The Titan Army P27A2R is a 27” monitor that delivers 1440p or 2K resolution, giving a cinematic flair to streaming video and gaming with sharper details than a typical High Definition monitor.
Although it’s a gaming monitor, Titan Army really stands out as a solid, overall general use monitor with up to 180Hz, nuanced picture and color settings.
Who should buy a Titan Army monitor?
The Titan Army P27A2R is officially a gaming monitor. However, I would recommend it for anyone looking for a quality monitor with great color and video streaming chops.
This flat-panel monitor is a good fit for someone streaming video and television programs, or anyone doing graphics-related work. It is, in fact, also great for gaming, especially if you play fast-paced games.
Serious gamers concerned about screen tearing should be aware that this monitor does not have AMD FreeSync Premium or NVIDIA G-Sync. However, the monitor does have adaptive-sync that is compatible with AMD Adaptive-Sync and G-sync.
My Personal Experience
I spend most of the year testing out screens and video quality – mostly Smart TVs and projectors, but I am a computer geek at heart. I spent three months using and testing out the Titan Army monitor with my everyday work, streaming video and gaming.
My time watching TV on the Titan Army monitor included streaming live TV using Fubo, Sling TV and watching over-the-air television through my HDHomeRun tuner.
I have been using Windows PCs (and their monitors) since the 1990s. Prior to using the Titan Army monitor, I have been using a 32” BenQ 4K HDR monitor as part of my desk setup.
Over the last several years, I have been buying gaming computers and gaming-related products as my daily drivers – not because I am a hardcore gamer – but because the specs can handle whatever kind kind of work I throw at it.
When I unpacked the monitor, I noticed right away that the build and design felt more premium than I expected. The monitor has a thin, sleek black plastic bezel around the sides. The top of the bezel is wider on the bottom.
There is a single control button or rocker key under the bottom bezel at the center. This multifunctional button serves as the power button for turning the monitor on and off.
It allows you to access and adjust various settings such as brightness, contrast, color settings, input sources, and other display-related configurations. By pressing this button and navigating through the on-screen menu, you can customize the monitor’s performance and appearance to suit your preferences and needs.
Everything I needed for the monitor came in the box: an aluminum base, an adjustable stand, power adapter, and a display port cable. The monitor does not come with an HDMI cord, but that did not matter in my case because I used the DisplayPort cord to attach it to another monitor.
The build of the Titan Army monitor, and its stand felt very solid and well built during assembly.
At the back of the monitor, there are ports for HDMI 2.1 (2), Display Ports 1.4 (2), audio output and power.
Ease of Use
Assembling the monitor and attaching it to the stand was easy and straightforward.
The stand came in two pieces and the panel snapped into the top. I have an Acer Predator gaming laptop connected to a BenQ desktop monitor. I connected the Titan Army monitor to my setup using a DisplayPort cord.
The monitor is very easy to use once it is connected to your PC or laptop. The control button lets you tweak a wide variety of settings from color temperature, hues, brightness and sharpness.
But you don’t have to dive into a huge menu of settings if you just want to tamp down the brightness. The control button, which is almost like a stubby joystick, has a one-click feature that opens three brightness settings for low-light, reading and video. You just click away from you to access those settings.
I found myself using this setting more often than diving into the more nuanced settings that you can get into by clicking to the right with the control button. Navigating game, picture and color settings is very simple.
The color settings included three presets; warm, natural and cool. There are three slots for customizing settings for hue, color, and saturation.
The sharpness and clarity from the Titan Army monitor is obvious. In fact, the picture, especially the colors, looks much better than the 32” BenQ HDR-supported monitor that I have been using for a few years now.
You may want to adjust the color and some of the other picture settings to get the picture to your liking, but this is a bright and capable screen. Streaming YouTube videos, watching live TV and playing games via Xbox Game Pass were all very satisfying.
I liked the variety of picture settings that are available for different scenarios. I certainly want a brighter picture when I am watching TV and gaming. I want a dimmer picture when I am working at night, or have been in front of the screen for several hours.
The quick settings for reading and lower brightness are especially useful when I am working at night and do not want a super bright monitor in front of me.
There is a slight learning curve to using the on-screen display, but after playing around with it for a few minutes, I was able to figure out navigation versus input.
When I was making custom adjustments to color, I was streaming live TV on my Fubo account, and wanted to see the faces of people. The on-screen display was obstructing my view. I ended up making the size of my web browser smaller to compensate.
The Titan Army monitor is a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) instead of the more common Light-Emitting Diode (LED). The latter of the two is known for being more energy efficient, longer lasting and having better contrast.
|Up to 180Hz
|178° horizontal and vertical
|Dimensions (without base)
|619mm x 63.7mm x 365.5mm
|Dimensions (with base)
|619mm x 262.1mm x 527.9mm
|Tilting Angle Range
|-5° to +20°
|Height Adjustment Range
|– DP Signal Cable Port
|– Power Adapter Port
|– Stand Stem
|– DP Signal Cable
|– Power Adapter
|– Power Cable
|– M4x6 Mount Hexagon Irons (x4)
|– User Manual
|– OSD Menu with Customization Options
|– Adaptive-Sync Support
|– Shadow Balance Adjustment
The design and build quality feels solid and well thought out. Over the last few months, I have been changing the angle of the monitor’s panel, and its height.
When you tilt the panel to your preferred angle, it holds firm without any wobbling or instability. I have had zero concerns about the monitor remaining clipped to the stand.
Without question, the base and stand stem are well made. The thumb screw holding the base and stand together have remained rock solid during my months of moving the monitor around my desk.
What I Liked
Monitors, ideally, should be multi-faced workhorses. It’s not only the screen where I write and edit copy. I create videos, I play video games and watch TV. The width of the screen allows me to split the screen between tasks.
The Titan Army monitor does a really satisfying job at checking off all these boxes without trying to do too much. The 2560 x 1440 resolution (1440p/2K resolution) delivers an above-average viewing experience that makes text easier to read, and pictures look sharper.
I can use half of the screen for writing an article while the other half of the screen has some text that I want handy while I am writing.
I can stream a live TV channel on one half of the screen and use the other half for web browsing, or another work-related task. When it’s time to relax, the Titan Army monitor is a solid gaming monitor that can handle whatever fast-paced action that I can throw at it.
Not so long ago, a quality monitor was expensive. Sure, you can still find a number of 4K models that cost upwards of $400 to $700. The Titan Army monitor is more reasonably priced at about $250.
- Nice color and sharp picture
- Competitive price point
- Easy to assemble
Room for Improvement
This monitor had the potential to compete with top tier monitors if it supported HDR. However, most people using a monitor for everyday tasks will care little about that.
The monitor stand is directly behind the ports for HDMI and DisplayPort. I was able to get all of my cords into the port, but my DisplayPort cord has to bend around the stand for it to fit. This could lead to a loose connection over time. Moving or rearranging the ports around the stand would be an improvement.
The on-screen display doesn’t have to be in the middle of the screen. It would be much better if the menu ran along the bottom or left side of the screen so users could see most of the picture while fine tuning color and other display settings.
The instruction manual could use some better details on how to use the on-screen display, and provide more detailed guidance on picture settings. I was able to figure out the settings on my own, but better instructions would help a novice or non-tech savvy person interested in this monitor.
- LCD display
- No HDR
Ratings for Titan Army P27A2R 27” monitor
On a scale of 1 to 10, the Titan Army 27” monitor rates an 8.3 based on my hands-on testing over the course of roughly three months.
|Value for money
|Ease of use
Overall Rating for Titan Army P27A2R
The versatility, brightness and color of the Titan Army monitor are its core strengths.
While the monitor does not support HDR, it delivers an impressive picture while watching videos and playing games. It’s a reliable workhorse if you need a monitor that can serve a variety of tasks across work and leisure time.
Being able to quickly change brightness and picture settings proved to be very useful to me throughout my workday as I used the Titan Army monitor for writing, watching TV and editing video.
The adjustable stand is a real plus if you are connecting this monitor to a laptop, or creating a multiple monitor setup to your work desk.
The maximum height of the stand is a couple of inches below the top of my laptop screen; however, it’s much higher than my BenQ monitor, which does not have an adjustable stand.
According to its Amazon page, Titan Army has a six-month replacement policy, and a three year warranty. It also encourages contacting them with any issues regarding problems with a new monitor or missing accessories.
The Titan Army P27A2R monitor is a good value for the money. The monitor delivers consistently solid performance across its multiple modes. This monitor is a good match for people who use their monitors for both work and play.
Titan Army is a new name in the monitor space in the U.S. But this year, the company was present at CES 2024, and has been selling monitors on Amazon.
The 1440p resolution and color accuracy is noticeable, and a significant improvement compared to HD resolution.
I recommend the Titan Army monitor if you are looking for a 1440p monitor that you can use for both work and gaming. It’s a quality monitor at a competitive price point, and I look forward to what else the company will start selling in the U.S.
You should educate yourself somewhat about other monitors that are at a similar price point, and consider what your everyday use for a monitor will look like before buying one.
Where to Buy
The Titan Army P27A2R monitor is available at Amazon, which has a $50 coupon at checkout. You can use my $10 off code (Ends in 2/29): JIMCORD126
Titan Army sent me a complimentary review unit to test out their monitor, but this was not a sponsorship. Titan Army has no control over my review or editorial process. If you buy a product through links here, I do have an affiliate relationship with Amazon. Any commission I receive helps support my work.
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