Viotek Unveils GN Series of High-Refresh Curved Gaming Monitors

Monitors are one of the most important components of any good PC build.  When you play games on your PC or console, you stare at a screen.  It’s the screen’s responsibility to present stunning graphics with fast refresh rates, color depth, contrast and more.  For this reason, it’s not something to skimp on.  For many people however, being able to purchase a high end monitor isn’t always financially possible.  Fortunately, Viotek has us all covered.

Viotek has just launched their GN series of monitors.  It offers the most important features gamers look for, without destroying your wallet.  The GN monitors offer 100-144hz refresh rates, with one being 1080p, and the others being 1440p QHD.  All of them feature AMD FreeSync technology which allows variable refresh rates with compatible AMD graphics cards and the Xbox One, S, and X.  Quick note – the Xbox One is limited to 40-60hz for FreeSync range.  For PCs however, 144hz is supported.  Hell, the GN32DB model even has LED lighting in the back.  Some monitors are curved, some flat, wall-mountable, and some have internal speakers if you prefer the super sleek desk.

 

My biggest concerns with modern monitors have been accurate color reproduction, ghosting, and contrast/black levels.  This is critical, and often preferred over just getting an inexpensive 4k monitor.  What good are extra pixels if they look like crap?  To put this in perspective, the lowest performing and least expensive monitor from the GN line has an sRGB color gamut of 96% which is excellent.  The two larger monitors have 115% sRGB gamut!  Response time is respectable at 4-6ms but not industry leading.  There needs to be some kind of trade off to support such a low price point without sacrificing too much and this makes the most sense.  Most TVs have a response time (input lag) of 11-16 ms with game mode enabled, and approach 30 ms without.  With that being said, 4-6 ms of input lag is very acceptable and shouldn’t be noticed by even the most experienced gamers.

Another important consideration is eye strain.  Most gamers stare at the screen for several hours at a time (I know I do).  Some solutions include wearing Gunnar glasses which filters out harmful blue spectrum light which is known to cause eye strain.  Viotek addresses eye strain with two important features.  One is Low Blue Light Mode, which reduces harmful blue spectrum light and allows extended hours of gaming without as much eye pain.  That could be the critical piece to making that final shot to win the game.  Another appreciated feature is the Anti-Glare screen which again helps to reduce eye strain and provide a clear viewing experience in mixed lighting environments.

All but one monitor is available in black or white, with the GN32D only in black.  They all feature a one-year warranty with a dead pixel policy.  Some competitors are strict or downright awful when it comes to dealing with dead pixels.  This is certainly an extra piece of insurance when buying online from a new brand in the market.  All GN series are incredibly thin, include stands, and support VESA compatible wall mounting.  Plus they all look bad-ass.

I could go on about the features of these monitors, but I wanted to address the most important ones.  We are hoping to acquire one or two different models down the road for review and compare them to Asus and LG screens to see how an affordable solution stacks up.  In the meantime, here are the models and most important specs.  Please visit Viotek.com to learn more and purchase whatever interests you.

FEATURES, SPECS + PRICING

GN24Cx

  • 24-inch 16:9 widescreen display
  • Ultra-thin, bezel-less design
  • AMD FreeSync
  • 144hz Refresh Rate
  • 1920px1080 WQHD resolution
  • 1800R Curvature / 178° Viewing Angle
  • 1M:1 Dynamic Contrast, 16.7M Colors, 96% sRGB Gamut
  • 4ms Response Time
  • Gameplus Crosshair Functionality
  • Xbox Ready
  • Anti-Glare + Low Blue Light Mode
  • VESA Mountable
  • Internal Speakers
  • Available in Black or White
  • Backed by One-Year Warranty and Industry Leading Dead Pixel Policy
  • MSRP: $250 ($219.99 introductory price)

 

GN27D

  • 27-inch 16:9 widescreen display
  • Ultra-thin, bezel-less design
  • AMD FreeSync
  • 144hz Refresh Rate
  • 2560px1440 WQHD resolution
  • 1800R Curvature / 178° Viewing Angle
  • 1M:1 Dynamic Contrast, 16.7M Colors, 96% sRGB Gamut
  • 4.8ms Response Time
  • Gameplus Crosshair Functionality
  • Xbox Ready
  • Anti-Glare Screen + Low Blue Light Mode
  • VESA Mountable
  • Internal Speakers
  • Available in Black or White
  • Backed by One-Year Warranty and Industry Leading Dead Pixel Policy
  • MSRP: $390 ($349.99 introductory price)

 

GN32D

  • 32-inch 16:9 widescreen display
  • Ultra-thin, bezel-less design
  • AMD FreeSync
  • 144hz Refresh Rate
  • 2560px1440 WQHD resolution
  • 1800R Curvature / 178° Viewing Angle
  • 3M:1 Dynamic Contrast, 16.7M Colors, 115% sRGB Gamut
  • 4ms Response Time
  • Gameplus Crosshair Functionality
  • Xbox Ready
  • Anti-Glare Screen + Low Blue Light Mode
  • VESA Mountable
  • DVI, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
  • Available in Black
  • Backed by One-Year Warranty and Industry Leading Dead Pixel Policy
  • MSRP: $420 ($379.99 introductory price)

 

GN34Cx

  • 34-inch 21:9 Ultrawide Display
  • Ultra-thin, bezel-less design
  • AMD FreeSync
  • 100hz Refresh Rate
  • Xbox Ready
  • 3440px1440 WQHD resolution
  • 1800R Curvature
  • 1M:1 Dynamic Contrast, 16.7M Colors, 115% sRGB Gamut
  • 6ms Response Time
  • Gameplus Crosshair Functionality
  • Anti-Glare Screen + Low Blue Light Mode
  • PIP and PBP Functions
  • VESA Mountable
  • Internal Speakers
  • Available in Black or White
  • Backed by One-Year Warranty and Industry Leading Dead Pixel Policy
  • MSRP: $560 ($499.99 introductory price)

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