Review: Auzai 27-inch Gaming Monitor is a fantastic, mid-range upgrade

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This mid-range monitor combines a high refresh rate, minimal bezel, and wide color gamut coverage to make it a well-rounded addition to your Mac in nearly any office, dorm, or family setup.

Review: Auzai 27-inch Gaming Monitor is a fantastic, mid-range upgrade


Maybe you're new to working at home, or perhaps you've just been putting off that monitor upgrade. If you're in the market for a monitor that packs in plenty of features but doesn't break the bank, we think you should take a look at the Auzai 2K Gaming Monitor.

Looking good

The 27-inch Auzai 2K Gaming Monitor features a 2560x1440 WQHD display with a rich 100% sRGB color gamut. This makes the screen perfect for watching movies, playing games, editing photos and videos, or just using it for everyday tasks.

The minimal bezels allow the monitor to blend into your workspace
The minimal bezels allow the monitor to blend into your workspace


The 165Hz refresh rate helps to eliminate annoying ghosting and flickers. This is crucial for anyone playing high-motion video games, like first-person shooters.

Though it doesn't technically change how the monitor works, we appreciated the nearly edgeless design, cutting out oversized bevels and allowing our display to blend into its surroundings.

While it's a great monitor for everyday use, it certainly isn't top of the line. It's a mid-range monitor, and it's priced accordingly.

If you're looking for something ultra-high definition, this isn't it. It's only rated as a 2K monitor, which means that those doing particularly fine edits for photography or video may want something with a higher resolution.

However, if you're looking for a nice upgrade you won't need to take a loan out for, the Auzai 2K Gaming Monitor can hold its own.

Ports of all sorts

A hidden DisplayPort and dual HDMI ports at the bottom allow you to easily plug in gaming consoles or connect to your computer. An included headphone jack makes for a nice touch, too.

ports

It tilts and pivots with ease

While we're not a big fan of the "gamer" aesthetic, the tripod stand does have a few features we do like. Specifically, we love the 6-inch, step-less raise/lower feature, which allows you to quickly raise and lower the monitor to whatever height works best for you.

There's also the ability to tilt the monitor forward or back, which is useful for reducing glare or accommodating standing desks.

The stand, while not our favorite design, does feature a nice tilt and raise system
The stand, while not our favorite design, does feature a nice tilt and raise system


The monitor's back is VESA mount compatible, allowing you to easily change out the mount as needed. We think that this monitor would look particularly striking if it is mounted against the wall.

Little extras

There are a few extras we are especially pleased to see. There's a multi-color LED backlight on the back of the monitor that you can use to illuminate the wall behind your screen, if you're into that sort of thing.

backlight

Overall

While we've only spent a few days with the Auzai 27-inch gaming monitor, we were pleasantly surprised by what it brings to the table for the price. Sure, it's not as high-end as the Pro Display XDR, but it isn't trying to be, either.

It's a decent display that can serve as a secondary monitor or an upgrade to something already in your home.

Pros
  • Decent price for features

  • Two HDMI ports and one display port

  • Edgeless design

  • Several pivot, tilt, and hight adjustment modes

  • LED backlight

  • VESA compatible
Cons
  • Only 2K resolution

  • Stand features a "gamer" design, drawing attention toitself

Rating: 4 out of 5

Where to Buy

Should you want to purchase the Auzai 27-inch Gaming Monitor, you can head to Amazon and pick one up for $339. Auzai has a current promotion where users can take $40 off of the 27-inch Gaming Monitor with an in-cart coupon, too.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 8,921member
    What a hideous looking piece of crap. No self-respecting Mac user would attach that ugly thing to their Mac, no matter how cheap or functional it is.
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  • Reply 2 of 9
    crowleycrowley Posts: 7,507member
    lkrupp said:
    What a hideous looking piece of crap. No self-respecting Mac user would attach that ugly thing to their Mac, no matter how cheap or functional it is.
    Live and let live dude, not everyone has the same taste, even amongst self-respecting Mac users.
    Alex1N
  • Reply 3 of 9
    GG1GG1 Posts: 439member
    I plan to get the next Mx version of Mac Mini. I just hope that Apple release their own monitor (34" or larger) by then, or I may get the LG 4K Ultrafine. I think there is so much pent-up demand for an Apple monitor (XDR is out of my price range). Come on, Apple!
    Alex1N
  • Reply 4 of 9
    neilmneilm Posts: 862member
    I've been buying the Samsung UR55 Series 28" IPS 4K UHD Monitor for general purpose use in our office. Have four or five of them now in both single and double monitor setups. At $350 list (and frequently on sale) for full 4K IPS they're a terrific deal.

    Warning: once you've gone 4K you'll never go back!
    Alex1Nroundaboutnow
  • Reply 5 of 9
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,515member
    lkrupp said:
    What a hideous looking piece of crap. No self-respecting Mac user would attach that ugly thing to their Mac, no matter how cheap or functional it is.
    Seriously?  If the stand bothers you that much just get a VESA arm - will give you more flexibility anyway (monoprice.com has an excellent selection of reasonably priced and functional arms; lots of cheap ones that don't work well).

    Aside from the stand the rest of the monitor looks like - drumroll - a monitor  :p
    Alex1N
  • Reply 6 of 9
    entropysentropys Posts: 2,844member
    Yeah lkrupp might have been OTT but he certainly has a point. Even worth an uptick for their comment’s overall eloquence and clarity. 
    But not only looks,  there is no USB-C with power pass through either. So not on my particular menu.

    edited March 16
  • Reply 7 of 9
    AmberNeelyAmberNeely Posts: 12member, moderator
    lkrupp said:
    What a hideous looking piece of crap. No self-respecting Mac user would attach that ugly thing to their Mac, no matter how cheap or functional it is.

    it's almost like I anticipated that and said 

    "The monitor's back is VESA mount compatible, allowing you to easily change out the mount as needed. We think that this monitor would look particularly striking if it is mounted against the wall."
  • Reply 8 of 9
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 6,094administrator
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    edited March 31
  • Reply 9 of 9
    thttht Posts: 3,907member
    I think you need to add -5 points for the stand from a practicality stand point. Beauty is in the beholder yes, but the rear leg in the tripod stand is sticking back pretty far there. You'll need to devote like 15" of desk or table for that leg, and not many people have 30" deep desks.

    There are gazillions of cheap 2K monitors. A lot of people will look at the depth that is needed to put it on a desk and will go right on by to the next monitor.
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