Dark Matter gaming monitor brings IGZO display to the desktop

Dark Matter Monitor Monoprice
Dark Matter Monitor Monoprice (Image credit: Monoprice)

What you need to know

  • Monoprice announced the Dark Matter gaming monitor today.
  • The monitor features an IGZO panel and delivers 100% sRGB and 100% Adobe RGB color accuracy.
  • It has a 180Hz refresh rate, a response time of 1 ms, and a 1440p resolution.
  • The Dark Matter Monitor will be available for $350 starting on August 3, 2021.

Monoprice announced its new Dark Matter gaming monitor today. The 27-inch monitor has a long list of features geared toward gamers and only costs $350. For that price, the monitor has a 1440p resolution, a 180Hz refresh rate, a 1 ms response time, and support for Adaptive Sync. You'll be able to purchase the Dark Matter monitor for $350 starting on August 3, 2021.

The Dark Matter monitor has an IGZO display that delivers 100% sRGB and 100% Adobe RGB color accuracy. It also has a 1-Year PixelPerfect guarantee. If you find any dead pixels within the first year of having the monitor, Monoprice will replace it.

The IGZO panel is the standout feature of the Dark Matter monitor. IGZO panels are used in some of the best laptops, including the Dell XPS 13 and the Razer Book 13. IGZO displays have color saturation and contrast similar to AMOLED panels but have a natural look similar to IPS/LED displays.

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CategoryDark Matter monitor from Monoprice
Screen size27-inch
Refresh rate180Hz
Aspect ratio16:9
Brightness400 cd/m²
Response time1 ms
Adaptive SyncYes
PortsDisplayPort 1.4a, 3x HDMI 2.0, USB-C
Contrast ratio1000:1
Color100% sRGB, 100% Adobe RGB

You can't fully judge any monitor based solely on specs, but the Dark Matter gaming monitor compares well with the best gaming monitors in its price range on paper. It's impressive to see an IGZO panel on a 27-inch display. We'll have a full review of the monitor soon.

Sean Endicott
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