I'm looking for a monitor coming from an aging BenQ FP93G X (1280x1024@75Hz TN) and 32" Toshiba TV (1366x768@60Hz VA). Having seen both technologies I hoped that "nowadays" there was a jack of all trades, but a reality check made me fluctuate between IPS and VA and ultimately settle on VA if only for the contrast. So my criteria ended up being: 200 € / 220 $US (ballpark figure) VA panel for atmospheric gaming (RPG, horror, ...) FullHD (a notch up from what I have now, easy on the power bill, 1080p video unscaled) 1440p alternatively (more desktop space, crisper textures) >70Hz refresh rate (connected feel notably better than 60Hz) Good sRGB mode (games in particular don't use color management; I lack a colorimeter) 27" would be great, though I've heard that 24" is the best size for FullHD tolerable speakers nice to have (using headphones otherwise) The only monitor that fits the bill is the 2017 BenQ EW277HDR as far as I can tell and it's only about 145 € (160 $US). The Philips 278E8 is also an option although the blue primary seems to be off, but maybe a lower wavelength is healthier after all. Anyways there is still some room in the budget and I'm wondering if it could be spent well on higher quality or resolution without compromising on anything else. Or maybe someone has first hand experience with any of the two models.