Nixeus NX-VUE27P 1440P IPS Monitor Review
Conclusion; Extreme Value Despite Some Missteps
The Nixeus NX-VUE27P is a rather impressive low-cost monitor that absolutely proves just how far the industry has come in the past few years. A short while ago, in order to get a ’10-bit’ 1440P monitor consumers had to be willing to shell out upwards of a eight hundred dollars. Now all that is needed is $400 and a willingness to settle for a few less bells and whistles. That is impressive no matter what your final opinion of the Nixeus NX-VUE27P is.
When it comes to performance, the Nixeus NX-VUE27P reminds us more of a high-end monitor from only a couple years ago – albeit with a few omissions in order to hit the lower price point – than a modern moderately-priced monitor. These differences are why not everyone will be enthused with the NX-VUE27P, and they can be summed up in five words: uniformity, usability, robustness, and gaming ability.
By opting for an obviously lower grade panel, the end result is a monitor that does not have the panel uniformity of more expensive models. In this sample’s case, the differences were not overly noticeable in real-world scenarios but this will be a deal-breaker for some professionals, which are the target demographic for this model. For average users though, we doubt that many will care one way or the other as unless you really are looking for the difference it is hard to notice. This is due to the anti-glare coating which creates enough reflections to hide uneven uniformity even in moderately lit areas. This coating is also something to consider, but many monitors in this price range use equally annoying glossy coatings so it is hard to knock Nixeus for this.
The usability and robustness are fairly self-evident, but do require some explanation. This monitor is imminently useable, it is just not very user-friendly. The OSD and stand are adequate, but both lack the advanced options that most buyers have come to expect with any monitor. As such, if you care about height adjustment, or portrait to landscape mode abilities, you may need to buy a hundred-dollar monitor arm. The same is true with the lack of factory color calibration, which should be done on all ‘professional’ monitors but obviously has not been done with the VUE27P line. This too is an easy fix, and should not dissuade those interested in getting a heck of a deal. The savings this monitor offers really do more than compensate for the lack of advanced features, and as such we expect that few will consider these to be deal-breakers either.
However, the last issue may turn some average buyers off. This Nixeus model is a semi-professional grade monitor, so if you are interested in blur-free, ultra-smooth gaming this is a sub-optimal choice. This is par for the course with all similar IPS-based monitors, and while the surprisingly deep and rich color pallet does help the gaming experience, hardcore gamers will want to look elsewhere.
As you can see, a perfect monitor this is not, but even with the minor issues taken into account it represents one hell of a great value for the right consumer. Like I said a few times throughout this review, with the NX-VUE27P Nixeus has created one of the best options currently available for budding photographers or video producers who may not have the capital necessary to purchase a higher end alternative. If after weighing the pros and cons you consider the value proposition to be simply too good to pass up, rest assured that I’m highly doubt that you will regret the decision.