Digma 27" DM-MONB2705 Review
An office monitor should be comfortable in everyday use – good value for money comes first, not advanced options and record numbers. Let's see if the Digma 27 DM-MONB2705 meets these requirements.
The package bundle of the new Digma is standard – a monitor, a stand with a leg, a power supply, instructions, and a DisplayPort cable. I was pleased with the reliability of the packaging: it consists of two parts that completely protect the contents of the cardboard box from bumps and tears. Design:
- The front of the monitor is almost completely covered with frosted glass, and only a strip of plastic is visible at the bottom. In the off state, the display appears to be frameless, it looks great. When the screen lights up, the top and side bezels become visible.
- The matte black plastic housing is fingerprint-resistant, an important advantage for a device designed for work tasks at home or in the office. The gaps between the glass and the frame are even, nothing crunches and no backlash – the build quality is decent. On the back, there is a control stick for monitor settings. There was also a place for a pair of HDMI 2.0, one DisplayPort 1.4, a mini jack, a VESA 100×100 mount and a connector for connecting an external power supply. For complete happiness, only USB-A and USB Type-C are missing.
- The stand is standard: a round leg is inserted into the massive lower part. It is fastened with plastic latches, a screwdriver is not needed. But the design cannot be called monolithic – swaying is inevitable on an uneven table. The list of adjustments is modest: only a vertical tilt from -5 to 15 degrees is available to the user. Screen lifts and turns are not provided.
Optimal resolution IPS panel
Digma 27 DM-MONB2705 received a matrix with a resolution of 2560×1440 (16:9 aspect ratio) and a refresh rate of 60 to 75 Hz. It is made using IPS technology, pleases with large viewing angles without color distortion. And its matte surface successfully resists glare from the sun and office lamps. Display:
- WQHD. QHD resolution is optimal for a 27-inch diagonal. An office model doesn't need 4K, which unnecessarily loads the hardware, and Full HD at 27” will inevitably give a grainy picture with well-defined pixels. Digma engineers did the right thing, settling on the 2560×1440 format: pixel ladders are not visible, while low-powered business desktops will not suffer from overload.
- Brightness. The maximum brightness and contrast ratios pleased – 408 and 923:1 against the manufacturer's declared 350 and 1000:1. Color reproduction goes into cold shades: the temperature is between 8000 and 8500 K with a reference of 6500 K. However, the graph is quite even, and the color balance can be changed with manual adjustment.
- sRGB. The value of the gamma curve for the Digma matrix varies from 2 to 2.4. The color triangle falls short of sRGB, and the parameter ΔE, depending on the brightness, varies from 2.4 to 19.4. The monitor is not positioned for professional work with graphics – it is suitable for editing texts and tables, as well as reading in a browser. But if necessary, the factory calibration can be adjusted to the specific needs of the user.
- Free Sync. Furthermore, Digma 27 DM-MONB2705 allows you to comfortably play games: 75 Hz will be useful for dynamic gameplay and make web surfing smoother. Gamers will also appreciate Free Sync adaptive sync support. It is useful when the monitor and video card are displaying a frame at different speeds, creating tearing in the image. The function dynamically controls the refresh rate, ensuring a smooth picture without tearing or other defects.
The joystick on the back provides quick access to various functions. If you move it up, a menu will open with a choice of ports, Digma 27 DM- MONB2705 can be connected to up to three devices at the same time. Tilt the joystick to the right to adjust the volume for the audio jack, to the left to adjust the brightness. A full menu with settings opens when you move the joystick down. Here you can select the brightness, contrast, operation mode (games, movies, etc.), the dynamic contrast ratio (DCR) option, start overclocking and set the aspect ratio. For those who are worried about the harmful effects of blue color, there is a preset for reducing its intensity – Low Blue Light.
- Display: 27", IPS, 2560×1440, 16:9, contrast ratio 1000:1, viewing angles 178°, 75 Hz, response time 6 ms
- Ports and connectors: 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x mini-jack 3.5 mm
- Stand: detachable, tilt adjustable, VESA-mountable
- Optional: VESA 100×100 mount, external power supply, Free Sync support