We’re IPS people here at PCGamesN. Ask us what sort of panel we want in our monitors and it’s IPS. And with a 27-inch screen on offer in this year’s HP Cyber Monday sale it’s definitely our pick of the day. The HP 27er monitor is available with 44% knocked off the standard sticker price, saving $110 with the affordable screen in the sale for just under $140. Bargain.
What makes IPS panels so good? Without getting too bogged down into the specifics (we’re not going into the whole in-plane switching thing right now…) they offer the truest color representation outside of the ultra-expensive OLED screen technology, making them great for photo and video editing, and of-course gaming. They’re far superior to the traditional cheap TN gaming monitor, with immaculate viewing angles, and excellent contrast.
And with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 the HP 27er is a great companion for a mainstream gaming rig, allowing you to hit high frame rates without the GPU demands of something like a 2560 x 1440 or 4K screen.