Lenovo Y27g: 144Hz 27-inch VA G-Sync Gaming Monitor

The Lenovo Y27g was revealed at CES 2016 and it marks the company’s entrance into the high refresh rate monitor market. Some of the monitor’s features are lackluster while others do offer something very much appreciated.

The 27-inch curved gaming monitor is equipped with a VA panel which can be described as better than TN panels, but worse than IPS panels in terms of quality. The Lenovo Y27g has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 which when combined with its 27-inch size offer users the pixel density of 82 pixels per inch. Ideally, we would have liked to see 2560 x 1440 resolution that many other 27 inch monitors have as it would bump it up to 109 pixels per inch.

The monitor claims a rather slow 8ms response time whereas other VA panels typically have 4ms response time. The 300cd/m² brightness is in line with what is usually seen, but it is the 3000:1 advertised static contrast ratio that has us excited since most gaming monitors claim a static contrast ratio of just 1000:1.

A very welcome inclusion is NVIDIA’s G-Sync which will help deal with any tearing and juddering that you might otherwise encounter. Also worth noting is that the monitor’s stand allows you easily lift, tilt, and swivel the monitor for the optimal viewing angle and there’s even a built-in headphone hook for convenient access.

Lenovo also revealed that the Lenovo Y27g RE, a special Razer Edition, will include Chroma lighting effects. If you enjoy Razer products and their styling then this version is definitely the way to go. This Chroma feature enables the user to control lighting effects behind the monitor and set them to be based on in-game events or setup custom profiles. Both versions will become available in June 2016 with the original Y27g priced at $549 and the Y27g RE priced at $599.

Lenovo Y27g Specifications
Panel TypeVA
Screen Size27 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio16:9
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time4ms
Adaptive SyncG-Sync
Static Contrast Ratio3000:1
Built-in SpeakersNo
VESA Mount CompatibilityYes
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Dan Alder
Dan Alder
Dan's logged far too many hours in CS 1.6 and reminisces about LAN parties back in the good ol' days. He's also an engineer that's interested in anything to do with tech.

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