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Should You Buy a Planar PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 23 February 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 4,400 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 mid-range and moderately popular PC monitors and start at $75 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 $620 for the IX2790 which has a display diagonal of 27" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 5120 x 2880 (5K). The average price of a new Planar PC monitor is $258.

Planar are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and 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%
16,171 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
10,209 reviews
#3
United States
94%
94%
8,467 reviews
#4
HP
United States
93%
93%
4,522 reviews
#5
Taiwan
93%
93%
2,650 reviews
#6
LG
South Korea
92%
92%
8,332 reviews
#7
South Korea
90%
90%
7,253 reviews
#8
Taiwan
89%
89%
10,061 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
89%
89%
7,547 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
86%
86%
444 reviews
#11
Netherlands
83%
83%
1,560 reviews
#12
China
83%
83%
878 reviews
#13
Japan
81%
81%
561 reviews
#14
MSI
81%
81%
347 reviews
#15
80%
80%
41 reviews
#16
Japan
80%
80%
2,367 reviews
#17
74%
74%
347 reviews
#18
Sceptre
74%
74%
331 reviews
#19
ELO
73%
73%
4 reviews
#20
V7
72%
72%
9 reviews
#21
72%
72%
171 reviews
#22
Alienware
United States
71%
71%
429 reviews
#23
Viotek
70%
70%
1 review
#24
Japan
70%
70%
1 review
#25
GeChic
70%
70%
54 reviews
#26
AG Neovo
67%
67%
1 review
#27
LILLIPUT
67%
67%
1 review
#28
Gigabyte
65%
65%
31 reviews
#29
64%
64%
0 reviews
#30
Viewera
62%
62%
0 reviews
#31
Apple
62%
62%
185 reviews
#32
Taiwan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#33
Japan
60%
60%
0 reviews
#34
AVUE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
DoubleSight
56%
56%
0 reviews
#36
Elo TouchSystems
56%
56%
2 reviews
#37
CTL
56%
56%
0 reviews
#38
56%
56%
0 reviews
#39
Hanwha
56%
56%
0 reviews
#40
56%
56%
0 reviews
#41
ViewZ
56%
56%
0 reviews
#42
Mimo Monitors
56%
56%
0 reviews
#43
Aopen
55%
55%
2 reviews
#44
Wacom
54%
54%
0 reviews
#45
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#46
Crossover
53%
53%
0 reviews
#47
Logik
United Kingdom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#48
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#49
Peerless
52%
52%
0 reviews
#50
ADTECHNO
52%
52%
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

At an average purchase price of $258, Planar PC monitors tend to be cheaper than most other PC monitor brands which makes them a popular choice with consumers. Planar also have better reviews than the typical PC monitor brand, with the average rating of a Planar PC monitor being 60%.

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 more efficient than most other PC monitor brands.

There's a smaller selection of Planar PC monitors available compared to other PC monitor brands, with only 16 Planar PC monitors currently on the market in the US.

No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$293
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $7,899
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$258
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $9,849
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
74%
40 reviews
64%
11 reviews
74%
24 reviews
67%
12 reviews
84%
17 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
90%
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%
22 reviews
70%
1 review
Techradar logo
79%
19 reviews
77%
14 reviews
78%
26 reviews
77%
20 reviews
79%
6 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
13 reviews
79%
20 reviews
78%
16 reviews
79%
14 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
kitguru.net logo
86%
24 reviews
83%
20 reviews
80%
7 reviews
81%
16 reviews
85%
2 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
81%
17 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
9 reviews
74%
14 reviews
86%
8 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
81%
6 reviews
82%
33 reviews
78%
8 reviews
86%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
19 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
16 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
88%
8 reviews
80%
12 reviews
95%
8 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
78%
11 reviews
78%
5 reviews
80%
11 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
8 reviews
80%
12 reviews
77%
7 reviews
78%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
87%
9 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
84%
7 reviews
77%
3 reviews
pcmonitors.info logo
86%
5 reviews
85%
14 reviews
87%
4 reviews
86%
3 reviews
87%
5 reviews
Other Expert Sites
60%
505 reviews
61%
414 reviews
69%
375 reviews
63%
257 reviews
66%
250 reviews
47%
2 reviews
Average
81%
798 reviews
78%
687 reviews
82%
632 reviews
79%
454 reviews
81%
453 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
8
kitguru.net logo
24
18
6
15
2
uk.hardware.info logo
12
17
13
8
5
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
2
6
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
2
7
prad.de logo
17
5
10
2
4
chip.com.my logo
11
7
10
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
8
9
6
5
6
ua.gecid.com logo
15
4
1
6
5
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
6
3
PC Mag logo
7
5
5
11
Expert Reviews logo
5
11
6
4
1
greentechreviews.ru logo
13
9
5
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
5
3dnews.ru logo
14
7
1
1
xfastest.com logo
13
4
5
profesionalreview.com logo
14
1
3
1
SweClockers.com logo
5
7
3
1
3
xtremehardware.com logo
4
6
4
4
Other Expert Sites
352
237
177
116
143
1
Total
577
386
310
201
217
1
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