Game-Changing monitor features premium visuals of a Sharp IGZO panel.

Monoprice, the best-kept secret in consumer electronics, has announced the launch of their newest gaming monitor, Dark Matter. The monitor is designed to be the ultimate, compact form gaming monitor. It hits the ‘sweet spot’ for high performance gaming including 1440p resolution, 180Hz refresh rate, and Adaptive Sync technology. Additionally, it also featured a SHARP IGZO panel, meaning it provides greater color accuracy, increased brightness than traditional IPS panels.

Product Description

The 2560x1440p (QHD) resolution of the Dark MatterTM 27″ Gaming Monitor provides stunning detail, while IGZO panel technology ensures rich, accurate color reproduction and an ultrafast 1ms response time. The 180Hz refresh rate drives precise and fluid gaming performance, while Adaptive Sync technology eliminates choppy gameplay and broken frames. This monitor also features HDR 400, the display industry’s standard for true 8-bit image quality, peak luminance of 400cd/m2, higher contrast ratio, and a wider color gamut.

The Dark Matter 27″ Gaming Monitor features an A+ grade panel and, as with all their monitors, is backed by Monoprice’s 1 Year PixelPerfectTM guarantee.

IGZO Technology

IGZO technology uses semiconductors made of Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide, rather than the more common Amorphous Silicon (a-Si) found in ordinary panels. IGZO semiconductors are significantly more energy efficient and respond much faster than a-Si semiconductors, resulting in lower power consumption, less heat, more accurate and vibrant colors, and faster response times.

180Hz Refresh Rate

The 180Hz refresh rate is a whopping three times faster than the 60Hz rate found on most monitors, so while your opponent is trying to line up a shot on you, you’ve already gotten your shot off.

Adaptive Sync

Adaptive Sync technology puts an end to choppy gameplay and broken frame rates with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate, including this monitor at its 180Hz maximum.

Vesa Compatability

The stand can be removed to allow access to the 75×75 VESA® mount pattern for use with a wall or desk mount.


Display Size27″
Maximum Resolution2560x1440p
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Refresh Rate180Hz
Video Inputs1x DisplayPort® 1.4a, 3x HDMI® 2.0, 1x USB-C®
Panel TypeIGZO
Panel ModelSharp LQ270T1JG06
Maximum Brightness400cd/m2
Default Color Temperature6500k
Contrast Ratio1000:1
Number of ColorsMore than 16.7 Million
Viewing Angles (H/V)178º/178º
Response Time1ms (OD)
VESA Mounting Pattern75 x 75
Input Power19 VDC, 3.42A
Typical Power Consumption37 watts
Standby Power Consumption0.5 watts
Dimensions (with stand)24.4″ x 18.8″ x 9.3″ (619 x 478 x 237 mm)
Dimensions (without stand)24.4″ x 14.7″ x 2.5″ (619 x 374 x 64 mm)
Weight (with stand)18.6 lbs. (8.4 kg)
Weight (without stand)11.0 lbs (5.0 kg)

Pricing and Availability

The Dark Matter 27-inch monitor will be available starting August 3, 2021 from for $349.99 (price current at the time of publishing).

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