Here’s A 144Hz 27″ QHD Screen For $359

Here’s A 144Hz 27″ QHD Screen For $359

And to think you used to have to pay over $800 for 23″ screens that supported 120Hz.

I still have one of those monitors, by the way. But if you’re after a more affordable 144Hz screen for gaming, Kogan are selling a Samsung-based VA panel that should do the trick. It’ll cost you $359 sans shipping, although the screen is using a Samsung VA panel underneath.

Importantly, the monitor also supports FreeSync over DisplayPort and HDMI 2.0 from 48Hz to 144Hz, which is nice and wide.

Here’s the full spec dump:

Brightness: 250cd/m²
Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
Curvature: 1800R
Panel: VA
Panel Manufacturer: Samsung
Maximum refresh rate: 144Hz
Native resolution: 2560 x 1440
Response Time: 5ms (G2G)
Size: 27″
Viewing Angle: 178° / 178°
Dimensions: 613mm x 440.8mm x 225.5mm, 4.4kg
VESA Wall Mount: 75 x 75


The monitor only ships with a single DisplayPort cable, however, so you’ll need your own HDMI 2.0 cable around if you’re thinking about pairing the FreeSync support with your Xbox One/Xbox One X. Kogan also claims the monitor supports over 99% of the sRGB gamut, and VESA mounts if you’d prefer.

For more info, head to the listing here. It’s one of the cheapest 144Hz screens you can get on the market for that size. You can pay a little more to grab a 1440p 27″ 144Hz screen from Acer as well, but that’ll set you back around $500.

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  • Pretend for a minute I know nothing about screen, is this actually a decent screen? I have an Xbox one X and a pretty decent Gaming PC (Certainly capable of running stuff at 1440P. Or am I better off saving my pennies for something better?

    • What gpu?

      I have a GTX 1070 and tried a Samsung 144hz VA panel earlier this year and was very disappointed.

      Ended up getting the 24″ Dell 165hz g-sync TN panel on sale and have been blown away at how great it is. Though i did need to install a calibration file as it doesn’t look great with stock settings (happy to point you in the right direction for that).

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