While Legion is known as Lenovo’s high-end gaming product brand you will still see some of their more entry-level gaming products use the Lenovo name. While in most cases the Lenovo branded gaming products will be priced a bit lower than Legion, that does not mean they lack the performance. Here we look at the Lenovo G27c-10 FHD WLED Curved Gaming Monitor with a 165 Hz refresh rate powered by AMD Radeon FreeSync technology priced at $219.99.
I would put this monitor in a performance before beauty category and geared more toward FPS or MOBA style games. Curved is the only way to go for me. I switched a few years ago and have not looked back since. Most notably you want to look at the 4MS response time in extreme mode and the 165Hz refresh rate. These are both key statistics you want around this speed when playing FPS, Battle Royal, or MOBA titles. It is a very responsive monitor for being such a large Full-HD 1080 display. It feels enormous in front of your face which is most important for providing that immersive experience. While VA panels are great middle of the road screens, they do have worse viewing angles and color production then IPS panels but at this price, you cannot complain.
Right out of the box it comes which a little too much backlight for my taste, but you can adjust that in the settings panel. Like all Lenovo or Legion products, it has a sleek look with a near edgeless screen. Less is more when you are thinking about monitor housing. Just keep it simple. The G27c nails that. 3 ports include 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DP 1.2, 1 x Audio Out (3.5mm) which should make it compatible with any PC or MAC device. Its super light and will not take up much room on your desk but does also include a VESA Mount if you have a custom stand for it. It does not include vertical orientation which you would never want on a curved monitor anyway. That isn’t the business. It’s designed to be the centerpiece of your gaming rig. We did have some troubles with the onboard menu controls. I am not a fan of the design and found them extremely difficult to navigate through the menu with but eventually we found our way through it though.
Its best feature is the price. While it may serve as a gateway to bigger and better things at $219 this monitor is an absolute steal.