AORUS AD27QD Gaming Monitor Impresses at CES 2019

Touted as a “tactical monitor”, the AD27QD is AORUS’ first foray into gaming monitors. There are a ton of great features in this initial offering, including a 10-bit IPS panel and 95% DCI-P3 color space production.

Sized at 27 inches, the AD27QD sports a 2560 x 1440 resolution with a refresh rate of 144Hz. And with NVIDIA’s announcement of the ability to become G-Sync compatible, the specs make this a prime candidate.

Some of the more “tactical” features of this monitor include the ability to add a static crosshair to the screen for a constant visual center. This can be especially handy when going for a quick snipe, as you have an out of game point of reference for aiming; same may even consider this a form of cheating.

Another great tactical feature we saw, or rather heard, was a great active noise cancelling technology that works in tandem with your own headset or microphone. When enabled, three microphones in the display listen to both your microphone input and the surrounding sounds, and work to negate things like external music and even very heavy mechanical keyboard noises. It was quite impressive to say the least.

If the AORUS AD27QD sounds as good to you as it does to us, you are in luck, as it should be available towards the end of January, at a $599 price point.