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INNOCN 27M2V Review

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The INNOCN 27M2V is a great overall value thanks to its high 700-nit brightness and 1152:1 contrast. So-so build quality aside, gamers will appreciate its 48 Gbps HDMI 2.1, 160Hz refresh rate, and 4 ms lag time.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The INNOCN 27m2v is the brand’s mid-range 27-inch gaming monitor, which was released in early 2023. Like some of the best computer monitors on the market, it uses mini LED technology. It has 1152 local dimming zones, giving it deep blacks and high contrast.

Designed to appeal to gamers seeking the best gaming monitors on a budget, it has a 160-Hz refresh rate, standard VRR support, and 48 Gbps HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for high-framerate 4K. Its USB-C option with DP alt mode and up to 90W of power appeals to PC users. It comes with a stand with 4.7 inches of height adjustment. Despite premium specs, the 27M2V is priced closer to budget gaming monitors.

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Consensus

our Verdict

The mid-range, 4K INNOCN 27M2V is one of the highest-rated gaming monitors in its category with nearly class-leading brightness of 700 cd/m^2 in normal mode and over 1100 cd/m^2 in HDR mode. Gaming performance is good, with crucial specs like a 160Hz refresh rate–not industry-leading, but enough for the high fps modes in most console games. It has two HDMI 2.1 ports with 48 Gbps bandwidth. Input lag is on par with pricier gaming monitors, averaging 4.0 ms.

Motion appears smooth up to 60 fps, though testing revealed artifacts during 4K 60p viewing. Ergonomics are good with 4.7 inches of height adjustment. Build quality is a concern, however, with a plasticky feel. The display doesn’t sit fully vertically in portrait mode.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great image quality
    • It has 4K resolution and can display a wide color gamut with 97.5% Adobe RGB coverage, outperforming over 80% of tested monitors

    • Great contrast with a contrast ratio of over 9,000:1 in HDR mode and excellent black uniformity with just .35% deviation, making it among the top 40% of monitors.

  • Fast response time
    • 4.9 ms response time beats out ⅔ of tested monitors

  • Low input lag
    • Its tested 4-ms input lag is better than ¾ of the monitors tested.

  • Fast refresh rate
    • Its 160 Hz refresh rate is above average, while VRR support helps make gaming action scenes look smooth and tear-free.

Reason to Avoid

  • Build quality doesn’t stand out
    • The backing and display are all plastic.

  • Ergonomics are worse than average for home office use, especially compared to models like the BENQ benq pd3200u 4k gaming monitor.
    • Lacks adjustability and doesn’t sit level in portrait mode

  • Poor viewing angle
    • The 29-degree horizontal washout puts it in the bottom third of tested computer monitors

INNOCN 27M2V 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 TypeLED
Flicker FreeFlicker FreeYes
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatHDR10
High Dynamic Range (HDR)Yes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate160 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Rotating ScreenRotating ScreenYes
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium Pro

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)703
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)4,624
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)98.4
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)97.95
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.65
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)80.2
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)25.6
Response Time (ms)4.9
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.4
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)29
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)29
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)29
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)29

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Market Context

The INNOCN 27m2v is the brand’s mid-range 27-inch gaming monitor, which was released in early 2023. Like some of the best computer monitors on the…

The INNOCN 27m2v is the brand’s mid-range 27-inch gaming monitor, which was released in early 2023. Like some of the best computer monitors on the market, it uses mini LED technology. It has 1152 local dimming zones, giving it deep blacks and high contrast.

Designed to appeal to gamers seeking the best gaming monitors on a budget, it has a 160-Hz refresh rate, standard VRR support, and 48 Gbps HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for high-framerate 4K. Its USB-C option with DP alt mode and up to 90W of power appeals to PC users. It comes with a stand with 4.7 inches of height adjustment. Despite premium specs, the 27M2V is priced closer to budget gaming monitors.

Compared to the ASUS ROG PG27, the INNOCN model has less contrast and less deep blacks. The ASUS has a 240 Hz max refresh rate,…

Compared to the ASUS ROG PG27, the INNOCN model has less contrast and less deep blacks. The ASUS has a 240 Hz max refresh rate, while the INNOCN maxes out at 160 Hz. Both monitors offer HDMI 2.1 for console gaming. The ROG PG27 has an even lower input lag than the INNOCN 27M2V, at just 2.5 ms in its fastest mode, with VRR enabled, where the INNOCN is 4.0 ms. The INNOCN monitor offers higher resolution, with full 4K available, compared to the ASUS at 1440p.

Compared to the Cooler Master Tempest GP27U, the INNOCN 27M2V offers equal 4K resolution, similar input specs, and better contrast thanks to its 1152 zones…

Compared to the Cooler Master Tempest GP27U, the INNOCN 27M2V offers equal 4K resolution, similar input specs, and better contrast thanks to its 1152 zones instead of 576, letting it display deeper blacks than the GP27U with less blooming around bright objects. Both models’ refresh rates max out at 160 Hz, but the Cooler Master has slightly smoother motion handling. Both offer sub-5-ms input lag. Check out our Tempest GP27U review for a more detailed look. For another option, consider our Dell 2724d review.

Compared to the Innocn 32M2V, the 27M2V has a slightly smaller display, 27 inches vs. 32 inches. However, the 27M2V is a more focused gaming…

Compared to the Innocn 32M2V, the 27M2V has a slightly smaller display, 27 inches vs. 32 inches. However, the 27M2V is a more focused gaming monitor, with a higher 160 Hz refresh rate and lower input lag, at just 4 ms. Both monitors offer 4K resolution, and both offer USB-C and HDMI 2.1 connectivity.

Available Inputs

3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

Bluelight Filter

Yes

Yes

Built-In Speakers

No

Built-In Webcam

No

No

Curved Screen

No

No

Display Type

LED

IPS

Flicker Free

Yes

Yes

HDMI Inputs

2

2

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    87
    The INNOCN 27M2V is great for most uses. It’s best for gaming because it has… Read More

    By:

    Jake Thauvette
  • PCWorld
    45.32

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Innocn 27M2V beats expectations with top-tier scores in color gamut, contrast, and brightness, yet… Read More

    By:

    Matthew S. Smith
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

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    The Innocn 27M2V is the best 27″ mini LED gaming monitor currently available. Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer

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