Best Monitors

Best Monitors – Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best  monitors currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.

If you would prefer to make your own decision, here is the list of all of our monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

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1.BenQ 32 inch

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The BenQ EW3270U is a good 4k monitor with decent picture quality. It has a VA panel with a high native contrast ratio and decent black uniformity, allowing it to produce deep, uniform blacks. It has a low input lag and fast response time to deliver clear images with minimal motion blur; however, the refresh rate is limited to 60Hz. Gamers will surely appreciate its FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility, and although it supports HDR, this monitor can’t get bright enough for a satisfying HDR experience.

Also, its ergonomics are quite bad and its viewing angles are just okay, so it may be worth investing in a VESA mount if you often need to share work or content. Overall, it’s a monitor that performs well for most uses and its simple design should fit anywhere.

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2.Alienware 25 AW2521HF

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The Dell Alienware AW2521HF is an overall good monitor with impressive gaming performance. It has identical features as its bigger sibling, the Dell Alienware AW2720HF, just in a more compact 25 inch screen size. It has a 1080p resolution, but due to its smaller screen, it results in higher pixel density and a sharper looking picture. Its IPS panel has wide viewing angles and great reflection handling, and it can get bright enough to combat glare in bright rooms.

However, dark room performance is a bit disappointing, as it has a mediocre contrast ratio and there’s visible backlight bleed. It has exceptional motion handling thanks to its fast response time and 240Hz refresh rate, and it also has a low input lag as well as FreeSync support. The smaller screen size might not be the best for productivity tasks, but its great performance should keep most gamers happy nonetheless.

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3.ASUS TUF VG279QM

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The ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM is an outstanding gaming monitor, one of the best we’ve ever tested. It has outstanding motion handling, resulting in clear motion with very little blur. It also supports a variable refresh rate and is compatible with both FreeSync and G-SYNC devices.

It also has exceptionally low input lag when gaming at 280Hz, but, unfortunately, the 60Hz input lag is extremely high, so it’s not a great choice for console gamers

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4.LG 38GN950-B

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The LG 38GN950-B is a great ultrawide gaming monitor. It’s the successor to the LG 38GL950G-B, but unlike its predecessor, it supports FreeSync natively instead of G-SYNC. It’s certified as G-SYNC compatible, though, so those with an NVIDIA graphics card still get a nearly tear-free gaming experience. It has low input lag, exceptional response time, and a 144Hz refresh that you can overclock up to 160Hz, resulting in amazingly fluid gameplay.

Its 38 inch high-resolution screen provides incredible immersion and tons of space for multitasking, making it a good choice for work and media consumption. It has a great wide color gamut and impressive peak brightness to deliver a pretty good HDR experience, although it’s not the best option for dark room viewing due to its sub-par contrast. Unfortunately, the stand doesn’t allow for any swivel adjustment.

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5.ASUS ROG Swift 27″

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If you’ve gotten over the sticker shock long enough to read the specs table, then you can see why the PG27UQ is so expensive. It’s only the second HDR screen we’ve seen with a full-array local dimming (FALD) backlight. Like the Dell UP2718Q, it sports 384 independently addressable zones and can hit that magic 1,000-nit brightness level. It also features over 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color space thanks to a quantum-dot film and will run at 144Hz if you engage overclock.

There’s a caveat there that we’ll explain in a moment, but the panel’s native refresh rate is 120Hz–not too shabby.

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Best Monitors – It can be hard to choose the best monitor for your needs, as they vary significantly in size, shape, and performance. There are different types of monitors depending on the desired use, and there’s no catch-all monitor that is perfect for everyone. However, some monitors are more versatile than others. From ultrawide office monitors to high-performance gaming monitors, there’s something for everyone on this list.

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