Philips 272M8 27" FHD Freesync IPS 144hz Gaming Monitor $249 (Was $298) @ Officeworks
Last edited 21/12/2019 - 18:37 by 1 other user
This is amazing price for FHD IPS 144hz monitor which I believe is one of lowest price for a 144hz IPS monitor that is not a flash sale, coupon or discount code etc and even cheaper than some TN and VA 144hz monitors which are usually cheaper than IPS monitor. It also cheaper than the comparable monitor being AOC 27G2 which sells for around $315-$329 where the main difference is the AOC monitor has a better monitor stand but I believe it uses the same Chinese made Panda IPS panel.
At the time of posting there is roughly 400 stock across various Victorian stores and 30 available online (VIC) please note I cannot check stock levels of other states please call Officeworks call centre 1300 OFFICE (633 423) or your local Officeworks to determine stock availability.
Disclosure I work at an Officeworks store as a team member and I am posting this deal because it great deal for a gaming monitor. Note I do not represent Officeworks and all of what I have wrote in this post is my opinion and experience using the monitor.
Here is my small review of this monitor below.
I bought this monitor for my brother and what I have seen of this monitor is very similar to his Acer Nitro VG271P it has very similar motion and response times to the Acer monitor with it having the same Freesync range 44-144hz though I believe the Philips monitor might be better at using Freesync with response times because the Acer one has annoying problem of Freesync locking overdrive to normal.
Looking at the colour accuracy I calibrated both to sRGB using my X-Rite i1 Display Pro colour performance both look very good displaying colours though even though I calibrated both to the same brightest and colour space (sRGB) there is some minor colour differences between the two displays. I am not sure if it because of not getting calibration right due both monitors I believe having slightly wider colour gamut than sRGB, have different backlight Acer 400 cd/m2 Philips 250 cd/m2 or due to inaccuracy in monitor panel variations.
Despite these colour accuracy issues I had the monitor performs great for gaming and has good enough colour accuracy and performance for media and everyday use and could be used for graphic design work though because it is a cheaper monitor it generally not suitable for colour critical work and it better to buy colour accurate monitor from Eizo or BenQ as opposed to a gaming monitor which are generally not designed for optimal colour performance.
• Good to great response times observed using Blur Busters.
• Cheap price (one of cheapest for an FHD IPS 144hz display).
• Is a relatively new product and has fast price drop.
• Is an IPS monitor so you get good motion with good viewing angles and colour accuracy.
• VESA compatible so can replace poor quality stand with better a monitor arm or stand.
• Poor stand only has tilt
• Cable in box only comes with a HDMI cable(provided HDMI cable works for 144hz and Freesync for AMD GPUs) (Nvidia GPUs need to provide your own Displayport cable to use adaptive sync).
• Backlight is only 250 cd/m2 so not suitable for very bright environments.
• Has a non standard IEC-C13 power cable, has an external power supply.
Edit fixed title and wording on HDMI Cable.
Edit 2 added one con.
Philips product page https://www.philips.com.hk/en/c-p/272M8_69/momentum-lcd-moni...