Your monitor is one of the most important additions to a PC or laptop,
as it’s what your precious eyes will be staring at all day. However,
it’s what is most often neglected. This is a real shame, especially as you really don’t need to
spend a lot to get a great Full HD 23in monitor using a high-quality IPS
display for graphics or photo work.
If you can afford a little more, high-resolution 27in monitors will cram in the pixels at a fraction of the cost of a 30in screen. And if you’re a gamer, you may prefer the fast response time of a TN panel to the superior viewing angles and colour accuracy IPS/PLS generally provides.
Of course there are other important considerations too. Does it offer good connectivity? HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort are but a few in a long list of possible ports. What is adjustability like? does the monitor only offer tilt, or are height, pivot and swivel included too? Is its OSD comprehensive and easy to use?
Starting with the best first, we list some of the best screens from the likes of Samsung, BenQ, ViewSonic and other leading manufacturers, to help you make the right choice no matter what your requirements.