Excerpt: Size is important, but so is quality. Hannspree’s 27.5-inch HF289HJB fits the former just fine, but its average performance makes us yearn for a better-quality picture to fill the massive screen. We had to crank the brightness on this 1920x1200 display to the maximum level to achieve the best results in DisplayMate’s series of grayscale tests. Even after this adjustment, the display reproduced less detail in its darker values than any other monitor in this feature.
Pros: Big & stylish; no banding or color-tracking issues.
Cons: Limited dark range; greenish whites & bluish blacks; no presets; weird audio setup.