Sceptre Curved 27 75Hz LED monitor HDMI VGA build-in speakers review

Sceptre Curved 27 75Hz LED monitor HDMI VGA build-in speakers review
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The Sceptre Curved 27 75Hz LED monitor HDMI VGA build-in speakers is perfect for casual gaming, watching movies, and other everyday activities as its high contrast ratio really makes the details in shadows of the picture stand out, especially in dark rooms. Further, the monitor has a peak brightness of 250-nits, which is also standard for displays at this price range. Under normal viewing conditions, the screen will be more than bright enough. Find more in Sceptre Curved 27 75Hz LED monitor HDMI VGA build-in speakers review.

Sceptre Curved 27 75Hz LED monitor HDMI VGA build-in speakers
Sceptre Curved 27 75Hz LED monitor HDMI VGA build-in speakers review

Pros & cons – Sceptre Curved 27 75Hz LED monitor HDMI VGA build-in speakers review

Pros

  • Large 27-Inch Curved Display
  • Decent choice of ports: HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort
  • Sturdy exterior and thin bezel
  • Great starting price
  • VESA compliant

Cons

  • Low pixel density owing to the large display
  • Stand offers only tilt adjustments
  • Speaker sound quality isn’t the best


Specs – Sceptre Curved 27 75Hz LED monitor HDMI VGA build-in speakers

GENERAL

  • Display TypeLED-backlit LCD monitor
  • Aspect Ratio16:9
  • Native ResolutionFull HD (1080p) 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz
  • Contrast Ratio50000:1 (dynamic)
  • Color Support16.7 million colors
  • Dimensions (WxDxH)24.3 in x 8 in x 16.8 in – with stand
  • Horizontal Viewing Angle178
  • OSD LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish
  • Vertical Viewing Angle178
  • Viewable Size27″
  • Brightness250 cd/m²
  • Horizontal Refresh Rate30 – 80 kHz
  • Backlight TechnologyLED backlight
  • Vertical Refresh Rate60 – 75 Hz
  • ManufacturerSceptre Inc.

CONNECTIVITY

  • InterfacesVGA
    HDMI
    Audio line-out (mini-jack)
    Audio line-in (mini-jack)
    DisplayPort

POWER DEVICE

  • Nominal VoltageAC 120/230 V
  • Frequency Required50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption Operational20.7 Watt
  • Power Consumption Stand by0.5 Watt

AUDIO

  • TypeSpeakers – stereo
  • Output Power / Channel3 Watt

MISCELLANEOUS

  • FeaturesWall mountable
  • OSD LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish
  • Colorblack
  • Flat Panel Mount Interface100 x 100 mm
  • Backlight Life50,000 hours

DISPLAY

  • Image Brightness250 cd/m2
  • TypeLED-backlit LCD monitor

ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

  • ENERGY STAR CertifiedYes

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • OS RequiredMicrosoft Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10

MECHANICAL

  • Tilt Angle-5/+15
  • Display Position AdjustmentsTilt

AUDIO OUTPUT

  • Output Power / Channel3 Watt

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

  • Dimensions & Weight DetailsWithout stand – width: 24.3 in – depth: 2.5 in – height: 14.3 in – weight: 7.6 lbs
    With stand – width: 24.3 in – depth: 8 in – height: 16.8 in – weight: 8.5 lbs
  • Width24.3 in
  • Depth8 in
  • Height16.8 in
  • Weight8.53 lbs

Sceptre Curved 27 75Hz LED monitor HDMI VGA build-in speakers review

Build

The monitor actually features a plastic stand and chassis, not metal; the ‘black metal’ product description refers to the color, not the material.

Dimensions

At 24.3 x 8 x 16.8 inches the Sceptre sits squarely in the realm of other monitors of its kind. It shares almost the same dimensions with Samsung’s C27F398 27″ Curved Monitor (24.52 x 9.55 x 18.35 in) but relatively larger footprint than HP’s VH240a IPS monitor (8.58 x 21.22 x 19.65 inches).

Design

The design quality is decent and as expected at this price range. You can tilt the screen by -5°/15° or mount it on a third-party stand via the 75x75mm VESA mount pattern. The screen also has a very subtle 1800R curvature, which, for better or worse, isn’t noticeable once you get used to it.

Ports

At the rear of the Sceptre C248W-1920RN monitor, facing the back are an HDMI port, a VGA, a headphone jack and a DC connector. There are four VESA mount holes if you need to hang the monitor on a wall or a custom stand for a dual-monitor setup.  Still on the back, there are five small function buttons on the left side (if you’re looking at them from the back).

Screen

The Full HD screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels results in a decent pixel density of ~93 PPI (pixels per inch) on the 23.6″ viewable screen of the Sceptre C248W-1920RN.

Refresh rate

Now, the monitor has a native refresh rate of 60Hz. In order to set it to 75Hz, you will have to change your Windows display settings and/or your GPU drivers settings, depending on your particular graphics card. 75Hz offers a very small but noticeable boost in motion clarity as opposed to 60Hz displays, but the gaming experience won’t be nearly as smooth as that of 100Hz+ gaming monitors.

Average response time

The Sceptre C248W-1920RN has a response time speed of 8ms (GtG – gray to gray pixel transition). In fast-paced games, there will be some visible smearing behind fast-moving objects as the pixels can’t quite change in time. However, it is only really noticeable in darker scenes where dark pixels are predominant in the picture.

OSD

There are several pre-calibrated picture presets available as well, including RTS, FPS, Movie, Eco, Standard, and User.

For OSD menu navigation, there are four hotkeys at the back of the monitor, at the right side. The top two buttons are used for ‘menu’ and ‘exit’ while the bottom two hotkeys are used as ‘up’ and ‘down’. The middle button is power on/off.

Sceptre Curved 27 75Hz LED monitor HDMI VGA build-in speakers gaming performance review

Many gamers will be hard pressed to find graphic solutions to handle 5K gaming, especially with the release of the Pascal-based NVidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphic cards. If you need to enjoy smooth gaming, the Acer Predator XB271HK offers a few nice features that will appeal to gamers.

The Sceptre C248W-1920RN specs include 5-millisecond (gray-to-gray) pixel response and 75Hz peak refresh rate won’t suffice for many games, but it isn’t the worst either. I noticed screen tearing while playing GTA V on the PC and while playing Fallout on the Xbox 360.

The Sceptre C248W-1920RN monitor’s  12.8-millisecond input lag (time taken for the monitor to react to a controller command) is fairly short, though it doesn’t beat the 10.6-millisecond standard for most budget monitors. The fastest we’ve had so far is 9.5 milliseconds from the Benq SW2700PT.

The monitor consumes about 37 watts of power while set to Text mode and 33 watts while set to Movie mode and a paltry 32.7 watts in Power Save mode.

Alternate of Sceptre Curved 27 75Hz LED monitor HDMI VGA build-in speakers

 Sceptre U279W-4000R 4k Monitor

Pros

  • Superior screen resolution
  • IPS technology
  • Tiltable display with VESA wall mount

Cons

  • Lower refresh rate
  • No FreeSync or Adaptive-Sync technology

With this IPS-featuring model, you’ll enjoy the brightest colors and perfect contrast, with fantastic image details. Along with that, the screen resolution of about 3840x2160p (4K) further enhances the picture quality. These features together offer you the best user experience, letting you enjoy every aspect.

The refresh rate is comparatively quite low, limiting this device to regular use only. However, you still get to choose between FPS and RTS. This feature is for people who might want to use this model for gaming. The device features multiple ports for wider connectivity and better hearing. It also has built-in speakers to let you enjoy openly.

Its tiltable display with the VESA wall mount enables you to set the monitor at your preferred viewing positions. Like all the other devices by Sceptre, this too features a Blue Light mode for night use.

Sceptre 35-inch Curved Monitor

  • 1800R Curved Display
  • AMD FreeSync Technology
  • 100Hz Refresh Rate
  • VESA Wall Mountable
  • Tiltable Display
  • Display Type: LED

This one is the most attention-grabbing model by Sceptre. The super-wide display of 35 inches is great to cover a large audience. It curves around the viewers quite aesthetically, giving them the feel of a little amphitheater. With the highest screen resolution of about 3440x1440p, you can practically enter the virtual world.

Compared to the width, the refresh rate is a little lower and is about 100Hz, which makes this device a little less suitable for gamers. However, it offers better image transitions and prevents screen-tearing with its more-than-average refresh rate for regular use. Other than that, it has great image quality and brightness. Anti-flickering technology is a reliable addition to the device. Its fast response rate lets you enjoy action movies like you are a part of it; it enhances display precision, reducing blurring and ghosting.

Since the device is boarded with FreeSync technology, the videos and the on-spot movements look almost real. This technology also reduces the difference between the frame rate and the monitor’s refresh rate. For people who choose to use this device for gaming, they can enjoy customized display by choosing between FPS and RTS. The two great valuable additions on the device are the tiltable stand along with a VESA Wall Mount.

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