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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  • SunLord - Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - link

    or $459 on Amazon with prime
  • pierrot - Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - link

    I would love to see a review of those $300 ebay brands like X-Star/Qnix
  • ZeDestructor - Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - link

    This is such a review. The $300 monitors have all risen in price over the past year or so...
  • blackoctagon - Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - link

    The QNIX QX2710 Evolution II can still be had for USD307...
  • pierrot - Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - link

    Theyre still $300 - some versions even less (tempered glass)
  • geok1ng - Thursday, December 26, 2013 - link

    Ther review does not have information about overclocking ability, whter this monitor can do 2560x1440p above 60hz or not. Most low cost 27" from korea can do more than 100hz @1440p and that information is relevant for the readers of this site.

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