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Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27″ evaluation

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Xiaomi is lastly unleashing its gaming displays outdoors of China. It begins with the Mi 2K Gaming Monitor with a beginning worth of €500, which appears fairly aggressive for the characteristic set within the 27-inch phase. However does it have the real-life efficiency that it takes to tackle the large names within the trade? Let’s discover out!

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27'' review

Typically, you’d need to compromise picture high quality when searching gaming displays, however Xiaomi is definitely trying to ship a balanced product. Mi 2K Gaming Monitor helps adaptive sync for each Nvidia and AMD GPUs and a excessive 165Hz refresh price, but it surely additionally presents an IPS panel with good distinction, wonderful viewing angles and is VESA DisplayHDR 400-compliant. It has QHD decision (2560 x 1440 pixels) and comes with a factory-calibrated sRGB mode.

Unboxing the Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor

The monitor is available in a fairly large field with all of the cables you’d have to set it up. You have obtained a suitable DisplayPort, energy cable, and a USB IN cable to help the 2x USB 3.0 connectors.

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27'' review

The stand will ship disassembled so you need to connect the bottom, however you additionally get 4 screws for those who resolve to mount it on the wall. Sadly, it would not get together with a regular VESA mount so you need to search for an adapter.

In fact, the person manuals are at hand together with a helpful colour correction report supplying you with some perception on the calibration settings like white level, colour accuracy and gamma.

Design, ergonomics, stand

Xiaomi 2K Gaming Monitor’s design is properly fashionable with skinny bezels on three sides, whereas the chin is a tad thicker. The management keys are positioned close to the bottom-right nook with the facility button being illuminated. The monitor has a fairly skinny profile as nicely.

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27
Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27″

Many of the Mi 2K Gaming Monitor physique is made out of plastic however the metallic stand feels additional premium. The bottom plate is manufactured from aluminum and might be indifferent with out instruments and the stand itself can be manufactured from metallic. The end is easy and good to the touch.

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27'' review

Moreover, the stand helps just about all of the adjustements you’d consider. It is versatile sufficient to suit any desk and peak simply, providing vertical adjustment, in addition to swivel, tilt, and rotation to portrait mode. Nevertheless, it is not likely a full-fledged VESA-compatible so an extra adapter bracket is required for straightforward mounting on a wall.

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27'' review

Xiaomi is especially happy with its so-called Monolithic again. Since it is a high-performance monitor that may get fairly shiny, some superior warmth dissipation design is required, however the engineers put the grille on the again so it would not mess up the smooth seems to be.

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27'' review

Connectors and equipment

Proper below the heat-dissipation plate you’ll discover a magnetic again cowl that may be simply hooked up and indifferent. It covers the DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, the USB in port and the AC plug. The three.5mm audio jack together with the 2x USB 3.0 connectors are positioned outdoors for comfort sake.

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27'' review

Xiaomi additionally equipped us with the so-called Mi Pc Mild Bar that may be simply hooked up and indifferent on the highest bezel of the monitor. It consists of two components – a magnetic stand that clasps the monitor itself and the precise mild. The acessory is definitely suitable with a variety of monitor depths, so it is not completely made for the Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27″.

The LED strip itself attaches to the stand by way of magnets and attracts energy by way of an USB-C to USB-A cable. The stand grips onto the monitor so arduous that it causes a slight mild bleed within the space. Not one thing that many individuals will discover and just about undetectable through the day, although. Plus it most likely would not even apply for those who plan on utilizing it on a distinct monitor with a thicker prime bezel, but it surely’s nonetheless value mentioning.

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27'' review

Anyway, the lamp might be fairly helpful for these of you who do not like LED-illuminated keyboards for some cause or simply do not personal one. Additionally people who hold a notepad by their keyboards for scribing notes on paper.

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27'' review

Utilizing the wi-fi knob that connects to the lamp utilizing wi-fi 2.4GHz waves, you’ll be able to alter the brightness and colour temperature. The colour temperature ranges between 2700K and 6500K and the LEDs have a excessive CRI (Coloration Rendering Index) so it will not break the pure look of colours. Moreover, the angle of the sunshine is engineered so it will not bounce off of the monitor and trigger reflections when you find yourself wanting it at an everyday angle.

Gaming options and modes

The OSD menu is straightforward to function and it is pretty nicely laid out too. You’ve gotten a major menu, a fast change between enter sources and a fast toggle of the accessible presets. You possibly can select between Normal, which is principally user-defined, ECO, Sport, Film, Low Blue Mild and sRGB.

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27'' review

Some modes are locked you’ll be able to’t alter a number of the superior settings corresponding to hue, saturation,, colour temperature and gamma. You possibly can nonetheless play with brightness, distinction, black stage and dynamic distinction ratio.

OSD menus
OSD menus
OSD menus
OSD menus

OSD menus

Going deeper into the settings menu, we discover a setting for the response time. The marketed response time is 4ms, which is just about the very best you will get out of a high-resolution IPS panel.

Xioami mentions one other characteristic known as IMBC (Clever Movement Blur Management), which is basically the identical as Nvidia’s ULMB implementation. In each instances, the perceived pixel persistence is lowered so your eyes will not be capable of detect the transition of 1 colour to a different of the pixels and cut back movement blur.

However for IMBC to decrease the perceived response time to 1ms, it’s essential to work at 165Hz and have 165fps pumped from the GPU.

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27'' review

Xiaomi has supplied 4 settings – Regular, Quick, Superfast and Ultrafast. And since backlight strobing is used for attaining the perceived response time of 1ms, brightness might fluctuate relying on the scenario. We did not discover this throughout gameplay however in case you do, you’ll be able to attempt completely different settings or flip it off altogether.

In spite of everything, 4ms response time is basically quick to start with and solely a handful of skilled avid gamers in fast-paced titles would discover the minor ghosting that happens at 4ms.

Lastly, you’ll be able to change on and off the Adaptive Sync characteristic. We examined it on an Nvidia GPU and it appears to play good with it. The Nvidia management panel did pop a warning that the monitor will not be suitable with the proprietary G-Sync tech, however the efficiency advised it is working.

Final, however not least, you’ll be able to toggle HDR however as we already identified, the monitor solely helps the bottom VESA Show HDR 400 customary and your expertise won’t solely fluctuate relying on the sport or video you might be taking part in, however can even be removed from what true HDR content material ought to seem like.

Picture high quality

The monitor employs a 27-inch QHD IPS LCD panel able to as much as 400 nits brightness and 1000:1 static distinction ratio in keeping with its specs sheet. It is also compliant with VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 customary.

The system can be TUV licensed for low blue mild emissions and has a devoted mode for that for those who plan on working after hours.

Coloration replica, distinction, brightness

Coloration replica must also be wonderful and guarantees 132% sRGB colour gamut protection and 95% of the DCI-P3 colour house. As anticipated, the show has 8-bit colour replica.

Extra importantly, Xiaomi guarantees to ship pre-calibrated displays with a median dE2000 under 1, which is sort of excellent colour accuracy. That quantity is conditional, although.

For the aim of this evaluation, we did our assessments on the sRGB preset and the Normal one. The sRGB colour preset is meant to be probably the most correct one whereas the Normal might be custom-made most extensively.

In sRGB mode, we obtained about 357 nits of most brightness and 848:1 distinction ratio – a bit decrease than marketed. The typical dE2000 is 3.5, which remains to be fairly good with the principle deviators being the slightly blue-ish whites and grays. These had a much less spectacular deviation of round 6 dE2000.

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27'' review

Reducing the brightness slider to 200 nits (which is about 50%), brings down the dE2000 even additional to 2.9. And in case you have got color-sensitive work for precise printing and designing, you get an excellent higher 2.8 common dE2000 at 140 nits.

sRGB mode measurements at 200 and 140 nits
sRGB mode measurements at 200 and 140 nits

sRGB mode measurements at 200 and 140 nits

Utilizing the Normal mode will will let you alter not solely the gamma curve but additionally hue and colour temperature probably fixing the blue-ish whites if you’re inclined to take action. We additionally messed round with the distinction and black stage sliders and have just a few attention-grabbing issues to say about these.

For example, the distinction slider would not alter simply the distinction, it additionally appears to manage the brightness. At 100% brightness and 50% distinction, we measured merely 197 nits however after we cranked up the distinction to most, we obtained an impressive 1:1389 distinction ratio (method above the marketed 1000:1) and 382 nits of brightness.

That is a slightly unusual conduct as we might anticipate this setting to regulate the distinction with out limiting the brightness.

Standard mode at 100% brightness: 50 and 100% contrast
Standard mode at 100% brightness: 50 and 100% contrast

Normal mode at 100% brightness: 50 and 100% distinction

Furthermore, the black stage slider would not simply make the blacks deeper, it additionally adjusts the “black threshold”. Going actually low would render some darkish nuanced colours black and because of this, you get deeper blacks, but additionally misplaced element. Conversely, blacks turn out to be grey if you’re too beneficiant with the slider.

Regardless of the discrepancy between the precise outcomes from our evaluation and the marketed numbers, we are able to nonetheless say it is a very well-calibrated monitor with correct colour replica that is appropriate for color-sensitive work for even many of the professionals. Solely the skilled and educated eye would discover the slight blue-ish hues of the whites and grays in sRGB mode.

HDR expertise

The HDR, however, is not precisely the monitor’s sturdy go well with. It is VESA DisplayHDR 400 licensed, which is the bottom attainable tier in VESA’s certification and the necessities are 400 nits peak spot brightness, 100% sRGB colour gamut protection and dimming tech on screen-level. The remainder of the certifications ask for wider colour gamut protection and zone-level native dimming on the very least.

We discovered it even arduous to note the distinction in video games with HDR enabled. The most important change is the significantly dimmer display with it lighting up when extra contrasty scenes seem. Truthfully we felt on common this HDR implementation makes issues worse when it comes to picture high quality so we advise leaving that off.


The Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27″ will not be probably the most reasonably priced answer round but it surely strikes a slightly uncommon steadiness between efficiency and film high quality. Whereas this monitor is a no brainer at its lower cost in China, it has to take care of some fierce competitors in Europe from extra established manufacturers like Acer, Alienware, BenQ and Gigabyte.

The primary different that spring to thoughts is Acer’s Predator XB273UGSbmiiprzx. It additionally packs an IPS QHD panel, helps adaptive sync of as much as 165Hz and even has you lined with DisplayHDR 400 customary, if you’re actually lifeless set on that characteristic.

The Gigabyte’s G27QC-EK is one other similarly-priced choice with the identical refresh price and the identical decision however with a VA panel. It has a local 1ms response time, however lacks the IPS panels’ viewing angles. Nevertheless at the significantly lower cost of €350 it might be the very best bang-for-buck within the bunch.

Gigabyte additionally has an identical rival at €500 known as Aorus FI27Q providing the identical characteristic set however with IPS display as an alternative. It does fall quick when it comes to ergonomics when put towards Xiaomi’s contender.

Final, however not least, the Alienware AW2720HFA will impress you with a vibrant IPS panel with an excellent sooner 240Hz refresh price, however at decrease 1080p decision, which is stretching skinny on the 27-inch diagonal. It is smart for those who do not personal top-tier PC {hardware} and principally play aggressive video games the place the next refresh price is vital, however it may be a compromised expertise when it comes to picture high quality.

As you see rhere are fairly just a few choices across the €500 mark, however Xiaomi’s answer stands out as probably the most balanced one. It the decision, the picture high quality (in SDR a minimum of), the ergonomics, the refresh price and it runs on an IPS panel.


Positive, the Mi 2K Gaming Monitor might be topped on this or that metric however its well-balanced efficiency make it a simple suggestion. The versatile ergonomic stand, the 400 nits most brightness and the truth that it presents pre-calibrated, vibrant and quick IPS panel make it a winner in my e book.

Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor 27'' review

One other large plus for some is perhaps the elegant, minimalist design. If you happen to plan on performing some work on this monitor and it’s essential to make it mix, as an alternative of standing out with flashy RGB LEDs as most gaming displays have, the Mi 2K Gaming Monitor has you lined.

There are only some small annoyances that I really feel obligated to deal with and people are the best way the system handles distinction changes, the slightly poor HDR implementation and barely colder than common colour temperature in sRGB mode.


  • Minimalist, premium and useful design
  • Vibrant IPS panel appropriate for color-sensitive work.
  • A uncommon to search out combo of fine picture high quality, QHD decision and 165Hz refresh price.
  • Performs nicely with each adaptive sync applied sciences.
  • Loads of choices within the OSD menu.


  • Poor HDR implementation.
  • The distinction setting additionally adjustments the brightness


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