Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 (2023)

Our Verdict

Corsair's take on the 27-inch 1440p OLED is beautifully engineered and all the usual LG-powered OLED upsides appear, including warp-speed responses and lovely per-pixel lighting. But so does the inconsistent brightness. And that's a little tricky to accept at this lofty price point.


  • Outrageous pixel response
  • Per-pixel OLED lighting
  • Nicely engineered


  • Inconsistent brightness
  • Very expensive for a 27-inch panel

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Be careful what you ask for, because you might just get it. Well, we asked for OLED on the desktop, and boy are we getting it. The latest entrant in the burgeoning OLED gaming monitor market is the new Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240, the latest of a growing subsection of 27-inch 1440p OLEDs running at 240Hz.

There's one key question. No, not will it burn in, but is it bright enough?

Like all the others, including LG's own UltraGear 27GR95QE-B and the Asus ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM, the Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 runs an LG WOLED panel. With that comes plenty of characteristic OLED goodness, which we'll come to in a moment.

But it also brings one key question. No, not will it burn in, but is it bright enough? LG's OLED panels have proven a little problematic in a desktop PC context when it comes to full-screen or nearly full-screen brightness.

It's one metric by which Samsung's competing QD-OLED panels, as seen in the fantastic Alienware 34 AW3423DWF, have a clear advantage. They're just better at basic brightness.

Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 specs

Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 (1)

Screen size: 27-inch
Resolution: 25600 x 1440
Brightness: 1,000 nits peak HDR 3% APL
Response time: 0.03ms
Refresh rate: 240Hz
Contrast ratio: 1.5M:1
Features: OLED panel, 98.5% DCI-P3, adaptive sync, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.1, USB-C, USB hub
Price: $999 | £929

Not that you'd know from the claimed specs. Like pretty much every OLED gaming monitor, Corsair rates the Xeneon 27QHD240 at 1,000 nits peak brightness in a 3% window. That drops to 800 nits for a 10% window. What Corsair doesn't quote is full-screen brightness.

Thus far, monitors with LG OLED panels have tended to be around 150 nits full screen, with the Samsung QD-OLED brigade nearer 250 nits. That's a very noticeable delta. And it's not just outright brightness that's the problem.

With LG-powered OLED monitors, including Corsair's own Xeneon Flex, you can very obviously see the entire brightness of the panel changing depending on what's being rendered. Let's say you are looking at the Windows desktop showing a dark wallpaper. Then open a web browser with a white background that covers much of the screen.

The result with every LG OLED monitor panel we've seen thus far is a big drop off in brightness. Unfortunately, that remains the case here. The automatic brightness limiter (ABL) kicks in and the panel dims dramatically.

Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 (2)

Yes, you can disable the ABL. But then everything looks dark and dingy all the time. The caveat to all this is that the problem is much more noticeable on the Windows desktop than it is playing games.

The brightness jumping around in-game isn't a major distraction. What is more noticeable is the lack of punch in brighter outdoor gaming scenes. Like all LG-derived OLED gaming monitors, the Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 simply lacks zing in those scenarios.

Again, the Xeneon absolutely isn't unique in that regard, so it's not a fault of Corsair itself. Full-screen or nearly full-screen brightness is a weakness with all LG-enabled OLED gaming monitors thus far. But it is still an issue, especially for such an expensive monitor.

Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 (3)

(Video) Does This Monitor Trade Performance for Warranty?

Elsewhere, however, it's mostly very good news. In darker scenes punctuated by smaller bright objects, this monitor really delivers. That end of the HDR experience spectrum seriously sizzles, even if the matte anti-glare coating does very slightly compromise black levels. You can keep your Mini LED monitors, they can't compete with the per-pixel lighting on offer here.

You can keep your Mini LED monitors, they can't compete with the per-pixel lighting on offer here.

They can't keep up with the pace of the Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240's pixels, either. LCD tech has improved dramatically when it comes to response in recent years, but it's still an order of magnitude slower than the silly-fast performance of OLED.

You can see that playing shooters. There's just no unintentional blurring. Add in the 240Hz refresh, and you have both no blur and super low latency. This really is a killer display for, well, killing enemies.

Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 (4)

What it's less convincing at is serving up a really exceptional visual spectacle. Partly that's down to size. OK, at around $1,000 this monitor is priced very much on par with similar OLED options, but it's still an absolute hill of money for a 27-inch 1440p gaming monitor.

That makes for a tricky comparison compared to, say, a 34-inch ultrawide monitor. You can actually have one of those with a Samsung QD-OLED panel for barely any more money. Sure, the Alienware 34 AW3423DWF only runs at 165Hz, but most of the time you'll barely notice that.

$1,000 also buys you all manner of fully 4K LCD gaming panels, some with Mini LED backlights and local dimming. The HDR experience and pixel speed won't compete with the Corsair, but the image detail from 4K is on another level.

The pixel speed and latency are just fabulous.

Granted, this monitor's 1440p native resolution helps keep the frame rates up. But surely anyone who can afford a $1,000 OLED monitor can also stump up for a premium graphics card capable of goodframe rates at 4K, no?

There's a lot to like about this monitor, then. The pixel speed and latency are just fabulous. In certain scenarios, the HDR experience is fantastic, too. The build quality and features are super, too.





Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 (5)

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(Video) Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 OLED Gaming Monitor Announced!

Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 (7)

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Buy if...

You're competitive shooter fan: The 240Hz refresh rate on the Corsair is a perfect match for fast-paced shooters, and that lightning fast pixel response means that any latency isn't going to be down to your display.

You don't spend much time on the desktop: If you're a pure PC gamer and don't really spend your PC time outside your chosen gameworlds, then the lighting issues won't be as distracting.

You want great design: The ultra-thin panel looks great, and the monitor itself has a host of welcome features, such as USB Type-C power and a dedicated USB hub.

Don't buy if...

❌ You'd prefer a 4K panel: Proper 4K OLEDs at proper PC monitor sizes (27- and 32-inch) are coming in the next year and that makes it a bit of a tougher decision spending $1,000+ on a 1440p screen today.

(Video) 「CORSAIR XENEON 27QHD240 OLED」レビュー|FPSにも使いやすい有機ELモニター

You want a punchy display: The LG-powered WOLED panel doesn't have the vibrancy or HDR performance of the Samsung QD-OLED screens, making the 34-inch options a better bet.

You get dual HDMI 2.1 ports, Displayport 1.4, USB-C with power delivery and a multi-port USB hub. It's all really well thought out.

The design is very slick, too, with slim bezels and a thin back to the display that gives a sort of floating panel feel. It's a premium product through and through. Oh, and there's a full three-year warranty, which should cover off most people's major concerns regarding burn-in or image retention.

But this 27-inch 1440p subsection of the new OLED gaming monitor market is problematic. First, the LG panel tech used by every example so far, including this Corsair, still has fundamental brightness issues. They're not catastrophic. But they are hard to stomach at this price point.

The same applies to the panel res and pixel density. Some people will happily make that trade off in return for really high frame rates, but for this kind of money, the panel size and resolution feel a bit stingy.

Ultimately that choice is yours. Are you happy with 27 inches and 1440p? We're expecting 27-inch and 32-inch 4K OLED gaming monitors to appear in the next year or so. And we strongly suspect that most people shopping in this elevated section of the monitor market would choose 4K given the option.

So that's what it comes down to with this monitor and its 27-inch brethren. If you bought one, how would you feel if a 27-inch or 32-inch 4K OLED monitor was announced shortly afterwards?

If you'd think, nope, 1440p is still the right choice for me and you're likewise okay with limited full-screen brightness from the LG panel, then all good. The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 is otherwise excellent.

Us? We'd either rather wait for a 32-inch 4K OLED or go for one of the brighter, more immersive 34-inch ultrawide options. As good as the Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 is in many regards, it's just not enough monitor for the money to be absolute top OLED dawg.

The Verdict


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Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240

Corsair's take on the 27-inch 1440p OLED is beautifully engineered and all the usual LG-powered OLED upsides appear, including warp-speed responses and lovely per-pixel lighting. But so does the inconsistent brightness. And that's a little tricky to accept at this lofty price point.

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(Video) Der BESTE Gaming Monitor 2023! OLED ist einfach DIE TECHNIK für SCHNELLE Games! Xeneon 27QHD240 OLED

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Does the Corsair xeneon have speakers? ›

Ports: 2x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x USB Type-C with DP Alt-Mode, 2x USB-A, USB Type-C with upstream (for powering USB ports) on rear | 2x USB-A and 3.5mm audio on front. Stand adjustment: Tilt only. VESA mount: No. Speakers: No.

How much does the Corsair Xeneon weigh? ›

Width Width without stand in different measurement units.732 mm (millimeters) 73.2 cm (centimeters) 28.8189 in (inches) 2.4016 ft (feet)
Weight with stand Weight with stand in different measurement units.9.5 kg (kilograms) 20.94 lbs (pounds)
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How much is 45wqhd240? ›

( 3 new from $1699.99. Last updated 24 minutes ago. )
$1699.99+FREE s/h$1699.99
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How much is Corsair One i140? ›

$2,799.99 USD. CORSAIR ONE i140 redefines what you can expect from a high-performance gaming PC.

Does the Razer Raptor have built in speakers? ›

The display lacks speakers, so you need to use headphones or external speakers. Plugging in headphones would be much easier if the audio jack were located on the side rather than tucked up on the back panel with the rest of the ports.

Does Corsair have a monitor? ›

Set the curve with the CORSAIR XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240 OLED Bendable UltraWide Gaming Monitor, built with revolutionary bendable OLED technology that enables you to adjust the monitor from completely flat to an immersive 800R.

Does Razer Raptor have speaker? ›

Inputs include one each of HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4 and USB-C. The latter can carry video and supports the two downstream USB 3.0 ports. There are no internal speakers, but you get a 3.5mm headphone jack.

How tall is the Corsair Xeneon Flex? ›

Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 Specs
Panel Type / BacklightOLED
Panel Dimensions (flat)41.7 x 22.5 x 12.4 inches
WxHxD w/base(1059 x 572 x 315mm)
Panel Thickness0.2 inches (6mm)
Bezel Width0.4 inch (10mm)
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How big is the Corsair one? ›

Item Weight‎16.24 pounds
Product Dimensions7.87 x 6.79 x 14.96 inches
Item Dimensions LxWxH‎7.87 x 6.79 x 14.96 inches
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How heavy is the Corsair Scimitar? ›

Mouse Backlighting4 Zone RGB
Mouse WarrantyTwo years
Mouse Package ContentsSCIMITAR RGB ELITE Gaming Mouse | Allen key | Quick start guide | Warranty Card
CUE SoftwareSupported in iCUE
Weight122g (w/out cable and accessories)
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How much is the Xeneon Flex 45 qhd 240 OLED gaming monitor? ›

Pricing and Availability

The XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240 OLED Gaming Monitor comes with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1999.99 (Exc.

How much is Corsair i200? ›

$4,499.99 USD. Create something amazing with the CORSAIR ONE PRO i200 Compact Workstation-Class PC, powered by the latest Intel® Core™ X-Series processor family, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ graphics, and award-winning CORSAIR components.

How much is CORSAIR ONE Pro a200? ›

$2,599.99 USD. Experience uncompromising performance with the CORSAIR ONE a200 Compact Gaming PC, powered by an AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series CPU, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics, and award-winning CORSAIR components.

How much is CORSAIR ONE A 100? ›

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The competition

One could lament the price of the Raptor 27 165Hz at $800. But the excellent ASUS ROG PG279Q 27 (165Hz), which lacks HDR400, AMD FreeSync, and DisplayPort 1.4, is $850 at Amazon, putting it in the ballpark of the Raptor.

How can I improve my Razer Blade speakers? ›

If the speakers are muted, unmute the speakers and/or increase the volume.
If the issue persists, update your audio drivers.
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  2. Expand “Audio inputs and outputs” and right-click on your audio driver. ...
  3. If the issue is not resolved, reinstall your audio drivers.
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Corsair makes some of the highest-performing and most feature-rich gaming keyboards out there. Their keyboard lineup includes many options in different sizes, configurations, and at various price points.

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Corsair Gaming, Inc. is an American computer peripherals and hardware company based in Milpitas, California. Previously Corsair Components and Corsair Memory, it was incorporated in California in January 1994 as Corsair Microsystems and reincorporated in Delaware in 2007.

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CORSAIR's top competitors include Razer, and Loupedeck. Razer is a computer peripherals manufacturer and online retailer that specializes in connected devices and software products specifically marketed to gamers.

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The best Razer speakers, inevitably, are the most premium ones: the Razer Nommo Pro. They've got it all and offer a premium feel in every department, be it design and build, audio quality, or customisation.

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Is Razer making a new monitor? ›

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The Corsair was designed and operated as a carrier-based aircraft, and entered service in large numbers with the U.S. Navy in late 1944 and early 1945.
Vought F4U Corsair.
F4U/FG/F3A Corsair
First flight29 May 1940
Introduction28 December 1942
Retired1953 (United States) 1979 (Honduras)
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2021 Lincoln Corsair Value - $24,152-$40,352 | Edmunds.

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Tech Specs
SensorFocus Pro 30K Optical Sensor
CableRazer™ Speedflex Cable USB Type C
Tilt Scroll WheelYes
APPROXIMATE SIZELength: 119.5 mm / 4.70 in Width: 75.5 mm / 2.97 in Height: 43.5 mm / 1.72 in
Approximate Weight134 g / 0.295 lbs (Excluding cable and dongle)
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How heavy is the Razer Naga Trinity? ›

SpecificationsPrint Specifications
Dimensions119 mm / 4.69 in (Length) 74 mm / 2.93 in (Width) 43 mm / 1.69 in (Height)
Weight120 g / 0.26 lbs (Excluding cable)
Connectivity TechnologyWired
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The IRONCLAW RGB Gaming Mouse features a lightweight design at 105g and a contoured shape that's sculpted specifically for palm-grips and most hands.

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2023 Lincoln Corsair Pricing

Topping the range is the Grand Touring, kicking off at $53,385 with all-wheel drive and a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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With a range of more than 400 miles on a tankful of fuel and some EV-only range as well, the 2023 Corsair should get an EPA MPGe rating of 78 or more. All this makes the 2023 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring an impressive traveling companion.

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Haier OLED Pro 65-Inch Ultra HD 4K Smart OLED TV expected price in India starts from ₹2,39,990.

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Corsair's new $1,999 Xeneon Flex, a new 45-inch OLED option that's shipping early next year, doesn't make you pick sides.

Why are Corsair PSU so expensive? ›

Reasons Behind The Inflated PSU Prices. The first reason, of course, is simply increased demand. It's the rule of the market: the higher the demand, the higher the price. Many of the problems that led to price jumps can be blamed on the increased demand for high-capacity PSUs thanks to the resurgence of crypto mining.

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The price of Corsair 7000D AIRFLOW Full-Tower Black Casing starts from 28,000 . The price may vary due to your customization and product availability. You can buy Corsair 7000D AIRFLOW Full-Tower Black Casing from our website or visit our showrooms nearby.

What is the world's biggest OLED gaming monitor? ›

Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor: AW5520QF, World's First 55" OLED Gaming Monitor. Featuring 4K Resolution 3840 x 2160 at 120Hz True-to-Life Colors, Low Input Latency and AW Legend Industrial Design. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

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Why OLED monitors are expensive? ›

But Why Are OLED TVs So Expensive? The main reason that OLED TVs are so expensive is that they OLED is a young technology, and manufacturing OLED TVs is difficult. This is especially true of OLED panels large enough to be used in consumer TVs, which only LG Display currently makes.


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