Corsair XENEON 32QHD165 Monitor Review: An Impressive All-Rounder – Man of Many
We’ve had some pretty serious gaming tech walk through the door of the Man of Many HQ over the last month and it’s not going to slow down anytime soon. CES2022 wrapped up only a few weeks ago and we’ve got plenty on the way fresh off the Las Vegas press so be on the lookout for more reviews as we tackle portable projectors, laptops, smartphones, and gaming accessories over the next few months.
In the meantime, feast your eyes on the latest from one of our favourite brands, Corsair. Introducing the XENEON 32QHD165, it’s the brand’s first flagship gaming monitor and it’s a mighty impressive first effort with plenty of specs, aesthetics, and quality that we look for in a gaming product. Let’s take a look.
|High Point||Low Point||Verdict|
|Perfect for creators, the 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space is some of the best money can buy for under $5000. Quantum Dot Fast IPS panel provides great colour coverage across the screen, even at 165hz.||Maxing out at only 1440p is underwhelming, and the HDR peak brightness of less than 400nits is simply not enough when working near windows and in bright spaces.||When balancing the pros and cons we’re left with a high-quality monitor from a trusted brand that ticks all of the boxes without excelling at anything in particular. If you’re looking for a good monitor that can do it all in a hybrid working environment this might be your best bet. Just wait for a sale.|
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It seems monitors are the next piece in a long line of technology that everyone from your average Joe, to your most avid gaming enthusiast is really getting excited about. Peripherals are becoming more and more mainstream with the mechanical keyboard community stronger than ever (special shoutout to the Gateron Black Ink crew) and the monitor crowd really pushing companies to elevate their products to the next level. Never one to go unnoticed, Corsair is doing its part to keep its core fans engaged while at the same time, bringing attention to their brand with the introduction of the XENEON 32QHD165.
The timing couldn’t be better here. Specsheet stuffers are abundant in the monitor space these days, you can pick up a cheap 4K120hz monitor for under $400 AUD in the current market (albeit risky), so there’s plenty of space for a superior option from a brand name that you know and trust.
Sacrifice, Not Much
|Native Resolution||2560×1440 (16:9)|
|Response Time||1ms MPRT, <3ms GtG|
|Colour Gamut||98% (DCI-P3), 100% (AdobeRGB), 100% (sRGB)|
|Peak Brightness||400 nit (SDR) / 440 nit (HDR)|
|Static Contrast Ratio||1000:1|