The QNIX QX2710 has been one of the cheapest 1440P monitors on the market for a long time now, ranging from $200-$300 (depending on time and sales), with a high quality PLS panel that is QHD and overclockable, it seems to be a great buy (even by today’s standards), but is it?
Obviously with a monitor this cheap, you aren’t going to get “high quality” everywhere you look, the first and biggest place QNIX cheaped out on was the exterior. The entire chassis is made of incredibly cheap plastic materials, making it look very generic and plain. Almost like a flatscreen TV from several years ago.
The bezels are so weak in fact, that when you install the monitor stand, the bezzels which support the built in stand, bend under pressure, making back light bleed a noticeable issue on the bottom of the display.
Fortunately, you do get a 100 x 100 VESA mount so you can mount this display to a better stand or wall mount. However, be warned, the screw holes are very shallow, so you’ll most likely need 4 nuts to even install the 4 screws which mount the vesa stand/wall mount to the monitor. Plus, to add onto that, the stem of the monitor’s base is not easily removable, meaning you’ll have to void your warranty by cracking the entire monitor open, taking the panel out of the chassis, and then finally unscrewing the stem. So, while it’s VESA compatible, you have to jump thru a few hoops to get it working and looking right.
The built in speakers are an absolute disaster, very noisy and very low quality, your generic smartphone’s speaker sounds like a Harmon Kardon sound system compared to the built in speakers in the QX2710.
This is where things get quite a LOT better, the Samsung panel QNIX decided to use is absolutely AMAZING!! From my eye, the color calibration looks great on my QX2710, so you can use it for a good amount of photo editing, however you’ll probably still want to calibrate your QNIX QX2710 if you need the absolute best color gamut. The panel itself uses Samsung’s PLS technology which is another form of IPS and looks the exact same.
The big bonus with buying this monitor is overclocking, QNIX does say that this monitor is designed for overclocking out of the box, so if you are a gamer and want higher refresh rates above 60hz, you can do that with this monitor. Now, overclocking isn’t guaranteed, but from what theQNIX QX2710 community have said, nearly all QX2710s are capable of 96hz refresh rate, most can hit 100hz, and some can hit 110hz. However hardly ANY can hit 120hz without tweaking timings manually.
The high 8ms response time might be worrisome to some of you out there, however from my personal experience, I haven’t noticed any sort of issues with the high 8ms response time at all. The only time I’ve noticed it is if a dark object that is brown or black is moving against a white or light blue background, they you can see it a little, but even then, you have to really look for it.
Should You Buy This Product?
The biggest thing going for the QX2710, just like all QNIX monitors is it’s incredibly low price. From today to a year or so after it went on sale, it’s stayed in the very budget friendly $200-$300 price bracket.
The display itself is more of a Jack of all trades sort of monitor, it isn’t the best at gaming, or content creation, or for photoshop usage, but it can do all these things pretty well. You’ll also have to be willing to sacrifice on aesthetics and the whole exterior of the monitor. Prepare for it to get scratched easily, bend easily, and just look ugly. The bezel is simply there to get the job done, nothing more.
Another huge issue I’ve just recently come across with these monitors is that not all QNIX QX2710s are made the same. Some batches are made really well, then there are quite a few that are bad batches (mine just happened to be in a good batch i guess).
My recommendation would be this, buy the QX2710 only if you absolutely need a 27″ 1440P monitor but can’t go beyond $300. If you can squeeze your budget, even a little, past $300, there are far better options out there.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column]