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Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 Review

True Score

74
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Experts

77
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Consumers

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Product testers lauded the Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20, recommending it for gaming, but it also can work for office, and media creation. They praised its 165Hz refresh rate, FreeSync tech, and G-SYNC compatibility. For a device with a higher refresh rate, check out the Acer Predator x25 bmiiprzx review. Testers were however disappointed with this display’s low contrast ratio.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 is a 2020-model mid-range gaming monitor, which intends to deliver an immersive experience and smooth gameplay to seasoned gamers. This device has a 165Hz refresh rate and boasts FreeSync and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible technology to reduce screen tearing. Discover similar devices with a rich set of features on our list of the top rated computer monitors today. This 27-inch device has an impressive QHD 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution that offers crisp text and detailed graphics. IPS panel tech offers wide viewing angles, and the display handles reflections quite well. Find out how the Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 compares to the best gaming monitors on sale today.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 pleased product testers and they endorsed it for gaming. They found its 3.5 ms rise-and-fall response time to be very quick and they also praised its 165Hz refresh rate, which is much better than the 75Hz rate of the Lenovo Q27Q-10. This Lenovo display boasts FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility, and analysts found these very effective with motion handling during testing. It has IPS panel technology, and researchers found that it provides wide viewing angles, with colors only starting to shift horizontally after 51°. Tech Radar editors mentioned that this device handles reflections pretty well, and they recommended it for office use. Researchers at Digital Trends were impressed by this device’s 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, which is similar to the LG 27GP83B-B. It also fully covers the sRGB color space, and researchers endorsed it for content creation. They were pleased by the HDMI 2.0 inputs that support 4K. However, testers were disappointed by its low 851:1 contrast ratio, observing that black scenes appear grayish in dark rooms during their experiments. Consider the Lenovo D27-30 if you intend to operate primarily in dark conditions.

Reason to Buy

  • Outstanding response time
  • FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility
  • Great QHD resolution and immersive screen size
  • Ergonomic stand
  • Wide viewing angles

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor contrast ratio
  • Mediocre black uniformity
  • Lacks local dimming feature

Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)323
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)851
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)72.8
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)87.3
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)100
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)69.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.1
Response Time (ms)5.6
Reflections % (Total Reflections)4.9
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)45
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)46
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)33
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)32

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Market Context

The Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 is a 2020-model mid-range gaming monitor, which intends to deliver an immersive experience and smooth gameplay to seasoned gamers. This device…

The Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 is a 2020-model mid-range gaming monitor, which intends to deliver an immersive experience and smooth gameplay to seasoned gamers. This device has a 165Hz refresh rate and boasts FreeSync and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible technology to reduce screen tearing. Discover similar devices with a rich set of features on our list of the top rated computer monitors today. This 27-inch device has an impressive QHD 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution that offers crisp text and detailed graphics. IPS panel tech offers wide viewing angles, and the display handles reflections quite well. Find out how the Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 compares to the best gaming monitors on sale today.

The Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 comes with more accurate colors out of the box, featuring a color delta E of 0.42, compared to the Dell S2721DGF,…

The Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 comes with more accurate colors out of the box, featuring a color delta E of 0.42, compared to the Dell S2721DGF, with a dE of 3.55. However, the Dell display has a more ergonomically sound stand, and higher 341-nit SDR peak brightness (compared to Lenovo’s 323 nits).

The Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 has a faster 6.9 ms total response time compared to the 10.3 ms of the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ. The Lenovo…

The Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 has a faster 6.9 ms total response time compared to the 10.3 ms of the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ. The Lenovo device, which has a default dE of 0.42 boasts better out-of-the-box color accuracy than the TUF Gaming monitor, which comes with a dE of about 2.8. However, the ASUS monitor has a more ergonomic stand and has a Black Frame Insertion feature.

The Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 has a much wider 10-bit color system than the 8-bit system on the Lenovo G27Q-20. The G27Q-20 display, on the other…

The Lenovo Legion Y27Q-20 has a much wider 10-bit color system than the 8-bit system on the Lenovo G27Q-20. The G27Q-20 display, on the other hand, gets brighter at up to 400 nits than the Legion, which only manages to reach about 325 nits in HDR mode.

Display Type

LCD

LCD

HDMI Inputs

1

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

IPS

IPS

Refresh Rate

165 Hz

165 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

27"

27"

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Score

    78
    The Lenovo Legion Y27q-20 is an impressive gaming monitor. It delivers an immersive gaming experience… read more

    By:

    Thomas Hervieu
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Score

    80
    “The Lenovo Legion Y27q-20 brings smooth, ultrafast gaming in a suave design.” read more

    By:

    Luke Larsen
  • Digital Trends
    81.08

    Category Trust Score

    70
    A sharp, lightning fast display that delivers high-quality 1440p gaming performance, The Lenovo Y27GQ-20 gaming… read more

    By:

    John Loeffler

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