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Should You Buy a Planar PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 01 September 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 200,000 user and expert reviews and over 3,700 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Planar are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular PC monitors and start at $86 for the PXL2270MW 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 $506 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 $270.

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
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
18,569 reviews
#2
Taiwan
95%
95%
25,196 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
29,153 reviews
#4
Taiwan
94%
94%
7,119 reviews
#5
United States
93%
93%
19,179 reviews
#6
HP
United States
92%
92%
9,293 reviews
#7
Taiwan
91%
91%
19,315 reviews
#8
South Korea
91%
91%
18,818 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
88%
88%
11,995 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
670 reviews
#11
China
87%
87%
2,061 reviews
#12
MSI
85%
85%
1,623 reviews
#13
Netherlands
83%
83%
3,981 reviews
#14
Japan
82%
82%
1,389 reviews
#15
78%
78%
74 reviews
#16
Alienware
United States
78%
78%
896 reviews
#17
ELO
73%
73%
4 reviews
#18
GeChic
72%
72%
181 reviews
#19
V7
72%
72%
34 reviews
#20
Gigabyte
72%
72%
326 reviews
#21
Sceptre
71%
71%
436 reviews
#22
Japan
69%
69%
1 review
#23
Japan
68%
68%
3,229 reviews
#24
Viotek
68%
68%
12 reviews
#25
66%
66%
667 reviews
#26
LILLIPUT
66%
66%
2 reviews
#27
AG Neovo
65%
65%
1 review
#28
Viewera
63%
63%
0 reviews
#29
Japan
63%
63%
0 reviews
#30
Taiwan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
60%
60%
0 reviews
#32
Aopen
60%
60%
9 reviews
#33
Tatung
59%
59%
0 reviews
#34
58%
58%
0 reviews
#35
DoubleSight
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
ZOWIE
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
AVUE
56%
56%
0 reviews
#38
Elo TouchSystems
56%
56%
5 reviews
#39
Mimo Monitors
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
CTL
53%
53%
0 reviews
#41
53%
53%
0 reviews
#42
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#43
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

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 12 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 $13,699
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$270
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $9,649
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
1
3 stars
2
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Planar logo

User Reviews

5 stars
34
4 stars
21
3 stars
7
2 stars
2
1 star
4
Planar has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its PC monitors than most other brands.

Over 25% of expert reviews and 81% of user reviews for Planar PC monitors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 84% 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 AOC Asus Benq Philips DELL Planar
monitornerds.com logo
89%
30 reviews
90%
28 reviews
92%
30 reviews
91%
13 reviews
88%
24 reviews
prad.de logo
60%
17 reviews
69%
45 reviews
71%
23 reviews
66%
20 reviews
85%
17 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
77%
23 reviews
84%
28 reviews
86%
10 reviews
79%
17 reviews
78%
16 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
22 reviews
79%
19 reviews
80%
17 reviews
78%
23 reviews
81%
7 reviews
kitguru.net logo
83%
31 reviews
84%
28 reviews
80%
6 reviews
82%
20 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
28 reviews
77%
14 reviews
84%
11 reviews
76%
17 reviews
74%
10 reviews
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
73%
18 reviews
79%
17 reviews
76%
20 reviews
72%
5 reviews
78%
20 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
83%
31 reviews
84%
1 review
79%
17 reviews
81%
24 reviews
80%
3 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
20 reviews
81%
17 reviews
82%
11 reviews
75%
17 reviews
86%
8 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
85%
39 reviews
86%
7 reviews
89%
2 reviews
86%
23 reviews
85%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
88%
18 reviews
90%
10 reviews
93%
6 reviews
90%
10 reviews
86%
17 reviews
playwares.com logo
81%
8 reviews
79%
13 reviews
81%
26 reviews
78%
8 reviews
86%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
79%
16 reviews
91%
15 reviews
93%
8 reviews
80%
11 reviews
91%
7 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
82%
18 reviews
74%
9 reviews
71%
11 reviews
80%
5 reviews
79%
14 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
8 reviews
82%
19 reviews
79%
4 reviews
66%
7 reviews
81%
18 reviews
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
79%
39 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
81%
17 reviews
80%
8 reviews
80%
8 reviews
78%
5 reviews
80%
10 reviews
pctidningen.se logo
85%
17 reviews
83%
15 reviews
93%
4 reviews
84%
7 reviews
84%
3 reviews
komputer.dk logo
86%
18 reviews
83%
15 reviews
93%
4 reviews
84%
7 reviews
85%
2 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
17 reviews
80%
9 reviews
76%
10 reviews
78%
5 reviews
72%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
64%
737 reviews
61%
630 reviews
70%
385 reviews
64%
368 reviews
66%
287 reviews
60%
3 reviews
Average
79%
1,133 reviews
81%
960 reviews
82%
613 reviews
78%
612 reviews
81%
509 reviews
60%
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 AOC Asus Benq Philips DELL Planar
hardware.info logo
22
20
18
17
13
kitguru.net logo
29
28
5
19
2
greentechreviews.ru logo
25
21
18
uk.hardware.info logo
19
11
10
9
7
prad.de logo
11
19
13
7
4
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
18
8
7
5
ua.gecid.com logo
10
18
2
12
5
altomdata.dk logo
11
12
9
8
6
HEXUS.net logo
13
9
5
8
3
tomshardware.co.uk logo
9
10
11
2
6
tomshardware.com logo
8
9
14
2
5
megaobzor.com/ logo
16
1
17
2
chip.com.my logo
7
12
11
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
13
7
7
5
1
xfastest.com logo
6
16
7
SweClockers.com logo
10
7
4
2
4
Digital Versus logo
3
9
6
2
6
profesionalreview.com logo
1
17
4
1
3dnews.ru logo
15
7
1
xtremehardware.com logo
9
4
4
5
Other Expert Sites
388
430
169
150
163
1
Total
619
693
307
301
236
1

How Reliable Are Planar PC Monitors?

We checked over 200,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Planar PC monitors. 50% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of Planar PC monitor owners and reviewers thought the product wasn't reliable.

Only 50% of reviewers think Planar PC monitors are reliable.

So, most people think that Planar PC monitors aren't good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Planar PC monitors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

One works reliably
Newegg.com

NOT RELIABLE

I have no idea if these would be good for heavy duty gaming
Newegg.com
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