We pay close attention to the Gigabyte G27Q, which earned a place in our summary of the best gaming monitors due to its fantastic image quality and overall specifications. If you’re looking for something a little bigger, though, Gigabyte makes a 32-inch model, the M32Q, and it’s on sale right now for $ 369.99 on Amazon.
That’s $ 130 below its $ 499.99 PVP (I doubled the math check) and while it’s not usually sold for the full amount, it’s as low as we’ve ever seen it. Of course, it’s still a bit messy, but it includes a specific spec sheet and a very unique feature: a built-in KVM switch.
Gigabyte M32Q | 32 inches | IPS | 2560×1440 | 165Hz | FreeSync Premium | DisplayHDR 400 |
$ 499.99 $ 369.99 on Amazon (save $ 130)
This is a larger version of the M27Q, one of the best gaming monitors in the world, with faster update speeds and the same great features, including an integrated KVM switch.See offer
KVM switches allow you to control multiple devices with a single keyboard and mouse. This can be useful if you have multiple computers and use them regularly for different purposes. You may be working on one machine, such as a productivity laptop (which you can connect to one monitor) and a game on another. In any case, the M32Q will accommodate you.
Outside of the KVM switch, here are some desirable specifications. It is a 32-inch flat IPS screen with a resolution of 2560×1440, a response time of 1ms gray to gray (GtG) (or 0.8ms MPRT) and a fast refresh rate of 165Hz that can be overclock slightly up to 170Hz.
This is also a FreeSync Premium display and while not certified as G-Sync compatible, reliable people at Rtings say it works well with Nvidia's G-Sync technology (and gave it high marks overall for gaming).
It is a DisplayHDR 400 certified monitor, with a maximum brightness of about 450 nights. This won’t give you the absolute best HDR experience, but it’s another basic point. Most notable is the color gamut: Gigabyte says it offers 120% coverage of sRGB color space (and 94% DCI-P3). In general, the larger the color gamut, the more accurate the color reproduction will be, which will result in better overall image quality.
We haven’t looked at this larger model, however, based on our experience with the smaller unit and the scatter of reviews out there (including user impressions), we’re confident it will serve you well.