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HP ProDisplay P232
$132.17
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#1

90

VS207D-P

Asus VS207D‑P

50 Reviews
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$79.92

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19.5"
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$3
Over 5 years
Jan 2013
The top scoring LCD screen under $100, with great features
#2

90

E1715S

DELL E1715S

4 Reviews
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$69.95

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17"
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$25
Over 5 years
Apr 2014
The top rated PC display under $500, with phenomenally low running costs and a recent release date
#3

89

G277HL

Acer G277HL

7 Reviews
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$114.99

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27"
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$30
Over 5 years
May 2017
An astoundingly good value for money and very popular 27" flatpanel monitor, with terrific user reviews and great features
#4

89

22LJ4540

LG 22LJ4540

6 Reviews
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$136.94

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21.5"
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$6
Over 5 years
May 2017
An impressive value for money and spectacularly economical to run 21.5" LCD screen, with great features and superb user reviews
#5

89

VC239H

Asus VC239H

167 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$139.99

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23"
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$26
Over 5 years
Jun 2015
A very popular and affordable 23" PC screen, with two industry awards and amazingly low running costs
#6

89

G247HYL

Acer G247HYL

7 Reviews
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$149.99

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23.8"
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$23
Over 5 years
Jun 2015
A very popular and low cost 23.8" PC screen, with very good features and excellent user reviews
#7

89

VE228

Asus VE228

180 Reviews
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$59.39

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21.5"
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$21
Over 5 years
Oct 2015
A very popular and top-value 21.5" flatpanel monitor, with breathtakingly low running costs and outstanding user reviews
#8

89

VX228H

Asus VX228H

438 Reviews + 1 Award
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$93.99

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21.5"
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$35
Over 5 years
Aug 2016
An award winning and great value for money 21.5" PC monitor, with great features and very low running costs
#9

89

24ea

HP 24ea

50 Reviews
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$113.99

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24"
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$21
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
An affordable and best selling 24" LCD screen, with very good features and stunningly low running costs
#10

88

K242HL

Acer K242HL

402 Reviews
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$119.95

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24"
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$26
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
An excellent value for money and excellently reviewed 24" PC screen, with very good features and extremely low running costs
#11

88

G227HQL

Acer G227HQL

142 Reviews
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$68.99

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21.5"
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$23
Over 5 years
Jan 2015
An affordable and astonishingly economical to run 21.5" PC monitor, with great features and outstanding user reviews
#12

88

E170S

DELL E170S

24 Reviews
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$75.00

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17"
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$40
Over 5 years
Jun 2015
A top-rated and cheap 17" LCD screen, with great features and very low running costs
#13

88

24GM77

LG 24GM77

61 Reviews + 7 Awards
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$231.99

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24"
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$30
Over 5 years
Oct 2014
A top-value and multi award winning 24" PC display, with very low running costs and great features
#14

88

VS197

Asus VS197

179 Reviews
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$65.00

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18.5"
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$23
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
A bargain price and very popular 18.5" LCD screen, with great features and astonishingly low running costs
#15

88

VB199

Asus VB199

6 Reviews
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$128.95

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19"
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$36
Over 5 years
Sep 2014
A classic and bargain price 19" flatpanel monitor, with very good features and very low running costs
#16

88

V246HL

Acer V246HL

73 Reviews
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$94.00

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24"
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$26
Over 5 years
May 2014
A classic and low cost 24" PC display, with great features and breathtakingly low running costs
#17

88

P2217H

DELL P2217H

8 Reviews
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$79.99

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21.5"
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$37
Over 5 years
May 2016
A top-value and best selling 21.5" PC display, with very low running costs and very good features
#18

88

24uh

HP 24uh

13 Reviews
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$90.00

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24"
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$23
Over 5 years
Jan 2015
A low cost and best selling 24" flatpanel monitor, with very good features and phenomenally low running costs
#19

88

V196HQL Ab

Acer V196HQL Ab

3 Reviews
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$54.99

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19"
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$26
Over 5 years
Mar 2013
A bargain price and classic 19" PC display, with great features and spectacularly low running costs
#20

88

K202HQL

Acer K202HQL

266 Reviews
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$69.96

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19.5"
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$30
Over 5 years
May 2017
A sensationally highly rated and top-value 19.5" flatpanel monitor, with very good features and a recent release date

88

GW2270H

Benq GW2270H

148 Reviews + 1 Award
XSreviews.co.uk - Editor's Choice
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$99.00

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21.5"
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$24
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A best selling and affordable 21.5" flatpanel monitor, with an industry award and amazingly low running costs

88

S2715H

DELL S2715H

214 Reviews
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$224.99

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27"
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$20
Over 5 years
Mar 2016
A critically acclaimed and breathtakingly economical to run 27" flatpanel monitor, with very good features and a remarkably affordable price

87

VS228

Asus VS228

47 Reviews
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$99.00

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21.5"
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$29
Over 5 years
Sep 2013
A best selling and bargain price 21.5" PC screen, with very low running costs and very good features

87

GL955A

Benq GL955A

139 Reviews
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$97.05

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18.5"
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$24
Over 5 years
Aug 2013
A bargain price and extremely economical to run 18.5" LCD screen, with great features

87

27es

HP 27es

23 Reviews
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$169.99

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27"
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$25
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A best selling and sensationally highly rated 27" PC screen, with stunningly low running costs and a sensationally affordable price

87

E719

AOC E719

8 Reviews
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$85.00

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17"
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$39
Over 5 years
May 2014
A top-value and classic 17" PC screen, with very low running costs and great features

87

23es

HP 23es

20 Reviews
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$65.00

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23"
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$48
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A sensationally highly rated and great value for money 23" PC screen, with very good features and very low running costs

87

22MP58VQ

LG 22MP58VQ

63 Reviews + 1 Award
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$89.99

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21.5"
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$42
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
An award winning and staggeringly cheap 21.5" PC monitor, with great features and very low running costs

87

22er

HP 22er

41 Reviews
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$119.99

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21.5"
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$43
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A best selling and affordable 21.5" PC display, with very low running costs and very good features

87

VE247H

Asus VE247H

858 Reviews
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$125.00

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23.6"
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$23
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
A very popular and low cost 23.6" flatpanel monitor, with staggeringly low running costs and excellent user reviews

87

B246HL

Acer B246HL

12 Reviews + 1 Award
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$134.81

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24"
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$45
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
An impressive value for money and award winning 24" flatpanel monitor, with a recent release date and very low running costs

87

B246HL

Acer B246HL

12 Reviews + 1 Award
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$158.62

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24"
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$34
Over 5 years
Aug 2016
An award winning and bargain price 24" PC display, with very low running costs and very good features

87

GW2270

Benq GW2270

6 Reviews + 1 Award
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$79.00

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21.5"
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$24
Over 5 years
Feb 2016
An affordable and best selling 21.5" LCD screen, with great features and stunningly low running costs

87

G257HL

Acer G257HL

63 Reviews
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$91.99

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25"
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$30
Over 5 years
Nov 2014
An extremely cheap and positively reviewed 25" LCD screen, with very low running costs and great features

87

VG2239

Viewsonic VG2239

3 Reviews
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$129.00

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22"
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$43
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
A positively reviewed and top-value 22" PC monitor, with very good features and very low running costs

87

S241HL

Acer S241HL

127 Reviews
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$137.29

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24"
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$26
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A critically acclaimed and very good value for money 24" PC display, with extremely low running costs and great features

86

E2414HM

DELL E2414HM

24 Reviews
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$128.99

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24"
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$42
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
An excellently reviewed and remarkably cheap 24" PC display, with very low running costs and great features

86

E1913

DELL E1913

36 Reviews
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$55.50

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17"
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$25
Over 5 years
Sep 2014
An astonishingly economical to run and breathtakingly cheap 17" LCD screen, with brilliant expert reviews and very good features

86

E2280

AOC E2280

6 Reviews
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$101.25

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22"
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$44
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
A great value for money and excellently reviewed 22" flatpanel monitor, with very low running costs and great features

86

VA1917

Viewsonic VA1917

6 Reviews
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$79.99

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18.5"
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$38
Over 5 years
Nov 2014
An affordable and best selling 18.5" PC monitor, with very good features and very low running costs

86

V246HQL

Acer V246HQL

83 Reviews
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$108.78

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23.6"
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$47
Over 5 years
May 2015
A very popular and top-value 23.6" PC display, with brilliant user reviews and very good features

86

E2417H

DELL E2417H

19 Reviews
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$139.00

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23.8"
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$40
Over 5 years
May 2017
A bargain price and very economical to run 23.8" flatpanel monitor, with a recent release date and great features

86

K202HQ

Acer K202HQ

51 Reviews
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$54.99

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19.5"
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$24
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
An affordable and sensationally economical to run 19.5" PC monitor, with great features and exceptional user reviews

86

P2417H

DELL P2417H

21 Reviews + 1 Award
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$158.11

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23.8"
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$41
Over 5 years
May 2017
An award winning and best selling 23.8" LCD screen, with very low running costs and a sensationally good price

86

VP239H

Asus VP239H

47 Reviews
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$139.00

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23"
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$48
Over 5 years
Nov 2015
An excellently reviewed and bargain price 23" PC display, with great features and very low running costs

86

S24E650PL

Samsung S24E650PL

13 Reviews
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$178.87

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23.6"
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$27
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
An affordable and excellently reviewed 23.6" PC display, with great features and very low running costs

86

C27F398

Samsung C27F398

28 Reviews
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$159.99

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27"
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$50
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
A very popular and remarkably cheap 27" flatpanel monitor, with very good features and very low running costs

86

V193

HP V193

4 Reviews
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$54.99

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18.5"
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$33
Over 5 years
Apr 2015
A low cost and breathtakingly highly rated 18.5" PC display, with very good features and very low running costs

86

23MB35

LG 23MB35

4 Reviews
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$147.90

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23"
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$26
Over 5 years
Dec 2013
An amazingly economical to run and top-value 23" PC monitor, with good features

86

MB168B

Asus MB168B

175 Reviews + 9 Awards
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$89.04

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Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A stunningly economical to run and very popular 15.6" PC screen, with multiple awards and good features

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

Logo Brand Number of PC Monitors Price Range Average Rating
Acer logo Acer PC Monitors 176 $55 - $1,788 85%
LG logo LG PC Monitors 159 $56 - $2,450 82%
HP logo HP PC Monitors 139 $55 - $3,694 76%
DELL logo DELL PC Monitors 134 $55 - $2,650 85%
Samsung logo Samsung PC Monitors 132 $55 - $1,600 80%
Asus logo Asus PC Monitors 131 $55 - $1,190 86%
Viewsonic logo Viewsonic PC Monitors 84 $80 - $1,130 85%
AOC logo AOC PC Monitors 69 $60 - $930 81%
Benq logo Benq PC Monitors 64 $79 - $1,499 84%
NEC logo NEC PC Monitors 52 $80 - $12,600 79%
Lenovo logo Lenovo PC Monitors 40 $62 - $559 77%
Philips logo Philips PC Monitors 33 $85 - $900 77%
Eizo logo Eizo PC Monitors 27 $399 - $5,739 86%
Other brands Other PC Monitor Brands 98 $56 - $11,999

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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.

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.

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.

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.

PC Monitor Retailers, Prices and Features

PC Screen Prices

The price range of PC monitors is from $54 to $12,600 and in total we found prices for 1352 PC monitors. A new PC screen costs on average $432 and 80% of flatpanel monitors are priced between $90 and $800. The cheapest PC display that we found is the Acer V226HQL at only $55, and the most expensive is the NEC MultiSync MD211G5 at $12,600.

PC Display Brands - Price Range

The average price of Barco PC monitors is $6,125 which is the highest average price of all flatpanel monitor brands. Barco PC monitors start at $750 and the most expensive Barco flatpanel monitor costs $11,999.

Sony LCD screens range in price from $600 to $7,874, and the average price of Sony LCD screens is $2,850 which is the second highest average price of all PC monitor brands.

The average price of Sharp PC displays is $2,399 which is the third highest average price of all LCD screen brands. Sharp PC displays start at $2,399 and the most expensive Sharp LCD screen costs $2,399.

LCD Screen Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 4,853 expert reviews and 121,648 user reviews for LCD screens and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of PC display. The top rated flatpanel monitor brand is Benq with an average rating of 90%. The second best brand is Alienware with 90% and the third best brand is DELL with 89%.

Biggest PC Display Retailers

The biggest LCD screen retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 1,108 current LCD screen offers from eBay. The second biggest LCD screen retailer is Amazon US with 1,082 offers. That means eBay is very close in size to Amazon US when it comes to LCD screens. Newegg US is the third biggest retailer with 352 current offers.

When Are Most New PC Screens Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious trend in the release month for new PC screens. The biggest month last year for new PC display releases was February, with 133 new PC displays released that month. In July 2015 136 new PC displays were released making it the biggest month that year for new LCD screen releases. February was the biggest month in 2014 for new LCD screens, with 123 new LCD screens released that month.

How Fast Do PC Display Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, PC displays drop in price by 6% on average. On a typical new flatpanel monitor costing $431, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $24.

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.

Comparing all flatpanel monitors, the display diagonals range from 3.5" to 95". The display diagonals of most PC displays range from 21" to 24". The SonyFWD75X850, which is on sale for $3,626.99, has the biggest display diagonal and is a 75" LCD screen. The PC monitor with the smallest display diagonal is the SonyFWD75X850, which is a 5" LCD screen and currently retails for $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.

Amongst new flatpanel monitors, the most popular display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels. We found 3,832 flatpanel monitors that are PC screens that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels is the second most popular display resolution amongst new PC displays. We found 3,832 PC displays that are PC screens that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels.

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

Energy Efficiency of PC Monitors

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

We found 562 PC monitors that have an energy efficiency rating of A+, which makes this the most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new PC monitors. B is the second most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new LCD screens. We found 298 LCD screens 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 PC Screen Retailers

We found 1,108 current offers for flatpanel monitors from eBay making it the biggest flatpanel monitor retailer. That is very close in size to the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 1,082 current offers for flatpanel monitors. The third biggest retailer is Newegg US with 352 current flatpanel monitor offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for PC Screens?

The cheapest retailer by number of PC display for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 754 PC monitors.

Proportion of PC Screens for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest LCD screen prices (found to be cheapest for 68.1% of its PC screens).

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