Foreword: MiniLED display, the first year of popularity
At present, Miniled display as the latest flagship display device, with ultra-high brightness at the same time also has close to the OLED black bit, but the price is often 10,000 yuan is discouraging.
Today's review of this MiniLED monitor provided by ZEALER Crowd - HKC PG271U, from the big manufacturer Huike, with 4K resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, HDR1000 certification, 100% AdobeRGB wide color gamut, 90W Type-C + dual HDMI 2.1 interface, almost heaps of material to the top, but the price is less than 5,000 yuan, whether the real incense warning, follow Messi together to see!
Unboxing: high value, interface family bucket
As you can see from the packaging, the appearance of this HKC PG271U continues the ID design of its predecessor, the $10,000 class.
Accessories: 8K 60Hz HDMI cable, DP1.4 cable, 210W output charger, accessories with high specifications and all matching white wire, give good reviews.
The HKCPG271U monitor's stand is a highlight, with a chocolate axis ergonomic stand in a frosted gray and white color, with a good texture and value.
Thick all-metal base and bracket, excellent workmanship, after all, is the 10,000 yuan level body devolution.
Screw-free installation: no screws, just two steps to complete the installation, girls can also.
You can see the bottom frame is fixed by metal, has a non-slip silent rubber pad, knob base installation.
Align the bracket chuck to the monitor with a single click to complete the installation, the whole process takes only 2 steps and 1 minute to finish.
The spindle design is very textured, lift damping is appropriate.
The rear of the monitor has a black storage ring for cable management.
The design of the full-screen suspension, the rest screen state face value is good.
In the bright screen state, you can see that the black edge is not very narrow, but is three sides of equal width, the visual perception is quite coordinated.
The OSD controls of the HKC PG271U are designed with traditional buttons, and the keys are slightly stiff, but the control is quite precise, and it would be better if the later rocker touch control.
Interface: DC power port, Typec-B port, 2*USB3.0 port, Type-C port, DP1.4 port, 2*full-blooded HDMI2.1 + 3.5mm audio port, the interface can be described as a family barrel level. It is worth mentioning that the Type-C port has 90W of power, which can power the laptop at the same time.
With its gray and white color scheme + sci-fi stand in a crowd of all-black monitors, the HKC PG271U really stands out.
The top of the HKC PG271U monitor is a row of cooling vents, knowing that MiniLED's super bright lamp beads also require excellent heat dissipation.
The self-contained RGB vacuum blade is designed with a light strip that can be adjusted in color to add a gaming atmosphere.
It supports 130±5mm up and down lift, ±20° left and right rotation, and also supports 90° horizontal vertical display.
Summary: HKC PG271U monitor with the appearance of the ID of 10,000 yuan, texture and value, HDMI2.1 * 2 + Type-C + USB3.0 everything, the interface is rich to "sick", if the later can upgrade the OSD button into a rocker would be better.
Performance test: color temperature is cold, but the brightness / color excellent
The instrument used in this test is the Red Spider Spyder X Elite Color Checker, which tests color gamut, tonal response, gray scale, color temperature consistency, color uniformity, and color accuracy. Factory setting of the monitor: Standard mode.
Color gamut: Messi measured that the sRGB color gamut of the HKC PG271U is 100%, the Adobe RGB color gamut is 99%, and the P3 color gamut is 93%, which is basically the same as the official publicity and belongs to the professional grade color gamut range.
Tone response: The measured black curve and "Luminosity 2.2" are close to overlap, and the tone response performance is good.
Grayscale: The overall color temperature of the HKC PG271U is around 8000K, with a cooler color temperature and an overall color temperature difference within 100K. If you are used to 6500K, it is recommended to turn on the warm colors.
Color/brightness uniformity: the lower right quadrant 7 is closest to the D65 standard, the upper left quadrant 1 has a 9.2 difference from the standard color temperature value, and the overall color uniformity is at the mainstream level.
Brightness uniformity: Generally speaking, the higher the brightness, the more difficult it is to control uniformity. The maximum difference in brightness of the HKC PG271U was measured to be 12%, but after all, it was at a brightness of 500nit, so I personally felt it was not bad.
Color accuracy: HKC PG271U's 48-color average ∆E is only 0.75, with a minimum value of 0.07 and a maximum value of 2.64. The parameters are very good and belong to the professional monitor color accuracy, which can be used as a design charting.
HDR mode: After turning on HDR Tech, you can see that the screen brightness can exceed 700nit at this time by hand measurement (non-lab data), and the brightness performance is good.
Summary: After professional instrument testing, the color temperature of the HKC PG271U monitor is cool (in standard mode), the brightness uniformity is moderate, but the color gamut and color accuracy performance is excellent, reaching the requirements of professional-grade monitors, brightness and contrast (after the zoning backlight is turned on) performance is also relatively bright, after all, is certified by HDR1000 high-end, overall performance belongs to the flagship level.
Daily use: game & cut film both suitable
The ordinary display only about 300nit brightness, that this HDR1000 certified parameters burst screen, daily applications and how the game performance, Messi conducted the actual test.
Video editing: Thanks to the super brightness and accurate color, plus the 4K resolution, I use the HKC PG271U to cut movies quite smoothly on a daily basis.
Gaming experience: Due to the 144Hz high brush screen, superimposed with good brightness performance, you can also have a good experience when playing games. If you have PS5, then HDMI2.1+HDR1000 experience should meet your needs.
In the end, the difference between this screen and the ordinary display geometry, Messi conducted the following test.
Comparison test: laptop screen (color gamut NTSC 45%, peak brightness 250nit); HKC PG271U monitor measurement (color gamut NTSC 95%, peak brightness 1000nit), both open maximum brightness.
Screen 1: When watching HDR movies, you can see that the HKC PG271U can see the entire figure and background, while the laptop's can no longer be seen.
Screen 2: You can see that the background of the HKC PG271U on the right is displayed very clearly, which is the difference in the picture brought about by the difference in brightness.
Screen 3: Using the HDR1000 test movie you can clearly see that both have a much better sense of picture layering and picture color, the HKC PG271U.
Screen 4: You can see the background of the anime character, which the HKC PG271U monitor can clearly show while the other one cannot.
Screen 5: The purple color of the background has been almost invisible to the laptop, while the HKC PG271U can be perfectly displayed with rich picture layers.
Image 6: The skin tones and fine hair of the characters can be perfectly displayed by the HKC PG271U, while the other one has no details because of poor brightness.
Screen 7: The HKC PG271U monitor has a much better look and feel, both in terms of color and picture level (brightness).
Refresh rate: The screen of HKC PG271U supports a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz, and the terminal output of Messi is 120Hz, and the actual test can see no trailing shadows, giving good comments.
Black level control: you can see the brightness and level of the picture, the HKC PG271U to dominate.
Super expansion: Since the display comes with 2 USB3.0 and a 90W Type-C port, my wall light and iPad Pro can be directly connected and used without going through an extender, which is more convenient for practical use.
Summary: ultra-high brightness + good color, whether for daily office or gaming entertainment, the HKC PG271U monitor can provide a high-quality display, rich interface I must give praise, without additional expansion, if the later can provide software drivers to use HDR and the convenience of zoning backlighting will be even higher.
Summary: HKC PG271U Monitor
Gray and white appearance, high value
144Hz+4K, high quality display
Miniled partitioned backlight, good light control effect
HDR1000 with excellent brightness and contrast ratio
Wide color gamut, good color accuracy, good picture quality
HDMI2.1, Type-C, USB3.0 expansion family bucket
Within 5000, good value for money
OSD buttons are not as comfortable as joysticks
No custom driver software
HKC PG271U of this monitor pile full of material, 144Hz 4K, MiniLED, HDR1000, HDMI2.1, basically you can think of, it gives you. Although there is still room for improvement in some details, but considering that similar 4K Miniled is generally in the price range of 10,000 yuan, HKC PG271U down dimensional strike within 5,000 yuan, to know this high value mold is also 10,000 yuan devolved, the cost performance is still very outstanding.
If you wish to have a cost-effective high-end 4K monitor, this one can be a key consideration.