Best Monitors 2014 Round-up
Looking for the best monitor possible? Whether it's for gaming, watching TV, or doing work, we've picked out the best monitors based on price and size.
Our list includes our pick of the best 4K monitor for professionals, the best cheap monitor and best gaming monitor, the best monitor for films and the best office monitor. We've also included the best TV monitor if you need a TV and monitor in one for your bedroom. The most recent update adds a new category, the best 4K gaming monitor.
Hit the 'Next' arrow above to see our first monitor, or select your preferred option from the list below:
- Best 4K Monitor | Dell UP2414Q
- Best Cheap Gaming Monitor | Samsung S24D590PL
- Best Cheap Monitor | BenQ GL2450
- Best Office Monitor | Samsung S24C650
- Best TV Monitor | LG 27MT93
- Best Monitor for Films | BenQ GW2760HS
- Best 27-inch Monitor | Viewsonic VP2772
- Best 30-inch Monitor | Dell UP3014Q
- Best 4K Gaming Monitor | Asus PB287Q
Last Updated: 18/06/2014, best 4K gaming monitor added
Best Monitors: Buying AdviceYour monitor is one of the most important additions to a PC or laptop, as it’s what your eyes will be staring at all day. However, it’s what is most often neglected. It shouldn't be, especially as you can now get excellent quality monitors for less than £150.
If you can afford a little more, high-resolution 27-inch monitors will cram in the pixels at a fraction of the cost of a 30-inch 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.
When choosing the best monitor possible, the main things to consider are price, size and type. If you just need a good quality monitor for use at home and don't have any specific needs, £150 or less should be enough. A minimum of 24-inches is ideal, though bigger is generally better unless space is limited.
When it comes to type of monitor (i.e. type of LCD panel), use these rules as a general guide:
- TN: Good for gaming but not so good for colours and contrast
- VA: Good for colours and contrast, but only average for viewing angles and motion
- IPS: Good for colors, viewing angles and motion, but contrast typically weaker than VA-based monitors.
With these in mind, our round-up picks out the best monitors from the likes of Samsung, BenQ, Dell, Viewsonic and other leading brands to help you make the right choice no matter what your requirements.
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