The 6 best LCD monitors of the moment: the best all-rounder, the best-value LCD monitor, the best budget option, the best choice if money is no object.

Updated: July 9, 2014 3:20 PM
By Valentin Lormeau

Editor's choice

BenQ BL3200PT award
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BenQ BL3200PT

This monitor is our surprise favourite of the moment! You may need a large desk to make room for this 32", 13 kg display, but the large screen size combined with QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) and a pitch of 0.27 make it a very pleasant model to use. It boasts a nice, deep black (2500:1 contrast) and accurate colour fidelity (Delta E = 2.3). The 12.5 ms response time isn't great for fast-action gaming but it's fine for occasional games and for watching movies.

Best of the rest

Experts & Pros

ViewSonic VP2772 award

ViewSonic VP2772
The ViewSonic VP2772 is a worthy successor to the VP2770-LED, offering a wide-gamut Adobe RGB colour space and in-factory calibration. It's an excellent monitor for imaging professionals or anyone interested in working in WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels). Viewing angles are excellent, the stand is practical and there's a good range of connections to choose from.

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Top Value

Iiyama ProLite XU2390HS

Iiyama ProLite XU2390HS
The Iiyama ProLite XU2380HS is an entry-level display that covers the basics. With good image quality and wide viewing angles, it's an excellent choice for office computing, web work and even a spot of graphic design or photo editing. The only downsides are the basic build (no swivel stand, height-adjustment etc.) and the low-quality speakers. Then again, this is a low-cost monitor.

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Budget Option

Iiyama ProLite E2483HS-B1

Iiyama ProLite E2483HS-B1
With a basic but functional set of connections, decent colour fidelity (although the green is a little off the mark) and surprisingly high contrast for a TN monitor  (1270:1), the Iiyama ProLite E2483HS-B1 is a respectable display that's one of the best-value options out there right now.

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More options

Great for Gamers

BenQ XL2411Z

BenQ XL2411Z
The BenQ XL2411Z is a TN gaming monitor with a speedy response time. The "Blur Reduction" function is a nice extra that works very well and colour fidelity is OK too. It's a top-value choice for gamers.

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Touchscreen Option

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AOC I2272PWHUT
The AOC I2272PWHUT is a touchscreen monitor offering good onscreen image quality and a wide range of connections. Its built-in webcam, mic, USB hub and MHL support make it a versatile piece of kit suitable for use with all kinds of devices.

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