- Screen size: 27-inch, 16:9 aspect
- Native resolution: 2,560 x 1,440
- Refresh rate: 144Hz
- Panel type: IPS
- Contrast ratio: 1,000:1 (typical)
- Brightness: 400cd/m2
- Response time: 1ms MPRT
- Display inputs: 2 x HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2
- USB hub: Yes, 2 x USB 3.0
- Tilt: 21 degrees backward, 5 degrees forward
- Raise: 130mm
- Swivel: 20 degrees left and right
- Portrait: Yes
- Other: Audio output, mic input, AMD FreeSync
Based on an IPS panel by Innolux, the Aorus AD27QD monitor is capable of 10-bit color depth via dithering (8-bit + 2-bit FRC) for 1.07 billion colors with a wide 95% DCI-P3 color gamut.
This means that you get accurate, consistent, and vibrant colors which offer a noticeable improvement over the previous-generation 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS panels that were limited to 8-bit color (16.7 million colors and standard sRGB color gamut). Note that in order to get 10-bit color, you will have to limit the refresh rate to 120Hz.
Additionally, the Aorus AD27QD supports entry-level HDR (High Dynamic Range) with VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 certification.
Now, you won’t get a mind-blowing HDR viewing experience but rather just a glimpse of what HDR does. For the ‘true’ HDR viewing experience, a display would need a FALD (full-array local dimming) system which would help it achieve higher brightness and contrast. However, such monitors are also a lot more expensive.
The HDR400 support of the Aorus AD27QD display will provide you with a small but noticeable boost in peak luminance from the typical 280-nits up to ~450-nits for HDR content which nicely complements the wide color gamut.
Lastly, the display is factory-calibrated and we didn’t detect any excessive IPS glow nor backlight bleeding on our unit of the Aorus AD27QD gaming monitor; there were no dead or stuck pixels either.