS vs HP Omen VA
Posted 20th November 2018 By: Derpina    152 Views
Esports News – It’s getting harder and harder to choose the best gaming equipment because of the number of gaming monitors in the market right now. It requires a lot of effort to choose the best panel that can smoothly handle the graphics and complex environment of games like CSGO, Overwatch, League of Legends, and Dota 2.
To make the selection easier, this week’s episode of Tipify Gaming Equipment series introduces two types of LCD panels that work best with competitive gaming, Vertical Alignment (VA) and In-Plane Switching (IPS) panels. Let’s see the difference between the two through the best-selling monitors from BenQ and HP.
BenQ SW271 IPS
IPS monitors are designed to provide the perfect viewing angles, color, and contrast of the graphics presented on screen, and the BenQ SW271 can do just that. It has the phenomenal accuracy of all colors and the impressive flexibility of the viewing angles. The 27-inch monitor supports HDR and has a wide gamut collection, including the Adobe RGB. Beyond that, it also includes fixed modes for sRGB, Rec.709, DCI-P3, and HDR10 signals. The brightness and contrast, on the other hand, can reach 350 nits and 1,000:1 ratio, respectively.
BenQ SW271 is not only accurate in terms of colors and visuals, it’s also on point in delivering commands and transmitting the movements of the gameplay. Its response rate of 5ms can deliver a 23ms draw time and 62ms of total input lag. You’ll never experience motion blur when you make fast mouse movements and keyboard combos. In every angle, all the stand movements are firm and can offer 45 degrees swivel in each direction. You can get a 90 degrees portrait mode if you want to customize your gaming room in that angle; the menu and the orientation will automatically rotate and follow the format. The SW271 IPS retails for under $1,000 USD on Amazon.
HP Omen VA
VA monitors are good in providing refresh rates and contrast levels since its panel’s liquid crystals are aligned vertically. With that, we have the HP Omen as one of the best VA monitors in the market. It’s known for its impressive performance optimization and image detail accuracy. It’s equipped with 75Hz refresh rate, 5ms response time, and 3000:1 contrast ratio. The extreme contrast levels are best for accentuating the vibrant colors of whatever game you’re playing, so it can possibly offer 100% sRGB coverage and 1.07 billion colors via FRC.
For story-driven games like Overwatch, the Omen HP VA can go even higher in offering benefits. It automatically activates its Freesync technology and adjusts the setting realistically to keep the frame rates optimal when delivering the graphics you need. Also, it can limit the disturbing defects you usually find when the game’s leading you to a dark area, canceling the possibilities for more panel flaws to arise, such as the backlight bleed. You can get the Omen VA on amazon for around $500 USD.