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Should You Buy a Planar PC Monitor?

Updated 26 October 2019 by Matthew
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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 moderately popular PC monitors and start at $60 for the PLL1910M which has a display diagonal of 19" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1280 x 1024 and go up to $599 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 $211.

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. 14 best PC monitor brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Planar is the 14th best PC monitor brand out there.

#1
Taiwan
95%
95%
16,271 reviews
#2
Taiwan
93%
93%
10,186 reviews
#3
United States
93%
93%
8,486 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
2,650 reviews
#5
LG
South Korea
92%
92%
8,288 reviews
#6
HP
United States
92%
92%
4,533 reviews
#7
South Korea
89%
89%
7,249 reviews
#8
Taiwan
89%
89%
10,030 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
88%
88%
7,579 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
85%
85%
444 reviews
#11
Netherlands
83%
83%
1,540 reviews
#12
China
82%
82%
878 reviews
#13
MSI
82%
82%
340 reviews
#14
81%
81%
41 reviews
#15
Japan
79%
79%
2,380 reviews
#16
Japan
79%
79%
561 reviews
#17
74%
74%
349 reviews
#18
V7
73%
73%
9 reviews
#19
GeChic
73%
73%
53 reviews
#20
Sceptre
72%
72%
331 reviews
#21
72%
72%
170 reviews
#22
ELO
71%
71%
4 reviews
#23
Japan
70%
70%
1 review
#24
Alienware
United States
70%
70%
427 reviews
#25
Viotek
69%
69%
1 review
#26
LILLIPUT
68%
68%
1 review
#27
AG Neovo
67%
67%
1 review
#28
Pelco
62%
62%
0 reviews
#29
62%
62%
0 reviews
#30
Taiwan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
Viewera
60%
60%
0 reviews
#32
Japan
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
CTL
58%
58%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
ViewZ
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
DoubleSight
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
Elo TouchSystems
56%
56%
2 reviews
#38
AVUE
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
Mimo Monitors
55%
55%
0 reviews
#41
Dahua Technology
55%
55%
0 reviews
#42
Aopen
54%
54%
2 reviews
#43
Bematech
54%
54%
0 reviews
#44
Crossover
53%
53%
0 reviews
#45
Wacom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#46
Logik
United Kingdom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#47
Peerless
51%
51%
0 reviews
#48
Ikegami
51%
51%
0 reviews
#49
ADTECHNO
51%
51%
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 18 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
$276
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,099
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$211
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $173,299
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 PC monitor 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.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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 DELL Philips Planar
prad.de logo
74%
40 reviews
64%
11 reviews
74%
24 reviews
84%
17 reviews
69%
11 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
90%
27 reviews
90%
21 reviews
90%
27 reviews
88%
18 reviews
91%
9 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
84%
28 reviews
79%
19 reviews
87%
11 reviews
79%
15 reviews
81%
16 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 reviews
73%
14 reviews
74%
25 reviews
79%
22 reviews
74%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
Techradar logo
79%
18 reviews
77%
14 reviews
78%
26 reviews
79%
6 reviews
77%
19 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
75%
11 reviews
79%
21 reviews
78%
16 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
14 reviews
60%
1 review
kitguru.net logo
86%
24 reviews
83%
20 reviews
80%
6 reviews
85%
2 reviews
81%
14 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
81%
17 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
9 reviews
86%
8 reviews
73%
15 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
81%
6 reviews
82%
32 reviews
86%
2 reviews
78%
8 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
87%
6 reviews
85%
31 reviews
86%
17 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
19 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
16 reviews
Digital Versus logo
90%
16 reviews
76%
11 reviews
92%
10 reviews
90%
6 reviews
80%
11 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
10 reviews
82%
11 reviews
95%
8 reviews
86%
16 reviews
91%
7 reviews
CNET.com logo
76%
14 reviews
80%
37 reviews
Chip.de logo
87%
16 reviews
77%
7 reviews
85%
4 reviews
85%
17 reviews
77%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
7 reviews
78%
12 reviews
74%
13 reviews
81%
10 reviews
80%
4 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
7 reviews
81%
12 reviews
79%
10 reviews
80%
10 reviews
78%
5 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
8 reviews
80%
12 reviews
77%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
78%
6 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
88%
9 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
77%
3 reviews
84%
7 reviews
pcmonitors.info logo
86%
5 reviews
85%
14 reviews
87%
4 reviews
87%
5 reviews
86%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
60%
505 reviews
61%
413 reviews
69%
374 reviews
65%
248 reviews
63%
253 reviews
47%
2 reviews
Average
81%
800 reviews
78%
689 reviews
82%
629 reviews
81%
452 reviews
79%
446 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 given to 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 DELL Philips Planar
hardware.info logo
18
14
18
7
9
kitguru.net logo
24
18
5
2
13
uk.hardware.info logo
12
17
13
5
8
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
6
2
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
8
2
prad.de logo
17
5
10
4
1
chip.com.my logo
11
7
10
3
4
altomdata.dk logo
8
9
6
6
5
ua.gecid.com logo
15
4
1
5
6
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
3
5
PC Mag logo
6
5
5
11
Expert Reviews logo
5
11
6
1
4
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
greentechreviews.ru logo
12
9
5
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
5
2
xfastest.com logo
14
3
5
3dnews.ru logo
13
7
1
1
SweClockers.com logo
5
8
3
3
1
xtremehardware.com logo
4
6
4
4
vido.com.ua logo
6
2
7
2
Other Expert Sites
361
235
177
140
112
1
Total
576
384
307
220
194
1
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Should You Buy a Planar PC Monitor?
Is Planar the Best PC Monitor Brand?
What Do the Planar PC Monitor Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Planar PC Monitors Received?

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