American company NZXT, which is actually better known for its PC cases, is celebrating its gaming display debut with two models. The Canvas 27Q (27-inch) and Canvas 32Q (31.5-inch) have a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (WQHD), achieve a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz, and eliminate tearing with the help of FreeSync Premium.
The 27-inch is flat and uses IPS, while the 31.5-inch comes with 1500R curvature and what appears to be a VA panel. The latter is still unclear, as the datasheet mentions a contrast ratio of 1000:1, which is more typical for IPS, which should actually be at least 2500:1 or 3000:1 for VA. We are currently consulting with the responsible German press office to clarify this.
The other key innovations are largely identical: 8-bit color depth, 300 cd/m² luminance, 99 percent sRGB, and HDR10 support are offered. In addition, there is talk of a response time of 1 ms; whether this refers to the gray shift or is an MPRT specification is not clear from the information material. We are currently trying to find out about this as well. On the connection side, there are two HDMI 2.0 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.2, a USB 3.0 hub, a headphone jack, and USB-C with DisplayPort Alternate Mode.
The canvas screens are available in different colors (black, white, black and white) and optionally with or without support. Alternatively, a monitor arm (single or double) can also be reserved on request. Of Canvas NZXT 27Q is available from 409 euros directly from the manufacturer, while for the Canvas NZXT 32Q at least 499 euros will be owed. By the way, both products have in common blue light filtering, flicker-free backlighting, VESA mounting (100 x 100 mm), and a three-year warranty.
NZXT Display Specifications
AV (?) (32Q)
|resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels (WQHD)|
|diagonal||27 or 31.5 inches|
|pixel density||109 and 93 dpi, respectively|
|color depth||8 bit|
|Response time (G2G)||1ms (?)|
|contrast ratio||1000:1 (27Q)|
1 display port 1.2
2 x USB 3.0 (downstream)
1 x USB 3.0 (upstream)
1 headphone output
|ergonomics||Blue light filter, VESA mount (100 x 100 mm), flicker-free backlight, stand (optional) or monitor arm|
|Synchronization technology||FreeSync Premium|
|Miscellaneous||Different selectable color variations|
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