A lot of people have been building PC rigs over the last couple of months, primarily thanks to a ton of great Ryzen deals over the last few months. So, naturally, it’s a great time to think about cheap gaming monitors as well.
It’s a sign of how mature gaming monitors are that Zowie, at least in Australia, are still able to happily command a $1000-plus premium for a 27-inch 240Hz screen with a TN panel’s image quality, brightness and general features. And that’s the benefit of being good at what you do: It doesn’t matter if competitors have newer technology if it doesn’t get you a better product at the end of the day.
However, all good things must come to an end. And that’s the ZOWIE XL2746S’s biggest problem: Time.
It’s not hard to see why MSI has taken such a sizeable chunk of the monitor market, especially with the MAG272CQR. Look at this combo: a 27-inch 1ms screen with 165Hz refresh rate, a decent VA panel with an unobtrusive 1500R curve and 1440p resolution. Oh and if you can…