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Pixio PX7 Prime Review

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Experts

87
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Consumers

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While product testers were quite happy with its high 165Hz refresh rate and equally impressive gaming performance, they also lauded it for its low input lag and impressive brightness levels. However, its low contrast ratio of 1011:1 and its bad black uniformity were disappointing. They also didn’t like its limited connectivity options.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Pixio P7 Prime is an entry-level monitor that was launched in early 2022. It’s a far cry from what some of the best computer monitors offer, and even though it is not a top-tier gaming monitor, it comes equipped with a decent 144Hz refresh rate that delivers a tear-free gaming experience and a low input lag of 3.7ms for instant gaming responsiveness. The display also has a fantastic 10.3ms response time, which keeps motion blur at bay during fast action scenes. Its reflection handling is better than the Acer Nitro VG271UP, making it suitable for use in a brightly lit environment. It also has a very wide SDR color gamut as evidenced by its 99.5% coverage of the SDR color space. With a peak HDR brightness level of 384 nits, the P7 Prime is a better pick than the MSI Optix MAG273R, which has a lower peak brightness setting of 345 nits.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Pixio P7 Prime delighted testers with its gaming performance. Experts from Tom’s Hardware were pleased with its 165 Hz refresh rate since, during their tests, they did not come across any form of screen tearing. After their experiments, reviewers from Rtings were also satisfied with the monitor’s wide viewing angles courtesy of its IPS panel type, and its high text clarity. They credited this to its pixel density of 109 PPI, which is higher than that of the Samsung C27RG5 at 82 PPIand since its 1440p screen resolution is higher than the 1080p offered by the MSI Optix G273, its text clarity is also impressive.

However, critics still felt that its 1011:1 contrast ratio was not the best for dark room viewing, and this was also exacerbated by its poor black uniformity. Also disappointing was its single HDMI and USB port.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Fast response time
  • High 165Hz refresh rate
  • Good peak brightness level
  • Low input lag
  • High text clarity

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • Bad black uniformity
  • Limited connectivity options

Pixio PX7 Prime Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time4 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)352
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,011
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)66.7
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)85.4
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.5
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)68.3
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.1
Response Time (ms)8.9
Reflections % (Total Reflections)4.7
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)50
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)50
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)27
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)29

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Market Context

The Pixio P7 Prime is an entry-level monitor that was launched in early 2022. It’s a far cry from what some of the best computer…

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The Pixio P7 Prime offers a higher 1440p screen resolution compared to the ASUS VG279Q’s 1080p and a higher 165Hz refresh rate than the latter’s 144Hz. This makes the P7 Prime more ideal for gaming.

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The Pixio P7 Prime slightly outdoes the LG 27GL83A-B with its faster 165Hz refresh rate compared to the LG’s 144Hz, and much better ergonomics. However, the LG monitor has a quicker response time of 7.8ms than the P7’s 10.3ms.

Display Type

LCD

HDMI Inputs

1

HDR Format

Yes

Max Resolution

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

IPS

Refresh Rate

165 Hz

Response Time

4 ms

Screen size

27"

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Expert Score

80

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Customer Score

87

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True Score

80

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    77
    The Pixio PX7 Prime is a very good monitor for most uses. It’s a great… Read More

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  • IGN
    20.35

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    While Pixio’s marketing might be slightly overblown, the PX7 Prime is an outstanding gaming monitor…. Read More

    By:

    Alexander Tozzi

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