Displays & Monitors

AORUS FI27Q-X 240Hz QHD Gaming Monitor Review


First impressions of this panel are really fantastic. Just remember, Windows defaults to 60hz, so go to settings on Windows and set that to 240 Hz. Also, you may need to check AMD or Nvidia software to set up FreeSync or G-Sync. The 2560 x 1440 panel offers up a good pixel density and lots of real estate that works well for daily use and easily allows dual windows to be clearly displayed.

A web compressed image doesn’t quite do it justice, but the colours are simply stunning too. Of course, this is a premium (and expensive) IPS panel, so we’d have expected nothing less. However, the out of the box calibration has to be commended.

Viewing angles are excellent too, and despite it being quite sunny today, strong reflections are easily dealt with. Plus, the panel has a strong brightness and somewhat decent contrast ratio with good black levels, which does help considerably.

Watching videos on YouTube is great, but a good quality 4K movie still displays well on the panel. Plus, the calibration is awesome for video content, with really natural skin tones but all the warmth and depth one would expect from an extended colour palette. Again, even with the sun hitting the left side of the screen a little, things are still easy to view.

Gaming is an absolute riot, and games that are locked at 60 FPS look fantastic. However, if you have an unlocked frame rate or a game with native high frame rate support, such as Forza Horizon 4, the overall clarity is overwhelming, even when going fast (yes, I’m aware I’m only doing 48 MPH in the picture, I only have two hands you know!).

The OSD is the same as we’ve seen on prior AORUS models, which is to say it’s pretty fantastic. It’s easy to navigate, everything is put under clear categories and there’s a status bar at the top, telling you what’s enabled/disabled.

There are loads of built-in profiles, plus three blank ones for you to customise.

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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