We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Displays Reviews
15,670 Reviews

Hanns-G HL272 review

£123 inc VAT

Manufacturer: HannsG

Our Rating: We rate this 3 out of 5

The Hanns-G HL272 is a 27in monitor with budget twisted-nematic technology panel.

If you’re finding that one monitor is just not enough, or your laptop just feels too cramped for showcasing photos and playing movies, then a large-screen LCD panel is the way to go. More display reviews.

The Hanns-G HL272 is Hanns-G’s latest such effort, a 27in TN, backlit panel rated with 300cd/m2 brightness and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. More large display reviews.

The contrast was plenty in the test environment while the brightness was more than enough and should stand up well in quite bright rooms. That and the size of the thing make is a good home entertainment option as well.

Being a TN panel you’d expect a fast response time and at a rated 5ms this is good enough. In fact for a TN panel it’s pretty average but in practice it’s easily capable of dealing with fast moving graphics and films. There’s also a couple of small speakers built-in.

The maximum resolution is 1920x1080 so that’s full HD. Great for films, but for a large display like this it means that text doesn’t look as crisp as either a smaller display or one this size with a higher resolution.

It’s okay to look at, but no more than that. Looking at the perfectly black screen for light leak there’s some in the bottom left and also along the bottom itself. Nothing major, but it’s there. The opposite white screen test shows some darkening in the bottom right and discolouring along the top. Note that this is better than the 28in Hanns.G panel we looked at in the recent monitor roundup, but it’s not as good as anything from an IPS display.

So, to the calibration testing then, which was carried out with the Datacolor Spyder 4 Elite. Once calibrated the display offers perfectly fine rendition of shadows, highlights and skin tones. The sRGB coverage offers 96% while AdobeRGB is average at 75% and NTSC as well at 70%

Hanns-G HL272 Expert Verdict »
Hanns.G HL272HPB Scores 9.2 out of 10 based on 168 reviews

There are currently no technical specifications recorded for this product.

  • Overall: We give this item 6 of 10 overall

The key issue is price and here the Hanns-G HL272 is very competitive at a shade under £200. In itself, the display is very large, decent quality, but not the best. The design is slim and stylish and there are multiple inputs, so if you’re looking for a second monitor or something a little bigger than can double up for home entertainment, this should fit the bill.

Price comparison powered by Reevoo

£151
£157
£157
£157
£163 £173
£189
  • Hanns.G HL249DPB review

    Hanns.G HL249DPB

    The Hanns.G HL249DPB is a budget 23.6in TN display with very low power consumption and surprisingly good performance. Read our Hanns.G HL249DPB review to find out more.

  • Hanns-G HL231DPB review

    Hanns-G HL231DPB

    Hanns-G’s range of LCD monitors range tends to deliver a significant number of screen inches for a modest price tag. Sometimes, at the lower price levels, the quality suffers a little too much, but the 23in Hanns-G HL231DPB appears to have got the balance about right.

  • HannsG HH251H review

    HannsG HH251H

    The HannsG HH251H is a 24.6in flat-panel LCD display available for less than £200.

  • HannsG HP222DGB monitor review

    HannsG HP222DGB monitor

    Today's flat-panels appear to be slim, slender and lightweight. This doesn't necessarily make for long life, though, and the HannsG HP222DGB - HannsG's newest 22in LCD - is aiming for increased durability.

  • Hanns-G HL245 review

    Hanns-G HL245

    The Hanns-G HL245 is a budget 23.6in monitor, offering 1920x1080 resolution but few frills.


IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 comparison review: Apple takes on Samsung once again in smartphone...

IDG UK Sites

Just another opinion about Apple's new iPhone

IDG UK Sites

Intel Xeon E5 v3 Haswell processors review: we check out the fastest chips on the planet

IDG UK Sites

Apple Watch hands-on review | Apple Watch design, spec, features & UK pricing