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Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 Review

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A sub-1ms response time, excellent picture quality, and HDMI 2.1 make the Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 appealing to gamers. The risk of burn-in and higher costs may turn others away.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 is a premium gaming monitor that was released to the market in May 2023. The Corsair offers advanced gaming and productivity features you don’t see in many top-rated computer monitors available today. The display offers a 240Hz refresh rate for smooth motion handling, along with support for variable refresh rate (VRR) technologies and a sub-1ms response time.

This gaming monitor utilizes an OLED panel with a 1440p resolution and features a wide range of connectivity options, including HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort. It even provides a KVM switch for use with multiple connected devices. If you need one of the www.gadgetreview.com/best-gaming-monitor with 4K, consider reading our BenQ PD3200U 4K gaming monitor review.

Best For

  • 120Hz

  • 1440P

  • 144Hz

  • 240Hz

  • 27-Inch

  • 75Hz

  • Business

  • CS:GO

  • Call Of Duty

  • Eye Strain

  • For Mac

  • Fortnite

  • Gaming

  • Graphic Design

  • HDR Content

  • Mac Mini

  • Macbook Pro

  • Nintendo Switch

  • OLED

  • PS4

  • PS5

  • Streaming

  • Vertical

  • Video Editing

  • Watching Movies

  • Xbox One X

Consensus

our Verdict

The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 gaming monitor offers a blazing-fast and smooth gaming experience thanks to its 240Hz refresh rate, VRR support, and ultra-low 0.78ms response time. These features and more make it an excellent choice for competitive gamers, but its higher price tag may turn away more casual gamers.

The Corsair’s OLED panel also means you get fantastic overall picture quality with true blacks, wide viewing angles, and fantastic reflection handling. Unfortunately, OLED’s lower overall brightness levels mean the display struggles with glare in well-lit rooms. The 1440p display resolution creates a good combination of performance and image quality for gamers. The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 also provides HDMI 2.1 compatibility for console gamers and a built-in KVM switch for productivity users.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent OLED Picture Quality
    • OLED panels offer fantastic picture quality with near-infinite contrast levels that create perfect black uniformity. This means your display will look truly black during dark scenes instead of gray, like you see on other monitors.

    • The Corsair Xeneon also offers a 1440p display resolution for a sharper, more detailed picture quality.

  • Ultra-Fast Response Time
    • With a tested 0.78ms response time, this monitor ranks in the top 10% of gaming monitors tested. If you play fast-paced or competitive games, this is an excellent choice.

  • Low Input Lag
    • This Corsair gaming monitor offers an input lag of 13.55ms, which means that you’ll get a near-instantaneous response on the display after you click a button on your mouse or keyboard. This is on par with the average input lag for monitors in this category.

  • High Refresh Rate and VRR Support
    • With a high refresh rate of 240Hz and support for VRR technology like NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync, the Corsair Xeneon creates a smooth motion-handling experience with minimal screen tearing.

Reason to Avoid

  • Lower Peak Brightness Levels
    • OLED displays don’t offer high brightness levels, especially when compared to standard LED alternatives. This Corsair monitor offers a peak brightness of 317 nits, which will struggle with glares in well-lit rooms.

  • Higher Input Lag with Different Refresh Rates
    • While the Corsair’s input lag at 240Hz is excellent, it struggles with input lag at lower refresh rates. It features a 10ms input lag at 120Hz and a 20mz input lag at 60Hz, which isn’t great for gaming purposes.

  • Potential OLED Burn-In
    • All OLED displays run the risk of burn-in, especially with static pieces of the display. This is less of a risk for gamers because the image constantly changes. However, burn-in is a much more considerable risk for productivity users who often experience static portions of applications for extended periods of use

Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 Specs

Available InputsAvailable Inputs3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB
Bluelight FilterBluelight FilterYes
Built-In SpeakersBuilt-In SpeakersNo
Built-In WebcamBuilt-In WebcamNo
Curved ScreenCurved ScreenNo
Display TypeOLED
Flicker FreeFlicker FreeYes
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatHDR10
High Dynamic Range (HDR)Yes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeOLED
Refresh Rate240 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time0.03 ms
Rotating ScreenRotating ScreenYes
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)317.53
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)9,473
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)96.1167
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)90.46
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)106.96
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)70.1
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)13.55
Response Time (ms)0.7867
Reflections % (Total Reflections)1.8
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)70
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)70
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)70
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)70

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Market Context

The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 is a premium gaming monitor that was released to the market in May 2023. The Corsair offers advanced gaming and productivity…

The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 is a premium gaming monitor that was released to the market in May 2023. The Corsair offers advanced gaming and productivity features you don’t see in many top-rated computer monitors available today. The display offers a 240Hz refresh rate for smooth motion handling, along with support for variable refresh rate (VRR) technologies and a sub-1ms response time.

This gaming monitor utilizes an OLED panel with a 1440p resolution and features a wide range of connectivity options, including HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort. It even provides a KVM switch for use with multiple connected devices. If you need one of the www.gadgetreview.com/best-gaming-monitor with 4K, consider reading our BenQ PD3200U 4K gaming monitor review.

The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 is the brand’s only OLED gaming monitor, and it offers a higher 240Hz refresh compared to options like the Xeneon 315QHD165…

The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 is the brand’s only OLED gaming monitor, and it offers a higher 240Hz refresh compared to options like the Xeneon 315QHD165 with its 165Hz refresh rate. The OLED option is also one of the brand’s most expensive displays, but it only offers a 1440p display resolution compared to the brand’s similarly-priced Xeneon 32UHD144.

The Corsair Xeneon offers an incredibly similar feature set and functionality to the ASUS ROG Swift PG27AQDM, which is also an OLED gaming monitor. They…

The Corsair Xeneon offers an incredibly similar feature set and functionality to the ASUS ROG Swift PG27AQDM, which is also an OLED gaming monitor. They both offer 240Hz refresh rates, but the Corsair offers a faster response time and support for HDMI 2.1 connectivity, which is better for console gaming. Read our [ASUS ROG Swift PG27AQDM review](https://www.gadgetreview.com/asus-rog-pg27aqdm-review) to learn more.

The Corsair’s OLED panel offers better picture quality than the Razer Raptor 27, but the Razer offers a lower input lag at 5ms compared to…

The Corsair’s OLED panel offers better picture quality than the Razer Raptor 27, but the Razer offers a lower input lag at 5ms compared to the Corsair’s 13.55ms. Both the Corsair and the Alienware AW2723DF offer 240Hz refresh rates, but the Corsair still wins in terms of picture quality thanks to its ability to create perfect blacks. Read our Alienware AW2723DF review to learn more.

Available Inputs

3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

Bluelight Filter

Yes

Yes

Built-In Speakers

No

Yes

Built-In Webcam

No

No

Curved Screen

No

No

Display Type

OLED

LCD

LED

Flicker Free

Yes

Yes

HDMI Inputs

2

2

2

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    92
    The Corsair XENEON 27QHD240 is excellent for most uses. It’s incredible for gaming because it… Read More

    By:

    Jake Thauvette
  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Corsair’s 27-inch 1440p OLED computer monitor is a winner, sure to impress both console players… Read More

    By:

    Zackery Cuevas
  • Kit Guru
    77.17

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    It’s a great gaming display and excels if you can push the framerate close to… Read More

    By:

    Dominic Moass
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 has no real flaws. It’s expensive but given its professional-grade accuracy… Read More

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 OLED may be a small display, but its stunning and crisp… Read More

    By:

    Michelle Rae Uy
  • Tech Power Up
    61.84

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    With that said, I don’t consider this to be a particularly good choice for productivity…. Read More

    By:

    Unknown

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