The 17 monitors we reviewed range in price from £200 to more than £1,000, and are therefore also aimed at different market segments. If we look at which monitors have allround good performance with a reasonable price, a number of displays get our attention.
The cheapest display in our test, AOC’s E2795H, has excellent performance, save for the high colour temperature that causes a somewhat cold image.
IIyama’s X2775HDS has the same problem, but allows for easier adjustment of the colour temperature. For £266 it’s an excellent VA panel with good colour rendering and excellent viewing angle. The downside with this screen is the low reaction time which won’t be good enough for hardcore gamers. Both more than deserve our Bronze Award for excellent price/ performance ratio.
Our favourite with Full HD resolution is the somewhat more expensive EW2730 by BenQ. This monitor has an excellent VA display with amazing image quality, while the reaction time still is acceptable. The BenQ display gets our Silver Award.
The more expensive segment is made up of Dell, Eizo, Fujitsu, HP, NEC, and Samsung. These 2560x1440 displays offer much more desktop space than the other Full HD screens in our test. This is great for when you run many applications simultaneously, work with large spread sheets, or need many toolbars open in editing software.
In this segment our preference goes to the somewhat older U2711 by Dell, with the Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D in second place. The score a little better than the P27T-6 by Fujitsu and the pricier ZR2740W by HP.
The PA271W by NEC and SX2762W by Eizo are amazing monitors that perform even better than the ones from Dell and Samsung, but they are much more expensive. Of those two screens we liked the NEC one the most. It performs slightly better, and is slightly more affordable than the EIZO display. Their high prices will keep these two out of reach from most consumers.
NEC MultiSync PA271W