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NZXT Canvas 27Q Review (1440p/165Hz)

Rating: 8.5.

It's not often we see an established brand trying its hand at something completely new. But that is the case for NZXT, as the company recently launched its first ever gaming monitors. In this review we focus on the Canvas 27Q, a 27in 2560×1440 IPS display with a 165Hz refresh rate. Available for £389, or without a stand for £40 less, we find out if this screen is worth buying.

We've been reviewing NZXT cases for years, and it wasn't that long ago the company expanded into motherboards too. This year has seen further expansion for the company, with NZXT peripherals hitting the market, but today we are checking out the Canvas 27Q – NZXT's first gaming monitor.

More accurately, it is one of the first gaming monitor's from NZXT, as the company has also launched the Canvas 32Q. Both share the same core spec, but the 32Q is a 32in screen size, while it's also curved. Today however, we are focusing on the flat-screen 27Q in this review.


  • Size: 27″
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Resolution: QHD (2560×1440)
  • Refresh Rate: 165Hz
  • Bezel Type: Borderless
  • Form Factor: Flat
  • Aspect Ratio: 16: 9
  • Color Gamut: sRGB 99%
  • HDR: HDR 10
  • Adaptive Sync: FreeSync Premium, G-Sync Compatible
  • VESA Compatibility: 100x100mm
  • Display Surface: Anti-Glare
  • Flicker Free: Yes
  • Low Blue Light: Yes
  • Display Colors: 16.7M
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Brightness: 300cd/m²
  • Viewing Angle: 178° / 178° (Typ)
  • Active Display Area: 596.74 (H) x 335.66 (V)
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000: 1
  • Ports and connectors:
    • HDMI: 2.0 x2
    • DP: 1.2 x1
    • USB Type A: 3.0 x2
    • USB C / DP Alt: x1
    • USB B: 3.0 x1
    • Audio: 3.5mm x1
  • Product Dimension (with stand): 615mm x 526.6mm x 219.7mm
  • Product Dimension (without stand): 615mm x 367mm x 69.8mm
  • Net Weight (kg), Panel Only: 3.7kg (8.15lb)
  • Net Weight, Stand Only: 2.6kg (5.73lb)
  • Warranty: 3 years

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