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5 Best PC Monitors Under $300 in the US - August 2019

Updated 09 July 2019 by Matthew
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5 best PC monitors under $300

Which Are the Best PC Monitors Under $300?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best PC monitors under $300? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best PC monitors under $300 are:

  • 1) Asus VK248HCSM - $129.99 BuyVPC
  • 2) Acer XF251Q - $187.94 eBay
  • 3) Lenovo L27Q20 - $241.99 eBay
  • 4) AOC C27G1 - $251.99 eBay
  • 5) Philips Brilliance 272S4 - $290.00 eBay

What PC Monitor Under $300 to Buy in July 2019?

Below we provide a detailed run through of the top 5 PC monitors under $300 currently for sale in the United States:

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Asus VK248HCSM Acer XF251Q Lenovo L27Q20 AOC C27G1 Philips Brilliance 272S4
Asus VK248HCSM Acer XF251Q Lenovo L27Q20 AOC C27G1 Philips Brilliance 272S4
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24"
1080P
RESOLUTION
2ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
24.5"
1080P
RESOLUTION
1ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
27"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
27"
1080P
RESOLUTION
1ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
27"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
2ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
92
Reviews
76 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
226 Reviews + 2 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
38 Reviews + 3 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
73
Value for Money
Good
84
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
92
Reviews
13 Reviews + 2 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
69
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
87
Reviews
4 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
75
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$61 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A fully featured and classic 24" PC screen, with a fair price. Our review analysis indicates that this PC screen it. A fully featured and award winning 24.5" flatpanel monitor, with a fair price. Our review analysis indicates that this flatpanel monitor has. A very economical to run and award winning 27" flatpanel monitor, with a very good spec and a good price. Our review analysis indicates that it has a very good picture quality, outstanding features and it's really easy to use. A fully featured and award winning 27" PC screen. Multiple reviews mentioned that this PC screen has. A classic and very economical to run 27" PC display, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It has a built-in speaker, a headphone out and an HDCP and features Plug & Play.
9 Reasons For
HDMI
Headphone Out
HDCP
Built-in Speaker
Built-in Camera
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper by $58
More Shops Are Selling it
Energy Efficiency Rating is Superior
10 Reasons For
Faster Response Time
Built-in Speaker
Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better
User Reviews Are Better
Better Brand
Better Monitornerds.com Review Score
More Solidly Made
More Thoughtfully Designed
Easier to Use
Better At Producing a High Quality Picture
7 Reasons For
10% Bigger Display Diagonal
2560 X 1440 Pixels Pixels Resolution
18° Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
5% Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
HDMI
Three More Awards
More Fairly Priced
10 Reasons For
10% Bigger Display Diagonal
Hugely Faster Response Time
18° Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
5% Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
Higher Typical Contrast Ratio
Headphone Out
One More HDMI Port
Newer by 14 Months
Energy Efficiency Rating is Better
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
6 Reasons For
Slightly Bigger Display Diagonal
Larger Display Resolution
Headphone Out
HDCP
Built-in Speaker
13% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
14 Reasons Against
3" Smaller Display Diagonal
Smaller Display Resolution
1ms Slower Response Time
18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
Only Low (1000:1) Typical Contrast Ratio
One Less HDMI Port
Older by Over Three Years
Expert Review Rating is Worse
User Review Rating is Much Worse
Worse Brand
Less Fairly Priced
Less Robust
Has a Worse Picture Quality
11 Reasons Against
Slightly Smaller Display Diagonal
Smaller Display Resolution
18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
A Little Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
Only One HDMI Port
Worse Kagoo Score
$58 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over One Year Older
Fewer Awards
Has a Worse Price
16 Reasons Against
A Lot Slower Response Time
Lower Typical Contrast Ratio
One Less HDMI Port
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $112
Less Retailers
Older by Over One Year
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $9
Expert Review Rating is Marginally Worse
User Review Rating is Worse
Worse Brand
Worse Monitornerds.com Review Score
Less Reliable
Less Carefully Designed
Harder to Use
Worse At Producing a High Quality Picture
10 Reasons Against
Half As Large Display Resolution
Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $122
Less Retailers
One Less Award
Expert Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Overall Review Rating is Worse
Worse Brand
13 Reasons Against
Slower Response Time
11% Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
A Little Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
Lower Typical Contrast Ratio
Only One HDMI Port
Worse Kagoo Score
$160 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Over Three Years Older
Energy Efficiency Rating is Lower
Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score
Worse Brand
Worse Expert Reviews Review Score
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Asus VK248HCSM

$129.99
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Asus VK248HCSM

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Asus VK248HCSM
24"
1080P
RESOLUTION
2ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
A

The Asus VK248HCSM has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of $129.99 this PC monitor is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Asus VK248HCSM or read our article on whether you should buy a Asus PC monitor.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Lightning quick response time (2ms)
Has a built-in camera
Has a built-in speaker
Has a headphone out

A fully featured and classic 24" PC screen, with a fair price. Our review analysis indicates that this PC screen it.

92
Reviews
76 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Asus VK248HCSM has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 76%, based on 76 reviews.

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9 Reasons For for Choosing the Asus VK248HCSM

HDMI

The Asus VK248HCSM has an HDMI, and so does the Lenovo L27Q20, however the Acer XF251Q, the AOC C27G1 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 do not. More ...

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a specialised interface for transferring high quality audio & visual data from a data source (such as a DVD player or computer) to a TV or monitor.

An HDMI connection on your monitor allows for extremely high-quality audio/visual transmission from a computer or DVD player, meaning your films will sound and look the best they can be.

Headphone Out

The Asus VK248HCSM has a headphone out, and so do the AOC C27G1 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4, but the Acer XF251Q and the Lenovo L27Q20 do not. More ...

'Headphone Out' denotes whether the monitor has an audio passthrough, allowing your to plug headphones directly into the monitor, and have the sound from your computer run through them.

A direct headphone out is helpful if you want to listen to music from your computer - it means you can use a headset without having to rummage under your desk to plug the cable into the back of your computer.

HDCP

The Asus VK248HCSM has an HDCP, and so does the Philips Brilliance 272S4, whereas the Acer XF251Q, the AOC C27G1 and the Lenovo L27Q20 do not. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

Built-in Speaker

The Asus VK248HCSM has a built-in speaker, and so do the Acer XF251Q and the Philips Brilliance 272S4, whereas the AOC C27G1 and the Lenovo L27Q20 do not. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Built-in Camera

The Asus VK248HCSM has a built-in camera, but the Acer XF251Q, the AOC C27G1, the Lenovo L27Q20 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 do not have this feature. More ...

Whether the monitor comes with a built in webcam or not.

A built in camera allows you to use the monitor for video conferencing, such as using Skype or Facetime.

Better Kagoo Score

The Asus VK248HCSM has received a Kagoo Score of 84, whereas the Acer XF251Q scored 82, the AOC C27G1 scored 77, the Lenovo L27Q20 scored 80 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 scored 78.

Cheaper by $58

The Asus VK248HCSM is $57.95 cheaper than the Acer XF251Q, $122 cheaper than the AOC C27G1, $112 cheaper than the Lenovo L27Q20 and $160.01 cheaper than the Philips Brilliance 272S4.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.

Energy Efficiency Rating is Superior

The Asus VK248HCSM has a European Union Energy Efficiency Rating of "A", whereas the AOC C27G1 has a rating of "A" and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 has a rating of "C".

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Asus VK248HCSM

3" Smaller Display Diagonal

The Asus VK248HCSM is a 24" PC monitor. That's 0.5" smaller than the Acer XF251Q (24.5") and 3" smaller than the AOC C27G1, the Lenovo L27Q20 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 (27"). More ...

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.

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.

Smaller Display Resolution

The Asus VK248HCSM has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels pixels (as are the Acer XF251Q and the AOC C27G1), whereas the Lenovo L27Q20 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 have a display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. More ...

'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.

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

1ms Slower Response Time

The Asus VK248HCSM has a response time of 2ms (as does the Philips Brilliance 272S4), however the Acer XF251Q and the AOC C27G1 are both 1ms response time PC monitors (1ms faster) and the Lenovo L27Q20 is a 6ms response time PC monitor (4ms slower). More ...

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle

The Asus VK248HCSM has a vertical viewing angle of 160° (as do the Acer XF251Q and the Philips Brilliance 272S4), whereas the AOC C27G1 and the Lenovo L27Q20 are both 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitors (18° wider). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Asus VK248HCSM is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the Acer XF251Q and the Philips Brilliance 272S4. That's 8° narrower than the AOC C27G1 and the Lenovo L27Q20 (178°). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Only Low (1000:1) Typical Contrast Ratio

The Asus VK248HCSM has a low (1000:1) typical contrast ratio (as are the Lenovo L27Q20 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4), but the AOC C27G1 has a high typical contrast ratio. We do not know what type of typical contrast ratio the Acer XF251Q have. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

One Less HDMI Port

The Asus VK248HCSM is a one HDMI port PC monitor (as do the Acer XF251Q, the Lenovo L27Q20 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4), whereas the AOC C27G1 only has two HDMI ports. More ...

The number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

Older by Over Three Years

The Asus VK248HCSM is two years older than the Acer XF251Q, three years older than the AOC C27G1 and two years older than the Lenovo L27Q20.

Expert Review Rating is Worse

The average expert rating of the Asus VK248HCSM is only 76%, whereas the average expert rating of the Acer XF251Q is 85% (based on 3 reviews), the AOC C27G1 is 81% (based on 13 reviews) and the Lenovo L27Q20 is 83% (based on 9 reviews).

User Review Rating is Much Worse

The average user rating of the Asus VK248HCSM is only 76%, whereas the average user rating of the Acer XF251Q is 94% (based on 223 reviews) and the Lenovo L27Q20 is 86% (based on 29 reviews).

Worse Brand

Asus PC monitors have an average rating of only 77.9%, but Acer has an average rating of 82.1% and AOC has an average rating of 78.6%.

Less Fairly Priced

Our analysis of the Asus VK248HCSM reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Asus VK248HCSM was less fairly priced.

Less Robust

The Asus VK248HCSM reviewers thought the Asus VK248HCSM was less robust.

Has a Worse Picture Quality

On average reviewers thought the Asus VK248HCSM has a worse picture quality.

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Acer XF251Q

$187.94
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Acer XF251Q

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Acer XF251Q
24.5"
1080P
RESOLUTION
1ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL

The Acer XF251Q has a Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of $187.94 this PC monitor is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Acer XF251Q or read our article on whether you should buy a Acer PC monitor.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Big display diagonal (24.5")
Faster than average response time (1ms)
Has a built-in speaker
Has a stand included

A fully featured and award winning 24.5" flatpanel monitor, with a fair price. Our review analysis indicates that this flatpanel monitor has.

96
Reviews
226 Reviews + 2 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Acer XF251Q has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this PC screen to others.

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10 Reasons For for Choosing the Acer XF251Q

Faster Response Time

The Acer XF251Q is a 1ms response time PC monitor, and so does the AOC C27G1. That's 1ms faster than the Asus VK248HCSM and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 (2ms) and 5ms faster than the Lenovo L27Q20 (6ms). More ...

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Built-in Speaker

The Acer XF251Q has a built-in speaker (as do the Asus VK248HCSM and the Philips Brilliance 272S4), whereas the AOC C27G1 and the Lenovo L27Q20 do not have this feature. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better

Based on 3 reviews, the average expert review score of the Acer XF251Q is 85%, whereas the average rating of the AOC C27G1 is 81% (based on 13 reviews), the average rating of the Asus VK248HCSM is 76% (based on 2 reviews), the average rating of the Lenovo L27Q20 is 83% (based on 9 reviews) and the average rating of the Philips Brilliance 272S4 is 72% (based on 4 reviews).

User Reviews Are Better

Based on 223 reviews, the average user review score of the Acer XF251Q is 94%, whereas the average rating of the Asus VK248HCSM is 76% (based on 74 reviews) and the average rating of the Lenovo L27Q20 is 86% (based on 29 reviews).

Better Brand

Acer PC monitors have an average rating of 82.1%, but AOC only has an average rating of 78.6%, Asus only has an average rating of 77.9%, Lenovo only has an average rating of 76.8% and Philips only has an average rating of 72%.

Better Monitornerds.com Review Score

The Acer XF251Q has a review score of 94% from Monitornerds.com, but the rating of the Lenovo L27Q20 was only 90% from the same site.

More Solidly Made

The Acer XF251Q reviewers thought the Acer XF251Q was more solidly made. Over 10 people thought that it was well made and four people thought that it was also strong and durable.

More Thoughtfully Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Acer XF251Q was more thoughtfully designed. More than 20 people thought that it was good-looking and five people thought that it was also smooth.

Easier to Use

Our analysis of the Acer XF251Q reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Acer XF251Q was easier to use. Several people thought that it was really easy to assemble, to use and to setup.

Better At Producing a High Quality Picture

Our analysis of the Acer XF251Q reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Acer XF251Q was better at producing a high quality picture. Over 20 people thought that it had a good picture quality and has a good screen. Several people also thought that it had good colour saturation, picture quality and had an outstanding refresh rate.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Acer XF251Q

Slightly Smaller Display Diagonal

The Acer XF251Q has a display diagonal of 24.5", whereas the AOC C27G1, the Lenovo L27Q20 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 are all 27" PC monitors (2.5" bigger) and the Asus VK248HCSM is a 24" PC monitor (0.5" smaller). More ...

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.

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.

Smaller Display Resolution

The Acer XF251Q has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels pixels, and so are the AOC C27G1 and the Asus VK248HCSM, which is half as large display resolution as the Lenovo L27Q20 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 (2560 x 1440 pixels). More ...

'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.

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

18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle

The Acer XF251Q is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the Asus VK248HCSM and the Philips Brilliance 272S4. That's 18° narrower than the AOC C27G1 and the Lenovo L27Q20 (178°). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

A Little Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Acer XF251Q has a horizontal viewing angle of 170° (as do the Asus VK248HCSM and the Philips Brilliance 272S4), whereas the AOC C27G1 and the Lenovo L27Q20 are both 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitors (8° wider). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Only One HDMI Port

The Acer XF251Q is a one HDMI port PC monitor, and so do the Asus VK248HCSM, the Lenovo L27Q20 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4, whereas the AOC C27G1 only has two HDMI ports. More ...

The number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Acer XF251Q has received a Kagoo Score of 82, whereas the Asus VK248HCSM scored 84.

$58 More Expensive

The Acer XF251Q is more expensive than the Asus VK248HCSM by $58.

Fewer Sellers

Only 3 sellers sells the Acer XF251Q, but 4 sellers sell the AOC C27G1, 12 stores sell the Asus VK248HCSM and 5 retailers sell the Lenovo L27Q20. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this PC monitor, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over One Year Older

The Acer XF251Q is older than the AOC C27G1 by 14 months.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Acer XF251Q has received 2 awards, the Lenovo L27Q20 has received 3 awards.

Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the Acer XF251Q has a worse price.

The cheapest price that we found for the XF251Q in the United States is $187.94 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Lenovo L27Q20

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Lenovo L27Q20
27"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
6ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$70
OVER 5 YEARS

The Lenovo L27Q20 has a Kagoo Score of 80. However with a price tag of $241.99 this PC monitor is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Lenovo L27Q20 or read our article on whether you should buy a Lenovo PC monitor.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (27")
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
Has an HDMI
Has ac and hdmi

A very economical to run and award winning 27" flatpanel monitor, with a very good spec and a good price. Our review analysis indicates that it has a very good picture quality, outstanding features and it's really easy to use.

93
Reviews
38 Reviews + 3 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
73
Value for Money
Good
84
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Lenovo L27Q20 has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 38 reviews.

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Lenovo L27Q20

10% Bigger Display Diagonal

The Lenovo L27Q20 is a 27" PC monitor, and so do the AOC C27G1 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4. That's 3" bigger than the Acer XF251Q and the Asus VK248HCSM (24"). More ...

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.

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.

2560 X 1440 Pixels Pixels Resolution

The Lenovo L27Q20 has a display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels pixels (as is the Philips Brilliance 272S4), however the Acer XF251Q, the AOC C27G1 and the Asus VK248HCSM have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels. More ...

'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.

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

18° Wider Vertical Viewing Angle

The Lenovo L27Q20 has a vertical viewing angle of 178° (as does the AOC C27G1), however the Acer XF251Q, the Asus VK248HCSM and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 are all only 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitors (18° narrower). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

5% Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Lenovo L27Q20 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so does the AOC C27G1. That's 8° wider than the Acer XF251Q, the Asus VK248HCSM and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 (170°). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

HDMI

The Lenovo L27Q20 has an HDMI, and so does the Asus VK248HCSM, but the Acer XF251Q, the AOC C27G1 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 do not. More ...

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a specialised interface for transferring high quality audio & visual data from a data source (such as a DVD player or computer) to a TV or monitor.

An HDMI connection on your monitor allows for extremely high-quality audio/visual transmission from a computer or DVD player, meaning your films will sound and look the best they can be.

Three More Awards

The Lenovo L27Q20 has received 3 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Acer XF251Q has received 2 awards, the AOC C27G1 has received 2 awards, the Asus VK248HCSM has received no awards and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 has received no awards.

More Fairly Priced

Our analysis of the Lenovo L27Q20 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Lenovo L27Q20 was more fairly priced.

16 Reasons Against for Choosing the Lenovo L27Q20

A Lot Slower Response Time

The Lenovo L27Q20 has a response time of 6ms, but the Acer XF251Q and the AOC C27G1 are both 1ms response time PC monitors (5ms faster) and the Asus VK248HCSM and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 are both 2ms response time PC monitors (4ms faster). More ...

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Lower Typical Contrast Ratio

The Lenovo L27Q20 has a low (1000:1) typical contrast ratio (as are the Asus VK248HCSM and the Philips Brilliance 272S4), whereas the AOC C27G1 has a high typical contrast ratio. We do not know what type of typical contrast ratio the Acer XF251Q have. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

One Less HDMI Port

The Lenovo L27Q20 has one HDMI port (as do the Acer XF251Q, the Asus VK248HCSM and the Philips Brilliance 272S4), however the AOC C27G1 only has two HDMI ports. More ...

The number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Lenovo L27Q20 has received a Kagoo Score of 80, however the Acer XF251Q scored 82 and the Asus VK248HCSM scored 84.

More Expensive by $112

The Lenovo L27Q20 is $54 more expensive than the Acer XF251Q and $112 more expensive than the Asus VK248HCSM.

Less Retailers

The Lenovo L27Q20 is only stocked by 5 stores, whereas the Asus VK248HCSM is stocked by 12 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
Older by Over One Year

The Lenovo L27Q20 is one month older than the Acer XF251Q and 15 months older than the AOC C27G1.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $9

The running costs of the Lenovo L27Q20 are $70 which is $9 more than the Philips Brilliance 272S4 over five years. Show assumptions.

Expert Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The Lenovo L27Q20's average expert score is 83%, however the Acer XF251Q's is 85% (based on 3 reviews).

User Review Rating is Worse

The Lenovo L27Q20's average user score is 86%, however the Acer XF251Q's is 94% (based on 223 reviews).

Worse Brand

Lenovo PC monitors have an average rating of only 76.8%, whereas Acer has an average rating of 82.1%, AOC has an average rating of 78.6% and Asus has an average rating of 77.9%.

Worse Monitornerds.com Review Score

Whilst the Lenovo L27Q20 has received a review score of 90% from Monitornerds.com, the Acer XF251Q's rating was 94% and the AOC C27G1's rating was 94%.

Less Reliable

On average reviewers thought the Lenovo L27Q20 was less reliable.

Less Carefully Designed

The Lenovo L27Q20 reviewers thought the Lenovo L27Q20 was less carefully designed.

Harder to Use

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Lenovo L27Q20 was harder to use.

Worse At Producing a High Quality Picture

Our analysis of the Lenovo L27Q20 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Lenovo L27Q20 was worse at producing a high quality picture.

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AOC C27G1

$251.99
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AOC C27G1

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AOC C27G1
27"
1080P
RESOLUTION
1ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
A

The AOC C27G1 has a Kagoo Score of 77. However with a price tag of $251.99 this PC monitor is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the AOC C27G1 or read our article on whether you should buy a AOC PC monitor.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (27")
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Faster than average response time (1ms)
High typical contrast ratio (3000:1)
Has a headphone out

A fully featured and award winning 27" PC screen. Multiple reviews mentioned that this PC screen has.

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Reviews
13 Reviews + 2 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
69
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that AOC C27G1 has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 81%, based on 13 reviews.

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10 Reasons For for Choosing the AOC C27G1

10% Bigger Display Diagonal

The AOC C27G1 is a 27" PC monitor, and so do the Lenovo L27Q20 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4. That's 3" bigger than the Acer XF251Q and the Asus VK248HCSM (24"). More ...

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.

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.

Hugely Faster Response Time

The AOC C27G1 has a response time of 1ms (as does the Acer XF251Q), but the Asus VK248HCSM and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 are both 2ms response time PC monitors (1ms slower) and the Lenovo L27Q20 is a 6ms response time PC monitor (5ms slower). More ...

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

18° Wider Vertical Viewing Angle

The AOC C27G1 has a vertical viewing angle of 178° (as does the Lenovo L27Q20), however the Acer XF251Q, the Asus VK248HCSM and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 are all only 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitors (18° narrower). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

5% Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle

The AOC C27G1 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so does the Lenovo L27Q20. That's 8° wider than the Acer XF251Q, the Asus VK248HCSM and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 (170°). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Higher Typical Contrast Ratio

The AOC C27G1 has a high (3000:1) typical contrast ratio, whereas the Asus VK248HCSM, the Lenovo L27Q20 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 have a low typical contrast ratio. We do not know what type of typical contrast ratio the Acer XF251Q have. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

Headphone Out

The AOC C27G1 has a headphone out, and so do the Asus VK248HCSM and the Philips Brilliance 272S4, whereas the Acer XF251Q and the Lenovo L27Q20 do not. More ...

'Headphone Out' denotes whether the monitor has an audio passthrough, allowing your to plug headphones directly into the monitor, and have the sound from your computer run through them.

A direct headphone out is helpful if you want to listen to music from your computer - it means you can use a headset without having to rummage under your desk to plug the cable into the back of your computer.

One More HDMI Port

The AOC C27G1 has two HDMI ports, however the Philips Brilliance 272S4 only has one HDMI port. More ...

The number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

Newer by 14 Months

The AOC C27G1 was released 14 months after the Acer XF251Q, released three years after the Asus VK248HCSM, released 15 months after the Lenovo L27Q20 and released three years after the Philips Brilliance 272S4

Energy Efficiency Rating is Better

The AOC C27G1 has a European Union Energy Efficiency Rating of "A", however the Asus VK248HCSM has a rating of "A" and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 has a rating of "C".

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Monitornerds.com and Expert Reviews both gave the AOC C27G1 a better review score. More ...

Monitornerds.com: AOC C27G1 = 94% vs Lenovo L27Q20 = 90%

Expert Reviews: AOC C27G1 = 80% vs Philips Brilliance 272S4 = 60%

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the AOC C27G1

Half As Large Display Resolution

The AOC C27G1 has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels pixels (as are the Acer XF251Q and the Asus VK248HCSM), however the Lenovo L27Q20 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 have a display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. More ...

'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.

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

Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub

The AOC C27G1 does not have a built-in USB hub, however the Acer XF251Q, the Asus VK248HCSM, the Lenovo L27Q20 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 do. More ...

'USB Hub' indicates whether the monitor has a bank of USBs built into it or not.

A usb hub provides a helpful area to plug in memory cards, charging cables and other peripherals without having to ferret under your desk to plug them into the back of the computer.

Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker

The AOC C27G1 does not have a built-in speaker, but the Acer XF251Q, the Asus VK248HCSM, the Lenovo L27Q20 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 have this feature. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Worse Kagoo Score

The AOC C27G1 has received a Kagoo Score of 77, however the Acer XF251Q scored 82, the Asus VK248HCSM scored 84, the Lenovo L27Q20 scored 80 and the Philips Brilliance 272S4 scored 78.

More Expensive by $122

The AOC C27G1 is $64 more expensive than the Acer XF251Q, $122 more expensive than the Asus VK248HCSM and $10 more expensive than the Lenovo L27Q20.

Less Retailers

The AOC C27G1 is only stocked by 4 stores, whereas the Asus VK248HCSM is stocked by 12 sellers and the Lenovo L27Q20 is stocked by 5 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
One Less Award

The AOC C27G1 has only received 2 awards, whereas the Lenovo L27Q20 has received 3 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The AOC C27G1's average expert score is 81%, however the Acer XF251Q's is 85% (based on 3 reviews) and the Lenovo L27Q20's is 83% (based on 9 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Worse

The AOC C27G1's average overall score is 82%, however the Acer XF251Q's is 89% (based on 226 reviews) and the Lenovo L27Q20's is 86% (based on 38 reviews).

Worse Brand

AOC PC monitors have an average rating of only 78.6%, whereas Acer has an average rating of 82.1%.

The cheapest price that we found for the C27G1 in the United States is $251.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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Philips Brilliance 272S4

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Philips Brilliance 272S4

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Philips Brilliance 272S4
27"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
2ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
$61
OVER 5 YEARS
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The Philips Brilliance 272S4 has a Kagoo Score of 78. However with a price tag of $290.00 this PC monitor is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Philips Brilliance 272S4 or read our article on whether you should buy a Philips PC monitor.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (27")
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Faster than average response time (2ms)
Has a built-in speaker
Has a headphone out

A classic and very economical to run 27" PC display, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It has a built-in speaker, a headphone out and an HDCP and features Plug & Play.

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4 Reviews
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Features
Fully-Featured
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
75
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$61 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Philips Brilliance 272S4 has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 72%.

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Philips Brilliance 272S4

Slightly Bigger Display Diagonal

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 has a display diagonal of 27" (as do the AOC C27G1 and the Lenovo L27Q20), however the Acer XF251Q and the Asus VK248HCSM are both only 24" PC monitors (3" smaller). More ...

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.

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.

Larger Display Resolution

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 has a display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels pixels, and so is the Lenovo L27Q20, which is twice as large display resolution as the Acer XF251Q, the AOC C27G1 and the Asus VK248HCSM (1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels). More ...

'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.

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

Headphone Out

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 has a headphone out (as do the AOC C27G1 and the Asus VK248HCSM), whereas the Acer XF251Q and the Lenovo L27Q20 do not have this feature. More ...

'Headphone Out' denotes whether the monitor has an audio passthrough, allowing your to plug headphones directly into the monitor, and have the sound from your computer run through them.

A direct headphone out is helpful if you want to listen to music from your computer - it means you can use a headset without having to rummage under your desk to plug the cable into the back of your computer.

HDCP

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 has an HDCP (as does the Asus VK248HCSM), however the Acer XF251Q, the AOC C27G1 and the Lenovo L27Q20 do not have this feature. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

Built-in Speaker

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 has a built-in speaker (as do the Acer XF251Q and the Asus VK248HCSM), however the AOC C27G1 and the Lenovo L27Q20 do not have this feature. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

13% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 is $9 cheaper to run than the Lenovo L27Q20 over five years. More ...

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Philips Brilliance 272S4

Slower Response Time

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 is a 2ms response time PC monitor, and so does the Asus VK248HCSM. That's 1ms slower than the Acer XF251Q and the AOC C27G1 (1ms) and 4ms faster than the Lenovo L27Q20 (6ms). More ...

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

11% Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the Acer XF251Q and the Asus VK248HCSM. That's 18° narrower than the AOC C27G1 and the Lenovo L27Q20 (178°). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

A Little Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170° (as do the Acer XF251Q and the Asus VK248HCSM), however the AOC C27G1 and the Lenovo L27Q20 are both 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitors (8° wider). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Lower Typical Contrast Ratio

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 has a low (1000:1) typical contrast ratio, and so are the Asus VK248HCSM and the Lenovo L27Q20, which is half the typical contrast ratio of the AOC C27G1 (high). We do not know what type of typical contrast ratio the Acer XF251Q have. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

Only One HDMI Port

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 has one HDMI port, and so do the Acer XF251Q, the Asus VK248HCSM and the Lenovo L27Q20, however the AOC C27G1 only has two HDMI ports. More ...

The number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 has received a Kagoo Score of 78, however the Acer XF251Q scored 82, the Asus VK248HCSM scored 84 and the Lenovo L27Q20 scored 80.

$160 More Expensive

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 is more expensive than the Acer XF251Q by $102, more expensive than the AOC C27G1 by $38, more expensive than the Asus VK248HCSM by $160 and more expensive than the Lenovo L27Q20 by $48.

Less Retailers

Only 2 retailers sells the Philips Brilliance 272S4, whereas 3 retailers sell the Acer XF251Q, 4 shops sell the AOC C27G1, 12 stores sell the Asus VK248HCSM and 5 sellers sell the Lenovo L27Q20. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over Three Years Older

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 is older than the Acer XF251Q by two years, older than the AOC C27G1 by three years, older than the Asus VK248HCSM by two months and older than the Lenovo L27Q20 by two years.

Energy Efficiency Rating is Lower

The Philips Brilliance 272S4 has a European Union Energy Efficiency Rating of "C", however the AOC C27G1 has a rating of "A" and the Asus VK248HCSM has a rating of "A".

Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score

The Philips Brilliance 272S4's average expert rating is only 72%, however the Acer XF251Q's is 85% (based on 3 reviews), the AOC C27G1's is 81% (based on 13 reviews), the Asus VK248HCSM's is 76% (based on 2 reviews) and the Lenovo L27Q20's is 83% (based on 9 reviews).

Worse Brand

Philips PC monitors have an average rating of only 72%, whereas Acer has an average rating of 82.1%, AOC has an average rating of 78.6%, Asus has an average rating of 77.9% and Lenovo has an average rating of 76.8%.

Worse Expert Reviews Review Score

Whilst the Philips Brilliance 272S4 has received an Expert Reviews review score of 60%, the AOC C27G1 has a score of 80%.

The cheapest price that we found for the Brilliance 272S4 in the United States is $290.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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