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90

Samsung S24E310HL

14 Reviews
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$102.01

23.6"
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1920 X 1080 pixels
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$67
Over 5 years
May 2015
The highest rated PC screen under $500, with very low running costs and very good features
#2

90

Samsung S24F350

15 Reviews
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$129.99

24"
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1920 X 1080 pixels
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$54
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
A very popular and phenomenally cheap 24" PC display, with astoundingly low running costs and great features
#3

90

LG 24LJ4540

70 Reviews
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$109.00

23.6"
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1366 X 768 pixels
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$57
Over 5 years
May 2017
A top-value and best selling 23.6" flatpanel monitor, with very good features and very low running costs
#4

90

Acer K242H

657 Reviews
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$98.00

24"
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1920 X 1080 pixels
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$56
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
The highest scoring flatpanel monitor under $100, with excellent user reviews and great features
#5

90

Acer G227HQL

166 Reviews
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$94.00

21.5"
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1920 X 1080 pixels
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$52
Over 5 years
May 2017
A best selling and impressive value for money 21.5" PC screen, with outstanding user reviews and astonishingly low running costs
#6

89

LG 25UM58

629 Reviews
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$156.99

25"
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2560 X 1080 pixels
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$58
Over 5 years
Jan 2016
A very popular and award winning 25" LCD screen, with a staggeringly affordable price and great features
#7

89

HP HP 27

20 Reviews
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$124.99

27"
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1920 X 1080 pixels
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$67
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A very popular and top-value 27" PC screen, with superb user reviews and very good features
#8

89

Asus VG245

479 Reviews
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$125.99

24"
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1920 X 1080 pixels
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$86
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
A very popular and amazingly good value for money 24" flatpanel monitor, with great features and multiple awards
#9

89

HP W2082a

241 Reviews
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$79.99

20"
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1600 X 900 pixels
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$57
Over 5 years
Feb 2015
An astoundingly cheap and best selling 20" LCD screen, with very good features and very low running costs
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#10

89

Asus VE248H

875 Reviews
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$129.99

24"
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1920 X 1080 pixels
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$78
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
An affordable and best selling 24" PC display, with very low running costs and very good features
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89

DELL SE2717H

79 Reviews
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$100.00

27"
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May 2017
An award winning and very popular 27" PC monitor, with an astonishingly good price and very good features
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#12

89

Asus VE198

199 Reviews
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$79.00

19"
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1440 X 900 pixels
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$57
Over 5 years
Oct 2011
A bargain price and very popular 19" PC monitor, with very good features and very low running costs
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#13

89

Acer R240HY

3 Reviews
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$129.99

23.8"
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1920 X 1080 pixels
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$54
Over 5 years
Aug 2016
An affordable and very popular 23.8" PC display, with marvellous user reviews and very good features
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89

Asus Ve278

798 Reviews
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$129.02

27"
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$63
Over 5 years
Feb 2012
A best selling and affordable 27" flatpanel monitor, with great features and very low running costs
#15

89

Planar PLL2210W

30 Reviews
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$83.49

21.5"
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1920 X 1080 pixels
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$55
Over 5 years
Oct 2012
A very popular and low cost 21.5" PC screen, with great features and extremely low running costs
#16

89

Asus VN279

232 Reviews
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$189.63

27"
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1920 X 1080 pixels
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$75
Over 5 years
Sep 2017
A critically acclaimed and very popular 27" PC monitor, with a very fair price and very low running costs
#17

89

Planar PLL2410W

14 Reviews
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$96.22

24"
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1920 X 1080 pixels
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$76
Over 5 years
Aug 2012
A best selling and impressive value for money 24" PC display, with very good features and very low running costs
#18

89

Asus VS228

491 Reviews
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$79.99

21.5"
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Oct 2016
A very good value for money and very popular 21.5" PC screen, with brilliant user reviews and very good features
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89

HP 24

5 Reviews
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$109.99

24"
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Nov 2016
A best selling and affordable 24" PC monitor, with great features and outstanding user reviews
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89

DELL P2417H

31 Reviews
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$69.90

23.8"
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May 2017
A phenomenally cheap and very popular 23.8" PC display, with very good features and an industry award

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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 116 $85 - $1,499
88%
16,756 reviews
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Eizo PC Monitors 105 $285 - $5,739
88%
1,072 reviews
#3
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DELL PC Monitors 146 $55 - $4,149
88%
12,740 reviews
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Asus PC Monitors 160 $55 - $1,219
87%
31,447 reviews
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iiyama PC Monitors 163 $158 - $10,723
87%
3,310 reviews
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HP PC Monitors 281 $57 - $3,985
87%
5,529 reviews
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Acer PC Monitors 256 $55 - $900
86%
12,674 reviews
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Samsung PC Monitors 451 $55 - $3,233
86%
12,831 reviews
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NEC PC Monitors 114 $70 - $8,999
86%
661 reviews
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Viewsonic PC Monitors 168 $73 - $1,130
86%
5,938 reviews
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LG PC Monitors 371 $68 - $1,328
86%
9,970 reviews
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AOC PC Monitors 174 $64 - $850
85%
9,279 reviews
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Hannspree PC Monitors 41 $84 - $184
84%
568 reviews
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Lenovo PC Monitors 87 $80 - $554
83%
588 reviews
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Hanns.G PC Monitors 40 $85 - $221
79%
323 reviews
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Philips PC Monitors 262 $74 - $2,486
78%
2,588 reviews
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V7 PC Monitors 22 $89 - $300
74%
119 reviews
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Planar Systems PC Monitors 30 $147 - $2,622
70%
53 reviews
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Fujitsu PC Monitors 51 $89 - $827
68%
28 reviews
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Sony PC Monitors 24 $320 - $7,874
55%
2 reviews
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Neovo PC Monitors 37 $160 - $4,341
42%
9 reviews
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Wortmann AG PC Monitors 31
39%
6 reviews
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Medion PC Monitors 25
39%
22 reviews
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Barco PC Monitors 31 $2,800 - $9,999

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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 1474 PC displays ranging from $54 to $10,723. On average, a new PC monitor costs $460 and 80% of PC displays are priced between $100 and $879. The iiyama GE2488HS is the most expensive LCD screen that we found at $10,723, and the Planar PLL1910M is the cheapest at only $54.

LCD Screen Brands - Price Range

The average price of Barco LCD screens is $5,316 which is the highest average price of all flatpanel monitor brands. Barco LCD screens start at $2,800 and their most expensive flatpanel monitor costs $9,999.

Sony PC displays range in price from $320 to $7,874, and the average price of Sony PC displays is $2,644 which is the second highest average price of all PC monitor brands.

Wacom PC monitors start at $1,700 and their most expensive LCD screen costs $1,700. The average price of Wacom PC monitors is $1,700 which is the third highest average price of all LCD screen brands.

Flatpanel Monitor Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 10,072 expert reviews and 107,252 user reviews for PC displays available online and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of flatpanel monitor. The top three PC display brands are Benq, Eizo and DELL. Benq has an average rating of 88%, Eizo has an average rating of 88% and DELL has an average rating of 88%.

Biggest PC Screen Retailers

We found 1,408 current offers for flatpanel monitors from eBay making it the biggest PC screen retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 1,099 current offers for flatpanel monitors. The third biggest retailer is B&H Photo with 391 current PC screen offers.

When Are Most New Flatpanel Monitors Released?

May to July is the most common period for new flatpanel monitors to be released in. That means that most of the latest flatpanel monitor technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In May 2017 123 new LCD screens were released making it the biggest month that year for new flatpanel monitor releases. 161 new flatpanel monitors were released in October 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new flatpanel monitor releases. The biggest month in 2015 for new PC display releases was July, with 90 new flatpanel monitors released that month.

How Fast Do PC Display Prices Drop After Release?

New PC screens drop in price by an average of 2% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical PC display costing $460 you could save on average $8 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.

Across the range of PC displays, the display diagonals range from 3.5" to 95". The display diagonals of most PC screens range from 24" to 28". The NEC X841UHD-2, which can be purchased for $4,619.49, has the biggest display diagonal and is an 84" PC display. The LCD screen with the smallest display diagonal is the JVC DT-X51HX3, which is a 5" PC screen and is available at $1,695.00.

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.

We found 1,891 PC screens that are PC displays that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which makes this the most frequently found display resolution amongst new PC screens. 1366 x 768 pixels is the second most common display resolution amongst new PC displays. We found 221 PC displays that are flatpanel monitors 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.

We found 332 PC monitors that have an energy efficiency rating of A, which makes A the most common energy efficiency rating amongst new PC monitors. We found 291 PC monitors that have an energy efficiency rating of B, making B the second most common 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.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for LCD Screens?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying flatpanel monitors. For each retailer it shows the total number of flatpanel monitors where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying PC monitors. 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 eBay. 930 of their LCD 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 screens by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of PC display prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's PC display prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 66.1% of their PC display prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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