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#1

90

G277HL

Acer G277HL

7 Reviews
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£149.99

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£36
Over 5 years
May 2017
The highest scoring medium monitor around, with good features and very low running costs
#2

90

S24E650PL

Samsung S24E650PL

14 Reviews
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£151.57

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£33
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
An impressive value for money and top-rated 23.6" LCD screen, with great features and very low running costs
#3

90

G276HL

Acer G276HL

447 Reviews
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£168.18

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£68
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
A very cheap and very highly rated 27" PC screen, with alright running costs and great features
#4

89

GW2470HM

Benq GW2470HM

3 Reviews
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£111.46

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£37
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
A best selling and impressive value for money 23.8" PC screen, with very low running costs and very good features
#5

89

S24F350FHU

Samsung S24F350FHU

13 Reviews
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£124.97

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£27
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
An affordable and very popular 24" PC display, with very good features and terrific user reviews
#6

89

S2715H

DELL S2715H

214 Reviews
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£199.00

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£25
Over 5 years
May 2017
A critically acclaimed and remarkably economical to run 27" PC monitor, with a fair price and great features
#7

89

R271BMID

Acer R271BMID

12 Reviews
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£149.98

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£35
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A low cost and very popular 27" PC screen, with very low running costs and very good features
#8

89

GW2760HS

Benq GW2760HS

399 Reviews + 4 Awards
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£159.99

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£71
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
A top-value and very popular 27" PC monitor, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 2 further awards from other expert sites
#9

89

VZ279H

Asus VZ279H

62 Reviews
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£220.91

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£50
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
A top-rated and newly released 27" PC monitor, with a reasonable price and very good features
#10

89

VG245H

Asus VG245H

426 Reviews + 3 Awards
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£154.99

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£44
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
An excellent value for money and best selling 24" LCD screen, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and an additional award from another expert site
#11

89

S24D330H

Samsung S24D330H

42 Reviews
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£104.50

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£31
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
A top-value and new 24" PC screen, with good features and very low running costs
#12

89

EW277HDR

Benq EW277HDR

10 Reviews + 3 Awards
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£160.00

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£110
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
A sensationally cheap and award winning 27" PC display, with a gold award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites
#13

89

XB240H

Acer XB240H

22 Reviews
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£189.00

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£45
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
A critically acclaimed and very popular 24" PC display, with good features and a recent release date
#14

89

KA270H

Acer KA270H

8 Reviews + 1 Award
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£146.30

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£34
Over 5 years
May 2015
An award winning and low cost 27" PC monitor, with very low running costs and very good features
#15

89

K272HL

Acer K272HL

162 Reviews
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£140.00

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£69
Over 5 years
Jun 2017
An excellently reviewed and top-value 27" PC screen, with average running costs and good features
#16

88

VX248

Asus VX248

251 Reviews
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£146.17

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£62
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
A top-value and excellently reviewed 24" PC display, with satisfactory running costs and great features
#17

88

B246HL

Acer B246HL

12 Reviews + 1 Award
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£149.99

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£55
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
An award winning and bargain price 24" PC screen, with low running costs and good features
#18

88

GF276

Acer GF276

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£169.97

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£29
Over 5 years
Aug 2016
A very economical to run and very cheap 27" PC screen, with great features and excellent user reviews
#19

88

GL2580HM

Benq GL2580HM

160 Reviews + 1 Award
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£158.27

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£68
Over 5 years
Jun 2017
An award winning and staggeringly cheap 24.5" PC monitor, with satisfactory running costs and good features
#20

88

245C7QJSB

Philips 245C7QJSB

9 Reviews + 3 Awards
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£129.99

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Nov 2016
A bargain price and award winning 23.8" PC display, with good features and very low running costs

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PC Monitor Brands

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 219 £50 - £1,158 84%
Samsung logo Samsung PC Monitors 208 £65 - £3,247 82%
Asus logo Asus PC Monitors 207 £60 - £1,500 85%
LG logo LG PC Monitors 203 £55 - £1,341 83%
Philips logo Philips PC Monitors 162 £60 - £1,285 78%
HP logo HP PC Monitors 157 £45 - £4,989 78%
iiyama logo iiyama PC Monitors 148 £85 - £2,338 83%
AOC logo AOC PC Monitors 137 £50 - £760 82%
DELL logo DELL PC Monitors 122 £50 - £3,549 85%
Benq logo Benq PC Monitors 111 £60 - £1,299 84%
Viewsonic logo Viewsonic PC Monitors 92 £45 - £1,331 84%
NEC logo NEC PC Monitors 61 £66 - £4,444 80%
Lenovo logo Lenovo PC Monitors 56 £55 - £699 68%
Eizo logo Eizo PC Monitors 41 £157 - £4,114 87%
Fujitsu logo Fujitsu PC Monitors 34 £78 - £728 60%
Neovo logo Neovo PC Monitors 34 £66 - £1,466 50%
Hanns.G logo Hanns.G PC Monitors 32 £60 - £337 78%
Hannspree logo Hannspree PC Monitors 22 £60 - £209 68%
Other brands Other PC Monitor Brands 81 £60 - £9,507

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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.

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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

Flatpanel Monitor Prices

In total we found 2119 LCD screens ranging from £44 to £9,508. A new flatpanel monitor costs on average £323 and 80% of PC displays are priced between £94 and £581. The Barco Nio 3MP is the most expensive PC screen that we found at £9,507, and the HP L1740 is the cheapest at only £45.

PC Screen Brands - Price Range

The average price of Barco PC screens is £5,988 which is the highest average price of all PC monitor brands. Barco PC screens start at £1,225 and the most expensive Barco PC monitor costs £9,507.

The average price of Panasonic PC screens is £3,137 which is the second highest average price of all PC display brands. Panasonic PC screens range in price from £848 to £7,200.

Sony LCD screens range in price from £150 to £2,699, and the average price of Sony LCD screens is £1,157 which is the third highest average price of all LCD screen brands.

LCD Screen Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 4,966 expert reviews and 127,002 user reviews for flatpanel monitors and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of PC monitor. The top three PC display brands are Benq, DELL and Apple. Benq has an average rating of 90%, DELL has an average rating of 90% and Apple has an average rating of 89%.

Biggest LCD Screen Retailers

We found 1,319 current offers for LCD screens from eBay making it the biggest flatpanel monitor retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 1,245 current offers for LCD screens. The third biggest retailer is Primo IT with 565 current flatpanel monitor offers.

When Are Most New LCD Screens Released?

We couldn't see any prominent pattern in the release dates for new PC screens over the last 3 years. Last year most new LCD screens were released in July, with 124 new LCD screens released that month. February was the biggest month in 2016 for new LCD screens, with 131 new LCD screens released that month. In July 2015 154 new flatpanel monitors were released making it the biggest month that year for new PC display releases.

How Fast Do LCD Screen Prices Drop After Release?

On average flatpanel monitors drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release. On a typical new PC monitor costing £324, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £4.

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 screens range from 3.5" to 95". The display diagonals of the majority of PC screens range from 21" to 24". The PanasonicTH-70LF50E, which is available at £5,186.09, has the biggest display diagonal and is a 70" LCD screen. The PanasonicTH-70LF50E, which currently retails for £60.39, has the smallest display diagonal and is a 4.3" flatpanel monitor.

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.

The most popular display resolution amongst new PC screens is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. We found 3,884 PC screens that are PC displays that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. The second most common display resolution amongst new LCD screens is 1920 x 1080 pixels. We found 3,884 LCD screens that are flatpanel monitors that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 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.

We found 586 flatpanel monitors that have an energy efficiency rating of A+, which makes A+ the most common energy efficiency rating amongst new flatpanel monitors. The second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new flatpanel monitors is B. We found 312 flatpanel monitors that have an energy efficiency rating of B.

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 LCD Screen Retailers

The biggest PC monitor retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 1,319 current PC monitor offers from eBay. The second biggest PC monitor retailer is Amazon UK with 1,245 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to LCD screens. Primo IT is the third biggest retailer with 565 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for PC Screens?

The shop that most frequently offered the cheapest price on PC monitors is Amazon UK and offers the cheapest price on 503 PC monitors.

Proportion of LCD Screens for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 40.4% of its PC screens, Amazon UK is most frequently the cheapest LCD screen shop.