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[Lenovo Canada] [Lenovo] Legion Y27gq-20 27 Inch 1440P 165hz G-SYNC™ Gaming Monitor $481* after coupon & Rakuten

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[Lenovo Canada] [Lenovo] Legion Y27gq-20 27 Inch 1440P 165hz G-SYNC™ Gaming Monitor $481* after coupon & Rakuten

Saw the thread of Rakuten 11% off today, then try my luck at Lenovo.

Legion Y27gq-20 27 Inch WLED G-SYNC™ Gaming Monitor $475* after coupon & Rakuten, 1440P, 165Hz, G-sync, ship in 1-3 business days.

Was in the market for a decent gaming monitor and thought about getting the dell 32-inch deal, but huge delay expected plus "I had enough Dell monitor." (Don't get me wrong, I love dell monitor, a bit tired of the design.).
I came across this.

Apply the coupon: MONITOREXTRA5 for 5% off monitor. Rakuten has up to 15% rebates, I would assume 11% at least? (Correct me if I am wrong.)

The math work: Final price: 569*0.95*0.89=481 pre-tax

Additional discounts may apply if you are a Military/Teacher/Student/Responder.


I watched this video about the Y27GQ series to be launched.

Well, this Y27GQ-20 is neither 240hz nor 0.5ms response time, and no clear answer about the H&C speaker. According to limited reviews, the build quality is outstanding, Cable management, all the ports are ergonomically positioned, ergonomic al stand (tilt, pivot, rotation, swivel) which is metal too.

And it has the G-SYNC. I know a lot of people would say Free Sync 2 does the same job and even compatible with AMD cards, well if you want G-sync, there is a premium.

I hope this helps you guys at home.
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Can someone please explain to me why you would choose this over the similarly (oftentimes better) priced 27GL83A-B (mentioned twice above already)?

The latter is IPS, which alone should really be reason enough to go with the LG unless you really need absolute maximum performance for gaming only (ie. 240hz)- which the Lenovo posted here doesn't even deliver. Both spec their panels at 1ms using overdrive which means it's likely just marketing though the typical response rate may be slightly better on the Lenovo because of the TN panel. The LG comes factory-calibrated, has very low input lag (as tested by third parties), and is FreeSync/G-SYNC Compatible up to 144hz. Excellent monitor.
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Bought one. Will give my thoughts soon.

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5% EXTRAFIVE Lenovo coupon and 11% Rakuten cash back.
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so the monitor is overclockabkle to 240hz? or are there 2 monitors( 1-165hz and v2- 240hz)???
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lhsonic wrote: Can someone please explain to me why you would choose this over the similarly (oftentimes better) priced 27GL83A-B (mentioned twice above already)?

The latter is IPS, which alone should really be reason enough to go with the LG unless you really need absolute maximum performance for gaming only (ie. 240hz)- which the Lenovo posted here doesn't even deliver. Both spec their panels at 1ms using overdrive which means it's likely just marketing though the typical response rate may be slightly better on the Lenovo because of the TN panel. The LG comes factory-calibrated, has very low input lag (as tested by third parties), and is FreeSync/G-SYNC Compatible up to 144hz. Excellent monitor.
Well, for me, IPS/VA doesn't bother me at all.

And yes, I chose this over the LG one because of the higher default refresh rate and the metal stand. (lol)
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If it is overclockable to 240hz, then this is your dreaming gear. And no this one seems to be 165hz only.
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Simpleray wrote: If it is overclockable to 240hz, then this is your dreaming gear. And no this one seems to be 165hz only.
i realy dont know at this point. here they have the "same??" with 240hz pcpartpicker
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SizableSac wrote: I wouldn't even bother with a TN panel at this price. Must be paying for the G-SYNC tax. My LG 27GL83A-B will be arriving this Thursday and am excited to try it out!
Unless you primarily do photo/video editing you won't even notice much of a difference between current TN panels. My newer dell TN panel looks better then my older IPS panel.
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nksharp wrote: Unless you primarily do photo/video editing you won't even notice much of a difference between current TN panels. My newer dell TN panel looks better then my older IPS panel.
Nah, that's simply untrue. The new LG panels keep up with the fastest TN panels and you don't sacrifice viewing angles, worse colour space etc. Gaming is much more enjoyable on a fast IPS display (even for competitive scene). There's really no compelling reason to buy a TN today outside of price. The only reason this TN panel costs this much is because of Nvidia's stupid proprietary FPGA module adding on $200.00.

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