In relation to PC elements and equipment, there isn’t a lot that Corsair itself doesn’t make. The corporate’s including gaming screens to its record of choices with right this moment’s announcement of a 32-inch mannequin referred to as Xeneon. It makes use of a 1440p quantum dot IPS 16:9 facet ratio panel that has a 165Hz refresh price to show fast-paced content material. Different standout specs embrace AMD FreeSync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync compatibility for adaptive sync to eradicate display tearing when the body price fluctuates. It additionally has 100% protection of the SRGB shade gamut, and on its again, there are many ports, which I’ll broaden upon later.

Corsair is using its well-known presence out there to go up towards not simply different monitor producers, like LG, Samsung, BenQ and Acer, however different massive names in PC gaming as an entire — particularly, Razer, which launched its revised 27-inch Raptor monitor earlier this 12 months. Corsair’s Xeneon leans on its iCue ecosystem, so you’ll be able to change your monitor settings in the identical app that may tweak the settings and lighting to your Corsair-branded mouse and keyboard. Maybe the even greater humble brag is that the Xeneon’s stand is appropriate with rigging techniques, like Flex Arms released by the Corsair-owned Elgato. You probably have an Elgato Stream Deck, you’ll be capable to swap quite a few show settings on the fly with one, together with shade temperature, response time, and inputs.

Corsair Xeneon

Opposite to what this picture signifies, you should utilize equipment from non-Corsair manufacturers with the Xeneon.

Even for those who aren’t planning on utilizing all of that integration, the Xeneon has loads of different noteworthy options. It helps Vesa DisplayHDR400, topping out at 440 nits of brightness for HDR content material. And talking of Vesa, it has a regular Vesa mount, so you’ll be able to stick it onto a monitor arm of your selecting for those who’d like. The Xeneon helps a variety of movement, together with tilt, swivel and top changes.

When it comes to video inputs, it has two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort, and one USB-C port (this port additionally helps 15W PD charging). The HDMI 2.0 ports help QHD decision at as much as 144Hz, whereas the DisplayPort enter and USB-C help as much as 165Hz refresh price at QHD, based on Corsair’s documentation. If you wish to join units to the Xeneon to switch knowledge by way of the aforementioned USB-C video enter, in addition to by way of two USB-A ports, you’ll have to plug its devoted upstream USB-C port into your PC.

Corsair Xeneon

A rear view of the Xeneon’s die-cast aluminum stand and cable administration system.

The great factor about most issues that Corsair makes is that there’s often a variety of choices at a number of value factors. With the Xeneon, its first and at the moment solely gaming monitor is available in at a reasonably excessive $799.99. I haven’t tried this mannequin, so I can’t be the decide of whether or not it’s price it. However of be aware, this value has a reasonably good guarantee baked in — each a three-year {hardware} guarantee and a “zero dead pixel” guarantee, which is able to allow you to swap it out in case your Xeneon has a number of shiny pixel or six or extra darkish subpixels. Each of these are greater than zero, however to my information, most monitor producers require a couple of useless pixel to warrant supplying you with a brand new panel for gratis.

Nearly as good as that guarantee appears, $800 is way over I might spend for a QHD gaming monitor and even two mixed (my Acer XV272U was a cool $300), although, for individuals who have already got lots of Corsair and Elgato gear, this could be the monitor you’ve been ready for.


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