Lenovo G25-10: Technical Features
|The decision||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Type of panel||TN WLED|
|Refresh rate||144 Hz|
|It's time to respond||1 ms excessively
5 ms without excessive pulling
|Contrast||320 nits standard
400 nits of torque
|The color depth||8 pieces (6 pieces + FRC)|
|VESA Compatibility||Yes, 100 x 100mm|
|Color gamut||72% NTSC|
|Communication||1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x 3.5mm jack (removable)
|Software technology||AMD FreeSync|
|Others||Eye care, Anti-glare, Flicker-free|
The Lenovo G25-10 has an average size of 24.5 inches, the smallest size we should want in a gaming model. Full HD resolution and 144Hz audio rate should you look for if you don't have a very powerful computer but want to play at a high frame rate per second.
The panel used to monitor is TN, and has a response time of 1 ms GTG with the dropdown mode activated, but by default it is 5 ms with activated activity. The maximum sustained maximum light reaches 320 nits, but it does reach 400 nits. This statistic, if valid, can be a DisplayHDR certificate.
Also that the monitor has HDR, which can enable HDR functionality on Windows 10, except that the monitor has an 8-bit team (6 bits + FRC), which in high light conditions can be called Problem, but as we'll see later it happens with dark scenes. Color distribution is 72% of the NTSC color space.
At the contact level, we get an HDMI 1.4 port, a DisplayPort 1.2 port, and a 3.5mm audio output jack. Monitoring is AMD FreeSync compatible, so we can say that it's great for debugging in games.
The Lenovo G25-10 arrives well protected with cables that install one over the other. In those archives we find a panel and a base, which is divided into two parts: foot and support. At the cable level we find the current one, which is 1.8 meters long, and HDMI, which is 1.8 meters long. This book is included with all instructions for the meeting.
External analysis and assembly
This meeting is very easy to do. The first thing we have to take is foot and put it behind the track. Like all VESA settings, its installation is very simple and well supported.
In case we want to remove it, we have to press the tab up and down from the bottom, which makes the backward movement we have made to insert. Here again we can see the connection of the track, with the three videos and audio connectors we mentioned in the description, and the power.
Once we set the foot, we should look only at the base, which is V-shaped. To tighten it, you don't even need a scarf, because opening the metal tab by hand is enough to leave it. It is important to note that on the foot we also get a small suspension bridgebridge and prevent it from being seen.
With this, we already have a tracker installed, and we can see how durable it is with the fact that the base has enough support space. The only unsteady movement we get is due to the lifting process of the guard, which can have a lot of stiffness, but as a general rule we won't have a stiffness problem.
On the lifting machine, we can increase the monitor to a reasonable level, and we can reduce it to almost leave it upright on the table, with adjustments leaving us 11 inches of adjustment. We also turn down, where we can move the -5 degrees forward, or 22 degrees backwards. When it comes to rotating the tracker over time, we don't have a choice to do, though this is not much of a problem, because we can always rotate the monitor if we want to have it as a second monitor.
Connecting the wires, the first thing that grabs your attention is how open it is, in just five seconds from when we press the button until the image is reached. The light hits the TN panel, as it is automatically high, even though it comes with 80 light in the default setting. At 100 light it is frustrating even for office work, but you certainly won't despise films or games.
The quality level of the track is excellent, especially with having a TN panel. We have the highest brightness and the best color to translate into a 6+ FRC panel. This picture doesn't do well, but the colors look very accurate and bright.
Viewing angles are an amazing feature of the monitor, because it maintains great flexibility when viewed from side to side. Surprisingly, if we look at it from below, where we already see the familiar purple tones that the channels are viewed on are oblique angles.
Travel and outcome in sport
The default response time is 5 ms, even though 144 Hz makes it very difficult to detect the difference. In alcoholism mode we have three options: disabled, normal and overdose. It is this extreme mode that forces 1 ms of reaction time, even if you do provide a ghosting. As is often the case with these monitors, it's best to always stop it, when on this track, as in the case of others, we don't see that there are ghosts or any unknown halo effect, they are in extreme mode. In the end, all monitors advertised 1 ms as the response time, but excessively we did not notice the difference; especially if we have a monitor with a high degree of refreshment.
For comparison, we took two pictures: the first is severely impaired, and the second is overworked. As we can see, there is a small overshoot, with purple tones.
So, technically, a moving image has a good meaning when playing, thankfully it will have a good chance at online games. No input lag is visible. In several competitive games in CS: GO I have noticed the convenience as other 144 Hz 1440p monitors cost two or more, making it an excellent choice for gaming on a medium or high quality computer, whether competitive or high quality graphics.
Multimedia content performance and editing
When we look at multimedia content and have great colors and high quality light in standard and standard SDR mode. The movie movement is excellent, and we won't miss a single detail. Of course, this indicator is better for gaming, because watching movies and multimedia content is better for deciding on IPS monitoring.
However, this indicator provides a good balance if you are going to use it for both things, because the high quality of light combined with good viewing angles and color quality will give us a very reliable picture.
Graphic organizers and craftsmanship it is best to choose IPS monitor for better color production. At 72% NTSC, equivalent to 96.65% sRGB, we have the same quality as other TN panels on the market years ago.
Settings for Lenovo G25-10 They are very simple and well organized. We can enter different modes directly with the settings buttons, such as changing to game mode, selecting input, or changing the light. When we open the settings normally, the first thing we notice is the technical data of the monitor.
In the second stage we can change the settings such as brightness, DCR, Saturdayation, contrast or black phase. Third, we can change the color temperature (choose between warm, normal, cold or normal settings), work in sRGB mode to adjust the color reset to that level, or activate the light-reduction mode, which reduces 30% of the blue value to the image.
In the fourth section we have settings such as menu language, appearance, or the time when the menu appears on the screen until it disappears.
In the fifth section we find the activation of the game mode, where we can work different modes depending on the game, such as FPS modes, racing or RTS. We can also create the right culture. These methods either enhance brightness, color or look for refinement, or immediately activate time-consuming response modes.
At this stage we can also choose to overload, be able to activate, leave it normal, or set it to excess. We can also enable HDR mode and enable or disable FreeSync, the latter mode also works without any problem with NVIDIA graphics cards.
Finally, we have the opt-in feature, the ability to select automatic source detection, or manually go to DisplayPort or HDMI, which we can do with quick access keys to monitor itself.
HDR: a fun way to avoid it
As you'll see in the settings, the monitor has HDR mode. This is a bit of a surprise because no TN signal monitor usually has HDR mode, much less with a 10-panel (either native or 8-bit + FRC). Therefore, the level of doubt was very high when it was discovered to monitor HDR with a 6-bit + FRC panel.
And skepticism is confirmed when we use HDR mode in Windows 10, where the system tells us it is displaying a 12-bit image. Interestingly, when activated, maximum brightness is reduced compared to SDR mode. But the worst part is that Windows believes that the hacker is able to display at least 10 colors, in such a way that it shows a series of colors that the monitor, directly, cannot display.
In dark scenes, since they have no surface area, Microsoft translates that monitor to the monitor, and sends that information to the monitor, which, since it doesn't have a system that "translates" those colors and converts them to something to show, directly doesn't show them. With bright colors we get high illumination and beautiful shadows. But in dark scenes, the guard cannot display the darkest colors.
In the following pictures we can see the difference. They are both very open to seeing the difference that can be seen with the naked eye. As we can see, in SDR mode (first image), there are less visible shadows, but that is exactly in HDR mode (second image) with at least twice the missing black tones. The result of this is that in the dark scenes of movies and games in HDR almost nothing is visible. When we disable HDR, those scenes get the light, even though they are characterized by a darker tone that TN panels tend to have when it comes to black display.
So, including HDR mode in TN monitor is very unrealistic, and if you're going to buy it for that purpose, you should know that it's a mode you can't use and that you will install SDR because it looks better, lighter, and more colors are recycled.
Conclusion: the best and the worst
The Lenovo G25-10 is one of the best 144 Hz Full HD monitors we can get depending on the quality / price point. We had a great time responding to excessive adjustments made in standard mode. We were unable to find any information on the panel you are using, but will likely share the panel with other panels from the same 24,5 inch 144Hz monitor segment made with AU Optronics (M250HTN01.2) as they all reach 400 nits of light, TN, and have the same response time.
Compared to other models, such as the HP Omen 25, we found that the latter had a larger number of connectors, such as two USB 3.0 ports and two HDMI connectors. On the contrary, in the Lenovo G25 we get a adjustable stand for height and inclination, while hiring HP. However, with two installations we have enough for both PC and console, and if you don't care too much about the connection, you better choose to monitor Lenovo.
Compared to its predecessor, the Lenovo G24-10, we have a lighter and better finish, with a price of just 20 or 30 euros depending on the store we look at, so it's enough and more to buy this model compared to more.
So, gaming monitor is a commendable commodity for its great performance and high quality of light, even though there are some features included that we will never use as HDR. The stand is really tight and allows us to set what we like, and generally we will get a great gaming experience; especially in competitive sports thanks to its excellent response time.
So, the Lenovo G25-10 takes our gold medal.
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