Xiaomi 2K Gaming Monitor 27″ 165Hz now available at Designatek

Xiaomi is finally unleashing its gaming monitors outside of China. It starts with the Mi 2K Gaming Monitor with a starting price of €700, which seems quite competitive for the feature set in the 27-inch segment. But does it have the real-life performance that it takes to take on the big names in the industry? Let's find out!


In most cases, you'd have to compromise image quality when hunting gaming monitors, but Xiaomi is actually looking to deliver a balanced product. Mi 2K Gaming Monitor supports adaptive sync for both Nvidia and AMD GPUs and a high 165Hz refresh rate, but it also offers an IPS panel with good contrast, excellent viewing angles and is VESA DisplayHDR 400-compliant. It has QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) and comes with a factory-calibrated sRGB mode.


Unboxing the Xiaomi Mi 2K Gaming Monitor

The monitor comes in a fairly big box with all the cables you'd need to set it up. You've got a compatible DisplayPort, power cable, and a USB IN cable to support the 2x USB 3.0 connectors.


The stand will ship disassembled so you have to attach the base, but you also get four screws if you decide to mount it on the wall. Unfortunately, it doesn't get along with a standard VESA mount so you have to look for an adapter.


Of course, the user manuals are at hand along with a handy color correction report giving you some insight on the calibration settings like white point, color accuracy and gamma.


Design, ergonomics, stand

Xiaomi 2K Gaming Monitor's design is nicely modern with thin bezels on three sides, while the chin is a tad thicker. The control keys are positioned near the bottom-right corner with the power button being illuminated. The monitor has a pretty thin profile as well.


Most of the Mi 2K Gaming Monitor body is made out of plastic but the metal stand feels extra premium. The base plate is made of aluminum and can be detached without tools and the stand itself is also made of metal. The finish is smooth and nice to touch.


Additionally, the stand supports pretty much all the adjustments you'd think of. It's versatile enough to fit any desk and height easily, offering vertical adjustment, as well as swivel, tilt, and rotation to portrait mode. However, it's not really a full-fledged VESA-compatible so an additional adapter bracket is needed for easy mounting on a wall.


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