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#1

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AOC I2490

35 Reviews
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£129.98

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Jun 2017
The highest scoring small monitor on the market, with very low running costs and great features
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#2

90

Acer H277H

216 Reviews
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£159.99

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The highest scoring medium monitor around, with two industry awards and brilliant features
#3

90

Samsung S24F350

15 Reviews
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£113.98

24"
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£66
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
A low cost and very popular 24" PC screen, with good features and low running costs
#4

90

Asus VN279

232 Reviews
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£119.99

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£91
Over 5 years
Sep 2017
A critically acclaimed and low cost 27" flatpanel monitor, with alright running costs and great features
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89

Acer KG271

39 Reviews
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£145.79

27"
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A best selling and low cost 27" LCD screen, with superb user reviews and very good features
#6

89

Samsung S24E650

16 Reviews
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£138.99

24"
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£64
Over 5 years
Jan 2018
The highest scoring curved monitor on the market, with great user reviews and very good features
#7

89

HP 24

5 Reviews
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£84.56

24"
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A bargain price and very popular 24" PC display, with good features and low running costs
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89

Benq EW3270

44 Reviews
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£263.99

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£180
Over 5 years
Dec 2016
A fully featured and award winning 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution PC screen, with a platinum award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites
#9

89

Benq GW2470

270 Reviews
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£97.04

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£77
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A very popular and very good value for money 23.8" PC screen, with alright running costs and great features
#10

89

AOC i2769V

709 Reviews
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£179.99

27"
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£92
Over 5 years
Dec 2017
An award winning and new 27" LCD screen, with OK running costs and great features
#11

89

Acer KG251Q

16 Reviews
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£117.00

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An spectacularly cheap and very popular 24.5" LCD screen, with great features and low running costs
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89

LG 29UM68

478 Reviews
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£199.99

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£81
Over 5 years
Sep 2017
An award winning and very popular 29" LCD screen, with a good price and very low running costs
#13

89

Acer G276

799 Reviews
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£142.08

27"
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A bargain price and best selling 27" PC screen, with low running costs and great features
#14

89

Acer G246H

696 Reviews
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£99.00

24"
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Aug 2015
The top rated flatpanel monitor under £100, with alright running costs and great features
#15

89

Acer K242H

657 Reviews
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£80.99

24"
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£68
Over 5 years
Jun 2015
A cheap and best selling 24" PC screen, with low running costs and brilliant user reviews
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#16

88

Samsung S24E450

6 Reviews
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£99.99

24"
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Nov 2015
A best selling and affordable 24" flatpanel monitor, with good features and the latest technology
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#17

88

Asus VX24A

165 Reviews
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£169.00

23.8"
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£110
Over 5 years
Dec 2014
An impressive value for money and very popular 23.8" PC display, with satisfactory running costs and outstanding expert reviews
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Asus PB287

942 Reviews
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£232.99

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£160
Over 5 years
Jul 2014
A multi award winning and very popular 28" PC display, with a Gold award from five expert review websites and 17 further awards from other expert sites
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Lenovo X1

34 Reviews
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£40.65

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£100
Over 5 years
Oct 2017
The cheapest medium monitor on the market, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites
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LG 25UM58

629 Reviews
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£156.97

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£71
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
A best selling and award winning 25" PC display, with low running costs and a very low price

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What Are The Best PC Monitor Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every PC monitor and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated PC monitor brand is Benq with an average rating of 88%. Compare all award winning PC monitors.

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Benq PC Monitors 115 £58 - £1,049
88%
16,579 reviews
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Eizo PC Monitors 105 £157 - £4,534
88%
1,071 reviews
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DELL PC Monitors 148 £45 - £3,254
88%
12,957 reviews
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NEC PC Monitors 114 £79 - £9,336
88%
858 reviews
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Asus PC Monitors 158 £57 - £2,000
87%
31,889 reviews
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iiyama PC Monitors 162 £70 - £2,274
87%
2,799 reviews
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HP PC Monitors 279 £45 - £5,559
87%
5,446 reviews
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Acer PC Monitors 258 £50 - £1,199
86%
12,851 reviews
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Viewsonic PC Monitors 168 £45 - £1,294
86%
5,956 reviews
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LG PC Monitors 369 £66 - £4,807
86%
9,919 reviews
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AOC PC Monitors 172 £56 - £471
85%
9,344 reviews
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Samsung PC Monitors 450 £64 - £9,000
85%
11,853 reviews
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Hannspree PC Monitors 40 £50 - £267
84%
570 reviews
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Hanns.G PC Monitors 38 £60 - £337
79%
323 reviews
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Philips PC Monitors 260 £50 - £1,332
78%
2,589 reviews
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Lenovo PC Monitors 87 £41 - £598
77%
404 reviews
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V7 PC Monitors 22 £87 - £355
74%
116 reviews
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Fujitsu PC Monitors 51 £108 - £2,543
68%
28 reviews
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Planar Systems PC Monitors 30
55%
13 reviews
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Sony PC Monitors 24 £1,198 - £2,699
55%
2 reviews
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Wortmann AG PC Monitors 31 £174 - £300
46%
7 reviews
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42%
9 reviews
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39%
22 reviews
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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.

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

PC Display Prices

We currently list 1764 flatpanel monitors ranging from £40 to £9,337. On average, a new flatpanel monitor costs £383 and 80% of PC monitors are priced between £88 and £679. The NEC V801-TM is the most expensive PC display that we found at £9,336, and the Lenovo X1 is the cheapest at only £41.

PC Display Brands - Price Range

Panasonic flatpanel monitors range in price from £5,186 to £5,186, and the average price of Panasonic flatpanel monitors is £5,186 which is the highest average price of all LCD screen brands.

The second highest average PC monitor price out of all brands is Barco LCD screens with an average price of £5,065. Barco LCD screens range in price from £1,013 to £9,186.

The third highest average PC screen price out of all brands is Sony PC displays with an average price of £1,733. Sony PC displays start at £1,198 and their most expensive PC screen costs £2,699.

LCD Screen Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 10,034 expert reviews and 106,398 user reviews for LCD screens from across the internet and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of flatpanel monitor. Benq is the top rated PC screen brand with an average rating of 88%. Eizo is the second best brand with 88% and DELL is the third best brand with 88%.

Biggest LCD Screen Retailers

The biggest flatpanel monitor retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 1,315 current flatpanel monitor offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 1,220 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to PC monitors. Primo IT is the third biggest retailer with 594 current offers.

When Are Most New PC Screens Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious pattern in the release month for new PC displays. In 2017 most new PC displays were released in July, with 86 new PC displays released that month. October was the biggest month in 2016 for new PC displays, with 150 new PC displays released that month. 93 new PC monitors were released in July 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new flatpanel monitor releases.

How Fast Do LCD Screen Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, PC displays drop in price by 0% on average. That means that on a typical PC screen costing £382 you could save on average £1 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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 monitors range from 3.5" to 95". The display diagonals of most PC monitors range from 24" to 28". The Samsung ME95C, which sells for £8,999.99, has the biggest display diagonal and is a 95" flatpanel monitor. The PC screen with the smallest display diagonal is the Logik L7DUALM13, which is a 7" LCD screen and is available at £129.99.

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.

1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels is the most popular display resolution amongst new PC monitors. We found 1,880 PC monitors that are flatpanel monitors that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. The second most common display resolution amongst new PC screens is 1366 x 768 pixels. We found 216 PC screens that are PC screens that have a resolution of 1366 x 768 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.

A+++ is the most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new PC monitors. We found 646 PC monitors that have an energy efficiency rating of A+++. The second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new PC monitors is B. We found 290 PC 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.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for PC Monitors?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying PC displays. For each retailer it shows the total number of PC displays where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying LCD screens. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was Amazon UK. 545 of their PC screen prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of PC Screens for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for PC monitors by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of flatpanel monitor prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's flatpanel monitor prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was Amazon UK. 44.7% of their LCD screen prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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