In this year's 618 period, 1500 yuan within the small diamond display side-by-side comparison, the debut price of 1399 Thor Black Knight is undoubtedly the highest cost performance. But then the good things to buy is also a mirror, and now not only out of stock, the subsequent batch will also increase the price to 1599-1699, the price performance ratio will be quite weak.
So I was in the market to find the same K7E panel monitor, there is no cheap flat replacement models, and really found one, Skyworth's F27G4Q, the first price is 1299 than Thor Black Knight is still 100 lower, which is very interesting.
First of all, I would like to thank Skyworth for their support, because after I contacted them, they agreed to send me an F27G4Q for an experience review.
But really just "experience" only, after the review actually have to immediately give them back, not to mention what cha rice. So this review that really a free speech, what to say what. If the Skyworth company is not happy, then please also hold back.
This year's 618 monitor kill really fierce, even MiniLED products are boldly reduced to within 2,000, not to mention the ordinary products, so the volume to even 999 yuan 2K small King Kong have emerged. But today do not talk about these, only about two attention-grabbing products - Thor Black Knight DQ27F165L and with it using the same Quntron K7E panel Skyworth F27G4Q, I call the "beggar samurai".
Black Knight first price of 1399 yuan, three days out of stock, has been out of stock, and the subsequent batch will increase the price to 1699
Beggar Samurai debut price of $1299, always in stock, and the price guarantee throughout the 618, the penny does not rise.
Here begins today's Royal City showdown, a brutal middle lane matchup is about to kick off.
The Skyworth F27G4Q (later referred to as "Beggar Samurai") is clearly positioned as an entry-level gaming monitor.
The company's packaging box is very simple, a small kraft paper box, no pattern on the surface of the box, not even the model name, you can only view the model from the side label (it can be seen that this is a 27-inch universal packaging box, really save if you can). Inside the box is wrapped with Polyamide material to support.
▲ Accessories are also very simple, in addition to the base and stand, there is a DP1.4 cable, power adapter + power cord and a manual, that's all.
The accessories are exactly the same shabby as the Black Knight. But the beggar samurai power supply is external, there is a small slate adapter, the black samurai built-in power supply, I think the built-in power supply is more convenient.
The base of ▲Beggar Samurai and the bracket connection need to use the ancestral craft - screwing, need to tighten the four screws before the base is fixed. The stand and the base are made of cast iron, with a layer of paint sprayed on the outside and four small non-slip feet on the bottom, which feel heavy and cold, with a general texture.
The hinge between the ▲ bracket and the back panel is tool-free, and it is easier to insert the latches.
The ▲Beggar Samurai provides two DP1.4 + one HDMI2.0 + one 3.5mm audio port to meet daily use is okay, no USB expansion port is a pity. (The white USB port is not for expansion of peripherals, but for firmware upgrade and other auxiliary work.)
▲This is the complete body of the beggar samurai, really is ..... Too vegetarian ....... The original pure public version of the mold is not even a brand Logo printed.
And the material used for this large back case is extremely common engineering plastic, touch a cheap taste.
▲Contrast this with the Black Knight, which I think has an overwhelming advantage in terms of appearance and value.
The design of the device is in line with the mainstream, with a slightly wider bottom edge and the brand logo of Skyworth printed in the middle.
▲ Compared to the Black Knight, I don't think it's much different, mainly the difference in the appearance of the stand and base part.
Black Knight is an imitation of the silver wing shape of the Y-shaped base, beggar warrior is isosceles trapezoidal frame base, from the footprint, beggar warrior advantage.
Beggar warrior iron bracket is a crippled version of the function of neutering, there is no action mechanism, only the front and rear pitch this one adjustment.
Compared to the Black Knight bracket with a full range of lifting and rotating adjustment, there is no doubt that it is defeated.
Beggar Samurai is also a 27-inch IPS + 2K resolution + 165hz refresh rate gaming monitor, the parameters are exactly the same as the Black Knight, is also no less than a small gaming Donkey Kong.
It also uses the same model of the Black Knight Grouptron K7E panel, which can be seen very clearly after entering the engineering mode, the panel model.
Moreover, the beggar samurai is also the original backlight of K7E.
The features of the Qunar K7E panel have been introduced in the previous review of the Black Knight, so I won't go over them here, just put a parameter chart for you to see.
Excellent panel is the prerequisite foundation of a good monitor, from this point of view, beggar samurai is not mediocre.
Thanks to the excellent bottom of the panel, the picture quality performance of Skyworth Beggar is also quite good.
You are most concerned about the image quality comparison with the Black Knight, so today's screen shot deliberately selected the exact same wallpaper as the Black Knight, the two sets of photos directly up for your own comparison.
Tips: the following photos are camera real, only do size reduction without any post-processing
Comment: Because the two samurai are using the same original panel, so it is really difficult to distinguish between them in terms of picture quality, and the look and feel is very similar. The picture is clear and bright, the colors are vibrant and accurate, and the color transition is natural and smooth. And K7E natural eye protection properties, the picture will look very comfortable, very suitable for people who need to face the computer for a long time to use.
Perhaps some attentive partners have noticed that the picture of Black Knight looks like a little bit yellowish? In fact, this difference is caused by the default color temperature of the two machines is not the same. The default DCI-P3 standard color temperature of the Black Knight is 6400K, which is warmer than the standard D value of 6500K, while the default color temperature of the Beggar's Knight is 6800K, which is cooler than the standard D value, so it looks a little more blue. If the Black Knight manually increases the brightness of the blue pixels and raises the color temperature to the same 6800K or so, I believe the two monitors will have the exact same picture. So if we say just in the default factory mode, and must be divided into high and low, who has a better picture quality view? This I'm torn, but ultimately I will vote for the beggar samurai (is not very surprised?) .
Familiar with the robot cat review partners, will not forget that I have given you the color temperature basics many times, that is, the Asian population visual sweet spot color temperature is between 7000-7500K, the cooler color temperature will make the color look more clean and pure, will make people feel more natural. And beggar samurai 6800K is obviously more close to this interval of that one.
No problem, the visual angle of the beggar samurai is also very OK.
The OSD menu control of ▲Beggar Samurai uses button operation, although the feel is okay, feedback is also fast, but compared with the five-dimensional rocker of Black Knight, not a half-star difference.
The newest addition to the lineup is the OSD menu, a familiar black-on-white, proper pure public version of the universal OSD with basic picture quality options and function adjustments.
It's not that the male generic OSD is bad, but in many cases it will be missing some important adjustment options.
For example, beggar samurai as a game monitor, but there is no game auxiliary function, really let people speechless.
There is also a more serious absence, or falsification, regarding the switching of sRGB mode.
Beggar samurai in the OSD menu to do the sRGB switch option, rather strange to do in the color temperature, rather than the normal case of "profile mode".
But it doesn't matter, the key is that this sRGB mode doesn't have any gamut reduction at all, the gamut coverage value is exactly the same before and after switching, it's just an empty shell. So it can be considered that the beggar samurai does not have the ability to switch the sRGB color gamut, this point is worse than the black samurai, and is a game.
Overall, the beggar samurai OSD menu part can only play a passing score of 60 points, to meet the basic use of daily no problem, but a little more advanced features do not expect.
The response time performance of the Gunther K7E panel is not bad, and both Beggar and Black Knight have inherited this advantage.
▲Beggar Samurai provides 4 options in the OSD menu about speeding up the response speed, corresponding to different levels of OD pressurization.
Their actual drag performance tests are as follows
Analysis: K7E panel's native GTG response time is 5ms, beggar's off gear is about 1 and a half layer of trailing shadow, the response time is about 4.5ms, when opened "low" gear, trailing shadow layer quickly become lighter, the response time is about 3.5-4ms, gear continue to upgrade to "Medium" or "high" began to appear ghosts or artifacts, the second half of the UFO image test also confirmed this, the pixel error rate is too high, and therefore belongs to the state of unavailability. Therefore the best use of beggar samurai gear for "low", the response time and black samurai as the same, this game can be considered a tie between the two samurai.
1. Screen anti-tear
Beggar Samurai supports the basic AMD Free-sync function and can join the G-sync compatibility mode, exactly the same as Black Knight.
2. Deep color
Native 8bit, supports dithering 10bit.
The large bandwidth of the body's standard DP1.4 interface allows it to turn on 2K resolution + 165hz refresh rate + 10bit color depth + RGB444 full range output at the same time, making it a true full-blooded Little King Kong!
The test tool is still an old friend, the Delta SpyderX Red Spider, and the test conditions are the default factory mode.
1. Color gamut
Beggar Samurai has 100% sRGB+88% AdobeRGB+92% P3 color gamut coverage, which is almost exactly the same as Black Knight.
2. Response curve
The measured gamma value is 2.2, and the response curve fits perfectly with the standard curve from beginning to end, and the tuning is very accurate.
3. Color temperature
The default color temperature of beggar samurai is warm color temperature, the value is around 6800K. It's labeled "standard color temperature", but the actual measurement down is about 6200K warm, it is really a mess. The best use of this item in the OSD is the default "warm color temperature" or "user".
4. Brightness and contrast
Beggar Samurai is not as bright as the Black Knight, but the contrast is much higher than the Black Knight.
Black Knight's contrast is low because of the double gamut reduction limit, beggar samurai did not do anything, natural performance to better.
5. Brightness uniformity
In the backlight uniformity, is also the beggar samurai dominant, the maximum deviation of 13%, black samurai maximum deviation is 15%.
6. Color accuracy
The color accuracy performance of the beggar samurai is surprising, the average color difference △ E = 0.44, the maximum difference is even only 0.98, not even crossed 1. This color accuracy performance has exceeded the black samurai with color calibration report, although the black samurai is also very accurate, but the beggar samurai is better. No doubt, Skyworth to the beggar samurai also did a strict and accurate factory color calibration, but did not bring the paper color calibration report, forced a sudden loss of style.
Summary: Beggar samurai factory tuning should do quite well, I think and black samurai belong to the side of the level, basically equal.
The game test environment is also the same as Black Knight CSGO to do the record
1. Online competitive game "CSGO
The beggar samurai play CSGO feeling and black samurai almost no difference, whether it is the screen drag, smoothness or screen view, the two are the same.
2. Popular 3A masterpiece "Far Cry6
Play far cry 6, full high quality under the performance of beggar samurai is also very good, especially the light and shadow changes seem very vivid, the game experience is great.
1. Panel quality is excellent, tuning is in place, excellent picture quality
2. Cheap price, excellent cost performance, almost no competitor at the same price
3. Natural eye protection function, long time use not tired eyes
1. Extremely cheap workmanship, materials and OSD menu
2. Lack of regulation of functionally disabled stents
3. Did not do SRGB color gamut reduction limit
Summary: It has many flaws, but look at its excellent screen performance and extremely low price, you can choose to forgive him. After all, at a price point of 1299, you can't find another model that is more beatable.
Comparison with Thor Black Knight.
In some less important details, such as appearance, workmanship, materials and brackets, Skyworth F27G4Q is indisputably weaker than Black Knight across the board; however, in terms of core competitiveness, that is, screen image quality and gaming performance, Skyworth F27G4Q has not shrunk or given way in the slightest. As I said, in the default mode, it even has a better viewing experience than Black Knight by virtue of its color temperature advantage. More importantly, the unbeatable price advantage.
If Thor Black Knight has been selling 1399 debut price, then in front of its light, beggar samurai will not have any purchase value, after all, a good bracket are more than 100 bucks. But history is not if, 1399 black samurai has passed with the wind, the subsequent batch has increased the price to 1699 yuan, with the beggar samurai between the 1299 yuan there is a huge gap of 400 yuan, has accounted for the beggar samurai whole price of 1/3, which will have to make people think about it.
To be fair, I'll consider spending 1299 to buy a K7E original panel + good factory calibration + regular manufacturer's three-year after-sales and warranty, I'm not losing money, after all, Taobao on their own DIY set of the same screen to get down to a thousand dollars, plus the cost of asking people to do tuning, all add up to close to this price. So from this point of view, the beggar samurai still has its merits.
As for whether it is worth it? You guys look at it on your own merits.
Tips:If you choose to buy Skyworth F27G4Q, then you must buy a third-party VESA bracket arm or desktop booster, because by default beggar samurai screen lower edge from the desktop only 8cm, is too short, if you do not want to find a way to increase the height, long-term use of the neck will be very tired. Then again, a few books are also feasible.