Best Computer Monitors

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 6, 2017
Any personal computer requires a monitor and it's got to be top quality to allow enhanced user's experience. Read our most recent PC monitor review and make your choice. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
SCREEN SIZE
RESOLUTION
PANEL TYPE
Connectivity Options
 
PROS
You can adjust the tilt, height, pivot, and even swivel of this best computer monitor (within 90 degrees). An HDMI port with MHL support allows you to stream the picture from your Android devices. The monitor includes a USB hub for connecting peripherals.
CONS
This PC monitor has neither VGA nor DVI ports, but those it has are totally enough for connecting it to any modern computer.
OUR VERDICT
That's one of the best professional computer monitors, which looks very stylish and has an ultra-thin bezel. The device comprises all the latest high-tech features and ensures truly immaculate image quality.
detailed parameters
SCREEN SIZE
24, 25, 27 inches
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440p
PANEL TYPE
IPS
Connectivity Options
2 x HDMI, 2 x DisplayPort, 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0 (fast charge), 1 x MHL, Audio out
PROS
4K resolution gives definitely clear image, while AMD Sync technology significantly reduces tearing and stuttering. Eye Saver mode allows you to work in front of the screen for a long time without harm to your sight.
CONS
This model doesn't support HDCP 2.2
OUR VERDICT
Ultra fast response time (<1ms) makes this display an excellent gaming model. While the Eye Saver Mode reduces the eyestrain treating your eyes with care.
detailed parameters
SCREEN SIZE
24, 28 inches
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160p
PANEL TYPE
TN
Connectivity Options
1 x DisplayPort, 2 x HDMI, 1 x Headphone
PROS
This excellent computer monitor has a couple of built-in speakers, which play really good sound, so you don't need to use desktop speakers. AH-IPS display panel provides immaculate picture quality.
CONS
Unfortunately, there's no DisplayPort.
OUR VERDICT
That's a nice computer monitor that provides fantastic picture quality and sound. Looks extremely high-tech and stylish.
detailed parameters
SCREEN SIZE
23, 25, 27 inches
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080p
PANEL TYPE
AH-IPS
Connectivity Options
2 x HDMI, VGA, Audio jack
PROS

Wide Full HD screen.

Includes an HDMI port.

The TN film matrix of this LED monitor boasts a great response time (2 ms).

CONS

A TN film matrix used in this monitor means the viewing angles are not the best.

OUR VERDICT

Very good choice if you want an affordable computer monitor with a decent image quality, Full HD resolution, and a sufficient connectivity.

detailed parameters
SCREEN SIZE
19.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 27 inches
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080p
PANEL TYPE
TN
Connectivity Options
DVI-D with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (DHCP), VGA, 1 x HDMI
PROS
Special anti-glare treatment reduces ambient light glares on the monitor surface. Quite easy to adjust the viewing angle by tilting the monitor -2 degrees forward and up to 25 degrees backwards.
CONS
Lacks USB ports and audio jack for headphones connection.
OUR VERDICT
This model offers all the features a computer user need. The colorful picture, highly responsive matrix, and split screen viewing make this model perfect for both entertainment and work.
detailed parameters
SCREEN SIZE
21.5, 23, 25, 27 inches
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080p
PANEL TYPE
IPS
Connectivity Options
1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI

What is a Computer Monitor

Computer monitors differ by many parameters so today we are going to tell you about 5 best computer monitors so that you can easily choose the one for your PC. A computer monitor is a hardware peripheral that displays images or videos produced by the computer's graphics card (also called GPU). Therefore, you need to have a cutting-edge PC monitor to ensure the best image quality.

Don't forget that a PC requires quite a lot of additional peripherals, so, please, pay your attention to computer speakers in order to enjoy the best sound. Also, if you are going to type a lot, having a really ergonomic keyboard will be an advantage.

What Features to Compare

Today, most of the monitors are built on so-called liquid crystals and are really thin. Older LCD monitors have recently been replaced by the cutting-edge LED computer monitors. There are several parameters you need to consider when choosing an LED-backlit computer monitor.

The first thing you must pick is the Screen Size which is measured in inches. No need to say, it's much more comfortable to watch movies, play video games, render images, etc. However, large monitors require a more powerful graphics card and if your PC is rather outdated and get a brand-new 24-inch monitor - the whole system will not run well. Smaller PC displays are better in terms of price and they can be used with older hardware - in this case, you can choose an 18-inch or 19-inch computer monitor. For gamers and movie lover, we recommend picking large 27-inch LED monitors.

The next thing to pay attention to is the Resolution of a monitor for PC - it is a total number of dots (or pixels) on the surface of the screen. The more of them an LED monitor has, the better image you will get. In general, you must choose the PC monitors that support the Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pi) and more. The advantage is obvious - you can open several windows and work with them without any troubles. For example, if your monitor for PC supports the resolution of 2560 x 1440 pi you can open with 4 windows on your desktop. The most common types of resolution are 1366 x 768 pi, 1920 x 1080 pi, and 2560 x 1440 pi.

Also, you must think of Image Quality a computer monitor provides. It depends on the type of matrix a screen is based on. There are 2 most widespread types of them: TN and IPS. A TN matrix is the most affordable one and it is best for using a computer at home or at work. However, if you are a professional user who needs to work with graphics, you had better choose a monitor that has an IPS or MVA matrix. They provide a far better image quality than a TN matrix - the image is bright and vivid. Also, the viewing angles of the IPS matrix are far superior to a TN. For instance, a usual IPS has a viewing angles of 178/178 degrees and the maximal brightness of 270 cd./sq. m.

The last thing to consider is the Connectivity Options which means the slots a computer monitor has. There are several essential slots your monitor must have. A DVI slot is usually used to connect large monitors and it provides a good and clearer image quality. An HDMI serves to transfer a digital video signal and a multi-channel audio signal. A VGA is the only analog interface for PC monitors and the only disadvantage of this type of connection is poorer quality if you connect a digital device. Also, a USB (video) connection is important - a PC monitor can display videos from an external drive via this connection. The most important connectivity options you must consider are DVI and HDMI.

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Dell U2715H IPS

Screen Size

Dell UltraSharp U2715H is a professional-grade monitor that can be used for playing, working or mere entertainment. The manufacturer offer a wide array of screen sizes on sale, but we’d like to focus on this 27” monitor. Those who don’t need a huge thing before their eyes will find it extremely convenient to use and watch. The monitor is also ultra thin and doesn’t take a lot of space on the desk. For your convenience, the tilt, pivot and swivel are adjustable so you can set the screen at the desired angle.

Resolution

This computer monitor boasts QHD resolution (2560 x 1440p), providing users with high image detail and sharp-razor picture quality. Those who often work with graphics software will find it very handy. The picture on a screen will always look clear, vivid and bright with the right saturation and contrast. No color deteriorations will ever upset you. The users who kindly reported on the quality of this computer monitor have admitted they’ve never experienced eye fatigue anymore, no matter how long they have been used it during a day. A brilliant image and quality!

Image Quality

The IPS panel and sRGB 99% color rendering ensure high image detail while the wide 178° viewing angles provide for comfortable watching from any angle and at any time of a day. Even if your room is always shed with the sun light, you’d not need to use any sun shield for sake of image quality. It will be just fine with and without curtains down. Don’t believe it? Well, it’s true. The maximum luminance this computer monitor support reaches 350 cd/m² . This is a self-evident proof of its quality, confirmed by a thousand other users.

Connectivity Options

As for connectivity options, the interface has several USB ports including a present-day high-fast USB 3.0 port for sharp-lightning charging of compatible gadgets. There is also an audio out for connecting various peripherals and HDMI and DisplayPort for pairing the monitor with your PC or media player. The MHL port allows for viewing any media content right from Android-based devices - smartphones, tablets and so on.

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Samsung U28E590D

Screen Size

The size of Samsung U28E590D monitor is 28 inches, which is an excellent size for immersive Ultra HD resolution. With this kind of diagonal, the monitor can be used for absolutely any purpose. Samsung monitor has a sophisticated and thoughtful design. A narrow bezel along with T-shaped metallic stand are meant to keep the focus on the content. However, if such screen size is too big for you, it's up to you to choose a smaller monitor with the diagonal of 24 inches.

Resolution

Samsung UHD LED monitor allows you to view the majority of videos and play your favorite games with the maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. So you will never face a problem of searching suitable content for hours. The standard aspect ratio is 16: 9 and it provides a natural image size. Additionally, this monitor has great viewing angles. For the extra convenience, you will be able to tilt the screen 15 degrees forward or 2 degrees backward. Thus, you can adjust the height of the screen according to your requirements.

Image Quality

As most Samsung monitors, a TN panel is installed on this model. It provides excellent colors and a remarkable contrast ratio. A static contrast ratio is 5000:1 and, by the way, it is the best result among curved monitors. The device has a refresh rate of 60Hz, providing a high-quality transmission of action games and movies. The colors will remain clear and bright regardless of how fast the scenes are refreshed (in a game, for example) thanks to a very fast response time of 1 ms. Great!

Connectivity Options

Samsung curved screen LED monitor can be connected to both old models of computers and the newest ones that have just emerged on the market. This is achieved owing to the built-in video ports: two Display Ports, and two HDMI inputs for a digital video and sound signal transmission. There's also a port for connecting headphones. The weak side of this device is that there is no USB port for connecting external storage devices. But that's not a problem for computer monitors.


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ASUS MX259H

Screen Size

ASUS computer monitor we have tested has a 25-inch screen. The unit is very thin - the profile measures just 15mm while a bezel around the display is only 0.8mm thin. Therefore, this PC monitor is lightweight and it doesn't take much space on your desk. Also, ASUS is very stylish thanks to a big circular stand. Of course, you can adjust the tilt of the monitor (up to 25 degrees). Also, this excellent computer monitor is available in a couple more sizes: 23 inches and 27 inches. Thus, you can pick the right size according to your needs.

Resolution

Just like most other modern computer monitors, this ASUS model supports the maximum resolution of 1920x1080 pixels or, in other words, Full HD. Since most modern movies are shot in this resolution, this monitor is perfect for enjoying your favorite movies. Next, editing documents and working with graphics is much easier if you use a Full HD computer monitor. Some users have told us they regret this monitor has no 4K support, but it isn't, actually, a must-have feature. Computer monitors are used on PCs and it isn't convenient to sit in front of an oversized one. And Full HD is enough for all kinds of tasks that you need to cope with on your PC.

Image Quality

ASUS PC monitor is certainly one of the leaders in terms of image quality. And it's fully a merit of a cutting-edge AH-IPS panel used in this device. The panel boasts extra-wide viewing angles (178 degrees) and nearly perfect color rendering. The picture on the screen looks natural - the colors are vivid and deep. Next, ASUS monitor uses ASCR technology (the abbreviation stands for ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio), which changes the contrast ratio depending on the current picture. The maximum dynamic contrast ratio reaches 80,000,000:1. Many computer monitors are quite harmful to your eyes but this one is different. ASUS engineers have done their best to make this device as safe for your eyesight as possible and have created Eye Care technology. It includes Flicker-Free technology, which adjusts the brightness of the picture being displayed. It immensely reduces eye fatigue. Next, Blue Light Filter is at your service - you can choose one of 4 available levels of blue.

Connectivity Options

ASUS computer monitor offers enough interfaces to connect it to a system unit of any PC. The graphics card is connected to the monitor via one of 2 available HDMI ports. In other words, you can connect 2 different PCs to the monitor and pick the one you need. Don't forget that HDMI transfers not only a digital video signal but an audio signal as well. Next, ASUS computer monitor has an analog VGA port, so if you have a rather outdated PC, you will still be able to use this monitor. There's one more issue we'd like to emphasize: this monitor has ASUS SonicMaster technology developed in co-operation with Band & Olufsen ICEpower. This technology combines a couple of outstanding speakers - despite their relatively small power output (3 Watts each), they produce an incredibly high-quality sound. If you still have doubts about sound quality, leave them - Band & Olufsen makes an audio system for one of the most high-profile car makers - Lexus.

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Acer G246HL 27

Screen Size

This model has a 24-inch screen which is, probably, the most widespread choice today. Acer monitor will be very comfortable for home use or office use. However, if you are a fan of video games you had better stick to a monitor with a larger screen. Also, this computer monitor is available in several more sizes: 19.5 inches, 21.5 inches, 23 inches and 27 inches.

Resolution

Acer PC monitor supports Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) which is the maximum for this screen. No need to mention, the display has a 16:9 aspect ratio so you can enjoy any Full HD movie (if you like watching them on a computer monitor instead of a large TV set) or play a couple of video games.

Image Quality

This monitor for PC has an LED-backlit TN film matrix which has the following viewing angles: 170/160 degrees. This display is quite fast - the response time is just 2 ms which is an advantage for gamers who need every color change in every pixel to be as quick as possible. The maximal brightness of the screen is 250 cd./sq. m.

Connectivity Options

This LED monitor is not the leader in terms of connectivity options, but it has everything you need for a PC. There is a DVI-D port, a VGA, and even HDMI port. Unfortunately, this PC monitor does not have a USB though it is not a problem for PC users since there are plenty of them in the PC itself.


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HP Pavilion LED HDMI VGA

Screen Size

The aesthetically striking HP Pavilion monitor has a 21.5-inch screen which is the most acceptable choice for both work and entertainment. However, if such screen size seems small for you, you can choose a larger version of this LED-backlit monitor. It is available in several more sizes: 23 inches, 25 inches, and 27 inches. As regards the design of HP Pavilion monitor, it is framed with a narrow bezel that ensures maximal viewing area. While the ultra slim display saves space on your desk. In addition, the monitor can be adjusted for comfortable viewing by tilting backwards (up to 25 degrees). So, you can choose between silver and black monitor colors and find the appropriate screen size that will fit both your demands and a room interior.

Resolution

The 21.5-monitor features the maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (or Full HD). So you get a captivating and colorful picture that is perfect for both video games and other activities. HP Enhance+ technology reduces noises and improves picture quality to reproduce crisper and clearer images on the display. The feature that makes this monitor perfect for gamers is that the response time stands at 7 ms gray to gray. This parameter means less ghosting and fewer visible image artifacts even while playing the most dynamic video game.

Image Quality

This outstanding monitor works on a IPS (In-Plane Switching) matrix. This technology provides accurate and consistent high-color fidelity and ideal picture quality. And what is important, the ultra-wide IPS viewing -178 by 178 degrees - ensures clear images from any viewing angle. The monitor features the maximal brightness of 250 cd./sq. m. and anti-glare treatment. These features make this display perfect for use in any light conditions.

Connectivity Options

The OPEN WEDGE design of the monitor's stand ensures convenient access to HDMI and VGA ports. Unfortunately, this model doesn't feature other interfaces such as USB ports or an audio jack for headphones connection. Therefore, you can hook up any device that doesn't feature HDMI connection to a VGA analog interface. But if you want to get a high-quality and clear picture use an HDMI to connect a monitor to sources of a digital signal.

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