It looks like you are browsing from
Go to Close
TVs & Displays
Photography & Video
Cooking Appliances
White Goods
Household
Technology
Home Compare PC Monitors

Compare the Best PC MonitorsMay 2020

Share on

87

What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique PC monitors rating which considers: 11,000 US prices • 100,000 expert & user reviews • 4,400 product comparisons • 2,900 industry awards • Score breakdown
PC Monitors Coupons and Sales
The best deals and biggest price drops
Small Monitors
Monitors with a diagonal size of smaller than 24"
Medium Monitors
Monitors with a diagonal size of 25"-35"
Large Monitors
Monitors with a diagonal size of greater than 35"
Ultra-Wide Monitors
Extra-wide monitors with an aspect ratio of 21:9
4K Monitors
3840 x 2160 Resolution
5K Monitors
5120 x 2880 Resolution
3D Monitors
Monitors capable of displaying 3D movies and media
Curved Monitors
Monitors with a curved screen for greater immersion
#1
Best Selling Monitors
The most popular PC monitors on the market
Award Winning Monitors
PC monitors that have won industry awards
Latest Monitors
The newest PC monitors on the market
Energy Saving Monitors
Energy efficient PC monitors to save you money
Sort by
Compact View Detailed View
Scroll up to see results
Save Up To $300 on PC Monitors View Today's Best Deals
Rank
Kagoo Score
Average Review Rating
Price
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Running Cost
Release Date
#1

89

 Compare  Shortlisted
Viewsonic logo

Viewsonic VG939SM

5 Reviews

$80.99

19"
Info
1280 X 1024 pixels
Info
$63
Over 5 years
Jan 2015
#2

88

 Compare  Shortlisted
Asus logo

Asus VE248H

295 Reviews

$110.00

24"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
$78
Over 5 years
Oct 2010
#3

88

 Compare  Shortlisted
Asus logo

Asus VS207DF

70 Reviews

$89.99

19.5"
Info
1600 X 900 pixels
Info
$55
Over 5 years
Oct 2013
#4

88

 Compare  Shortlisted
Viewsonic logo

Viewsonic VX2457MHD

9 Reviews
chip.com.my - Outstandinglite-magazin.de - Middle Classhardwarezone.com.ph - Recommendedtechnopat.net - Performance Award

$139.99

24"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
$55
Over 5 years
Nov 2015
#5

88

 Compare  Shortlisted
Viewsonic logo

Viewsonic XG2530

33 Reviews
SweClockers.com - Good Productprofesionalreview.com - Goldchip.com.tr - Editor's Choicechip.com.my - Editor's Choice

$359.99

25"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
$63
Over 5 years
Apr 2017
#6

87

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

Asus VN279QLB

146 Reviews

$190.00

27"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
$75
Over 5 years
Jul 2013
#8

87

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

Viewsonic VA2259‑smh

6 Reviews

$109.99

22"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
$57
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
#9

87

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

LG 24MB35PM

15 Reviews

$157.99

23.8"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
$53
Over 5 years
Dec 2013
#10

87

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

Asus VA325H

18 Reviews

$185.00

31.5"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
$88
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
#10

87

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

Acer V6 V246

110 Reviews

$70.00

24"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
(Unknown)
May 2014
#11

87

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

Viewsonic VG2239SMH

8 Reviews

$139.99

22"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
$63
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
#12

86

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

Acer Professional B246HYL

25 Reviews
loading image

$104.99

24"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
(Unknown)
Sep 2015
#13

86

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

Asus VS208

49 Reviews

$123.99

20"
Info
1600 X 900 pixels
Info
$55
Over 5 years
Jul 2012
#14

86

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

Viewsonic VX2478‑SMHD

4 Reviews

$269.13

23.8"
Info
2560 X 1440 pixels
Info
$76
Over 5 years
Aug 2016
#15

86

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

Acer K272H

42 Reviews

$264.00

27"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
$57
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
#16

86

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

Viewsonic VX2252

79 Reviews
loading image

$95.00

21.5"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
$110
Over 5 years
May 2018
#17

86

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

Acer V176L

3 Reviews

$59.00

17"
Info
1280 X 1024 pixels
Info
(Unknown)
Sep 2014
#17

86

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

Lenovo ThinkVision E24

$169.99

23.8"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
$50
Over 5 years
Aug 2017
#18

86

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

Acer V6 V196LBMD

22 Reviews

$94.76

18.5"
Info
1280 X 1024 pixels
Info
(Unknown)
Oct 2016
#20

86

 Compare  Shortlisted
loading image

DELL P2217

22 Reviews

$129.99

22"
Info
1920 X 1080
(1080p)
Info
(Unknown)
Jun 2017

No matching products found.

 More Results

Today's Best PC Monitor Sales

$477 Price Drop
loading image
$1,911
$1,432.91
32"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
4ms
RESPONSE TIME
$175 Price Drop
loading image
$705
$529.70
27"
3840 X 2160
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
$371 Price Drop
23.6"
1080P
RESOLUTION
1ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
$200 Price Drop
34.14"
3440 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
4ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
HORIZONTAL
$500 Price Drop
loading image
$1,999
$1,499.00
49"
5120 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
8ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$151 Price Drop
32"
3840 X 2160
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
4ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$290 Price Drop
loading image
$816
$525.59
32"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
4ms
RESPONSE TIME
$337 Price Drop
loading image
$1,438
$1,099.99
27"
3840 X 2160
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
4ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$305 Price Drop
32"
3840 X 2160
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$198 Price Drop
loading image
$1,399
$1,201.00
49"
3840 X 1080
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
1ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
HORIZONTAL

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 HP with an average rating of 87%. Compare all award winning PC monitors.

Rank Brand Number of PC Monitors Price Range Average Rating
#1
loading image
HP PC Monitors 322 $50 - $4,452
87%
4,623 reviews
#2
loading image
Samsung PC Monitors 490 $60 - $1,635
84%
7,704 reviews
#3
loading image
LG PC Monitors 414 $60 - $2,163
83%
8,402 reviews
#4
loading image
Acer PC Monitors 296 $50 - $1,199
82%
10,216 reviews
#5
loading image
DELL PC Monitors 166 $51 - $4,553
80%
8,283 reviews
#6
loading image
iiyama PC Monitors 197 $171 - $1,274
79%
2,374 reviews
#7
loading image
AOC PC Monitors 196 $64 - $988
78%
7,569 reviews
#8
loading image
Lenovo PC Monitors 129 $90 - $944
78%
973 reviews
#9
loading image
Asus PC Monitors 172 $65 - $2,500
78%
16,285 reviews
#10
loading image
Viewsonic PC Monitors 189 $50 - $1,355
77%
2,664 reviews
#11
loading image
NEC PC Monitors 117 $85 - $4,061
76%
444 reviews
#12
loading image
Eizo PC Monitors 106 $189 - $5,739
76%
565 reviews
#13
loading image
Benq PC Monitors 123 $89 - $4,173
75%
10,018 reviews
#14
loading image
Panasonic PC Monitors 21 $100 - $1,238
75%
1 review
#15
loading image
Philips PC Monitors 303 $108 - $805
73%
1,566 reviews
#16
loading image
Hannspree PC Monitors 51 $138 - $444
68%
361 reviews
#17
loading image
Hanns.G PC Monitors 44 $136 - $365
68%
157 reviews
#18
loading image
Fujitsu PC Monitors 53 $468 - $468
66%
1 review
#19
loading image
MSI PC Monitors 21 $115 - $1,000
60%
437 reviews
#20
loading image
Planar PC Monitors 21 $70 - $775
60%
41 reviews
#21
loading image
V7 PC Monitors 24 $74 - $234
50%
9 reviews
#22
loading image
Medion PC Monitors 27
24%
25 reviews
#23
loading image
Wortmann AG PC Monitors 39
#24
loading image
Planar Systems PC Monitors 31 $169 - $2,814
#25
loading image
Barco PC Monitors 30 $3,197 - $5,000
#26
loading image
Neovo PC Monitors 28 $69 - $1,904
#27
loading image
YASHI PC Monitors 22 $182 - $265
#28
loading image
Sony PC Monitors 22 $600 - $7,874

Trending PC Monitor Comparisons

loading image
Asus
VP28UQG
$307.45
$237 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
loading image
Benq
EL2870U
$544.85
Four more
awards
Newer by six
months
loading image
LG
27UD88
$488.00
$637 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Four more
awards
VS
loading image
DELL
U2718Q
$1,125.30
Better brand
Slightly better
expert reviews
Newer by one
year
loading image
Asus
VG248Q
$179.00
Nine more
awards
More popular
Better brand
VS
loading image
AOC
C24G1
$171.70
Better Kagoo
Score
Six years newer
Expert reviews
are a little
better
loading image
DELL
U2718Q
$1,125.30
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Better expert
reviews
VS
loading image
LG
27UK850
$345.00
$780 cheaper
User reviews
are appreciably
better
Seven months
newer
loading image
Benq
SW2700PT
$599.00
Better Kagoo
Score
16 more awards
Better brand
VS
loading image
Eizo
CS2420
$335.00
$264 cheaper
Better Prad.de
review score
User reviews
are appreciably
better
loading image
Asus
VG248Q
$179.00
$81 cheaper
Nine more
awards
User reviews
are slightly
better
VS
loading image
Viewsonic
XG2402
$260.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Five years
newer
Overall reviews
are a bit
better
loading image
DELL
U3818DW
$1,099.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more awards
Moderately
better overall
reviews
VS
loading image
HP
Z38c
$872.15
$227 cheaper
Better user
reviews
Newer by two
months
loading image
AOC
G2460
$307.99
Cheaper to run
by $120 over
five years
27 more awards
1 Expert Review
Site Gave It a
Higher Review
Score
VS
loading image
Viewsonic
XG2402
$260.00
$48 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
loading image
Benq
XL2411
$234.88
$194 cheaper
Four more
awards
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
loading image
Samsung
C24FG73
$428.99
More customers
recommend it
Newer by one
year
loading image
LG
27UK850
$345.00
One more awards
70% cheaper to
run over five
years
Much better
user reviews
VS
loading image
Benq
PD2700U
$279.00
$66 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
loading image
Benq
SW2700PT
$599.00
$526 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
16 more awards
VS
loading image
DELL
U2718Q
$1,125.30
Newer by two
years
More popular
loading image
DELL
UP3216Q
$1,499.00
User reviews
are a lot
better
VS
loading image
Benq
PD3200U
$699.00
$800 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
£410 cheaper
to run over
five years
loading image
Eizo
ColorEdge CG277
$1,399.00
Expert reviews
are moderately
better
£49 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
loading image
Benq
SW271
$829.00
$570 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
loading image
DELL
U2715H
$199.00
$432 cheaper
Newer by 19
months
Better Prad.de
review score
VS
loading image
Benq
PD2700Q
$630.50
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more awards
Better brand
loading image
DELL
UP3216Q
$1,499.00
$2,674 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
User reviews
are vastly
better
VS
loading image
Benq
SW320
$4,172.89
Three more
awards
70% cheaper to
run over five
years
Better brand
loading image
Acer
KG271
$272.00
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
Better brand
VS
loading image
DELL
SE2717H
$159.99
$112 cheaper
Two more awards
User reviews
are a lot
better
loading image
DELL
UP2718Q
$1,740.60
Better brand
VS
loading image
Benq
SW271
$829.00
$912 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
63% cheaper to
run over five
years
loading image
DELL
U2718Q
$1,125.30
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more awards
Better brand
VS
loading image
LG
27UK650
$496.99
$628 cheaper
User reviews
are hugely
better
Six months
newer
loading image
Benq
SW2700PT
$599.00
Better Kagoo
Score
53% cheaper to
run over five
years
More popular
VS
loading image
Viewsonic
VP2768
$379.99
$219 cheaper
21 months newer
User reviews
are a lot
better
loading image
DELL
U2718Q
$1,125.30
One more awards
Better brand
A bit better
expert reviews
VS
loading image
Benq
PD2700U
$279.00
$846 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better
Monitornerds.co
m review score
All PC Monitor Comparisons

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.

loading image

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.

loading image

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

loading image

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.

loading image

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.

loading image

PC Monitor Retailers, Prices and Features

Flatpanel Monitor Prices

We currently list 988 flatpanel monitors ranging from $49 to $7,874. On average, a new PC display costs $452 and 80% of flatpanel monitors are priced between $105 and $870. The cheapest LCD screen that we found is the HP ProDisplay P19A at only $49, and the most expensive is the Sony PVM2551MD at $7,874.

PC Monitor Brands - Price Range

Peerless PC monitors range in price from $5,828 to $5,828, and the average price of Peerless PC monitors is $5,828 which is the highest average price of all flatpanel monitor brands.

The second highest average PC monitor price out of all brands is Barco PC monitors with an average price of $4,098. Barco PC monitors start at $3,197 and their most expensive PC monitor costs $5,000.

The third highest average PC screen price out of all brands is Sony PC displays with an average price of $4,000. Sony PC displays start at $600 and their most expensive PC screen costs $7,874.

Flatpanel Monitor Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 12,710 expert reviews and 71,075 user reviews for PC displays and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of flatpanel monitor. HP is the top rated LCD screen brand with an average rating of 87%. Samsung is the second best brand with 84% and LG is the third best brand with 83%.

Biggest Flatpanel Monitor Retailers

The biggest PC display retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 927 current PC display offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 218 offers. That means eBay is over 4 times bigger than Overstock when it comes to PC monitors. Adorama is the third biggest retailer with 18 current offers.

When Are Most New LCD Screens Released?

Most new LCD screens tend to be released between May and June. 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. Last year most new flatpanel monitors were released in June, with 53 new flatpanel monitors released that month. The biggest month in 2018 for new PC monitor releases was May, with 72 new LCD screens released that month. 79 new PC displays were released in September 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new PC screen releases.

How Fast Do Flatpanel Monitor Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, PC monitors drop in price by 2% on average.

That means a saving of $9 on a typical $450 new flatpanel monitor if you wait 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 displays range from 3.5" to 95". The display diagonals of most PC screens range from 24" to 28". The PC display with the biggest display diagonal is the Panasonic TH75EF1U, which is a 75" LCD screen and currently retails for $1,238.49. The Sony LMD-941W, which can be purchased for $2,075.00, has the smallest display diagonal and is a 9" LCD screen.

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

'Display Resolution' 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 (1080p) pixels is the most frequently found display resolution amongst new PC monitors. We found 2,180 PC monitors that are PC monitors that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels. We found 282 PC displays that are PC screens that have a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, making this the second most common display resolution amongst new PC displays.

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.

Amongst new PC screens, the most popular energy efficiency rating is A. We found 511 PC screens that have an energy efficiency rating of A. We found 375 PC screens that have an energy efficiency rating of B, making B the second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new PC screens.

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 LCD screens. For each retailer it shows the total number of LCD screens 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 eBay. 750 of their PC display prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of PC Displays for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for LCD screens by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of PC screen prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's PC screen prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 80.9% of their PC monitor prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

×