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Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 Review: A versatile gaming monitor

A perfect monitor for competitive gamers?

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At CES 2022, Lenovo unveiled three new gaming displays. The Legion Y25g-30 stands out the most, with a 24.5-inch Full HD IPS panel and 99% coverage of the sRGB color gamut. With a 360Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time, it makes the gaming experience more immersive and realistic. 

Lenovo refers to the display as an expert eSports gaming monitor. Find out if the Lenovo Legion Y25g can live up to such high expectations in our review.

Unboxing time!

The Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 comes packaged in a plain cardboard box that makes no mention of the fact that it is a reasonably expensive gaming monitor. A small number of accessories are included with it, including manuals, a power adapter, a DisplayPort cable, and a USB Type-A to Type-B cable.

  • Monitor with stand
  • 1 x Power cable (1.8m)
  • 1 x DP cable (1.8m)
  • 1 x USB Type-A to USB Type-B cable (1.8m)
  • 1 x 120W adapter
  • Factory calibration report
  • Quick setup guide
  • Warranty booklet

Watch our unboxing video here:

In the box, the assembly can be completed with the bare minimum of tools. It may be placed on the panel using fast-release latches after simply screwing the base to the stand.

Build & Design

The Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 is very similar to its predecessor in terms of design. In very multi-monitor setups, the thin top and side bezels should blend in well. The Legion emblem is embossed in the center of the bottom bezel, which is 2 cm wide.

The activity light is on the right edge, and all of the buttons are on the bottom-right corner. The eight buttons each have a distinct function labeled on them.

The ergonomic features of the Lenovo Legion Y25-30 gaming monitor stand out in particular. It has a height adjustment range of up to 13 centimeters, a tilt range of -5 to +30 degrees, a swivel range of 30 degrees in both directions, and a pivot function that enables a 90-degree rotation of the screen. As a result, there is nothing lacking in terms of ergonomics with the Legion display. 

Build quality gives off a strong, good impression. In particular, the supplied stand impresses with its weight and well-made metal thread upon the first touch. The display may be quickly mounted with your hands and it supports a 100 x 100mm VESA mount for connectivity. In our experience, it was seamless. 

Connectivity

The Legion Y25 built-in USB hub can be connected to a computer via one of the port configuration’s USB-B ports. Four USB-A 3.0 ports are available on the hub. Two of them are in the back, while the other two are on the left side. These latter devices also support Battery Charging 1.2 and, for instance, can charge smartphones at 5 V and up to 2.4 A. 

An HDMI 2.0 port is also accessible for visual output, in addition to a DisplayPort (version 1.2) port. You can connect an alternative device using the audio jack (3.5 mm) on the side if you don’t wish to transmit the audio stream digitally over one of the two ports. 

An integrated headphone hook is located above the jack; it can be flipped out, looks quite solid, and even has room for large gaming headsets. 

Several setting options are available in the OSD menu of the Legion Y25-25, which is accessed using the six buttons built into the monitor’s frame. Lenovo’s Display Control Center, which provides a few extra options, makes it simpler to accomplish this. 

Performance

The Lenovo Legion Y25g viewing angle stability is commendable. The IPS panel reliably reproduces colors at all times. Only while viewing the screen at acute angles does the image get slightly grayed, and the brightness also decreases noticeably. But when you have the display in front of you, this doesn’t occur.

When ULMB is activated, the Lenovo Legion, according to Lenovo, has a 1 ms response time. Using BlurBuster’s MPRT test, a reaction time of about 0.7 ms was found when measuring Motion Picture Response Time (MPRT). Thanks to the quick panel, there is no discernible blurriness in the colors or graphics. 

The IPS panel has VESA DisplayHDR 400 for more vibrant colors and is TÜV certified for minimal blue light. The Legion Y25-30 is a good professional monitor as well, with an 8-bit color depth and 99 percent sRGB coverage. While the color and HDR will help with photo editing or video streaming, the dual built-in 3W speakers can help with video editing. Though not as good for audiophiles, it’s a great addition when you need it most. For simple ergonomics, the stand can tilt, swivel, lift, and pivot. 

Should you buy the Lenovo Legion Y25g-30?

When it comes to gaming, the Lenovo Legion Y25g meets high standards for eSports needs, and it can also be useful in the office.

The display’s numerous adjustment options allow it to be perfectly customized to the user’s requirements. This has an impact on not only the panel’s physical characteristics but also, in particular, on its ergonomics.

The display didn’t quite reach the required brightness during the test, but as long as the sun isn’t shining directly on the screen, this won’t be an issue in normal use. The matte surface prevents reflections from occurring. Although the Y25-25 is only officially approved for FreeSync, it can also use Nvidia’s G-Sync over DisplayPort.

All this being said, buyers won’t regret purchasing this sturdy gaming monitor.

SpecLenovo Legion Y25g-30 gaming monitor
Display24.5 inch 3-sided edgeless flat FHD display with IPS technology and WLED backlight and anti-glare coating
ColorThe 8-bit panel offers 99% sRGB, plus VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. Delta E<2. TUV Rheinland certified low blue light tech is present
Refresh rateDP 1.4 – 360 Hz
HDMI 2.0 – 240 Hz
Brightness / contrast400 nits or 480 nits in HDR mode max brightness. Contrast ratio of 1000:1
PerformanceAs low as 1ms GtG response, as fast as 280Hz refresh rate. AMD FreeSync Premium
Ports2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DP 1.4, 3.5mm audio out. USB hub features 1 x USB3.2 Gen1 Type-B upstream, and 4 x USB3.2 Gen1 downstream. Stereo 3W speakers are built-in
Gaming featuresLenovo Artery software (a Windows OSD settings app) plus Gaming Tools like Show Frame Rate, Show Timer, Show Aim Point, and Shortcut Key settings
StandLift 135mm, pivot 90 degrees, either way, swivel 45 degrees, either way, tilt 5 degrees forward / 22 degrees back

 Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 Price and Availability

In the Philippines, authorized Lenovo Legion stores and retail stores are now selling the Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 for only PHP 32,995. You can also get it online straight from Shopee and Lazada.

Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 Gaming Monitor Review

RV Cuarto

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Connectivity
Performance
Value

Summary

Lenovo provides a powerful gaming monitor that also meets high standards with the Legion Y25-30. This eSports monitor is a fantastic option, especially in games where fast speed and clear visuals are crucial. This is due to a variety of little features that the user can enjoy, apart from the fair level of brightness; quick response times; G-SYNC support; and about 90% sRGB gamut. 
 

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RV Cuarto is the founder and editor-in-chief of EveryTechEver, a startup team of writers and researchers. He started in tech journalism in the early days of 2012 as the founder of the successful tech site Nokia Revolution. His belt of experience spans across the industry, from consumer electronics, data operations, and cloud computing, with several brands including Dell, Nokia, Realme, and Huawei. He is also an HIV advocate and a public speaker. He spends his free time singing, playing mobile games, and experimenting with new recipes in his kitchen. Follow him on Tiktok.

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AGON PRO AG275QXL is League of Legends official monitor

AGON by AOC partners with RIOT Games.

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One of the world’s leading gaming monitor and IT accessories brands, AGON by AOC partnered up with Riot Games to present the first monitor inspired by League of Legends and its iconic Hextech technology. The AGON PRO AG275QXL – AGON League of Legends Edition sports a unique design and special features crafted specifically for the MOBA experience. The AG275QXL is now available in the Philippines! In partnership with our authorized resellers, you now can experience being like a pro!

Unique features create the perfect experience for League of Legends fans

League of Legends is the most played PC game in the world with millions of players working together in high-stakes competition. AGON by AOC has created the first monitor specifically designed to bring the best experience of the rift to players everywhere with unique features such as reactive lighting to in-game events.

Players of the renowned title will immediately notice the distinct style of the AG275QXL with its exciting Hextech-inspired design that brings the world of magic & technology together. 

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AOC AGON PRO AG274QXL

“We are thrilled about our partnership with Riot Games and having the opportunity to combine our expertise in monitor technology with League of Legends’ magic, bringing an exciting product for the League of Legends fans”, said Kevin Wu, General Manager of MMD Singapore.

The AG275QXL offers outstanding features like the League of Legends Mode, the LoL QuickSwitch, exclusive power on/off sounds, Light FX Sync, and the LoL Signature OSD design. 

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Visually, the monitor is an outstanding piece that incorporates League of Legends in every aspect: The chassis and stand are embellished with elements of the iconic Hextech design seen throughout the League of Legends universe. The monitor gleams thanks to the special Light FX that syncs up with the action happening in-game. The dedicated LoL mode ensures the view of Summoner’s Rift is seen with visual clarity in mind. Players will be fully immersed with their own League of Legends monitor.

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A monitor packed with the best buffs and runes

To guarantee consistent and high-end performance for both casual gamers and aspiring esports pros, the AG275QXL features top-notch specs: The 27” Fast IPS screen boasts a QHD resolution with a rapid refresh rate of 170Hz for the smoothest visuals even in the craziest team fights. 

To eliminate stutters and tearing, the AG275QXL supports G-sync Compatible and an impeccable response time of 1ms GtG further ensures a flawless output. With VESA DisplayHDR 400, ShadowControl, and the flicker-free mode, players can enjoy long gaming sessions and a crystal-clear portrayal of their favorite champions diving into battle.

AGON by AOC aims to forge the right equipment for gamers to fully maximize their performance and to help them overcome challenges. The revolutionary AGON PRO AG275QXL –League of Legends Limited Edition is finally here! For more information, please visit:

Where to purchase AGON PRO AG275QXL:

ONLINE SHOP
AOC Monitor LazMallhttps://www.lazada.com.ph/shop/aoc-philippines/
IN-STORE / ONLINE  AUTHORIZED RESELLERS
DynaQuest PChttps://www.facebook.com/DynaquestPC/
https://dynaquestpc.com/
https://www.lazada.com.ph/shop/dynaquest/
PC Expresshttps://www.facebook.com/PCEXPRESSPH/
PC Worxhttps://www.facebook.com/PCWORX
Thinking Tools Inchttps://www.facebook.com/ThinkingTools/
Vivocomhttps://www.facebook.com/VIVOCOM2007
https://www.lazada.com.ph/shop/vivocom-technologies-inc/
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Apple Studio Display: No ProMotion and Thunderbolt 4

Everything you need to know about the Studio Display is all here!

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With the launch of its new 27-inch Studio Display today, Apple has officially returned to the display business. It’s a fantastic alternative for Mac users, with a 5K resolution and four ports on the rear, but there are a few things to bear in mind. Below, we’ll take a closer look at the studio display.

apple studio display

There is no ProMotion

Apple’s adjustable refresh rate technology, known as ProMotion, was first introduced on the iPad Pro several years ago and has subsequently been expanded to include the MacBook Pro and iPhone 13 Pro. For enhanced efficiency, ProMotion allows a display’s refresh rate to be increased to 120Hz and scaled even lower than 60Hz.

Despite ProMotion’s recent expansion into other products, it is not a part of the new Studio Display. The Studio Display, according to Apple, supports a 60Hz refresh rate, similar to the screen used in Apple’s 27-inch iMac and LG’s LG UltraFine.

A side note: If you buy the nano-texture version of the Studio Display, Apple includes a polishing cloth in the box, but not if you choose the normal glass.

apple studio display

Connectivity

On the back of the Studio Display, there are three USB-C ports and one Thunderbolt 3 port. The following are the specifications for these ports:

  • For the host, there is one Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port upstream (with 96W host charging).
  • Three downstream USB-C ports (up to 10Gb/s) for peripherals, storage, and networking

This means that Thunderbolt 4 is not supported by the new Studio Display (which Apple is using on its newest Macs). However, because the Thunderbolt 3 connection is used for display bandwidth, it is unable to support the maximum Thunderbolt 4 bandwidth while driving the display.

Pricing and Availability

The Studio Display starts at $1,599 (~PHP85,000), but you can customize it with a few other choices to get it up to $2,229 (~PHP11,700) in price. For an extra $300, Apple offers a nano-textured glass alternative. For $300, you can get a “tilt-and-height-adjustable stand.” This stand looks similar to the Pro Display XDR, but it’s smaller and $700 less expensive.

The Studio Display is currently available for pre-order, although it will not be available until March 18, 2022.

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Philips Monitors celebrates partnership with Sony Pictures’ Uncharted

A thrilling promo awaits!

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A thrilling February awaits gaming fans and movie enthusiasts as leading display solutions provider Philips Monitors partners up with Sony Pictures’ Uncharted to deliver high-performance gaming monitors and exciting freebies to top it off.

The partnership celebrates the much-anticipated movie Uncharted, which is set to be released in Philippine cinemas this February 23, 2022. Excited movie-goers who purchase select models of Philips Gaming Monitors from authorized partners can get a limited-edition Uncharted shirt combined with either two movie tickets for a media block screening or a PS5 Disk of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. An additional Php 1000 worth of vouchers will also be included for those who will order from Lazada and Shopee Flagship stores.

The core of the collaboration is to deliver gamers outstanding monitors that can provide total immersion, thrills, and epic adventures. Fans of the universally-acclaimed video game series Uncharted, which consistently gained praise for its intense action, captivating characters, and exhilarating narrative filled with adventure, can expect breathtaking gaming experiences on the horizon, highlighted by the powerful performances provided by Philips Monitors’ powerful gaming displays, such as the 322M8CP from the Momentum series and the 272E1GSJ from the E-line.

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Street-smart Nathan Drake is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan to recover a fortune amassed by Ferdinand Magellan, and lost 500 years ago by the House of Moncada.

Both of the above-mentioned gaming models are specifically designed for high-performance gaming and are capable of delivering incredibly immersive entertainment. Monitors from the Momentum gaming line features a 32-inch VA LED panel with a Full HD resolution, ultra-fast 240Hz refresh rates, 0.5ms response time for smooth gameplay, and AMD FreeSync™ Premium for low latency and stutter-free gaming. On the other hand, the 27-inch 272E1GSJ gaming monitor is perfect for beginner and casual gamers with its 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time.

Any single purchase of the following Philips Gaming Monitor models comes with the freebies indicated below:

Philips Gaming Monitor ModelsSRPSpecificationsFreebie
272E1GSJ₱ 15,975Full HD, 144Hz, 1ms, AMD Freesync premium(2) movie tickets(1) limited-edition Uncharted shirt
*Plus Php 1,000 voucher (for online purchases at Lazada and Shopee only)
272M8₱16,700Full HD, 144Hz, 1ms, IPS, AMD Freesync premium
275M1RZ₱ 26,425QHD, 170Hz, 1ms, AMD Freesync premium(1) limited-edition Uncharted shirt(1) PS5 Disc of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
275M2CRP₱ 25,988Curved QHD, 240Hz, 0.5ms, AMD Freesync premium
322M8CP₱ 21,413Curved Full HD, 240Hz, 0.5ms, AMD Freesync premium

Promo runs from February 8 to March 15, 2022; or until supplies last. For further information, email us, send a message on our official Facebook page, or contact our participating resellers and online flagship stores:

Partner Resellers for In-store PurchasesStore Location
PC Express
Facebook
Website
Alabang Town Center
Cyberzone Bacoor
Gilmore Plus
Glorietta 1 Gaming
Glorietta 2
Makati Cinema Square
Market Market
SM Mall of Asia
SM Megamall
SM North 1
SM North 2
SM North Desktop
SM South Mall Main
SM South Mall Desktop

PC HUB / PC HUB EDGE
Facebook
Gilmore

PC WORX
Facebook
Website
Gilmore 2
Gilmore 3
SM Megamall
THINKING TOOLS, INC.
Facebook
Website
SM Consolacion Cebu
Ayala Cebu
SM Ecoland Davao
Gaisano Mall Davao

VIVOCOM TECHNOLOGIES INC. /DIGI-SERV SOLUTIONS 
Facebook
IT Village Gilmore
COMPUTER WORLD
Facebook
Davao
DYNAQUEST PC
Facebook
Website
Manila
Makati
Mandaluyong
Sucat
JDM TECHNO COMPUTER CENTER
Facebook
Website
Gilmore
COMPLINK
Facebook
Website
Alabang Town Center 
Ayala By The Bay
Ayala Circuit
Robinsons Galleria Ermita
Glorietta
SM Mall of Asia
Megamall
SM North Edsa Annex
SM Bacoor
SM Southmall
Southwoods
Trinoma
JOYO MARKETING
Facebook
Website
Borromeo Cebu
SM Seaside Cebu
Colon Cebu
E-mall Cebu
Manalili Cebu
Gaisano Mall Cebu
Danao Cebu
Gaisano Fiesta Mall Cebu
Ayala Central Bloc Cebu
Gempesaw Davao
SM Ecoland Davao
SM Lanang Davao
Official Flagship Stores for Online PurchasesPHILIPS Flagship stores 
Lazada
Shopee

PC EXPRESS
Lazada
Shopee

PC HUB / PC HUB EDGE
Lazada
Shopee
PC WORX
Lazada
Shopee

THINKING TOOLS, INC.
Lazada
Shopee

VIVOCOM TECHNOLOGIES INC. /DIGI-SERV SOLUTIONS
Lazada

COMPUTER WORLD
Facebook

DYNAQUEST PC
Lazada

JDM TECHNO COMPUTER CENTER
Lazada
COMPLINK
Lazada
Shopee

JOY MARKETING
Lazada
Shopee

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