Philips Gioco review: Ambiglow on your desk and much more

Philips 278G4DHSD makes great use of the LG Display IPS panel


Test results response time and input lag

Response time is not the best quality of the Philips Gioco 278G4DHSD, but with overdrive on it's fast enough for most gamers and games. 

Values below 16 ms are acceptable (1000/60 Hz = about 16.6 ms), below 10 ms very good, and below 5 ms excellent. The 0%-100%-0% measurement (black-white-black) is easier for monitors with overdrive, which is why we put more emphasis on the more challenging 20%-80%-20% measurement (light grey-dark grey-light grey).

We haven't tested that many 27-inch displays with overdrive on, but it's clear that the Philips Gioco 278G4DHSD isn't the fastest. With overdrive it's just enough for gaming.

None of the monitors had any input lag worth mentioning, so we left out that chart.


two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

Philips Gioco 278C4QHSN

27 inch, 1920x1080, 82 ppi, IPS, HDMI input, 250 cd/m², 1000 : 1, 7 ms


Philips Gioco 278G4DHSD

27 inch, 1920x1080, 82 ppi, IPS, 120 Hz, HDMI input, 250 cd/m², 1000 : 1, 7 ms

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