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Should You Buy a Planar PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 26 June 2020
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should you buy a Planar PC Monitor?

Planar is one of the most popular PC monitor brands as well as being well known for its .

If you are wondering how Planar PC monitors compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 4,500 PC monitors by objectively and impartially analysing over 100,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,900 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Planar are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular PC monitors and start at $70 for the PLL2210W which has a display diagonal of 21.5" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $542 for the PT1945P which has a display diagonal of 19" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1280 x 1024. The average price of a new Planar PC monitor is $252.

Planar are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular PC monitors.

Is Planar the Best PC Monitor Brand?

So are Planar PC monitors any good? We give every PC monitor a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all PC monitors we are able to impartially rank all the PC monitor brands.

Planar is ranked the No. 15 best PC monitor brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Planar is the 15th best PC monitor brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
8,267 reviews
#2
HP
United States
95%
95%
4,019 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
16,033 reviews
#4
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,850 reviews
#5
Taiwan
94%
94%
10,290 reviews
#6
LG
South Korea
94%
94%
8,472 reviews
#7
South Korea
91%
91%
7,653 reviews
#8
Taiwan
90%
90%
10,011 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
90%
90%
7,562 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
87%
87%
444 reviews
#11
China
87%
87%
973 reviews
#12
Netherlands
85%
85%
1,573 reviews
#13
Japan
83%
83%
566 reviews
#14
Japan
83%
83%
2,371 reviews
#15
82%
82%
41 reviews
#16
MSI
79%
79%
438 reviews
#17
ELO
76%
76%
4 reviews
#18
75%
75%
336 reviews
#19
V7
74%
74%
9 reviews
#20
Sceptre
74%
74%
331 reviews
#21
GeChic
73%
73%
54 reviews
#22
Alienware
United States
72%
72%
432 reviews
#23
72%
72%
182 reviews
#24
Japan
72%
72%
1 review
#25
LILLIPUT
68%
68%
1 review
#26
AG Neovo
65%
65%
1 review
#27
Gigabyte
64%
64%
31 reviews
#28
Viotek
64%
64%
5 reviews
#29
Viewera
63%
63%
0 reviews
#30
Taiwan
63%
63%
0 reviews
#31
Japan
62%
62%
1 review
#32
CTL
61%
61%
0 reviews
#33
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#34
61%
61%
0 reviews
#35
59%
59%
0 reviews
#36
ViewZ
59%
59%
0 reviews
#37
DoubleSight
58%
58%
0 reviews
#38
Elo TouchSystems
57%
57%
2 reviews
#39
57%
57%
0 reviews
#40
Mimo Monitors
57%
57%
0 reviews
#41
Tatung
54%
54%
0 reviews
#42
AVUE
54%
54%
0 reviews
#43
Hanwha
54%
54%
0 reviews
#44
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#45
ZOWIE
53%
53%
0 reviews
#46
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#47
Wacom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#48
Peerless
53%
53%
0 reviews
#49
ADTECHNO
53%
53%
0 reviews
#50
Ikegami
53%
53%
0 reviews
#51
Feelworld
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Planar PC monitors compare to the other PC monitor brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All PC monitor Brands
Planar PC Monitors

Planar have better reviews than the typical PC monitor brand, with the average rating of a Planar PC monitor being 60%.

There's a smaller selection of Planar PC monitors available compared to other PC monitor brands, with only 15 Planar PC monitors currently on the market in the US. Planar PC monitors also tend to be cheaper than most other PC monitor brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Planar PC monitor is $19 (based on a person typically using a PC monitor for 8 hours per day), which makes them less efficient than most other PC monitor brands.

No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$330
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $7,899
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$252
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $7,849
Price Distribution of Planar PC Monitors

What Do the Planar PC Monitor Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Planar PC monitor to work out the average distribution of reviews for Planar and then compared this to the other PC monitor brands.

Planar logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
2
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Planar logo

User Reviews

5 stars
18
4 stars
12
3 stars
3
2 stars
1
1 star
2
Planar has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its PC monitors than most other brands.

Over 50% of expert reviews and 83% of user reviews for Planar PC monitors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 85% respectively across all PC Monitor brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Planar PC monitors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other PC monitor brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Asus AOC Benq Philips DELL Planar
prad.de logo
73%
39 reviews
64%
11 reviews
74%
24 reviews
66%
14 reviews
84%
16 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
89%
25 reviews
90%
20 reviews
91%
26 reviews
91%
10 reviews
88%
18 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
84%
28 reviews
79%
19 reviews
87%
11 reviews
81%
16 reviews
80%
14 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 reviews
73%
14 reviews
74%
25 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
21 reviews
70%
1 review
Techradar logo
78%
18 reviews
77%
14 reviews
78%
26 reviews
77%
20 reviews
79%
6 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
13 reviews
80%
21 reviews
79%
17 reviews
79%
14 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
kitguru.net logo
86%
24 reviews
82%
21 reviews
80%
7 reviews
81%
16 reviews
85%
2 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
81%
6 reviews
82%
33 reviews
78%
8 reviews
86%
2 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
82%
17 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
8 reviews
74%
14 reviews
86%
8 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
20 reviews
80%
16 reviews
81%
18 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
90%
16 reviews
76%
11 reviews
92%
10 reviews
80%
11 reviews
90%
6 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
87%
6 reviews
85%
30 reviews
86%
17 reviews
tweakers.net logo
89%
9 reviews
80%
12 reviews
94%
7 reviews
91%
7 reviews
86%
16 reviews
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
80%
36 reviews
Chip.de logo
87%
16 reviews
77%
7 reviews
85%
4 reviews
77%
4 reviews
85%
17 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
7 reviews
78%
12 reviews
74%
13 reviews
80%
4 reviews
81%
10 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
7 reviews
81%
11 reviews
79%
10 reviews
78%
5 reviews
80%
10 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
8 reviews
80%
12 reviews
77%
7 reviews
78%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
88%
9 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
84%
7 reviews
77%
3 reviews
01net.com logo
78%
10 reviews
77%
6 reviews
70%
2 reviews
69%
9 reviews
72%
5 reviews
Other Expert Sites
60%
499 reviews
61%
424 reviews
69%
376 reviews
63%
253 reviews
65%
244 reviews
47%
2 reviews
Average
81%
796 reviews
78%
692 reviews
81%
629 reviews
79%
460 reviews
80%
444 reviews
59%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Planar PC Monitors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Planar PC monitor. The table below compares the number of awards received by Planar to other popular PC monitor brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Planar has won 1 award for its PC monitors.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards Asus AOC Benq Philips DELL Planar
hardware.info logo
18
15
17
10
7
kitguru.net logo
24
18
6
15
2
uk.hardware.info logo
12
17
14
8
5
prad.de logo
18
5
10
4
4
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
2
8
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
2
6
chip.com.my logo
12
7
10
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
9
9
5
5
6
Expert Reviews logo
5
12
7
4
1
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
6
3
ua.gecid.com logo
13
4
1
6
5
greentechreviews.ru logo
13
9
5
PC Mag logo
6
5
5
11
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
5
xfastest.com logo
14
4
5
3dnews.ru logo
13
7
1
1
SweClockers.com logo
5
8
3
1
3
profesionalreview.com logo
14
1
3
1
01net.com logo
6
4
1
4
3
Other Expert Sites
354
238
179
116
140
1
Total
581
387
310
203
217
1
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