Monitors & Displays

Philips EVNIA 34M2C8600 Review – A real price-performance recommendation?

Yes yes, the Philips EVNIA 34M2C8600. A name that goes down the gullet like liquid sunlight. All joking aside! The Philips offers the same first-generation Samsung QD-OLED panel that Alienware, MSI and Samsung themselves also have in their range. So we get a 3440 x 1440p ultrawide monitor with 175 Hz refresh rate and 1800R Curved. It also comes [...]

UPRtek MK550T Spectroradiometer presented and in use – Upgrade of our monitor test setup and basics of measurement technology

I’ve been officially testing monitors at Igor’sLab for almost two years now. I started out quite rudimentary with a very cheap colorimeter, the SpyderX and a mixture of DisplayCal and the SpyderX software. Everyone starts small, of course. The whole thing then developed quite quickly and we gradually upgraded and managed to get [...]

MSI Summit MS321UP Review – When useful gimmicks and a factory calibration define the price-performance level

Today we have something for the readers who don’t only gamble. The MSI Summit MS321UP is a monitor made for content creators. You notice this after unpacking at the latest, because you inevitably stumble across a measurement log. This monitor has a factory calibration for the DCI-P3 color space. But that is by far not all. The MSI MEG381CQR [...]

MSI Optix MEG381CQR Plus Gaming Monitor Review – When light and shade fight for supremacy on 38 inches and it’s “21:9”

We are through with the basics, then we can get started now. The MSI Optix MEG381CQR Plus is the first monitor to prove itself in our test. Yes, in terms of naming, all monitor manufacturers are trying to generate their own Da Vinci code. Basically, however, there is a certain logic behind it. MEG (MSI Enthusiast Gaming), 38 refers to the screen [...]

Input lag, pixel response time and refresh rate | Part 3 Monitor Basics

Since Igor is currently at the Games-Com, I can today – once again – a little romp on the homepage. So far, we had already dealt with the various panel types, the basics about colors, color spaces, and so on. For those who missed it, here’s a quick read. With the third part of our journey concerning the monitors and the [...]

Monitor sizes, panel types and special features | Part 1 Monitor basics

After a long hick-hack with my internet provider and a professional special case – the time has finally come. We’ll start with the basics on the subject of monitors. Today we’ll look at the topic of panel types, screen sizes and resolutions. However, I will not do a total deep dive into the technical level, but only go so far [...]