Best Monitors for Drawing

Best Monitors for Drawing – I hope this article has communicated how important I think it is to have the best monitor possible for your artwork, and how little we can trust specifications or even prices as guides to finding the best display for artists.

I am especially excited about all 7 monitors I’ve included in this buying guide, because they all have really beautiful displays – color, depth, contrast, brightness, sharpness and life – and because they are all really good values for the money – even if, for some of them, the money is considerable!

But mostly I’m excited because I know that if you choose one of my recommendations your new monitor will improve your working process and your art, make your creative sessions more enjoyable, and even make you feel better about yourself as an artist. After all, it’s not just the fabulous screen that makes your artworks look so amazing – you really are that good!

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1.Asus ProArt PA329C

Pros & Cons

Designed for professional use, the ASUS ProArt PA329C 32″ 16:9 4K HDR IPS Display features wide and accurate color coverage and an expansive 32″ screen for multitasking. Moreover, it’s built with an IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel, which has a 3840 x 2160 4K resolution along with wide 178° viewing angles.

A VESA DisplayHDR certification also ensures a peak brightness of 600 cd/m² for viewing HDR content. Connectivity option include HDMI, DisplayPort, USB Type-C, and it has a built-in USB hub for your convenience. Once it’s connected, users can adjust its versatile stand to best fit their viewing preferences, or install and optional VESA compatible mount, stand, or arm if needed.

2.EIZO CG2420-BK

Pros & Cons

The ColorEdge CG2420 24″ 16:10 Hardware Calibration IPS Monitor from Eizo is a professional-grade monitor designed to provide you with the features and specifications required for color-accurate content production. At the top of this display is a built-in calibration sensor that speeds up your workflow as well as eliminates the need for a third party tool.

This display has a 1920 x 1200 16:10 screen resolution for crisp and clear pictures along with a 1,500:1 static contrast ratio and a 400 cd/m² brightness rating for darker blacks and brighter bright colors. Furthermore, it has a 10 ms response time for lag-free content reproduction and supports up to 1.07 billion colors.

Additionally, with an In-Plane Switching (IPS) display, you’ll be able to enjoy wide viewing angles and vivid color reproduction. Connect this display to your system via DVI-D, HDMI, or DisplayPort and then tilt, swivel, and adjust the height to your viewing preference.

3.Apple 32-inch Pro

Pros & Cons

This emerging class of “creator” displays provides reference-level color accuracy and extremely powerful HDR capabilities for a price that might seem high on the surface, but is fair, comparatively speaking, when you look at traditional alternatives. Apple’s macOS doesn’t have much of an HDR-ready content library (this is, after all, the first HDR display ever released by Apple), and the panel’s Pro Stand is wildly pricey.

But outside of those complaints, the Pro Display XDR stuns in every other metric it competes in, earning our Editors’ Choice. Its exceptional design, sturdiness, and “just works” philosophy make it a must-have for pro-level, Mac-bound content creators. Windows- or Linux-based creators will want to go with alternatives like the Asus ProArt PA32UCX instead (which we’re also reviewing), since the Pro Display XDR works only with Apple devices.

4.BenQ EW3280U

Pros & Cons

The 32-inch BenQ EW3280U  is a larger, higher-resolution counterpart to the Editors’ Choice BenQ EX2780Q. They have their differences—for one, the EW3280U lacks the smaller display’s blistering pixel refresh rate that puts it in better stead for competitive gaming—but the EW3280U brings the same constellation of audio, video, and control features that makes the EX2780Q so special as an entertainment monitor.

These include a surprisingly good speaker system, thanks to a subwoofer that provides crisp bass, a remote control (an all-too-rare accessory for monitors), and proficiency in handling HDR content, including with BenQ’s HDR-enhancing technology, which it calls HDRi (the i stands for “intelligence”).

5.LG 27UP850-W

Pros & Cons

HDR content from multiple streaming services explores. And you can enjoy vivid brightness, and wide color range when playing on LG UHD 4K monitor with VESA DisplayHDR™ 400 technology in support of DCI-P3 color space.
USB Type-C™ ports allow 4K display, data transfer and connected device charging (up to 96W), enabling support for your laptop all at the same time over a single cable.
Reduce cord clutter and increase efficiency through one USB Type-C™ cable without the need of dedicated cables or chargers for your laptop or other devices.


Best Monitors for Drawing  – It’s easy to see how the best computer monitors for graphic designers and artists can really help any designer and artist work better.

The extremely high resolution offered by 4K monitors allows for a level of precision in fine detail work not possible even a few years ago, and the color fidelity that comes from IPS (In-Plane Switching, which improves a screen’s color fidelity and visibility), along with other technologies, lets you really see what you’re doing with color choices, contrasts and complements, as well as very subtle gradation and shading.