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Should You Buy a Planar PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 13 February 2021
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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 110,000 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 $80 for the PLL1710 which has a display diagonal of 17" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1280 x 1024 and go up to $494 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 $251.

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
Taiwan
95%
95%
2,903 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
8,683 reviews
#3
Taiwan
95%
95%
9,564 reviews
#4
Taiwan
95%
95%
17,108 reviews
#5
United States
95%
95%
8,738 reviews
#6
HP
United States
94%
94%
5,057 reviews
#7
South Korea
92%
92%
7,630 reviews
#8
Taiwan
90%
90%
11,424 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
90%
90%
456 reviews
#10
China
88%
88%
1,103 reviews
#11
AOC
Taiwan
87%
87%
8,413 reviews
#12
Netherlands
82%
82%
1,860 reviews
#13
Japan
82%
82%
576 reviews
#14
MSI
81%
81%
519 reviews
#15
79%
79%
42 reviews
#16
Gigabyte
76%
76%
80 reviews
#17
ELO
76%
76%
4 reviews
#18
Sceptre
74%
74%
331 reviews
#19
Alienware
United States
73%
73%
564 reviews
#20
V7
73%
73%
9 reviews
#21
GeChic
73%
73%
54 reviews
#22
Japan
70%
70%
1 review
#23
Viotek
69%
69%
10 reviews
#24
LILLIPUT
67%
67%
1 review
#25
67%
67%
453 reviews
#26
Japan
65%
65%
0 reviews
#27
Viewera
64%
64%
0 reviews
#28
Elo TouchSystems
61%
61%
2 reviews
#29
61%
61%
0 reviews
#30
DoubleSight
59%
59%
0 reviews
#31
Aopen
59%
59%
4 reviews
#32
ZOWIE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#33
Taiwan
59%
59%
0 reviews
#34
CTL
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
AVUE
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
Mimo Monitors
55%
55%
0 reviews
#37
54%
54%
0 reviews
#38
54%
54%
0 reviews
#39
ViewZ
54%
54%
0 reviews
#40
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#41
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#42
ADTECHNO
53%
53%
0 reviews
#43
Wacom
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 59%.

There's a smaller selection of Planar PC monitors available compared to other PC monitor brands, with only 13 Planar PC monitors currently on the market in the US. Planar PC monitors also tend to be more expensive than most other PC monitor brands making them 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
$244
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $5,549
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$251
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $7,199
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
1
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 40% 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
71%
42 reviews
65%
12 reviews
73%
25 reviews
69%
17 reviews
84%
18 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
90%
25 reviews
90%
21 reviews
91%
28 reviews
92%
11 reviews
88%
19 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
26 reviews
79%
19 reviews
87%
11 reviews
81%
17 reviews
78%
16 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 reviews
73%
15 reviews
74%
25 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
22 reviews
70%
1 review
Techradar logo
79%
16 reviews
77%
14 reviews
78%
26 reviews
77%
20 reviews
79%
6 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
75%
11 reviews
80%
21 reviews
79%
17 reviews
77%
15 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
kitguru.net logo
85%
22 reviews
82%
21 reviews
80%
7 reviews
81%
17 reviews
85%
2 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
82%
16 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
9 reviews
76%
16 reviews
86%
8 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
7 reviews
82%
33 reviews
78%
8 reviews
86%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
21 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
19 reviews
80%
2 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
85%
5 reviews
85%
30 reviews
86%
20 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
10 reviews
80%
12 reviews
95%
8 reviews
91%
9 reviews
86%
16 reviews
Digital Versus logo
91%
15 reviews
76%
11 reviews
92%
10 reviews
80%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
79%
40 reviews
Chip.de logo
87%
16 reviews
77%
7 reviews
85%
4 reviews
79%
5 reviews
85%
17 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
9 reviews
81%
11 reviews
79%
10 reviews
78%
5 reviews
80%
10 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
7 reviews
78%
12 reviews
74%
12 reviews
80%
4 reviews
81%
10 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
8 reviews
80%
13 reviews
78%
8 reviews
78%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
pcmonitors.info logo
86%
6 reviews
85%
15 reviews
87%
4 reviews
86%
3 reviews
87%
5 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
92%
10 reviews
88%
8 reviews
90%
1 review
88%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
60%
497 reviews
62%
423 reviews
69%
388 reviews
63%
276 reviews
65%
252 reviews
60%
3 reviews
Average
81%
786 reviews
79%
708 reviews
82%
642 reviews
80%
494 reviews
81%
463 reviews
63%
5 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
19
15
17
12
7
kitguru.net logo
22
18
6
16
2
uk.hardware.info logo
13
16
13
8
5
prad.de logo
17
6
10
4
4
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
2
6
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
2
7
chip.com.my logo
12
7
10
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
8
9
6
6
6
ua.gecid.com logo
16
4
1
5
5
greentechreviews.ru logo
14
10
6
Expert Reviews logo
5
12
7
4
1
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
6
3
PC Mag logo
7
5
5
11
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
5
xfastest.com logo
13
4
6
SweClockers.com logo
5
8
3
2
4
3dnews.ru logo
13
7
1
1
xtremehardware.com logo
4
6
4
5
profesionalreview.com logo
14
1
3
1
Other Expert Sites
360
241
179
121
142
1
Total
587
393
313
215
216
1
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