Having said that, the advantage of the continuously moving technique is that AdobeRGB-monitors are now more affordable than ever before, although there is still a clear premium. An extreme example is the Dell UltraSharp UP2516D, a monitor we have discussed before. This 25" wqhd-model used to be available for about 324 pounds / 350 euros, barely any more expensive than comparable models with sRGB colour space. At the moment the price is higher, but you can still purchase it for about 416 pounds / 450 euros.
The five 27-inch models that we take a closer look at for this test are all slightly more expensive. The Eizo ColorEdge CS2730 is without a doubt the most expensive model: it is rather new and costs about 924 pounds / 1000 euros. The HP DreamColor Z27x has a comparable price tag. The Benq SW2700PT is a lot more affordable at slightly less than 647 pounds / 700 euros, the Dell UltraSharp UP2716D has a slightly lower price tag. The Philips 272P4APJKHB is the cheapest model in this test with an average price of 462 pounds / 500 euros, but this model is no longer readily available; until recently it was available for less than 370 pounds / 400 euros.
Looking at standard sRGB-monitors with wqhd-resoultion, we see that models with an ips-panel start at slightly less than 370 pounds / 400 euros. With a tn-panel you can enter this market for 92 pounds / 100 euros less, if you also leave out all of the extra functionality some monitors offer. However, we would not recommend such monitors for daily all-round use.
All models that we cover here are 27-inch monitors with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 109 ppi. All models are height adjustable and have all of the desirable modern connectivity options, including a built-in usb 3.0 hub. Purely looking at their specifications these are very comparable models, with wildly varying prices. Reason enough to test them using our extensive test method.