Driven to its maximum level, the VUE27D can produce over 450 cd/m2 of brightness with a white screen. Even if you are working in a very bright office or have a window behind you, this should be enough. Cranked way up you can hide most reflections that might appear. The lowest level is 111 cd/m2 which isn’t quite the 80 cd/m2 I like to see but isn’t bad.

White Level -  i1Pro and C6

The black levels are very good for the white levels. We see 0.451 cd/m2 at maximum and only 0.111 cd/m2 at minimum. Given our white levels, these are very good results.

Black Level - 1iPro and C6

The combination of white and black levels gives us a contrast ratio of 1000:1. This is very good for an IPS panel and the level that I look for in a monitor today. The difference in contrast at maximum and minimum brightness is really nothing at all, so you can get this contrast performance at any brightness level you select.

Contrast Ratio -  i1Pro and C6

For an LED-backlit IPS panel, these numbers overall are quite good. The Nixeus is very bright, but also has a very nice contrast ratio. It will have plenty of pop for images and movies.

Introduction, Design and Specs Bench Results - sRGB Gamut
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  • Drasca - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    I like his reasoning, because "location ahs been overrun with wrapped presents". Happy Holidays!
  • Gunbuster - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    Is that a crackerjack in the background? Maybe vacuum before the next floor based photo shoot.
  • ws3 - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    It looks like a sprinkle from a cupcake or donut is over in the corner too. Maybe the monitor doesn't work unless there are a few snack leftovers on the ground nearby.

    Additionally, the bottom of the window casing could use some paint, but I'm not actually complaining; my floors are dirtier.
  • cheinonen - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    The joy of kids. Clean the floors every day, something new appears from them. I'd fix the window if I owned the house, but it's a rental.
  • ws3 - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    That's why my floors are dirtier.
  • Krause - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    How is the Refresh Rate and overclockability? The main reason people were importing these 27 inch monitors from South Korea was that the refresh rates weren't locked and would usually overclock 95hz+ no problem.
  • blackoctagon - Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - link

    (real) overclocks in the range you cite have only ever been possible on (certain) models that have DL-DVI only, not DisplayPort
  • YazX_ - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    mmmm, no thx, Qnix and X-Star are better. i'm happy with my Qnix although no OSD and two DVI ports, but why would i need more than that, and lack of OSD is not that painful, you can manage fine without OSD
  • cheinonen - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    The VUE27D is specifically aimed at people that need DisplayPort and not DVI.
  • DiHydro - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    Chris, you mention this monitor not having tilt, yet in picture 3, it shows a joint that seems like it should be able to tilt? I am hoping for some clarification on this, as it seems strange for a monitor to not have a tilt function.

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