The Sceptre E255B-FWD168 is a gaming monitor with 165Hz refresh rate for blur-free gaming. It features a TN panel with 1080p screen resolution and it tops the charts of best selling gaming monitors on Amazon. This gaming monitor from Sceptre is competitively priced and it is coming from a brand that manufacturers cheap displays.
It is a decent gaming monitor for cheap buyers, and it can suffice your gaming thirst with all its capabilities, but we are not fan of TN monitors because it is an old technology that delivers narrow viewing angles.
- 25″ TN Panel
- 165Hz Refresh Rate
- 1ms Response Time
- 1080p Screen Resolution
- AMD FreeSync Premium
- Colorful LED Lights
- Multiple Video Ports
Sceptre E255B-FWD168Sceptre E255B-FWD168
The Sceptre E255B-FWD168 houses a TN panel so it is not the best monitor for office use because of its terrible viewing angles
This gaming monitor has 165Hz refresh rate and is FreeSync Premium certified for high refresh rate blur-free gaming.
It provides built-in speakers so it is a good choice for entertainment, but one should pick an IPS monitor for media creation.
Design & Ergonomics
Monitor Type – Flat
Width – 55.80cm
Height – 42.7 cm
The Sceptre E255B-FWD has a very skinny appearance from the front and it looks aggressive with those separated leg stand design.
There is Sceptre logo in the middle of bottom bezel and the bezels are crazy thin and it looks very futuristic from the front. We are afraid about its robustness because this monitor is made so skinny.
Depth – 18.7 cm
VESA Mount – 75x75mm
Ports Position – Down-Facing
The Sceptre E255B-FWD168 has a stylish design from the back. It has colorful LED lights on the left and right of the back. There is Sceptre branding at the back with controls for OSD menu and speakers.
It supports VESA mounting as well with 75x75mm interface and the ports are down-facing on the back.
Thinness – N/A
The bezels on the Sceptre E255B-FWD168 are crazy thin making it perfect for multiple gaming setups.
Weight – 6.82 lbs
The build quality of Sceptre E255B-FWD is average because it is too thin and made up of plastic. Although, the parts seem very put together and it is light-weight monitor at 6.82 lbs.
Removable Stand – Yes
Cable Management – N/A
The Sceptre E225B-FWD168 gaming monitor has a removable stand so make sure to remove it while mounting. It has diamond-shaped mechanism for attaching and detaching.
This gaming monitor does not have a cable management hole on the stand for routing the cables. Hence, it is hard to build a cable-free desk setup with this monitor.
Tilt – 15° Backward, 5° Forward
Swivel – N/A
Height – N/A
Pivot – N/A
The Sceptre E255B-FWD168 has bad ergonomics because it only offers tilt function, so the stand is very poor.
It does not offer adjustments due to its cheap pricing. However, it is not a feature that everyone would need. Also there is an option of VESA mounting for those who need.
Display & Performance
Panel Type – TN
Panel Size – 25-inch
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Panel Depth – 8 bits (6 bits+FRC)
The Sceptre E255B-FWD168 features a TN panel with 25-inch screen size and that provides mediocre dark-room performance with inferior viewing angles to VA and IPS monitors.
It comes with 16:9 aspect ratio with panel depth of 8 bits so it can display 16.7 million colors which makes it a color-rich panel.
Resolution – FHD | 1920x1080p
PPI – 88 PPI
The Sceptre E255B-FWD168 monitor has FHD screen resolution i.e. 1920×1080 pixels resolution and that results in average 88 PPI on the 25-inch screen size.
The screen clarity is acceptable because of the tight arrangement of pixels, but the screen real estate is not that great compared to high resolution monitors and we do not recommend this for office and reading use.
Peak Brightness – 320-nits
The Sceptre E255B-FWD168 has satisfactory 320-nits peak brightness and that is decent for a monitor that is priced under $150.
There is an anti-glare coating on the panel which should eliminate most glares and reflections, still it is not the best choice for lit environments because there are brighter monitors available.
Contrast Ratio – 1000:1
This monitor’s contrast ratio is 1000:1, which which is standard, and the blacks appear gray in the dark.
Gaming on this monitor in the dark feels is not something we would recommend. If you are looking for a monitor that is good for bright as well as dark rooms, check out the AOC G2490VX.
Viewing Angles (H/V) – 178°/178°
Sceptre claims 178-degrees wide viewing angles which is great, but we think they are terrible because TN monitor have narrow viewing angles and colors start fade as you view from side angles.
If you need a gaming monitor with wide viewing angles, consider the LG 24GN600-B because it is an IPS gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate.
sRGB – 106%
The color coverage is good with the 106% sRGB on this monitor, which is perfect for viewing SDR content. It produces vibrant colors bringing the gaming experience true-to-life.
Response Time – 1ms GTG
The Sceptre E255B-FWD168 has 1ms minimum response time and it excellent for a cheap gaming monitor. It handles motion well and with the FreeSync Premium certification, the gaming experience stays blur and stutter-free.
Refresh Rate – 165Hz
This gaming monitor can reach 165Hz refresh rate at its max. It provides consistent high refresh rate gaming experience and the visuals appear super smooth. Hence, this gaming monitor performs very well in terms of high refresh rate gaming.
Black Frame Insertion – N/A
The Sceptre E255B-FWD does not have BFI (Black Frame Insertion). The similar priced AOC G2490VX and LG 24GN600-B gaming monitors have motion blur reduction technology.
HDR – N/A
The Sceptre E255B-FWD168 is not HDR certified.
This gaming monitor supports variable refresh rate. It supports FreeSync Premium for consistent and tear-free high refresh rate gaming.
It has LED lights on the back of the monitor that lits up and provides a modern design and aesthetics.
Blue Light Shift
Blue Light Shift reduces harmful blue light from the display so that your eyes do not strain
This gaming monitor has dual built-in 2W speakers for hearing system alerts. It does not provide much fidelity though.
The Sceptre E255B-FWD168 has anti-flicker technology to prevent display from flickering at all brightness levels.
1x HDMI 2.0
2x HDMI 1.4
1x DisplayPort 1.2
The Sceptre E55B-FWD168 provides four ports for video connectivity. You get three HDMI’s, one of them supports 2.0, and the other two work on 1.4. It also offers a single DisplayPort 1.2.
USB, Other Ports
1x 3.5mm Audio Output
It offers dedicated audio out port for connecting speakers or headphones.
That’s a Wrap!
We think the Sceptre E255B-FWD168 is a decent cheap gaming monitor for high refresh rate gaming. It is an attractive option for cheap buyers because it offers good gaming performance and the features are plenty. You might not get a feature-rich gaming monitor than this, but you will definitely get a better performer than this.
Hence, we only recommend this gaming monitor to those who like its design and features. It is gonna give you good gaming performance, but not the best for this price.
Sceptre E255B-FWD168: ConclusionSceptre E255B-FWD168
Display3.5/5 Above-AverageIt is a TN panel with narrow viewing angles, but gaming performance is decent.
Design3/5 MediocreThe design is skinny and modern, but we think the build quality is not that great.
Features4/5 GoodIt is a feature-rich monitor with a lot features and rich connectivity.
- Satisfactory gaming performance
- Feature-rich gaming monitor
- Rich connectivity with four video ports
- Build quality is not that great
- Better performers available at same price
- Terrible viewing angles