Hanns.G’s 28-inch HG281D monitor gets reviewed

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Hanns.G’s 28-inch HG281D monitor doesn’t look to have gotten much in the way of an official release ’round these parts, but that hasn’t stopped the folks at Extreme Tech from snagging one for a review, with them lured in mainly by the monitor’s sub-$700 price tag. As you might expect, while the monitor hits all the right spec marks, including a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 3 ms response time, and 800:1 contrast ratio, it doesn’t quite hold its own against similarly-sized, and significantly more expensive monitors. The biggest problem, it seems, is the monitor’s poor gamma curve and dark color performance which, when combined with the utter lack of any extra features, make the monitor tough for them to recommend. On the upside, it apparently does have good fast-motion performance, and there is that price, but it sounds like you may want to wait for some of the competition to go on sale before taking the plunge on this one.


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