Tuesday, February 15th 2022

Cooler Master Unveils its First mini LED Displays with Quantum Dot Technology

It would appear that high-end displays are all the rage this year and Cooler Master has just joined the fray with the GP27-FUS and the GP27-FQS, a pair of mini LED based displays. Both models sport Quantum Dot technology which helps enhance the colour gamut of the displays. Cooler Master claims to support 100 percent Adobe 97 percent DCI-P3 and 83 percent BT2020 coverage, which should make these displays great for both work and play, if you're after a colour accurate display.

The main difference between the two models is that the GP27-FQS sports an Innolux AAS panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, whereas the GP27-FUS has an AHVA panel from AUO with a 3840 x 2160 resolution. The GP27-FQS offers a refresh rate of 165 Hz, with the GP27-FUS trailing slightly behind at 160 Hz, but they have a common 1 ms response time. Both displays feature HDR1000 certification, with SDR brightness of up to 600 nits and peak HDR brightness of up to 1200 nits. Other features included are low blue light, anti-flicker and overdrive technology.
Connectivity wise, Cooler Master has equipped the displays with a pair of HDMI 2.1 ports and it's good to see that they specify 48 Gbit bandwidth support. There's also a single DP 1.4 port, a USB Type-C port with 90 W USB-PD support, a USB Type-B port and two USB Type-A ports. The displays also have a pair of 2 W speakers built in. The rear of the displays feature some kind of LED lighting, but it's not clear if it's user controllable. The stand offers height, tilt and swivel adjustments, although Cooler Master hasn't provided any measurements as yet, so beyond the fact that we're looking at a pair of 27-inch displays, we don't really know how tall they stand. The GP27-FQS is said to have an MSRP of US$699, with no information about the GP27-FUS. Both models come with a three year warranty as standard.
Sources: Cooler Master GP27-FUS, Cooler Master GP27-FQS
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10 Comments on Cooler Master Unveils its First mini LED Displays with Quantum Dot Technology

#2
Valantar
Weird that 1440p panels seem to be the first ones getting microLED for the most part. Still interesting though, and both the price and featureset are pretty nice!
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ncrs
ValantarWeird that 1440p panels seem to be the first ones getting microLED for the most part. Still interesting though, and both the price and featureset are pretty nice!
Those are not microLED, but mini LED. It's still a classic LCD.
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trsttte
Pretty cool, if the 4k one is using the same AUO panel as Viewsonic with 1000+ zones it might be a very good performer without the brand tax.

Although with QD-OLED on the way and looking to be much cheaper it will be interesting to see what happens, maybe monitors will finally start decreasing in price while increasing in quality
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#5
Valantar
ncrsThose are not microLED, but mini LED. It's still a classic LCD.
Lol, typo. Well aware of that, it's still an improvement over edge-lit 16-zone backlighting though.
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Mussels
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Not too many 32" mini-LED's out there, want more competition for my next upgrade
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#8
Valantar
I feel like I must have switched off my brain when first reading this, as I entirely missed the 2160p version. A shame there's no pricing for that, as that likely means it's quite a ways off still. But if it's somewhat reasonably priced, it would definitely top my list for a monitor upgrade. 32" would be better, but that would likely see it significantly exceed $1000, and 27" is still a good size.
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Minus Infinity
ValantarI feel like I must have switched off my brain when first reading this, as I entirely missed the 2160p version. A shame there's no pricing for that, as that likely means it's quite a ways off still. But if it's somewhat reasonably priced, it would definitely top my list for a monitor upgrade. 32" would be better, but that would likely see it significantly exceed $1000, and 27" is still a good size.
27" 4K would mean 150% scaling, and you end up with same desktop real estate as 1440p monitor anyway. 32" can get away with 125% scaling. Sure you can run 100% scaling, but fonts are too small.

I just wish there were some 3200 x 1800 monitors out in 30", would also run games a lot better than full 4K.
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Valantar
Minus Infinity27" 4K would mean 150% scaling, and you end up with same desktop real estate as 1440p monitor anyway. 32" can get away with 125% scaling. Sure you can run 100% scaling, but fonts are too small.

I just wish there were some 3200 x 1800 monitors out in 30", would also run games a lot better than full 4K.
Yep, more or less. I don't need more screen real estate for work (27" 1440p fits three side-by-side Word pages, which is plenty when coupled with my secondary monitor), my only desire for 32" would be for gaming - but ... I don't need it, I'm by no means unhappy with 27" for that, and it might even be too big for me. The increase in text sharpness from 2160p at 27" would be more than welcome too. I'm still undecided overall - I've been leaning towards 32" just because of the possibility of something more immersive, but this might definitely tempt me to stick to 27".

Btw, I saw a report somewhere else that stated a $1100 price for the 2160p model, FWIW. Definitely much worse value than the 1440p model, that's for sure, though CM does seem to be strongly implying that both of these will drop below MSRP quite quickly.
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