14 design monitors review: a beauty contest for screens

14 24 and 27 inch full hd screens with a design touch



If you are looking for a screen that also looks appealing, you have quite a few choices, for various tastes. Chances are that you can find one in our test range. One of our conclusions is that the thinner screens come with limited video inputs. The more streamlined the harder it is to integrate the plugs in. Another criticism we have is the lack of ergonomics where none of the models we received for this test are not height-adjustable. And this is a strong downside of the consumer screens.

The only exception to the ergonomics dilemma in this test is the “business” Eizo EV2451 which we have included for comparison and its interesting design. It is the screen we would recommend for intensive computer use. The one consideration is the price as it is 50-100% more expensive than the other models in our test. If you spend a lot of time in front of it, we are sure the added value of this screen will be evident. This is our screen of choice for the Ultimate Product award.

If you would prefer to pay less, then the AOC PDS241 looks good with its stand-out design and its smart cable management that keeps the cables off your desk. This is not something we have seen with the other screens in this test. The picture quality is also really good. Next up, the Philips 245C7QJSB which also has an unusual design and has modern video connections available, sadly does not have the cable management, but performs almost as good. The results look slightly different, but it is definitely worth consideration. The third on our recommendations list is the Samsung C24F390 which we also give the Excellent Choice award. We have tested it before, and it remains a strong contender now. Same award goes to the AOC PDS241 and the Philips 245C7QJSB of course.

In the even cheaper segment, three models stood out: De AOC I2481FXH, the Iiyama G-Master G2530HSU-B1 and the Philips 246E7QDSW all have some shortfalls, but overall, they stand out in a positive way while also being affordable. You can get any of the three for under 130 pounds / 150 euros which proves that you don’t have to pay too much for something that looks good.

Eizo EV2451

Philips 245C7QJSB
Samsung C24F390

Iiyama G-Master G2530HSU-B1
Philips 246E7QDSW

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