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Compare the 10 Best PC MonitorsDecember 2017(Last Updated 8 December 2017)

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£89.98
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#1

90

S24E650PL

Samsung S24E650PL

14 Reviews
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£152.39

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23.6"
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£33
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
The highest scoring medium monitor available, with very low running costs and very good features
#2

89

27BK750Y

LG 27BK750Y

1 Review + 1 Award
prad.de - Very Good
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£169.95

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27"
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£30
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
A very economical to run and very popular 27" PC screen, with great features and a very good price
#3

88

B246HL

Acer B246HL

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£111.60

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24"
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£55
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
The most economical medium monitor on the market, with good features and a recent release date
#4

87

R271BMID

Acer R271BMID

12 Reviews
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£174.60

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27"
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£35
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A very popular and very cheap 27" PC screen, with very good user reviews and features
#5

87

S24F350FHU

Samsung S24F350FHU

13 Reviews
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£122.97

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24"
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£27
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A very popular and low cost 24" PC monitor, with exceptional user reviews and good features
#6

87

KA270H

Acer KA270H

7 Reviews
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£139.95

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27"
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£34
Over 5 years
May 2015
A low cost and award winning 27" PC monitor, with very low running costs and good features
#7

87

GW2760

Benq GW2760

5 Reviews + 1 Award
voz.vn - Recommended
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£154.98

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27"
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£120
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A best selling and spectacularly cheap 27" PC display, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 3 further awards from other expert sites
#8

87

VG245H

Asus VG245H

426 Reviews + 3 Awards
tomshw.it - Editor Recommendedtomsguide.com - Editor's ChoiceTweak.dk - Safe Buy
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£179.99

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Argos
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24"
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£44
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
An award winning and best selling 24" flatpanel monitor, with very low running costs and good features
#9

86

G276HL

Acer G276HL

447 Reviews
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£172.79

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27"
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£68
Over 5 years
Jun 2017
A good value for money and newly released 27" PC monitor, with moderate running costs and very good features
#10

86

G2460VQ6

AOC G2460VQ6

48 Reviews + 6 Awards
fudzilla.com - Top Valueprofesionalreview.com - Goldhardware.info - Great Valuegamezoom.net - Recommended
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£79.99

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24"
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£35
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A best selling and staggeringly cheap 24" PC display, with a gold award from one expert review website and 5 further awards from other expert sites
#11

86

GF276

Acer GF276

3 Reviews
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£150.00

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27"
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£29
Over 5 years
Aug 2016
An excellent value for money and very economical to run 27" PC monitor, with good features and fantastic user reviews
#12

86

XUB2792QSU-B1

iiyama XUB2792QSU‑B1

2 Reviews + 1 Award
hardware.info - Excellent
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£264.30

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27"
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£46
Over 5 years
Dec 2016
A best selling and fully featured 27" PC screen, with a reasonable price and low running costs
#13

86

K272HL

Acer K272HL

35 Reviews
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£130.00

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27"
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£69
Over 5 years
Jun 2017
A breathtakingly cheap and very highly rated 27" PC monitor, with alright running costs and a recent release date
#14

86

GW2470HM

Benq GW2470HM

8 Reviews
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£110.90

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23.8"
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£37
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
An astoundingly cheap and very popular 23.8" PC display, with marvellous user reviews and good features
#15

86

G277HL

Acer G277HL

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£159.99

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27"
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£36
Over 5 years
May 2017
An excellently reviewed and impressive value for money 27" LCD screen, with good features and very low running costs
#16

86

P2417H

DELL P2417H

23 Reviews + 1 Award
prohardver.hu - Recommended
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£139.00

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23.8"
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£49
Over 5 years
May 2017
An award winning and very popular 24" flatpanel monitor, with low running costs and a very good price
#17

85

273E3LHSB

Philips 273E3LHSB

16 Reviews + 1 Award
computerdiy.com.tw - Recommended
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£140.99

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27"
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£54
Over 5 years
Nov 2015
An award winning and stunningly cheap 27" flatpanel monitor, with very good features and low running costs
#18

85

S27E390H

Samsung S27E390H

953 Reviews
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£174.43

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27"
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£34
Over 5 years
Feb 2015
A very popular and impressive value for money 27" PC display, with very low running costs and brilliant user reviews
#19

85

VX228H

Asus VX228H

30 Reviews
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£112.96

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21.5"
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£43
Over 5 years
Aug 2016
A top-value and award winning 21.5" LCD screen, with good features and very low running costs
#20

85

VX248

Asus VX248

251 Reviews
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£137.80

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24"
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£62
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
A top-value and top-rated 24" PC monitor, with satisfactory running costs and good features

85

EW277HDR

Benq EW277HDR

10 Reviews + 3 Awards
profesionalreview.com - Goldrelaxedtech.com - Highly Recommendedelchapuzasinformatico.com - Silver
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£259.34

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27"
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£110
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
An award winning and new 27" PC display, with a gold award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites

85

S241HL

Acer S241HL

127 Reviews
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£114.92

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24"
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£32
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A low cost and critically acclaimed 24" PC screen, with good features and very low running costs

85

XUB2492HSU-B1

iiyama XUB2492HSU‑B1

5 Reviews + 2 Awards
techporn.ph - Goldhardware.info - Excellent
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£176.17

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23.8"
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£25
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A good value for money and extremely economical to run 23.8" flatpanel monitor, with good features and two industry awards

85

VC239H

Asus VC239H

162 Reviews
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£123.69

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23"
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£59
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A low cost and very popular 23" PC display, with a gold award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites

84

S2718HN

DELL S2718HN

7 Reviews
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£195.24

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27"
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£63
Over 5 years
May 2017
A very highly rated and very cheap 27" flatpanel monitor, with average running costs and good features

84

VP278H

Asus VP278H

5 Reviews
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£159.40

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27"
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£77
Over 5 years
Dec 2015
A very highly rated and best selling 27" PC monitor, with satisfactory running costs and a very fair price

84

P2418HZ

DELL P2418HZ

8 Reviews + 2 Awards
prad.de - Goodua.gecid.com - Value For Money
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£155.99

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23.8"
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£50
Over 5 years
May 2017
A cheap and award winning 23.8" PC monitor, with good features and low running costs

84

I2481FXH

AOC I2481FXH

28 Reviews + 7 Awards
xtremehardware.com - Design Awardhardware.info - Great Valueturkchip.com - Silverchip.com.my - Outstanding
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£132.98

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23.8"
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£33
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A best selling and affordable 23.8" PC screen, with multiple awards and good features

84

XU2590HS-B1

iiyama XU2590HS‑B1

9 Reviews
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£142.98

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25"
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£35
Over 5 years
Jun 2015
A very economical to run and top-value 25" PC display, with good features

84

VX2363SMHL

Viewsonic VX2363SMHL

258 Reviews + 1 Award
itwriter.ru - Recommended
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£129.99

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23"
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£54
Over 5 years
Jun 2015
A staggeringly cheap and positively reviewed 23" PC screen, with good features and low running costs

84

KA240HQBbid

Acer KA240HQBbid

8 Reviews
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£94.97

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23.6"
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£58
Over 5 years
May 2015
The highest rated PC display under £100, with alright running costs and good features

84

27MP59G

LG 27MP59G

13 Reviews + 2 Awards
prohardver.hu - Like itbozzabench.com - Best Buy
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£146.97

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27"
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£36
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A sensationally cheap and very popular 27" PC screen, with a best buy award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site

84

VC239H

Asus VC239H

162 Reviews
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£123.69

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23"
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£32
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
A very popular and low cost 23" LCD screen, with a gold award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites

83

245C7QJSB

Philips 245C7QJSB

9 Reviews + 3 Awards
hardware.info - ExcellentBit-Tech.net - Recommendedkitguru.net - Worth Considering
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£154.65

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23.8"
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£37
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
An award winning and bargain price 23.8" PC screen, with very low running costs and good features

83

XF240H

Acer XF240H

8 Reviews
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£179.97

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24"
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£61
Over 5 years
May 2016
A critically acclaimed and very popular 24" flatpanel monitor, with alright running costs and a very reasonable price

83

S24E650BW

Samsung S24E650BW

13 Reviews
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£195.74

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24"
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£64
Over 5 years
Jun 2015
A top-rated and very cheap 24" PC monitor, with OK running costs and very good features

83

G246HLF

Acer G246HLF

3 Reviews
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£127.66

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24"
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£32
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
An amazingly cheap and very economical to run 24" flatpanel monitor, with good features

83

273V5LHAB

Philips 273V5LHAB

16 Reviews
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£144.97

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27"
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£53
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
The highest scoring 3D monitor around, with good features and low running costs

83

U2415

DELL U2415

430 Reviews + 2 Awards
tftcentral.co.uk - Approvedpcmagazine.ru - 5 Star
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£167.99

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24.1"
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£62
Over 5 years
May 2017
A very popular and award winning 24.1" PC display, with alright running costs and a very fair price

83

K242H

Acer K242H

189 Reviews
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£94.99

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24"
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£69
Over 5 years
Jun 2015
A very popular and low cost 24" PC display, with satisfactory running costs and brilliant user reviews

83

G247HYL

Acer G247HYL

7 Reviews
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£99.97

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23.8"
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£28
Over 5 years
Jun 2015
An excellently reviewed and cheap 23.8" PC display, with very low running costs and good features

83

I2476

AOC I2476

43 Reviews
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£119.11

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23.8"
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£69
Over 5 years
Jun 2017
An excellently reviewed and impressive value for money 23.8" PC screen, with alright running costs and good features

83

24MP58VQ

LG 24MP58VQ

3 Reviews
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£94.99

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24"
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£68
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A low cost and best selling 24" PC screen, with satisfactory running costs and brilliant user reviews

83

PD2700Q

Benq PD2700Q

18 Reviews + 3 Awards
3dnews.ru - Best Buytomshardware.com - Editor Recommendedprad.de - Good
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£334.99

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27"
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£55
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
A powerful and very popular 27" PC display, with average running costs and multiple awards

83

S24E450B

Samsung S24E450B

8 Reviews
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£89.99

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24"
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£59
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
A recently released and great value for money 24" PC display, with OK running costs and good features

83

E2460SH

AOC E2460SH

153 Reviews + 1 Award
hardware.info - Bronze Award
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£102.99

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24"
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£31
Over 5 years
Oct 2015
A top-value and very economical to run 24" LCD screen, with good features and an industry award

83

E2476VWM6

AOC E2476VWM6

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£104.99

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23.6"
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£31
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A low cost and very economical to run 23.6" PC monitor, with an industry award and good features

83

XB270H

Acer XB270H

276 Reviews + 20 Awards
gamestar.de - PlatinumDigital Versus - 5 Starchip.com.my - OutstandingExpert Reviews - Recommended
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£249.98

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27"
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£50
Over 5 years
Sep 2014
A fully featured and multi award winning 27" flatpanel monitor, with an Editor's Choice award from six expert review websites and 14 further awards from other expert sites

83

FlexScan EV2450

Eizo FlexScan EV2450

hardwareluxx.de - Value for Money
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£179.99

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23.8"
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£23
Over 5 years
Feb 2015
An astonishingly economical to run and award winning 23.8" PC screen, with a gold award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites

83

VZ249H

Asus VZ249H

8 Reviews
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£141.78

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23.8"
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£67
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
A stunningly good value for money and critically acclaimed 23.8" PC screen, with average running costs and good features

83

VX2457MHD

Viewsonic VX2457MHD

12 Reviews + 6 Awards
kitguru.net - Worth Buyingchip.com.my - Outstandinglite-magazin.de - Middle Classhardwarezone.com.ph - Recommended
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£116.81

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24"
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£62
Over 5 years
Nov 2015
A bargain price and multi award winning 24" PC display, with satisfactory running costs and good features

83

VX2263SMHL

Viewsonic VX2263SMHL

257 Reviews + 1 Award
oczone.org - Highly Recommended
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£117.99

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21.5"
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£51
Over 5 years
Feb 2015
A bargain price and excellently reviewed 21.5" PC display, with low running costs and good features

83

22MP68

LG 22MP68

87 Reviews
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£127.83

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22"
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£23
Over 5 years
Jan 2016
A low cost and astonishingly economical to run 22" PC display, with good features and terrific user reviews

83

27es

HP 27es

23 Reviews
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£209.99

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27"
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£31
Over 5 years
Jan 2017
A top-rated and best selling 27" LCD screen, with very low running costs and a good price

83

E2460

AOC E2460

8 Reviews + 1 Award
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£100.00

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24"
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£48
Over 5 years
Jun 2012
An award winning and low cost 24" PC monitor, with low running costs and good features

83

24ea

HP 24ea

50 Reviews
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£169.98

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23.8"
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£26
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
An extremely economical to run and positively reviewed 23.8" PC monitor, with a very fair price and good features

83

K272HL

Acer K272HL

35 Reviews
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£149.99

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£40
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A bargain price and classic 27" LCD screen, with very low running costs and good features

83

VS248HR

Asus VS248HR

259 Reviews
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£109.98

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£62
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A best selling and impressive value for money 24" PC display, with satisfactory running costs and terrific user reviews

83

GW2270

Benq GW2270

154 Reviews + 2 Awards
enostech.com - ValueXSreviews.co.uk - Editor's Choice
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£75.99

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22"
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£30
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
A best selling and extremely cheap 21.5" PC monitor, with good features and an industry award

83

B226HQL

Acer B226HQL

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£109.97

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Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A new and top-value 21.5" PC display, with very low running costs and excellent user reviews

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Find out how PC monitor brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their PC monitors. Click on a link to compare all PC monitors made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of PC Monitors Price Range Average Rating
Acer logo Acer PC Monitors 215 £55 - £950 84%
LG logo LG PC Monitors 199 £55 - £3,161 83%
Asus logo Asus PC Monitors 199 £45 - £1,094 85%
Samsung logo Samsung PC Monitors 182 £65 - £2,739 82%
Philips logo Philips PC Monitors 154 £60 - £1,285 78%
HP logo HP PC Monitors 146 £45 - £4,991 77%
iiyama logo iiyama PC Monitors 138 £70 - £2,338 83%
AOC logo AOC PC Monitors 130 £50 - £760 83%
DELL logo DELL PC Monitors 123 £45 - £3,549 84%
Benq logo Benq PC Monitors 107 £60 - £3,173 83%
Viewsonic logo Viewsonic PC Monitors 90 £45 - £1,133 84%
NEC logo NEC PC Monitors 62 £43 - £4,444 80%
Lenovo logo Lenovo PC Monitors 48 £53 - £696 67%
Eizo logo Eizo PC Monitors 45 £157 - £4,114 85%
Hanns.G logo Hanns.G PC Monitors 33 £55 - £337 76%
Neovo logo Neovo PC Monitors 30 £122 - £1,466 50%
Fujitsu logo Fujitsu PC Monitors 29 £99 - £769 66%
Hannspree logo Hannspree PC Monitors 22 £62 - £210 68%
Other brands Other PC Monitor Brands 70 £59 - £9,613

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are a little
better
0.2" bigger
display
diagonal
VS
DELL U2917W
DELL
U2917W
£339.55
£27 cheaper
User reviews
are appreciably
better
More popular
Asus MB169C+
Asus
MB169C+
£199.99
£72 cheaper
Expert reviews
are better
12% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Asus MB16AC
Asus
MB16AC
£271.97
Five more
awards
Better
Techradar
review score
User reviews
are vastly
better
DELL E2216H
DELL
E2216H
£69.99
£9 cheaper
Bigger display
diagonal
More popular
VS
DELL SE2216H
DELL
SE2216H
£79.00
User reviews
are hugely
better
More popular
Asus VG248QE
Asus
VG248QE
£197.50
£72 cheaper
Better brand
£67 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
HP Omen
HP
Omen
£269.99
8" bigger
display
diagonal
LG 38UC99
LG
38UC99
£999.00
12 more awards
£76 cheaper to
run over five
years
Better
Monitornerds.co
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VS
DELL U3818DW
DELL
U3818DW
£999.00
Better brand
User reviews
are better
Better
Digitaltrends.c
om review score
HP 24es
HP
24es
£129.99
£39 cheaper
More popular
VS
HP 24er
HP
24er
£169.11
£1 cheaper to
run over five
years
LG 24MP58VQ
LG
24MP58VQ
£94.99
£35 cheaper
More popular
0.2" bigger
display
diagonal
VS
LG 24MP68VQ-P
LG
24MP68VQ-P
£129.95
£40 cheaper to
run over five
years
DELL P2815Q
DELL
P2815Q
£348.86
£478 cheaper
More popular
4% bigger
display
diagonal
VS
DELL P2715Q
DELL
P2715Q
£826.49
Better 4k.com
review score
Better
Monitornerds.co
m review score
Significantly
better user
reviews
Benq GW2765HT
Benq
GW2765HT
£189.99
£174 cheaper
Two more awards
Better expert
reviews
VS
Benq PD2700Q
Benq
PD2700Q
£363.98
Better
XSreviews.co.uk
review score
Better user
reviews
Cheaper to run
by £10 over
five years
Asus MX279H
Asus
MX279H
£259.60
Slightly better
user reviews
VS
DELL S2715H
DELL
S2715H
£129.97
£130 cheaper
Better brand
Cheaper to run
by $59 over
five years
DELL S2715H
DELL
S2715H
£129.97
£80 cheaper
Better brand
£6 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
HP 27es
HP
27es
£209.99
User reviews
are better
DELL S2417DG
DELL
S2417DG
£425.00
£43 cheaper
More popular
Better brand
VS
Acer XB241YU
Acer
XB241YU
£468.11
Better
Monitornerds.co
m review score
Expert reviews
are appreciably
better
Cheaper to run
by £15 over
five years
Benq SW2700PT
Benq
SW2700PT
£579.00
£300 cheaper
More popular
14 more awards
VS
Benq PV270
Benq
PV270
£879.00
User reviews
are appreciably
better
Acer XF240H
Acer
XF240H
£179.97
£106 cheaper
Better expert
reviews
VS
Benq Zowie XL2411Z
Benq
Zowie XL2411Z
£285.96
Better brand
4% cheaper to
run over five
years
DELL P2715Q
DELL
P2715Q
£826.49
Better
Monitornerds.co
m review score
Better expert
reviews
VS
DELL U2718Q
DELL
U2718Q
£481.27
£345 cheaper
£68 cheaper to
run over five
years
Asus VG248QE
Asus
VG248QE
£197.50
£122 cheaper
Better brand
VS
Samsung C24FG70
Samsung
C24FG70
£319.99
Cheaper to run
by £26 over
five years

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is 'viewing angle'?
AThe 'viewing angle' of a monitor constitutes where you can see the screen when looking at an angle - a larger viewing angle means it will be easy to see from a variety of positions, whereas a smaller viewing angle means you'll have to be much closer to the dead centre of the monitor to be able to see the screen properly.
QWhy is 'response time' important for a monitor?
AResponse time is how long it takes a signal from the TV box/Computer to be registered on the screen. This is important for playing video games - the lower the response time, the more fluid and responsive the action will be.
QWhat is 'HDMI'?
AHDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is the standard connection used for connecting a monitor to a TV box or Computer. It allows for very high definition signals to be sent to the monitor, allowing the monitor to display the best quality image it can.
QWhy is a built-in camera helpful?
AA built-in camera is very helpful for videoconferencing and skype calls - it means you don't have to use a separate webcam for video calls.

PC Monitor Buying Guide

Finding the right PC monitor is easy if you know the basics about screen sizes, resolution and features. There are some great offers around and with newer technologies and higher resolution models becoming available, prices tend to drop significantly for well established models.

4K computer monitors offer an ultra-high resolution allowing for a huge amount of information to be displayed on the screen. Full HD screens in popular sizes between 19 and 24 inches are now very affordable and many retailers have time-limited deals available so it is always worth comparing prices to find a bargain.

Most computer monitors are from brands including BenQ, Asus, Dell, Hanns G, HP, LG and Samsung. Our buying guide will give you an overview of the specifications and features to look out for so you can buy your next computer screen with confidence.

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Screen Sizes

Computer monitors come in sizes ranging from a tiny 7 inches to a huge 70 inches although sizes between 19 and 24 inches are most common.

For basic web browsing and simple tasks a monitor between 19-21 inches will be sufficient. If you need more space to display photos, watch movies sort have multiple documents open at the same time, a monitor between 22-24 inches will be a good choice for your home or office. Even larger displays in the 40 or 50 inch range can replace a multi-monitor setup and show a number of charts and documents simultaneously.

When choosing a PC monitor, keep the size of your desk and workspace in mind as well. While a very large display might sound appealing it can look out of proportion if your available space is limited.

Aspect Ratio

Most popular monitors have an aspect ratio of 16:9, making them ideal to watch movies and display documents side-by-side. Some monitors have a aspect ratio of 16:10. This gives slightly more space vertically but results in black bars at the top and bottom of the screen when viewing 16:9 movies.

A monitor aspect ratio of 4:3 used to be the norm although this is now less common and widescreen monitors have established themselves as the new standard.

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Resolution

Full HD Monitors

Most monitors today have a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, which is the same as the resolution of Full HD LED TVs. This resolution allows you to play Full HD movies from Bluray and DVD at the best quality.

4K PC Monitors

Ultra high resolution monitors, also known as 4K monitors offer the highest display resolution on the market today. Combined with a large screen size, these UHD monitors offer a huge amount of display space to show a large amount of content at the same time. 4K monitors are ideal for productivity enthusiasts and usually have a native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.

Other Monitor Resolutions

Some monitors, usually with an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a display diagonal of 24 inches have a resolution of 1920 x 1200 also known as WUXGA, adding extra vertical pixels to accommodate the higher aspect ratio. Larger monitors, usually between 27 and 30 inches sometimes have a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.

Before buying a monitor, make sure you check the output resolution of your graphics card to ensure the monitor’s native resolution is supported.

Connectivity

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Display Port

Designed and the successor to DVI, Display is still a relatively new technology and not very commonly found on PC monitors. Display Port technology has been designed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) primarily to connect displays but it can also carry audio and USB data.

HDMI

High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is the current standard to transfer digital images and sound through a single cable. HDMI became popular with widescreen monitors and the fact that it is widely used means you can also connect DVD or Bluray players, games consoles and set-top boxes directly to your monitor. HDMI sockets are most commonly found on laptops but it also possible to connect HDMI to DVI using an adaptor cable.

DVI

Most PC monitors have a DVI socket, which is usually coloured white. Depending on the type, DVI can carry digital signals only (DVI-D) or both digital and analogue signals (DVI-I).

VGA / D-Sub 15

Once the most widely used what to connect computers to monitors, the Video Graphics Array (VGA) socket can still be found on many monitors, although it is now being replaced by HDMI and Display Port. VGA is an analogue-only connection using a 15-pin connector, which is usually coloured blue. Laptops usually use mini-VGA ports instead of a full-size VGA connector.

Picture Quality

Viewing Angle

The viewing angle is measured in degrees from the centre of the monitor and indicates how far you can move either vertically or horizontally for the picture to still be visible. If you are planning to use your computer monitor to watch films the horizontal viewing angle determines how far people can sit to either side of you and still have an enjoyable experience.

Matt & Glossy Screens

Glossy screens became popular as they tend to make colours appear more intense and the image might appear sharper. Glossy screens do have the downside that any nearly light sources or windows will create glare on the screen. If you use your PC monitor in a room where you are able to control the surrounding light, then a glossy screen can be a good choice. If you are working in an office or sit near a window and don’t want to close the blinds when the sun comes out, a matt screen will reduce reflections and glare and will be more comfortable to work with.

Response Time

A fast response time is particularly important when using the PC monitor to play games or watch fast moving sports as it prevents blur and keeps the image crisp. The response time measures how long it takes for a pixels to change it’s colour and brightness. A good monitor will have a response time of 2ms (milliseconds or 1/1000th of a second), while more affordable screen will have a slower response time of around 6-8ms.

Contrast Ratio, Black Levels & OLED Computer Monitors

Contrast ratio describes the difference between the brightest and darkest pixels the computer screen is able to display. Since some of the backlight will always shine through the screen on an LCD display, true blacks are impossible to achieve and you will at best see a very dark grey. To achieve true black which would result in an infinite contrast ratio, we will have to wait for OLED PC monitors to come to market. OLED TVs are already available and it will probably only be a matter of time until we see ultra-thin and even bendable OLED computer monitors.

Have a look at this amazing transparent OLED laptop screen from Samsung - a good indication of what is about to come in the future!

Features

Webcam

Integrated webcams are a common feature and help to reduce the number of cables on your desk. You can make Skype calls or use Google Hangouts without having to connect an external webcam. Keep in mind though, that built-in webcams tend to have an inferior picture quality compared to high quality external webcams.

USB Ports

Some monitors have integrated UDB 3.0 ports making it easy to connect a computer mouse, keyboard or a digital camera to download photos. This is handy if the number of USB ports on your computer is limited or you keep your computer below your desk where it is harder to reach.

TV Tuner

Some PC monitors have a built-in Freeview tuner, which allows you to receive and watch TV programmes on the monitor, even when it is not connected to a computer. Monitors with build-in tuners tend to be more expensive but this can be a good option if your space is limited and you want your monitor to double-up as a TV. Alternatively, you could buy a TV tuner card for your computer. The picture-in-picture function on some monitors lets you watch TV while also displaying you PC desktop at the same time.

Speakers

A few computer monitor have built in speakers. Monitors with built-in TV tuners always have speakers. This can be convenient if you don’t want to buy additional computer speakers but keep in mind that built-in speakers are usually small and don’t have a lot of power. If sound quality is important, it will be a better choice to invest in some good quality external speakers.

VESA/Wall Mountable

The Video Electronics Standards Association has defined a standard called the Flat Display Mounting Interface (FDMI), also known as VESA Mounting Interface Standard (MIS) or simply ‘VESA mount”, which allows flat panel displays including TVs and monitors to be mounted to stands and wall mounts using the same interface. If you are planning not to use the monitor’s stand but mount it, look out for compatibility with VESA mounts.

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Adjustability

Depending on where you want to position the monitor, it will be an advantage to make adjustments to the monitor’s placement quickly. Look for a monitor that’s height adjustable unless you are planning to use an adjustable monitor stand. Some monitors also have tilt adjustments and a swivelling base to improve your set-up.

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PC Monitor Retailers, Prices and Features

LCD Screen Prices

In total we found 2026 PC monitors ranging from £42 to £9,952. A new PC screen costs on average £323 and 80% of PC screens are priced between £94 and £604. The most expensive LCD screen that we found is the Barco Nio 3MP at £9,951, and the cheapest is the NEC MultiSync E171 at only £43.

PC Display Brands - Price Range

Barco PC screens start at £980 and the most expensive Barco flatpanel monitor costs £9,951. The average price of Barco PC screens is £5,443 which is the highest average price of all flatpanel monitor brands.

The average price of Panasonic PC displays is £3,165 which is the second highest average price of all PC monitor brands. Panasonic PC displays start at £848 and the most expensive Panasonic PC monitor costs £7,200.

Elo TouchSystems PC screens range in price from £1,498 to £1,498, and the third highest average LCD screen price out of all brands is Elo TouchSystems PC screens with an average price of £1,498.

PC Monitor Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 4,976 expert reviews and 127,790 user reviews for PC displays available online and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of LCD screen. The top three PC monitor brands are Alienware, DELL and Benq. Alienware has an average rating of 90%, DELL has an average rating of 89% and Benq has an average rating of 89%.

Biggest PC Screen Retailers

The biggest PC screen retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 1,285 current PC screen offers from eBay. The second biggest PC screen retailer is Amazon UK with 1,199 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to PC monitors. BT Business Direct is the third biggest retailer with 570 current offers.

When Are Most New Flatpanel Monitors Released?

The most common period for new flatpanel monitors to be released in is between January and February. For the latest PC screen technology you may want to think about waiting until January 2018. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current PC screens cheaper in January once the latest models have been released. In February 2016 127 new flatpanel monitors were released making it the biggest month that year for new PC display releases. In 2015 most new LCD screens were released in January, with 137 new LCD screens released that month. February was the biggest month in 2014 for new PC screens, with 128 new PC screens released that month.

How Fast Do PC Monitor Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, PC displays drop in price by 2% on average. On a typical new PC monitor costing £323, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £7.

Display Diagonals

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

The display diagonals of PC displays range from 3.5" to 95". The display diagonals of the majority of PC screens range from 21" to 24". The PC display with the biggest display diagonal is the PanasonicTH-70LF50E, which is a 70" LCD screen and sells for £5,251.76. The PanasonicTH-70LF50E has the smallest display diagonal. This PC screen is a 4.3" flatpanel monitor and sells for £58.56.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Display Resolutions

This indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

Amongst new PC displays, the most frequently found display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels. We found 3,898 PC displays that are PC displays that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels is the second most popular display resolution amongst new PC displays. We found 3,898 PC displays that are PC monitors that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

Energy Efficiency of PC Monitors

The Energy Efficiency Class of a monitor shows how well it uses energy, and how much is unnecessarily wasted. Products are ranked from G to A++ in terms of how little energy they use compared to the norm.

The most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new LCD screens is A+. We found 579 LCD screens that have an energy efficiency rating of A+. We found 303 PC monitors that have an energy efficiency rating of B, making B the second most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new PC monitors.

A monitor with a better energy efficiency rating will consume less energy whenever they are used, saving you money and making them better for the environment.

Biggest PC Display Retailers

The biggest LCD screen retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 1,285 current LCD screen offers from eBay. The second biggest LCD screen retailer is Amazon UK with 1,199 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to flatpanel monitors. BT Business Direct is the third biggest retailer with 570 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for PC Displays?

With the cheapest price on 501 PC displays, Amazon UK is most frequently the cheapest LCD screen shop.

Proportion of LCD Screens for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest retailer by number of LCD screen for which they offer the cheapest price is Amazon UK with the cheapest price on 41.8% of its PC monitors.

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