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Lenovo Q27q-10 review: Casually great

Work and play, definitely the name of the game

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Nowadays, monitors provide a great alternative to television sets in your room. If you’re short on cash to buy good 4K TVs for your console or PC, a decent monitor already suffices. With color accurate and high refresh rate displays, you can’t go wrong with using it for any purpose you want.

Lenovo launched a lineup of monitors earlier this year that they dubbed as “work and play” monitors. One of those monitors was the Lenovo Q27q-10, a decent monitor with a clear display and high refresh rate. In essence, it serves a dual purpose for anyone who wishes to use it.

But, is this worth getting for your own workstation? For starters, here’s what you’re getting with the Lenovo Q27q-10:

It has a 27-inch QHD, near bezel-less display with a 75Hz refresh rate

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It comes with a single metal stand with a cable management hook

Easy to set up, much easier to use

In essence, the Lenovo Q27q-10 is one easy monitor to use and set up initially. The moment I took it out of the box, I didn’t really have to look at the manual for help on setting things up. To be honest, it’s great that they made setting the monitor up easy enough so you don’t waste time.

Once you do set it on your table and connect it to your PC or console, it’s already good to go. I say this because with some monitors, you still need to do some level of display calibration the moment you turn it on. Sometimes, you even need to calibrate the color settings to remove unnecessary yellows in the display.

Except for adjusting the monitor’s refresh rate, this monitor is quite easy to get around the moment you connect it. Speaking of that refresh rate…

Best for work and casual play, as advertised

The Lenovo Q27q-10 comes with a 27-inch QHD display, which is a large enough display on its own. I managed to write this article down while watching high-quality YouTube videos on the side. Also, since it doesn’t require that much calibration, I was already expecting great color accuracy when watching videos or editing photos.

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Now, it’s not an anti-glare display so I wouldn’t recommend using this near your windows. It’s relatively bright even at 70 percent brightness, so you don’t really have to crank it up and risk getting blinded. However, the one time I used this monitor near my window, I could barely see what I was working on at 70%. 

One other feature this monitor comes with is the 75Hz refresh rate, with a 4ms response rate. By competitive gaming standards, this really isn’t much even if it comes with AMD FreeSync compatibility. However, for casual players, you will find great value in it.

Good port selection and cable management, not suited for next-gen

At the back of the display, the Lenovo Q27q-10 comes with an HDMI 1.4 port and a DisplayPort 1.2. Both these ports are equally great, and I honestly believe this is a standard for most work displays moving forward. Also, it comes with internal speakers for audio output when connected to the HDMI port.

As I pointed out earlier, the monitor also comes with a cable management hook at the bottom of the stand. It’s a bit sharp for my liking, but it has enough space to run a lot of wires through it. Throughout my entire use of it, I manage to run power wires, keyboard and mouse wires through it — with so much room to spare.

However, I’m telling you now that this monitor isn’t necessarily suitable for your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. Apart from the low refresh rate, the HDMI 1.4 port simply won’t cut it for that 120 FPS everyone craves for on the next-gen consoles. Another minor detail here is that currently, the PS5 still doesn’t support 1440p displays so expect a resolution drop.

Is this your GadgetMatch?

For PhP 14,995, the Lenovo Q27q-10 provides great value as a work and casual play monitor. It checks out as a wide, bright, and color accurate display fit for anything you throw at it. With a decent refresh rate, you can play casually without worrying too much about image tearing.

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With a good set of ports and nifty features, it serves its dual purpose quite well. Although, if you plan to do some competitive or next-gen gaming, this doesn’t offer you enough features for them.

Overall, this is a great pickup for your WFH or casual gaming setup. At a decent price, it isn’t taxing on your wallet and it’s easy to set up, as well.

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Build the ultimate gaming PC: MSI, EVA e:PROJECT team up

Have an Eva-01 Test Type-themed PC

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EVA e:PROJECT

MSI joined forces with esports brand EVA e:PROJECT for an exclusive collection that gives gamers and fans the chance to build the ultimate gaming PC.

For the collaboration, MSI has incorporated the classic Eva-01 Test Type purple and green colors into these four PC components:

  • Motherboard
  • Liquid cooler
  • Power supply
  • PC case

This will allow enthusiasts to make a one-of-a-kind Evangelion Unit-01 themed PC.

MAG B660 TOMAHAWK

The limited-edition MAG B660 TOMAHAWK motherboard is the centerpiece of the collection.

It features the famed NERV logo on the Extended Heatsink, along with Evangelion’s Matisse EB font.

MSI’s Mystic Light also offers an exclusive EVA lighting effect to add flair.

MAG CORELIQUID C240

The MAG CORELIQUID C240 All-in-One (AIO) Liquid Cooler showcases the Eva-01 Test Type as its main design.

Aside from the NERV logo, the cooler’s water block combines gorgeous ARGB lighting and purple highlights to further stand out.

MAG A650BN, MPG GUNGNIR 110R

Meanwhile, the MAG A650BN power supply unit (PSU) brings its stability and excellent power efficiency while incorporating the colors of the Eva-01 Test Type.

Complementing everything is the MPG GUNGNIR 110R case coming in a sleek design with a tempered glass side panel.

It also features Evangelion’s font and an illustration of the Eva-01 Test Type on the other side.

Availability, giveaways

The MSI X EVANGELION e: PROJECT collection launches this month.

To make things more exciting, MSI has also partnered with Intel and Kingston for giveaways, such as:

  • An Intel 12th Gen processor
  • A Kingston Beast DDR5 memory

Fans are invited to complete quests for a chance to walk away with the grand prize.

For more information on the EVA e:PROJECT, visit the campaign page here for details.

 

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SteelSeries adds world’s lightest gaming mice to Aerox series

The Aerox 5, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 9 Wireless
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SteelSeries continues to expanded its award-winning Aerox series, adding three new ultra-lightweight gaming mice to the collection.

The new Aerox 5, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 9 Wireless mice are now available, offering gamers even better precision, speed, and comfort.

Dubbed as the world’s lightest multi-genre and MMO/MOBA gaming mice, the latest peripherals come with customizable features.

Aerox

These include programmable buttons for instant access to a gamer’s preferred shortcuts, as well as syncing RGB lighting for a more personalized gaming experience.

Pricing, availability

The three new Aerox mice are now available at SteelSeries’ official Lazada and Shopee stores, as well as Challenger, Courts, Endless passion, Tec Drome, Xtreme, and other major channels.

Refer to the table below for the prices and specs.

Model Specs Price
Aerox 5
  • 66g
  • 9 programmable buttons
  • TrueMove Air sensor
  • 100 percent Virgin Grade PTFE feet
  • 3 RGB zones with Brilliant PrismSync Lighting
  • Water-resistant AquaBarrier with IP54 safety rating
SG$ 149
Aerox 5 Wireless
  • 74g
  • Up to 180 hours of battery life
  • 40 hours of use on a 15-minute charge
  • TrueMove Air Sensor
  • Quantum 2.0 Wireless and Bluetooth
SG$ 229
Aerox 9 Wireless
  • 89g
  • 12 programmable buttons
  • Up to 180 hours of battery life
  • 40 hours of use on a 15-minute charge
  • Quantum 2.0 Wireless and Bluetooth
  • Golden Micro IP54 Switches
SG$ 249

In addition, any purchase of SteelSeries entitles customers to a free one-month GeForce NOW cloud gaming subscription.

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New MSI motherboards for Ryzen 7000 announced

To be available later this 2022

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Ryzen 7000

MSI announced the upcoming release of the latest motherboards for its brand-new AMD X670 lineup.

The brand-new motherboards from MSI’s Gaming and PRO series include the following:

  • MEG X670E GODLIKE
  • MEG X670E ACE
  • MPG X670E CARBON WIFI
  • PRO X670-P WIFI

All new motherboards come with support for the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processors and MSI’s exclusive M-Vision Dashboard.

The Ryzen 7000 processors will be the first to use the TSMC 5nm FinFET process, as well as introducing the new AMD Socket AM5 platform.

More new features for the processors include:

  • PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 Memory support
  • Rear USB Type-C support for up Display Port 2.0 output
  • Front USB 32 Gen2 x2 Type-C support for up to 60W power delivery
  • Upgraded VRM design for up to 24+2 Power Phases with 105A Smart Power Stage
  • Support for ARB Gen2 devices

Extraordinary upgrades

Such upgrades for the latest processor will definitely benefit users as far as storage, graphics, speed, and more are concerned.

For more details on the upgraded features for the MEG, MPG, and PRO Series motherboards, refer to the table below.

Motherboard Features
MEG X670E GODLIKE
  • E-ATX PCB size
  • Up to 24+2 VRM phases with 105A Smart Power Stage
  • Stacked fin array design heatsink for cooling, MOSFET baseplate
  • Up to 4 onboard M.2 slots including a M.2 PCIe 5.0 x4 slot and a M.2 XPANDER-Z GEN5 DUAL add-on card
MEG X670E ACE
MPG X670E CARBON WIFI
  • 18+2 VRM power phases with 90A
  • Extended heatsink design for cooling
  • EK Water Blocks-customed monoblock cover for VRM and M.2 sections
PRO X670-P WIFI
  • 14+2 Phases Duet Rail Power System
  • Dual 8-pin CPU power connectors
  • 1 M.2 PCIe 5.0 x4 slot
  • 2.5G LAN and WI-FI 6E solution

 

The X670E and X670 motherboards are expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2022.

 

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