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The monitor has 100% brightness and 75% contrast by default. I achieved a 100nit white by selecting 36% brightness and 40% contrast. The brightness is regulated by means of backlight modulation at a frequency of 183Hz. You should not increase the contrast setting above 80% as it leads makes light halftones indistinguishable from white.

Color gradients are reproduced perfectly at the default settings but look barely striped at reduced values of contrast.

The color gamut differs from those of both models discussed above. It is absolutely standard, coinciding with sRGB in blues, being smaller than it in reds and larger in greens.


The average white brightness uniformity is 6.1% with a maximum deflection of 14.9%. For black, the average and maximum are 6.7% and 21.6%, respectively. That’s an average result. The pictures above show you that the monitor has dark triangles near the sides of the screen. The center of the screen is the brightest on white. On black, the bottom of the screen is the brightest spot, too.


The gamma curves are good at the default settings, betraying no serious defects. Both darks and lights are reproduced normally, the value of gamma being close to the required 2.2.


The curves improve at the reduced brightness and contrast. They get closer to each other. The curves are somewhat higher than the theoretical one in the left part of the diagram, but the difference is small and won’t show up in practice. The traditionally narrow viewing angles of the TN matrix are going to distort the image more than that.

The color temperature setup is acceptable. The temperatures of white and dark-gray deflect the most from the average value but the former can be corrected by lowering the contrast setting and the latter is rather inconspicuous for the eye. The monitor may seem to produce a cold image in the Normal mode which is set by default. Try switching into the Warm mode then. The Warm mode yields a temperature of 6500K just as demanded by the sRGB standard.

This monitor delivers a higher contrast ratio than the previous two models, yet doesn’t reach 400:1, either.

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